In honor of director Neill Blomkamp’s (of District 9 fame) upcoming robot film, Chappie, due in theaters Friday March 6th, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite robot movies ever! Is your favorite robot movie on this from present to past list?
CHAPPiE (2015): Though the Chappie film is not yet in theaters, judging by what we’ve seen on the trailer we’re sure Chappie, a fun loving charismatic robot with gangsta rapper bits in him, will surely steal your heart.
The premise? : In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he quickly turns into the very first robot with the ability to think and feel on his own, a-lo-human style.
WALL*E (2008): In a distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Simple story, simply lovable robot? I mean seriously is there a soul out there who doesn’t love WALL * E? No, no there isn’t!
A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (2001): A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become “real” so that he can regain the love of his human mother. Humans seem to be obsessed with robots being able to experience human emotion. This robot film pushed those limits and made our little human hearts churn with sappy feelings for 11-year-old “David”.
THE TERMINATOR (1984): A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. “I’ll be back” and again and again! This was the film that started it all. The “Hasta la Vista, Baby”, leather jacket wearing, dark sunglasses touting trend, which spread like wildfire throughout America. From Terminator to Governator, this was the robot movie that made Arnold Schwarzenegger the droid, eh…man he is today.
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977): Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cockily pilot, a wookiee and two droppings to save the universe from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia the evil Darth Vader. The first Star Wars flick as well as the rest that followed definitely had many elements but among the most beloved were its leading robots. R2D2 anyone?
Please let us know if you think we missed a great one that we “did not compute”. 😉