According to most Sci-Fi movies, the ultimate warrior of the future is the robot. They’re stronger, faster, and more accurate. Actually, they’re better than humans at pretty much everything (don’t worry, we’re sure no robot can binge Netflix quite as you can). In this list, we face off the top 72 greatest robots in movies, tv shows, anime, and comics.
Droideka vs M3-B9 G.U.N.T.E.R.
The chance of war is escalating and the president has finally sanctioned your ‘robot warrior’ project. Which robot combatant do you choose to deck out your army with, Droideka (Star Wars: Clone Wars) or M3-B9 G.U.N.T.E.R. (Lost in Space, Netflix)?
T-800 vs Ultron
Scenario: Robot wars! These two lethal machines are put head to head. Who comes out victorious? T-800 (Terminator) or Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)?
See relevant: Justice League vs Avengers: Who Wins?
Host vs Johnny 5
Scenario: Robot combatants have been decommissioned! All remaining robots are being redesignated as electric appliances and it just so happens you need a toaster. Who do you choose, Host (Westworld, HBO) or Johnny 5 (Short Circuit)?
7. Police Robot (Total Recall 2012 movie)
These robotic police officers can be seen side by side with the human officers in the film while investigating the Quaid case.
8. Police Robots (Elysium)
Elysium’s citizens are policed by robots.
Robot Warriors Faceoff: Elysium Robots vs Total Recall 2 Robots
Scenario: You’ve finally mastered the art of machinery! You can finally put your knowledge into practice and build your first robot. Who will it be, Police Robot (Total Recall 2012 movie) or Police Robots (Elysium)?
See relevant: The Greatest Cyborgs in Movies and TV Shows
Robot Combatants Faceoff: The ABC Warrior VS TARS
Scenario: You are on a remote island with one of these badass robots. Your goal? Survive. Their goal? Hunt you down. Who are you more scared of will be selected? TARS (Interstellar) or The ABC Warrior (Judge Dredd, movie 1995)?
See relevant: 13 Dark Superhero Movies Like Watchmen
Huge Robot Warriors
Do you know what’s better than a robot combatant? That’s right, a huge robot combatant! Colossal tons of metal stomping across the battlefield, destroying everything and anything in their way, these giants are decked out with the latest in killing machinery. In this category, we face off those big assault robots that are big enough to terrify you, but not “Godzilla big” (for those, see the City Flattening category).
ED-209 vs Centurion Security Robots
Scenario: Your dad just won the elections, which is great and all, but apparently, that makes you “a target” and in need of 24/7 security. Who do you choose as your new chaperone? ED-209 (Robocop) or Centurion Security Robots (Alita: Battle Angel)?
See relevant: Alita vs Raiden: Who Would Win?
Huge Robot Warriors Faceoff: Optimus Prime vs The Destroyer
Scenario: Thousands of giant mutated spiders are now terrorizing your city! Which robot do you partner with to help exterminate them, Optimus Prime (Transformers) or The Destroyer (Thor)?
Huge Robot Warriors Faceoff: Sentinels vs Gort
Scenario: Earth is getting absolutely thrashed by alien invaders! You can clone a mini-army from one of these robots to fend them off. Which do you choose, Sentinels (X-Men Days of Future Past) or Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still)?
Huge Robot Warriors Faceoff: USR Demolition Bot vs Walker
Scenario: In no way can you manage to cancel your gym membership. But what if there is no gym to be a member of? Which robot do you send to erase the gym? Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still) or Walkers (Star Wars)?
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Huge Robot Warriors Faceoff: Bumblebee vs Drone
Scenario: You get one robot to help you with daily tasks: Carrying groceries, walking the dog, eliminating anyone who mocks you. The possibilities are endless. Who do you choose, Bumblebee (Transformers) or Drone (Oblivion)?
Service Robots Facoff
We love Robots! Astromech droids, Ship robots, protocol units—old and rusty with missing parts or shiny, top-of-the-line new synthetic models—just bring them on. Robots inherently possess one of the main elements that make great believable characters—a primary function they were programmed to do from which all their actions are derived. Well-written robots in fiction just work! In this category, we face off the greatest robotic assistants and companions in fiction.
KVN vs Bender Bending Rodriguez
Scenario: The only way to pay your rent is to bring in a roommate and the below are the only ones who answered your Craigslist ad. Who do you choose, KVN (Final Space) or Bender Bending Rodríguez (Futurama)?
See relevant: The Most Powerful 20 Characters With Purple Hair
Service Robots Faceoff: YaY-OK vs Alpha 5
Scenario: Your friends are most likely tired of listening to your problems and complaints, so why not get a bot? Who do you choose as your mechanical confidant?
Service Robots Faceoff: R2-D2 vs Marvin The Paranoid
Scenario: You’re sent on a space exploration mission that could span years. Which service robot do you bring with you? R2-D2 (Star Wars) or Marvin the Paranoid Android (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, movie)?
See relevant: The Top 12 Best Movies Like Guardians Of The Galaxy
Service Robots Faceoff: Wall E vs Baymax
Scenario: You took care of your Tamagotchi for years, now it’s time for technology to take care of you for a bit. Which bot do you choose to mother you? WALL•E or Baymax (Big Hero 6)?
Service Robots Faceoff: Kyoko vs Dot Matrix
Scenario: The time you’ve been waiting for is here–human/robot marriage has been legalized! Who is the “woman” of your dreams, Kyoko (Ex Machina) or Dot Matrix (Space balls)?
Who needs to drive a meek tank when you can control a 100-meter humanoid robot that wields a gigantic beam saber and fires off missiles? No doubt — Mecha is just infinitely cooler than any other armored fighting vehicle. And when they’re really enormous, they’re even cooler! From their huge mechanical frames to their destructive might, these towering titans of metal have exactly what it takes to blow our minds away. However, after decades of good Mecha fun, an inevitable question arose: just which Mecha is the strongest? Let’s try to answer this ENORMOUS question.
Megazord vs Gundam
Scenario: There’s a gigantic radioactive four-handed monster approaching the shore from the ocean. Which legendary giant Mecha would you send to stop it, Megazord (Power Rangers, movie) or Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie -A Wakening of the Trailblazer)?
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Giant Mecha Faceoff: Gipsy Avenger Jaeger vs Voltron
Scenario: If these two city flattening fought to the death, who wins, Gipsy Avenger Jaeger (Pacific Rim 2, movie) or Voltron (Voltron: Legendary Defender , TV series)
Giant Mecha Faceoff: Mechagodzilla vs Giant Robot
Scenario: Alien invaders have amassed a formidable force on the dark side of the moon but you can drop one of these giant Mecha among them to wreak havoc from within. Who would you choose? Mechagodzilla (Ready Player One, movie) or Giant Robot (Robot Jox, movie)?
See relevant: Top 20 Best Enemies of Godzilla, Ranked
Giant Mecha Faceoff: Lancelot vs Eva Unit 02
Scenario: Your city mall needs an extreme makeover. Which giant Mecha do you unleash to level it to the ground, Lancelot (Code Geass, anime series) or Eva Unit 02 (Neon Genesis Evangelion, anime series)?
39. Gunmen (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
The giant mech is capable of changing between two modes for different styles of combat and control.
40. FRANXX robot (Darling in the FRANXX)
A giant robot was built to defend Bay City against impending doom.
Giant Mecha Faceoff: Franxx Robot vs Gunmen
Scenario: It’s all about the high-tech! Which one of these Mecha is more technologically advanced?
Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs
Survivability is the name of the game and these mechanical knights can sure take damage. In this category, we present some of the toughest robots and mechs, who can take brutal attacks due to their greater degree of invulnerability and firepower.
41. Evangelion Unit-01 (Evangelion, Anime)
42. The Hulkbuster (Avengers: Age of Ultron, movie)
Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: Evangelion Unit-01 vs The Hulkbuster
Scenario: Morals off, starting 200 meters away from each other. Which tin man wins a battle to the death?
43. Crimson Dynamo (Marvel comics)
44. Lancelot (War Robots, video game)
45. Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: Crimson Dynamo vs Lancelot
Scenario: These robots’ thick armor would intimidate even the toughest Decepticon. No firearms, which robot wins a battle of pure punches?
See relevant: The greatest 20 Red Superheroes Of All Time!
46. Basilisk war droid (Star Wars, franchise)
47. Blaze (Heroes of the Storm, video game)
48. Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: Basilisk war droid vs Blaze
Scenario: You’re put on a remote island with one of these badass robots. Your goal? Survive. Their goal? Hunt you down. Who are you more scared of will be selected?
49. The H-KA02/a Ogre Heavy Titan (Titanfall, video game)
50. The Mech Batsuit (Superman vs. Batman, movie)
See relevant: Batman vs Batman
Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: The H-KA02/a Ogre Heavy Titan vs The Mech Batsuit
Scenario: Given three days of preparation time, who wins a head-to-head battle?
51. RoboCain (Robocop 2, Movie)
52. Nirvash type ZERO (Eureka Seven, Anime Show)
Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: RoboCain vs Nirvash type ZERO
Scenario: Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: The chance of war is escalating and the US president has finally sanctioned your ‘robot warrior’ project. Which heavily armored robot do you choose to deck out your army with?
Mechs & Endoskeletons
Going off to space to fight deadly aliens? Maybe there’s an insurrection on Earth you need to quell? Why not have some extra support? Mechs and endoskeletons are used to make soldiers stronger, faster, and more deadly to give you an advantage over your foes. In this category, we bring you the most sophisticated and high-tech skeleton machinery.
53. The Mech Prawn (District 9)
54. The Armored Personnel Unit (APU) (Matrix)
Mechs & Endoskeletons Faceoff: The Mech Prawn vs The Armored Personnel Unit
Scenario: You’re trapped behind bars in a heavily guarded camp when you get contacted by HQ who says they can ship you one suit to help you break out. Which do you pick?
55. T-rex battle Zord mecha (Power Rangers, movie)
56. Rhino Mech Suit (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Mechs & Endoskeletons Faceoff: T-rex battle Zord vs Rhino Mech Suit
Scenario: You have an hour to cause as much wreckage in the city as possible. Which suit do you pick?
57. Combat Jackets (Edge of Tomorrow, Movie)
58. Exo-suit (Elysium)
Mechs & Endoskeletons Faceoff: Combat Jackets vs Exo-suit
Scenario: You’re gearing up for war and need to pick one of these exoskeletons to deck out your troops with. Which do you choose?
59. The Mitsubishi MK-6 Amplified Mobility Platform (or “AMP” suit, Avatar)
60. The P-5000 Powered Work Loader (Aliens)
Mechs & Endoskeletons Faceoff: The Mitsubishi MK-6 vs The P-5000
Scenario: The year is 3005 and your doctor says you need a back brace for your scoliosis. Luckily, you’re in the future, and you got options! Which of the below do you choose?
61. Delta-6 Accelerator suit (G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra)
62. T-51B POWER ARMOR (FALLOUT, video game)
Mechs & Endoskeletons Faceoff: Delta-6 vs T-51B
Scenario: In a post-apocalyptical world where it’s every man for himself you get to choose between a powerful offensive suit or a hardcore defensive one. Which do you pick?
Artificial Intelligence Robots
Artificial intelligence is depicted in most Sci-Fi works as a threat to human civilization. The usual scenario is that the AI goes rogue and becomes the dominant form of intelligence on Earth, with robots effectively taking the control of the planet away from the human species. In this category, we have a wide variety of AIs, from those that are confined to local networks, to local computers and those supercomputers that are hooked into everything.
63. Gerty (Moon, movie)
64. HUE (Final Space, TV series)
Artificial Intelligence Robots Faceoff: Gerty vs Hue
Scenario: The end of the world has come and guess what? You’re the only survivor! You and your trusty AI, that is. Which artificial companion do you choose to keep you company?
65. Deus Ex Machina (Matrix)
66. Skynet (Terminator)
Artificial Intelligence Robots Faceoff: Deus Ex Machina vs Skynet
Scenario: All-out war! You can unleash one of the below AI to wreak havoc on your enemy. Who do you choose?
See relevant: The Matrix vs Terminator: Who Would Win?
67. VIKI (I, Robot)
68. Red Queen (Resident Evil, movies)
Artificial Intelligence Robots Faceoff: Viki vs Red Queen
Scenario: Congratulations, you have finally finished your third Ph.D. in artificial intelligence! It’s time to get to work! Which AI do you choose to develop?
69. HAL 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey)
70. William (Another Life, Netflix)
Artificial Intelligence Robots Faceoff: HAL 9000 vs William
Scenario: Which AI is more intelligent?
71. Artificial Intelligence: IQ
72. Sally (Oblivion)
Artificial Intelligence Robots Faceoff: Karen Plankton vs Sally
You need to implement new artificial intelligence in your city and the last thing you need is for it to go rogue and kill everyone. Which AI is more trustworthy?