Films in Focus: Movies Set in the Future

Movies Set in the Future: It is Daylight Savings Time this weekend, which means the clocks spring ahead. In honor of that, here are some movies in our collection that are set in the future.

Alien (1979)

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (DVD ALIEN)

 

Avatar (2009)

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (DVD AVATAR)

 

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years. (DVD BLADE)

 

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn’t go as planned. (DVD CLOCKWORK ORANGE)

 

Interstellar (2014)

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival. (DVD INTERSTELLAR)

 

The Martian (2015)

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. (DVD MARTIAN)

 

Ready Player One (2018)

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. (DVD READY)

 

Robocop (2014)

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. (DVD ROBOCOP)

 

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test. (DVD STAR TREK)

 

WALL-E (2008)

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (DVD WALL-E; J DVD WALL-E)

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