The Best Singularity and Transhumanist Themed Films To Watch (So Far)

Advantageous
In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
Director: Jennifer Phang
Writers: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang
Stars: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams

Her
A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.
Director: Spike Jonze
Writer: Spike Jonze
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson

Ex Machina
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking female A.I.
Director: Alex Garland
Writer: Alex Garland
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

Chappie
In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman

Automata
Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against altering themselves. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
Director: Gabe Ibáñez
Writers: Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, 1 more credit »
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Dylan McDermott

The Machine
In efforts to construct perfect android killing machines in a war against China, UK scientists exceed their goal and create a sentient cyborg.
Director: Caradog W. James (as Caradog James)
Writer: Caradog W. James (as Caradog James)
Stars: Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson

Robot and Frank
Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.
Director: Jake Schreier
Writer: Christopher D. Ford (screenplay) (as Christopher Ford)
Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon

The Congress
An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn’t consider.
Director: Ari Folman
Writers: Stanislaw Lem (novel), Ari Folman (adaptation)
Stars: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm

Limitless
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
Director: Neil Burger
Writers: Leslie Dixon (screenplay), Alan Glynn (novel)
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish

Lucy
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi

Inception
A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page