8 Times Hollywood Creepily Predicted The Future on The Big Screen

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They say that life is stranger than fiction, but what if that's not always the case? What if fiction became a means of predicting the future? Well, that's a pretty scary thought if you ask me, but creepily enough it's happened quite a few time in Hollywood, most specifically in film. It's not always cut and dry, but the parallels are undeniable. See for yourself:

Blade Runner (1982)



It could be said that the scene above is predicting what we now know to be common in major metropolitan cities like New York and London. We ingest advertisements on large, flashing screens, on the side of skyscrapers.


The Cable Guy (1996)



"Soon every American home will integrate their television, phone and computer! Visit the Louvre on one channel, and watch female mud wrestling on another! You can do your shopping at home or play Mortal Kombat!" Well, he definitely had the right idea. I bet you're reading this off your Smart phone as we speak.


Super Mario Bros. (1993)



Of course this is the most visually disturbing of all of them, however the conversion of Super Mario Brothers into film included a scene where The Twin Towers are hit by a plane and disintegrate into the ground nearly a decade before the real tragedy itself.


You've Got Mail (1998)



No one could have predicted in 1998 that online dating and apps like Tinder and Bumble would reign supreme, except You've Got Mail seemed to know something we all didn't.


Minority Report (2002)



Minority Report is set in 2054 so perhaps a futuristic element was the whole point and to that point, they succeeded. There are several elements of gesture control that connect to modern day.


Back To The Future II (1989)



Video calling, flat screen TV's, wearable tech, and finger scanning...Sounds creepily familiar.


The Truman Show (1989)



The Truman Show was a precursor to the notion of reality television. When audiences initially saw this film, they were horrified at the concept of cameras rolling 24/7 inside someone's personal life. As we all know, time's have changed.


Total Recall (1990)



People say that this movie predicted the rise of Uber. I bet you wish you paid more attention back in 1990, huh?


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