You may not have seen it, or heard of it, but anytime people start talking about the end of the world, we sit down to watch Strange Days and remember there are some who thought it would already have occurred. It's science fiction, sure, but every passing year seems to bring a new promise of Armageddon come midnight.
For Strange Days the year 2000 doesn't bring the apocalypse, just a dystopian, cyberpunk thriller. The world of 1999 Los Angeles is one where movies, books and TV have made way for black market SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) dealers - like Ralph Fiennes' character - Lenny Nero - who sell recorded memories to those seeking a one-of-a-kind experience.
Eventually some see things they shouldn't, and bullets and blood follow. Y2K was a bust, but whenever New Year's Eve rolls around, a viewing of this one reminds us to not wish for better memories - but to go out and make them.