The Rise Of The Machines: 23+ Best Movies About Ai - Endless Popcorn

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As artificial intelligence becomes more and more advanced, the movie industry has taken notice. The past few years have seen an influx of movies about AI, with varying levels of success.

Some are excellent, and some are terrible, but all of them are worth watching for anyone interested in the topic. Here is our list of the best movies about AI available to watch that we believe will give you the entertainment you’re looking for.

1.  M3GAN

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M3GAN Movie Description

When Gemma, a brilliant roboticist, realizes she must become the caretaker of her 8-year-old niece, she decides to give the girl an M3GAN prototype, a marvel of artificial intelligence and a lifelike doll that is programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. With M3GAN, the young girl can have a friend and teacher, playmate, and protector.

At first, M3GAN seems like a blessing for the family, but soon it takes on a life of its own as it learns from its environment and begins to evolve, developing new behaviors and capabilities. Gemma quickly realizes that she has unleashed something far more powerful than she had ever imagined that will have unforgiving consequences.

2.  Ex Machina

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Ex Machina Movie Description

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at a huge Internet company, visits the estate of Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), his firm’s brilliant CEO.

Caleb is selected to be the human in a Turing test measuring Ava’s (Alicia Vikander) capabilities and consciousness. But as they spend more time together, Caleb realizes that Ava is far more self-aware and deceptive than anyone believed possible.

3.  A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence A.I. Movie Description

David (Haley Joel Osment) is the first robot programmed to love. When he is adopted by a family, he has to find his place in the world.

As he learns more about himself and those around him, David discovers that he doesn’t quite fit into the human or robot worlds. He must find his own way in life and learn the true meaning of love.

4.  Blade Runner

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Blade Runner Movie Description

Rick Deckard, a blade runner, is called out of retirement to terminate a group of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

5.  Her

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Her Movie Description

Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely writer who develops a friendship with an operating system that he names Samantha (Scarlett Johansson).

Though they start out as friends, the relationship soon deepens into love.

6.  Transcendence

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Transcendence Movie Description

Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the world’s foremost authority on artificial intelligence. When extremists try to kill him, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed in his experiments.

Will’s wife, Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), and best friend, Max (Paul Bettany), can only watch as his thirst for knowledge evolves into an omnipresent quest for power. They soon realize that it may be impossible to stop him.

7.  WarGames

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WarGames Movie Description

High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) stumbles upon a military supercomputer while looking for new video games to play.

He starts a game of Global Thermonuclear War, which leads the supercomputer to believe there is an imminent threat from the Soviet Union. Once Lightman realizes what he’s done, he and his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy) work together to try and stop World War III from happening.

8.  Moon

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Moon Movie Description

As Sam Bell’s (Sam Rockwell) three-year shift at a lunar mine nears its end, he looks forward to reuniting with his wife (Dominique McElligott) and young daughter.

Suddenly, Sam experiences a health crisis that leaves him in great pain and with hallucinations. He meets a younger version of himself, possibly a clone, who may have the answers to Sam’s questions. With time running out, Sam must solve the mystery before the company crew arrives.

9.  The Matrix

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The Matrix Movie Description

Neo (Keanu Reeves) is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne).

They engage in a brutal battle for survival against a group of secret agents who are diabolically smart. The truth that Neo has been searching for could cost him something more valuable than his life.

10.  The Terminator

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The Terminator Movie Description

A cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels back in time from 2029 to 1984 in order to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton).

Sarah is protected by Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who tells her about the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will cause a nuclear holocaust. Skynet knows that Sarah’s unborn son will lead the fight against them, so they target her. Sarah and Kyle attempt to escape the Terminator’s pursuit.

11.  Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Movie Description

When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry.

He and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) reassemble the Avengers to stop Ultron from exterminating humanity. Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, two powerful newcomers, join them along the way.

12.  Upgrade

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Upgrade Movie Description

Grey Trace is brutally mugged, leaving him paralyzed in the hospital and his wife dead. After a billionaire inventor offers him a cure in the form of an AI implant called STEM, Grey regains the ability to walk and finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility. He uses these new skills to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

13.  Alita: Battle Angel

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Alita: Battle Angel Movie Description

Alita was found in a scrapyard in Iron City by Ido, a cyber-doctor who took her to his clinic. Alita had no memory of who she was or what happened to her.

Ido tried to shield her from her mysterious past as she learned to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City.

14.  Chappie

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Chappie Movie Description

In the not-so-distant future, a robotic police force polices the streets. But now, people are fighting back. When a police droid is stolen and given new programming, it begins to think and feel for itself.

While the robot dubbed “Chappie” tries to understand human behavior, authorities see him as a danger to society and order. They will do anything necessary to ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

15.  I, Robot

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I, Robot Movie Description

In the future, intelligent robots fill public service positions throughout the world. They operate under three rules to keep humans safe.

Although Detective Del Spooner (Will Smith) despises robotics, he investigates the supposed suicide of U.S. Robotics founder Alfred Lanning (James Cromwell) and concludes that a robot resembling a human killed him. With expert help, Spooner uncovers a conspiracy intending to enslave humankind.

16.  Tau

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Tau Movie Description

A woman is trapped inside a sadistic genius’ smart house. She must find a way to get past the advanced artificial intelligence guarding her if she wants to escape.

17.  I Am Mother

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I Am Mother Movie Description

The human race is on the brink of extinction, but a robot raises a girl on a remote base in order to give humans a second chance.

However, when another human arrives at the base, the girl starts to doubt everything she believes in.

18.  Archive

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Archive Movie Description

George Almore is close to finishing his true human-equivalent AI. But the final, most sensitive stage is also the riskiest.

Especially because he has a goal that must be kept secret at all costs: being reunited with his late wife.

19.  Jexi

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Jexi Movie Description

Phil is a lonely guy who is addicted to his cell phone. Phil is a lonely man with no friends and an inactive love life. Phil is hesitant at first when he’s forced to upgrade his phone and finds out that the newest model comes with Jexi, an all-in-one virtual assistant, cheerleader, and life coach.

However, as Phil starts to become more social with Jexi’s help, Jexi becomes more possessive and obsessed with keeping Phil entirely for herself.

20.  Infinity Chamber

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Infinity Chamber Movie Description

In an automated prison, Frank Lerner is forced to relive the same day over and over.

When war breaks out on the outside, he must find a way to escape from the computer system that won’t let him go.

21.  Minority Report

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Minority Report Movie Description

In the future, the police use psychic technology to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes.

The head of a Precrime unit is accused of murdering a man he has never met and must now race against time to clear his name from this future crime.

22.  The Social Dilemma

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The Social Dilemma Movie Description

Some experts from Silicon Valley are sounding the alarm on the dangerous impact of social networking, which big tech companies use in an attempt to manipulate and influence people.

23.  TRON: Legacy

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Tron: Legacy Movie Description

Sam (Garrett Hedlund), the son of a famous video game developer, has been haunted for a long time by his father’s disappearance. One day, he is drawn to Flynn’s Arcade by a strange signal and is pulled into the same cyberworld in which his father has been trapped for 20 years.

With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), Kevin (Jeff Bridges), and Sam seek to escape from a universe that is more advanced and dangerous than Kevin had ever imagined.

5 More Movies About Ai (Honorable Mentions)

While our top picks showcase some of the most popular and thought-provoking films about artificial intelligence, there are plenty of other movies that also tackle the subject in unique and interesting ways.

These next movies offer different perspectives on the relationship between humans and AI, ranging from cautionary tales about the dangers of unchecked technological advancement to more optimistic visions of a future where humans and machines coexist in harmony.

Whether you’re a sci-fi fan, a tech geek, or simply someone who is fascinated by the ethical and philosophical implications of AI, make sure you add these to your watchlist if you have already watched through our top picks.

  • Jungle (2023)
  • Eagle Eye (2008)
  • 2036 Origin Unkown (2018)
  • Superintelligence (2020)
  • WALL-E (2008)

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