6 Movies Like Ex Machina [Recommendations]

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These are my favorite picks for movies like Ex Machina. Keep in mind that the list is in no particular order. Enjoy the recommendations.

Chappie (2015)


In the near future, a mechanized police force patrols the streets and deals with lawbreakers — but now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid is stolen and given new programming, he acquires the ability to feel and think for himself. While the robot, dubbed “Chappie (Sharlto Copley),” puzzles out human behavior, the authorities begin to see him as a danger to mankind and order; they will stop at nothing to ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

Predestination (2014)


The movie begins in medias res as a time travelling agent is trying to disarm a bomb that explodes and burns his face. Someone approaches and helps him to grasp his time travelling device, bringing him to a hospital in the future. While the agent is recovering from facial reconstruction, we learn that he had been trying to prevent the “Fizzle Bomber’s” attack on New York, in 1975. After his recovery he receives his last assignment.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot’s five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.

Focus (2015)


Nicky (Will Smith), a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess (Margot Robbie) under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years later, Nicky is in Buenos Aires working a very dangerous scheme when Jess — now an accomplished femme fatale — unexpectedly shows up. Her appearance throws Nicky for a loop at a time when he cannot afford to be off his game.

Under The Skin (2013)

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In Glasgow, Scotland, a motorcyclist (Jeremy McWilliams) retrieves an inert young woman (Lynsey Taylor Mackay) from the roadside and places her in the back of a van. A naked woman (Scarlett Johansson) dons her clothes, then goes to a shopping centre and buys clothes and make-up. In the sky above, lights scatter.

The woman drives the van around Scotland, picking up men on the street. She lures a man (Joe Szula) to a dilapidated house and into a black void; as he undresses, following her into the darkness, he is submerged in a liquid abyss.

At a beach, the woman attempts to pick up a swimmer (Kryštof Hádek). Their exchange is interrupted by the cries of a drowning couple. The swimmer rushes into the ocean and manages to rescue the husband, who rushes back into the water to save his wife. The woman strikes the swimmer’s head with a rock, drags him to the van, and drives away, ignoring the couple’s distraught baby. Later that night, the motorcyclist retrieves the swimmer’s belongings, ignoring the baby, who is still on the beach. The next day the woman listens to a radio report about the missing family.

I Origins (2014)

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A graduate student, Ian Gray, is researching the evolution of human eyes with Karen, his first year lab assistant, and Kenny. He has a particular hostility to superstition and “intelligent design”, which he hopes to discredit by filling in the steps of the evolution of the eye. At a Halloween party he has an encounter with Sofi, who is wearing a mask. He photographs her eyes and they go into the washroom to have sex. Abruptly she leaves.

References: Wikipedia, TasteKid


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