Top 10 Movies That Predicted Real Life Events


I think it’s safe to say that we would all
love to know what comes next. To be able to see the future, to see what
our world might be like in 20, or even 50 years in the future. However, there have been many people throughout
history that have possessed the ability of foresight, people he knew exactly what was
coming our way, and some of them even make movies. So today on Top 10 Beyond The Screen, I’m
going to be counting down our list of the Top 10 Movies That Predicted Real Life Events. Let’s jump in. 10 Blade Runner (1982) – Digital Billboards
For those living under a rock, Blade Runner, released in 1982, follows Deckard who is forced
by the police Boss to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants
from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting his job, Deckard meets a replicant
girl he falls in love with. Now, during the making of Blade Runner, digital
billboards didn’t exist, and were nothing more than science fiction — however, if you
live in a big city, specifically one like Tokyo, New York or Toronto, you are more than
accustomed to seeing a digital billboard, to the point that you can’t imagine living
in a city without them. 9 Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) – Airport
Body Scanners This 1982 sci-fi/disaster movie follows pilot
Ted Striker, who — through haunted combat memories — agrees to return to the cockpit
to man the controls of Mayflower One, America’s first commercial spacecraft. However, as soon as Mayflower One lifts off,
an electrical malfunction sends the ship veering off course, and a shaken Strike struggles
to guide the shuttle through a treacherous asteroid belt, tame its failing computer system
and stop the disgruntled Joe Seluchi from detonating a deadly bomb on board. Now, a few of you may be laughing at the idea
that this comedy could in any way predict the future, however, it happened, and it surprised
me more than anyone. This satirical comedy proved prescient when
it came to airport security, with the film aptly showing off the first body scanner on
screen. 8 The Man (1972) – First Black President
This drama follows James Earl Jones who plays Senate President Pro Tempore Douglas Dilman
who must step up and lead, becoming the first black man to occupy the Oval Office when the
president and Speak of the House are killed in a building collapse. I mean, there are no two ways about this one,
Barack Obama became the first Black president through democratice elections but one way
or another, the fact did still remain that the Man predicted there would at least be
a black president all the way back in 1972. 7 You’ve Got Mail (1998) – Online Dating
This 1998 romance stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and follows a struggling boutique bookseller
Kathleen, who hates Joe, the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that moved in across
the street. However, when they meet online they begin
an intense and anonymous Internet romance, oblivious of each other’s true identity. The film is iconic, and one of the greatest
of our time, but when it came out, You’ve Got Mail attempted something that not many
(if any) had attempted to try: online romance. That’s right. This RomCom directed by Nora Ephron predicted
the rise of internet dating, and now 20 years later, most of us can’t imagine a world
without it. 6 Minority Report (2002) – Face Recognition
and Personalized Ads This Tom Cruise Drama released back in 2002
is set in Washington DC in 2054, where police utilize a psychic technology to arrest and
convict murderers before they commit their crime. Now this film was once again in pop culture
back in 2014, when the FBI announced the completion of its new facial recognition technology,
in turn moving the world one step closer to the vision of 2054 in Minority Report, which
showed off interactive interfaces that could be manipulated via hand gestures. However, that wasn’t the only thing the
film predicted, personalized advertisement was another — and as any avid internet user
will know, personalized retargeting makes up most of the ads we see today. 5 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2003)
– Memory Eraser Released back in 2004, this drama/sci-fi follows
a couple after a painful breakup, with Clementine undergoing a procedure to erase all the memories
of her former boyfriend Joel. And, when Joel finds out about this procedure,
he undergoes the same treatment and slowly begins to forget about the woman he once loved. Now, what makes this film interesting is that
just 11 years after its release, a team of researchers in cooperation with the American
Psychological Association proudly announced that memory erasure for people who suffer
from post-trauma stress and similar conditions. 4 The Truman Show (1998) – Reality TV
This 1998 drama fantasy follows Truman Burbank, a man who has no idea that his entire life
is part of a massive TV set, with executive producers orchestrating a live broadcast of
Truman’s every move captured by hidden cameras. Now, when we hear this, you think reality
TV. You think Big Brother, maybe even Real World. However, back in the 90’s when The Truman
Show was released, reality TV did not exist, and was instead a mere fantasy scenario in
films. I kind off miss the 90’s, I want back in
that timeline. Now, while our current crop of Reality TV
hasn’t quite reached the level of manipulation seen in The Truman Show, the mere idea of
having a show based on the real life of man isn’t that far fetched. 3 Super Mario Bros. (1993) – 9/11
Yes, this is a live action movie about our favorite video game plumber. Released in 1993 this sci-fi/fantasy follows
Brooklyn plumbers Mario and Luigi who are forced to rescue Princess Daisy from King
Koopa and the Goombas in a dinosaur world. Now, despite the film being a critical and
commercial flop, developed a strong fan base over the years, leading to some fans being
unable to shake the movie’s unsettling evocation of 9/11. That’s right. This film predicted 9/11 eight years before
it ever happened. Toward the end of the film New York city and
that of the Koopas world collide, resulting in reality over the Big Apple cracking, to
the point that the twin towers slowly reveal structural damage before phasing out of sight
completely. How terrifying is that? 2 Face/Off (1997) – Face Transplant
This action/thriller was released back in 1997 and followed FBI Agent Sean Archer who
is obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy to justice. However, things take a turn when Sean Archer
tracks down Troy who has boarded a place in LA which ultimately crashes, leading to Archer
undergoing surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy’s in order to elicit
information about a bomb from Troy’s brother — during which time the real Troy wakes from
a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer’s face. Now, the film is ridiculous, yes, but highly
entertaining, and, like the rest of our list, predicted the future. In 2010, a team of thirty Spanish doctors
performed the first successful full face transplant on a patient who was injured during a shooting
mishap. The full transplant including functioning
eyelids and tear ducts, which is absolutely terrifying to imagine. 1 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Everything
This sci-fi/fantasy released all the way back in 1968 follows an imposing black structure
that provides a connection between the past and the future. When Dr. Dave Bowman and other astronauts
are sent on a mission, their ship’s computer system HAL begins to display strange behaviors,
leading to an incredibly tense showdown through time and space. Now, many consider 2001: A Space Odyssey to
be one of the greatest films in cinematic history, and they’re not wrong, however,
what’s more impressive is that Director Stanley Kubrick has turned out to be the cinematic
equivalent of Nostradamus, with the acclaimed director predicting several things, including:
tablet computing, the International Space Station, Space Tourism, and Siri, HAL is essentially
Siri. I think we’re all just silently praying
that he’s not correct about technology turning on Man — but let’s be real, of course that’s
going to happen. Well, there we have it! Do you guys agree with our list? Were there any movies that we missed? Leave us all your thoughts and feelings in
the comments down below and perhaps we can do a part 2. If you haven’t already, be sure to give
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19 Replies to “Top 10 Movies That Predicted Real Life Events”

  1. I predicted years ago there will be a young lady named Lucy that will host shows on YouTube guess my predictions was right

  2. President Obama was not first black president there was a president before George Washington his name was John Hanson Google it

  3. The truman show was fantastic But before it there was " Secret Cinema "

    Amazing Stories episode (season 1, episode 21) 1986
    or
    " Special Service "
    The Twilight Zone episode (season 3, episode 29) 1989

  4. Another Great job Lucy!!!!!! Even though it was only a TV show in the 60’s, Star Trek introduces the idea of flip cell phones.

  5. I don't I think that they predicted the future, so much as they inspired it. Which means instead of being the ones who predicted, that they're the ones who gave the inventor the idea to make it. This concept is a sort of time travel paradox. They use it to in a lot of movies, such as Back to the Future where Marty McFly plays a song which gives the original writer the idea to write said song(It was Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry in case you didn't know). Speaking of, I think you do a video like that…

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