Futures That Never Came

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1. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.3
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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 10,303 | Gross: $11.00M

1964

2. The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

Directors: Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow | Stars: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 14,261

1968

3. 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow, Chuck Zito

Votes: 2,252

1990

4. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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76 Metascore

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 103,172 | Gross: $25.24M

1997

5. Creepozoids (1987)

R | 72 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A group of survivors try to avoid the battles of World War III; when they try to escape to the quiet lands, they encounter something much more deadly.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Linnea Quigley, Ken Abraham, Michael Aranda, Richard L. Hawkins

Votes: 1,517 | Gross: $0.01M

1998

6. Class of 1999 (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some ... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach

Votes: 5,316 | Gross: $2.46M

1999

7. Death Race 2000 (1975)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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59 Metascore

In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov

Votes: 21,559 | Gross: $8.00M

2000

8. Strange Days (1995)

R | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 59,045 | Gross: $7.92M

2000

9. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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86 Metascore

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 489,194 | Gross: $56.95M

2001

10. Timecop (1994)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.8
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48 Metascore

Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill

Votes: 48,839 | Gross: $44.85M

2004

11. On the Beach (2000 TV Movie)

195 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Well, the world has finally managed to blow itself up. Only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. Only two ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Armand Assante, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Jacqueline McKenzie

Votes: 3,366

2006

12. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 34,010 | Gross: $0.28M

2008

13. Freejack (1992)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race car driver to New York City in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 13,150 | Gross: $17.13M

2009

14. District B13 (2004)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.2
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70 Metascore

Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario, Bibi Naceri

Votes: 59,947 | Gross: $1.20M

2009

15. 2010 (1984)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

Votes: 44,465 | Gross: $40.20M

2010

16. Absolon (2003)

R | 96 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller

4.2
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In a world ravaged by disease, he's the only cure... and the last hope for human-kind.

Director: David De Bartolome | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Kelly Brook, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ron Perlman

Votes: 2,821

2010

17. Radioactive Dreams (1985)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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After a nuclear war, Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent fifteen years on their own in a bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, nineteen-years-old,... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: John Stockwell, Michael Dudikoff, Michele Little, Lisa Blount

Votes: 1,348 | Gross: $0.22M

2010

18. Alien Nation (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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45 Metascore

In 1988, Earth makes the first contact with an alien civilization. In 1991, these aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after three years of quarantine.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard

Votes: 12,436 | Gross: $25.22M

19. Crimes of the Future (1970)

R | 70 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.0
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Crimes of the Future details the wanderings of Tripod (Mlodzik), sometime director of a dermatological clinic called the House of Skin, who is searching for his mentor, the mad ... See full summary »

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Ronald Mlodzik, Jon Lidolt, Tania Zolty, Paul Mulholland

Votes: 1,293

20. Deterrence (1999)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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50 Metascore

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Kevin Pollak, Timothy Hutton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Clotilde Courau

Votes: 2,389 | Gross: $0.14M

21. Americathon (1979)

PG | 86 min | Comedy

4.2
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In a story told in narrative flashbacks, a young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being repossessed by wealthy Native Americans.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Zane Buzby

Votes: 665 | Gross: $6.17M

22. Turkey Shoot (1982)

R | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they're set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan

Votes: 2,339

23. 2009: Lost Memories (2002)

R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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40 Metascore

A failed assassination attempt in Harbin, China in 1909 changes the course of history. Now two JBI agents must find the connections between it and an ancient Korean artifact.

Director: Si-myung Lee | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Tôru Nakamura, Jin-ho Seo, Goo Shin

Votes: 3,096

24. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 594,389 | Gross: $256.39M

25. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

Votes: 309,741 | Gross: $166.11M

26. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley | Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 27,925 | Gross: $27.66M

27. Acción mutante (1993)

90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Antonio Resines, Álex Angulo, Frédérique Feder, Juan Viadas

Votes: 4,155

28. Death Race (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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43 Metascore

Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane

Votes: 179,387 | Gross: $36.32M

29. A Time of Roses (1969)

108 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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In the year 2011, historian Raimo Lappalainen wants to illustrate how life was 50 years earlier. He becomes obsessed with the fate of a 1970s nude model, Saara Turunen, and finds a perfect ... See full summary »

Director: Risto Jarva | Stars: Arto Tuominen, Ritva Vepsä, Tarja Markus, Eero Keskitalo

Votes: 178

30. 1984 (1956)

90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Votes: 2,564

31. Clara Hakedosha (1996)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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The year is 1999 and the storyline is actually a number of sub-plots all revolving around the 13-year old Clara, a girl that can predict the future and has telekinetic powers. The sub-plots... See full summary »

Directors: Ari Folman, Ori Sivan | Stars: Lucy Dubinchik, Halil Elohev, Johnny Peterson, Maya Maron

Votes: 590

32. The Apple (1980)

PG | 90 min | Music, Musical, Sci-Fi

4.3
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In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy, Allan Love

Votes: 1,514

33. Just Imagine (1930)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

5.5
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New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ...... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick, Marjorie White

Votes: 521

34. Until the End of the World (1991)

R | 158 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Pietro Falcone, Enzo Turrin

Votes: 7,516 | Gross: $0.75M

35. The Ultimate Warrior (1975)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Atomic holocaust is not the only plague that threatens our future. New York City, 2012 A.D.: In a plague devastated world, one tired man finds a reason to fight.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Yul Brynner, Max von Sydow, Joanna Miles, William Smith

Votes: 1,523

36. Escape from L.A. (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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54 Metascore

Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Stacy Keach, Peter Fonda

Votes: 59,942 | Gross: $25.48M

37. Double Dragon (1994)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.7
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Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers' half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power.

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Kristina Wagner

Votes: 9,377 | Gross: $2.34M

38. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

7.1
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A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Siu-Wong Fan, Mei Sheng Fan, Ka-Kui Ho, Yukari Ôshima

Votes: 10,777

39. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armoured car, not knowing that its cargo is not money but a new street drug.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Chelsea Field, Daniel Baldwin

Votes: 15,853 | Gross: $7.43M

40. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Boris Karloff, Tom Duggan, Jana Lund, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 778

41. Kamikaze 89 (1982)

Not Rated | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.

Director: Wolf Gremm | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Günther Kaufmann, Boy Gobert, Arnold Marquis

Votes: 438 | Gross: $0.02M

42. Absolute Aggression (1996)

R | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.2
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In the year 2011, the prison system is run by the private sector. Business tycoon R.D. Crowley (Robert Davi) has created a Virtual Reality prison. The prisoner's bodies are locked in ... See full summary »

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Robert Davi, Kayle Watson, Terry Anderson, J. Christian Ingvordsen

Votes: 83

43. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 41,786

44. Futureworld (1976)

PG | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex employee is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner

Votes: 7,994

45. Badlands 2005 (1988 TV Movie)

48 min | Sci-Fi

6.3
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In 1995, a severe drought forced Americans to flee the West for the cities. Water became more precious than gold. Now in 2005, settlers are coming back, meeting new challenges, and age-old ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Stars: Lewis Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Sharon Stone, Caitlin O'Heaney

Votes: 24