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Celluloid Android From cyborgs to replicants, robotics has inspired some great cinema

Futuristic Cyborg Assassin 100%

2. Forbidden Planet (1956) Robby the Robot Debuts 98%

3. The Iron Giant (1999)

6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Robot Learns Human Values 93% Ex Machina

7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Super Computer Turns Traitor 93%

Giant Metal Friend 96%

8. Ex Machina (2015)

4. Wall-E (2008)

AI Girl Shows No Mercy 92%

Robot in the Wasteland 95%

5. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Alien Robot Named Gort 94%

9. Blade Runner (1982)

AI Exploits Humans 88%

13. Colossus: The Forbidden Project (1970) Computerized Global Destruction 88%

Who’s Really the Robot? 90%

14. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

10. Big Hero 6 (2014)

Bounty-Hunting Robots Return 87%

Robotics Prodigy 89%

11. RoboCop (1987) The Day the Earth Stood Still

12. The Matrix (1999)

Crime-fighting Cyborg 89%

15. Robot and Frank (2012) Humanoid Robot Caretaker 86%

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: A fresh red tomato denotes a good review (>60%). Each of the scores on this list was derived from the opinions of a minimum of 30 Tomatometer-approved critics.

The Terminator

They’re all back

Thirty-five years after the original Terminator debuted in October 1984, the bots are still alive and ticking in the latest installment of the Terminator franchise, Terminator: Dark Fate. James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton all return this fall to the latest chapter of the Terminator story, which Cameron, who will serve as producer and creative consultant, is calling a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This is also the first time Cameron returns to Terminator since 1999’s T2, and he says the new installment is intended to kick off a trilogy of its own. This installment also brings the long-awaited return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor—and it’s the first time Hamilton is working with her ex-husband Cameron since the second Terminator movie. Tim Miller will direct. He directed Deadpool, which broke R-rated box office records in 2016. Estimated release date: Nov. 1.

HONORABLE MENTION PI (1998) The movie follows a mathematical savant who thinks numbers explain everything. He lives in a crappy, ant-infested apartment with a rickety computer he calls Euclid, which he uses to try to game the stock market. Instead, it spits out a 216-digit number, which Max disregards. Then folks ranging from Hasidic Jews to Wall Street agents descend on him. They all want what he knows; but he doesn’t even know what he knows. 88% “A workout, no question, and not for everyone, but it has intellectual and spiritual fervor.” — Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic

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1. The Terminator (1984)

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