There have been many movies about robots or at the very least have robot characters. Some of these characters are endearing while others are downright scary. Some were portrayed as heroes while others were bent on menace and destruction. These robots have entertained and fueled the imaginations of people across different generations. It will not be surprising if some of the world’s best minds in robotics have been inspired by robot movies they have seen in the past. Picking one movie to watch is not an easy task given the hundreds of possible choices. But here are five films that have robots in them that should be worth watching.
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runners are a special group of police operatives that track down rogue replicants. The latter are genetically engineered beings that look like humans. They were created by a corporation and designed to do jobs that are too dangerous for humans to do. The replicants perform their tedious or risky works in colonies outside the planet. This film revolves around a Blade Runner named Rick Deckard who was tasked to track and kill rogue replicants.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
This Japanese animation film about a cyborg tasked to hunt down a hacker. Maj. Motoko Kusanagi follows the trail of The Puppet Master who can change identities of people by simply hacking into the cyborg-human minds.
Star Wars (1977)
The original Star Wars trilogy has a lot going for it. There are many iconic characters that continue to have a huge following to this day. R2-D2 is one of the most memorable and lovable characters of this film. It has accomplished a lot in the films and have often proven to be reliable in several critical situations. R2-D2 may not look like a human, but he certainly acts as one of the most human characters in the films.
WALL-E is an adorable film about a robot that continues to do the thing he was designed. He does things on his own after the rest of the units like him are no longer operational. The film is about his adventures that started soon after meeting another robot named EVE which was sent from another world to do a probe on earth.