Category: Futuristic Film Money

Sneakers (1992)

Robert Redford and his team break into banks using some lovely old interfaces both digital and analogue. I bet that today there are still interfaces like this in most banks too. This clip shows the code breaker box in action as they get into the encrypted Federal Reserve. This is just the beginning, Ben Kingsley wants to bring them all down.

Altered Carbon (2018) – Episode 3

Thumb print / DNA based payment and credit limits abound in the TV Adaptation of Richard Morgan’s Trilogy. This sweary little scene features a child buying lollipops and then our heroes putting the seller in his place with their credit limit, which comes as a bit of a shock to him.

Altered Carbon (2018) – Episode 6

One of my favourite futuristic film money examples so far. Mixing in a little bit of American style horror of not being able to pay for medical expenses due to your DNA based credit limit, then someone else being able to angrily pay instead.

Despicable Me (2010)

Beautiful branch design from Despicable Me. Access to the Bank of Evil (formerly Lehman Brothers) is via the toilet, a biometric iris scan is then required to access the banking hall. The design of the pillars is an especially nice touch.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

An ATM with a very annoying video advert trying to sell a credit card. Not very futuristic at all to be honest.

Anon (2018)

Netflix on a Black Mirror/Minority Report lite kind of vibe. In mind interface design with a few examples of purchases. One for a hotdog…one for a erm hot date. Frictionless purchase experiences and interfaces a lot of people dream of. The killer in the piece only takes cash apparently although we never see them paid but we do see some coke bought with it. ‘Remember cash?’ Clive Owen moodily muses. While there are still illegal drugs there will still be cash.

Entrapment (1999)

Overly elaborate digital bank vault, retina scan fooling glasses, Nokia branded monitors rising dramatically from the ornate desk, patch cables added willy nilly, needless status bar / amount countdown display. Masterful. 

Casino Royale (2006)

The classic digital money transfer suitcase. Alphanumeric keypad. Password intrigue. Comedy Swiss Banker. Awful dialogue. Suggested by Scott Smith

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Young John Connor uses his Atari Portfolio to hack into the ATM of the Federal Security Bank. I wonder how many nerds have the PIN 9003 because of this film?

The Stepford Wives (2004)

This poor remake features a remarkable futuristic film money scenario. A wife that dispenses dollar bills following the insertion of a card into her mouth. Disturbing.