Movies are often dramatic retellings of past events; historical epics, biographies centered on amazing people who changed the world, or intimate peeks into the mind of a visionary director. What’s most incredible, though, is when movies seem to somehow foresee the future. Most commonly, sci-fi films predict coming technologies, but it goes deeper than that: we’re counting down 20 movies that foretold everything from dark tragedies to amazing inventions.
The Cable Guy – Multiplayer Gaming and Smartphones
In the words of star Jim Carrey, “You can do your shopping at home or play Mortal Kombat with a friend in Vietnam.” Indeed, Carey’s classic 90’s comedy The Cable Guy introduced the world to the notion of online multiplayer gaming as well as the use of smartphones.