Arguably the most loveable robot in the universe, Wall-E won the hearts of many with his adorable charm, big heart and his dutiful manner when carrying out his job compacting trash. And how could we forget how touchingly smitten he becomes when he meets Eve? Great film, despite the lack of dialogue for the first 25 minutes. All together now... Waaaaaaaaaalllllllll-Eeeeeeeeeeeee!
*Batteries Not Included (1987)
Alien robots lend a hand in saving an apartment block for its tight-knit tenants. Intergalactic business must have been slow in 1987. That or Spielberg was running low on ideas.
Short Circuit (1986)
A white guy playing an Asian, that guy from Police Academy playing his usual character, a bratpack lady love interest, and a badass laser-toting robot with a heart – Short Circuit had it all. Did we mention the badass laser?
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Written by Isaac Assimov, so you know it’s good; starring Robin Williams, so you know it’s got hairy arms; and directed by Chris Columbus of Harry Potter fame, so you know it’s… well he did a good job of The Goonies and Gremlins. Surprisingly touching.
The one thing cooler than cowboys? Robots. This had robot cowboys. And one of them was Yul Brynner. Cool overload, circuits sparking. Much like the robots in the film as they go out of control in what is supposed to be a fantasy theme park for holidaymakers. When things get real the trip turns from flight of fancy to fight for survival.