Death Race 2000 (1975) - My favorite Roger Corman production. Starring Sylvester Stallone and David Carradine. Costumed characters take part in a cross country road race in which points are scored by running down innocent pedestrians.
Rollerball (1975) - Another classic from the 1970's. James Caan kicks ass in a society where a brutal game called Rollerball is the national pastime.
Battle Royale (2001) -Japanese thrillers can be pretty weird. This one is downright creepy and disturbing. In a future where society is on the verge of collapse, the government takes drastic action against rebellious teenagers by rounding up 9th graders at random and forcing them to kill each other. Rumor has it there is a Hollywood remake in the works .
Running Man (1987) - A wrongly convicted man must survive a televised public execution gauntlet, think WWF with flamethrowers and chainsaws. The stellar cast includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dweezil Zappa, Mick Fleetwood, Jim Brown and my personal favorite, Richard Dawson as the evil gameshow host.
Nice to see the owners of The Space Needle would never stoop to any crass commercialization of an iconic landmark to sell a product, like say.. strapping a giant "Angry Bird " to the needle to promote a new video game.
"In their efforts to vet applicants, some companies and government agencies are going beyond merely glancing at a person's social networking profiles and instead asking to log in as the user to have a look around."