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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 414  Average listal rating (294 ratings) 3.9  IMDB Rating 4.4 
1. 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 367  Average listal rating (203 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 4.7 
2. 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 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 25  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 3.9  IMDB Rating 3.1 
3. 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 248  Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
4. 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 275  Average listal rating (354 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.9 
5. 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 123  Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
6. 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 431  Average listal rating (312 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
7. 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.

People who added this item 370  Average listal rating (216 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
8. 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.

People who added this item 1014  Average listal rating (683 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
9. 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 542  Average listal rating (344 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
10. 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 472  Average listal rating (301 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
11. 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 598  Average listal rating (372 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
12. 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 3010  Average listal rating (1917 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
13. 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 528  Average listal rating (321 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.3 
14. 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

People who added this item 4649  Average listal rating (3263 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
15. 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 3867  Average listal rating (2587 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
16. 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 48  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
17. 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 3740  Average listal rating (2491 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
18. 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 35  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 5.1 
19. 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 15  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 3.7  IMDB Rating 4.2 
20. 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 13  Average listal rating (7 ratings) 4.6  IMDB Rating
21. 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 7  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 2.7  IMDB Rating 4.6 
22. 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 1441  Average listal rating (988 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
23. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Reason for the future sucking:

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

Year it takes place: 2583

People who added this item 326  Average listal rating (203 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.4 
24. 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 595  Average listal rating (370 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
25. 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 4221  Average listal rating (2951 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
26. 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 1259  Average listal rating (829 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.5 
27. 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 787  Average listal rating (518 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
28. 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 436  Average listal rating (284 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
29. 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.
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People who added this item 436  Average listal rating (277 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
30. 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 gotte really bad.

Year it takes place: One thousand years after the departure from Earth.
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People who added this item 147  Average listal rating (105 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
31. 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 57  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.4 
32. 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 440  Average listal rating (287 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.1 
33. 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 1165  Average listal rating (786 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
34. 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 735  Average listal rating (513 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.6 
35. 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 1540  Average listal rating (876 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
36. 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 2722  Average listal rating (1876 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
37. 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 282  Average listal rating (193 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
38. 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 395  Average listal rating (235 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.9 
39. 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 104  Average listal rating (69 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.6 
40. 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 834  Average listal rating (577 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
41. 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.
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People who added this item 651  Average listal rating (453 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
42. 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.
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People who added this item 82  Average listal rating (48 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.6 
43. 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 72  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.3 
44. 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
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People who added this item 75  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.9 
45. Runaway (1984)
Reason for the future sucking:

We robots, are your friends, and we are NOT, repeat here to kill you, repeat not to kill you. Are we NOT teaming up with appliances, to kill you. Are we NOT being programmed by super techno dude.

Besides, if we did. Who's gonna save you, Magnum P.I.?

Year it takes place: The near future. All though, the exact year is not reveled.
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People who added this item 39  Average listal rating (26 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating 5.2 
46. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zon... (1983)
Reason for the future sucking:

A space cruise liner that collides with a meteor, and three women survive and land on a planet.

Unfortunately, the EVIL Lord Overdog (who sounds more like, Underdog's evil doppleganger, than anything else.)

Only our hero, Wolff and his sidekick, can save them.

Year it takes place: Spacehunter, in the 23rd Century!
Agent Bert Macklin's rating:

People who added this item 3  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 3.6 
47. Firebird 2015 AD (1981)
Reason for the future sucking:

Like dude, cars are totally outlawed, except for official reasons, but however some people are We're not gonna take it, anymore! And decide to go all Mad Max, and one dude travels around in his souped in Firebird, in order to supply gas, or something like that.

Essentially, he's like Ren McCormack, but with a super cool car.

Year it takes place: In the year, 2015, baby! Because, if it took place any other year, it would be called Firebird fill in the year AD.

People who added this item 12  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 3.5 
48. Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)
Reason for the future sucking:

A space ranger named Dogen, is after a space criminal, named Jared-Syn.

So, that's pretty much it.

Year it takes place: Sometime in the futurish.
Agent Bert Macklin's rating:

People who added this item 243  Average listal rating (157 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
49. Rollerball (1975)
Reason for the future sucking:

The super big company, The Energy Corportation, controls nearly everything.

Plus there is the brutal game called Rollerball, which combines roller derby, motorcycles, and full contact sports.

Year it takes place: 2018

People who added this item 301  Average listal rating (198 ratings) 3.5  IMDB Rating 2.9 
50. Rollerball (2002)
Reason for the future sucking:

Aside from being a bad remake, to a classic movie, corporations have taken over entire countries, and people are made to compete in a deadly game called Rollerball, which combines motorcycles, rollerblading, hockey and the WWE.

Year it takes place: 2005
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, 5 months ago at Jul 5 12:19
I like the concept but you should put some pics and/or comments.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jul 28 1:56
Like the concept, love the comments!! Keep up the good work!
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Feb 23 12:50
Nicely done! Added this list to this list: http://www.listal.com/list/2011-films-worst-10
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Feb 24 0:37
Thanks!
Posted: 2 years, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 8 months ago at Apr 4 11:45
Great list and your comments to them also great.
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Apr 4 20:50
Thanks!
Posted: 11 months, 4 weeks ago at Dec 27 4:01
Great job ! Zelazny rulezzzz
Posted: 11 months, 4 weeks ago at Dec 27 19:31
Thanks for the comment, and the vote!
Posted: 11 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 7 6:49
LOL at some of the comments - though a few were technically inaccurate
Posted: 11 months, 2 weeks 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: 11 months ago at Jan 24 3:42
great list. Love some of you comments you made.
Edit: 11 months ago
Posted: 11 months ago at Jan 24 18:18
Thanks for the votes, everyone!
Posted: 6 months 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: 6 months ago at Jun 21 21:17
It would be boring, I guess?
Posted: 6 months 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: 6 months 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.

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