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on 18 Jun 2011 08:43

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The future kind of sucks.

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People who added this item 1214  Average listal rating (759 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.4 
1. The Animatrix (2003)
Reason for the future sucking:

Can't us humans, and machines ever learn to get along?

Year it takes place: 2059

People who added this item 186  Average listal rating (140 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
2. Predestination (2014)
Reason for the future sucking:

Being a time cop, has to be the suckiest job, ever. Especially, if you're after some dude called The Fizzle Bomber.

Year it takes place: Unknownish.

People who added this item 46  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
3. Ex Machina (2015)
Reason for the future sucking:

Falling in love, with a robot that has AI? Probably not a good idea.

Year it takes place: Unknownish.

People who added this item 920  Average listal rating (626 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.4 
4. Death Race (2008)
Reason for the future sucking:

The economy has collapsed, crime and unemployment rises, leaving prisons to become over crowed.

And people are entertained by car races that are televised, in which prisoners race for freedom.

Year it takes place: 2012
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People who added this item 284  Average listal rating (186 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.2 
5. Death Race 2000 (1975)
Reason for the future sucking:

America is in ruins, and things couldn't be worse.

However, there is gladiator styled car races, in which the goal is to run over, as many people as humanely possible.

Year it takes place: 2000

People who added this item 60  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
6. Chappie (2015)
Reason for the future sucking:

You definitely, don't want to be a sentient, feeling, talking robot in this future. It probably, won't end well for you.

Year it takes place: Near futurish.
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People who added this item 431  Average listal rating (296 ratings) 3.9  IMDB Rating 4.4 
7. Skyline (2010)
Reason for the future sucking:

You "definitely" DON'T want to be beamed up by these aliens!

Year it takes place: Unknownish
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People who added this item 377  Average listal rating (206 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 4.7 
8. Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)
Reason for the future sucking:

What happens, when you do try to overthrow a oppressive government, that Instituted the whole thing in the first?

They send a group of people, to kill your sorry ass. Obviously.

Year it places: Three, gory bloody years after the first event.
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People who added this item 61  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 3.5  IMDB Rating 3.1 
9. Left Behind (2014)
Reason for the future sucking:

It's pretty much the plot, of Left Behind, but with Nicholas Cage instead of Kirk Cameron.

Year it takes place: Unknownish

People who added this item 547  Average listal rating (285 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.9 
10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Reason for the future sucking:

The Hunger Games, continue and will continue to do unless a certain someone puts an end to it, once and for all.

That and evil Donald Sutherland, threatens to kill anyone who dares to follow a certain someone, and her plans to end the games, once and for all.

Year it takes place: Sometime, after the last film.

People who added this item 906  Average listal rating (538 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
11. Interstellar (2014)
Reason for the future sucking:

With things looking pretty bleak and grim, and big dust storms devastating pretty mostly everywhere, the future of humanity depends on whether or not astronauts Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, can find other suitable planet, for humans to colonize.

Year it takes place: Unknownish
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People who added this item 130  Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
12. Miracle Mile (1988)
Reason for the future sucking:

Nuclear War, has pretty much displaced everyone.

Year it takes place: Near nuclear apocalypse 88ish.

People who added this item 564  Average listal rating (391 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
13. Snowpiercer (2013)
Reason for the future sucking:

Due to global freezing, everyone is now on aboard the Snow Train!

Year it takes place: The super Mr. Freeze near future.
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People who added this item 456  Average listal rating (253 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
14. Transcendence (2014)
Reason for the future sucking:

What if, you can transplant your mind, into a machine, and you become all powerful?

Year it takes place: Phillip K. Dickish near future.
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People who added this item 1083  Average listal rating (714 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
15. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Reason for the future sucking:

A genetically modified human, goes on a mission of vengeance against the very same people who made him, by destroying a whole city.

Year it takes place: 2259
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People who added this item 553  Average listal rating (345 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
16. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Reason for the future sucking:

Aliens head for Earth, lead by a clone of Captian Picard, and plans to destroy pretty much everything.

Year it takes place: 2379
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People who added this item 480  Average listal rating (304 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
17. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Reason for the future sucking:

More or less, the plot of Avatar, but in a Star Trek film.

Year it takes place: 2375
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People who added this item 608  Average listal rating (375 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
18. Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Reason for the future sucking:

A mad scientist, plans on accesing a nexus that potentially destroy universes.

Can Pickard and Kirk, stop him in time?

Year it takes place: 2375
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People who added this item 3053  Average listal rating (1924 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
19. Vanilla Sky (2001)
Reason for the future sucking:

Imagine, waking up from being cryogenically frozen, and discovering that money is virtually worthless.

But at least, you wake up looking like Tom Cruise, so at least there's that.

Year it takes place: 2151
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People who added this item 587  Average listal rating (347 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.3 
20. RoboCop (2014)
Reason for the future sucking:

Drones are super effective, so why not police bots, in cities? Indeed, why not?

Year it takes place: 2028
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People who added this item 4715  Average listal rating (3278 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
21. Independence Day (1996)
Reason for the future sucking:

Earth gets blown up really good, by unfriendly aliens.

Year it takes place: 1990ish
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People who added this item 3957  Average listal rating (2607 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
22. I Am Legend (2007)
Reason for the future sucking

Zombies are taking over, and only Will Smith can save the day.

Year it takes place: Unknown

People who added this item 54  Average listal rating (39 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating
23. Saturn 3 (1980)
Reason for the future sucking:

Earth is over populated, and must survive in a space colony, plus KILLER ROBOT!

Year it takes place: Near futurish.

People who added this item 3823  Average listal rating (2516 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
24. 12 Monkeys (1995)
Reason for the future sucking:

Thanks for a virus, there are few humans left, leaving animals to take over.

So, Bruce Willis, has to go in time, prevent it from happening, again, and again, and again....

So, sadly, the film is not about twelve cute adorable monkeys.

Year it takes place: Unknown Terry Gilliamish future.
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People who added this item 37  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 5.2 
25. Scanners 2: The New Order (1991)
Reason for the future sucking:

What better way, to control people than with the help of Scanners?

Year it takes place: Near futurish.

People who added this item 17  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 3.7  IMDB Rating 4.2 
26. Scanners III: The Takeover (1991)
Reason for the future sucking:

More head exploding action, courtesy of Scanners!

Year it takes place: Near futurish.

People who added this item 15  Average listal rating (7 ratings) 4.6  IMDB Rating 5.1 
27. Scanner Cop (1994)
Reason for the future sucking:

Scanners are now going after police cops.

Year it takes place: Near futurish.

People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 2.7  IMDB Rating 4.6 
28. Scanners: The Showdown (1995)
Reason for the future sucking:

Still even more head exploding action, courtesy of Scanners!

Year it takes place: Near futurish.

People who added this item 1465  Average listal rating (990 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
29. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Reason for the future sucking:

Necromongers, an army that takes over planets and converts the inhabitants into super human, beings invading galaxies and threaten to destroy planets and people, that refuse to join their super elite club.

Year it takes place: 2583

People who added this item 354  Average listal rating (208 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
30. Riddick (2013)
Reason for the future sucking:

I would definitely, put being stranded on a inhospitable planet, with killer aliens, on the things that suck list.

Year it takes place: 2583
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People who added this item 610  Average listal rating (375 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
31. City of Ember (2008)
Reason for the future sucking:

An entire underground city, totally dependent on somewhat limited power, is in danger of coming to an end.

Year it takes place: Unknown, but presumably sometime after The Big One.

Or the year 247, according to underground city's time line.

People who added this item 4291  Average listal rating (2969 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
32. War of the Worlds (2005)
Reason for the future sucking:

Aliens arrive on Earth, non friendly ones, or the film would be called something else, all together.

Year it takes place: Apocalyptic 2006.
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People who added this item 1289  Average listal rating (834 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.5 
33. The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
Reason for the future sucking:

An alien, decides that humans, being the "dumb. panicky, idiots, that we are", that we deserve "a lesson of sorts".

Year it takes place: 2000ish

People who added this item 803  Average listal rating (521 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
34. The One (2001)
Reason for the future sucking:

An evil bad dude, goes through out alternate universes, in order to destroy alternate himselves, so he can receive ultimate power.

Year it takes place: Alternate time future

People who added this item 474  Average listal rating (298 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
35. Ender's Game (2013)
Reason for the future sucking:

Kids are trained, to fight aliens in case they attack in the future.

So, all the hours you spent playing video games, will finally pay off!

Year it takes place: Far off futurish.
Agent Bert Macklin's rating:

People who added this item 464  Average listal rating (282 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating
36. After Earth (2013)
Reason for the future sucking:

After leaving Earth, due to catastrophic events, a father and son return, only to discover that things have gotten really bad.

Year it takes place: One thousand years after the departure from Earth.
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People who added this item 156  Average listal rating (107 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
37. Night of the Comet (1984)
Reason for the future sucking:

A comet arrives, creating a dust filled atmosphere, leaving streets like super totally empty, and totally uncool zombies or something like that roam the streets.

Year it takes place: Apocalypse 1984ish
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People who added this item 60  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.4 
38. Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)
Reason for the future sucking:

An atomic bomb, nukes the planet and men are left infertile.

Plus there are freaky, talking, mutant frogs!

Think of it as Children of Men, Planet of The Apes,Tank Girl, Mad Max, and Bucky O'Hare and The Toad Wars, in a blender.

Rowdy Roddy Piper, is here to kick froggy ass, and chew bubble gum.

And he's all out of bubble gum!

Year it takes place: 15 years after the big one.

People who added this item 453  Average listal rating (292 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.1 
39. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Reason for the future sucking:

Crime, crime and more crime, plague a small town, thanks to a crime lord and his goons.

Year it takes place: Unknown
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People who added this item 1203  Average listal rating (803 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
40. Escape from New York (1981)
Reason for the future sucking:

Apparently, New York City, has become a really big Super Alcatraz, and the President has been kidnapped.

Keep in mind, it was made in 1981, so not unlike the 50's they imagined robots in every house, cities on the moon, and people living in outer space, New York City was imagined to become Super Prison City.

Year it takes place: 1997
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People who added this item 754  Average listal rating (523 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.6 
41. Escape from L.A. (1996)
Reason for the future sucking:

Apparently, Los Angeles, is separated from America due to a mega, super earthquake, degenerates and criminals have taken over the city, and theme parks are now under water.

Keep in mind, the year 2013 was not imagined to be the year, social networking was big, a super earth quake had not happened yet, and Disneyland was still one of the happiest places on Earth.

Year it takes place: 2013
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People who added this item 1568  Average listal rating (881 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
42. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Reason for the future sucking:

A super drug, known as Substance D, has hit the streets, symptoms include paranoia and super gnarly hallucinations.

Year it takes place: Seven years from 2006, after America has lost the war on drugs.
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People who added this item 2788  Average listal rating (1888 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
43. District 9 (2009)
Reason for the future sucking:

Giant spaceships hover the planet, prawn like aliens are treated, as second class citizens.

And a man turns into a alien, himself.

Shaky camera work, also is everywhere.

Year it takes place: 21st centuryish, give or take.
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People who added this item 284  Average listal rating (194 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
44. The Stand (1994)
Reason for the future sucking:

A war of good versus evil, is about to begin, plus a super virus has killed almost everybody.

Year it takes place: Unknowish.
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People who added this item 417  Average listal rating (241 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.9 
45. The Host (2013)
Reason for the future sucking:

Alien parasites, arrive on Earth, looking for people's bodies to take over.

Maybe, if they asked first?

Year it takes place: Unknownish.
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People who added this item 114  Average listal rating (70 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.6 
46. Antiviral (2012)
Reason for the future sucking:

Fans get to have the same viruses, their favorite celebrities have.

Ewwwwwww.

Year it takes place: Near future.

People who added this item 894  Average listal rating (600 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
47. Oblivion (2013)
Reason for the future sucking:

It's kind of like Wall-E, but with Tom Cruise seemingly left behind, to deal with aliens who have destroyed the Earth.

My guess, somewhere in the rubble copies of Rock of Ages DVDs, are left with still very few having seen them.

Year it takes place: Sixty years, after the aliens attack.
Agent Bert Macklin's rating:

People who added this item 678  Average listal rating (461 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
48. Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Reason for the future sucking:

Aliens in really big spaceships have invaded Earth, and plan on stripping it for it resources, and a battle takes place to save it.

Maybe, if they just said, "Pretty please, can we annihilate the planet? We plan on just annihilating the planet, and that's all. Thanks."

Shakey camera work, also plaques the city.

Year it takes place: Nowish.
Agent Bert Macklin's rating:

People who added this item 83  Average listal rating (50 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.6 
49. The Ice Pirates (1984)
Reason for the future sucking:

Water is an immensely valuable substance, both as a commodity and as a currency, and where there's water there is.....

ICE PIRATES!

Year it takes place: Unknownish
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People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.3 
50. Cherry 2000 (1987)
Reason for the future sucking:

You know, your standard issue Mad Maxish future, complete with your warlord who runs everything, and with sex robots thrown in for good measure.

Year it takes place: 2017
Agent Bert Macklin's rating:


 

Movies in which in the future or near future, the world or part of it, goes to hell and really bad things happen.

"We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I going to spend rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will effect you in the future."

- Jeron King Criswell

"The future ain't what it used to be."

- Yogi Berra

“Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects.”

― Roger Zelazny

"This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper."

- T. S. Eliot

"It's the end of the world as we know it,
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine."

- R.E.M.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jul 5 12:19
I like the concept but you should put some pics and/or comments.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Jul 28 1:56
Like the concept, love the comments!! Keep up the good work!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Feb 23 12:50
Nicely done! Added this list to this list: http://www.listal.com/list/2011-films-worst-10
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Feb 24 0:37
Thanks!
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Oct 9 2:39
And the strangest part about Streets of Fire is that it got a PG-rating despite the aforementioned violence, as well as several S-bombs, a trans-gendered dancer, attempted rape, and a sex scene in the second half.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Oct 9 2:54
Interesting point. if anything it's more like a PG-13 film, than anything else.

Go figure.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Oct 9 15:32
Lest we forget, Jamie, is that this movie came out sometime before the invention of the PG-13 rating along with The Temple of Doom and Gremlins, therefore it could've been rated R. Then again, I guess it got PG since there isn't any moderate or heavy bleeding. In fact, I can't even remember if there is any bloodshed.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Oct 9 22:40
For me, it seems pretty odd that Red Dawn, considering how violent it was, got the PG-13 rating.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Apr 4 11:45
Great list and your comments to them also great.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Apr 4 20:50
Thanks!
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Dec 27 4:01
Great job ! Zelazny rulezzzz
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Dec 27 19:31
Thanks for the comment, and the vote!
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jan 7 6:49
LOL at some of the comments - though a few were technically inaccurate
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jan 7 23:23
I'm pretty much aware of the inaccuratacy of some of the comments since I haven't seen some of the films in awhile in ages.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jan 24 3:42
great list. Love some of you comments you made.
Edit: 1 year, 2 months ago
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jan 24 18:18
Thanks for the votes, everyone!
Posted: 9 months, 1 week ago at Jun 21 20:59
wow the future does suck XD, why the hell theres no movies where the future is depicted in a happier way?.
Posted: 9 months, 1 week ago at Jun 21 21:17
It would be boring, I guess?
Posted: 9 months, 1 week ago at Jun 21 21:28
@mrhoundoom, I agree with Jamie M, maybe it would be "boring" to make a movie story of a happy world, but I would like to live in a "boring" utopia rather than this nightmare world of ours or even worse dystopias anytime.
Posted: 9 months, 1 week ago at Jun 22 11:01
well when i say happy i dont mean that everyone would be happy all the time, but instead a different kind of story set in the future world other then destroiyng it, my bad for not explaining, but in the end i do agree with both of you.
Posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 11 18:24
Suggestions, by the way are welcomed.

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