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The Best Artificial Intelligence Movies

Updated January 7, 2021 4.9k votes 929 voters 66.7k views47 items

A list of the best AI movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about artificial intelligence are at the top of the list. If there are any great AI films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself. 

The films on this list are the most famous artificial intelligence movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of AI.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best AI movies?" and "What is the greatest artificial intelligence movie of all time?" and contains items 2001: A Space Odyssey, I, Robot, and more.
 
Various bits of information are included with these popular artificial intelligence movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. So whether you're watching these movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these are some good AI movies to enjoy.

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  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence1
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    Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

    Yutaka Nakano, Akio Ohtsuka

    Released2004

    Directed byMamoru Oshii

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  • The Matrix2
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    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by...  more
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  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey3
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    Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin

    Released1991

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

    Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is a 1991 American science fiction and fantasy comedy film, and the...  more
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  • SpaceCamp4
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    SpaceCamp

    Joaquin Phoenix, Kelly Preston

    Released1986

    Directed byHarry Winer

    SpaceCamp is a 1986 American space adventure film based on a book by Patrick Bailey and Larry...  more
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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey5
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1968

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley...  more
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  • Ex Machina6
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    Ex Machina

    Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander

    Released2015

    Directed byAlex Garland

    Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex...  more
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  • The Terminator7
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    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

    The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James...  more
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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day8
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written,...  more
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  • WALL-E9
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    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar...  more
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  • Her10
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    Her

    Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde

    Released2013

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and...  more
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  • I, Robot11
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    I, Robot

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2004

    Directed byAlex Proyas

    I, Robot is a 2004 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas. The...  more
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  • Child's Play12
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    Child's Play

    Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza

    Released2019

    Directed byLars Klevberg

    Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the...  more
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  • Flight of the Navigator13
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    Flight of the Navigator

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens

    Released1986

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and...  more
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  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence14
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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams

    Released2001

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction film...  more
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  • D.A.R.Y.L.15
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    D.A.R.Y.L.

    Michael McKean, Colleen Camp

    Released1985

    Directed bySimon Wincer

    D.A.R.Y.L. is a 1985 American science fiction film which was written by David Ambrose, Allan...  more
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  • Tron16
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    Tron

    Jeff Bridges, David Warner

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Lisberger

    Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based...  more
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  • Short Circuit17
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    Short Circuit

    Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Badham

    Short Circuit is a 1986 American comic science fiction film directed by John Badham, and...  more
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  • Ghost in the Shell18
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    Ghost in the Shell

    Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka

    Released1995

    Directed byMamoru Oshii

    Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime science fiction film based on manga of the same title by...  more
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  • WarGames19
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    WarGames

    Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Badham

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  • Colossus: The Forbin Project20
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    Colossus: The Forbin Project

    Marion Ross, Eric Braeden

    Released1970

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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  • Alien21
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    Alien

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt

    Released1979

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The crew of the...  more
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  • Aliens22
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    Aliens

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton

    Released1986

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James...  more
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  • Jexi23
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    Jexi

    Adam DeVine, Alexandra Shipp

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Lucas, Scott Moore

    Jexi (a.k.a. Lexi) is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Phil...  more
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  • Eva24
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    Eva

    Daniel Brühl, Alberto Ammann

    Released2011

    Directed byKike Maíllo

    Eva is a 2011 Spanish science fiction film directed by Kike Maíllo. It was released on 7...  more
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  • Westworld25
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    Westworld

    Yul Brynner, James Brolin

    Released1973

    Directed byMichael Crichton

    Westworld is a 1973 science fiction western-thriller film written and directed by novelist...  more
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