Paste's The 100 Greatest Movie Robots of All Time

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Robots are a mainstay of the genre for good reason: They stand in as cogent symbols of humanity’s drive to create, to build, to extend its understanding of the human condition. And they carry with them all the wonder, hubris, hope and dread that that drive compels.

With sci-fi being as vogue in popular culture as ever, now is the perfect time to reflect back on our favorite ’bots as represented in film. ---Paste, June 17th 2021

Note: Blade Runner, Star Wars, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron are named twice on the list. Transformers: The Movie and Transformers (2007) are both included as a single entry.

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  1. 1 new

    Blade Runner

    1982, in 36 top lists Check
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    The Iron Giant

    1999, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951, in 12 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977, in 40 top lists Check
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    Forbidden Planet

    1956, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Terminator

    1984, in 24 top lists Check
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    Aliens

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 37 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 36 top lists Check
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991, in 27 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 30 top lists Check
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    RoboCop

    1987, in 15 top lists Check
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    Star Trek: Generations

    1994, in 1 top list Check
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

    1996, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gojira tai Mekagojira

    1974 — a.k.a. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, in 2 top lists Check
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    Pacific Rim

    2013, in 1 top list Check
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    WALL·E

    2008, in 26 top lists Check
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    Star Trek: First Contact

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
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    Gojira tai Megaro

    1973 — a.k.a. Godzilla vs. Megalon, in 1 top list Check
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    Weird Science

    1985, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Black Hole

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    2015, in 2 top lists Check
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    Enthiran

    2010, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    2005, in 1 top list Check
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    Kronos

    1957, in 0 top lists Check
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    L'uomo meccanico

    1921 — a.k.a. The Mechanical Man, in 1 top list Check
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    Westworld

    1973, in 4 top lists Check
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    Big Hero 6

    2014, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Stepford Wives

    1975, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Incredibles

    2004, in 13 top lists Check
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    2014, in 3 top lists Check
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    Interstellar

    2014, in 13 top lists Check
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    Kôkaku Kidôtai

    1995 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell, in 11 top lists Check
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    THX 1138

    1971, in 5 top lists Check
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    Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

    1991, in 1 top list Check
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    Chikyû Bôeigun

    1957 — a.k.a. The Mysterians, in 0 top lists Check
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    Silent Running

    1972, in 8 top lists Check
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    Ex Machina

    2014, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Transformers: The Movie

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
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    Transformers

    2007, in 4 top lists Check
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    Spaceballs

    1987, in 1 top list Check
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    The Phantom Creeps

    1939 — a.k.a. The Shadow Creeps, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Last Starfighter

    1984, in 0 top lists Check
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    Wizards

    1977, in 1 top list Check
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    Screamers

    1995, in 1 top list Check
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    The Matrix

    1999, in 30 top lists Check
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    The Earth Dies Screaming

    1964, in 0 top lists Check
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    Target Earth

    1954, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Mechanical Monsters

    1941, in 0 top lists Check
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    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    2004, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Jan 26, 2022; source