12 Must-Watch Artificial Intelligence Movies Of All Time

Artificial Intelligence has always intrigued mankind considering that the aspect of a robot or a non-living thing having consciousness is always an interested and yet a scary prospect. Artificial Intelligence or AI have been depicted in various pop culture references including movies, series, music and so on. We are here to look at the best Artificial Intelligence-based movies to have ever been released:

1. The Matrix Series (1999-)

The Matrix Series is not only one of the Best Artificial Intelligence movies to ever come out but also the Best Sci-Fi movie according to a lot of geeks. This Keanu Reeves Movie is set in a dystopian version of the future. This movie primary revolves around the human population being trapped in a simulated reality and the Journey of Thomas Anderson a.k.a Neo. The latest instalment to the Matrix Series came out recently in Cinemas. If you want to watch a Sci-Fi action movie with an element of thrill and rush The Matrix series is a must for you then.  You can watch the matrix on HBO Max, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

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2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

If you want to watch one of the most popular Space-based Sci-Fi Movies based on Artificial Intelligence then 2001: A Space Odyssey must be the first on your viewing list. This particular movie is directed by Stanley Kubrick, who is also known for the famous Stephen King Horror Movie, The Shining. The basic synopsis of this movie is that a spaceship sets out for a trip to the Planet Jupiter with HAL 9000 which essentially stands for Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic Computer, which is the AI character or element in this award-winning movie. This movie has won a plethora of awards including three BAFTA awards. You can watch this movie on HBO Max, Apple TV or on Youtube Movies.

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3. The Blade Runner Series (1982) 

If you are making a list for the best Artificial Intelligence movies, then definitely The Blade Runner Series is a No Brainer in the list. This movie has Harrison Ford who plays the role of the main protagonist, Rick Deckard who in a dystopian version of Los Angeles has been assigned the role of hunting down genetically bioengineered replicants. This movie has bagged several BAFTA Awards and also has Oscar Nominations. This movie also has a 2017 sequel which has modern cinematography. You can watch Blade Runner on Apple TV or Youtube Movies. 

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4. Her (2013)

Standing apart from most of the conventional Sci-Fi Action AI Genre, HER is more of an Emotional Artificial Intelligence-based movie. This movie revolves around Theodore Twombly who is played by Joaquin Phoenix who falls in love with an intriguing AI-Based Virtual Assistance named Samantha. This is one of a kind movie and gives us a breath of fresh air and insights into human relationships. You can watch this movie on Tubi, Netflix or Amazon Prime. 


5. Ex Machina (2014)

This is a mind-bending Sci-Fi Thriller that makes people question the implications and applications of Artificial Intelligence in a real-world scenario. In this movie, a young programmer is tasked with the job of evaluating a Humanoid with the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence. Ex Machina is considered one of the most realistic movies in the field of Artificial Intelligence. This movie can be viewed on Amazon Prime. 

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6. Coded Bias (2020)

Coded Bias is not a very high budget movie with fascinating visuals, however, it is an indie production-based documentary film that portrays to the viewers the usage of Artificial Intelligence in real life and the implications of how it would affect people on a day to day basis. If a person wants a deep insight into how algorithms and Artificial Intelligence affects the real world then this movie is a must-watch. You can watch this movie on Netflix. 

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7. The Great Hack (2019)

The Great Hack is a very good documentary based film to understand what happened primarily in the Facebook Cambridge Analytica Scandal which rocked the world. This documentary provides the users with a view into how social media affects and influences our votes on a regular basis. This movie made a lot of people question their presence on social media. This movie is a Netflix Exclusive and hence available to watch on Netflix. 

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8. The Social Dilemma (2020)

This movie is another masterpiece in depicting the influence of Social Media on our day to day lives. This documentary features the interviews of former employees of various social media sites which initially helped set up the social media forums. They provide an insight into how Facebook uses Artificial Intelligence to analyse your data and provide you with personalised ads that suit your preferences in other to give you the best ad recommendations. This documentary also addresses various conspiracy theories, mental health issues and also the question of fake news and misinformation with regards to social media. You can watch this movie on Netflix.

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9. I am Mother (2019)

I am Mother is another movie with a dystopian reality where a robot with AI Capabilities raises a teenage girl in order to repopulate the Planet Earth with the Human Population after they have faced an extinction-level Event. This is a very unconventional movie where the girl is particularly unaware of the reality and that a power failure in the mother robot leads the girl to learn the actual truth about her and the facility that she is forcefully locked in. You can watch I am Mother on Netflix. 

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10. A.I Artificial Intelligence (2001)  

This movie is directed by the legend Steven Spielberg. AI Artificial Intelligence is set in the future specifically the 22nd Century. The movie portrays a Dying Planet Earth, where persistent Global Warming has led to submerging of coastal cities and so on. The movie surrounds around David who is a Humanoid Robot with emotions and empathy. This is one of the most interesting movies ever made considering that the writers had an extremely good insight into the future even though the movie was released twenty-one years ago. You can watch A. I Artificial Intelligence on Amazon Prime and Jio Cinema. 


11. Moon (2009)

This is a fascinating movie that basically portrays the Dynamic between a Human Being and Artificial Intelligence. In this movie, the main protagonist is an employee who works for Lunar Industries, a company that has a research facility on the Moon. Just when the main character’s contract with Lunar Industries is about to end, he faces a communication blackout with Earth and the only thing he can interact with is his AI Companion, Gerty. You can watch this movie for free on Tubi or on Amazon Prime.

12. Wall-E (2008)

Wall-E is a film with fabulous animations. The movie is focused around a garbage collecting robot who is basically left on Earth to clean the garbage and the planet after Humans had to abandon it. The movie starts out after Eve which stands for Extra-Terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator is deployed and sent to the Planet Earth in order to search for any remaining signs of life. This movie progresses after Wall-E the garbage collecting robot falls in love with Eve. This is an easy-going movie to watch and is high acclaimed.  You can watch this movie on Disney Plus.

Dhruv Thakker is an aspiring lawyer. He is a sports enthusiast and likes watching F1, Football and Reading in his free time.


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