The future is always a popular topic for movies. Whether it’s predicting the rise of artificial intelligence or exploring the consequences of climate change, Hollywood has always been fascinated by what the future holds.
In this blog post, we will take a look at 10 of the best movies about the future. These films offer an interesting and often cautionary glimpse into what could be in store for us all.
- 1. Blade Runner (1982)
- 2. The Terminator (1984)
- 3. The Matrix (1999)
- 4. The Hunger Games (2012)
- 5. Ex Machina (2015)
- 6. Her (2013)
- 7. Snowpiercer (2013)
- 8. Minority Report (2002)
- 9. The Island (2005)
- 10. The War of the Worlds (2005)
- 11. Looper (2012)
- 12. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
- 13. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
- 14. The Fifth Element (1997)
- 15. Oblivion (2013)
1. Blade Runner (1982)
Set in a dystopian future where artificial intelligence has surpassed human intelligence, Blade Runner is a classic science fiction film. Harrison Ford plays Rick Deckard, a “blade runner” who is assigned to track down and retire rogue cyborgs known as replicants. This visually stunning film is a must-watch for anyone interested in the future of humanity.
2. The Terminator (1984)
Another classic science fiction film, The Terminator tells the story of a cyborg sent back in time to kill the mother of the human resistance leader. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the titular Terminator, and this action-packed movie is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
3. The Matrix (1999)
In the movie Matrix, humans are living in a simulated reality created by machines. Keanu Reeves plays Neo, a hacker who discovers the truth and is drawn into the resistance against the machines. This mind-bending film is one of the most influential science fiction movies ever made.
4. The Hunger Games (2012)
Set in a future where the wealthy live in luxury while the poor are forced to fight to the death, The Hunger Games is an action-packed thriller. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen, a young girl who must compete in the games in order to save her loved ones. This series is sure to please fans of dystopian fiction.
5. Ex Machina (2015)
In Ex Machina, Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected by his employer, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), to participate in a groundbreaking experiment. He is flown to the home of Nathan’s reclusive CEO, where he meets Ava (Alicia Vikander), a beautiful but artificial woman. This film asks the question, what does it mean to be human?
6. Her (2013)
In Spike Jonze’s Her, Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore Twombly, a man who falls in love with Samantha, an artificially intelligent operating system. Set in the not-too-distant future, this film explores the implications of artificial intelligence on love and relationships.
7. Snowpiercer (2013)
In Snowpiercer, the world has become a frozen wasteland and the only survivors are those who live on a train that circles the globe. Tilda Swinton plays Minister Mason, the brutal leader of the train’s first-class passengers, while Chris Evans plays Curtis, a man who leads a revolution against her. This intense film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
8. Minority Report (2002)
Set in Washington D.C., in the year 2054, Minority Report tells the story of Precrime, a special police unit that arrests criminals before they have a chance to commit crimes. Tom Cruise plays John Anderton, the head of Precrime, who is accused of murder and must use his unique abilities to find the real killer. This action-packed film is based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name.
9. The Island (2005)
In The Island, Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) and Jordan Two Delta (Scarlett Johansson) are two of the last humans left on Earth. They live in a facility where they are told that they are the only survivors of a global pandemic. However, when Lincoln is chosen to go to “the Island,” he discovers that everything he knows is a lie. This film is a cautionary tale about the dangers of technology and propaganda.
10. The War of the Worlds (2005)
Based on the H.G. Wells novel of the same name, The War of the Worlds tells the story of an alien invasion of Earth. Tom Cruise plays Ray Ferrier, a man who must fight to protect his family from the aliens. This film is full of action and suspense and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
11. Looper (2012)
In Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe, a hitman who specializes in killing people from the future. When his future self (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time, Joe must find a way to protect him and prevent his own murder. This mind-bending film is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end.
12. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
In Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise plays William Cage, a soldier who is killed on the battlefield but wakes up to find that he has been sent back in time. He must now use his knowledge of the future to win the war against the aliens. This film is full of action and suspense and will keep you entertained from beginning to end.
13. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
In Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel to the future to prevent a family tragedy. This film is full of action and humor and is sure to please fans of the original Back to the Future movie.
14. The Fifth Element (1997)
In The Fifth Element, Bruce Willis plays Korben Dallas, a taxi driver who must save the world from an evil force. This film is full of action and adventure and is sure to please fans of science fiction movies.
15. Oblivion (2013)
In Oblivion, Tom Cruise plays Jack Harper, a man who is tasked with cleaning up the Earth after a devastating alien invasion. When he meets Julia (Olga Kurylenko), a woman from the past, he begins to question everything he knows about his life. This film is full of action and suspense and is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end.