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Do you robot? Top movies about robots we love

Chappie will be in theaters nationwide on March 6th.

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.

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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.

Chappie will be in theaters nationwide on March 6th.

Chappie, by director Neill Blomkamp, who also directed District 9, will feature lead roles from Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel. (courtesy photo)

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!

Disney's Wall E is one of the cutest robot films ever made.

Wall * E is possibly the cutest robot to ever roll around the face of this earth plus robots who clean have always been my favorite. (courtesy photo)

I,ROBOT (2004): In 2035 a cop (scared of technology) investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity. The poster reads “One man saw it coming” and of course, that man was Will Smith. Does he not get tired of saving the world over and over again? Not sure, but I’m not tired of seeing him do it. Robots vs. Man? Robots, 0, Man 1. What can I say? They’re just not all as cute as Wall * E.
I,Robot is one of the most liked robot movies in the last two decades.

Will Smith was onto these trouble making robots since day 1 in I,Robot. (courtesy photo)

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”.

Artificial Intelligence

ROBOCOP (1987): In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. Even though this mega popular robot film hit theaters the year most of us were born, who hasn’t heard of or at least watched some scenes of Robocop?? Whether you consider it famous or infamous, the film’s title went on to become a commonly used term in pop culture. When mall security guards just aren’t acting right, it’s not unusual to hear
…”What are you, a robocop?”
Robocop,. a robot film made in 1987, is still popular today.

Robocop is without a doubt one of most popular robot films ever made. Famous or infamous, that’s up to you. (courtesy image)

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.

Terminator might just be the most iconic robot film series in existence.

Hasta la Vista, Baby! Arnold Schwarzenegger brought sexy to robot film land. (courtesy photo)

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”. 😉

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Daysi Calavia-Robertson has a BA in Mass Communications from Florida International University. Her articles have appeared in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The South Florida Times and The Huffington Post. She's also conducted entertainment reporting segments on local television. No matter what the medium, Daysi believes in the power of storytelling.

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