Androids in Film

Well-known movies featuring androids include:

  • Alien Series
  • Artificial Intelligence: AI
  • Terminator Trilogy
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Blade Runner
  • Metropolis
  • Millennium
  • Screamers
  • The Star Trek franchise
  • Virtuosity

Below is a more detailed chronological timeline of androids and humanoid robots in film:


Machine Human

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

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

    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.


  • Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
    Robotic duplicates of Bill and Ted go back to the past.
  • Toys (1992)
    Alsatia Zevo is the gynoid sister of Leslie Zevo and dollmaker.
  • Alien 3 (1992)
    Bishop 341-B is an android character.
  • Virtuosity (1995)
    “SID 6.7”, the villain in the film is a nanotech synthetic android.
  • Screamers (1995)
    Various humanoid robots.
  • Bicentennial Man

    Robin Williams as robot Andrew (left) and android Andrew Martin (right) in Bicentennial Man

  • Solo (1996)
    Solo is an android designed as a military killing machine.
  • Alien Resurrection (1997)
    The character of Call is revealed to be an android.
  • The Bicentennial Man (1999)
    A household humanoid robot, NDR-114, is more than a mechanical servant and begins to display sapient characteristics.
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
    The character Vanessa Kensington is a fembot.
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    The film tells the story of an artificial man (in effect an android) who falls in love.

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)

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

    I, Robot

    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.

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