From the seemingly far-flung dystopias where ultraviolent gangs roam post-apocalyptic wastelands, to more immediately recognisable futures in which our megacities grow out of control.
Tomorrow’s World collects the films that imagine our futures for us – shaping our days to come and filling them with fear and wonder. This is perhaps science fiction best understood as what Ray Bradbury described as ‘sociological studies of the future.’
Aerial Submarine A Startling Forecast. Piracy in Sea and Air
Science Fiction19109 minsSilent
Follow two kidnapped children on a surreal pirate adventure in this 'trick' sci-fi fantasy.
Ever Been Had
Animation & Artists Moving Image19179 minsSilent
Blackly comic cartoon portrait of an apocalyptic England, destroyed 50 years after signing a premature peace in WWI.
Everything but Everything in Bri-nylon
Industry sponsored film195920 mins
50s fashion meets carpet kitsch in a futuristic fantasy of domestic bliss - courtesy of versatile, magical Bri-Nylon.
Science Fiction192412 mins
An on-the-run inventor claims to have invented a camera which looks into the future, showing a grim destiny for London landmarks like Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square.
High Treason (sound version)
Science Fiction192968 mins
Extravagantly-mounted futuristic sci-fi, now with added sound, although still with the world's two power blocs at loggerheads.
High Treason (silent version)
Science Fiction192975 minsSilent
A terrorist plot plays out on a backdrop of towering skyscrapers, bullet-railways and silver lamé in this vintage vision of London's future.
Rescued in Mid-air
Science Fiction19066 minsSilent
This lively 'trick' film sees an eccentric inventor and his bizarre flying machine save the day when a woman becomes stranded on a church spire.
A Short Vision
Animation & Artists Moving Image19566 mins
The animated short on the terrors of nuclear apocalypse that become a sensation when it played on the Ed Sullivan show, leaving middle America highly disturbed.