Science Fiction is a genre that’s not easy to pull off. In the history of all of cinema, there have been only a handful of science fiction films that have managed to impressed everyone. And within science fiction, one of the most oft-repeated themes has been about movies set in future, which actually are even more difficult to pull off for the simple reason that nobody has much of an idea how future is going to look like.
So, more often than not movies are based on the vision of its filmmakers who each have a different way of looking at the future. With that said, here is the list of top films set in the future where filmmakers actually did manage to impress us. You can stream some of these best futuristic movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Gattaca (1997)
In “the not-too-distant future”, eugenics is common. A genetic registry database uses biometrics to classify those so created as “valids” while those conceived by traditional means and more susceptible to genetic disorders are known as “in-valids”. Genetic discrimination is illegal, but in practice genotype profiling is used to identify valids to qualify for professional employment while in-valids are relegated to menial jobs. The film presents a biopunk vision of a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents.It centers on Vincent Freeman, played by Ethan Hawke, who was conceived outside the eugenics program and struggles to overcome genetic discrimination to realize his dream of traveling into space. A film that will leave you thinking for days.
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9. Brazil (1985)