Cast: Raymond Massey, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott
Running Time: 93 mins.

1936's visually spectacular Things to Come, holds an important place in the history of science fiction cinema -- as a visionary work that aims to honestly tackle the devastating consequences of international warfare, this is one of the few science fiction films that's about something, that's meant to offer you mental popcorn to munch on long after the "The End" card. It "predicts" television, jet planes, and evil dictators. Things to Come spans an entire Apocalyptic century and three generations of story time, ending in 2036 with a rocket to the moon. The war-ravaged world it depicts is saved by Science and scientists, both personified with messianic rectitude by Raymond Massey. In its vast scope and its visualizations of global war and a civilizing techno-utopia, it's epic on a Cecil B. DeMille Bible movie scale. Directed by William Cameron Menzies. Written by H.G. Wells (also the novel The Shape of Things to Come).