List of films set in the future

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This is a list of films set in the future. It includes films with settings beyond the year they were released, even if that setting is now in the past. It also includes films that are only partially set in the future, in which case the only years of setting listed are those in the future.

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Title Released Setting
1. April 2000 1952 2000
12 Monkeys 1995 1996–2035
1984 1956 1984
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 2001
2009 Lost Memories 2002 2009
2010 1984 2010
2012 2009 2009–2012
2012: Supernova 2009 2012
2019, After the Fall of New York 1983 2019
2046 2004 2046
2081 2009 2081
964 Pinocchio 1991 2064
A Boy and His Dog 1974 2024
Supernaturals 2010 2026
Supernaturals Return 2012 2029
Supernaturals Rise 2014 2034
A Clockwork Orange 1971 1995
A Scanner Darkly 2006 2013
A Sound of Thunder 2005 2055
A Trip to the Moon 1902 2002
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 2090–4142
A.P.E.X. 1994 2073
Aachi & Ssipak 2006 2500
Acción mutante 1993 2012
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush 1996 2007
Aelita 1924 1974
Æon Flux 2005 2415
After Earth 2013 3071.; 1000 AE
Akira 1988 2019
Alien 1979 2122
Alien 3 1992 2179
Alien Intruder 1993 2022
Alien Nation 1988 1991
Alien Resurrection 1997 2379
Aliens 1986 2179
Americathon 1979 1998
An Adventure Through Time 2007 2008–c. 2900
Android 1982 2036
Any Day Now (Vandaag of Morgen) 1976 2006
Appleseed 2004 2131
Appleseed Ex Machina 2007 2135
Arcadia of My Youth 1982 c. 2960
Arena 1989 4038
Ark 2004 2204
Armitage III: Dual-Matrix 2002 2185
Astro Boy 2009 2955
Astro Boy vs IGZA 2005 2956
Avalon 2001 unspec.
Avatar 2004 unspec.
Avatar 2009 2148-2154
Babylon A.D. 2008 2059
Back to the Future Part II 1989 2015
Barb Wire 1996 2017
Barbarella 1968 c. 4000
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker 2000 2030
Battle for Terra 2009 unspec.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973 2001-2670
Uchu daisenso 1959 1965
Battle: Los Angeles 2011 August 2011
Battlefield Earth 2000 3000
Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970 3955
Beyond the Time Barrier 1960 2024
Beyond the Universe 1981 c. 2001
Bicentennial Man 1999 2005–2205
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 2691
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 2688
Blade Runner 1982 2019
Blood Car 2007 unspec.
Brazil 1985 unspec.
1990: I guerrieri del Bronx 1982 1990
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 2491
Captive Women 1952 3000
Casshern 2004 c. 2075
Cherry 2000 1987 2017
Children of Men 2006 2027
Child's Play 3 1991 1998
Chrysalis 2007 2025
Circuitry Man 1990 unspec.
City Beneath the Sea 1971 2053
City of Ember 2008 unspec.
Class of 1999 II: The Substitute 1994 1999
Class of 1999 1990 1999
Class of 1984 1982 1984
Click 2006 2006–2030
Cloud Atlas 2012 2144-2321
Cloverfield 2008 2009
Code 46 2003 c. 2050
Conquest of Space 1955 unspec.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972 1991
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie 2001 2071
Crash and Burn 1990 unspec.
Creature 1985 unspec.
Creepozoids 1987 1998
Crimes of the Future 1970 1997
Crimetime 1996 unspec.
Cyborg 2 1993 2074
Cyborg 2087 1966 2087
Cyborg 3: The Recycler 1994 unspec.
Cypher 2002 unspec.
Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. 1966 2150
Damnation Alley 1977 1979
Dante 01 2008 unspec.
Dark Metropolis 2010 c. 2202
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 2016[1]
Dark Star 1974 c. 2150
Darkdrive 1996 unspec.
Das Arche Noah Prinzip 1984 1997
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 2026
Day Zero 2007 unspec.
Daybreak 1993 unspec.
Daybreakers 2010 2019
Dead End Drive-In 1986 c. 1995
Dead Leaves 2004 unspec.
Death Machine 1994 2003
Death Race 2008 2012-2013
Death Race 2000 1975 2000
Death Racers 2008 2033
Deathlands: Homeward Bound 2003 unspec.
Deathsport 1978 3000
Deep Impact 1998 2000
Demolition Man 1993 2032
Destroy All Monsters 1968 c. 1999
Deterrence 1999 2008
Die Arche 1919 1949
Banlieue 13 2004 2010
Doctor Who 1996 1999
Doom 2005 2046
Doom Runners 1997 unspec.
Doomsday 2008 2037
Double Dragon 1994 2007
Dracula 3000 2004 3000
Dredd 2012 unspec.
Dune 1984 approx. 21592
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 unspec.
Elysium 2013 2154
Encrypt 2003 2068
Endgame 1983 2025
Ender's Game 2013 2083
Enemy Mine 1985 c. 2100
Equilibrium 2002 2072
Escape from L.A. 1996 2013
Escape from New York 1981 1997
Escape from the Bronx 1983 unspec.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes 1971 1973
Event Horizon 1997 2040–2047
Executioners 1993 unspec.
eXistenZ 1999 unspec.
Eyeborgs 2009 unspec.
Fahrenheit 451 1966 unspec.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions 2004 unspec.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 2001 2065
First Spaceship on Venus 1960 1985
Forbidden Planet 1956 2220
Fortress 1993 2017
Fortress 2: Re-Entry 2000 c. 2027
Frankenstein 1970 1958 1970
Frankenstein Unbound 1990 unspec.
Freejack 1992 2009
Friday the 13th Part 2 1981 1984
Furia 1999 unspec.
The Cops and Robin 1978 unspec.
Future Schlock 1984 unspec.
Future War 1996 unspec.
Futuresport 1999 2025
Futureworld 1976 1985
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 2020
G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 2024
Galaxina 1980 c. 3001
Gamer 2009 2034
Gattaca 1997 mid to late 21st century
Genesis II 1973 1979–2133
Ghost in the Shell 1995 c. 2029
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 2004 2032
Ghosts of Mars 2001 2176
Godzilla vs. Biollante 1989 1990
Godzilla: Final Wars 2004 2044
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah 1991 1992–2204
Gorath 1962 c. 1980
H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come 1979 unspec.
Habitat 1997 unspec.
Happy Accidents 2000 2470
Hardware 1990 c. 2000
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 1996
Harrison Bergeron 1995 unspec.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 epilogue set in 2017
Health Warning 1982 unspec.
Heartbeeps 1981 unspec.
Hellraiser: Bloodline 1996 2127
Her 2013 2025
Highlander II: The Quickening 1991 2024
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance 2007 unspec.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn 2012 2526
I Am Legend 2007 2009–2012
I, Robot 2004 2035
I.K.U. 2001 2030
Idiocracy 2006 2505
Interstellar 2014 2034-2093
Immortel (Ad Vitam) 2004 2095
Impostor 2002 2079
In the Year 2889 1967 2889
In Time 2011 2169
Inception 2010 2016
Iron Sky 2012 2018
"Iron Sky: The Coming Race" 2016 2018
It! The Terror from Beyond Space 1958 1973
It's All About Love 2003 2021
Jason X 2002 2008–2455
Jetsons: The Movie 1990 c. 2100
Johnny Mnemonic 1995 2021
Journey to the Center of Time 1967 6967
Judge Dredd 1995 2139
Just Imagine 1930 1980
Kamikaze 1989 1982 1989
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time 2003 unspec.
La jetée 1962 unspec.
La Mort en Direct 1979 unspec.
Land of the Dead 2005 unspec.
Le Dernier Combat 1983 unspec.
Le Plus vieux métier du monde 1967 2000
Liquid Dreams 1991 unspec.
Looper 2012 2044-2074
Love 2011 2039
Love Story 2050 2009 2050
Logan's Run 1976 2274
Lost In Space 1998 2058
Macross Plus: The Movie 1994 2040
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 1981 unspec.
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome 1985 unspec.
Mad Max 1979 unspec.
Malevil 1981 c. 1999
Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future 1985 20 minutes into the future
Maximum Overdrive 1986 1987
Mechanical Violator Hakaider 1995 unspec.
Meet the Hollowheads 1991 unspec.
Meet the Robinsons 2007 2037
Megaforce 1982 unspec.
Megaville 1990 unspec.
Memoirs of a Survivor 1981 unspec.
Memories 1995 2092
Memory Run 1996 2015
Metropolis 1927 2027
Metropolis 2001 unspec.
Millennium 1989 c. 2989
Mindwarp 1990 2037
Minority Report 2002 2054
Mission to Mars 2000 2020
Moon 2009 unspec.
Moon 44 1990 2038
Moon Child 2003 2014
Moscow-Cassiopeia 1973 unspec.
Mr. Nobody 2009 2092
Mutant Chronicles 2008 2707
My Future Boyfriend 2011 3127
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie 1996 3000
Mr In-Between 2001 2002
Nabi 2001 unspec.
Natural City 2003 2080
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1984 c. 3000
End of Evangelion 1997 2015
Nemesis 1993 2027
New Rose Hotel 1998 unspec.
Nirvana 1997 unspec.
No Escape 1994 2022
Oblivion 2013 2017-2077
Odyssey 2050 The Movie 2013 2050
Omega Cop 1990 unspec.
The Omega Man 1971 1977
On the Beach 1959 1964
On the Beach 2000 2007
Open Your Eyes 1997 unspec.
Origin: Spirits of the Past 2006 2306
Outland 1981 unspec.
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank 1983 unspec.
Pacific Rim 2013 2020-2025
Pandorum 2009 c. 2173
Paprika 2006 2012
Paragraph 78, Punkt 1 2007 unspec.
Paragraph 78, Punkt 2 2007 unspec.
Parasite 1982 1992
Patlabor 2: The Movie 1993 2002
Patlabor: The Movie 1989 1999
Paycheck 2003 2007
Phoenix 2772 1980 2772
Phoenix the Warrior 1988 unspec.
Pitch Black 2000 2578
Planet Earth 1974 2133
Planet of Dinosaurs 1978 unspec.
Planet of the Apes 1968 2673-3978
Planet of the Apes 2001 2029–5021
Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II 1994 unspec.
Point of No Return 1993 un spec.
Prayer of the Rollerboys 1991 unspec.
Predator 2 1990 1997
Prince of Darkness 1987 1999
Privilege 1967 c. 1970
Project Moonbase 1953 1970
Prometheus 2012 2089-2094
Quintet 1979 unspec.
Rain Without Thunder 1993 unspec.
Real Steel 2011 2032
Red Planet 2000 2045
Reign of Fire 2002 2008–2020
Renaissance 2006 2054
Repo! The Genetic Opera 2008 2057
Repo Men 2010 2025
Retrograde 2004 2204
Returner 2002 2084
Revengers Tragedy 2003 2011
Riddick 2013 2592
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky 1991 2001
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011 2019
RoboCop 3 1993 unspec.
RoboCop 1987 unspec.
RoboCop 2014 2028
Robot Jox 1990 unspec.
Robot Holocaust 1986 unspec.
Robot Stories 2003 unspec.
Robot Wars 1993 unspec.
Robotech: The Movie 1986 unspec.
Robots 2005 unspec.
Rock & Rule 1983 unspec.
Rollerball 1975 2018
Rollerball 2002 2005
Runaway 1984 unspec.
Saturn 3 1980 unspec.
Saviour of the Soul 1991 unspec.
Sci-Fighters 1996 2009
Shank 2010 2015
Screamers 1995 2078
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 2021
Serenity 2005 2517
Sexmission 1984 1993–2043
Shame 1968 unspec.
Shopping 1994 unspec.
Silent Running 1972 unspec.
Sin: The Movie 2000 unspec.
Sleep Dealer 2008 unspec.
Sleeper 1973 2173
Sleeping Dogs 1977 unspec.
Slipstream 1989 unspec.
Snowpiercer 2013 2031
Solar Crisis 1990 2050
Solarbabies 1986 unspec.
Solaris 1972 unspec.
Solaris 2002 unspec.
Soldier 1998 2013–2036
Southland Tales 2006 2008
Soylent Green 1973 2022
Space Men 1960 c. 2001
Space Truckers 1996 2196
Spaceballs 1987 unspec.
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone 1983 c. 2101
Speed Racer 2008 2072
Split Second 1992 2008
Stalker 1979 unspec.
Star Crystal 1986 2032
Star Trek 2009 2233–2387
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 2259-2390
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 2271
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 2285
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 2285
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 2286
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 2287
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 2293
Star Trek Generations 1994 2293-2371
Star Trek: First Contact 1996 2063–2373
Star Trek: Insurrection 1998 2375
Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 2379
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin 1985 2985
Stark 1993 unspec.
Starship Troopers 1997 unspec.
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation 2004 unspec.
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 2008 unspec.
Stealth 2005 2016
Steel Dawn 1987 unspec.
Steel Frontier 1995 unspec.
Stranded: Náufragos 2002 c. 2020
Strange Days 1995 1999
Strange New World 1975 c. 2155
Sunshine 2007 2057
Supernova 2000 c. 2101
Surrogates 2009 2017
Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space 2002 2010
Tank Girl 1995 2033
Tekken 2010 2039
Teenage Caveman 2002 unspec.
Teens in the Universe 1974 unspec.
The Terminator 1984 2029
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 1995–2029
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 2004
Terminator Salvation 2009 2018
Test pilota Pirxa 1978 unspec.
Testament 1983 unspec.
The 10th Victim 1966 unspec.
The 6th Day 2000 2015
The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 2080
The Age of Stupid 2009 2055
Tumannost Andromedy 1967 3000
The Atlantis Interceptors 1983 1994
The A.R.K. Report 2013 c. 2063
The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell 2007 2097
The Black Hole 1979 2130
The Blood of Heroes 1989 unspec.
The Book of Eli 2010 2043
The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 2583
The Creation of the Humanoids 1962 unspec.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 2013
The Fifth Element 1997 2263
The Final Cut 2004 unspec.
The Fountain 2006 2500
The Gene Generation 2007 unspec.
The Handmaid's Tale 1990 unspec.
The Hunger Games 2012 2280 (A.D.D 74); after nuclear war
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 unspec.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014 unspec.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015 unspec.
The Ice Pirates 1984 unspec.
The Illustrated Man 1969 unspec.
The Island 2005 2019
The Last Chase 1981 unspec.
The Last Man on Earth 1924 1960
The Last Man on Earth 1964 1968
The Last Warrior 2000 unspec.
The Lathe of Heaven 1971 2002
The Matrix 1999 c. 2199
The Matrix Reloaded 2003 c. 2199
The Matrix Revolutions 2003 c. 2199
The New Barbarians 1982 2019
The Omega Man 1971 1977
The Phantom Planet 1961 1980
The Postman 1997 2013
The Princess Blade 2001 unspec.
The Purge 2013 2018-2022
The Purge: Anarchy 2014 2023
The Purifiers 2004 unspec.
The Road 2009 2019
The Running Man 1987 2017-2019
The Second Civil War 1997 unspec.
The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb 1993 unspec.
The Spirit of '76 1990 2176
The Thirteenth Floor 1999 2024
The Time Guardian 1987 1988–4039
The Time Machine 1960 1900–802.701
The Time Machine 2002 802.701--635.427.810
The Time Travelers 1964 unspec.
The Transformers: The Movie 1986 2005
The War in Space 1977 1988
The Wolverine 2013 2021-2023
The White Dwarf 1995 unspec.
Things to Come 1936 1940–2036
Thunderbirds 2004 2010
THX 1138 1971 unspec. (25th Century)
Time Cop 1994 2004
Timestalkers 1987 c. 2501
Titan A.E. 2000 3028–3044
Titanic II 2010 2012
Tokyo Gore Police 2008 unspec.
Total Recall 1990 2084
Total Recall 2012 2112
Trancers 1982 2247
Transcendence 2014 2021
Transformers 2007 2008
Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 2015
Transmorphers 2007 2009, 2307
Treasure Planet 2002 set in the far future, but stylized like the 1800s
Trouble in Mind 1985 unspec.
Turkey Shoot 1982 unspec.
Twilight of the Dark Master 1997 2089
Ultraviolet 2006 2076
Undersea Super Train: Marine Express 1979 2002
Until the End of the World 1991 1999
V for Vendetta 2006 2015-2038
Vampire Hunter D 1985 12090
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust 2000 12090
Vanilla Sky 2001 2151
Venus Wars 1989 2089
Vexille 2007 2077
Virtuosity 1995 unspec.
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet 1965 2020
WALL-E 2008 2805
War, Inc. 2008 unspec.
Warriors of the Year 2072 1984 2072
Waterworld 1995 2500
Way...Way Out 1966 1989
Wedlock 1991 unspec.
Westworld 1973 1983
Wild, Wild Planet 1965 unspec.
Wing Commander 1999 2654
Wizards 1977 c. 2004977
Woman in the Moon 1929 unspec.
Wonderful Days 2003 2140
World Without End 1956 2508
Woundings 1998 unspec.
X 1996 1999
X2: X-Men United 2003 unspec.
Xchange 2000 unspec.
X-Men 2000 unspec.
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 2023
X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 unspec.
Yor, the Hunter from the Future 1983 unspec.
Z.P.G. 1972 unspec.
Zabil Jsem Einsteina, Panove 1970 unspec.
Zardoz 1974 2293
Girl of the 21st Century 1999 2049
Zenon: The Zequel 2001 2051
Zenon: Z3 2004 2054
Zombie Strippers 2008 2016
Zone 39 1996 unspec.
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Returns: Hundred Years After 2014 2114

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Dark Knight was apparently set in the year 2008, as made evidence by the car that Bruce Wayne was driving. It was a Lamborghini from that year's model. It was established that Harvey Dent was killed eight years previously, making the year about 2016.