Future in the movies: year by yearby guisreis | created - 21 Dec 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
I did not include movies which stories take place few years in the future (unless the film is based in a book written much time before predicting a far future).
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1. 1984 (1984)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.
Votes: 61,706 | Gross: $8.40M
2. Escape from New York (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Votes: 115,666 | Gross: $25.24M
3. Hardware (1990)
R | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.
Votes: 11,997 | Gross: $5.73M
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Votes: 560,477 | Gross: $56.95M
5. Escape from L.A. (1996)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.
Votes: 65,799 | Gross: $25.48M
6. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 442,048 | Gross: $118.50M
7. Barb Wire (1996)
R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi
During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.
Votes: 23,890 | Gross: $3.79M
8. The Running Man (1987)
R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
Votes: 134,010 | Gross: $38.12M
9. Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)
R | 77 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The Russian government has collapsed. Amidst the chaos, riots, and struggle for power, a terrible weapon has leaked out. Virulent microflage, a deadly germ of the cold war has begun to ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,237 | Gross: $0.04M
10. Rollerball (1975)
R | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.
Votes: 20,916 | Gross: $30.00M
11. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 647,630 | Gross: $32.87M
12. 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which ... See full summary »
13. Soylent Green (1973)
PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.
14. The Purge (I) (2013)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
A wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal.
Votes: 189,511 | Gross: $64.47M
15. Time Runner (1993)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
During the unstoppable alien invasion of 2022, one man flees through a wormhole to 1992 in hope of changing the future. But attempt after attempt is made by someone there to catch and kill him.
16. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.
Votes: 129,256 | Gross: $71.96M
17. A Boy and His Dog (1975)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
A young man and his telepathic dog wander a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Votes: 15,594 | Gross: $6.90M
18. Metropolis (1927)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Votes: 149,043 | Gross: $1.24M
19. V for Vendetta (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Votes: 973,796 | Gross: $70.51M
Late 2020's (1997 and 1998 in the graphic novel)
20. Divine Love (2019)
101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A woman uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together is utterly committed to getting pregnant by her husband in a future of dance parties, ritualistic orgies and fundamentalist Christianity.
21. Children of Men (2006)
R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Votes: 438,300 | Gross: $35.55M
TV-MA | 58 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
In this prequel set one year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi from the military's 501st Secret Unit finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing.
23. Logan (2017)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety.
Votes: 589,615 | Gross: $226.28M
24. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
Votes: 119,238 | Gross: $0.52M
25. Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018)
TV-MA | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Set in the distant future where both North and South Koreas agree to establish a joint government, which has been in preparation for a duration of 7 years, the plot focuses on political ... See full summary »
26. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime
The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.
27. Demolition Man (1993)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.
Votes: 149,129 | Gross: $58.06M
28. Tank Girl (1995)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.
Votes: 28,776 | Gross: $4.06M
29. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 108 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new ... See full summary »
30. Gamer (2009)
R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free.
Votes: 126,322 | Gross: $20.49M
31. 12 Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 549,260 | Gross: $57.14M
32. I, Robot (2004)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
Votes: 475,035 | Gross: $144.80M
33. Legion (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
The story is set in the year 2036 and revolves around a special forces team led by Major Agatha Doyle (Farrell) formed from death-row prisoners and their ensuing mission. A former war hero ... See full summary »
34. Tekken (2010)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jin Kazama witnesses the death of his mother Jun by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. After finding a Tekken ID he decides to seek out vengeance for his mother's death.
35. The Purge: Election Year (2016)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
Votes: 83,171 | Gross: $79.21M
36. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 403,481 | Gross: $92.05M
37. Minority Report (2002)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
Votes: 479,956 | Gross: $132.07M
38. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
Votes: 112,386 | Gross: $92.00M
2063 (besides XXIVth century)
39. Equilibrium (2002)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
Votes: 300,636 | Gross: $1.20M
40. Ultraviolet (2006)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A beautiful hæmophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hæmophages.
Votes: 77,383 | Gross: $18.50M
41. Total Recall (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?
Votes: 284,509 | Gross: $119.39M
42. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi
In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the mafia.
Votes: 23,476 | Gross: $4.42M
43. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Votes: 239,370 | Gross: $13.41M
Probably between 2080 and 2100
44. Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)
74 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Revolves around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years, through Brazil's colonization, slavery, military regime and the future, in 2096, in the midst of wars for water.
45. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery