As soon as you saw the title of the thread, i bet you were ready to vote frenetically for our beloved after-a-famous-director-named robot; but nothing of the sort here.
Killer Film has listed 10 badass robots from the sci-fi genre, taken from the classics movies (sorry no tv show) : i reproduce here the article so that everyone can add a remark about the robots or movies and tell us how many of these movies he did see.
1 – Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still
With all of the robots to choose from, and the other nine we’ve already looked at, Gort is the most bad-ass. While it doesn’t actually destroy anything, the pending implications for what it could do, scared straight a world knee-deep in a forthcoming nuclear annihilation. That’s something no man, no nation could ever successfully do. So officially ending the nuclear arms race and creating world peace makes Gort the most bad-ass robot in movies.
2 – T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgement Day
This bad-ass takes a dangerous route. It can do anything, turn into any weapon. It’s unrelenting and never stops. While all of the terminators are bad-asses, especially Arnold’s T-800 model, this liquid metal robot is one of the coolest creations and probably the most vicious.
3 – Optimus Prime from Transformers franchise
Like Michael Bay, don’t like Michael Bay, does it really matter when Optimus kicks everything’s ass with his blade at the end of his arm? Megaton might be scarier, but Optimus is bad to the (robotic) bone, sirs. Since the cartoons from the 1980s, Optimus Prime has seeped into popular culture and him the coolest robot for nerds and kids alike.
4 – ED 209 from Robocop
Why hasn’t anyone taking this model seriously? You want to stop crime dead? Create ED 209. “Please put down your weapon. You have 20 seconds to comply.” What punk kid wouldn’t piss their pants and put down that video game they’re trying to steal? Heck, ED doesn’t even listen to his bosses, as long as it gets the job done. The perfect security guard!
5 -Mechagodzilla from Terror of Mechagodzilla
Okay, let’s get to a city destroyer. Godzilla is a bad-ass monster, so a robotic version of him is equally cool. Plus, it’s like a transformer and shoots lasers, has torpedo fingers, and has a force field. The perfect weapon for nerds. The cherry on top of this bad-ass? Made of Space Titanium!
6 -Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet
Over the years, the facade of the 1950s has been stripped away, yet Robby represents what we love so much about that time frame. Again, here’s another robot that doesn’t shoot lasers or destroy cities, hell – he even overheats when asked to do violence, but besides the cool factor, Robby is the ultimate robot in our idealization of what we wish could become reality.
7 -Maria from Metropolis
She doesn’t destroy cities or shoot lasers, but False Maria is arguably the most influential robot in history. Mixing the cold, distant emotions of a dark world, there’s also plenty of underlining sex appeal still to this day. The T-X from Terminator 3, while beautiful, can eat her heart out when compared to False Maria. Now, that’s sexy…and bad-ass.
8 – General Grievous from Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
While everyone continues to dog on the Prequel Trilogy, Lucas still created some great new characters. While Darth Maul appropriately gets the love, the hacking and coughing General of the droid armies of the Separatists is equally as cool. If Darth Maul’s double-ended lightsaber seemed bad-ass, Grievous outdoes that with four! Here’s one ass-kicking robot that just might be the best idea to come from the Clone Wars.
9 – The Destroyer from Thor
Imagine if Gort was unleashed, that’s The Destroyer. A protector of the finer things in Asgard, once sent to do a mission, all is destroyed, much to the pleasure of us. It shoots flames from its head Godzilla-style…what more could you want?
10 – Nazi Robots from Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
In this wonderful and under-appreciated film, director Kerry Conran uses the style of cartoonist/animator Max Fleischer to create some gigantic robots…that are Nazis. ‘Nuff said.
Source : Top 10 Bad-Ass Movie Robots at Killer Film.