19. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Set In Year: 1984
Prediction(s): The government monitors everything we see, do or say... oh, wait?
This big-screen adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian 1949 novel—which was released in the same year it was set (how long had studio execs been waiting for that opportunity?) didn't foreshadow much about what the world really looked like in the mid-1980s. But it's not so far removed from the world that surrounds us today: a pervasive government? Check! An overly-political media? Yep. Big Brother is watching!
But things aren't so totalitarian.