Best Robot Movies for Your Day on the Sofa

Some people are back to the grindstone the day after Thanksgiving (just give us a call if you need Indramat support; we answer calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week). Then there are those who delight in the mayhem of Black Friday. They’ve scoped out the deals, planned their routes, and have mentally and physically prepared themselves for a gauntlet of shopping. Of course, many enjoy rest and relaxation on the Friday after Thanksgiving. As Indramat specialists, we’re quite fond of automation. Here are the five best robot movies that you should add to your movie marathon playlist.

2001: A Space Odyssey

The HAL 9000 computer, or just plain old HAL, will go down as one of the most famous robots of all time. HAL was simple and haunting – just a voice and a red light – and this film influenced movies of every genre that came after it.

The Terminator

The Terminator brought us a pop culture icon and a healthy (or unhealthy) fear of automation. While most of us aren’t too worried about time-traveling killer robots, there are plenty of people who truly believe that a Skynet situation is well underway.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Really any of the movies from the Star Wars franchise could be included in a list of best robot movies. The original Star Wars movie makes the cut because it introduces us to two of the most recognizable robots in all of cinema history: C-3PO and R2-D2.

Blade Runner

To be fair, replicants aren’t truly robots. They are “biorobotic androids”. Definitely no servo motors here. This is still a great robot movie and an important film in the science fiction genre.


Not all robot movies are family-friendly, but Wall-E fits the bill. Plus, it’s a good flick in its own right. It’s chock-full of life lessons like the importance of human connectivity, environmental stewardship, and living a purposeful life.


Enjoy your robot movie marathon! If you need repair, maintenance, or inspection for the Indramat servos on your factory robots, contact us online or call 479-422-0390 for immediate support.