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Terry Gilliam's "Brazil" springs to mind:

 

When I first watched it a few years ago now, my first impression was that it was some sort of spoof or 'satire' of 1984, but I think there is much more to it now.

 

 

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On 8/18/2020 at 8:14 PM, shabbirss said:

Stalker (1979

 

tarkovsky and many of the cast got sick after the filming of that

 

Which was interesting because when i was watching it i remember commenting to my girlfriend when they splash about in the water that the water looked really stagnant and that they were asking for trouble doing that

 

The river that ran through the site was heavily polluted due to industry nearby and its possible that several members of the cast and crew were affected by it as they all died young of health problems including tarkovsky who died aged only 54

 

The other possibility is that they were bumped off by the state

 

A conspiracy theory emerged in Russia in the early 1990s when it was alleged that Tarkovsky did not die of natural causes but was assassinated by the KGB. Evidence for this hypothesis includes testimonies by former KGB agents who claim that Viktor Chebrikov gave the order to eradicate Tarkovsky to curtail what the Soviet government and the KGB saw as anti-Soviet propaganda by Tarkovsky. Other evidence includes several memoranda that surfaced after the 1991 coup and the claim by one of Tarkovsky's doctors that his cancer could not have developed from a natural cause.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Tarkovsky

 

Alexander Leonidovich Kaidanovsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Леони́дович Кайдано́вский; 23 July 1946 — 3 December 1995) was a Soviet and Russian actor and film director.His best known roles are in films such as At Home Among Strangers (1974), The Bodyguard (1979) and Stalker (1979). Died aged 49

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Kaidanovsky

 

Anatoly Alekseyevich Solonitsyn (also 'Anatoli' or 'Anatoliy'; Russian: Анатолий (Отто) Алексеевич Солоницын; 30 August 1934 – 11 June 1982 in Moscow) was a Soviet actor, who was known for his roles in Andrei Tarkovsky's movies, Died aged 47

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoly_Solonitsyn

 

 

 

 

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Minority Report is pretty close to what they are brewing now

Cornea Detection | Driverless Cars to steer you where THEY want you to go | Leveraging Seers to "predict" the future [we haven't heard of this in real life now] | Download your Mind onto a hard drive [this, after they do the Brain Nano Chip?]

 

Even Eagle Eye showed the Network getting a mind of its own. It shows the Network, the Deep State [TDS], trying to get the Govt killed [see how they are trying to get a persona non grata, Biden onto centrestage as a stooge of TDS and decimate Donald Trump who strangely appears to be with the Conspiracy Theorists ?!?]

 

AI has not actually taken off, to the extent that they get robots to man everything. Rather, they probably intend to reduce the freedom of human beings like China does to its Uyghurs using FaceCam & SocialCredit and call it an AI victory.

 

 

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'The Tripods' (1980s BBC children's tv series based on the novels). Set in the future but technology is pre-industrial and humanity is ruled by the mysterious tripods. All children are 'capped' (brain implant) at the age of 16 -

 

 

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Here are a few movies from my list :)

 

1. The Thing

2. They Live 

3. Society 

4. The happiness cage (aka The mind snatchers) 

6. Akira

7. Tekkonkinkreet

8. Bram stokers Dracula

9. The fly

10. Everything from Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli

 

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There's nothing like a good depressing movie to help raise one's spirits.

 

Unsure if all these titles count but they'd be difficult to be classed as utopian.

 

In alphabetical order...

 

Bad Taste (1988): Alien invasion from outer space. Humans treated as pieces of meat. Early Peter Greenaway flick.

The Circle (2017): A naive young woman joins a cultish tech company only to discover they're totally against privacy. She ends up turning the tables on her employer by using the very same technology on them, thus managing to remain in the same perceptual box and never really escaping to freedom.

The Day After (1983): A post-apocalyptic future worse than any stink bomb.

Eyeborgs (2009): Surveillance cameras run amok -- literally. These mechanical creatures can run, skip, hop, walk and peek around corners and are shaped like giant golf balls. (Kind of goofy.)

The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956): Who can you trust when the people in science, government, and law-enforcement turn out to be pod people?

The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1995): Is about what happens when scientists mess around with nature and genes (when they could be lying in a hammock on an island sipping a cocktail instead).

Killer Condom (1995): Toothy, homicidal prophylactics are on the loose and preying on manhood. A nightmarish scenario where the very practice of safe sex comes under attack.

Left Behind (2000): A movie about the end of days, the rapture, and a man working in mainstream media who converts to Christianity. (Who said this was a Fantasy?)

Miracle Mile (1989): Yet another movie in a long tiresome list about the world coming to an end. (Makes you wonder how many nihilists are in the filmmaking industry.)

The Rapture (1991): The lovely Mimi Rogers plays a woman who is called on by two door-to-door ministers who tell her that the end is nigh and that she must seek salvation. She escapes to the desert along with her daughter to await being caught up to heaven. Not as uplifting as it sounds. Contains a memorable ending.

The Road (2009): A man hits the open highway on foot in search of survivors.

Stephen King's The Stand (1994): Heavy on the eschatology; about a spiritual battle between the forces of good and evil, with humans caught in the middle, but of course.

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