The Movies You Should Watch If You Liked ‘the Matrix’

“I, Robot” (2004) imagines a future where robots and humans live side by side.

Will Smith in “I, Robot.”

20th Century Studios

Summary: Set in 2035, “I, Robot” follows detective Del Spooner (Will Smith) as he investigates the mysterious death of a high-profile Robotics CEO. Despite the laws set to protect humans from robots, Spooner suspects that an android is responsible.

Why you’ll like it: Like a lot of films on this list, “I, Robot” explores the relationship between robots and humans in an alternate future.

Although the war between machines and humans is volatile in “The Matrix,” this film establishes a more tenuous and nuanced connection between metal and man.

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