Futures That Never Came

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1.
On the Beach (1959)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ 1964 ” - David Peterson
 
2.
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
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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. (86 mins.)
“ 1968 ” - David Peterson
 
3.
1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
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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. (92 mins.)
“ 1990 ” - David Peterson
 
4.
Escape from New York (1981)
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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. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ 1997 ” - David Peterson
 
5.
Creepozoids (1987)
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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. (72 mins.)
Director: David DeCoteau
“ 1998 ” - David Peterson
 
6.
Class of 1999 (1990)
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Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers... (99 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
“ 1999 ” - David Peterson
 
7.
Death Race 2000 (1975)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Paul Bartel
“ 2000 ” - David Peterson
 
8.
Strange Days (1995)
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A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999. (145 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ 2000 ” - David Peterson
 
9.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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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. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ 2001 ” - David Peterson
 
10.
Timecop (1994)
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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. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ 2004 ” - David Peterson
 
11.
On the Beach (2000 TV Movie)
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Well, the world has finally managed to blow itself up. Only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction... (195 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ 2006 ” - David Peterson
 
12.
Southland Tales (2006)
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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. (145 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ 2008 ” - David Peterson
 
13.
Freejack (1992)
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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race-car driver to New York in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire. (110 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
“ 2009 ” - David Peterson
 
14.
District B13 (2004)
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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. (84 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ 2009 ” - David Peterson
 
15.
2010 (1984)
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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery. (116 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ 2010 ” - David Peterson
 
16.
Absolon (2003)
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In a world ravaged by disease, he's the only cure... and the last hope for human-kind. (96 mins.)
Director: David Barto
“ 2010 ” - David Peterson
 
17.
Radioactive Dreams (1985)
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After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in a bunker... (98 mins.)
Director: Albert F. Pyun
“ 2010 ” - David Peterson
 
18.
Alien Nation (1988)
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A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilization. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine. (91 mins.)
Director: Graham Baker
 
19.
Crimes of the Future (1970)
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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... (70 mins.)
 
20.
Deterrence (1999)
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The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm (104 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
 
21.
Americathon (1979)
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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. (86 mins.)
Director: Neal Israel
 
22.
Turkey Shoot (1982)
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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. (93 mins.)
 
23.
2009: Lost Memories (2002)
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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. (136 mins.)
Director: Si-myung Lee
 
24.
I Am Legend (2007)
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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. (101 mins.)
 
25.
2012 (2009)
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A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind. (158 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
26.
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
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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. (96 mins.)
 
27.
Acción mutante (1993)
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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... (90 mins.)
 
28.
Death Race (2008)
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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. (105 mins.)
 
29.
A Time of Roses (1969)
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In the year 2011, historian Raimo Lappalainen wants to illustrate how life was 50 years earlier. He... (108 mins.)
Director: Risto Jarva
 
30.
1984 (1956)
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George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. (90 mins.)
 
31.
Saint Clara (1996)
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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... (85 mins.)
 
32.
The Apple (1980)
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In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs. (90 mins.)
Director: Menahem Golan
 
33.
Just Imagine (1930)
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New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food... (113 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
34.
Until the End of the World (1991)
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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. (158 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
35.
The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
 
36.
Escape from L.A. (1996)
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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. (101 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
37.
Double Dragon (1994)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: James Yukich
 
38.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Simon Nam
 
39.
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
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Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armored car, not knowing that its cargo is not money, but a new street drug. (98 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
40.
Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
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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. (83 mins.)
Director: Howard W. Koch
 
41.
Kamikaze 89 (1982)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Wolf Gremm
 
42.
Absolute Aggression (1996)
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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...
 
43.
Westworld (1973)
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A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. (88 mins.)
 
44.
Futureworld (1976)
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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. (108 mins.)
 
45.
Badlands 2005 (1988 TV Movie)
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In 1995 a severe drought forced Americans to flee the West for the cities. Water became more precious than gold... (48 mins.)
Director: George Miller