We as a people tend to see the future extremely pessimistically. 'Dystopian' is practically synonymous with 'Future' as far as the cinema is concerned. It's so rare to have a positive outlook on the future, most of the movies on this list still tell a story of a world not going so well. But most have at least some redeeming values. Let's hope we make the world a better place than movies seem to think we may.
Below are the movies where the future looks the most ideal, be it advances in technology (hey, the future would be great if we ALL lived on Elysium), robotics (if being lazy wasn't so awful and harmful, bring on the Wall-E future!), or other technologies (who wouldn't want Scarlett Johansson to whisper them sweet nothings like in Her).
This list is ranked by the world you'd most want to live in, not by the quality of the movie itself. Vote up the most ideal universe of the future or vote down the worlds that would be your absolute worst nightmare.
The original Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry, featured a near-utopian future, where science and reason triumphed.Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the first film based on Star Trek, the first Star Trek film to star the original cast ...more
A 1960s animated franchise with a comical yet positive portrayal of future.Jetsons: The Movie is a 1990 American animated musical comic science fiction film produced by Hanna-Barbera and released on July 6, 1990, by Universal Pictures. Based on Hanna-Barbera's cartoon ...more
A film by Luc Besson based on French sci-fi comics by Mezieres and Christin shows quite a positive future.Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes in French) is a 2017 French science fiction action film produced, written and directed by ...more
A Soviet Russian science fiction animated film based on Alisa Selezneova books by Kir Bulychov. The movie features a bright and colorful portrayal of the future.The Mystery of the Third Planet, aka The Secret of the Third Planet is a 1981 Soviet traditionally animated feature film directed by Roman Kachanov and produced by the Soyuzmultfilm studio in ...more
Despite its many flaws, Futurama's 3000 AD is a nice place to live in. It's basically XXI century plus more cool technology.Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more
A Soviet science fiction film directed by Richard Viktorov and written by Kir Bulychov. The future Earth is shown as an utopian society.Per Aspera Ad Astra is a 1981 Soviet film directed by Richard Viktorov based on a novel by Kir Bulychov. On December 27, 2001, a new restored version directed by Nikolai Viktorov, the son of the ...more