April 9, 2020
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Theme movies for social isolation

AI Data Movies

#Stayhome has driven us all into social isolation, for some businesses it has yielded some clear benefits. Known as “the covid bounce”, video streaming  subscriptions, video demand and gaming, have all seen a strong increase in sales driven by COVID19, which has reshaped and disrupted entertainment on demand. We put together some of our top AI and Data related movies that use the genre of science fiction/drama to explore the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it could be used in the future and their speculated impacts on society. Which one is you favourite?

Our favourite AI and Data inspired movies in English and a few in German

  • Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  • Welt am Draht (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973)
  • Alien (1979, 1986, 1992, 1997, 2012, 2017)
  • Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
  • War Games (John Badham, 1983)
  • Terminator (James Cameron, 1984)
  • Pi (Darren Aronofsky, 1998)
  • The Matrix (The Wachowskis, 1999)
  • A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard, 2001)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
  • Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)
  • S1m0ne (Andrew Niccol, 2002)
  • I, Robot (Alex Proyas, 2004)
  • Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010) 
  • Moneyball (Bennett Miller, 2011)
  • Margin Call (J. C. Chandor, 2011)
  • Plug & Play (Michale Frei, 2013) 
  • Automata (Gabe Ibaánēz, 2014)
  • Her (Spike Jonze, 2014)
  • Transcendence (Wally Pfister, 2014)
  • Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014)
  • The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, 2014)
  • Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2015)
  • The Big Short (Adam McKay, 2015)
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity (Matthew Brown, 2015)
  • Krieg & Spiele (Karin Jurschik, 2016)
  • Morgan (Luke Scott, 2016)
  • Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)
  • Manhunt: Unabomber (Greg Yaitanes, 2017)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve, 2017)
  • Ghost in the Shell (Rupert Sanders, 2017)
  • Upgrade (Leigh Whannell, 2018)
  • I am Mother (Grant Sputore, 2019)
  • Hi, AI (Isa Willinger, 2019)


Did you know that the first science fiction film that already illustrates the idea of artificial intelligence of all times is German? Metropolis is a monumental silent film of German Expressionism, directed by Fritz Lang between 1925 and 1926. The scene is a futuristic city with a distinctive two-tier society divided between the working class and the city planners. The son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet. It is one of the most expensive films of the time and is considered one of the most important works in film history. Watch the full movie on Youtube with English subtitles


“The most striking feature of this documentary is the contrast between the awkward shortcomings of the robot and the patience by which they are welcomed into their human coaches lives.”

(Andreas Dunker)

References & more

Full Hi, AI movie critic by Andreas Dunker: Robot relationships from contemporary future


Title: AI and Data Related Movies
DAIN Studios, Data & AI Strategy Consultancy
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Updated on November 23, 2023