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Year: 1970-2000

What it predicted: The US would collapse by the end of the 70s and a man slaughtering mega race of epic proportions was started to keep the masses occupied. By 2000, David Carradine is the biggest star of the show, wearing a really questionable bondage-mask while racing. Goodbye peripheral vision!

What happened: I think we got NASCAR on one of those years.

Accuracy: Pretty much 1:1. You know, except for the part about the US being no more.
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Year: 1973

What it predicted: That man would have invented a nuclear-powered rocket ship capable of doing back-and-forth flights to Mars.

What happened: Skylab, the first space station of the US, was succesfully launched into orbit.

Accuracy: None, but we can forgive that since without this movie we would've never gotten Alien.
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Year: 1973

What it predicted: Maan. Here we go. So apes became super-intelligent in the future and time travel back to 1973 where they become instant celebrities. In later parts they would go on to start wars and all sorts of crazy stuff.

What happened: Well, I can't be sure, but I'm guessing apes remained apes instead of super-apes.

Accuracy: Zeroh.
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People who added this item 316 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Omega Man (1971)


Year: 1975-1977

What it predicted: China and the Soviet Union would go to war in -75, which results in the annihilation of most of the worlds population. The survivors turn into cannibalistic albino mutants(!), while Chuck Heston remains a man because hot damn Chuck Heston never succumbs to a thing. He then proceeds to punch some dudes.

What happened: Iceland and UK fought a brutal war in the seas, referred to as the third cod war. The Icelanders tried to net fish from the seas and the brits used large scissors to cut those nets. This is clearly far more horrific than a biological world war, oh terror! Oh, also, I guess some war in Vietnam ended or something.

Accuracy: The cod war could've used some Chuck Heston, but it was hardly an all-out biological warfare.
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1984 (1984)


Year: 2002! No, wait...

What it predicted: That the UK would be ran by a big brother-ish system and vast amounts of the world would have become non-existent due to whatever reasons.

What happened: Margaret Thatcher was a prime minister.

Accuracy: Far too much so.
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Year: 1985

What it predicted: That in 1985, we would have a spaceship all set to travel to Mars. But as the title says, they have to reroute it to Venus after a Venusian spaceship is found deep in Russian soil.

What happened: No spaceships, but we did have the worst year in aviation ever as far as air-related accidents go.

Accuracy: I guess that that Venusian spaceship crashed to the ground, so we should totally add that to the aforementioned statistic.
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5


Year: 1988

What it predicted: Complete fucking lunacy! So UFOs invade earth and a huge war ensues, complete with weirdly similar plot points as Star Wars and a trip to Venus.

What happened: Basically nothing. We found some asteroids I guess?

Accuracy: Nope. But god bless the Japanese for trying this hard to get on-board with some of that Star Wars -fever.
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Alien Nation (1988)


Year: 1988-1991

What it predicted: A huge flying saucer landed in the Mojave desert, after which the 300 000 or so occupants within took residence in Los Angeles. Obviously the whole place turns into a slum, despite the aliens taking on swag as balls -names like Humphrey Bogart.

What happened: Instead of getting aircrafts into Earth, we started going out of Earth again, as NASA restarted the space program.

Accuracy: Well, rather slim, but they did basically remake this into District 9 which is sort of an accurate depiction of apartheid in Africa. Except with aliens. Cos you gotta have aliens.
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Creepozoids (1987)


Year: 1992-1998

What it predicted: In -92, an apocalyptic nuclear war takes place! Six years later, people fight monsters in labs.

What happened: The biggest war we got was the civil war in Afghanistan, and supposedly no monsters lurking laboratory complexes.

Accuracy: Zerozoids!
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Timecop (1994)


Year: 1994-2004

What it predicted: The movie predicts that people will time travel IN THE YEAR IT WAS MADE. Then we jump to 2004 when we have a full-blown time travel-monitoring government agency to make sure no one abuses time travel. And boy do they abuse it!

What happened: Instead of traveling in time to our will, we still must subdue to it's power and travel onwards.

Accuracy: Only in Van Damme's aiming.
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Year: 1996

What it predicted: LA would be a post-apocalyptic battleground of epic proportions where neo-punks duke it out with Sylvester Stallone. And they all lose.

What happened: The closest thing to anything pictured above was the North Hollywood-shootout, which was more reminiscent of Heat.

Accuracy: Do you live in LA? Alright, now look out your window. Did you get shot? No? Exactly.
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12 Monkeys (1995)


Year: 1996-1997

What it predicted: A deadly virus would force any survivors to live underground as the earth's surface would be far too contaminated. Also, a few years after this, time travel!

What happened: Successful sheep cloning, and yep, no time travel.

Accuracy: Rather poor as one can tell. However, Brad Pitt still remains at least partially insane.
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Year: 1997

What it predicted: I'd have it easier if I just wrote about what it didn't predict, because this is going to be looong. Essentially according to this movie, between 1981 and 1997 we were going to have a third world war, crime went up by 400%, and as early as 1988 the entire island of Manhattan was turned into a huge prison surrounded by mines on bridges and in the water.

What happened: In 1997, very little interesting happened in New York at least. Things were looking up as Clinton got re-elected and wasn't having sex with fat women yet.

Accuracy: Insignificant. Clinton does not look like Pleasence and the third world war is yet to come. And even though getting into Manhattan can be a pain during rush hour, it's doable without the need to avoid landmines.
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Year: 1997

What it predicted: An AI named Skynet would become sentient and kill everything.

What happened: Windows 95 OEM 4.03.

Accuracy: Accurate-ish, as some people probably did kill themselves after they had to stare at the blue screen of death for several hours.
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People who added this item 487 Average listal rating (317 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6
The Postman (1997)


Year: 1998-2013

What it predicted: A nuclear war would take place, leaving behind only a fairly working society, desert and a Kevin Costner with nothing to do for three hours.

What happened: A few unfortunate earthquakes left some people homeless or dead.

Accuracy: Nope, though Costner sure did have nothing to do for three hours.
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People who added this item 574 Average listal rating (337 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Soylent Green (1973)


Year: 1999

What it predicted: The world would be crowded so badly that the elite would literally munch down on the lower classes, turning them into bundles of delicious food.

What happened: The single individual could still have more than a square foot of space for oneself and food production was quite dandy.

Accuracy: I guess there's a cannibal tribe somewhere in the world.
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People who added this item 684 Average listal rating (414 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Strange Days (1995)


Year: 1999

What it predicted: Los Angeles is, yet again, a total war zone. People have machines called SQUIDs that record their experiences so that others may relive their memories. Voldemort is all like "Oh boy I'll make some money out of this!"

What happened: The first Blackberry came out.

Accuracy: For all I know someone is always watching everyone with a smartphone, so this was very accurate.
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People who added this item 119 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8

Year: 1999

What it predicted: Los Angeles, the modern war zo... OK, just kidding. This movie, though. Man. Wim Wenders couldn't quite finish it the way he wanted to, so it's just a slew of weird predictions. In -99 a nuclear satellite is shot down that makes all electronics not work, and we have this machine that records images for blind people to see, but then it's a machine to record dreams and then it's like Inception dream addiction I guess?

What happened: Well, I think that first Blackberry had a camera. Not for the blind though.

Accuracy: A very messy zero.
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Year: 2001

What it predicted: All prisons have been privatized. Also, all prisoners are either old, submissive men who are constantly under torture from the other prisoners, or HIDEOUS MASSIVE MONSTERS WITH UNLIMITED SUPPLIES OF GUTS FOR OUR HERO TO RIP OUT OF THEM

What happened: Absolutely none of this. I call bullshit!

Accuracy: None, but that sucks.
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Year: 2001 (duh)

What it predicted: Inter-space travel, huge space stations and some pretty killer AI.

What happened: A functional artificial heart, a hydrogen-powered scooter and a mashed potato machine.

Accuracy: Zit. It'll probably take another thousand years 'till Pan-AM starts flying us to the moon by the bulk. However...
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Rollerball (2002)


Year: 2005. Really, even the original had the forward-thinking thought of placing the events in 2018. Did they think this movie would make the sport real?

What it predicted: The hyper-violent sport of Rollerball would have become massively popular in several countries, including Turkey (which for some reason the movie really wants to point out as one of these countries).

What happened: Danica Patrick led the Indianapolis-500, finishing in fourth place.

Accuracy: None. Instead of punching people with spiked balls we actually got something that was pretty cool.
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Double Dragon (1994)


Year: 2007

What it predicted: Los Angeles, this time ravaged by a massive earthquake, lies in partial ruins as Jimmy and Billy Lee duke it out with bad guys over a magic medallion.

What happened: Peru got hit with an earthquake, that still has many people homeless.

Accuracy: Hey, you, reader in LA. Look out the window. See any ruins? No? Exactly.
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Transmorphers (2007)


Year: 2009

What it predicted: A race of aliens who pilot giant robots have conquered earth and forced humanity to underground tunnels by terraforming to a point where there is constant rainfall and darkness.

What happened: As far as robots go, Japanese engineers built a childlike robot that can develop social skills.

Accuracy: Is the baby robot piloted by aliens? Probably not.
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 4.2
Absolon (2003)


Year: 2010

What it predicted: A virus would kill half the world's population, leaving the remaining half to suffer at the hands of big pharma. What a message. Also, Christopher Lambert still couldn't act.

What happened: We sort of come up with the idea that pills might cure stuttering.

Accuracy: Well, Lambert still can't act, so I'm giving this a 100%
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District 13 (2004)


Year: 2010-2013

What it predicted: Paris would not only be overrun by street thugs, but they'd also be able to do some pretty sick flips all over walls and rooftops.

What happened: Well, those dudes probably still did some pretty sick flips.

Accuracy: If only Paris wouldn't be overrun, this would be totally accurate!
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Year: 2011

What it predicted: Predicting stuff like a massive UFO invasion to happen mere months after your premiere is a ridiculous thing to do, and this movie sure didn't pull any punches with it. So yeah, aliens invade in 2011 and it's up to Aaron Eckhart's jaw to fend them off.

What happened: Aaron Eckhart's jaw remained a thing of beauty.

Accuracy: 50%
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2012: Ice Age (2011)


Year: Gee whiz, I have no idea!

What it predicted: A huge ice age or glacier or something (the movie doesn't know itself either) would sweep across everything, causing a new ice age. Then the army nukes it before it hits the Statue of Liberty because, you know, you can nuke a block of ice and make it all good.

What happened: No fucking ice age for sure!

Accuracy: 0%
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2012 (2009)


Year: I wonder...

What it predicted: The Mayans were right and the apocalypse comes in 2012 via solar flares.

What happened: Lots of online mockery over people misinterpreting the Mayan calendar.

Accuracy: DIDN'T FUCKING HAPPEN NYANYA ROLAND EMMERICH
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Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 27 22:28
Interesting list...thanks for sharing =)
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 28 0:32
12 Monkeys predicted a deadly virus breaking out in 1996-1997 and indeed time travel some time after that (not specified when).
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 28 1:11
Might as well add 2012. Come on, not like that's really going to happen.
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 28 5:23
Don't forget 1984! Although technically it's release was in the same year.
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 28 7:17
Great read! Thanks for this.
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 28 8:28
Thanks for the votes and comments :) Added 12 Monkeys and 1984 as suggested, 2012 will have to wait for a year and a half before I add it. If I don't add it, it's just proof of us all being dead as it predicted!
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Jun 6 15:14
that remind my of anime was popular in my country
call "conan futcher boy" 80's
in the intro of each ep same one sat
the WW3 hapen in 2008 and most land crsh under water ........"
in 2008 evry one was talk about it
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Jan 7 6:33
Destroy All Monsters (1968)


It's one of three Godzilla movies I've yet to see (twenty-five ain't that bad!), but from what I can gather it takes place in 1999, when aliens take control of the world's giant monsters and unleash them upon all its major cities.
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Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at May 14 3:20
That's so great! And yet so true. I'm just hopin' you update this with 2012 movie... let's wait
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at May 14 8:44
A suggestion: The Omega Man
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at May 14 13:41
how about The Running Man (1987)? It's about a tv show in hi-tech 2017 (where they still hand out board games to winners in the audience). Very cool.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at May 14 15:18
Thanks for the suggestions. Still checking out Destroy all Monsters to make sure it fits. The Omega Man has been added. The Running Man can't yet be added as who knows wether or not we'll be watching that show in 2017!
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at May 14 22:02
Eikös Timecop perustu vuoteen 2004? Tosin voi olla, että siinä matkustetaan vuoteen 1994 ja siellä on myös aikamatkustusta, en muista kunnolla.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at May 15 17:30
tou should also put 1984... great list btw
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at May 17 11:43
Dat feel when you won't be able to put 2012, since we all gonna die. lol.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Oct 3 4:56
Very interesting list.
Posted: 5 years ago at Oct 30 18:23
Great list!

I really wish that you'll never have to add Back to the Future II to this list. I'm still hoping that we're going to have flying skateboards and those awesome sneakers in 2015. Otherwise I will be extremely disappointed.
Posted: 5 years ago at Oct 30 22:58
I'm still holding out for those small cube things that turn into a pizza when you put it in the oven.
Posted: 5 years ago at Oct 31 15:19
2012 please! :) But wait till December to put it on here.
Posted: 5 years ago at Oct 31 15:51
Blade Runner will come if 2019 rolls out and we don't have Rutger Hauer-robots trying to take over our world because we all just want to live on the moon.

2012 will come on January 1st 2013 :)
Posted: 5 years ago at Nov 5 4:15
Awesome list. Here are some suggestions:

First Spaceship on Venus (1960) - Takes place in 1985

Death Race 2000 (1975) - Takes place in 2000

Creepozoids (1987) - Takes place in 1998

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991) - Takes place in 2001

Rollerball (2002) - Takes place in 2005
Edit: 5 years ago
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Dec 3 3:27
I found some more suggestions:

Project Moonbase (1953) - Takes place in 1970

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) - Takes place in 1973

Alien Nation (1988) - Takes place in 1991

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) - Takes place in 1991

The War in Space (1977) - Takes place in 1988

Strange Days (1995) - Takes place in 1999

Until the End of the World (1991) - Takes place in 1999

Double Dragon (1994) - Takes place in 2007

Transmorphers (2007) - Takes place in 2009

2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) - Takes place in 2010

Absolon (2003) - Takes place in 2010

District B13 (2004) - Tales place in 2010

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) - Takes place in 2010

Battle: Los Angeles - Takes place on August 12, 2011 and the movie was released on March 11, 2011
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Jan 2 22:59
Since it's 2013 now, some movies taken place in 2012 should be added such as:

I Am Legend (2007) - Takes place from 2009 - 2012

Death Race (2008) - Takes place in 2012

2012 (2009)

2012: Ice Age (2011)

Titanic II (2010) - Takes place in 2012
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Apr 16 3:43
Very cool!
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Aug 18 10:41
This is a very nice concept for a list!
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Aug 23 3:55
Also, 2012 happened nearly 6 months earlier than expected with that derecho that mowed through the States and left me and my family without power for 28 hours.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jan 26 20:22
Since 2013 is over. Time for a update:

Escape from L.A (1996) - Takes place in 2013

The Postman (1997) - Takes place in 2013
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 31 0:51
Since 2015 is over. Here is some new ones to add:

Back to the Future 2 (1989) - Set in 2015

The 6th Day (2000) - Set in 2015

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007) - Set in 2015

Shank (2010) - Set in 2015

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