Total Recall: Best Movie Robots
We count down our favorite movie mechanoids.
19. The Iron Giant
Appears in: The Iron GiantWhat do you do when a 50 foot robot crashes near your house? Make friends with it of course! The Iron Giant has a cool retro-future look, and a deep, gravelly voice (thanks to Vin Diesel), and he's probably the single most powerful robot on this list.
18. Marvin, the Paranoid Android
Appears in: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyMarvin is likely the most intelligent robot on this list, and he won't hesitate to tell you that. He'd probably then tell you why everything about this list is pointless, and then he'd wonder why he's even bothering to tell you in the first place.
17. The Gunslinger
Appears in: WestworldBefore Arnold Schwarzenegger played an unstoppable robot out for blood, there was Yul Brenner in Westworld. Brenner's gunslinger is supposed to be a fun part of a futuristic robot theme park, but something goes wrong (as it always does), and this gunslinger decides he's tired of letting the guests win the duels, and he's packing live ammo to boot.
Appears in: Clash of the TitansIn Clash of the Titans, Athena doesn't want to give her pet owl to the hero Perseus, and so she asks Hephaestus to create this mechanical replacement. In reality, Bubo was created by legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen, making for an extremely impressive pedigree both on- and off-screen.
Appears in: Godzilla vs. MechagodzillaHow do you fight Godzilla? With a giant robot version! Being a robot version of the King of Monsters earns very high marks, and guarantees a pretty high spot on this list.
Appears in: MetropolisFirst! Maria is the first robot in the movies. She's also a major influence on the look of C-3PO. Granted, she gets burned at the stake, but nobody's perfect, right?
12. Major Kusanagi
Appears in: Ghost in the ShellIn our opinion, Trinity from The Matrix owes more than a little bit to Major Kusanagi. They both wear tight clothes and they both are willing to jump through the windows of office towers.
11. Tom Servo & Crow T. Robot
Appears in: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The MovieAnother couple of robots that are mostly known for their TV work, Tom and Crow did make one jump to the big screen. In terms of utility, they may not be that great, but these guys are two of the wittiest robots ever to appear in movies.