Artificial Intelligence undoubtedly is one of the most fascinating aspects of science fiction. AI has been one of the most dramatic developments of the 21st century, and it has been tightening its grip on the imagination. In movies, this takes several different forms, yes, there are innumerable films made on AI which have come out really good. Here are 10 must watch artificial intelligence movies which are totally thought-provoking and feels almost real.
Must Watch Artificial Intelligence Movies
1. Ex Machina
A 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film, it was written and directed by Alex Garland and stars Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander. Little on the storyline, it’s about a young programmer, named Caleb Smith who gets a chance to be a part of an eccentric scientific experiment to test an intelligent female humanoid robot. The film grossed $36 million worldwide and received critical acclaim.
2. Blade Runner
Released way back in 1982, blade runner is a neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. While it was misunderstood when it first hit the theatres, Ridley Scott's mysterious concept deepened over time and turned out to be one visually remarkable human sci-fi masterpiece.
3. The Matrix
Released in the year 1999, ‘The Matrix’ is one of the most remarkable science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowskis. The level of AI depicted in this movie is arguably the most advanced of all the movies on this list. The storyline depicts a dystopian future in which reality as, perceived by most humans, is actually a simulated reality called "the Matrix". Thomas, a computer programmer who learns about it fights an underground war against powerful computers who ruled the world with a system called 'The Matrix'.
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is one quintessential sci-fi classic film directed by Stanley Kubrick. This epic film contained more special effects and remarkable imagery scenes than mere verbal dialogue. The non-verbal, mystical vastness of the film delivers a spectacular experience to the viewers. While the movie might be slow moving, but its story still inspires the viewers on how man is dwarfed by technology and space.
5. The Terminator
For many years the robots who threatened us in science-fiction movies looked like actual robots. They were mostly made of metal and gears , whirling doodads and spoke like machines, but this view transformed totally when James Cameron cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the most killer robots from the future. In this movie, an artificial intelligence computer system known as SkyNet achieves self-awareness and begins a war against humanity.
6. I, Robot
A 2004, American neo-noir dystopian sci-fi action movie directed by Alex Proyas. This Will Smith blockbuster was set in 2035, where a techno-phobic cop examines a crime that was expected to have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a superior threat to humanity.
7. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
After the unsuccessful attempt at killing Sarah Connor, the Skynet now sends a more advanced robot, to kill John Connor, but another terminator joins the fight to protect Sarah and John Connor. This sequel took the creative genius of ‘The Terminator’ to heights and revolutionized the ‘Terminator’ culture yet again.
8. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
A 2001, American Sci-Fi movie made by Stephen Spielberg. This is one heart-wrenching movie starring Haley Joel Osment who plays as David, a highly advanced robotic boy who was programmed to love. The character longs to become a human child to regain the love of his foster mother who abandoned him. This movie is also voted the 83rd greatest film since 2000.
Directed, co-written and co-produced by Christopher Nolan, Interstellar has an epic story set in a dystopian future where humanity is struggling to survive. The film depicts the future of earth which s slowly becoming uninhabitable. A group of astronaut’s travels on a mission of Planet Exploration in search of a new home for humanity.
Paul Verhoeven’s action-packed masterpiece is all about the push-pull between Alex Murphy’s human side and his robot side. The storyline revolves around a police officer (Peter Weller), who was murdered by a criminal gang but was revived as a super-human cyborg law enforcer. As this steel suited model cleaned up the crime from the streets, he comes across the pages from his human life.
These just a few Artificial Intelligence Movies we could name as particularly memorable. Time for you to name your own favourites in the comments.