Science-fiction movies are so entertaining to watch! First off, cinematography has evolved so much that it allows directors to use special effects which make science-fiction movies truly immersive. However, what’s amazing about this type of movies is that they usually take place in the future and it’s really intriguing to see how the director thinks the future will look.

In fact, a bunch of older science-fiction movies actually managed to predict gadgets from the future such as smartphones, self-driving cars and so on. Let’s check out some of the greatest movies that showed us what to expect from the future.

The Running Man

Running man shows us a future in which Arnold Schwarzenegger is wrongfully convicted and he has to fight for his life in an inhuman game show.

I, Robot

Will Smith’s acting skills in this movie are so good that they will surely blow you away. Also, the movie’s action revolves around a futuristic cop that discovers a bunch of secrets while trying to solve a crime. Maybe in the future, there will be robots like in the movie.

The Matrix

Obviously, everyone knows about the Matrix. This is an iconic movie trilogy that shows a very grim future in which robots control the world and people are used as batteries.

In Time

Justin Timberlake uses this movie as an opportunity to show everyone that he is a world-class actor and not just a singer. The main idea of the movie is that in the future we will not use money anymore, but time.

12 Monkeys

This movie will show you a future that’s ridden with a disease which is slowly but surely making humans go extinct. In addition, the movie’s plot revolves around a convict that is sent back in time to find a cure.


The only thing you need to know about this movie in order to get interested about it is that it’s been made after George Orwell’s famous book about a totalitarian future.

Planet of the Apes

As you can probably tell from the title, this movie is about a future where apes control the world.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Right from the start, you should know that Stanley Kubrik is the director behind this amazing movie and this says a lot about it.

SpongeBob SquarePants

It might surprise you to find out, but the hilarious SpongeBob animated show actually had one episode that was set in the future. I am talking about episode SB-128 where SpongeBob gets frozen for 2,000 years and he wakes up in the future.

The Terminator

The Terminator is one of the best movies ever made and it shows us what the future would look like if evil robots took over.

Aeon Flux

Aeon Flux is about a girl who works for a criminal organization that’s looking to overthrow the government.


The year is 2154 and Matt Damon is trying to get to a man-made space station where the rich people live because they have a special machine that’s able to cure every disease known to man.

After Earth

Will Smith and his son embark together on a space journey but things go wrong and they find themselves stranded on a planet that’s filled with evolved monsters. To make things even worse, Will Smith gets hurt and his son needs to go out and find help by himself.

Fifth Element

Fifth Element is an awesome movie that will surely keep your eyes glued to the screen throughout the entire time.

Minority Report

Minority Report shows a special police department which arrests criminals weeks before they actually go ahead and make the crime.


Oblivion is about a special space repair man (Tom Cruise) and the chain of events that get triggered after he meets up with a beautiful woman and joins a faraway colony.


Looper is a mind-boggling movie that’s focused on time travel. 


I am sure everyone heard about Avatar and how amazing it is, at least once. This movie’s take on what the future will look like is truly impressive.

Total Recall

This old movie is considered as being a true science-fiction masterpiece. The movie’s action starts when Arnold Schwarzenegger goes to Mars for a virtual vacation.


Equilibrium is a really interesting movie which shows a not so far away future where all forms of feelings are completely illegal.