Movies Far Ahead of Their Time

Posted on 9 Jul 17:18


No doubt, a lot of creativity and intuitiveness goes into creating movies that would generate millions or billions in the box office. Unfortunately, some of the classic movies that clearly deserve the world’s applause and every accolade that comes their way, usually get kicked to the curb. Just because they are too good for their time. In fact, most of these classic films were given their much-deserved respect decades after their year of production.

While it is almost impossible to go back in time to correct our mistakes and give these Out of Print Movies their much-deserved respect, we can start now. We can start treating these hard to find movies like the true piece of art that they are.

Irrespective of the fact that they were produced ahead of their time, these movies have stayed relevant as masterpieces of the Hollywood golden era. Being the classic films that they are, they have continued to get better with age – just like fine wine. Clearly, that’s why we have come to appreciate the work that has gone into their production.

In case you are looking for rare movies or hard to find DVD's that were way ahead of their time but are masterpieces of videography and would remain relevant for a long time. Here are a few old movies to consider: 

Harrison Bergeron (1995)

This is a sci-fi film directed by Bruce Pittman. The film talks about a young man set in a future America where a wealthy minority group tries to dumb-down Americans. The movie was a  partial adaptation of the Kurt Vonnegut classic, and it portrayed a lot of futuristic gadgets. This is a must-have movie for die-hard movie buffs and deserves every penny that you’ll be investing in it. 


1984 (1984)

John Hurt is another movie that deserves so much but got so little. This book-adapted film portrays a man whose daily lifestyle is to re-write history. This man – Winston Smith– was living in a totalitarian society where feelings and compassion were considered a violation of the already established laws. When Winston discovered that he had been working for a pretentious party, he decided to rebel by falling in love. The movie director – Michael Radford – used his inventiveness to create a true masterpiece based on George Orwell’s book. This movie has all the makings of a classic movie; suspense, love, dream, and drama. This movie deserves a space in all serious movie buffs collections.


Metroplis (1927)

This is another underappreciated film that was produced way ahead of its time. It was also directed by the legend Fritz Lang using mind-blowing visuals. As a matter of fact, this movie is said to have paved the way for the glory and reference that most of the renowned science fiction movies now enjoy. In fact, Star Wars and every other science fiction movies out there (that have been appreciated for their inventiveness and farsightedness), owe a debt of gratitude to Metroplis (1927).


The Matrix (1999)

This classic movie only garnered the world’s appeal years after it was produced. The movie portrays the life of a young man – Neo – who was predestined to challenge a malevolent cyber-intelligence. Even though the Matrix is now one of the Out of Print DVD's, it’s still one of the most sought-after classic movies of all time. You would have a great time watching this movie, as it features a lot of action scenes.

Other films ahead of their time include:

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

The Truman Show  (1998)

Slacker (1990)

Gattaca (1997)

Network (1979)

Working girl (1988)


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