20 films about artificial intelligence

The fantastic future, the features of which futurologists tried to guess, has come, sparkling with gadgets. In 2021, the presence of smart technologies in a person’s life is becoming more and more tangible. What seemed impossible 10 years ago is now part of the life of each of us. We invite you to watch films about artificial intelligence and think about what the world can become in the future.

My Creator (2020)

The action of a non-trivial film with an unexpected denouement takes place in 2046. A young scientist, George, works in a secret laboratory. His job is to find a way to extend life with the help of computer programs. But the true goal of the hero is different – he is trying to resurrect his wife, who died several years ago. Nothing is impossible for a brilliant scientist. He’s just waiting for the right time to upload his wife’s consciousness into the robot he’s created.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Archive

Genre:
Fantasy, drama

Actors:
Theo James, Stacy Martin, Rhona Mitra …

Country:
UK, Hungary, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Artificial intelligence (2020)

The comedy, which was released in 2020, received mixed reviews from viewers, but still scored thanks to actress Melissa McCarthy’s American fans. In a film about artificial intelligence, an ordinary woman will become the object of observation of a brilliant computer mind. Superintelligence cannot decide what to do with humanity – to destroy or give a chance? And decides to watch Carol to understand how lost people inhabit the planet.

Original title:
Superintelligence

Genre:
Fiction, drama, romance, comedy

Actors:
Melissa McCarthy, James Corden, Bobby Cannavale …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Next (TV series 2020)

The novelty of science fiction cinema is a series about the confrontation between humanity and cybernetic intelligence. According to the plot, computer engineering genius Paul Leblanc developed a machine called “Next”. What he did turn out to be smarter and more dangerous than Paul could have imagined. The program failed, and now the danger hangs over all of humanity. How to control a smart car if it knows everything in advance? This is the problem that the hero has to solve.

Original title:
Next

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, crime

Actors:
John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
18+


Okay Lexi (2019)

An ironic film about the uprising of machines, more precisely, about a rebellious virtual assistant. Phil is a simple humble guy who works at a not very interesting job and has no friends at all. But it has a voice assistant Lexi. A virtual girlfriend knows everything about Phil, because her mobile phone is in her power, and therefore all correspondence, requests and secret desires. Lexi will do her best to help her owner improve life, but she is also capable of destroying it.

Original title:
Jexi

Genre:
Comedy, romance, fantasy

Actors:
Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Rose Byrne …

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Upgrade (2018)

A highly rated film for fans of cyberpunk and unexpected endings. Auto mechanic Gray does not recognize gadgets, despises all sorts of innovations and is used to working with his hands. One day he receives an interesting order from the head of a corporation developing bioimplants. Together with his wife, he goes on a trip and gets into an accident on the way back. Now Gray is paralyzed from the neck down, and that last client offers the unfortunate person to install “Stam” – built-in intelligence, which, in symbiosis with the human body, is capable of much, even to put the hero on his feet.

Original title:
Upgrade

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Thriller, Detective, Crime

Actors:
Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen…

Country:
Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.5

Age Limits :
18+


Robot Child (2018)

A sci-fi project from Netflix is ​​a film about a machine with artificial high-tech intelligence. And this is not just some kind of computer, but a robot mother trained to become a guardian for a human child. After the cataclysm, there was nothing left on Earth. But prudent scientists created a bunker where the embryos are stored. From one embryo, a robot mother raises a child – he is destined for the mission to revive the lost planet. Soon the child begins to ask too many questions, and a woman appears on the threshold of the bunker.

Original title:
I Am Mother

Genre:
Fiction, thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
Clara Rugor, Rose Byrne, Hilary Swank …

Country:
Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Zoe (2018)

Zoe and Cole work for a corporation that innovates in romance. The firm produces interactive compatibility tests, passion-enhancing drugs, and ideal robot partners. Cole has recently come out of a difficult relationship and is obsessed with the idea of ​​creating a girl unable to hurt and betray. Zoe is testing couples, determining the likelihood of an ideal union. The heroes sympathize with each other until Zoe learns the terrible truth.

Original title:
Zoe

Genre:
Fantasy, Romance

Actors:
Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, Theo James…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
16+


Tau (2018)

The top films about artificial intelligence continue with a low-budget chamber thriller. 25-year-old thief Julia wakes up one day in a mysterious prison , where she becomes a participant in an experiment. Every day, her intellect passes tests, the results of which are transferred to the bowels of the computer. It is almost impossible to escape – the whole house is crammed with electronics and controlled by a computer.

Original title:
Tau

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller

Actors:
Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
16+


Artificial intelligence. Access Unlimited (2016)

Businessman Mike Regan has no time to delve into the technical structure of his house. And when the artificial intelligence system in the man’s residence fails, he invites an IT specialist from his company to fix the problem. Smart smiling Ed at first likes Michael. But he soon realizes that the computer scientist is trying to infiltrate his family too deeply, flirting with his daughter and gaining access to personal information. Mike fires Ed, not knowing that the guy is not as simple as he seems, and now his family is in danger.

Original title:
IT

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Pierce Brosnan, James Freshville, Anna Friel …

Country:
Ireland, France, Denmark

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.2, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
16+


People (TV series, 2015 – 2018)

The smart car film series is a remake of the Swedish TV show Real People. Only in the new version, the creators decided to go deeper into the topic of the impact of technology on people. In a parallel world, robots with high intelligence have long been living together with people as household helpers. Such an android named Mia is acquired by the Hawkins family in order to free themselves from household chores. However, over time, Mia’s actions, words and deeds increasingly begin to resemble human ones, which frightens family members.

Original title:
Humans

Genre:
Fantasy, drama

Actors:
Gemma Chan, Tom Goodman Hill, Katherine Parkinson …

Country:
UK, USA, Sweden

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 8.0

Age restrictions:
16+


Out of the car (2014)

Caleb works for a high-tech corporation. One day, he wins the contest and goes to a secluded mansion far from civilization. The essence of his business trip is testing a new artificial intelligence. Caleb has to spend a week with the humanoid robot Ava. After the expiration of the term, it is necessary to determine whether the mind of a computer can compete with a person in quick wits and the ability to express feelings.

Original title:
Ex Machina

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller, drama

Actors:
Domhnall Gleason, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Supremacy (2014)

A film about smart programs that can take over the world, talks about what can happen if artificial intelligence and the mind of a man hungry for power are combined. Dr. Will Custer is a scientist who created a unique program. The program has collected the knowledge accumulated throughout the history of mankind. One day, members of a radical group kill Will. And his wife, in an attempt to return her beloved, downloads a copy of his consciousness into a computer. Although Will’s body dies, his mind is reborn in the machine, thus gaining digital immortality and gaining access to all the information in the world.

Original title:
Transcendence

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, thriller

Actors:
Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany …

Country:
UK, China, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
12+


Insurer (2014)

The Earth in 2044 is almost completely destroyed by natural disasters. Survivors take refuge in specially created cities behind blank walls. The existence of cities is supported by robots, which have two main commandments – do not change yourself and do not harm living beings. One day , the police shot the robot after learning that he was trying to remake himself, violating one of the commandments. Jacques Vaucan, an insurer from the android company, will deal with the confusing situation.

Original title:
Autómata

Genre:
Fiction, action, thriller, drama

Actors:
Antonio Banderas, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith…

Country:
Bulgaria, USA, Spain, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
12+


Artificial intelligence (TV series 2014)

The list of the best films about artificial intelligence will continue the series, the first episode of which attracted about 16 million viewers to the screens. Gabriel is an unusual intelligence agent – a chip is sewn into his head, allowing the soldier to have access to the global network and connect to databases around the world. However, Gabriel is often out of control. Therefore, the director of cybernetic command gives him agent Riley Neil as a partner. The girl must ensure that Gabriel does not harm himself and others.

Original title:
Intelligence

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Thriller, Drama

Actors:
Josh Holloway, Megan Ory, Marg Helgenberger …

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.9

Age Limits :
16+


She (2013)

A fantastic film with a high rating will help to imagine – what kind of ideal woman is she? Smart, understanding, ready to support any conversation or remain silent if necessary. What if the perfect woman is an artificial intelligence? In the future, the computer operating system has become a partner of man, helping him not only in solving everyday problems. Lonely writer Theodore buys a new operating system, and soon a romance develops between the man and the machine.

Original title:
Her

Genre:
Melodrama, fantasy, drama

Actors:
Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.0

Age restrictions:
16+


Machine (2013)

An English action film set in the near future. The UK is in search of the perfect weapon. For these purposes, the Department of Defense hires an outstanding scientist, Vincent. His task is to develop an ideal soldier based on artificial intelligence. As an assistant, he takes a young talented guy Ava, who will help realize the full potential of the car. It is only in the course of work that the unforeseen happens.

Original title:
The Machine

Genre:
Fiction, action, thriller, drama

Actors:
Toby Stevens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Eve: Artificial Intelligence (2011)

Renowned robotics engineer Alex is recruited to work on a new development – the creation of an android child. To endow the machine with human emotions, he needs a sample of a living mind. For this role, Alex chooses a girl, Eva, who is smarter than other children. Eva is the daughter of an engineer’s former lover. Alex begins to communicate with a friendly girl, simultaneously studying her mind.

Original title:
Eva

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, drama

Actors:
Claudia Vega, Daniel Brühl, Martha Etura …

Country:
Spain, France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
12+


In Sight (TV series, 2011 – 2016)

Cinema about artificial intelligence in the genre of crime fiction. Billionaire hacker Finch has developed a program that can identify future crime victims. The system watches the whole world from every camera, every phone, every laptop. The government uses the program to prevent terrorist attacks and assassinations of government officials, but does not want to declassify the developments in order to protect ordinary people. However, a team of specialists appears who are ready to save ordinary citizens.

Original title:
Person of Interest

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Detective

Actors:
James Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.4

Age Limits :
16+


On the Hook (2008)

Ethan, a US intelligence officer, was killed. After the funeral, his twin brother Jerry discovers a huge amount of money in his accounts, and a bunch of prohibited items in the apartment – weapons, explosives, fake documents. At the moment of discovery, Jerry’s phone rings and an unknown female voice tells him that in a few seconds, FBI agents will break into him. At the same time, single mother Rachel also receives a phone call. An unknown woman threatens her son if Rachel does not complete her task.

Original title:
Eagle Eye

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Thriller, Detective

Actors:
Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton …

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 6.6

Age Limits :
16+


Artificial Intelligence (2001)

In the film about the future, corporations cheerfully release robots for various human needs. But demands are rising and people want more than just smart machines. There is an idea to create a child who can feel the feeling of love for his parents. This android is a new generation of cybernetics. He can feel and give emotions. The Swinton family, heartbroken over their son’s terminal illness, decides to have such a robot.

Original title:
Artificial Intelligence: AI

Genre:
Fantasy, drama

Actors:
Hayley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Francis O’Connor …

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
12+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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