List of films set in the future

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This is a list of films set in the future. It includes films with settings beyond the year they were released, even if that setting is now in the past. It also includes films that are only partially set in the future, in which case the only years of setting listed are those in the future.

The list[edit]

TitleReleasedSetting
1. April 200019522000
12 Monkeys19951996–2035
198419561984
2001: A Space Odyssey19682001
2009 Lost Memories20022009
201019842010
201220092009–2012
2012: Supernova20092012
2019, After the Fall of New York19832019
204620042046
208120092081
964 Pinocchio19912064
A Boy and His Dog19742024
A Clockwork Orange19711995
A Scanner Darkly20062013
A Sound of Thunder20052055
A Trip to the Moon19022002
A.I. Artificial Intelligence20012090–4142
A.P.E.X.19942073
Aachi & Ssipak20062500
Acción mutante19932012
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush19962007
Aelita19241974
Æon Flux20052415
After Earth20133071.; 1000 AE
Akira19882019
Alien19792122
Alien 319922179
Alien Intruder19932022
Alien Nation19881991
Alien Resurrection19972379
Aliens19862179
Americathon19791998
An Adventure Through Time20072008–c. 2900
Android19822036
Any Day Now (Vandaag of Morgen)19762006
Appleseed20042131
Appleseed Ex Machina20072135
Arcadia of My Youth1982c. 2960
Arena19894038
Ark20042204
Armitage III: Dual-Matrix20022185
Astro Boy20092955
Astro Boy vs IGZA20052956
Avalon2001unspec.
Avatar2004unspec.
Avatar20092148-2154
Babylon A.D.20082059
Back to the Future Part II19892015
Barb Wire19962017
Barbarella1968c. 4000
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker20002030
Battle for Terra2009unspec.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes19732001-2670
Uchu daisenso19591965
Battle: Los Angeles2011August 2011
Battlefield Earth20003000
Beneath the Planet of the Apes19703955
Beyond the Time Barrier19602024
Beyond the Universe1981c. 2001
Bicentennial Man19992005–2205
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey19912691
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure19892688
Blade Runner19822019
Blood Car2007unspec.
Brazil1985unspec.
1990: I guerrieri del Bronx19821990
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century19792491
Captive Women19523000
Casshern2004c. 2075
Cherry 200019872017
Children of Men20062027
Child's Play 319911998
Chrysalis20072025
Circuitry Man1990unspec.
City Beneath the Sea19712053
City of Ember2008unspec.
Class of 1999 II: The Substitute19941999
Class of 199919901999
Class of 198419821984
Click20062006–2030
Cloud Atlas20122144-2321
Code 462003c. 2050
Conquest of Space1955unspec.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes19721991
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie20012071
Crash and Burn1990unspec.
Creature1985unspec.
Creepozoids19871998
Crimes of the Future19701997
Crimetime1996unspec.
Cyborg 219932074
Cyborg 208719662087
Cyborg 3: The Recycler1994unspec.
Cypher2002unspec.
Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.19662150
Damnation Alley19771979
Dante 012008unspec.
Dark Metropolis2010c. 2202
The Dark Knight Rises20122016[1]
Dark Star1974c. 2150
Darkdrive1996unspec.
Das Arche Noah Prinzip19841997
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes20142029
Day Zero2007unspec.
Daybreak1993unspec.
Daybreakers20102019
Dead End Drive-In1986c. 1995
Dead Leaves2004unspec.
Death Machine19942003
Death Race20082012-2013
Death Race 200019752000
Death Racers20082033
Deathlands: Homeward Bound2003unspec.
Deathsport19783000
Deep Impact19982000
Demolition Man19932032
Destroy All Monsters1968c. 1999
Deterrence19992008
Die Arche19191949
Banlieue 1320042010
Doctor Who19961999
Doom20052046
Doom Runners1997unspec.
Doomsday20082037
Double Dragon19942007
Dracula 300020043000
Dredd2012unspec.
Dune1984approx. 21592
Edge of Tomorrow2014unspec.
Elysium20132154
Encrypt20032068
Endgame19832025
Ender's Game20132083
Enemy Mine1985c. 2100
Equilibrium20022072
Escape from L.A.19962013
Escape from New York19811997
Escape from the Bronx1983unspec.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes19711973
Event Horizon19972040–2047
Executioners1993unspec.
eXistenZ1999RIGHT NOW
Eyeborgs2009unspec.
Fahrenheit 4511966unspec.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions2004unspec.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within20012065
First Spaceship on Venus19601985
Forbidden Planet19562220
Fortress19932017
Fortress 2: Re-Entry2000c. 2027
Frankenstein 197019581970
Frankenstein Unbound1990unspec.
Freejack19922009
Friday the 13th Part 219811984
Furia1999unspec.
The Cops and Robin1978unspec.
Future Schlock1984unspec.
Future War1996unspec.
Futuresport19992025
Futureworld1976unspec.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra20092020
G.I. Joe: Retaliation20132024
Galaxina1980c. 3001
Gamer20092034
Gattaca1997mid to late 21st century
Genesis II19731979–2133
Ghost in the Shell1995c. 2029
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence20042032
Ghosts of Mars20012176
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah19911992–2204
Gorath1962c. 1980
Guardians of the Galaxy (film)2014unspec.
H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come1979unspec.
Habitat1997unspec.
Happy Accidents20002470
Hardware1990c. 2000
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man19911996
Harrison Bergeron1995unspec.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 22011epilogue set in 2017
Health Warning1982unspec.
Heartbeeps1981unspec.
Hellraiser: Bloodline19962127
Her20132025
Highlander II: The Quickening19912024
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance2007unspec.
Halo 4:Foward Unto Dawn20122526The Hunger Games2012A.D.D 74 (A.D 2280)  ; after nuclear war
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire2013unspec.
I Am Legend20072009–2012
I, Robot20042035
I.K.U.20012030
Idiocracy20062505
Immortel (Ad Vitam)20042095
Impostor20022079
In the Year 288919672889
In Time20112169
Inception20102016
Iron Sky20122018
It! The Terror from Beyond Space19581973
It's All About Love20032021
Jason X20022008–2455
Jetsons: The Movie1990c. 2100
Johnny Mnemonic19952021
Journey to the Center of Time19676967
Judge Dredd19952139
Just Imagine19301980
Kamikaze 198919821989
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time2003unspec.
La jetée1962unspec.
La Mort en Direct1979unspec.
Land of the Dead2005unspec.
Le Dernier Combat1983unspec.
Le Plus vieux métier du monde19672000
Liquid Dreams1991unspec.
Looper20122044-2074
Love20112039
Love Story 205020092050
Logan's Run19762274
Lost In Space19982058
Macross Plus: The Movie19942040
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior1981unspec.
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome1985unspec.
Mad Max1979unspec.
Malevil1981c. 1999
Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future198520 minutes into the future
Maximum Overdrive19861987
Mechanical Violator Hakaider1995unspec.
Meet the Hollowheads1991unspec.
Meet the Robinsons20072037
Megaforce1982unspec.
Megaville1990unspec.
Memoirs of a Survivor1981unspec.
Memories19952092
Memory Run19962015
Metropolis19272027
Metropolis2001unspec.
Millennium1989c. 2989
Mindwarp19902037
Minority Report20022054
Mission to Mars20002020
Moon2009unspec.
Moon 4419902038
Moon Child20032014
Moscow-Cassiopeia1973unspec.
Mr. Nobody20092092
Mutant Chronicles20082707
My Future Boyfriend20113127
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie19963000
Mr In-Between20012002
Nabi2001unspec.
Natural City20032080
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind1984c. 3000
End of Evangelion19972015
Nemesis19932027
New Rose Hotel1998unspec.
Nirvana1997unspec.
No Escape19942022
Oblivion20132017-2077
Odyssey 2050 The Movie20132050
Omega Cop1990unspec.
The Omega Man19711977
On the Beach19591964
On the Beach20002007
Open Your Eyes1997unspec.
Origin: Spirits of the Past20062306
Outland1981unspec.
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank1983unspec.
Pacific Rim20132020-2025
Pandorum2009c. 2973
Paprika20062012
Paragraph 78, Punkt 12007unspec.
Paragraph 78, Punkt 22007unspec.
Parasite19821992
Patlabor 2: The Movie19932002
Patlabor: The Movie19891999
Paycheck20032007
Phoenix 277219802772
Phoenix the Warrior1988unspec.
Pitch Black20002578
Planet Earth19742133
Planet of Dinosaurs1978unspec.
Planet of the Apes19682673-3978
Planet of the Apes20012029–5021
Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II1994unspec.
Point of No Return1993un spec.
Prayer of the Rollerboys1991unspec.
Predator 219901997
Prince of Darkness19871999
Privilege1967c. 1970
Project Moonbase19531970
Prometheus20122089-2094
Quintet1979unspec.
Rain Without Thunder1993unspec.
Real Steel20112032
Red Planet20002045
Reign of Fire20022008–2020
Renaissance20062054
Repo! The Genetic Opera20082057
Repo Men20102025
Retrograde20042204
Returner20022084
Revengers Tragedy20032011
Riddick20132592
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky19912001
RoboCop 31993unspec.
RoboCop1987unspec.
RoboCop20142028
Robot Jox1990unspec.
Robot Holocaust1986unspec.
Robot Stories2003unspec.
Robot Wars1993unspec.
Robotech: The Movie1986unspec.
Robots2005unspec.
Rock & Rule1983unspec.
Rollerball19752018
Rollerball20022005
Runaway1984unspec.
Saturn 31980unspec.
Saviour of the Soul1991unspec.
Sci-Fighters19962009
Shank20102015
Screamers19952078
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World20122021
Serenity20052517
Sexmission19841993–2043
Shame1968unspec.
Shopping1994unspec.
Silent Running1972unspec.
Sin: The Movie2000unspec.
Sleep Dealer2008unspec.
Sleeper19732173
Sleeping Dogs1977unspec.
Slipstream1989unspec.
Snowpiercer20132031
Solar Crisis19902050
Solarbabies1986unspec.
Solaris1972unspec.
Solaris2002unspec.
Soldier19982013–2036
Southland Tales20062008
Soylent Green19732022
Space Men1960c. 2001
Space Truckers19962196
Spaceballs1987unspec.
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone1983c. 2101
Speed Racer20082072
Split Second19922008
Stalker1979unspec.
Star Crystal19862032
Star Trek20092233–2387
Star Trek Into Darkness20132259-2390
Star Trek: The Motion Picture19792271
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan19822285
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock19842285
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home19862286
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier19892287
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country19912293
Star Trek Generations19942293-2371
Star Trek: First Contact19962063–2373
Star Trek: Insurrection19982375
Star Trek: Nemesis20022379
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin19852985
Stark1993unspec.
Starship Troopers1997unspec.
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation2004unspec.
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder2008unspec.
Stealth20052016
Steel Dawn1987unspec.
Steel Frontier1995unspec.
Stranded: Náufragos2002c. 2020
Strange Days19951999
Strange New World1975c. 2155
Sunshine20072057
Supernaturals20102026
Supernaturals Return20122029
Supernaturals Rise20142034
Supernova2000c. 2101
Surrogates20092017
Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space20022010
Tank Girl19952033
Tekken20102039
Teenage Caveman2002unspec.
Teens in the Universe1974unspec.
The Terminator19842029
Terminator 2: Judgment Day19911995–2029
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines20032004
Terminator Salvation20092018
Test pilota Pirxa1978unspec.
Testament1983unspec.
The 10th Victim1966unspec.
The 6th Day20002015
The Adventures of Pluto Nash20022080
The Age of Stupid20092055
Tumannost Andromedy19673000
The Atlantis Interceptors19831994
The A.R.K. Report2013c. 2063
The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell20072097
The Black Hole19792130
The Blood of Heroes1989unspec.
The Book of Eli20102043
The Chronicles of Riddick20042583
The Creation of the Humanoids1962unspec.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift20062013
The Fifth Element19972263
The Final Cut2004unspec.
The Fountain20062500
The Gene Generation2007unspec.
The Handmaid's Tale1990unspec.
The Ice Pirates1984unspec.
The Illustrated Man1969unspec.
The Island20052019
The Last Chase1981unspec.
The Last Man on Earth19241960
The Last Man on Earth19641968
The Last Warrior2000unspec.
The Lathe of Heaven19712002
The Matrix1999c. 2199
The Matrix Reloaded2003c. 2199
The Matrix Revolutions2003c. 2199
The New Barbarians19822019
The Omega Man19711977
The Phantom Planet19611980
The Postman19972013
The Princess Blade2001unspec.
The Purge20132018-2022
The Purge: Anarchy20142023
The Purifiers2004unspec.
The Road20092019
The Running Man19872017-2019
The Second Civil War1997unspec.
The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb1993unspec.
The Spirit of '7619902176
The Terminator19842029
The Thirteenth Floor19992024
The Time Guardian19871988–4039
The Time Machine19601900–802.701
The Time Machine20021899–802.701
The Time Travelers1964unspec.
The Transformers: The Movie19862005
The War in Space19771988
The Wolverine20132021-2023
The White Dwarf1995unspec.
Things to Come19361940–2036
Thunderbirds20042020
THX 11381971unspec. (25th Century)
Time Cop19942004
Timestalkers1987c. 2501
Titan A.E.20003028–3044
Titanic II20102012
Tokyo Gore Police2008unspec.
Total Recall19902084
Total Recall20122112
Trancers19822247
Transcendence20142021
Transformers20072008
Transformers: Age of Extinction20142015
Transmorphers20072009, 2307
Treasure Planet2002set in the far future, but stylized like the 1800s
Trouble in Mind1985unspec.
Turkey Shoot1982unspec.
Twilight of the Dark Master19972089
Ultraviolet20062076
Undersea Super Train: Marine Express19792002
Until the End of the World19911999
V for Vendetta20062015-2038
Vampire Hunter D198512090
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust200012090
Vanilla Sky20012151
Venus Wars19892089
Vexille20072077
Virtuosity1995unspec.
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet19652020
WALL-E20082805
War, Inc.2008unspec.
Warriors of the Year 207219842072
Waterworld19952500
Way...Way Out19661989
Wedlock1991unspec.
Westworld1973unspec.
Wild, Wild Planet1965unspec.
Wing Commander19992654
Wizards1977c. 2004977
Woman in the Moon1929unspec.
Wonderful Days20032140
World Without End19562508
Woundings1998unspec.
X19961999
X2: X-Men United2003unspec.
Xchange2000unspec.
X-Men2000unspec.
X-Men: Days of Future Past20142023.
X-Men: The Last Stand2006unspec.
Yor, the Hunter from the Future1983unspec.
Z.P.G.1972unspec.
Zabil Jsem Einsteina, Panove1970unspec.
Zardoz19742293
Girl of the 21st Century19992049
Zenon: The Zequel20012051
Zenon: Z320042054
Zombie Strippers20082016
Zone 391996unspec.
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Returns: Hundred Years After20142114

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Dark Knight was apparently set in the year 2008, as made evidence by the car that Bruce Wayne was driving. It was a Lamborghini from that year's model. It was established that Harvey Dent was killed eight years previously, making the year about 2016.