Artificial Intelligence Movies: Top 10 AI Movies

Posted February 6, 2017 By  Cynthia Harvey

Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been a staple of science fiction, but in recent years, technology has improved to the point where real-world AI systems have become usable. In fact, Markets and Markets predicts that that the worldwide market for AI systems could be worth $16.06 billion by 2022.

Interestingly, as AI becomes a bigger part of daily life, it also seems to be playing a bigger role in the entertainment industry. Already this decade, filmmakers have put out at least 30 feature films featuring an A.I. character in a key role. By comparison, our research turned up just 19 notable AI movies from the 2000s, 14 from the 1990s and 10 from the 1980s.

For this slideshow, we ranked the top artificial intelligence movies by their domestic box office gross, using data from IMDB. However, we soon realized that many of the most popular AI movies have multiple sequels and/or prequels. In fact, if we had included the top-grossing individual AI movies, all of the top ten would come from just three different franchises. To give the list a little variety, we grouped movies from the same series together and used the total gross from all the movies in each series when determining its placement on the list.

Of course, ranking the movies by their gross receipts leaves quite a few notable artificial intelligence movies off the list. So the last few slides feature lists of the most highly rated AI movies, the worst AI movies and artificial intelligence movies that will make you nostalgic for the 80s.

If you have a favorite that didn't make it into the slideshow, feel free to note it in the comments section below.

Image source: A.I. theatrical release poster



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