What can we learn from past movies about our current days?
WHAT THIS CHALLENGE IS ABOUT: Not related to the X-Men Comic/Movie of the same name, rather a challenge of Past Movies set in (our present) Future. It's about watching older movies but set in our current time, which is 2021.
DURATION: Every edition starts every 1st of January and ends on December 31. It's meant to be an ongoing challenge but renewed every year with new films set in the current year.
GOAL: Watch all the films eligible below during the current year and share your commentary about it. Did those movies get anything right? Was our present too bleak? Was there a pandemic too? The older the movie the funnier it gets.
RULES: Movies released in the current year set in the current year are not eligible. Rewatches are allowed and good for the soul.
LIST OF FILMS:
Carnage: Swallowing the Past (2017) *This movie is primarily set in 2067 but has a segment in 2021.
Challenges: <400 checks, UnofficialCarnage is a 2017 mockumentary directed by Simon Amstell. Set in the year 2067, when veganism is the norm, the film looks back on meat-eating today.
It's All About Love (2003)
Challenges: Mystery & Thriller, <400 checks, UnofficialIt's All About Love is a 2003 English-language Danish romance-drama film written and directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Its narrative can be classified as apocalyptic science fiction, but Vinterberg prefers to call it "a dream".
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Challenges: Mystery & Thriller, Run the Actor, Action & Adventure, UnofficialJohnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canadian-American cyberpunk action thriller film directed by Robert Longo in his directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves and Dolph Lundgren.
Long Shot (2019)
Challenges: Run the Actor, UnofficialLong Shot is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine and written by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah. The plot follows a journalist (Seth Rogen) who reunites with his former babysitter (Charlize Theron), now the United States Secretary of State.
Mission to Mars (2000)
Challenges: Mystery & Thriller, Action & AdventureMission to Mars is a 2000 American science fiction adventure film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, and Graham Yost, and inspired by Disney's theme park attraction of the same name.The film depicts the first manned Mars exploration mission going awry.
Moon Zero Two (1969)
Challenges: <400 checks, Low IMDB Rating, UnofficialMoon Zero Two is a 1969 British science fiction film directed by Roy Ward Baker starring James Olson, Catherine Schell, Warren Mitchell, and Adrienne Corri. The film takes place on the Moon in the year 2021 as former astronaut turned salvager Bill Kemp helps a millionaire capture a 6000-tonne sapphire asteroid and help find a woman's brother.
A Quiet Place (2018)
Challenges: Mystery & Thriller, Run the Actor, HorrorA Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski and written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and Krasinski. The plot revolves around a father (Krasinski) and a mother (Emily Blunt) who struggle to survive and raise their children (Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe) in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind monsters with an acute sense of hearing.
Challenges: <400 checks, Action & Adventure, Low IMDb rating, UnofficialResiklo (lit. 'Recycle') is a 2007 Philippine post-apocalyptic sci-fi film written and directed by Mark A. Reyes and starring Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., Dingdong Dantes, and Jennylyn Mercado.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Challenges: Run the Actor, UnofficialSeeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 American science-fiction romantic comedy-drama film, written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, in her feature directorial debut. The film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as a pair of strangers who meet and form an unexpected bond as they help each other find closure in their lives before an asteroid wipes out all life on Earth.
The Sisterhood (1988)
Challenges: <400 checks, Action & Adventure, Low IMDb ratingThe Sisterhood is a 1988 American action/adventure/science fiction film directed by Filipino director Cirio H. Santiago.
Steel Rain 2 (2020)
Challenges: Mystery & Thriller, <400 checks, Action & Adventure, Korean Peninsula, UnofficialSteel Rain 2: Summit is a 2020 South Korean action thriller film written and directed by Yang Woo-suk. It is a standalone sequel to the 2017 film Steel Rain. In the film, three leaders each from South Korea, North Korea and USA are kidnapped and held in a North Korean nuclear submarine during a summit between the two Koreas and the United States.
Weathering with You (2019)
Challenges: Animation, JapanWeathering with You is a 2019 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film produced by CoMix Wave Films and released by Toho. It depicts a high school boy who runs away from his rural home to Tokyo and befriends an orphan girl who has the ability to manipulate the weather.
Challenges: Mystery & Thriller, Run the Actor, UnofficialTranscendence is a 2014 American science fiction thriller film directed by cinematographer Wally Pfister in his directorial debut, and written by Jack Paglen. The film stars Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy and Cole Hauser.
Category:Films set in 2021
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