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Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)

In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting rise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching the point of creating realistic robots (called mechas) to serve them. One of the mecha-producing companies builds David, an artificial kid which is the first to have real feelings, especially a never-ending love for his "mother", Monica. Monica is the woman who adopted him as a substitute for her real son, who remains in cryo-stasis, stricken by an incurable disease. David is living happily with Monica and her husband, but when their real son returns home after a cure is discovered, his life changes dramatically. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  racism,  memory,  fear,  suicide
Mood:myth,  allegory,  affection
Locations:sea,  snow,  forest
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:ice age,  statue of liberty new york city,  far future,  fairy tale,  future shock,  robot human relationship,  robot as pathos,  sex with robot,  swimming pool,  artificially created boy,  blond boy,  reference to hansel and gretel,  year 2035,  technology gone amok,  self repair,  flooded city,  end of mankind,  synthetic human,  2140s,  reference to pinocchio,  decapitated child,  technophobia,  flying machine,  stasis,  spectacle,  coney island brooklyn new york city,  22nd century,  public execution,  lock of hair,  asthma attack,  oedipus complex,  reference to frankenstein,  tech noir,  caught in a net,  rite of passage,  neon,  tear,  indifference,  pity,  wish fulfillment,  fetishism,  armageddon,  cryogenics,  child abandonment,  entire title is capitalized acronym,  tragic ending,  self referential,  persecution,  perfume,  xenophobia,  patricide,  dolphin,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  global warming,  nanny,  pajamas,  laughing,  bigotry,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  sibling rivalry,  lion,  cyberpunk,  child's point of view,  irony,  manhunt,  hatred,  misunderstanding,  fairy,  promise,  cannon,  android,  brooklyn new york city,  genocide,  teddy bear,  pool,  pop culture,  hat,  cage,  ice,  moon,  underwater,  dystopia,  tragic event,  statue,  based on short story,  coffee,  acronym in title,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  child abuse,  dinner,  toilet,  manhattan new york city,  prostitution,  robot,  birthday,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  train,  three word title,  knife,  new york city,  singing,  mother son relationship

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  fear
Locations:snow
Period:future
Story:future shock,  tech noir,  tragic ending,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  cannon,  dystopia,  tragic event,  statue,  no opening credits,  three word title,  knife

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The Colony (2013)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Colony (2013)

Groups of people - colonies - are forced underground due to another ice age. Colony 7 goes to check on Colony 5, which they lost contact with. When they get there they find that the colony has fallen and there is a whole new enemy that they have to face on their way back.

Themes:suicide
Locations:snow
Period:future
Story:ice age,  global warming,  manhunt,  ice,  dystopia,  helicopter

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:memory,  fear
Locations:forest
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:future shock,  robot as pathos,  swimming pool,  self referential,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  android,  moon,  dystopia,  no opening credits,  robot,  motorcycle,  new york city

Kokaku Kidotai (1995) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Period:future
Story:future shock,  robot as pathos,  synthetic human,  tech noir,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  android,  dystopia,  robot,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  knife

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Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. This is why Avatar (2009) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001). (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  racism,  fear
Mood:allegory
Locations:forest
Period:future
Story:22nd century,  cryogenics,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  genocide,  moon,  underwater,  coffee,  no opening credits,  robot,  helicopter

The Iron Giant (1999)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-fi

The Iron Giant (1999)

This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyard. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  fear
Locations:forest
Characters:boy
Story:robot as pathos,  robot,  child's point of view,  hatred,  coffee,  no opening credits,  dinner,  toilet,  train,  three word title,  mother son relationship

Peter Pan (2003)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:snow
Characters:boy
Story:nanny,  child's point of view,  fairy,  cannon,  teddy bear,  hat,  ice,  underwater,  no opening credits,  mother son relationship

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I, Robot (2004) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

I, Robot (2004)

In 2035, technophobic homicide detective Del Spooner of the Chicago PD heads the investigation of the apparent suicide of leading robotics scientist, Dr. Alfred Lanning. Unconvinced of the motive, Spooner's investigation into Lanning's death reveals a trail of secrets and agendas within the USR (United States Robotics) corporation and suspicions of murder. Little does he know that his investigation would lead to uncovering a larger threat to humanity. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Period:future
Story:robot,  year 2035,  robot as pathos,  technophobia,  caught in a net,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  android,  dystopia,  no opening credits,  motorcycle,  train

Ex Machina (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ex Machina (2014)

Caleb, a 26 year old programmer at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  memory
Story:artificial intelligence,  robot human relationship,  sex with robot,  robot,  reference to frankenstein,  android,  no opening credits,  helicopter,  knife

Uptown Girls (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive, she learns what it means to be an adult while teaching Ray how to be a child. This is why Uptown Girls (2003) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001). (Read More)

Mood:affection
Story:fairy tale,  coney island brooklyn new york city,  nanny,  fairy,  brooklyn new york city,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  new york city

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Bicentennial Man (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi

Bicentennial Man (1999)

This film follows the 'life' and times of the lead character, an android who is purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks. Within a few days the Martin family realizes that they don't have an ordinary droid as Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought. In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity while trying to stop those who created him from destroying him. (Read More)

Story:robot as pathos,  22nd century,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  android,  based on short story,  robot

Blade Runner (1982) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner (1982)

In the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has become a dark and depressing metropolis, filled with urban decay. Rick Deckard, an ex-cop, is a "Blade Runner". Blade runners are people assigned to assassinate "replicants". The replicants are androids that look like real human beings. When four replicants commit a bloody mutiny on the Off World colony, Deckard is called out of retirement to track down the androids. As he tracks the replicants, eliminating them one by one, he soon comes across another replicant, Rachel, who evokes human emotion, despite the fact that she's a replicant herself. As Deckard closes in on the leader of the replicant group, his true hatred toward artificial intelligence makes him question his own identity in this future world, including what's human and what's not human. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Period:future
Story:robot as pathos,  technology gone amok,  tech noir,  bigotry,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  hatred,  android,  dystopia,  robot

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Locations:snow
Period:future
Story:hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  ice,  dystopia,  tragic event,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  robot,  train,  knife,  new york city

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Le Grand Bleu (1988)
Adventure, Drama, Sport

Le Grand Bleu (1988)

Enzo and Jacques have known each other for a long time. Their friendship started in their childhood days in the Mediterranean. They were not real friends in these days, but there was something they both loved and used to do the whole day long: diving. One day Jacques' father, who was a diver too, died in the Mediterranean sea. After that incident Enzo and Jacques lost contact. After several years, Enzo and Jacques had grown up, Johanna, a young clerk in an insurance office, has to go to Peru. There she meets Jacques who is being studied by a group of scientists. He dives for some minutes into ice-cold water and the scientists monitor his physical state that is more like a dolphin than human. Johanna can not believe what she sees and gets very interested in Jacques but she's unable to get acquainted with him. Some weeks later back in her office, she finds out that Jacques will be competing in a diving championship that takes place in Taormina, Sicily. In order to see Jacques again she makes up a story so the firm sends her to Italy for business purposes. In Taormina there is also Enzo, the reigning diving world champion. He knows that only Jacques can challenge and probably beat him. This time Johanna and Jacques get closer, but Jacques, being more a dolphin than man, cannot really commit and his rivalry with Enzo pushes both men into dangerous territory... (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:sea,  snow
Characters:boy
Story:swimming pool,  dolphin,  ice,  coffee,  helicopter,  train,  three word title,  new york city,  mother son relationship

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001). (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:snow,  forest
Story:statue of liberty new york city,  cryogenics,  hologram,  android,  tragic event,  statue,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  dinner,  toilet,  robot,  helicopter,  knife,  new york city,  singing

Oblivion (2013) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Oblivion (2013)

One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands.

Themes:memory
Locations:forest
Period:future
Story:swimming pool,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  moon,  dystopia,  no opening credits,  robot,  motorcycle,  knife,  new york city

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Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:forest
Period:future
Story:robot as pathos,  stasis,  cryogenics,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  android,  genocide,  moon,  tragic event,  statue,  robot,  knife

Astro Boy (2009)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Astro Boy (2009)

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:robot,  robot as pathos,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  manhunt,  cannon,  android,  no opening credits

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

As Paleoclimatologist named Jack Hall is in Antartica, he discovers that a huge ice sheet has sheared off. But what he does not know is that this event will trigger a massive climate shift that will affect the world population. Meanwhile, his son Sam is with friends in New York to attend an event. There they discover that it has been raining non-stop for the past 3 days, and after a series of weather-related disasters begin to occur over the world, everybody realizes the world is entering a new Ice Age and the world population begins trying to evacuate to the warmer climates of the south. Jack makes a daring attempt to rescue his son and his friends who are stuck in New York and who have managed to survive not only a massive wave but also freezing cold temperatures that could possibly kill them. (Read More)

Locations:snow
Story:ice age,  ice,  global warming,  statue of liberty new york city,  manhattan new york city,  helicopter,  new york city,  mother son relationship

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The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Last Airbender (2010)

The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village. Upon rescuing him, he reveals himself to be Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads. Swearing to protect the Avatar, Katara and Sokka journey with him to the Northern Water Kingdom in his quest to master "Waterbending" and eventually fulfill his destiny of once again restoring peace to the world. But as they inch nearer to their goal, the group must evade Prince Zuko, the exiled son of Lord Ozai, Commander Zhao, the Fire Nation's military leader, and the tyrannical onslaught of the evil Fire Lord himself. This is why The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001). (Read More)

Locations:snow,  forest
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:cryogenics,  child's point of view,  cannon,  genocide,  ice,  moon,  statue,  no opening credits,  knife

Ice Age (2002)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ice Age (2002)

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age. (Read More)

Locations:snow
Story:ice age,  ice,  global warming,  no opening credits

Cocoon (1985)
Sci-fi

Cocoon (1985)

A group of aliens return to earth to retrieve cocoons containing the people they'd left behind from an earlier trip. These cocoons had been resting at the bottom of the ocean. Once retrieved, they stored these recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they'd rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is hampered by a number of elderly people from a nearby retirement community who had been secretly using the pool, and who discover unusual powers from within these cocoons. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Story:swimming pool,  pool,  dolphin,  moon,  underwater,  helicopter,  singing,  mother son relationship

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun... (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:robot as pathos,  swimming pool,  technology gone amok,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  promise,  android,  pool,  dystopia,  tragic event,  robot,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  knife,  mother son relationship

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  fear,  suicide
Locations:snow,  forest
Characters:boy
Story:swimming pool,  blond boy,  decapitated child,  child's point of view,  dinner,  train,  knife,  mother son relationship

District 9 (2009)
Sci-fi, Thriller

District 9 (2009)

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. This is why District 9 (2009) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001). (Read More)

Themes:racism,  fear
Mood:allegory
Story:bigotry,  hologram,  hatred,  dystopia,  no opening credits,  prostitution,  robot,  birthday,  helicopter

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Innocence (2004)
Animation, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Innocence (2004)

Bato is a living cyborg. His whole body, even his arms and legs, are entirely man-made. What only remains are traces of his brain and the memories of a woman. In an era when the boundary between humans and machines has become infinitely vague, Humans have forgotten that they are humans. This is the debauchery of the lonesome ghost of a man, who nevertheless seeks to retain humanity. Innocence... Is what life is. (Read More)

Period:future
Story:robot as pathos,  synthetic human,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  android,  dystopia,  robot

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:snow,  forest
Period:future
Story:public execution,  caught in a net,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  genocide,  dystopia,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  train,  knife

Strange Days (1995) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Themes:racism,  memory,  suicide
Period:future
Story:swimming pool,  tech noir,  cyberpunk,  dystopia,  no opening credits,  prostitution,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  train,  knife,  mother son relationship

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Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  fear,  suicide
Period:future
Story:robot as pathos,  tech noir,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  android,  dystopia,  false accusation,  robot,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  knife

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. This is why New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001). (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  fear
Locations:snow
Period:future
Story:statue of liberty new york city,  swimming pool,  tragic ending,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  hatred,  genocide,  false accusation,  manhattan new york city,  motorcycle,  knife,  new york city

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

This theatrical movie based on the television series (which was also based on a popular multiform robot toyline) did not go over very well at the box office. The movie takes place in 2005, twenty years after the television series, and chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their homeworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way. That hideous menace is the colossal planet known as Unicron, who has been ready to consume anything that stands in its way. The only thing that can stop Unicron is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which is possessed by the Autobots and which the Decepticons, through Unicron's orders, plan to take away from them. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty
Period:future
Story:robot as pathos,  hatred,  android,  genocide,  moon,  robot,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  train

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Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Period:future
Story:hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  dystopia,  based on short story,  no opening credits,  robot,  helicopter,  knife

Prometheus (2012)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Prometheus (2012)

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:snow
Period:future
Story:stasis,  cryogenics,  hologram,  android,  moon,  statue,  robot

Meet Joe Black (1998)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Meet Joe Black (1998)

Bill Parrish, media tycoon, loving father and still a human being, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. One morning, he is contacted by the Inevitable - by hallucination, as he thinks. Later, Death itself enters his home and his life, personified in a man's body: Joe Black has arrived. His intention was to take Bill with him, but accidentally, Joe's former host and Bill's beautiful daughter Susan have already met. Joe begins to develop certain interest in life on earth as well as in Susan, who has no clue who she's flirting with. (Read More)

Mood:affection
Period:future
Story:swimming pool,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  helicopter,  three word title,  new york city

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Thx 1138 (1971)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Thx 1138 (1971)

It's sometime in the future in a state controlled society, where conformity and homogeneity are the rule. What is also the rule is that the populace follows the wants of the faceless state without question. How this is achieved is through a mandatory drug regimen, which also suppresses human desire, with sexual intercourse and human relationships banned. The law of the state is policed by a force of robocops. The physical environment is totally within a manufactured enclosure, what being outside of this unknown. THX 1138 is a loyal subject, he who goes about his business as a skilled factory working building robocops. And even when he begins to have strange feelings, he does what is obliged by going to the state run confessional, which further brainwashes through its reinforced mantra of happiness, loyalty and understanding. THX 1138 is given a glimpse into the other side through his computer matched and thus appointed female roommate, LUH 3417, and her surveillance colleague SEN 5241, LUH 3417's vision which may be something that THX 1138 may want to continue despite its illegality. If THX 1138 is able to keep his activities from the authorities and the robocops, he will have to figure out what options are available to him. This is why Thx 1138 (1971) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001). (Read More)

Themes:fear
Period:future
Story:future shock,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  android,  dystopia,  toilet,  robot,  motorcycle

Alice In Wonderland (1951) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. (Read More)

Locations:sea,  forest
Story:fairy tale,  child's point of view,  hat,  moon,  underwater,  birthday,  three word title,  singing

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:forest,  snow
Characters:boy
Story:fairy tale,  reference to hansel and gretel,  laughing,  cannon,  hat,  cage,  three word title,  knife,  mother son relationship

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The Machine (2013)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Machine (2013)

Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defence (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers' work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Period:future
Story:artificial intelligence,  robot as pathos,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  android,  dystopia,  no opening credits,  robot,  knife

A Little Princess (1995)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

A Little Princess (1995)

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  racism,  fear
Story:child's point of view,  hatred,  statue,  child abuse,  birthday,  three word title,  new york city

Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Action, Sci-fi

Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)

Following the events in "Beneath the Planet of the Apes", Cornelius and Zira flee back through time to 20th Century Los Angeles, where they face fear and persecution similar to what Taylor and Brent suffered in the future, and discover the origins of the stream of events that will shape their world. This is why Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001). (Read More)

Themes:fear
Period:future
Story:persecution,  xenophobia,  cage,  dystopia,  tragic event

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Babylon A.d. (2008)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Babylon A.d. (2008)

In a near future, the mercenary Toorop is hired by the powerful criminal Gorsky to take a woman named Aurora from a Noelite Convent in Central Asia to New York. In return, he will receive a large amount of money and a clear passport. Toorop joins Aurora and her guardian Sister Rebeka as they cross the dangerous Russian landscape chased by mercenaries that also want Aurora. On their journey, Toorop discovers that Aurora has special abilities and once in New York, they see on the news that the Noelite Convent has just been bombed. When Aurora discloses that she is a virgin and pregnant with twins, Toorop realizes that there is something sinister behind his mission and that he and Sister Rebeka are not part of Gorsky's plans. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Locations:forest
Period:future
Story:hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  ice,  acronym in title,  motorcycle,  new york city

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction.

Themes:fear
Locations:snow,  forest
Story:artificial intelligence,  robot as pathos,  synthetic human,  hologram,  android,  cage,  no opening credits,  robot,  motorcycle,  new york city,  mother son relationship

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty
Characters:boy
Story:self referential,  patricide,  pajamas,  promise,  tragic event,  dinner,  birthday,  train,  new york city,  singing,  mother son relationship

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Repo Men (2010) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Repo Men (2010)

In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Former soldier Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty
Locations:snow
Period:future
Story:swimming pool,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  dystopia,  tragic event,  no opening credits,  toilet,  train,  knife,  mother son relationship

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001). (Read More)

Themes:fear,  suicide
Locations:snow,  forest
Period:future
Story:tragic ending,  hatred,  cage,  dystopia,  tragic event,  no opening credits,  helicopter,  knife,  mother son relationship

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:fear
Locations:snow,  forest
Story:fairy tale,  caught in a net,  fairy,  ice,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  knife

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The Ice Storm (1997)
Drama

The Ice Storm (1997)

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband's lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. And young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie drawers of her friends' parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century. Things get bad... (Read More)

Locations:snow
Characters:boy
Story:ice,  swimming pool,  pajamas,  tragic event,  dinner,  manhattan new york city,  train,  three word title,  new york city,  mother son relationship

Automata (2014) is one of the best movies like Artificial Intelligence: Ai (2001)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Automata (2014)

In 2044, solar storms have killed 99.7 % of the world's population and only 21 million people survive. The ROC Corporation has designed and built robots called Automata Pilgrim 7000 to help to rebuild the world. These robots have two security protocols; they can neither harm humans nor alter themselves or other robots. When police officer Sean Wallace shoots a robot and claims that it was altering itself, ROC insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is placed in charge of the investigation. Soon he believes that there is a "clocksmith" illegally modifying the robots. Jacq wants to live in the coast and asks his boss and friend Robert Bold to transfer him with his pregnant wife Rachel Vaucan to the coast. Robert offers the possibility if Jacq resolves the case. Jacq and Wallace go to a brothel where the modified robot Cleo attends and Wallace shoots its leg, expecting that the owner will lead them to the clocksmith. They meet Dupre but she is not the clocksmith that is modifying the robots. Soon Jacq discovers who is the responsible for modifying the robots but the Powers that Be in ROC believe that Jacq is the one to be blamed. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:robot human relationship,  self repair,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  dystopia,  robot,  knife

Papurika (2006)
Adventure, Animation, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Papurika (2006)

Three scientists at the Foundation for Psychiatric Research fail to secure a device they've invented, the D.C. Mini, which allows people to record and watch their dreams. A thief uses the device to enter people's minds, when awake, and distract them with their own dreams and those of others. Chaos ensues. The trio - Chiba, Tokita, and Shima - assisted by a police inspector and by a sprite named Paprika must try to identify the thief as they ward off the thief's attacks on their own psyches. Dreams, reality, and the movies merge, while characters question the limits of science and the wisdom of Big Brother. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  suicide
Period:future
Story:wish fulfillment,  cyberpunk,  fairy,  cage,  robot,  motorcycle,  train

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