|Terminator (1984) film poster|
Alien (1979, 1986, 1992) – developing various high technologies for space exploration will only enable some ugly monsters to devour us.
Mad Max (1979, 1981, 1985) – the future brings social decay, violence and nuclear holocaust, with a passion.
Blade Runner (1982) – extremely capable, humanoid robots turn into murderers when something irks them, like—for instance—their limited lifespan.
WarGames (1983) - teenagers + computers = end of civilization as we know it.
The Terminator (1984, 1991, 2003) – the computers are evil, robots are ruthless unstoppable killers, nuclear technology is disastrous. Run! Run!
Electric Dreams (1984) – home PC adopts demon-like role, trying to dominate the life of its owner.
RoboCop (1987) – even the most humane man can be turned into a machine. There's no turning back afterwards.
Akira (1988) – Mad Max on steroids, with added teenage angst.
The Lawnmover Man (1992) – using virtual reality leads to insanity and horror.
StarTrek: First Contact (1996) – members of the Borg civilization got too cozy with their computers. Now they want to make us do the same, or destroy us, whatever comes first.
The Matrix (1999, 2003) – the computers would not only enslave us and exploit us, they will also fix us in a way that the majority will be fine with it. Only God can save us.
The 6th Day (2000) – like in most science fiction movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, our future is bleak. This time, the guilty party is genetics.
I, Robot (2004) – technophobic antithesis of Isaac Asimov's Laws of Robotics (the title is the same as his most famous short story), as opposed to the Bicentennial Man (1999) which follows the original plot of a humanizing robot who fights for his human rights.