#6 – A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Stephen Spielberg released this take on the Pinocchio story in 2001. David (Haley Joel Osment) is an advanced robot boy capable of love. Rejected by his family when their human son returns to them, David is fated to be destroyed. Instead, his “mother” Monica (Frances O’Connor) releases him. David then goes on a quest to become a “real boy”, so she will love him. After waiting patiently for two thousand years, he finally gets his wish. Advanced robots, all that is left of humanity, can manipulate time and human DNA to bring his mother back – but only for one day. After the happiest day of David’s life, Monica tells him she loves him and goes to sleep, never to awaken. Finally happy, David shuts down for good. If you can watch the end of their last wonderful day together without crying, you may just be a robot yourself.