Distopia movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant distopia movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out futuristic, visually appealing, serious, stylized, suspense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with distopia, technology, murder, dialogue, death, storytelling, mentor, chase, betrayal and future dystopia plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as distopia: Equilibrium (2002), Gattaca (1997), District 9 (2009), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), Divergent (2014), The Giver (2014), Never Let Me Go (2010), The Matrix (1999), V for Vendetta (2005), They Live (1988).

List of distopia movies

 7.4
 315K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, society, lone hero, fighting the system, resistance, dystopic future, utopia, gunfight, totalitarianism, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: china, beijing china
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 7.8
 286K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, paraplegic, philosophy, eugenics, society, heart disease, space travel, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
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 7.9
 647K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, suspense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, space and aliens, alien, alien encounter, human nature, racism, alien race, quarantine, chaos and mayhem, transformation, confined, metamorphosis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, maze, adventure, survival, young heroes, immunity, danger, confined, imaginary, escape, on the run ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 434K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, chosen one, society, training, survival, heroes, heroine, rebelliousness, youth, future dystopia, teenage life ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 6.5
 114K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, society, utopia, youth, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, rebelliousness, destiny, danger, human nature, fighting the system ...
Time: future
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, distopia, future dystopia, rebellion, survival, society, against the odds, youth, fighting the system, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: future
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, strong female lead, tough girl, chosen one, chase, resistance, good versus evil, fight, survival, danger, rebellion, revolution ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 139K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for ...
Style: psychological, sad, contemplative, melancholic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: distopia, boarding school, childhood, existentialism, cloning, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, life is a bitch, transplant, alternate reality, couples ...
Time: year 1978, year 1994, year 1985, 1990s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe
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 8.7
 1.7M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, hacker, future dystopia, cyberpunk, distopia, chosen one, philosophy, existentialism, alternate reality, man versus machine, save the world, virtual reality ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.1
 1.1M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, anti hero, vengeance, freedom, distopia, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, revenge ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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 7.3
 116K
They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: cult film, serious, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, alien invasion, conspiracy, anti conformity, mind control, alien, advertising, evil alien, interspecies sex, drifter, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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 6.8
 429K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, apocalypse, trapped, imaginary, distopia, society, young heroes, memory loss, youth, future dystopia ...
Time: future
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, survival, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, danger, anti hero, car chase, car ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 6.7
 378K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, dystopic future, immortality, race against time, distopia, society, time, fighting the system, class differences, on the run, love, social differences ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, against humanity, society, politics, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain, united kingdom
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Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, UK, Canada, USA, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, futuristic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, distopia, zombie apocalypse, rescue, post apocalypse, monster, mutant, future dystopia, policewoman, quarantine, martial arts, survival ...
Time: future, 2000s
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 8.8
 463K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, twists and turns, philosophical, serious, stylized ...
Plot: alternate reality, computers and web, social decay, distopia, society, human nature, dark humor, satire, technology, media satire, gadget, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
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 8.1
 709K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, neo noir, thought provoking, tech noir ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, existentialism, distopia, a.i., androids, artificial intelligence, killer robot, fugitives, androids and robots, cyborgs, bounty hunter ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, year 2019
Place: los angeles, usa
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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, enigmatic, tech noir ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female warrior, female protagonist, distopia, nanotechnology, woman fights a man, martial arts, tough girl, bounty hunter, danger, adaptation ...
Time: near future, future
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 6.8
 304K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, escape, distopia, technology gone awry, cloning, fugitives, island, freedom, life is a bitch, dystopic future, genetics, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2019
Place: los angeles
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 6.7
 144K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: serious, rough, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, chases and races, dystopic future, future dystopia, danger, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, death sentence ...
Time: future, 80s, 21st century, year 2019, year 2017 ...
Place: los angeles, california
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 5.7
 112K
Allegiant (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Style: futuristic, surprise ending, suspense, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, utopia, genetics, survival, good versus evil, female protagonist, surveillance, technology, manipulation, danger, politics, strong female character ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.7
 49K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, dystopic future, hologram, technology gone awry, separated, chaos, surveillance ...
Time: future
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 6.1
 39K
Anon (2018)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, tech noir, exciting, neo noir
Plot: distopia, surveillance, technology, murder investigation, hacker, female assassin, mind control, investigation, privacy, serial killer, erased memory, female killer ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 163K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, distopia, martial arts, dystopic future, police, crime fighter, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal, foot chase ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.2
 244K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, post apocalypse, secret agents, world domination, cyberpunk, memory loss, double agent, rebel, fictional reality, suspicion, conspiracy ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female protagonist, strong female lead, distopia, female spy, hacker, technology, one woman army, female agent, philosophy, androids ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
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 7.2
 42K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tense, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, book, totalitarianism, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s, 60s
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 8.6
 1.6M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, father daughter relationship, time paradox, expedition, black hole, heroic mission, future dystopia, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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