The Artificial Intelligence genre typically explores the relationship between humans and intelligent machines, and the ethical dilemmas that arise when machines begin to exhibit human-like qualities. These movies often depict a world in which artificial intelligence has become ubiquitous, and robots or androids are indistinguishable from human beings.
Here is the list of the Top 30 Artificial Intelligence Movies
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Aliens land in Washington, D.C., and tell the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
After uncovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, a spacecraft is sent to Jupiter to find its origins – a spacecraft manned by two men and the supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Silent Running (1972)
In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth’s botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.
Blade Runner (1982)
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
High school student David Lightman unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation’s nuclear arsenal in response to his simulated threat as the Soviet Union, possibly starting World War III.
The Terminator (1984)
A cyborg assassin is sent back in time to kill Sarah, a waitress, in a bid to stop her son who will wage a long war against his enemy in the future unless the course of history is altered.
Short Circuit (1986)
After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he’s human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.
In a dystopic and crime-infested Detroit, a terminally injured policeman returns to the force as a potent cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Total Recall (1990)
Douglas Quaid tries to find the reason behind his recurring dream about Mars. He soon learns that a false memory has been planted into his brain and the people responsible for this want him dead.
The Matrix (1999)
Thomas Anderson, a computer programmer, is led to fight an underground war against powerful computers who have constructed his entire reality with a system called the Matrix.
Bicentennial Man (1999)
An Android is purchased by the Martin family who performs the house chores for them but when the robot starts to understand emotions, he desires to be a human.
The Iron Giant (1999)
A boy befriends an innocent alien who resembles a gigantic robot. A suspicious government agent, however, desires to obliterate the extraterrestrial being.
AI Artificial Intelligence (2001)
David, a highly advanced robotic boy, longs to become a human child to regain the love of his adoptive mother who abandoned him. Soon, he embarks on a journey to make his dreams come true.
Resident Evil (2002)
A virus turns hundreds of humans and animals at a genetic research facility into flesh-eating zombies. In response, an elite military unit tries to take them down before it is too late.
Minority Report (2002)
Future technology makes it possible for cops to catch criminals before a crime is committed. John Anderton is accused of one such crime and sets out to prove his innocence.
I, Robot (2004)
Del Spooner investigates the murder of Dr. Alfred, who works at US Robotics, with the help of a robot psychologist. He tries to deduce if a robot has violated the laws of robotics and killed him.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
One early morning, Arthur’s friend, who’s actually an alien, informs him of Earth’s impending doom and whisks him away in a spaceship. While Arthur deals with his woes, he also has a great adventure.
A machine responsible for cleaning a waste-covered Earth meets another robot and falls in love with her. Together, they set out on a journey that will alter the fate of mankind.
Director – Andrew Stanton
Rating – 95% Rotten Tomatoes, 8.4/10 IMDb
Astronaut Sam, the sole employee working at a lunar station with his computer, GERTY, is nearing the end of his three-year work contract. Just before he returns home, he meets with a fatal accident.
Tron: Legacy (2010)
Sam misses his father, a virtual world designer, and enters a virtual space that has become much more dangerous than his father intended. Now, both father and son embark upon a life-and-death journey.
Theodore Twombly, an introverted writer, buys an Artificial Intelligence system to help him write. However, when he finds out about the AI’s ability to learn and adapt, he falls in love with it.
The Machine (2013)
British scientists try to create a human-like robot to use it as a weapon. They successfully do so; however, a programming bug causes it to destroy everything in its path.
A terminally ill scientist downloads his mind into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.
Ex Machina (2014)
Caleb Smith, a young programmer, gets a chance to become a part of a strange scientific experiment where he is expected to assess artificial intelligence by interacting with a female robot.
Chappie, a police robot, is stolen by criminals who treat it like their own child. With new programming, it becomes the first robot with the ability to feel and think for itself.
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Set shortly, Ghost In The Shell is the story of Major Mira Killian, the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cybernetically enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.
Grey, a technophobe, suffers paralysis and loses his wife during an attack. But when a billionaire hands him a chip in his body that restores his mobility, he sets out to get vengeance.
The Social Dilemma (2020)
Tech experts from Silicon Valley sound the alarm on the dangerous impact of social networking, which Big Tech use in an attempt to manipulate and influence.
When a powerful superintelligence chooses to study Carol, the most average person on Earth, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. As the AI decides whether to enslave, save or destroy humanity, it’s up to Carol to prove people are worth saving.
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