When architecture students study the work of Michel Foucault to gain an understanding of power relations in architecture, they would benefit from looking to film for ways in which the director designs and constructs this imagery in the built environment. The concepts of power, resistance, discipline, and surveillance as outlined by Foucault are clearly demonstrated in five science fiction films set in the future; Metropolis, 1984, Brazil, Gattaca, and Dark City. These films express Foucaultian concepts through the set design, expression of bodies in space, lighting effects, film techniques such as framing scenes, and carefully composed camera angles. By analyzing how an image of power and discipline is achieved with bodies in space through the use of ordering principles found in architectural design, the architecture student can deconstruct how this powerful image is created. Camera angles that capture how the body interacts with the built environment on both the micro and macro scale are utilized to express the concept of surveillance. Directors use strategically constructed close-ups, worm's eye views and bird's eye views that act as dramatic perspectives. These film techniques give the student of architecture valuable clues on how to effectively represent these concepts, much like choosing which drawing will best capture his or her design concept in a presentation.