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The Best Shows & Movies Set in the Future

Updated 22 Nov 2019 453 votes 41 voters 1.6k views44 items

List RulesVote up the most entertaining films & shows set in the future, including streaming series.

If there's one commonality throughout most of science fiction, it's the setting taking place in the future. While that's not true of all sci-fi, it's certainly a common trope, which is why some of the best movies and TV shows set in the future also line up with the very best of science fiction. While some of the best examples in this genre can be found on the big screen, there are also dozens of excellent TV shows set in the future fans of the genre regularly enjoy.

Movies like Alien and Blade Runner are obvious examples of futuristic movies that are incredibly popular, but there are far more that you may not be aware of and this list compiles the very best. While many examples are considered classics, this list sticks closer to the more recent additions to the genre with examples like Netflix's Altered Carbon and Black Mirror. Both offer glimpses into a futuristic world that suggests we might just ruin ourselves with technology. Whatever your preference in the genre, there are plenty of movies and TV shows about the future that involve comedy, drama, action/adventure, and more for everyone to enjoy.

Which shows and movies set in the future deserve the top spots on this list? Help decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and adding any good movies or shows missing from the list.

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