Patlabor 1 (Japan 1989)

Rating: ****
Director: Mamoru Oshii

An excellent police drama about a group of police officers and their giant robots, called "Labors". A new operating system for all of Japan's Labors contains a nasty little bug which causes them to go berzerk, and it's up to the team to figure out what's causing the problem and how to fix it. Superbly crafted with great animation. My only complaints are that the pacing is very slow (but consistent) and the female character designs aren't very cute (they tend to be rather androgenous).