Representations of Artificial Intelligence in Cinema: not AI

The movies in this category do not exhibit examples of Artificial Intelligence, although they might seem to at first sight. They include things like humans pretending to be robots, assembly robots, teleoperated mechanisms, prosthetics, clockwork mechanisms, etc, or derive from IMDB tags refering to the acting as so poor to be 'robotic'

The Abominable Dr. Phibes1971 clockwork musicians
Aelita/Aelita: Queen of Mars/Revolt of the Robots 1924human slave workers treated no better than robots
Alien vs. Ninja2010regference to poor acting
American Pie Presents Band Camp 2005 Teleoperated vechicle
Asylum 1972 toys in shape of robots
Atlantic Rim2013exoskeleton
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 ***
Avalon2001virtual reality, possibly with AI gamesmaster
Big Meat Eater 1982 tiny toy robot aliens spoof
Billion Dollar Brain 1967 supercomputer
Brainstorm 1983 Assembly robots
Il Casanova di Federico Fellini/Fellini's Casanova 1976 Mechanical doll and bird
Chicken Little 2005 Mechanical exoskeleton
The City of the Lost Children/Cite des enfants perdus, La 1995 weird machines
Class of 1999 II: The Substitute1994human pretending to be robot
Click2006robot dog
Colossal2016Teleoperated mechanical robot
Congo 1995Brief shot of teleoperated arms+hands
The Curious Dr. Humpp/Venganza del sexo, La 1971 zombie-like humans
Cyberpunk 1990 ***
The Cyberstalking 1999 virtual reality
Dante's Peak 1997 teleoperated legged mobile
Dr. Phibes Rises Again 1972 clockwork musicians
Earth vs the Flying Saucers1956robot-like body armor
EuroTrip 2004 robot style mime
Fierce Creatures 1997 Mechatronic panda
Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers 1936 no robots?
Freejack 1992 ***

Future Force


no AI whatsoever, one mechanical glove

The Gate to the Mind's Eye 1994 Animated graphics showcase with a robot-like body in some sequences
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control 2008 remote control humanoid
The Great Mouse Detective 1986 mechanical wind-up toys
The Great Yokai War/Yokai Daisenso 2005 magic-animated mechanical monsters
Hackers 1995 ***
Hold Me with Your Robot Hand 2000 ***
Home Movie 2001teleoperated humanoid robot
H.O.T.S. 1979 human pretending to be a cleaning robot (nudity)
Hugo 2011 mechanical humanoid automaton
I Love Budapest 2001 no idea - reference to actors' skills?
Joey/Making Contact 1985 robot toy animated by some spiritual mechanism
Kiss Me Quick! 1964 a large box pretending to be an all-purpose servent, plus some topless no longer normal females
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace 1996 virtual reality
License to Wed 2007 mechanical dolls, some remote control
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 mindless cleaning robot
Mad Mission II/Zuijia paidang daxian shentong 1983teleoperated mechanicals
Moon 44 1990 automated mining robots
Mumford 1999 mechanical sex toy
New Rose Hotel 1998 ***
Pacific Rim2013exoskeleton
Paprika 2006virtual wind-up robot toy
The Parole Officer2001Teleoperated vehicle
Planete sauvage, La /The Fantastic Planet1973unclear - maybe remotely controlled bodies
Real Steel2011Teleoperated fighting robots
Robo Warriors 1996 Teleoperated giant 'exo-skeletons'
Robot Jox/Robojox 1991 giant combat teleoperated robots
Robot Ninja 1990 no robots at all
Robot Wrecks 1941 human pretending to be a robot causes trouble
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie - Rugrats II 2000teleoperated animatronics
Sakura taisen/Sakura Wars 1997mechanical exoskeleton
S1m0ne2002CGI character inserted into movies

The Saturn Avenger Vs the Terror Robot


short film, z-list, there is a robot in the plot

SOPOR 1981 industrial robots
Split 2004 ***
Stargate 1994 ***
Stay Tuned 1992 TV segment w/robot cat?
Subliminal Seduction 1996 ***
Surrogates2009 Teleoperated bodies, factory robots
The Thief of Baghdad 1940 clockwork mechanical (magical) horse
The Thirteenth Floor 1999 cybereality supported by a computer
95ers: Time Runners/95ers: Echoes2013similar titles
A Town Called Panic 2009 robot-looking vehicle
Unwound2003 ***
Vera2003?unclear why IMDB info
Virus2002 many clever mechatronic devices constructed and controlled by an alien electronic intelligence (possibly artificial)
Waxworks 1988 animated wax sculptures
Waxwork II: Lost in Time 1992 various spoofs of horror movies
The Wild, Wild West1999 some clever mechatronic devices controlled by humans
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 32002mechatronic battle suit

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