Androids in Film
Well-known movies featuring androids include:
- Alien Series
- Artificial Intelligence: AI
- Terminator Trilogy
- The Stepford Wives
- Blade Runner
- The Star Trek franchise
Below is a more detailed chronological timeline of androids and humanoid robots in film:
The Machine-Human, after the transformation into Maria
- Metropolis (1927)
Classic silent science fiction movie set in a futuristic urban dystopia. A “machine-human” (robot) is transformed into Maria, a workers’ leader, with ulterior motives.
- True Confession (1939)
Robot murder witness.
- The Perfect Woman (1949)
A scientist creates what he considers the perfect woman in his lab.
- The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
With Gort, the robot.
- Robot Monster (1952)
Ro-Man, an alien robot is bent on destroying earth.
- Devil Girl from Mars (1954)
Features a robot named Chani.
- Forbidden Planet (1956) and The Invisible Boy (1957)
With Robby the Robot.
- Kiss Me Quick! (1964)
A mad scientist, Dr. Breedlove, offers Sterilox, an alien, a number of beautiful android women.
- Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
Sci-fi parody where a mad scientist builds a gang of female robots to seduce and rob wealthy men.
- Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
Sequel to the above … more scantily-clad gynoids!
- How to Make a Doll (1968)
A nerdy professor who has no luck with women builds female sex robots to satisfy his sexual desires.
Yul Brynner as the android in Westworld
- Sleeper (1973)
A cryogenically resurrected store owner explore his futuristic new world that has household and confessional robots.
- Westworld (1973)
Yul Brynner is an android in a futuristic Western-themed amusement park.
- The Stepford Wives (1975)
Stepford’s husbands have conspired to replace all their wives with android duplicates.
- Futureworld (1976)
Sequel to Westworld, with a cameo appearance by Yul Brynner. More android mayhem …
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Features C-3PO, a protocol android.
- Alien (1979)
The character of Ash is revealed to be an android.
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Persis Khambatta as Ilia, the Deltan navigator of the Enterprise, is kidnapped and replaced by an android.
- Saturn 3 (1980)
Hector, the android.
- Heartbeeps (1981)
Val Com 17485, Aqua Com 89045, and others.
- Blade Runner (1982)
The replicants Roy Batty, Pris, Leon Kowalski, Zhora, Rachael, and possibly Rick Deckard.
- Android (1982)
Daniel , Max 404 and Cassandra One are androids.
- The Last Starfighter (1984)
Beta, an android left on Earth impersonating Alex Rogan while he is in space.
Dot Matrix in Spaceballs
- Return to Oz (1985)
- Cherry 2000 (1987)
Cherry 2000 is the perfect android sex machine.
- Making Mr. Right (1987)
The android Ulysses.
- Spaceballs (1987)
Dot Matrix, a gynoids.
- Gangster World (1988)
With the android Astor, played by Stacey Williams.
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
- A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
A.I. tells the story of David, a child-like android uniquely programmed with the ability to love.
- Hollywood (2002)
A sci-fi Kannada movie starring “US 47” (an android robot).
- Goldmember (2002)
Britney Spears plays herself as a fembot.
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
The T-X, nicknamed the “Terminatrix” by John Connor, is a gynoid assassin.
- Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
Features a female gadget-type humanoid robot, called Gadget Model #2 (G2 for short).
- The Animatrix (2003)
A domestic android, named B1-66ER, kills his owner.
- Star Trek Nemesis (2002)
With B-4, Data’s brother.
- Natural City (2003)
A South Korean science fiction film about a colony world that integrates robots, androids and cyborgs amongst the population.
I, Robot (2004)
Sonny and other humanoid robots.
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005).
With Marvin the paranoid android.
- RoboDoc (2008)
As a cost cutting measure R.I.P Healthcare has developed the perfect android doctor, MD 63 (a.k.a. RoboDoc).
- Enthiran (2010)
A 2010 Tamil science fiction film that features Rajinikanth as an android robot.