Power Rankings: Cinematic Robots

The SAW Power Rankings is our weekly ranking of a certain movie related topic. Please feel free to comment on our rankings and provide a list of your own in the comments below.

First things first, we aren’t getting into a nerd debate over what the differences are between robots, cyborgs androids or whatever else is out there. We are simply talking about our favorite movie robots. Some are funny, some are here to take over the world and some are just plain annoying. Looking at you C-3PO.

Robots have been in movies since the earliest part of the 19th century with Maschinenmensch from 1927’s Metropolis being the first significant robot character. After that robots would become a staple of the sci-fi and horror genres introducing us to some of our favorite manufactured characters. Arguably,as you can see by our list, the favorite and most famous being Arnie’s T-800 from the Terminator Franchise. Let us know below who your favorite movie robots are !

Vincent Kane:

  1. Robocop
  2. T-1000 (T2: Judgement Day)
  3. Ava (Ex Machina)
  4. Gypsy Danger (Pacific Rim)
  5. K-2S0 (Rogue One)

Billy Dhalgren:

  1. T-800 (The Terminator)
  2. R2-D2 (Star Wars)
  3. Wall-E 
  4. The Iron Giant
  5. Maximillian (Black Hole)


  1. R2-D2 (Star Wars)
  2. C-3PO (Star Wars)
  3. T-800 (The Terminator)
  4. Maschinenmensch  (Metropolis)
  5. Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

King Alvarez:

  1. R2-D2
  2. T-800
  3. Ash (Alien)
  4. The Iron Giant 
  5. Marvin the Paranoid Android (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Marmaduke Karlston:

  1. T-800 (T2: Judgement Day version)
  2. Wall-E
  3. Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  4. C-3PO 
  5. The Sentinels (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Sailor Monsoon:

  1. The Iron Giant
  2. Wall-E
  3. Roy Batty (Blade Runner)
  4. The Man in Black (Westworld)
  5. Ava (Ex Machina)

BB Ben:

  1. The Iron Giant
  2. Wall-E
  3. T-800
  4. Robby the Robot (Forbidden Planet)
  5. Robot Bill & Ted (Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey)

Blank Stare:

  1. R2-D2
  2. T-800
  3. TARS (Interstellar)
  4. David (A.I. Artificial Intelligence)
  5. David (Alien: Covenant)


Author: Vincent Kane

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