Ex Machina (stylized as ex_machina) is a 2015 British science fiction psychological thriller film written and directed by Alex Garland in his directing debut. It stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno and Oscar Isaac. Ex Machina tells the story of programmer Caleb Smith (Gleeson) who is invited by his employer, the eccentric billionaire Nathan Bateman (Isaac), to administer the Turing test to an android with artificial intelligence (Vikander).
Made on a budget of $15 million, the film grossed over $38.2 million worldwide. Vikander has received several accolades for her performance in the film, including nominations for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award. The film was also nominated for two Academy Awards; Best Original Screenplay and Best Visual Effects.