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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Turbo Kid (2015)
Reason for the future sucking:

Mad Max, but with dirt bikes!

Year it takes place:

Near futurish.
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 5.4
Synchronicity (2015)
Reason for the future sucking:

Turns out folding the universe, on to itself is a bad idea. Who knew?

Year it takes place: Near futurish.
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.6
The 5th Wave (2016)
Reason for the future sucking:

Aliens, attack Earth yet again!

Year it takes place: Near futurish.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6
Reason for the future sucking:

Radiation has nearly wiped out, the whole world and everyone in it.

Now that's gotta suck!

Year it takes place: Near futurish.
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.7
Death Machine (1994)
Reason for the future sucking:

Two words: Robo Shark!

Year it takes place: The near future, of course.
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People who added this item 1214 Average listal rating (773 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Animatrix (2003)
Reason for the future sucking:

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

Year it takes place: 2059
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People who added this item 186 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
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.
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People who added this item 46 Average listal rating (413 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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.
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People who added this item 920 Average listal rating (663 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 (195 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
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
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 3.4
Creepozoids (1987)
Reason for the future sucking:

Acid rain, acid rain!

Year it takes place: 1998
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People who added this item 431 Average listal rating (308 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 4.4
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 (215 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 4.7
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 (51 ratings) 3.3 IMDB Rating 3.1
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
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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.
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People who added this item 906 Average listal rating (887 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.6
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 (64 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Miracle Mile (1988)
Reason for the future sucking:

Nuclear War, has pretty much displaced everyone.

Year it takes place: Near nuclear apocalypse 88ish.
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People who added this item 564 Average listal rating (457 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.
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People who added this item 456 Average listal rating (310 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
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 (777 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 (355 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 (312 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 (384 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 (1950 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
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 (411 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
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 (3334 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
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 (2676 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
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
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People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5
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.
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.2
Reason for the future sucking:

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

Year it takes place: Near futurish.
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.2
Reason for the future sucking:

More head exploding action, courtesy of Scanners!

Year it takes place: Near futurish.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.1
Scanner Cop (1994)
Reason for the future sucking:

Scanners are now going after police cops.

Year it takes place: Near futurish.
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 4.6
Reason for the future sucking:

Still even more head exploding action, courtesy of Scanners!

Year it takes place: Near futurish.
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People who added this item 1465 Average listal rating (1020 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
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
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People who added this item 354 Average listal rating (246 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 (388 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
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.
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People who added this item 4291 Average listal rating (3025 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
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 (850 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.5
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
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People who added this item 3823 Average listal rating (2572 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 803 Average listal rating (539 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
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
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People who added this item 474 Average listal rating (342 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
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 464 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.9
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 (121 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 (26 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.5
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.
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People who added this item 453 Average listal rating (301 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
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 (832 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 (544 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
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 (891 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
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 (1950 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
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 (196 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 (264 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9
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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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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Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Jul 5 12:19
I like the concept but you should put some pics and/or comments.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jul 28 1:56
Like the concept, love the comments!! Keep up the good work!
Posted: 3 years, 11 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: 3 years, 11 months ago at Feb 24 0:37
Thanks!
Posted: 3 years, 4 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: 3 years, 4 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: 3 years, 4 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: 3 years, 4 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: 2 years, 10 months ago at Apr 4 11:45
Great list and your comments to them also great.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Apr 4 20:50
Thanks!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Dec 27 4:01
Great job ! Zelazny rulezzzz
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Dec 27 19:31
Thanks for the comment, and the vote!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jan 7 6:49
LOL at some of the comments - though a few were technically inaccurate
Posted: 2 years, 1 month 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: 2 years ago at Jan 24 18:18
Thanks for the votes, everyone!
Posted: 1 year, 7 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: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jun 21 21:17
It would be boring, I guess?
Posted: 1 year, 7 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.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Jan 11 18:24
Suggestions, by the way are welcomed.

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