Photo gallery: Robots in the movies

April 23, 2015 9:39 PM

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Photo gallery: Robots in the movies

From the silent era to the present, robots have fascinated filmmakers, who have portrayed the mechanical beings in every conceivable way — as allies, antagonists, victims, predators, quipsters, megalomaniacs and agents of evil. Inspired by the release of Ex Machina, here’s a list of some of the movies’ most memorable androids.

METROPOLIS (1927) Fritz Lang’s unusually prescient and influential science-fiction epic, which took more than a year to film, introduced the cinema’s first robot, or Maschinenmensch (German for “machine human”): Maria, a cyborg designed by a mad scientist to resemble a woman beloved by the rebelliou...

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