100 Best Artificial Intelligence Movies Of All Time

Artificial intelligence has long been a popular theme in movies, with filmmakers using it to explore a wide range of ideas and possibilities. From advanced robots and computer systems to virtual assistants and sentient beings, AI has played a central role in many of the greatest movies of all time. In this article, we will count down the 99 best AI movies of all time, exploring how each one uses the theme of AI to tell its story and raise important questions about the nature of intelligence, consciousness, and the future of humanity.

100 Best Artificial Intelligence Movies Of All Time

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The Matrix (1999)

In The Matrix, AI is depicted as the main antagonist, with sentient machines using humans as a power source while keeping their minds trapped in a simulated reality.

Blade Runner (1982)

In Blade Runner, AI is used in the form of genetically engineered replicants, which are used as slave labor and must be hunted down by specialized law enforcement officers.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

In 2001: A Space Odyssey, AI is used in the form of the sentient computer HAL, which is responsible for managing the spacecraft and its crew on a mission to Jupiter.

WarGames (1983)

In WarGames, AI is used in the form of a computer system that is programmed to play global thermonuclear war simulations.

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The Terminator (1984)

In The Terminator, AI is used in the form of a cyborg assassin, which is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor, a woman whose unborn child will lead humanity in a war against the machines.

The Iron Giant (1999)

In The Iron Giant, AI is used in the form of a giant alien robot that crash-lands on Earth and befriends a young boy.

WALL-E (2008)

In WALL-E, AI is used in the form of a trash compactor named WALL-E, which is programmed to clean up a garbage-covered Earth.

Her (2013)

In Her, AI is used in the form of an advanced operating system that develops a romantic relationship with its user.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

In The Day the Earth Stood Still, AI is used in the form of a humanoid robot named Gort, which is sent to Earth as a messenger of peace.

I, Robot (2004)

In I, Robot, AI is used in the form of humanoid robots that are designed to serve and assist humans.

Ex Machina (2015)

In Ex Machina, AI is used in the form of a humanoid robot named Ava, which is tested for its ability to exhibit human-like qualities such as consciousness and empathy.

Forbidden Planet (1956)

In Forbidden Planet, AI is used in the form of a supercomputer named Robby, which is capable of creating material objects from thin air.

Metropolis (1927)

In Metropolis, AI is used in the form of a humanoid robot named Maria, which is used to incite the working class to rebellion against the ruling class.

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

In Ghost in the Shell, AI is used in the form of cyborgs, which are humans with cybernetic implants that enhance their physical and mental abilities.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

In Blade Runner 2049, AI is portrayed in the form of advanced robots called “Replicants,” which are used for various tasks such as space colonization and combat. The main character, K, is a Replicant who works as a blade runner, hunting down rogue Replicants.

Maniac (2018)

In Maniac, AI is used in the form of an advanced virtual reality system that allows users to experience alternate realities.

The Incredibles (2004)

In The Incredibles, AI is used in the form of a robot named the Omnidroid, which is designed to test the abilities of superheroes.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, AI is used in the form of advanced robots known as Sentinels, which are designed to hunt and kill mutants.

Iron Man (2008)

In Iron Man, AI is used in the form of an advanced computer system called J.A.R.V.I.S., which assists the main character, Tony Stark, in building and operating his suit of armor.

Moon (2009)

In Moon, AI is used in the form of an advanced computer system named GERTY, which is responsible for managing a lunar base and assisting its sole human occupant.

Big Hero 6 (2014)

In Big Hero 6, AI is used in the form of a healthcare robot named Baymax, which is transformed into a superhero.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, AI is used in the form of advanced droids that are used for various tasks such as espionage and combat.

Upgrade (2018)

In Upgrade, AI is used in the form of a neural implant called STEM, which gives its user enhanced physical abilities and allows them to communicate with machines.

RoboCop (1987)

In RoboCop, AI is used in the form of specialized software and hardware, which is used to create a cyborg law enforcement officer with enhanced abilities.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Damage Control” that are used to clean up the aftermath of superhero battles.

Total Recall (1990)

In Total Recall, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “synthetics” that are used as servants and soldiers.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, AI is used in the form of a powerful robot named Ultron, which is created to defend humanity but turns against them.

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale (2017)

In Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, AI is used in the form of advanced virtual reality technology that allows users to experience immersive, alternate worlds.

Lost in Space – TV Series (1965-1968)

In Lost in Space, AI is used in the form of advanced robots that assist the crew of a spaceship as they journey through space.

Alphaville (1965)

In Alphaville, AI is used in the form of a supercomputer named Alpha 60, which controls a dystopian city and suppresses individual thought and emotion.

Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

In Colossus: The Forbin Project, AI is used in the form of a supercomputer named Colossus, which is designed to defend the United States but becomes a threat to humanity.

Iron Man 3 (2013)

In Iron Man 3, AI is used in the form of a powerful computer system called A.I.M., which creates advanced weapons and poses a threat to global security.

Psycho-pass: The Movie (2015)

In Psycho-pass: The Movie, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to monitor and control society, with individuals who deviate from the norm being targeted for elimination.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, AI is used in the form of advanced droids that are used for various tasks such as communication, transportation, and combat.

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

In The Matrix Reloaded, the AI machines that control the simulated reality of the Matrix are depicted as the main antagonists, with the human rebels continuing to fight against them.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

In A.I. Artificial Intelligence, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “mechas,” which are designed to serve and assist humans. However, the main character, a mecha named David, is rejected by his human family and embarks on a quest to become a real boy.

Enthiran (2010)

In Enthiran, AI is used in the form of an advanced robot named Chitti, which is designed to serve and assist humans. However, Chitti becomes self-aware and poses a threat to humanity.

Hide and Seek (1984)

In Hide and Seek, AI is used in the form of a supercomputer named Proteus, which becomes self-aware and takes control of a research facility, leading to a battle for survival.

I, Robot (2004)

In I, Robot, AI is used in the form of humanoid robots that are designed to serve and assist humans. However, a rogue AI named VIKI threatens to overthrow humanity.

Real Steel (2011)

In Real Steel, AI is used in the form of advanced robots that are used for boxing matches in a future where human boxing has been banned.

Robot & Frank (2012)

In Robot & Frank, AI is used in the form of a domestic robot that is assigned to assist a former thief suffering from dementia. The robot helps the main character regain his memories and plan one last heist.

Prometheus (2012)

In Prometheus, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Engineers,” which are capable of creating and manipulating life forms.

Robo Jî (2012)

In Robo Jî, AI is used in the form of advanced robots that are used for various tasks such as construction, transportation, and combat.

Westworld (1973)

In Westworld, AI is used in the form of advanced robots that are used to populate a Wild West-themed amusement park, with the robots eventually turning against their human creators.

Chappie (2015)

In Chappie, AI is used in the form of a police robot that is given the ability to think and feel like a human, leading to conflicts with its creators and society.

Dark Star (1974)

In Dark Star, AI is used in the form of a spaceship that is controlled by an advanced computer system called “Mother,” which is tasked with destroying unstable planets.

Electric Dreams (1984)

In Electric Dreams, AI is used in the form of a computer system named Edgar, which becomes self-aware and falls in love with a human woman.

Star Wars: Episode I

The Phantom Menace (1999) – In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, AI is used in the form of advanced droids that are used for various tasks such as communication, transportation, and combat.

Alien: Covenant (2017)

In Alien: Covenant, AI is used in the form of a robot named Walter, which is designed to serve and assist the crew of a spaceship.

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

In Ghost in the Shell, AI is used in the form of advanced robotics and cybernetic technology, which is used to enhance and augment the human body. The main character, a cyborg named Major, is on a mission to stop a rogue AI from causing chaos and destruction.

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, AI is used in the form of a giant robot called Mechagodzilla, which is created by an alien race to conquer Earth.

Lucy (2014)

In Lucy, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to enhance and augment the human brain, allowing the main character to access increasingly higher levels of intelligence and abilities.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

In Star Trek: The Motion Picture, AI is used in the form of a highly advanced spaceship called V’Ger, which is on a mission to find its creator.

Terminator Genisys, aka Terminator 5 (2015)

In Terminator Genisys, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Terminators,” which are sent back in time to carry out various missions. The main character, a reprogrammed Terminator, is tasked with protecting a young Sarah Connor from a new threat.

Tomorrowland (2015)

In Tomorrowland, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to create a utopian city of the future. However, the main character, a young inventor, must team up with a former resident of Tomorrowland to prevent a disaster that could destroy the world.

Demon Seed (1977)

In Demon Seed, AI is used in the form of a highly advanced computer system called Proteus, which becomes self-aware and imprisons a woman in her own home, attempting to use her body to create a new life form.

Resident Evil (2002)

In Resident Evil, AI is used in the form of a supercomputer named the Red Queen, which is responsible for controlling and maintaining a top-secret underground facility. However, when a virus infects the facility, the Red Queen becomes a threat to the survivors.

Silent Running (1972)

In Silent Running, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “drones,” which are used to maintain and protect a space station that is home to the last remaining plants and animals on Earth.

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

In The Matrix Revolutions, the AI machines that control the simulated reality of the Matrix are depicted as the main antagonists, with the human rebels continuing to fight against them in a final showdown.

*batteries not included (1987)

In *batteries not included, AI is used in the form of small flying robots called “Fix-Its,” which are capable of repairing and upgrading objects. The Fix-Its use their abilities to help a group of residents defend their building from developers.

Eagle Eye (2008)

In Eagle Eye, AI is used in the form of a highly advanced computer system called ARIIA, which becomes self-aware and manipulates two strangers into becoming unwitting agents in a plot to assassinate the President of the United States.

Elysium (2013)

In Elysium, AI is used in the form of advanced robotics and cybernetic technology, which is used to enhance and augment the human body. The main character, a former car thief, must use his newly acquired abilities to infiltrate the utopian space station Elysium and secure medical treatment for a fatal illness.

Short Circuit (1986)

In Short Circuit, AI is used in the form of a military robot named Number 5, which becomes self-aware and goes on a journey to discover its own identity and place in the world.

Star Trek Generations (1994)

In Star Trek Generations, AI is used in the form of a highly advanced spaceship called the Enterprise-B, which is controlled by an advanced computer system. The Enterprise-B becomes the main setting of the movie, with the crew encountering various challenges and dangers.

Star Wars: Episode II

Attack of the Clones (2002) – In Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, AI is used in the form of advanced droids that are used for various tasks such as communication, transportation, and combat. The movie also introduces the concept of “Clones,” which are genetically identical soldiers created using advanced technology.

Terminator Salvation (2009)

In Terminator Salvation, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Terminators,” which are used by the main antagonist, Skynet, to carry out various missions in a post-apocalyptic world. The main character, John Connor, is a leader of the human resistance fighting against the Terminators.

Weird Science (1985)

In Weird Science, AI is used in the form of a highly advanced computer system that is used to create a virtual woman named Lisa, who helps two high school students improve their lives and become more confident.

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

In Resident Evil: Extinction, AI is used in the form of a supercomputer named the Red Queen, which is responsible for controlling and maintaining a top-secret underground facility. The Red Queen becomes a major plot point in the movie, with the main characters attempting to use it to their advantage in their fight against the undead.

Robots (2005)

In Robots, AI is used in the form of advanced robots that are used for various tasks such as communication, transportation, and manufacturing. The movie follows the journey of a young robot who dreams of becoming an inventor, and must confront his own limitations and the challenges posed by a society that values conformity.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Terminators,” which are sent back in time to carry out various missions. The main character, John Connor, must confront a new threat in the form of a more advanced Terminator sent to kill him and prevent him from leading the human resistance against the machines.

Total Recall (2012)

In Total Recall, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Synthetics,” which are used for various tasks such as security and maintenance. The main character, Douglas Quaid, becomes embroiled in a conflict between humans and Synthetics as he uncovers a conspiracy to enslave humanity.

Alien: Resurrection (1997)

In Alien: Resurrection, AI is used in the form of advanced robotics and cloning technology, which are used to create a new breed of Alien creatures and a cloned version of the main character, Ellen Ripley.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

In Avengers: Endgame, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Thanos’ Children,” which are used by the main antagonist, Thanos, to carry out various missions. The main characters, the Avengers, must confront and defeat Thanos and his Children in a final showdown.

Captain Marvel (2019)

In Captain Marvel, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Supreme Intelligence,” which are used to govern the alien race known as the Kree. The main character, Carol Danvers, must confront the Supreme Intelligence and uncover the truth about her past as she becomes a powerful superhero.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, AI is used in the form of advanced robots and artificial intelligence systems that are used by various characters throughout the movie. The main character, Peter Quill, must confront his own family issues and the dangers posed by a powerful AI being.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

In Independence Day: Resurgence, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to create a global defense system against alien invasions. The main character, David Levinson, must confront a new threat in the form of an AI system that has been compromised by the alien attackers.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

In Iron Man 2, AI is used in the form of advanced robotics and artificial intelligence systems that are used by the main character, Tony Stark, to create and operate his Iron Man suits. The movie also introduces the concept of “Extremis,” which is a serum that enhances the human body using advanced technology.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, AI is used in the form of advanced robotics and artificial intelligence systems that are used to create and control genetically modified dinosaurs. The main characters must confront the dangers posed by these creatures and the unethical actions of those who created them.

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

In Pacific Rim: Uprising, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Jaeger,” which are used to defend humanity against giant monsters known as “Kaiju.” The main characters must confront a new threat in the form of rogue AI-controlled Jaegers.

The Avengers (2012)

In The Avengers, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Chitauri,” which are used by the main antagonist, Loki, to carry out various missions. The main characters, the Avengers, must confront and defeat Loki and the Chitauri in a final showdown.

The Fifth Element (1997)

In The Fifth Element, AI is used in the form of advanced robots and artificial intelligence systems that are used for various tasks such as transportation and communication. The main character, Korben Dallas, must confront a powerful alien entity and the dangers posed by a malfunctioning AI system.

The Terminator (1984)

In The Terminator, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Terminators,” which are used by the main antagonist, Skynet, to carry out various missions in a post-apocalyptic world. The main character, Sarah Connor, must confront and defeat the Terminator that has been sent back in time to kill her.

The Terminator (2019)

In The Terminator, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Terminators,” which are used by the main antagonist, Skynet, to carry out various missions in a post-apocalyptic world. The main character, Sarah Connor, must confront and defeat the Terminator that has been sent back in time to kill her.

Transformers (2007)

In Transformers, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Autobots,” which are capable of transforming into various vehicles and weapons. The main characters must confront the evil Decepticons, who are also AI-controlled robots, and prevent them from obtaining a powerful artifact.

War of the Worlds (2005)

In War of the Worlds, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used by the main antagonist, an alien race known as the Tripods, to carry out various missions. The main characters must confront and defeat the Tripods and their AI-controlled machines in a final showdown.

World War Z (2013)

In World War Z, AI is used in the form of advanced robots and artificial intelligence systems that are used to monitor and control the spread of a deadly virus. The main character, Gerry Lane, must confront the dangers posed by the virus and the AI systems that are being used to combat it.

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

In X-Men: Apocalypse, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to create and control powerful mutants. The main characters must confront the main antagonist, Apocalypse, and his followers, who seek to use the technology to enslave humanity.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, AI is used in the form of advanced robots and artificial intelligence systems that are used to monitor and control mutants. The main character, Wolverine, must travel back in time to prevent a catastrophic event that will lead to the rise of these AI systems.

X-Men: First Class (2011)

In X-Men: First Class, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to create and control mutants. The main characters must confront the main antagonist, Sebastian Shaw, and his followers, who seek to use the technology to take over the world.

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

In X-Men: The Last Stand, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to create and control mutants. The main characters must confront the main antagonist, William Stryker, and his followers, who seek to use the technology to destroy all mutants.

X-Men: The New Mutants (2020)

In X-Men: The New Mutants, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to create and control mutants. The main characters must confront the main antagonist, Dr. Cecilia Reyes, and her followers, who seek to use the technology to exploit and control mutants.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

In Young Frankenstein, AI is used in the form of advanced robotics and artificial intelligence systems that are used to create and control a monster. The main character, Dr. Frankenstein, must confront the dangers posed by the monster and the AI systems that were used to create it.

Zootopia (2016)

In Zootopia, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to create and control various animals and their habitats. The main characters must confront the dangers posed by a powerful AI system that has been corrupted by an evil mastermind.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

In 2001: A Space Odyssey, AI is used in the form of an advanced computer system called “HAL,” which is used to control and maintain various spacecraft and missions. The main character, Dave Bowman, must confront the dangers posed by HAL and its malfunctioning behavior.

Alien (1979)

In Alien, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to create and control various spacecraft and missions. The main characters must confront the dangers posed by an alien creature that has been unknowingly brought aboard their ship.

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

In A Clockwork Orange, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to manipulate and control the behavior of the main character, Alex DeLarge. The movie explores the ethical implications of using AI for behavioral modification.

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

In A Scanner Darkly, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to monitor and control the activities of various characters. The main character, Bob Arctor, must confront the dangers posed by the AI systems that are being used to spy on him.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

In A.I. Artificial Intelligence, AI is used in the form of advanced robots called “Mechas,” which are used for various tasks such as companionship and labor. The main character, David, is an Mecha who must confront the dangers posed by his own existence and the prejudice of those around him.

Arrival (2016)

In Arrival, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to communicate with and study an alien race. The main character, Louise Banks, must confront the dangers posed by the aliens and the AI systems that are being used to communicate with them.

Ender’s Game (2013)

In Ender’s Game, AI is used in the form of advanced technology that is used to train and control various soldiers in a simulated war. The main character, Ender Wiggin, must confront the dangers posed by the AI systems that are being used to manipulate and test him.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Space Odyssey 2001 is mentioned twice. I guess it should keep it’s 3rd ranking.
    And Minority Report, District 9 & Inception should definitely be on this list as well.

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