Movies that were wrong about the future

These films inaccurately predicted the future

Rollerball (1975)

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An adaptation of William Harrison’s short story Roller Ball Murder, this Norman Jewison-directed movie predicted that corporations would replace countries by 2018 and Rollerball, a violent roller derby-esque game, would be the world’s most popular recreational sport. In the movie, Rollerball teams representing various areas compete with each other, but one player (James Caan) stands out from the rest of the participants, as he fights for his personal freedom and threatens the existing corporate control.

It’s been almost three years since 2018 ended and private corporations have not replaced countries. And even though roller derby remains popular around the world, it has yet to have a violent and murderous version like the one depicted in the film.

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