As far back as the 1970s, someone knew something about the way the world will end up. So much so, they created films to show just how terrifying the world would become. In most cases, their answer to the solution was to return to nature to reclaim their lives. Since then, other film makers have attempted to create films in the same vein. What they didn’t realise was just how accurate their predictions are starting to come true – unless we, as a race, do something about it.
Below is a list of films that hold the terrifying truth to what our world is starting to become. If you can get a hold of the films, they are well worth the watch!
- Metropolis (1927) – 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.
- THX 1138 (1971) – In the 25th century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly-controlled society.
- Silent Running (1972) – In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth’s botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.
- ZPG (1972) – Concerned with population over-growth, the Earth government bans, under the penalty of death, all pregnancies but one couple decides to risk having a real baby rather than legally adopt a cyborg child.
- Soylent Green (1973) – A nightmarish futuristic fantasy about the controlling power of big corporations and an innocent cop who stumbles on the truth.
- Logan’s Run (1976) – A police officer in the future uncovers the deadly secret behind a society that worships youth.
- Brave New World (1980) – A man who grew up in a primitive society educating himself by reading Shakespeare is allowed to join the futuristic society where his parents are from. However, he cannot adapt to their repressive ways.
- Demolition Man (1993) – 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.
- Escape from L.A (1996) – 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.
- V for Vendetta (2005) 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
- Idiocrarcy (2006) – Private Joe Bauers, a decisively average American, is selected as a guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program but is forgotten, awakening to a future so incredibly moronic he’s easily the most intelligent person alive.