For sure, It was far ahead of it's time, and also the special effects work still holds up, something you can't say about most 40 year old films.
They say Planet of the Apes won the honorary Academy Award for outstanding make-up achievement, only because they believed that Kubrik had used real Apes for 2001
“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”
- George Orwell, ‘1984’