A film is a picture of a society, its values and norms, even more of its cultural realities, which it deals with consciously or unconsciously. Visions of the future provide an important perspective for the phenomenon of a society and its individuals however; this has been rarely analyzed. Future perspectives have a transcendent effect on reality, and consequently dominate the social space in which they are formulated. In connection with the medium of film, future perspectives such as future desires, hopes, fears or concerns could be analyzed from a new angle. The research project provides an inventory of ideas for the future, which are presented in the Austrian film. Furthermore, the influence of the medium of film on society is investigated, with a special focus on Austria. The paper is characterized by a combination of element taken from sociology and film studies. The research design from this paper is based on the methodological approach of the Grounded Theory by Corbin and Strauss (1996). The theoretical basis follows primarily the concept of social construction of reality by Berger and Luckmann (1966). By linking these ideas a satisfactory result could be found, on the one hand, a typification of thematic similarities of utterances with a future reference, and on the other hand, within these typifications interesting levels of the phenomenon could be uncovered. The fundamental result of the work shows a new theoretical concept, which assumes that different knowledge bases promote different ideas for the future. Interestingly, it seems that objective visions of the future in the selected Austrian films entail a break in the cinematic reality of the films.