• Watched it early 2000's
  • Set sometime on the future
  • In a futuristic world where the police have the ability to catch criminals before they commit the crime

Basic plot details that I can remember:

  • main protagonist is a former police officer who is now on the run from the police, because of a crime that he hasn't yet committed (he himself has no idea what this crime would be)
  • the man tries to clear his name and find flaws in the crime catching system.
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    This is a film directed by the most successful director of the last 50 years, and starring the most successful actor of the last 50 years. How this question has been asked has blown my mind.
    – Darren
    Commented Aug 7, 2023 at 17:30
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    @Darren popularity alone doesn't mean a movie is easy to identify. This case however was easy, pasting part of OP's description into google. Commented Aug 7, 2023 at 19:07
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    Looks like I need to go ask a question about the name of an old space movie with laser swords that I saw a while ago....
    – JK.
    Commented Aug 7, 2023 at 23:48
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    Huh, thats pretty funny - I checked and there are lots of questions about things that happened in that space movie with laser swords, ... but not a single question asking what it's name is. I'm off to get loads of free rep!!
    – JK.
    Commented Aug 7, 2023 at 23:54
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    You left out “based on a novel written by one of the most influential authors of the last 100 years”. Commented Aug 8, 2023 at 11:33

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Is this Minority Report (2002)...?

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

The story takes place in a mid-21st century version of Washington, D.C. where a special "Precrime" division of the police uses a trio of clairvoyant mutants known as "precogs" to predict the date and time of imminent murders, enabling them to identify and arrest the would-be perpetrators before the crimes have been committed.

The main character is one of these Precrime officers, but ends up on the run from the law himself after he's predicted to commit a murder in the near future.

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    Why not mention that it's based on a novelette by P. K. Dick?
    – user14111
    Commented Aug 7, 2023 at 7:14
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    @user14111 - I predicted that you would, and didn't wish to deny you that opportunity. Commented Aug 7, 2023 at 7:19
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    @LogicDictates that is something that could not have happened if you had not predicted it, and as such nicely sums up the story. Commented Aug 7, 2023 at 11:03
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    I read the title in HNQ and thought "Minority report?" I'm glad I didn't have the minority guess :D
    – Brian
    Commented Aug 7, 2023 at 21:29
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    @LogicDictates yes that's the one!! I can't believe I forgot the title. Commented Aug 9, 2023 at 1:22

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