CATEGORIES FeaturesLet's be honest: You see humans every day and, frankly, it's getting a little old. Sometimes you just want an android's cold, emotionless logic and perfectly formed visage to get you through the day. Maybe you've always secretly dreamed of erotically rubbing C-3PO's shiny head or romantically cooing those three little words -- "Klaatu barada nikto" -- into Gort's tin ear. Whatever your desire, movies have provided us countless androids, cyborgs, robots and mechas, sent to love ('A.I.'), help ('Aliens') and destroy ('Terminator') us.
In honor of 'Surrogates,' Jonathan Mostow's new sci-fi flick about isolated humans interacting with each other through their better-looking robotic selves, we manufactured a list of the 14 sexiest androids to give you, dear human, the definitive list of machines that raise our blood pressure and power us up. Let's be honest: You see humans every day and, frankly, it's getting a little old. Sometimes you just want an android's cold, emotionless logic and perfectly formed visage to get you through the day. Maybe you've always secretly dreamed of erotically rubbing C-3PO's shiny head or romantically cooing those three little words -- "Klaatu barada nikto" -- into Gort's tin ear. Whatever your desire, movies have provided us countless androids, cyborgs, robots and mechas, sent to love ('A.I.'), help ('Aliens') and destroy ('Terminator') us.
In honor of 'Surrogates,' Jonathan Mostow's new sci-fi flick about isolated humans interacting with each other through their better-looking robotic selves, we manufactured a list of the 14 sexiest androids to give you, dear human, the definitive list of machines that raise our blood pressure and power us up.
Isabel Lucas ('Transformers 2,' 2009)
Yes, we know the whole world loves Megan Fox, but 24-year-old Australian actress Isabel Lucas makes us almost wish the Decepticons won. Posing as a human named Alice, Lucas nearly worms her way into poor, innocent Shia LaBeouf's heart before shedding her human skin and revealing a very inhuman tongue (Gene Simmons notwithstanding).
Fembots ('Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,' 1997)
Frau Farbissina may have been evil personified, but we can't help but thank her for creating the Fembots, the group of sexy blondes sent to seduce Mike Myers' libido-driven Man of Mystery and stop him from foiling Dr. Evil. Led by Internet pinup Cindy Margolis, the silver-suited vixens almost finish the job, spraying noxious gas "out of their jumblies" before Powers (of course) out-mojos them. Best use of the word "cross-mojulation" in movie history.
Winona Ryder ('Alien Resurrection,' 1997)
No stranger to the genre ('A Scanner Darkly,' 'S1m0ne'), Winona Ryder's shining sci-fi moment remains her role as mercenary android Annalee Call in the fourth installment of the 'Alien' franchise. When the alien-filled Auriga ship begins its return to Earth, it's Ryder who must help save the day. The final Newborn battle originally took place on a snowy mountain. Luckily for us, budgets (and, subsequently, clothing) had to be trimmed.
Daryl Hannah ('Blade Runner,' 1982)
If your role requires you to be a "basic pleasure model," you better believe you need the goods to back it up. In a futuristic world where "pleasure model" apparently means having hair from the 1980s and more makeup than a clown-college reject, Hannah's Pris, clad in a short, tight dress and black fishnets, fits the bill nicely.
Sean Young ('Blade Runner')
When Rachael, the Audrey Hepburn to Pris' Jayne Mansfield, disappears from her mogul uncle's headquarters, she's put on the list for "retirement" by Harrison Ford. Of course, she's able to "distract" Deckard long enough to make him fall in love with her, thus fending off destruction by himself and Rutger Hauer. Sexy and smart too. She's a catch.
Katharine Ross ('Stepford Wives,' 1975)
Bryan Forbes' original adaptation of Ira Levin's classic book introduced us to a world of conformity, devout slavishness and homogeneity gone mad -- and every wife was ridiculously good-looking in that '70s-suburban kind of way. As human housewives are slowly replaced by their domesticated doppelgangers, Ross almost retains her human self. Almost. (We like to pretend Frank Oz's remake never happened.)
Brigitte Helm ('Metropolis,' 1927)
The name may not sound familiar, but Brigitte Helm's roles as both the lily-white Maria and her evil robot counterpart Maschinenmensch in Fritz Lang's futuristic sci-fi classic set the template for every other sexbot on this list. An unprecedented special effects masterpiece at the time, the creation of the robot and Helm's infamous dance scene still rank among the classic cinematic scenes of all time.
Sam Worthington ('Terminator Salvation,' 2009)
Christian Bale may have grabbed the headlines during shooting, but it was Australian hunk Sam Worthington as death-row inmate Marcus Wright (a role originally intended for Bale) that beefed up the fourth installment of the 'Terminator' series. After donating his body for experimentation after his execution, Worthington's cyborg plays a key role in destroying Skynet and, in true hero form (cue cliché), makes the ultimate sacrifice.
Jude Law ('A.I. Artificial Intelligence,' 2001)
With a name like "Gigolo Joe," you know Law had to make the list. Adding a little edge to Steven Spielberg's hokey tale of a child android with the ability to love ("After they meet me, no two [women] are ever the same."), Joe can fire up romantic music with a crick of the neck and injects the film with a healthy dose of cynicism that would have made original filmmaker Stanley Kubrick proud.
Robert Patrick ('Terminator 2: Judgment Day,' 1991)
Those that cry "heresy" that we didn't include Arnold on the list need to revisit Robert Patrick's role in James Cameron's classic sequel. With a calm, studied demeanor lurking behind the sadistic T-1000, Patrick plays his part with understated cool and boyish good looks that make his role as a ruthless killer that much more frightening. And by "frightening," we mean "hot."
Lance Henriksen ('Aliens,' 1986)
Combining level-headed rationality and general bad-assness, Lance Henriksen's Bishop is arguably the coolest spaceship android in film. Before going to android heaven in 'Alien 3,' Henriksen increased the cyber-hunk quotient 1,000-fold from the original movie's squirrelly Ash (no offense, Ian Holm). Granted, his duties were mostly as a medic and pilot, but we'll always be grateful for Bishop for going through all that trouble to save Ripley and Newt (only to see the latter killed off before the next movie).
Rutger Hauer ('Blade Runner')
Has there even been a better casting choice than Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty, the evil, destructive, genius leader of 'Blade Runner''s replicants? With his steely eyes, cold stare and Klaus Kinski-esque good looks, Hauer looked like he could kill you just by looking at you. In the end, you almost felt bad to see him go.
Keanu Reeves ('Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey,' 1991)
Six years before Neo, Keanu Reeves was perfecting his, uh, "robotic" acting style as Ted "Theodore" Logan in this much-maligned sequel to 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.' Proving the versatility and range that has made him the master thespian we know today, Reeves does double duty as both Logan and "Evil Ted," a robotic duplicate sent to the past to stop Wyld Stallyns' domination of history. Who knew robots could be made out of wood?
Yul Brynner ('Westworld,' 1973)
The King of Siam may not exactly be a "classic" beauty, but our follicly challenged friend was ruggedly perfect in the role of the Gunslinger in Michael Crichton's big-screen directorial debut. When two men travel to a simulated Wild West to engage in shootouts with robot cowboys, nothing can go wrong, right? Right?!?! In the first movie to use CGI, Brynner may be a bit short on lines, but everything you need to know is conveyed with that death stare and a gun.