Tuesday, November 28, 2023

List: Top 3 Characters from AI Movies

This week on Episode 215 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Ghost in the Shell, we talked about our favorite characters from movies about artificiality intelligence. On Episode 107 we discussed our Top 3 Movie Robots, and in essence most (if not all) of those characters represent artificial intelligence on some level. So this week we expanded our criteria a bit to include any character from movies about artificial intelligence, not just the AI themselves. This allowed for more flexibility to talk about the human characters that support the notions of artificial intelligence.

On that note, which characters would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

*Keep in mind we have different criteria for our lists as well*


1) Nathan (Oscar Isaac) – Ex Machina
2) C. A. Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) – Metropolis
3) Detective Spooner (Will Smith) – I, Robot


1) Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) – Ex Machina
2) Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) – Her
3) Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) – Blade Runner


1) Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) – Blade Runner
2) T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) – Terminator 2: Judgement Day
3) HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain) – 2001: A Space Odeyseey

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Sam Bell – Moon
Sarah Connor – Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Miles Dyson – Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Sonny – I, Robot
Chappie – Chappie
Deckard – Blade Runner
David – A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Dave – 2001: A Space Odeyssey
Samantha – Her
Iron Giant – The Iron Giant
Johnny Five – Short Curcuit
TARS – Interstellar

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. Depending on your criteria and tastes, there are a ton of others movies that could have made your list regarding this topic. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duranhttps://insessionfilm.com
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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