FEMALE A.I. ON SCREEN
Our favourite female robots that have made their mark on sci-fi screens


Since Metropolis in 1927, female robots have made their mark on Hollywood sci-fi screens. From fearsome terminatrixes to computerized housewives, the female robots have offered viewers a look into an unknown and unexplored future of science and robotics.

 

Here we take a look our top 5 films with female artificial intelligence...

 

 

 

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1) Maria - Metropolis (1927)

In the most expensive film of the time, Fritz Lang's 1927 film is set in the futuristic city-state of Metropolis. This urban dystopia is the setting for the story of two lovers who attempt to close the gap between the elite and working class. It features a female robot, Maria, created by a mad scientist in attempt to replicate his lost love.

 

 

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2) Lisa - Weird Science  (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, are determined to be seen as cool by their peers. In trying to do so, they attempt to create the perfect woman via their computer. The result is a gorgeous woman named Lisa. Lisa can erase memories and pull guns out of thin air but her sole purpose is to boost the boy's poor confidence and help them with life situations.

 

 

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3) T-X - Terminator 3 (2003)

In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, viewers are introduced to the first female terminator. T-X is a cyborg assassin with a human female appearance. T-X can transform her identity to anyone she wishes making her extremely lethal. She is programmed to seek out and kill 21 primary targets to stop the founding of a human resistance.

 

 

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4) The Wives - Stepford Wives (2004)

When Joanne and Walter Eberhart move to the superficial, affluent, quiet town of Stepford, Connecticut, they are expecting a quiet life in the suburbs. Little do they know that the mayor and his wife have replaced the town wives with "perfect" subservient obedient robots much to the advantage of their husbands. Satire is rife here.

 

 

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5) Samantha - Her (2014)

Theodore Twombly is a divorced, lonely writer who downloads a highly intelligent operating system, Samantha, designed to meet his every need. Twombly and Samantha form a highly unusual relationship and eventually fall in love. Starring Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johansson, Her is soulful, vulnerable, and wryly addresses the future of modern human relationships. Could you fall in love with a computer?

 

 

 

Her is out in cinemas now.

 

 

 

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“Female robots have offered viewers a look into the unknown.”

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