From cyborgs to replicants, robotics has inspired some great cinema.
1. The Terminator (1984)
Futuristic Cyborg Assassin
Robby the Robot Debuts
3. The Iron Giant (1999)
Giant Metal Friend
4. Wall-E (2008)
Robot in the Wasteland
5. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Alien Robot Named Gort
6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Robot Learns Human Values
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Super Computer Turns Traitor
8. Ex Machina (2015)
AI Girl Shows No Mercy
9. Blade Runner (1982)
Who’s Really the Robot?
10. Big Hero 6 (2014)
11. RoboCop (1987)
12. The Matrix (1999)
AI Exploits Humans
The Forbidden Project (1970)
Computerized Global Destruction
14. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Bounty-Hunting Robots Return
15. Robot and Frank (2012)
Humanoid Robot Caretaker
They’re all back
Thirty-five years after the original Terminator debuted in October 1984, the bots are still alive and ticking inv the latest installment of the Terminator franchise, Terminator: Dark Fate.
James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton all return this fall to the latest chapter of the Terminator story, which Cameron, who will serve as producer and creative consultant, is calling a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
This is also the first time Cameron returns to Terminator since 1999’s T2, and he says the new installment is intended to kick off a trilogy of its own.
This installment also brings the long-awaited return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor—and it’s the first time Hamilton is working with her ex-husband Cameron since the second Terminator movie.
Tim Miller will direct. He directed Deadpool, which broke R-rated box office records in 2016.
Estimated release date: Nov. 1.
Honorable MentionPI (1998) The movie follows a mathematical savant who thinks numbers explain everything. He lives in a crappy, ant-infested apartment with a rickety computer he calls Euclid, which he uses to try to game the stock market. Instead, it spits out a 216-digit number, which Max disregards. Then folks ranging from Hasidic Jews to Wall Street agents descend on him. They all want what he knows; but he doesn’t even know what he knows.
88%“A workout, no question, and not for everyone, but it has intellectual and spiritual fervor.” — Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic