3. BRAZIL (1985)

Anyone familiar with Monty Python’s Flying Circus knows that cartoonist/filmmaker Terry Gilliam has one twisted mind. In addition to dreaming up strange and fantastical narratives and imagery, Gilliam also showed in 1985 that he’s a Nostradamus-like visionary with Brazil. The sci-fi classic is set in a futuristic world where machines are considered sacred properties by the government, and anyone who tampers with machinery is liable for arrest, or, even worse, catatonic imprisonment. Just think about all of the machines we use today, 26 years after Brazil was released. If Gilliam’s imagination somehow controlled our society, there could very well be armed federal agents pistol-whipping thirsty people for kicking busted soda machines, or aggravated office workers for punching screwy fax machines.