5. Escape from New York (1981)
Set In Year: 1997
Prediction(s): New York City is one big maximum-security prison.
New York City sure does seem to bear the brunt of the future's problems. In this John Carpenter cult classic, the Big Apple has morphed into a giant maximum-security prison—one where the inmates (including rogue badass/savior Snake Plissken) are definitely running the asylum. Depending on your opinion of the titular city, this movie could be prescient.