Oblivion, Arrival and Inception are the best movies that are similar to Ex Machina. The movie Ex Machina tracks Caleb, a young man in her mid-twenties whose week-long retreat in a private mountain with the owner and CEO of the company where he works. The trip turns out to be an interesting experiment where the young subject interacts with a humanoid robot.
The experience lets the young subject explore artificial intelligence in humanoids and interaction with humans. The film is written and directed by Alex Garland, casting Alicia Vikander and Domhnhall Gleeson as Ava and Caleb. Other members in the cast include Oscar Isaac and Sonoya Mizuno.
The movie “Her” starring Joaquin Phoenix is about a man who falls in love with his computer’s operating voice that is voiced by Scarlett Johansson. It’s a romance set against the backdrop of modern technology and people’s relationship with their computers.
When was Her released?
It was released on December 18th in limited theaters, then opened widely on January 10th.
It was also nominated for an Oscar® for Original Screenplay.
What were total box office receipts?
The movie made $11 million in limited release, and has raked in $36.4 million so far.
The 2016 film features Louise Banks, a professor and linguist working in the military. Her role places her in a precarious role where she and her team must communicate with extraterrestrial visitors and hopefully crack the mystery about a looming danger that would spell doom to the life of humankind. The film shares similarity with Ex Machina by featuring life beyond humans and the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the same way the former features artificial intelligence and humanoids.
Arrival is written by Eric Hessier and Ted Chiang for the screenplay and real story, respectively. It is directed by Denis Villeneuve and features Amy Adams as Louise Banks. Other cast members include Jeremy Renner, Forest Whittaker, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Arrival has won one Oscar, 65 other awards and 264 nominations in total. The estimated box office budget was 47 million dollars. The film grossed over 100 million dollars in the US and Canada, with over 24 million in the first week. The worldwide gross for the film hits over 200 million dollars.
The 2010 movie traces how Dom Cobb, a skilled thief dealing with valuable secrets that have made him an asset in the treacherous world, uses her expertise in one last job. The task involves an inverse task of planting an idea in the mind of a corporate CEO. The intrigues in the film trace deception and how it meets with technology. It closely resonates with the idea of artificial intelligence and the interaction of technology with humans.
Inception is written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It features Leonardo Di Caprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliott Page, and Ken Watanabe. The film is top-rated and ranks thirteenth on the all-time global list with four Oscar wins, 157 others and a total of 220 nominations. The estimated budget for the film was 160 million dollars, grossing over 290 million dollars in the US and Canada, with over 62 million of this in the opening weekend. The worldwide gross for the film was over 800 million dollars.
The 2014 movie follows a team of explorers that experiment with new technology for travel into space and other planets to ensure the survival of humans. The team of astronauts must try the unthinkable to save a planet that is riddled with calamity. Its plot resonates with the idea of technology used to find human solutions from without. At the same time, Ex Machina features artificial intelligence, Interstellar features a similar idea by using technology in developing interspace travel.
Interstellar is written and directed by Christopher Nolan with writing help from Jonathan Nolan. The cast in the film includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Makenzie Foy. The budget for this film was estimated at 165 million dollars, grossing over 185 million in the US and Canada. The film made over 347 million dollars in the opening weekend and closed with a worldwide gross of over 700 million dollars.
The Imitation Game
The 2014 film features Alan Turing, a mathematical genius trying to crack the German Enigma code and save fellow experts in the profession. The real-life story traces the legendary race to break top government cryptic information. Its approach resonates with Ex Machina in technology and intelligence among humans. The latter uses this technology to track secret information for the benefit of others.
Imitation Game is written by Graham Moore and Andrew Hodges based on Alan Turing’s book, The Enigma. It is directed by Morten Tyldum and features Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Allen Leech, as part of its cast. Imitation Game spent an estimated 14 million dollars budget, grossing over 91 million in the US and Canada and slightly below half a million in the first weekend. The film grossed over 230 million dollars globally.
In the 2014 film, a biologist leads an expedition team following the death of her husband. Their encounter leads the team of experts into an environmental disaster zone. Annihilation features similar ideas about the depth of human intelligence and its combination with the supernormal and extraordinary.
Annihilation is written and directed by Alex Garland with the help of Jeff VanderMeer in the novel adaptation. The cast features Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson and Benedict Wong. The estimated budget for the making of this film was 40 million dollars. The film grossed over 32 million dollars in the US and Canada, with over 11 million in the opening weekend. Globally, the film closed with an over 43 million dollars gross.
The 2015 film follows an ordeal by an astronaut who is stranded in a human-crewed mission to Mars. Presumed dead, the astronaut must find his way back to earth with the help of NASA scientists. The film features technology and science, especially in the trips to space, in similar ways that such intelligence is demonstrated in Ex Machina.
Ridley Scott works as the director in the film with writing help from Drew Goddard and Andy Weir for screenplay and the novel, respectively. The cast in the Martian includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and Kate Mara. The Martian earned 7 Oscar nominations, 38 wins and 200 other nominations. The film spent an estimated 108 million dollars and grossed close to 230 million dollars in the US and Canada, with over 50 million of this in the first weekend. The total global gross for the film was over 630 million dollars.
Edge of Tomorrow
In the 2014 film, major William Cage dies in battle but is thrown into a vicious oscillation of a time travel loop. He fights different battles dying every time and resurrecting with a new vigor against adversaries with every battle. The film features time travel and life out of the ordinary in the same way that Ex Machina features technology and life beyond human nature.
Edge of tomorrow features Doug Liman as the director with Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butterworth in the screenplay as writers. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Brendan Gleeson. The film earned 11 wins and 38 nominations. The film had a budget of 178 million dollars with gross earnings of over 100 million in the US and Canada, over 28 million in the first weekend. The gross worldwide earnings from the film as over 370 million dollars.
In the 2013 film, a war with aliens leaves behind a few veterans as the repairmen for the drones. However, when Scavs discovers contents from the remains of a crashed spacecraft, it calls to question everything he believes about life and humanity. The film resonates with Ex Machina in the shared thought about the nature of humanity, life and what is beyond life.
Joseph Kosinski is the director and initial novelist in the film Oblivion while Karl Gajdusek and Michael Gandt are the writers in the screenplay. The cast features Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko and others. The film earned one major win and 17 nominations. At the box office, Oblivion grossed an estimated120 million dollars. The revenues earnings grossed more than 89 million dollars in the US and Canada, 37 million dollars of which was in the first weekend. The worldwide gross from the film is over 286 million dollars.
World War Z
The film tracks the ordeal of a former UN investigator Gerry Lane who suddenly finds himself around the world tracking zombies that threaten nature and human civilization. The film features an encounter beyond ordinary humanity. It resonates with Ex Machina in thinking about life, which goes beyond the ordinary and touches on a greater intelligence.
World War Z features Marc Forster as the director and multiple writers, including Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof for the screen story and screenplay. The cast in the film includes Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, and James Badge. World War Z earned three wins and 25 nominations. In Box Office, the budget was estimated at 190 million dollars with a gross earning of over 202 million dollars in the US and Canada. The gross for the first weekend was over 66 million dollars, while the gross worldwide clocked over 540 million dollars.
The 2013 film documents the ordeal of two astronauts stranded in space, one during his last mission in command before retirement. Gravity shares the same distinct relationship with Ex Machina in its focus on the same role of technology and intelligence in things within science fiction beyond ordinary human nature.
Alfonso Cuarón, the director in the film also works Jonás Cuarón in writing. The cast includes Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris. The film has won 7 Oscars, 237 other wins and earned 187 nominations. The film has earned over 274 million dollars in the US and Canada in the box office, over 555 million being in the opening weekend from a budget estimate of 100 million dollars. Globally, the film has also grossed over 723 million dollars.
The 2009 film features a paraplegic marine who makes a distant voyage to Pandora after the death of his brother. He learns about creating and driving a native humanoid in the process and is caught up in a vicious battle between these discoveries and human origins. The film introduces similar ideas about life beyond humanity that is also portrayed in Ex Machina.
James Cameron is the writer and director of the film. Avatar features Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez as part of its cast. The film has won 3 Oscars, 89 other awards and earned 130 nominations. Avatar has also earned a gross revenue of over 760 million dollars in the US and Canada, over 77 million of this in the first week from a budget of an estimated 237 million dollars. It has also grossed a worldwide earning of over 2.8 billion dollars.
Guardians of the Galaxy
The 2014 movie follows an ordeal where a team of intergalactic criminals purges a warrior who wants to bring an end to the universe. Guardians of the Galaxy shares similar thematic elements with Ex Machina in its focus on extraterrestrial life through technological thinking and extra intelligence.
James Gunn is the director, also working with Nicole Perlman and Dan Abnett from marvel comics as writers. The cast includes Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana. The movie has two scar nominations, 52 wins and 102 nominations in all. The film has earned an estimated gross of over 333 million dollars in the US and Canada, 94 million in the opening weekend from a budget of 179 million dollars. Globally, the film has a gross earning of over 770 million dollars.
In the mystical 2012 film Avengers, a group of earth’s mightiest heroes fight against Loki and the alien army. The encounter features humans against creatures from the extraterrestrial regime. The Avengers and Ex Machina share points of similarity in their focus on life beyond humans and the use of more than human intelligence to explore these possibilities.
Joss Weddon works as the director and lead writer with the help of Zack Penn in the story part of writing within the film. The cast includes Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johnson, and Jeremy Renner. The film has an Oscar nomination, 38 wins and 80 nominations in all. With an estimated 220 million dollars in box office budget, the film has earned a gross of over 623 million in the US and Canada, with over 207 million in the opening weekend. The gross worldwide earnings from the film are over 1.5 billion dollars.
The 2011 film Thor features a powerful and arrogant god cast from the terrestrial places beyond to live among the humans in Midgard, which also means earth. The god soon evolves into one of its fondest defenders against intrusion from beyond. The film and Ex Machina share knowledge and interest about life from beyond and its relationship with ordinary human nature.
Kenneth Branagh works as the director in the film with Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne as the screenplay writers. That cast included Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston. The film Thor has five wins and 30 nominations in all for various awards. At the box office, the film worked with an estimated budget of 150 million dollars with a gross of over 181 million in the US and Canada, over 65 million in the opening weekend. The worldwide gross for the film is now close to 450 million dollars.
The 2012 film is a futuristic movie where the main act, Joe, sends a loop from the future for self-assassination. The film Looper explores possibilities beyond the current nature of human life as we know it. The movie also resembles Ex Machina in its emphasis on technology and intelligence that enables human capability and extends the limits of life.
Rian Johnson is the writer and director in the film, where the lead members in the cast include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, and Paul Dano. The film has earned 18 wins and 47 nominations for various awards. The movie had an estimated budget of 30 million dollars at the box office with a gross of over 66 million dollars, over 20 million in the opening weekend. The worldwide gross to date for the film is over 176 million dollars.