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12.30.2016by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Movies Set in The Year 2017

With only a couple days left in 2016, many of us are ready to see this year put to rest. But, 2017 is going to be a new beast entirely. Regardless of politics or world events, movies have predicted that this upcoming calendar year is going to be a rough one. Check out our ranking of the ten movies set in 2017 that could bode poorly for the upcoming 365 days. If you think we missed a worthy addition to this list, let us know in the talkbacks below.

#10 - THE ROAD

THE ROAD is an utterly powerful and stunning film (and an even better novel). Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland that was America, it would be easy to assume the film is set in a distant future. But, based on the publication date of the novel and guestimating the age of Kodi Smit-McPhee, we can guess that the film is taking place right about now. Scary, huh?

#9 - CLICK

Yes, this Adam Sandler film is not nearly one of his better movies but it does offer a unique take on time travel stories. Sandler's character moves back and forth through time and, at one point, sees his perfect job and future and it just happens to be 2017. Then again, any year you are married to Kate Beckinsale would be a great year.

#8 - OBLIVION

Joseph Kosinski's high concept science fiction thriller throws us into the year 2077 after a war has decimated Earth. Tom Cruise's character, Jack, is charged with repairing combat drones when he discovers all is not what it seems. Some intrepid fans have deduced that the year Jack and his downed mission first became clones was in the year 2017, meaning he has been repeating the same tasks for almost six decades.

#7 - CHERRY 2000

Another post-apocalyptic film set in 2017, this cult favorite stars Melanie Griffith as the sexy tracker named E who helps a man find his missing sex robot. It sounds cheesy and very 1980s but CHERRY 2000 is a pretty well executed movie. Griffith is at her best in a role that should have led to more movies in the genre.

#6 - HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2

The final scene in the Harry Potter film franchise is set nineteen years after the decisive Battle of Hogwarts where Voldemort was vanquished once and for all. As everyone knows, Harry was born in 1981 which means the series takes place during the 1990s. Doing the math, that puts the final scene of the wizarding friends seeing their children off to school as taking place in...2017!

#5 - TERMINATOR GENISYS

With all of the retconning and rebooting needed to make the most recent TERMINATOR film work, it should come as no surprise that the date of SkyNet becoming self-aware was moved from 1997 to 2017. Why the filmmakers elected to have the date so close to when the film was released may be a mystery to most but it definitely raised the stakes and the immediacy of the film.

#4 - BARB WIRE

Set during the Second Civil War which takes place in 2017, BARB WIRE is a cult favorite that is so bad it is awesome. Pamela Anderson's iconic knockers have to be seen to be believed. This movie can easily show you just what this upcoming 365 could look like if the citizens of the U.S.A. keep fighting each other like pedantic children.

#3 - MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Yeah, I found a way to get George Miller's magnum opus onto yet another top ten list. This movie is so damn good, it should be on every list. While it has not been formally confirmed that FURY ROAD is set in 2017, the math from the timing of the previous films in the franchise place this movie sometime over the span of the next few years. So, lets call it 2017 and leave it at that, okay?

#2 - FORTRESS

After HIGHLANDER, Christopher Lambert had a string of successful films, including this underappreciated dystopian thriller. Following an imprisoned couple struggling to survive long enough to have their second child (which is against U.S. law in this movie), Lambert has to fight his way to freedom. When could such a horrendous law be enacted in America? Try 2017.

#1 - THE RUNNING MAN

While much of this Arnold Schwarzenegger film takes place in 2019, the collapse of society and the rise of THE RUNNING MAN begins in 2017. Plus, the movie is just so fun to watch. Unlike many of Arnold's films from the same era, this story holds a soft spot in the hearts of many fans of 80s action. I just love Richard Dawson, that guy kicks ass.

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5:16PM on 01/01/2017

THE RUNNING MAN

The movie was directed by Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky in the 80's TV show Starsky & Hutch), based on a book from Stephen King (as Richard Bachman), but there was a trial because of another book (The Prize Of Peril by Robert Sheckley published in1958) and a french film based on this book Le Prix Du Danger (1983)... Ho, and Schwarzy got the part after Christopher Reeve passed on it.
The movie was directed by Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky in the 80's TV show Starsky & Hutch), based on a book from Stephen King (as Richard Bachman), but there was a trial because of another book (The Prize Of Peril by Robert Sheckley published in1958) and a french film based on this book Le Prix Du Danger (1983)... Ho, and Schwarzy got the part after Christopher Reeve passed on it.
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9:17PM on 12/30/2016
I know the Harry Potter books take place between 1991 and 1997, but I think the movies were moved to the 2000's. The cars, the London scenes (like the Millenium Bridge) all point to that.
I know the Harry Potter books take place between 1991 and 1997, but I think the movies were moved to the 2000's. The cars, the London scenes (like the Millenium Bridge) all point to that.
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2:49PM on 12/30/2016

Terminator Genisys at #5?!? WTF???

Surely it's not better than "The Road". It's definitely not better than "Cherry 2000"!!!
Surely it's not better than "The Road". It's definitely not better than "Cherry 2000"!!!
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12:16PM on 12/30/2016
1/10 - OBLIVION.
3/10 - TERMINATOR 5.
4/10 - MAD MAX 4.
6/10 - CLICK; THE ROAD.
8/10 - THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2.
1/10 - OBLIVION.
3/10 - TERMINATOR 5.
4/10 - MAD MAX 4.
6/10 - CLICK; THE ROAD.
8/10 - THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2.
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12:56PM on 01/01/2017
1) I don't compare movies of different genres. CLICK and THE ROAD just happened to receive the same rating.
2) OBLIVION's visuals didn't make me forget how unoriginal it is. Plus, it has unexciting action, bad pacing and a questionable performance by Andrea Riseborough. It's one of those movies with a lot of plot twists where the filmmakers focus more on the revelations than the explanations.
3) MAD MAX 4 isn't the 1st sequel to take the protagonism away from the protagonist, but it bothered
1) I don't compare movies of different genres. CLICK and THE ROAD just happened to receive the same rating.
2) OBLIVION's visuals didn't make me forget how unoriginal it is. Plus, it has unexciting action, bad pacing and a questionable performance by Andrea Riseborough. It's one of those movies with a lot of plot twists where the filmmakers focus more on the revelations than the explanations.
3) MAD MAX 4 isn't the 1st sequel to take the protagonism away from the protagonist, but it bothered me more than usual because I felt that MAX lost all the development he got in the first 3 installments. Not to mention that IMPERATOR FURIOSA isn't a better replacement. She's boring. I was never given a reason to care about any of the characters. Well, at least it has better cinematography and action sequences than its predecessors.
2:01PM on 12/31/2016
I don't know what kind of bozo bizarro rating system you use, but how do you rate Oblivion a 1/10 Mad Max Fury Road a 4/10 and put Click above those AND on the same level as The Road. I think everyone here questions your taste and opinion on movies because the ratings you post on every single article are so asinine, that you must be insane.
I don't know what kind of bozo bizarro rating system you use, but how do you rate Oblivion a 1/10 Mad Max Fury Road a 4/10 and put Click above those AND on the same level as The Road. I think everyone here questions your taste and opinion on movies because the ratings you post on every single article are so asinine, that you must be insane.

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