Sci-fi movies featuring Cyborgs, killer robots and other technology gone haywire.

by jhpstrydom | created - 18 Oct 2011 | updated - 28 Sep 2017 | Public

This is a list of movies featuring mainly Cyborgs or killer robots and other forms of technology gone haywire, these are films I can remember from my childhood up until now, these films are in no particular order.

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1. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

A seemingly indestructible android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 704,810 | Gross: $38.40M

2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 874,110 | Gross: $204.84M

3. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 25-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken, Claire Danes

Votes: 341,338 | Gross: $150.37M

4. Terminator Salvation (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

Director: McG | Stars: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 313,703 | Gross: $125.32M

5. Shadowchaser (1992 Video)

R | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Terrorists with an indestructible robot take over a high-rise hospital in order to kidnap the president's daughter.

Director: John Eyres | Stars: Martin Kove, Meg Foster, Frank Zagarino, Paul Koslo

Votes: 514

6. Project Shadowchaser II (1994)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Terrorists led by an android take over a nuclear plant and threaten to launch a missile at Washington. While the authorities desperately attempt to negotiate, the terrorists persue their ... See full summary »

Director: John Eyres | Stars: Frank Zagarino, Bryan Genesse, Beth Toussaint, Daniel Bonjour

Votes: 304

7. Project Shadowchaser III (1995 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

It has been 25 years since the ore spaceship Siberia was last heard from. Unfortunately, it is now on a collision course with the communications station Comstat 5 which is orbiting Mars. ... See full summary »

Director: John Eyres | Stars: Sam Bottoms, Musetta Vander, Christopher Atkins, Frank Zagarino

Votes: 357

8. Orion's Key (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

After two archaeologists discover an ancient alien artifact in Africa, they must run for their lifes from both the unstoppable guardian and protector that awakens as a result, and their ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Roper | Stars: Frank Zagarino, Todd Jensen, Jennifer MacDonald, Greg Melvill-Smith

Votes: 295

9. Cyborg (1989)

R | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Alex Daniels

Votes: 26,281 | Gross: $10.17M

10. Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the year 2074 the PinWheel corporation creates an 'almost-human' cyborg Casella Reese, aka Cash, designed specifically to charm/seduce her way into a rival manufacturer's headquarters ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Elias Koteas, Angelina Jolie, Jack Palance, Billy Drago

Votes: 4,008

11. Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Prepare yourself for the all too deadly future. Cash, the heroine of Cyborg 2, is living safe in the free zone. But not for long. Biomechanical problems are taking down her systems and a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Zach Galligan, Khrystyne Haje, Richard Lynch, Andrew Bryniarski

Votes: 647

12. American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

After the nuclear war people are sterile and ruled by the artifical intelligences they created in this violent world. The only woman who was able to give life to a child has to take the ... See full summary »

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Joe Lara, Nicole Hansen, John Saint Ryan, Joseph Shiloach

Votes: 1,130 | Gross: $0.45M

13. Nemesis (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Alex, a burned out LA cyborg cop, is forced by commissioner Farnsworth to find his former cyborg partner and lover Jared who's about to deliver sensitive data to cyborg terrorists who wish to wage war against humans. Is he being played?

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Tim Thomerson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Merle Kennedy

Votes: 4,249 | Gross: $2.00M

14. Nemesis 2: Nebula (1995 Video)

R | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

It has been 73 years since Alex failed and the Humans lost the Cyborg Wars. Since then, the Humans have been enslaved. Scientists have developed a new DNA strain, which could signal the end... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Sue Price, Chad Stahelski, Tina Cote, Earl White

Votes: 1,445

15. Nemesis 3: Time Lapse (1996 Video)

R | 85 min | Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Using footage left over from Nemesis 2 and a very thin story line sees Alex again fighting the cyborg mercenaries in 1998 East Africa. This time, Alex finds that she has 20 half sisters who... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Sue Price, Tim Thomerson, Norbert Weisser, Xavier Declie

Votes: 1,147

16. Nemesis 4: Death Angel (1996 Video)

R | 80 min | Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Alex shoots again. She has to kill a man, but shoots the wrong one. A high ransom is set on her, so she is visited by some head hunters. Well, she only could sit and wait and hope for a ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Blanka Copikova, Andrew Divoff, Michal GucĂ­k, Nicholas Guest

Votes: 1,126

17. Cyber Tracker (1994)

R | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Eric is a secret agent currently working as a security guard for Senator Dilly. The senator is the main advocate for a new kind of police officer: the Tracker, a perfect and nearly ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Don Wilson, Richard Norton, Stacie Foster, Joseph Ruskin

Votes: 930

18. Cyber-Tracker 2 (1995 Video)

R | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A Secret Service agent (Wilson) battles an arms dealer who is creating a cyborg army.

Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Don Wilson, Stacie Foster, Tony Burton, Jim Maniaci

Votes: 483

19. Screamers (1995)

R | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

(SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as... See full summary »

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Rubin, Andrew Lauer

Votes: 22,682 | Gross: $5.78M

20. Screamers: The Hunting (2009 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of humans arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which has been supposedly deserted since the destruction of the man-made weapons known as "... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Wilson | Stars: Gina Holden, Jana Pallaske, Lance Henriksen, Greg Bryk

Votes: 4,796

21. A.P.E.X. (1994)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In postapocalyptic war-torn 2073, a scientist from another timeline must help a resistance group stop the army of indestructible A.P.E.X. terminator robots he'd mistakenly created, even if it means risking erasing himself from existence.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Richard Keats, Mitchell Cox, Lisa Ann Russell, Marcus Aurelius

Votes: 954 | Gross: $0.05M

22. Death Machine (1994)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Brad Dourif, Ely Pouget, William Hootkins, John Sharian

Votes: 3,224 | Gross: $1.42M

23. Chopping Mall (1986)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high-tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson

Votes: 8,436

24. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

Votes: 208,776 | Gross: $53.42M

25. RoboCop 2 (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Weller, John Glover, Mario Machado, Leeza Gibbons

Votes: 73,324 | Gross: $45.68M

26. RoboCop 3 (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

Robocop saves the day once more. This time the half man/half robot takes on ruthless developers who want to evict some people on "their" land.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Mario Machado, Remy Ryan

Votes: 40,853 | Gross: $10.70M

27. Eyeborgs (2009)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

A federal agent investigates when inconsistencies turn up in the photographic evidence of several murders recorded by mobile robotic cameras.

Director: Richard Clabaugh | Stars: Adrian Paul, Dale Girard, Mikey Wiseman, John S. Rushton

Votes: 2,066

28. Universal Soldier (1992)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 75,862 | Gross: $36.30M

29. Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

R | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi

24 Metascore

The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control

Director: Mic Rodgers | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Heidi Schanz, Michael Jai White

Votes: 26,117 | Gross: $10.43M

30. Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)

R | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

70 Metascore

With stolen top-secret technology, terrorists have created a next-generation Universal Soldier - an elite fighter genetically altered into a programmable killing machine. With this "UniSol"... See full summary »

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Andrei Arlovski, Mike Pyle

Votes: 23,445

31. Hologram Man (1995 Video)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Five years after the mad terrorist Norman Galagher was sentenced to holographic stasis, he is given a parole hearing. But an equipment failure engineered by his cronies transforms the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Joe Lara, Evan Lurie, Michael Nouri, John Amos

Votes: 448

32. Deadly Friend (1986)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett, Anne Twomey

Votes: 5,895 | Gross: $8.99M

33. Android Apocalypse (2006 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

In an age when Machines dominate the world, the fate of man rests in the hands of an outlaw and an android.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Wendy Anderson, Scott Bairstow, Ian Black, Brian Dueck

Votes: 1,450

34. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 604,956 | Gross: $27.00M

35. Automatic (1995)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Robgen industries newest security system is "The J Series Automatic", an android model designed and programmed to protect humans from violent attacks. But one night, an Automatic named J269... See full summary »

Director: John Murlowski | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Daphne Ashbrook, John Glover, Jeff Kober

Votes: 670

36. The Tower (1985 TV Movie)

102 min | Sci-Fi

An office building's security system goes after the employees to supply it's energy.

Director: Jim Makichuk | Stars: George West, Ray Paisley, Jackie Wray, Kenner Ames

Votes: 38

37. Surrogates (2009)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

45 Metascore

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Ving Rhames, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 161,210 | Gross: $38.58M

38. I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 449,403 | Gross: $144.80M

39. Short Circuit (1986)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 50,105 | Gross: $40.70M

40. Short Circuit 2 (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Tim Blaney, Cynthia Gibb

Votes: 21,179 | Gross: $21.63M

41. Virtuosity (1995)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

39 Metascore

When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, Stephen Spinella

Votes: 25,781 | Gross: $24.05M

42. The Lawnmower Man (1992)

R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Mark Bringelson

Votes: 31,039 | Gross: $32.10M

43. Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

29 Metascore

Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and ... See full summary »

Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer, Austin O'Brien, Ely Pouget

Votes: 8,564 | Gross: $2.41M

44. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.

Director: Robert Longo | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer, Ice-T

Votes: 61,021 | Gross: $19.08M

45. Hardware (1990)

R | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Carl McCoy

Votes: 11,200 | Gross: $5.73M

46. Class of 1999 (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some ... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach

Votes: 5,679 | Gross: $2.46M

47. Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (1994)

R | 87 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

It's 1999 - the future - in a violent metropolis where gangs rule the hallways and 'education' and 'schooling' are merely memories. Young, sweetJenna McKensie is a high school teacher who ... See full summary »

Director: Spiro Razatos | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Caitlin Dulany, Nick Cassavetes, Gregory West

Votes: 1,155



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