Science Fiction of the Future... of the Past

by jfarrand | created - 30 Apr 2012 | updated - 12 Sep 2013 | Public

Movies that were part of the Science Fiction of the Future list, but have now been delisted because they have been released.

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1. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 1,080,521 | Gross: $623.36M

2. Antiviral (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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55 Metascore

In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March's attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery.

Director: Brandon Cronenberg | Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Lisa Berry, Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 10,346

3. Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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58 Metascore

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 286,919 | Gross: $179.02M

4. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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65 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 510,476 | Gross: $126.48M

5. Storage 24 (2012)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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52 Metascore

In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lockdown, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a highly unwelcome guest.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Noel Clarke, Colin O'Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Laura Haddock

Votes: 5,944

6. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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72 Metascore

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni

Votes: 107,528 | Gross: $4.01M

7. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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59 Metascore

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Director: Lorene Scafaria | Stars: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 96,263 | Gross: $6.62M

8. True Bloodthirst (2012)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Set in a not-too-distant future in which a synthetic blood substitute, dispensed by the Romanian government, allows humans and vampires to potentially co-exist.

Director: Todor Chapkanov | Stars: Andrew Lee Potts, Heida Reed, Claudia Bassols, Ben Lambert

Votes: 1,423

9. The Watch (I) (2012)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.7
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36 Metascore

Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

Director: Akiva Schaffer | Stars: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Billy Crudup

Votes: 110,717 | Gross: $35.35M

10. Total Recall (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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43 Metascore

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 217,137 | Gross: $58.88M

11. The Rift (I) (2012)

26 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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An aspiring scientist discovers that behind dark rifts that are appearing in the sky, there is something that wants to cross to our side.

Director: Robert Kouba | Stars: Eileen Grubba, James DiStefano, Ralph Guzzo, Carlotta Montanari

Votes: 6,185

12. Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)

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

5.9
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A black op has gone terribly wrong. Now, Captain Carmen Ibanez and a hardcore trooper famed as Major Henry "Hero" Varro must lead a team of battle-weary troopers to find the missing ship and discover what went wrong.

Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Justin Doran, David Wald

Votes: 9,571

13. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.1
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59 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 221,238 | Gross: $13.41M

14. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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39 Metascore

Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer

Votes: 118,426 | Gross: $42.35M

15. Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)

R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Horror

6.6
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Special Agent Leon S.Kennedy goes against his superior's orders and works to destroy a series of biological weapons being used in a war zone in Europe.

Director: Makoto Kamiya | Stars: Matthew Mercer, Dave Wittenberg, Wendee Lee, Val Tasso

Votes: 16,095

16. Looper (2012)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 469,358 | Gross: $66.49M

17. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.4
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26 Metascore

Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 5,965 | Gross: $3.33M

18. The Bay (II) (2012)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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65 Metascore

Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal

Votes: 21,917 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Evangerion shin gekijôban: Kyu (2012)

TV-14 | 96 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.0
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14 years have passed since the near third impact. Most of the world has changed except Shinji Ikari who awakens, unaged in a new and strange environment. Misato has formed a group that has ... See full summary »

Directors: Mahiro Maeda, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Taliesin Jaffe, Brina Palencia, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Caitlin Glass

Votes: 7,052 | Gross: $0.17M

20. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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58 Metascore

John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Mariah Bonner

Votes: 17,286 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Dragon Wasps (2012 TV Movie)

PG | 80 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.1
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A scientist enlists the help of the US army to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father, deep in the Belizean jungle. Caught in the crossfire between a brutal guerrilla army ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Knee | Stars: Corin Nemec, Dominika Juillet, Nikolette Noel, Benjamin Easterday

Votes: 856

22. Aliens from Uranus (I) (2012)

113 min | Sci-Fi

3.4
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Add a Plot

Director: Rob Walker | Stars: Grant Cramer, Dee Wallace, John Clark Gable, Michael Placencia

Votes: 5

23. U.F.O. (2012)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.1
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The real "battle" is the insurgence within mankind itself.

Director: Dominic Burns | Stars: Bianca Brigitte VanDamme, Andrew Shim, Sean Brosnan, Simon Phillips

Votes: 3,013

24. The Gunrunner Billy Kane (2016– )

Sci-Fi

6.6
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A rogue doctor runs guns to fund dangerous brain experiments that may save his dying daughter. Mad Max meets Frankenstein.

Stars: Candice Afia, Henree Alyse, Tasha Ames, Mark Arnold

Votes: 11

25. The Complex (I) (2012)

93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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2 friends move into an apartment complex in LA, both determined to start a new life. Unfortunately, a series of unusual events start to occur all around them. People start going missing. ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Spiegel | Stars: Clay Webb, Josh Spiegel, James Huffman, Melanie Camp

Votes: 43

26. Hyperfutura (2013)

Not Rated | 61 min | Sci-Fi

2.4
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Adam Leben is a laid off factory worker. To save his life, he answers an ad for a medical test experiment, plunging down a rabbit hole of genetic engineering, mind control and time travel.

Director: James O'Brien | Stars: Eric Kopatz, Karen Corona, Gregory Kiem, William Moore

Votes: 116

27. Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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35 Metascore

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Director: Cal Brunker | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry

Votes: 22,152 | Gross: $57.01M

28. Mosquito-Man (2013)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Down on his luck and unlikely hero, Jim Crawley is having the worst day of his miserable life. He decides to end it all and even fails at that. An improbable event changes everything and he becomes a half man/half creature.

Director: Michael Manasseri | Stars: Michael Manasseri, Kimberley Kates, Jordan Trovillion, Lloyd Kaufman

Votes: 98

29. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 309,129 | Gross: $27.11M

30. Double Happiness Uranium (2013)

88 min | Sci-Fi

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The newly formed Independent Republic of South Australia is the phoenix that rises from the ashes of a decaying and corrupt Australian Commonwealth, becoming wealthy beyond imagination on ... See full summary »

Director: Cole Larsen | Stars: Nicholas Hope, Jodie Dry, Jo Stone, Adam Schmerl

31. Omphalos (2018)

85 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

A detective investigates a murder, only to find that the victim is... himself. Soon, he discovers multiple versions of himself, not all of them friendly.

Director: Gabriel Judet-Weinshel | Stars: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Austin Pendleton, Sarah Sokolovic, Al Sapienza

32. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 234,299 | Gross: $15.32M

33. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 372,275 | Gross: $93.05M

34. Riddick (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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49 Metascore

Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 136,551 | Gross: $42.03M

35. Extracted (2012)

R | 85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A scientist who has invented a technique to watch people's memories finds himself in a dangerous situation after he's tasked with entering a heroin addict's mind to see whether the man committed murder.

Director: Nir Paniry | Stars: Sasha Roiz, Jenny Mollen, Dominic Bogart, Richard Riehle

Votes: 10,681