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, suspense, visually appealing, serious, entertaining and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with distopia, post apocalypse, dialogue, mentor, chase, apocalypse, death, gun, storytelling and murder plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as distopia: The Matrix (1999), V for Vendetta (2006), The Giver (2014), Equilibrium (2002), Divergent (2014), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), Gattaca (1997), District 9 (2009), The Maze Runner (2014).

List of distopia movies

 8.7
 1.9M
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: thought provoking, philosophical, mind bending, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: distopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, alternate reality, virtual reality, philosophy, martial arts, hacker, post apocalypse, existentialism, gunfight, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, near future, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.2
 1.1M
V for Vendetta (2006)
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: futuristic, captivating, philosophical, stylized, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, distopia, fighting the system, revenge, freedom, vengeance, society, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, masked vigilante, superhero ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
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 6.4
 119K
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, futuristic, philosophical, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, youth, society, utopia, memory, destiny, community, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, fighting the system, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: future, 2040s
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 7.4
 328K
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, philosophical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, utopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, cyberpunk, rebellion, post apocalypse, dystopic future, gunfight, society, totalitarianism, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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 6.6
 456K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, survival, rebellion, chosen one, heroine, society, youth, choice, teenage life, training, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: distopia, brainwashing, future dystopia, totalitarianism, surveillance, politics, torture, fascism, female nudity, against humanity, technology, betrayal ...
Time: future, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, britain
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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, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: distopia, female protagonist, survival, strong female character, rebellion, future dystopia, society, youth, game, teenager, revolution, rivalry ...
Time: future
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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: exciting, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, survival, adventure, maze, zombie, teenager, desert, escape, virus, young heroes, immunity ...
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, strong female lead, revolution, tough girl, rebellion, chosen one, chase, survival, resistance, fight, good versus evil, brutality ...
Time: future
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 7.8
 302K
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: thought provoking, futuristic, intellectual, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, genetics, future dystopia, utopia, discrimination, paraplegic, philosophy, eugenics, society, outer space, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
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 7.9
 676K
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, suspense, cerebral, biting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, distopia, space and aliens, alien encounter, alien race, quarantine, human nature, extraterrestrial, mutation, transformation, alien invasion, metamorphosis ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1982
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa
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 6.8
 460K
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: exciting, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: survival, memory loss, maze, teenager, adventure, apocalypse, distopia, trapped, post apocalypse, youth, fantasy world, young heroes ...
Time: future
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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, road movie, suspense, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, desert, distopia, chase, future dystopia, car chase, car, dark hero, on the run, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: australia
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 7.1
 146K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: sad, psychological, melancholic, depressing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: distopia, boarding school, cloning, existentialism, childhood, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, sadness, loneliness, transplant, jealousy ...
Time: year 1994, year 1985, year 1978, 50s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe
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 6.8
 315K
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, intense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: distopia, escape, cloning, future dystopia, fugitives, technology gone awry, island, utopia, lookalikes, clones, genetics, dystopic future ...
Time: future, year 2019, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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 7.2
 128K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, allegory, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, alien, alien invasion, mind control, evil alien, invasion, anti conformity, teleportation, brainwashing, dystopic future, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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 5.6
 121K
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, suspense, surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, teenager, utopia, survival, surveillance, female protagonist, manipulation, post apocalypse, brainwashing, technology, betrayal, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, north america
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 8.1
 758K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: neo noir, atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, existentialism, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, androids, a.i., cyborgs, police detective, female android, fugitives, killer robot ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.1
 357K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory, tense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, train, distopia, revolution, future dystopia, rebellion, winter, social differences, snow, resistance, class struggle ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, 21st century, year 2014 ...
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 6.7
 407K
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, suspense, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: immortality, fighting the system, time, distopia, love, future dystopia, dystopic future, social differences, wealth, class differences, race against time, love story ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.2
 238K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, harsh, rough, gloomy, depressing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, catastrophe, on the road, starvation, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 7.6
 199K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: mind bending, gothic, neo noir, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, investigation, cyberpunk, memory, alien race, memory loss, future dystopia, alternate reality, evil alien, alien, amnesia, mind control ...
Time: 1940s, future
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 6.2
 254K
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: futuristic, mind bending, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, post apocalypse, future dystopia, memory loss, dystopic future, secret agents, double agent, false memory, spy, implanted memory, technology ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
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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: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female protagonist, distopia, cyborgs, female warrior, post apocalypse, tough girl, martial arts, woman fights a man, nanotechnology, bounty hunter, one woman army ...
Time: future, near future
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 6.7
 175K
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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, dystopic future, martial arts, time travel, crime fighter, lone hero, maverick cop, violence, police ...
Time: future, 2030s, near future, 80s, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.6
 152K
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: rough, futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, dystopic future, chase, prison, future dystopia, rivalry, tough heroes, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, prison escape ...
Time: future, near future, 80s, year 2017, year 2019 ...
Place: los angeles, california
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Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada, France
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: scary, suspense, gothic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, distopia, monster, post apocalypse, mutant, zombie apocalypse, survival horror, virus, strong female lead, end of the world, future dystopia, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2000s
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, fairy tale, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, robot, adoption, androids, end of the world, boy, child's point of view ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 6.5
 162K
Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: thought provoking, absurd, futuristic, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: stupidity, distopia, future dystopia, evolution, satire, dimwit, social decay, time travel, society, hibernation, brainwashing, adventure ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.1
 273K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: futuristic, intense, neo noir, touching, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, post apocalypse, distopia, judge, lone hero, tough law enforcer, drugs, brutality, drug lord, corruption, fighting crime, one man army ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, america
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