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The Best Robot & Android Movies 

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List Rules Movies must contain a robot or android character.

This list of the best robot movies includes a number of great films featuring robots, androids, gynoids, cyborgs and every other type of robot you can think of. We think we've included some of the best ones, but if you believe we've missed one, please, add it to the list. You can also vote for your favorites and re-rank this list of robot & android movies any way you like. Not surprisingly, many of the robot/android movies listed here are also considered among the best movies of all time. The best robot movies of all time are often also considered some of the greatest sci-fi movies and the best action movies of all time, too.

One excellent example a cyborg in a movie is the 'Terminator' films: Both 1984's 'The Terminator' and 1991's 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' are epic movies that feature cutting-edge technology (and awesome special effects!) As machines have advanced throughout human history, it has of course been inevitable that we would try to recreate ourselves. The necessary level of technology, however, wasn't reached until the 20th century, and it was not until the advent of filmmaking that we could truly see what a fully functional robot should be. One of the first and most famous robots was unquestionably "Maria" from the silent film "Metropolis." Since then, robot and android movies have been plentiful, capturing movie goers' collective imaginations.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton
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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Robot & Android Movies
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton
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Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story ...more

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
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Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons
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Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan
I, Robot is a 2004 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Jeff Vintar and Akiva Goldsman, and is inspired by Isaac Asimov's ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm
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Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
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Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young
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Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop
2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by ...more

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Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, Austin Pendleton
Short Circuit is a 1986 American comic science fiction film directed by John Badham, and written by S. S. Wilson and Brent Maddock. The film's plot centers upon an experimental military robot ...more

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Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez
Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more

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Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman
The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more

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Yul Brynner, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten
Westworld is a 1973 science fiction western-thriller film written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton and produced by Paul Lazarus III about amusement park robots that become evil after a ...more

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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Robot & Android Movies
Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry
Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the 1988 film. A mother (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware ...more

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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Robot & Android Movies
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman
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Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier
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Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson
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Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Barrie Ingham
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Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera
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A.I. Artificial Intellig... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Robot & Android Movies
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Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law
Truly a movie about robots; so sad/and so good i'd wouldn't want to see it again.
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Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton
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