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In Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi movie "Elysium," the wealthy live on a utopian space station, far away from the poor folks who are stuck back on the ruined surface of Earth.

It's a classic idea of the future, having the elite reside literally up high above the commoners. Actually, it's a classic idea of the past, too, but future-set science fiction tends to exaggerate the class distinction.

Overall, these films depict a specific vision for those fortunate enough to have more money than others. In honor of this distinction, we decided to look back at the ways Hollywood thinks rich people will own the future.




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