The Cognitive Science Movie Index (henceforth CSMI) is a broad list of movies that showcase various themes in the Cognitive Sciences, compiled for entertainment and reference purposes. Additionally, in such an esoteric field as Cognitive Science, some may find it useful to use movies to help describe our interests to those who aren't cognitive scientists, or as an educational aid within our field.
In the films listed, the role of Cognitive Science varies to some degree. Some of our visitors might wonder what our criterion was for including and excluding particular films. Simply put, for a film to be included on CSMI, its Cognitive Science theme had to be central to the plot. In other words, for a particular movie to be included, it would have to be a significantly different movie if the Cognitive Science were removed. For this reason movies such as "Star Wars" were excluded-- where not much would change without the robots, for example.
We do not believe that CSMI is an exhaustive index. On the contrary, we see this as a work in progress. If you feel that a film has been wrongly excluded, overlooked, or otherwise omitted, please tell us by recommending a movie. We do not guarantee that your suggestions will be added, but we will certainly consider them.