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The list contains the best, new and most relevant distopia movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out stylized, serious, futuristic, bleak, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with storytelling, distopia, dialogue, mentor, society, technology, murder, future dystopia, life is a bitch and catastrophe plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as distopia: Gattaca (1997), The Giver (2014), Divergent (2014), The Matrix (1999), Coraline (2009), The Invention of Lying (2009), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), THX 1138 (1971), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Soylent Green (1973).
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The Matrix
Action, Sci-Fi
USA
136 min.
 8.7
Coraline
Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
USA
100 min.
 7.7
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Ghost in the Shell
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
UK, China, India, Hong Kong, USA
107 min.
 6.4
Kill Command
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
UK
99 min.
 5.7

List of distopia movies

 7.8
 251K
Gattaca
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, twists and turns, intellectual, inspirational, thought provoking ...
Plot: fighting the system, eugenics, genetics, distopia, science, philosophy, space travel, discrimination, injustice, heart disease, destiny, rebellion ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
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 6.5
 102K
The Giver
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
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: futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, memory, society, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, fighting the system, rebelliousness, post apocalyptic, life philosophy, love story ...
Time: future
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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 ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, distopia, survival, fight, society, danger, fight scenes, chase, couples, love triangle, propaganda ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 387K
Divergent
Genre: 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: futuristic, surreal, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, distopia, caste system, individuality, survival, mentor, rebelliousness, post apocalyptic, revolution, alternate world, society ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.7
 1.4M
The Matrix
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: stylized, philosophical, cerebral, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, existentialism, artificial intelligence, mentor, man versus machine, philosophy, fighting the system, save the world, heroic mission, alternate reality, postmodernism, distopia ...
Time: future, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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 7.7
 171K
Coraline
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, dark, gothic, bleak, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: parallel world, adventure, family, dark fantasy, young heroes, imagination, save the day, children, parents and children, distopia, danger, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rebellion, survival, propaganda, reality tv, future dystopia, female protagonist, teenagers, fantasy world, game, revolution, adventure, brainwashing ...
Time: future
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The Invention of Lying
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, philosophical, light ...
Plot: dishonesty, honesty, alone in the world, honest, alternate reality, farce, truth, misfit, creativity, sarcasm, rags to riches, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mad scientist, adventure, food, family, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, goofy hero, social misfits, creativity, inventions and discoveries, small town, nerds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
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The Handmaid's Tale
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rebellion, slavery, politics, religion, political unrest, distopia, apocalypse, islam, lesbian, pornography, women, brainwashing ...
Time: future
Place: canada
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 6.8
 43K
THX 1138
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, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: utopia, chase, prison, surveillance, technology, robot, prison escape, cyberpunk, distopia, college, future dystopia, motorcycle ...
Time: future
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 7.3
 37K
Fahrenheit 451
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, bleak, clever, stylized ...
Plot: book, fighting the system, rebellion, censorship, distopia, future dystopia, betrayal, literature, adaptation, social decay, fascism, utopia ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 51K
Soylent Green
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, fighting the system, conspiracy, food, ecology, death, distopia, technology, dystopic future, alone in the world, end of the world ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 598K
Blade Runner
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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, stylized, tech noir, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, neo-noir, genetics, existentialism, man versus machine, memory, neo noir, a.i., postmodernism, distopia, androids ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.2
 918K
V for Vendetta
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, stylized, serious, bleak, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fascism, vengeance, vigilantism, freedom, torture, rebellion, revenge, fighting the system, terrorism, justice, vigilante ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 8.1
 130K
Akira
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, violence, brutality, blood, motorcycle, gore, gang, distopia, anti heroes, violent, storytelling, experiment ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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 5.6
 32K
High-Rise
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, Ireland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.
Style: surreal, dark humor, absurd, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: insanity, violence, surrealism, distopia, paranoia, adaptation, pornography, brutality, existentialism, violent, british, utopia ...
Time: future, year 1975
Place: london, medical school
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 7.0
 224K
Snowpiercer
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: futuristic, surreal, stylized, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: train, survival, rebellion, violence, revolution, sacrifice, distopia, drugs/alcohol, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, storytelling, revolt ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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: futuristic, philosophical, intellectual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, nasa, heroic mission, outer space, father daughter relationship, time travel, space exploration, astronaut, space program, space station, distant planet, science ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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 6.7
 28K
Gummo
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers killing time in Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s.
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, art house, surreal ...
Plot: small town, sexual abuse, surrealism, drugs/alcohol, small town life, distopia, strong sexual content, social decay, realism, incest, natural disaster, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio, usa
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Land of the Dead
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, survival, apocalypse, splatter, gore, virus, end of the world, blood, violence, greed, brutality ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1995
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 8.0
 704K
Sin City
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: surreal, bleak, dark, twists and turns, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, dark hero, gory, comics, justice, social decay, vigilante, brutality, hitman, multiple storylines, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
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 7.9
 411K
Children of Men
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: survival, redemption, violence, apocalypse, surveillance, rebellion, betrayal, chaos, chase, anti heroes, on the road, end of the world ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: london, england, europe, poland, seattle washington
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 7.5
 288K
Equilibrium
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, stylized, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, fascism, gunfight, utopia, martial arts, cyberpunk, violence, revolution, philosophy, kung fu, sword fight ...
Time: future
Place: china, beijing china
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 8.0
 170K
Brazil
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: fighting the system, surveillance, dreams, paranoia, surrealism, technology, alternate reality, cyberpunk, postmodernism, dystopic future, imagination, dark fantasy ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, brazil
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 6.9
 259K
The Book of Eli
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, biblical, tense, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, brutality, religion, desert, chaos, lone wolves, post apocalyptic, book, faith, christianity, violence ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country
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 8.0
 527K
Twelve Monkeys
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: non-linear, surreal, philosophical, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, virus, time loop, alternate reality, psychology, memory, mental illness, mystery, end of the world ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 7.7
 173K
Dark City
Genre: 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: stylized, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, memory, chase, neo-noir, memory loss, mad scientist, existentialism, alternate reality, amnesia, alien, identity, surrealism ...
Time: future, 1940s
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 7.2
 58K
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: futuristic, bleak, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: brainwashing, fascism, book, technology, torture, freedom, betrayal, future dystopia, surveillance, fighting the system, rebellion, adaptation ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, 18th century, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london
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Colossus: The Forbin Project
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, gloomy, futuristic, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, man versus machine, cold war, surveillance, technology, a.i., end of the world, space travel, dystopic future, science, weapons, humanity ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s
Place: canada, soviet union
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