Robot Movies – Animated Robot Movies

Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 8:00 am

I’m a big fan of robot movies, especially animated robot movies. That’s why I’ve put together this list featuring some of the best animated films to include cyborgs, robots, gynoids, and similar creations. If you can think of any I’ve left off, feel free to let me know about it in our comments section.

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Appleseed (2004) – Based on characters from the popular manga, Appleseed follows Deunan Knute, a skilled female warrior trapped in a life of endless fighting. When she’s rescued by a group of armed cyborgs and taken to the city of Olympus, she gets caught up in intrigues involving the mysterious “Appleseed Date.” This knowledge could lead to the salvation of Olympus or the destruction of the human race.

Appleseed Ex Machina (2007) – The sequel to the above animated robot film, Ex Machina takes place in the city of Olympus following World War III. Deunan Knute returns, and this time she must thwart a mad designer who wants to take over the minds of humanity via high-tech gadgetry. Combines animation with motion capture technology.

Ghost in the Shell (1995) – Another robot film based on a successful manga, Ghost in the Shell deals with female cyborgs, “ghost-hacking,” and a mysterious individual known as the “Puppet Master.” The film drew critical raves and helped to inspire the Wachowski brothers to make The Matrix.  James Cameron is also a big fan.

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) – In a futuristic city shared by humans, robots, and cyborgs, a group of sex androids have been killing their owners (looks like my aforementioned robotic sex slave plan may not be such a good one). This triggers an investigation by the capable members of Public Security Section 9. Plenty of carnage ensues, but a Zen-like theme also permeates the film.

Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. Solid State Society (2006) – This animated robot film was shown only on television, but don’t let that ruin your enthusiasm. When a number of unexplained suicides occur, the trusty members of Public Security Section 9 must once again spring into action.

The Iron Giant (1999) – A young boy befriends a killer robot from beyond the stars. Damaged upon his arrival, the robot becomes a gentle guardian and learns the value of life from the boy. A touching film that was passed over by a large segment of the movie going public. Don’t make the same mistake, as it’s a delightful tale with plenty to say.

Metropolis (2001) – Based on the German silent film and the 1949 manga, Metropolis takes place in a city where humans and robots live in uneasy segregation. Director Rintaro offers up a creative vision filled with anti-robot vigilante groups, illegal organ harvesting, rebellion, treason, and a cute little robotic girl named Tima.

Robots (2005) – An ambitious robot with dreams of being an inventor heads to the big city. There, he finds hardship, friendship, and a plot to replace older model robots with sleek new ones. Can he and his new friends stop the greed of the evil robot named Ratchet, or will they all end up on the scrap heap? The film grossed over $260 million at the box office, so take a wild guess.

Robot Taekwon V (1976) – Made in South Korea, this classic piece of animation would later be released in the United States under the title Voltar the Invincible. The plot involves a mad scientist, Dr. Kaff, who builds giant robots to kidnap athletes and conquer the world (makes sense). He’s opposed by Dr. Kim and his kids, the latter of whom pilot a robot of their own.

WALL-E (2008) – A cuddly robot named WALL-E is responsible for cleaning up the futuristic trash heap once known as Earth. When he finds a plant growing on the surface of the spoiled planet, it triggers a probe robot known as EVE. WALL-E is smitten, and his pursuit of EVE may very well lead to the unwitting salvation of mankind. One of the best films of 2008, animated or otherwise.

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December 22, 2010

mattyc

hey cool page,
Robots was a great flick, I am eager to check out the Iron Giant. Cheers for the list.

October 9, 2011

kelly

Hey there I am looking for the name of the manga film where the boy finds the female robot head in a scrap heap my partner wants it but does not remember the name I would like to surprise him and buy it but I do not no the name either,

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