MoviesThe relationships between humans and technology
Bicentennial Man (1999): Richard Martin (Sam Neill) buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew (Robin Williams) by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don't have an ordinary robot.
Android (1982): In a space station lab, reclusive scientist Dr. Daniel (Klaus Kinski) is secretly building machines, known as androids, that have similar characteristics to people. One such robotic being, Max 404 (Don Opper), is advanced enough to help Dr. Daniel carry out the experiments, but he turns out to be more human than the isolated inventor suspects.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001): A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David (Haley Joel Osment) is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee (Sam Robards) and his wife (Frances O'Connor). Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.
Chappie (2015): In the near future, a mechanized police force patrols the streets and deals with lawbreakers -- but now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid is stolen and given new programming, he acquires the ability to feel and think for himself. While the robot, dubbed "Chappie (Sharlto Copley)," puzzles out human behavior, the authorities begin to see him as a danger to mankind.
Automata (2014): During a routine investigation involving robot manipulation, an insurance agent (Antonio Banderas) at a robotics company makes a discovery that has profound consequences for the human race.
Ex Machina (2015): Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) a programmer at a huge Internet company, wins a contest that enables him to spend a week at the private estate of Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), his firm's brilliant CEO. Upon arrival, Caleb learns that he has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of Ava (Alicia Vikander), a beautiful robot.
The Stepford Wives (1975): Joanna Eberhart (Katharine Ross) moves to the quiet town of Stepford with her husband (Peter Masterson) and children. The town seems perfect -- maybe a little too perfect. There's something not quite right with the suburb's women: they're vapid, unfathomably devoted to housework and completely subservient to their husbands. Joanna teams up with another recent transplant, Bobby (Paula Prentiss), to investigate the mystery of Stepford's wives and makes a horrific discovery.
Cherry 2000 (1987): In the post-apocalyptic California of 2017, Sam Treadwell (David Andrews) manages a recycling plant. His companion is Cherry 2000 (Pamela Gidley), a lifelike robot who caters to his every need. When Cherry expires, Treadwell refuses to settle for a newer, less attractive robot. Salvaging the chip containing her personality, he hires tracker E. Johnson (Melanie Griffith) to lead him through the lawless desert zone, where a replacement Cherry 2000 model can be found.
Nemesis (1992): In the future, chaos is rampant as 'information terrorists' threaten to destroy order in society. Alex is a part-man-part-machine LAPD cop who is the best at what he does. When one of the terrorists calls him a machine, Alex questions his humanity and decides to leave the force. His final assignment is to apprehend an old colleague who has stolen some data. However, there is more than meets the eye and Alex must question his allegiance.
Galaxina (1980): When an interstellar police cruiser is sent to recover a precious blue crystal in the 31st century, crew member and android Galaxina (Dorothy Stratten) is left alone as the others are put into suspended animation as part of the mission. While Capt. Cornelius Butt (Avery Schreiber) and the others sleep the years away, Galaxina begins to fall in love with the pilot of the vessel, Sgt. Thor (Stephen Macht), but their romance is complicated when a strange alien life form appears.
Natural City (2003): Engineered to live just three years, cyborgs have captured a lab containing DNA samples that they hope will extend their lifespans. Police officers R (Ji-tae Yu) and Noma (Yun Chan) use deadly force to stamp down the rebellion, as R considers a personal dilemma. His lover, Ria (Seo Rin), is a near-death cyborg, and R wonders if he should implant her computerized brain into a local prostitute. Meanwhile, he and Noma face an outlaw cyborg.
Blade Runner (1982): In the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has become a dark and depressing metropolis, filled with urban decay. Rick Deckard, an ex-cop, is a "Blade Runner". Blade runners are people assigned to assassinate rogue "replicants". The replicants are androids that look like real human beings. When four replicants commit a bloody mutiny on the Off World colony, Deckard is called out of retirement to track down the androids. Also there's a girl.