Sometimes the key to a long week is hunkering down with a bowl of popcorn and a good old-fashioned sci-fi flick. The next time you’re spending a rainy night in, choose from one of these titles that never fail to deliver a mixture of corny dialogue, dramatic action sequences and epic/not-so-epic CGI. Starring a range of cute to creepy robots, these movies will ensure you’re totally embracing your inner-geek!
Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson (Poe and General Hux to The Force Awakens fans!) star in this recent Academy Award winning film, along with newly minted Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (talk about a talented cast of up-and-comers!). This visually stunning masterpiece takes the age-old plot of a 'tech genius on a quest to create artificial intelligence' and twists it into something modern, new and thought-provoking.
Cure yourself of a bad day with four overly dramatic action films! This famous franchise is perfect for binge-watching if it's robots and explosions you crave. It's Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, playing the titular character, an intense cyborg assassin. You'll find yourself doing your best "Hasta la vista, baby" impression.
Even the biggest ultra-nerd can appreciate Pixar's take on androids. Perhaps the cutest of the bunch (or at least tying with #7), Wall-E, a lonely robot on a desolate planet, embarks on a journey where he learns about love, life and taking care of the earth. What's not to love? Plus, you'll have this entire movie memorized after one watch ("Waaaaaaaaaaall-e!")!
Harrison Ford plays a detective-turned-robot investigator in this cult classic film. Nominated for two Oscars and a Golden Globe in 1983, Blade Runner is a 'must see' for science fiction-lovers and movie-buffs alike. Think Indiana Jones but with robots!
While it might take 15+ hours of couch-time to get through all of these movies, this franchise is lightyears ahead of others in terms of nerdiness; for that reason, it's also one of the most binge-able choices. If you're in the mood for a classic robot movie, R2-D2, C-3P0 and BB-8 are the droids you're looking for!
Disney's animated superhero gang is complete with an adorable android! Baymax, an "inflatable healthcare companion," steals the screen as he helps a group of five misfits take down a menacing Kabuki mask-wearing villain. Beware: This unexpectedly heartwarming movie might require a box of tissues.