The best android and cyborg movies ever made: humanoid robots on film.
This list is for the best androids in movies, human looking robots. Sometimes the androids are integral part of the movies, but often it's meant to save on the cost of special effect. In some cases, a real robot would be more appropriate. The main reason the new BSG failed was it's silly attempt to use hot female actors as “cyborgs” instead of spending a dime of making cool robots. We're focusing here on the real deal: actual android movies that really hum.(We have big robots and non-human robots on a separate list – see below). First, here are the 20 best Android movies ever made:
1 – Blade Runner (1982) replicants and androids in the best sci-fi movie ever filmed.
2 – Terminator (1984) An android is sent back in time to kill an enemy commander's mother before he is born.
3 – Star Trek: First Contact (2002) with Data and the Borg, First Contact is a natural (and good) android movie.
4 – Alien (1979) In Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece, Ash is a great android crew member.
5 – I, Robot (2004) based on the Isaac Asimov novel.
6 – Terminator 2: T2 Judgment Day (1991) One android is sent back in time to kill another android and the boy he is protecting.
7 – Doomsday Book (2012) South Korean movie about a robot that reaches enlightenment and is then hunted down by its creators.
8 – Impostor (2001) androids are used as bombs to attack Earth in the future.
9 – Screamers (1995) tiny machine creatures attack and take over human bodies.
10 – Aliens (1986) Bishop makes another great android for the deep space crew.
11 – Nemesis (1992) is the main characters a man or a machine?
12 – Battlestar Galactica (1978) makes it one both our lists: the android overlords here, and the shiniest Cylon warriors on the robot list.
13 – Battestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome (2012) Although the new BSG series really fails, this one spinoff movie was saved by Luke Pasqualino and a few cool cyborgs.
14 – Ghost in the Shell (1995) Japanese anime about a female android cop.
15 – Eva (2011) Spanish sc-fi movie in the year 2041 when men live with machines/androids.
16 – Westword (1973) robotics in a theme park go haywire and start killing guests.
17 – Futureworld (1976) sequel to Westworld
18 – A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) a young child android has feelings.
19 – Universal Soldier (1999)
20 – Android Apocalypse (2006)
Worst android movies: Cyborg (1989) and Bicentennial Man (1999) yawner movie with Robin Williams.
Star Wars had a stack of robots. Few were really android or big, but they did have good character appeal.
For giant robots (non-humanoid), check out the Big Robots list.
Now keep your eyes peeled for any shifty androids posing as humans.