The 25 Dumbest Predictions Movies Made About the Future

3. Deathrace 2000 (1975)

Set In Year: 2000
Prediction(s): A deadly transcontinental car race is the world's one remaining form of entertainment.

Filmmakers in the 1970s sure did have a morbid view of what the new millennium would look like. Or were rabid fans of NASCAR. In this schlocky Roger Corman pic, the United States has been demolished in the wake of a financial crisis (okay, so maybe that part's not so off). The one "organized" form of chaos is an annual transcontinental car race, in which getting to the finish line the fastest is only part of what will determine the winner: How many innocent bystanders you kill in the process is just as important, too. David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone are two of dystopia's top contenders.

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