Most Popular "Distant Future" Titles
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2. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 642,465 | Gross: $78.90M
3. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 307,725 | Gross: $27.11M
4. Planet of the Apes (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
Votes: 191,973 | Gross: $180.01M
5. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
Votes: 450,315 | Gross: $281.49M
6. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Votes: 390,437 | Gross: $139.31M
7. Treasure Planet (2002)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.
Votes: 81,137 | Gross: $38.18M
8. The Time Machine (2002)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Votes: 108,587 | Gross: $56.68M
9. Lexx (1997–2002)
Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Dark comedy set in a nightmarish future about a group of unlikely antiheroes forced to run from Shadow, a tyrannical demonic entity who rules the galaxy through his cult, after accidentally stealing his massively powerful starship Lexx.
10. The Time Machine (1960)
Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.
12. Wizards (1977)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.
Votes: 8,305 | Gross: $9.00M
14. Millennium (1989)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.
Votes: 5,284 | Gross: $5.78M
16. Gandahar (1988)
PG | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature.
Votes: 3,264 | Gross: $0.37M
17. Meikyû monogatari (1987)
50 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
A trilogy of separate stories. In "Labyrinth labyrinthos", a girl and her cat enter a strange world. In "Running Man", a racer takes on the ultimate opponent. In "Construction Cancellation Order", a man must shut down worker robots.
18. The Illustrated Man (1969)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In 1930s, a psychotic drifter who's after the mystery woman who covered his whole body in illustrations that foresee distant future shows three of them (The Veldt, The Long Rain and The Last Night of the World) to a mesmerized traveler.
19. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980–1981)
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An animated series based loosely on the TV show "Happy Days". Richie, Ralph, The Fonz and Mr. Cool (The Fonz's dog) meet a time traveler named Cupcake and accidentally get stuck in her time... See full summary »
20. Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010)
R | 76 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy
A squad of Ultramarines answer a distress call from an Imperial Shrine World. A full Company of Imperial Fists was stationed there, but there is no answer from them. The squad investigates to find out what has happened there.
22. Strange Frame: Love & Sax (2012)
Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Crime, Music
In a dystopian spacefaring future, Naia, a female guitarist, and Parker, a female saxophonist, fall in love and form a successful band together. A sleazy music producer breaks them up. When his acts start dying, Parker must save Naia.
23. Vychislitel (2014)
82 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Ten prisoners condemned to exile on a hostile planet XT-59 must pave the way through swamp to reach the Islands of Happiness, the only safe area on the planet, before the harsh climate or the underground horrors kill them all.
24. Space Patrol (1950–1955)
30 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys ... See full summary »
25. The Time Machine (1978 TV Movie)
99 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.
26. Battlespace (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A futuristic sci-fi adventure begins after the destruction of their Universe. With a militaristic race of modified humans in hot pursuit Colonel Mara Shryyke finds herself stranded on an ... See full summary »
27. The Last Schnitzel (2017)
22 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy
When the president of The Grand Turkish Republic demands a schnitzel before allowing any Turks to leave the vanishing earth, his hapless assistant Kamil must come up with the fried meat, despite the chickens being dead for over 200 years.
28. Space Cobra (1982– )
24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In the 24th Century, space adventurer Cobra, charismatic vagabond with mysterious past and a powerful "psychogun" for a hand, fights diabolical crime syndicate known as the Galactic Guild with the help of his android friend Lady Armaroid.
30. Privateer 2: The Darkening (1996 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Mystery
Ser Lev Arris wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and where he is coming from. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen 10 or more years ago because ... See full summary »
31. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (1987–1988)
Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In the distant future, a team of four high tech Star Sheriffs defends frontier space colony Yuma from outlaws, as well as Outriders, an army of humanoid alien beings called Vapors, led by mysterious Nemesis, who need Yuma's resources.
32. Freelancer (2003 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Mystery
You play a freelance pilot who makes a living as a mercenary who gets targeted in a conspiracy for alien artifacts.
60 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Two interstellar armies continue their 150-year-long war. On both sides, mid-ranking soldiers question the judgment of their superior officers and worry about the future.
34. Space Police (1986 TV Movie)
52 min | Action, Crime, Family
A New York cop is put in charge of a space police precinct and charged with the duty of protecting alien worlds from the evils of organised crime.
35. Emperor: Battle for Dune (2002 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Direct sequel to real time strategy game Dune 2000. When Emperor is murdered, the three great houses, Atreides, Harkonnen and Ordos, start a secret war with one another on Arrakis for the seat and Spacing Guild hatches a sinister plot.
36. Xyber 9: New Dawn (1999– )
TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure
On the war-torn world of Terrana, adventurous orphaned 15-year-old boy Jack finds a powerful A.I. device called Xyber 9 and uses it to gather allies and defeat the forces of evil overlord Machestro.
38. Avenger (2003– )
25 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Years into the future, colonies have been established on Mars. Resources on the dying red planet are thin, and the domed cities have resorted to a gladiator contest to determine which of ... See full summary »
39. Ôdîn - Kôshi hobune stâraito (1985)
139 min | Animation, Sci-Fi
A distress signal from a point near Jupiter takes the crew of the space-ship Starlight on a voyage through the sea of stars to a mysterious planet called Odin, the possible birthplace of the universe.
90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Post-production
A world once kept peaceful and beautiful by the benevolent forces of Magic, now lies in ruins with but one exception: The Federation. This totalitarian State run by a ruthless Overlord, is ... See full summary »
41. The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time (1998 Video Game)
K-A | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy
Temporal agent Gage Blackwood must take one final trip through time and visit Atlantis, Shangri La and El Dorado to find an artifact called the Legacy of Time and stop an alien invasion. His A.I. bud Arthur joins him once again.
42. Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon (2002 Video Game)
E | Action, Sci-Fi
Real time strategy game set five years after the events of Disney's Treasure Planet (2002). Jim Hawkins has become an officer in the Royal Navy and must defend his world from a mysterious invading fleet with John Silver's help.
43. Zvyozdniy vors (2012)
115 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In the year of 2221 Professor Chasharskiy leads an expedition to another planets through tunnel in Earth on the Scarab spaceship which is a modified winter service vehicle.
44. Hellbender (1996 Video Game)
K-A | Action, Sci-Fi
In this sequel to space combat simulator Fury³, the genetically engineered Bions return for round two. The player must destroy them with the help of an experimental space fighter called Hellbender and its female A.I. navigator, E.V.E.
45. Dragonriders: Chronicles of Pern (2001 Video Game)
Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
On a planet Pern that resembles Earth during the Middle Ages, dragons and their riders defend the planet from a deadly space spore every few centuries. One dragonrider, D'Kor, must investigate a suspicious sudden viral outbreak.
46. First They Came for... (2008)
5 min | Short, Drama
Inspired by the poem by Reverend Martin Niemoller of the same name, First They Came for...is set in a not so distant future where a nondescript regime takes away innocent people while one ... See full summary »
48. Dark Side of the Moon (1998 Video Game)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
FMV adventure game about Jake, who arrives to his late uncle's mining space station after inheriting it to investigate his death. Was it suicide or are the mining corporation and the indigenous people who work as miners somehow involved?
49. Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri (1996 Video Game)
T | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Strike Force Centauri led by mech pilot Nikola ap Io is the top defense unit of Alpha Centauri colonies. They usually fight pirates and bandits, but now the forces of Terra Hegemony, the tyrannical ruling body of Earth, are coming.