Days of Future Passed

by GusF | created - 22 Jan 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Films, television productions, video games, etc. set in a future time that has come and gone.

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1. The Airship; or, 100 Years Hence (1908)

Short, Comedy

In this picture we anticipate the probable means of navigation in the coming century. A young lady and a friend are observed entering an air-ship. The vehicle is loaded with ballast, sand ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton


2. The Pirates of 1920 (1911)

15 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Pirates in an airship bomb a bullion ship and kidnap a girl.

Directors: David Aylott, A.E. Coleby

Votes: 37


3. In the Year 2000 (1912)

Short, Comedy

A great number of prognosticators often terrify us with visions of what will be when women shall rule the earth, and the time when men shall be subordinates and adjuncts. It is rather a ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Darwin Karr, Blanche Cornwall, Billy Quirk, Fanny Simpson


4. In the Year 2014 (1914)

10 min | Comedy, Short

On this certain afternoon in the year 2014, Mrs. Jones, and her daughter, stock brokers, advertise for a first-class stenographer. Charles Van Doren, a defenseless young man, striving to ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Curtis | Stars: Max Asher, Louise Fazenda, Bobby Vernon, Jane Day

Votes: 8


5. The Raid of 1915 (1914)

Short, Drama, War

In Norfolk, an officer and a girl fetch troops when invaders occupy a village.

Director: Fred W. Durrant | Stars: Leo Lilley, Diana Shaw, Mr. Dunn


6. The Flying Torpedo (1916)

50 min | Drama

In the future (1921), an alliance of several foreign countries plot to attack the US. American officials, coming to the realization that the country is basically defenseless, offer ... See full summary »

Directors: John B. O'Brien, Christy Cabanne | Stars: John Emerson, Spottiswoode Aitken, W.E. Lawrence, Fred J. Butler

Votes: 9


7. The Great Air Robbery (1919)

Sci-Fi, Adventure

A daredevil flyer delivers the night mail despite threats from weather and robbers.

Director: Jacques Jaccard | Stars: Ormer Locklear, Allan Forrest, Ray Ripley, Francelia Billington

Votes: 19


8. The Arc (1919)

70 min

In 1949, Earth is struggling to rebuild after its civilisation has been destroyed.

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Leo Connard, Eva Speyer, Georg H. Schnell, Oevid Molander


9. Power (1920)

99 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

An alien from the planet Algol gives a man a device that gives him superpowers.

Director: Hans Werckmeister | Stars: Emil Jannings, John Gottowt, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Hanna Ralph

Votes: 124

1921 to 1940.

11. The Last Man on Earth (1924)

70 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In the future year of 1940, a young man is rejected and humiliated by a girl and goes off to be a hermit in a redwood forest. By 1950, a dreadful plague of "Masculitis" has killed every ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Earle Foxe, Grace Cunard, Gladys Tennyson, Derelys Perdue

Votes: 60


12. Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the... See full summary »

Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli, Nikolay Batalov

Votes: 2,225


14. High Treason (1929)

95 min | Sci-Fi

Women unite to prevent financiers from engineering a second world war.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Benita Hume, Basil Gill, Humberston Wright, Jameson Thomas

Votes: 108


15. Woman in the Moon (1929)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Willy Fritsch, Gerda Maurus, Klaus Pohl, Fritz Rasp

Votes: 2,800


16. Just Imagine (1930)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ...... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick, Marjorie White

Votes: 612


17. Men Must Fight (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

Laura is a nurse at the Front in World War I. She meets and falls for a young flyer named Geoffrey. On his first mission, Geoffrey is shot down and taken to the hospital where Laura works. ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Lewis Stone, Phillips Holmes, May Robson

Votes: 297


18. Transatlantic Tunnel (1935)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A team of international scientists and engineers attempts to build a tunnel under the ocean.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Richard Dix, Leslie Banks, Madge Evans, Helen Vinson

Votes: 690

The 1940s.

19. Things to Come (1936)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 6,687

1940, 1966 and 1970.

20. Cosmic Journey (1936)

70 min | Sci-Fi

In 1946, the Soviet space program is undergoing turmoil. Professor Sedikh, who is planning to lead the first manned exploration to the moon, is denounced by his rival Professor Karin as ... See full summary »

Director: Vasily Zhuravlyov | Stars: Sergey Komarov, K. Moskalenko, Vassili Gaponenko, Nikolay Feoktistov

Votes: 335


21. Weltraumschiff 1 startet... (1937)

20 min | Sci-Fi, Short

Before Television crews and thousands of spectators, Spaceship-1 commanded by Commodore Hardt inventor of the powerful rocket fuel "Neotan-X". Blasts off on the first flight to the Moon.

Director: Anton Kutter | Stars: Fritz Reiff, Rolf Wernicke, Carl Wery

Votes: 52


22. R.U.R. (1938 TV Short)

35 min | Drama, Short, Sci-Fi

Technological progress, in the shape of Rossum's Universal Robots, threatens to dominate and wipe out mankind.

Stars: Derek Bond, Harvey Braban, William Lyon Brown, Cherry Cottrell

Votes: 12

c. 1955.

23. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War

An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,925 | Gross: $0.02M

The late 1940s.

24. The Wacky Wabbit (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bugs arrives in the desert to find Elmer prospecting for gold. Fudd is finally driven to pull his own gold tooth.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 815

1993 and 2011.

25. Give Us the Moon (1944)

95 min | Comedy

In Britain after the end of WWII, it is a time of general euphoria at having won the war, with full employment and general happiness for all (or nearly all). Peter, the young wastrel son of... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Vic Oliver, Peter Graves, Roland Culver

Votes: 107

ca. 1947-1948.

26. The Old Grey Hare (1944)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Elmer Fudd is taken far into the future (past 1990) and Bugs thinks back to when they first met as little babies.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 910


27. R.U.R. (1948 TV Movie)

60 min | Sci-Fi

A story of robots leading a revolution against their human creators. It explored dehumanization through technology and the failure of a technologically driven utopia.

Director: Jan Bussell | Stars: Anthony Eustrel, Eugene Leahy, Derek Tansley, Maurice Bannister

1980 to 1990.

28. Summer Day's Dream (1949 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In 1975, after a nuclear war, the nations have combined to set up a World Government. An old man who lives quietly in the country finds his peace threatened by a visit from three World Government figures.

Stars: Herbert Lomas, Eileen Thorndike, John Westbrook, Adrienne Corri


29. 1. April 2000 (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders, as long as they support the Union. When Austria's ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Hilde Krahl, Josef Meinrad, Waltraut Haas, Judith Holzmeister

Votes: 178


30. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
Episode: Sneak Attack (1951)

TV-G | 23 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

When unmanned Soviet planes land at 25 big city airports and threaten to detonate their payloads, America's only hope is a covert agent in an Iron Curtain hospital.

Director: Leslie Gorall | Stars: Zachary Scott, Barbara Joyce, Theo Goetz, Royal Beal

Votes: 49


31. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
Episode: The Invader (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A research team led by Dr. Burroughs witnesses a UFO crash into the sea. Burroughs' son Roy makes a dive on the ship, but when he surfaces, his father begins to realize that Roy is not himself.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Eva Gabor, William Eythe, Edgar Stehli, Salem Ludwig

Votes: 41


32. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
Episode: Age of Peril (1952)

TV-G | 24 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In 1965, an intelligence agent is assigned to discover how national secrets are being stolen from a high security plant.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Phyllis Kirk, Donald Briggs, Dennis Patrick, John McGovern

Votes: 45


33. Project Moon Base (1953)

Approved | 63 min | Sci-Fi

A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.

Director: Richard Talmadge | Stars: Donna Martell, Hayden Rorke, Ross Ford, Larry Johns

Votes: 904


34. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: 1984 (1953)

60 min | Drama

In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Eddie Albert, Lorne Greene, Norma Crane, Noel Leslie

Votes: 34


35. Broadway Television Theatre (1952–1954)
Episode: R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (1953)

Comedy, Drama

Technological progress, in the shape of Rossum's Universal Robots, threatens to dominate and wipe out mankind.

Stars: Dorothy Hart, Hugh Reilly

c. 1955.

36. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

120 min | Drama

In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 487


37. King Dinosaur (1955)

Not Rated | 63 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: William Bryant, Wanda Curtis, Douglas Henderson, Patti Gallagher

Votes: 1,141


38. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A series of troubling incidents lead Mr. Pelham to believe that he has a double who is deliberately impersonating him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Ewell, Raymond Bailey, Justice Watson

Votes: 864


39. 1984 (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith (Edmond O'Brien), whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Votes: 2,917


40. World Without End (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor

Votes: 1,749


41. Your Safety First (1956)

12 min | Animation, Short

The film opens with a newspaper from the distant future of October 5, 2000 with headlines reading "Space Travel to Mars" and "tax cuts." The protagonist of the short begins by debating ... See full summary »

Director: George Gordon | Stars: Marvin Miller, George O'Hanlon

Votes: 38


42. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi