8. Robots (2005)
If one of your favorite things to see in the Star Wars universe is the interaction between droids, then there’s a computer-animated gem from the mid-2000s that is all-too-easily forgotten. With Pixar dominating the realm, the 2005 sci-fi adventure comedy Robots can quite quickly fall through the cracks.
While not quite as perfectly crafted or stalwart as a comparable Pixar classic like Wall-E, you certainly aren’t going to waste your time enjoying the crisp 90-minute quest that Robots will take you on. Ewan McGregor, most known for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, lends his voice to the leading character Rodney Copperbottom.
Copperbottom is an ambitious young inventor, and his big goal is to work for Bigweld, who is voiced by the comedic icon Mel Brooks. The cast is rounded out by Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, and even Robin Williams for a delightful run through this robot-run world.
If you haven’t given Robots a chance over the years, or haven’t even heard of it, it’s worth heading over to HBO Max to give this hidden gem a chance. Worst case scenario, you get to listen to Ewan McGregor for an hour and a half, and is that really a bad thing?