12 Movies with Robots | Picked For Ages 6 to 26
Robots have long been an interesting feature of movies. Robot films affect generations of science fiction fans who are crazy about robots and cyborgs. From Star Wars to Robocop, youngsters have been attracted to robots, and like to impersonate robots the way they make you laugh, weep, and are also a little frightening. Take a look at our selection of robot characters and enjoy movies we picked for ages 6 to 26 with artificial intelligence and robotics.
1. WALL-E: WALL-E
The lead in Pixar's WALL-E is a marvel of characterization. With no voice or facial expressions, WALL-E has telescope-like eyes communicating more emotion than some human actors. The animators do great with body language, distilling it to the essentials.
In this movie, humans have wholly abandoned the Earth because the entire planet has now become a huge landfill. WALL-E, a trash-collecting robot, lives alone on Earth with a gigantic task to clean up the planet. The early scenes of WALL-E roaming the earth by himself compacting trash are especially nostalgic and melancholy.
As he sifts through the garbage, he finds relics of human culture through memorabilia, history, and music. WALL-E runs into an advanced robot called EVE. This is a rollercoaster movie full of music, comedy, and romance.
2. Big Hero 6: Baymax
In the near future, robots have become common everywhere. 14-year-old genius Hiro activates his brother’s Medicare robot “Baymax,” they join forces to prevent an unknown villain from misusing Hiro’s invention – a dangerous new type of robot called “microbots.” Helping them are the goofy science whizzes from Hiro’s brother’s college as they form “Big Hero 6” to safeguard the futuristic city of “San Fransokyo.” When Big Hero 6's protagonist Hiro finds himself in the middle of a major conspiracy, Baymax transforms into a bonafide hero to help the character.
Baymax is undeniably cute and often naive. Any viewer would love to cuddle with the sweet robot, who is also incredibly brave and will go to great lengths to make sure that his friends are happy, healthy, and alive.
3. The Iron Giant: Iron Giant
The Iron Giant, based on Ted Hughes' 1968 novel, might be the most emotional film ever made about a living machine. Set in Maine in the 1950s, the story follows the friendship between a boy and an alien robot. A nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyardTogether, they must avoid US federal agents seeking to destroy the giant.
4. Astro Boy: Astro Boy
When a genius scientist loses his son, he creates a robot in his image to help him cope with grief. The robot “Astro Boy” is powerful and smart, but he cannot fill the void left by the scientist’s son. He then embarks on a journey to discover himself and his place in the futuristic Metro City. When this android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him the greatest hero of his time.
This movie is full of action and emotional roller coaster scenes. Astro Boy seeks a sense of self and tries to gain the approval of his creator.
5. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time: Evangelion
Fifteen years after a cataclysmic event known as the Second Impact, the world faces a new threat: monstrous celestial beings called "Angels" invade Tokyo-3 one by one. Mankind is unable to defend themselves against the Angels despite utilizing their most advanced munitions and military tactics. The only hope for human salvation rests in the hands of NERV, a mysterious organization led by the cold Gendou Ikari. NERV operates giant humanoid robots dubbed "Evangelion" to combat the Angels with state-of-the-art advanced weaponry and protective barriers known as Absolute Terror Fields.
6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: SP//dr
In the Movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his universe and must join with five spider-powered individuals from other dimensions to stop a threat to all realities.
Peni Parker, an alternative version of Spider-Man from another universe, has a cartoon robot partner called SP//dr, which is a one-piece capsule cockpit with a dome-shaped one-way visor that provides Peni with a HUD-style view, magnetically manipulated appendages, and various tools in its fingers.
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Marvin
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Marvin, the "paranoid android" in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, flipped robot tropes on their head. Far from being strong, impressive, or emotionless, Marvin is bored and depressed. He hates being dragged around the universe by his hare-brained compatriots. Marvin represents all machines that are underutilized by people.
8. Star War: C-3PO
Along with pal R2-D2, the nervous, awkward C-3PO provides a lot of comic relief in the Star Wars movies. C-3PO longs for more peaceful times, but his continued service to the Resistance — and his knowledge of more than seven million forms of communication — keeps the worry-prone droid on the frontlines of galactic conflict. Programmed for etiquette and protocol, Threepio was built by a young Anakin Skywalker, and has been a constant companion to astromech R2-D2. Over the years, he was involved in some of the galaxy’s most defining moments and thrilling battles. Since the Empire’s defeat, C-3PO has served Leia Organa, head of a Resistance spy ring aimed at undermining the First Order.
9. Transformers (film series): Optimus Prime and Bumblebee
An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager. Awakening in the year 1984, the Decepticons are set about pillaging the energy sources of Earth, while the Autobots—aided by human father and son duo Sparkplug and Spike Witwicky—attempt to protect the new world in which they find themselves. The miniseries concludes with the Decepticons believed dead after their space cruiser is sent plunging into the ocean depths, while the Autobots prepare to return to Cybertron.
10. The Terminator: T-800
A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.
The T-800 isn't the most visually stunning robot or the most complex one, but it's unmatched in terms of sheer brutality. One of the most famous robots, he's relentless, epitomized in his legendary catchphrase "I'll be back." He also looks hardcore, especially in his skinless skeleton form.
11. Blade Runner: Roy Batty
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. Roy Batty leads a group of rebellious Replicants, who go against their purpose as obedient workers in space colonies. Roy Batty may be a replicant, but he teaches us more about humanity than he would have ever learned otherwise. His iconic speech is still referenced and discussed by fans and critics today, and many would agree that he was the highlight of the 1982 movie.
12. Ex Machina
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I. The programmer named Caleb Smith falls in love with a robot named Ava and learns more about the relationship between humans and artificial intelligence than he ever bargained for.
Meet Your Own Robots
1. mBot Mega
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