Which of these machine-driven films is your favorite?
Robot movies are usually combined with hard-hitting action placed in huge set pieces but at times, some manage to deliver a tearjerker. With Pacific Rim: Uprising opening in theaters this week, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite movies starring these robotic machines.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day – It won’t be a top robot movie list without Terminator of course. While the first movie was groundbreaking, this sequel easily makes it one of the best action movies ever made. I’m sure you’ll still get thrills while watching this film.
Wall-E – Disney and Pixar can do no wrong (well, except for Cars 2), but this endearing tale of two robots falling in love really melted my heart which is all set against a futuristic backdrop where humans now rely on machines to survive.
The Matrix – This movie became famous thanks to its inventive action scenes and special effects, but it does a paint a reality where humans are used as batteries by futuristic machines so they can survive. It’s a complete mind trip, but it’s something I’d want to experience again and again.
RoboCop – This classic action film (forget the awful remake) may look funny when you see it now, but the entire concept of a police cop inside a machine is already becoming a reality – just check some of Dubai Police’s recent announcements.
Pacific Rim – This big-budget epic didn’t make it big in the box office, but it gained a cult status that made it everyone’s favorite. We still can’t get over that big fight in Hong Kong.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence – Steven Spielberg’s modernized tale of Pinocchio was both heartwarming and heartbreaking, which is still stands as one of his best movies.
The Iron Giant – This animated tale about a robot crashing into Earth may look simple, but the amount of heart that’s in the movie still makes me tear up every time I remember it.
Big Hero 6 – An animated adaptation of the Marvel comic, one of the standout characters isn’t exactly a robot per say since he’s mostly just an inflated balloon, but if you’ve seen the film you know how he’s much more than just a bag of air.
Transformers – Michael Bay’s epic action series may have taken a nosedive since last year’s The Last Knight, but the first Transformers movie back in 2007 still ranks as the best. It delivered giant explosions in a grand spectacle that’ll make you smile from start to finish.
The Bicentennial Man – While the movie won’t win awards, there’s something about this film that still makes me want to see it again and again, maybe one of those is Robin William’s convincing performance as a robot who wants to be considered as a human.
Any movies you think that should be on the list? Give it a shoutout in the comments below!