A Look Back At The Future In Film

One thing all cinematic time travelers have in common is that they are thoroughly surprised by what they see when they get to the future. Not all futuristic movies have time travelers; some are just set in the future. In those cases, we, the audience, are the time travelers, and we are usually quite surprised by the film’s vision of the future.

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The latest movie supercut from Robert Jones looks to the future (even when it’s technically now in the past), with clips from dozens of movies. The future is quite variable, from hi-tech (2001: A Space Oddysey) to apocalyptic (Planet of the Apes) to ridiculous (Idiocracy). How many of them have you seen? -Thanks, Robert!

The movies:

Back to the Future 2
Lost in Space
I, Robot
A.I. - Artifical Intelligence
Cloud Atlas
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
The Fifth Element
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Judge Dredd (1995)
Forbidden Planet
Blade Runner
A Clockwork Orange
The Terminator
The Time Machine (2002)
2001: A Space Odyssey
Johnny Mnemonic
Minority Report
The Ice Pirates
Total Recall (1990)
Fahrenheit 451
Logan's Run
The Running Man
Demolition Man
Bicentennial Man
Starship Troopers
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek: First Contact
The Time Machine (1960)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Battlefield Earth
Tank Girl
12 Monkeys

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