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11 Best AI Movies of all time To Watch


Shreesh Dubey

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Are you a movie buff? Looking for some amazing movies about artificial intelligence, then you are at the right place. In this article, we have made an amazing list of great AI movies for you.

From robots having an existential crisis to the smartest machines playing with the minds, the silver screen has provided us with some interestingly cool AI adventures. Check out the list of the AI movies in this article.

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These amazing AI movies cover a wide range of genres, themes, and styles, but they all have a common interest to share, that is, the future of AI and its impression on humanity. So now let’s delve into these WOW movies:

11. Her(2013) 

  • Directed by: Spike Jonze 
  • Written by: Spike Jonze
  • IMDb: 8.0
  • Budget: $23 million 
  • Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson

The American sci-fi romantic drama film directed by Spike Jonze gives an in-depth poignant exploration of the intersection between the technology and emotions of humans. In this film, shortly, a man develops an unlikely relationship with Samantha, an AI virtual assistant personified by a female voice, to meet his every kind of need.

10. Eva (I) (2011)

  • Directed by: Kike Maillo
  • Written by: Sergi Belbel, Marti Roca, Aintza Serra, Cristina Clemente
  • IMDb: 6.6
  • Budget: $7.9 million 
  • Stars: Daniel Bruhl, Marta Etura, Alberto Ammann

Eva, released in 2011, the film is set in 2043 a time when humans are living with machines. Alex Garel, a well-known robot programmer returns to his hometown after 10 years to work in his old university when his old friend Julia brings him a project to finish the SI-9.

SI-9 is a robot built to resemble a child, a project that Alex left prematurely after working on it with Lana. You should watch this movie to learn more about the drama.

9. Transcendence (I) (2014)

  • Directed by: Wally Pfister 
  • Written by: Jack Paglen
  • IMDb: 6.2
  • Budget: $100- 150 million 
  • Stars: Johnny Deep, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman

Transcendence is one of the best movies that depicts the war between those who favor AI and those who are against it.

Dr. Will Caster who is the main protagonist of the story was a brilliant researcher who wanted to develop a machine that has all the human emotions but on the other side some people are against this development  

8. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Written by: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, Phillip K.Dick
  • IMDb: 8.0
  • Budget: $150- 185 million
  • Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas 

Blade Runner, the ground-breaking sci-fi is one of the most loved AI movies. Set in a dystopian future, Rick Deckard is a blade runner assigned with the task of hunting down and retiring rogue androids known as replicants.

The exploration of profound philosophy about the nature of consciousness and humanity makes ‘Blade Runner one of the most popular movies to watch. Blade Runner is a must-watch thriller not just because of its gripping narrative and amazing visuals but also its major impact on the presentation of AI in cinema.

7. Chappie (2015)

  • Directed by: Neill BlomKamp 
  • Written by: Neill BlomKamp, Terri Tatchell
  • IMDb: 6.8
  • Budget: $49 million 
  • Stars: Charlton Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman

The Chappie movie depicts a mixed story where a robot that was made for good purposes was stolen and tried to be used for evil purposes. This movie depicts the war between good and evil.

Also, this movie shows how the robots get reborn after fixing a new chip in it by its creator. This movie is a clear depiction of how technology has evolved over time.

6. Automata (I) (2014)

  • Directed by: Gabe Ibanez 
  • Written by: Gabe Ibanez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sanchez Donate 
  • IMDb: 6.0
  • Budget: $15 million 
  • Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgette Hjort, Dylan McDermott

Another sci-fi drama set in the dystopian future is Automata. To recreate the world, a robotics company creates safe Humanoid robots they call Pilgrim. These robots have two conditions that they can’t change- firstly they can’t transform themselves and secondly, they can’t harm human beings.

The story becomes interesting when a robot starts transforming itself. Watch this thriller to know more about what happens next. This movie portrays the beginning edge of the robot race.

5. I, Robot (2004)

  • Directed by: Alex Proyas 
  • Written by: Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman, Issac Asimov 
  • IMDb: 7.1
  • Budget: $120 million 
  • Stars: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood 

The futuristic thriller, I, Robot, dives directly into the complexities of artificial intelligence. This movie shows a world where robots have become an important part of daily life. The film follows Detective Del Spooner, as he investigates a crime, challenging the 3 fundamental laws that govern robotic behavior.

This movie is a rollercoaster ride that delves into the potential pitfalls and difficult moral situations where machines and humans are living in the same place.

4. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Directed by: Steven Spielberg 

  • Written by: Brian Aldiss, Ian Watson, Steven Spielberg 
  • IMDb: 7.2
  • Budget: $120 million 
  • Stars: Haley Joel, Jude Law, Frances O’Connor

This movie portrays the story of David, a child-like android who is loveable. A modern stance on Pinocchio, David’s journey to become a real boy is a heart-touching and emotional finding of what makes us human.

Themes like love, loss, and the search for identity have been shown well in this movie as David struggles to find his place in a world that rejects him. This is a masterpiece showing the emotional side of AI.

3. Bicentennial Man (1999)

  • Directed by: Chris Columbus 
  • Written by: Issac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Nicholas Kazan 
  • IMDb: 6.9
  • Budget: $90-100 million 
  • Stars: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill

Set in the near future, the movie depicts the story of a humanoid robot Andrew Martin (Robin Williams) was brought by the Martin family as a household servant. As Andrew starts showing different qualities that set him apart from other robots, he takes off on a trip to discover himself in pursuit of his own identity and humanity. 

In the end, Andrew’s quest for rights and acceptance challenged societal norms and led to redefining what it meant to be a human. 

2. Ex Machina (2014)

  • Directed by: Alex Garland 
  • Written by: Alex Garland 
  • IMDb: 7.7 
  • Budget: $15 million 
  • Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Issac

Ex Machina, the gripping psychological thriller deployes the story of a young programmer, Caleb. Caleb was invited by a reclusive billionaire CEO to look upon the Turing test for an advanced humanoid robot, Ava.

The film shows a variety of themes like consciousness, free will, and the ethics of creating intelligent machines as Caleb becomes close to Ava and begins questioning her true nature.

The movie portrays the responsibility that comes with developing AI and raises questions about the inherent dangers of creating machines that can easily surpass human intelligence.

1. Morgan (2016)

  • Directed by: Luke Scott 
  • Written by: Seth W.Owen 
  • IMDb: 5.8  
  • Budget: $8 million 
  • Stars: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie

Morgan is a science fiction psychological horror thriller that portrays the story of a bioengineered child who shockingly began to walk and talk after one month of existence, exceeding the unexpected expectations of her creators. Upon observing this behavior the creators of Morgan took it to the top facility to keep Morgan alive. 

When Morgan attacked one of her caretakers, a corporate troubleshooter visited the remote, top-secret facility. Watch this thriller to know more about what happens next with Morgan.

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5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Artificial intelligence (AI), Skynet is at war with human resistance. T-100, an advanced terminator sent by Skynet in the past to locate resistance leader Connor in his childhood to shoot him down.

In protection, the resistance sends T-800, a less advanced terminator. Watch this thriller to see the face-off.

4. The Matrix (1999)

The action sci-fi portrays the story of Neo who finds himself discovering a whole new world outside his ordinary computer geek life.

From superfast hacking to exposing life-altering truths, he comes to know that everything he assumed was real is run by a supreme sentient who doesn’t consider humans as a soul.

3. Minority Report (2002)

Written by Phillip K.Dick, Minority Report is an action-detective thriller set in 2054, Washington D.C, where police use advanced psychic technology to take down criminals before they commit a crime.

The head of this precise force is played by Tom Cruise who himself is accused of committing a murder of a person.

2. M3GAN

One of the best sci-fi horrors, topline by actors like Allison Williams, and Ronny Chieng. In this movie, Gemma becomes the guardian of her 8-year-old niece Cady, who was recently orphaned. Gemma doesn’t know how to be a good parent.

She then gives her a humanoid doll called M3GAN which looks like a real girl. At a later stage, M3GAN turns out to be dangerous. Watch this thriller to learn about the mysterious acts of M3GAN.

1. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

In the future, human organs can be enhanced by using cybernetics, and advanced technology. A young woman is used as a prototype of an experiment merging a mechanical body and a human mind.

The woman becomes a major and is a part of an anti-terrorism squad. She sets up to fight against Kuze, who has trapped the minds of the android. 

What are the best AI movies according to Reddit?

Some of the most amazing movies related to the world of artificial intelligence on reddit are A Space Odyssey, Ex Machina, The Matrix, etc.

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AI’s effect on the cinema Industry

Artificial intelligence is playing a major role and transforming every industry out there. The world is moving towards a more digitalized world, and AI’s impact on filmmaking and consumption is poised to grow. 

According to Grand View Research, the Entertainment Industry and artificial intelligence media are expected to grow at a CAGR of over 26.9% from 2022 to 2030.  

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