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Satire and The World of Tomorrow
List creator: kdebonair
Created on: January 16, 2005 - 10:41 AM PST
Description: This isn't the world of Blade Runner. These dystopian futures give us a *wink*, but they feel oh-so true.

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Robocop (20th Anniversary Edition) (1987)
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  A satirical classic, and still one of the most violent mainstream action movies ever.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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  Need I say more?
Total Recall (1990)
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  My least favorite of Verhoeven's future satire trilogy, but it's still a wonderful picture.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
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  The apes ... like us, only prone to violence and political in-fighting.
Starship Troopers (1997)
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  Possibly the greatest popcorn film of the 90's. This one plays it with such a straight face that if you miss the wink you'll think you've been indoctrinated into the Hitler youth. Trust me, there's a wink.
Soylent Green (1973)
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  I could go for some Soylent Green right now. I'll eat it while I sit on my "furniture". (And how about Eddie G. in this picture, huh? Great stuff.)
They Live (1988)
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  The movie that explains the mystery behind W's 52 million votes. An under-seen masterpiece.
I, Robot (2004)
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  A rare pleasant surprise from Hollywood. No particular reason for this to be good, but it's solidly professional, in my opinion, on every level. As action, as satire, as a movie to make you go "hmm ..."
The Running Man (Widescreen) (1987)
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  Anticipated the reality craze by about a decade. A masterpiece of satire.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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  This is either satire, or Australia is really like that. Not sure.
Demolition Man (1993)
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  Missed this one? See it. Thank me later.
Rollerball (1975)
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  Avoid the dopey remake.
The Sixth Day (2000)
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  Sorry -- one mediocre-ish entry in the list. I had to include it for the sex holograms (and since there was no way I could include Cherry 2000 ...) But it ain't awful -- you probably know if it's your type of movie. If it is, don't be afraid ...
Futurama vol.1 (Disc 1 of 3) (1999)
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  And what the heck. After you've watched these satires, cleanse your palate with some parody of a futuristic satire.

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