It’s not often that a movie directed by Mike Judge ranks anywhere on a sci-fi-angled “best of” list, but his satirical take on a future run by idiots is surprisingly relevant in today’s society. Idiocracy stars Luke Wilson as a man from the 21st century who hibernates 500 years into the future as the result of a government experiment gone wrong. When he wakes up, he finds the entire population of Earth has devolved into morons incapable of completing the most basic tasks.
Judge is surprisingly on-the-nose with this premise because, let’s face it, we see society getting dumber everyday whenever we turn on the television. It might not be a great movie by any means, but with the way the world is going, and the fact that the word “intellectual” is currently being used as an insult on the Senate floor, we might find the human race bearing a striking resemblance to the characters populating Idiocracy in the near future.