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 stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, bleak and interesting films and TV shows about / with distopia, dialogue, storytelling, adaptation, mentor, death, technology, catastrophe, society and destiny plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
distopia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as distopia: Gattaca (1997), V for Vendetta (2005), The Giver (2014), Divergent (2014), The Matrix (1999), Coraline (2009), The Invention of Lying (2009), The Circle (2017), Maniac (2018), A Rough Draft (2018).

List of distopia movies

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, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, destiny, space travel, genetic engineering, society, heart disease, distopia, astronaut ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, mysterious character, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, freedom, life is a bitch, society, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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The Giver (2014)
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: thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, rebelliousness, future dystopia, destiny, utopia, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, youth, danger, chases and races, human nature, memory ...
Time: future
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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, chick flick
Plot: survival, youth, danger, fighting the system, rebellion, society, mentor, rebelliousness, training, fear, save the day, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
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: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, chase, survival, fight, danger, revolution, distopia, chosen one, fight scenes, society, couples, love triangle ...
Time: future
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The Matrix (1999)
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: thought provoking, mind bending, exciting, serious, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, save the world, future dystopia, cyberpunk, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, imaginary, chosen one, technology gone awry, a.i., hacker ...
Time: future, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
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Coraline (2009)
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: gothic, scary, surreal, stylized, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, adventure, parents and children, danger, family, save the day, young heroes, neighbor, family relations, circus, rescue, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
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, bleak, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, rebellion, future dystopia, female protagonist, danger, heroes, social decay, society, adventure, revolution, youth, escapades ...
Time: future
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The Invention of Lying (2009)
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, cynical, clever, funny, absurd ...
Plot: misfit, society, love and romance, dishonesty, love triangle, farce, pretense, disorder, honesty, alternate reality, loser, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Circle (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, thought provoking, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, company, social media, internet, moral dilemma, media manipulation, surveillance, privacy, camera, peer pressure, female protagonist, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
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Maniac (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Two strangers find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry.
Style: satirical, philosophical, dark humor, psychological, futuristic
Plot: surrealism, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, pill, medical experiment, experimental drug, alternative medicine, social decay, twists & turns, future shock, society, psychiatric patient ...
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A Rough Draft (2018)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Young Muscovite Kirill is a talented designer of computer games. One day, he is completely erased from the memory of everyone he knew and loved. Kirill learns that he has been chosen for an important and mysterious mission: to become a customs ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, surreal, atmospheric
Plot: alternate reality, imagination, dark fantasy, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, chosen one, supernatural, parallel universe, heroes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, good versus evil, supernatural ability ...
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Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, computers and web, teenage love, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: utopia, tough heroes, police, martial arts, violence, car chase, foot chase, mind control, good versus evil, betrayal, one man army, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 1996, near future, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Gamer (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, contests and competitions, computers and web, danger, cyberspace, computer genius, chases and races, lone wolves, wrongful imprisonment, prison, future dystopia, wrongful conviction ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future
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DARLING in the FRANXX (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing ...
Style: emotional, exciting, futuristic, semi serious, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, mecha, teenager, plot twist, coming of age, battle, true love, young heroes, friendship between teens, save the world, super weapon, first love ...
Time: future
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Coriolanus (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with ...
Style: tense, stylized, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, politics, vengeance, state affairs, leadership, rise and fall, ambition, tragic hero, uninhibited rivalry, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
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, teens, pre-teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, technology gone awry, adventure, food, parents and children, mad scientist, family, goofy hero, disorder, social misfits, save the day, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
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The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
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: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic ...
Plot: political unrest, rebellion, pregnancy, slavery, paranoia, feminist, impregnation, escape, rape, sexism, surrogate mother, politics ...
Time: future
Place: canada, iran
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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, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, future dystopia, utopia, chase, pregnancy, factory, totalitarianism, radiation, hologram, computer, fighting the system, androids and robots ...
Time: future
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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, stylized, intellectual, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: book, future dystopia, totalitarianism, resistance, book burning, social decay, rebellion, fighting the system, firefighter, fall in love, snitch, layoff ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s
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Soylent Green (1973)
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, serious ...
Plot: murder, police detective, cannibalism, investigation, ecological disaster, fighting the system, law enforcement, totalitarianism, apocalypse, chaos, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Blade Runner (1982)
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, tech noir, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: future dystopia, a.i., cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, fugitives, neo noir, confrontation with superior, human nature, killer robot, bounty hunter, life is a bitch, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, 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: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, experiment, anger, military, scientist, nuclear holocaust, interrogation, protest, destruction, psychic, chaos, nightmare ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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High-Rise (2015)
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, futuristic, art house, absurd ...
Plot: class conflict, social class, skyscraper, decadence, high rise, insanity, violence, surrealism, money, suicide by jumping, talking during sex, architecture ...
Time: year 1975, future
Place: medical school, london
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Snowpiercer (2013)
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, suspenseful, thought provoking, surreal, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, resistance, survival, social differences, society, train, snow, social class, vestiges of humanity, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, space and aliens, heroic mission, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, survival, expedition ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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Gummo (1997)
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, realistic, rough, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, dwarf, tennis, youth, strong sexual content, suburbs, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, life is a bitch, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio, usa
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Land of the Dead (2005)
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, siege, mercenary, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, soldier, danger, heroes ...
Time: future, year 1995, 1990s
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Sin City (2005)
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: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, twists and turns, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, social decay, justice, loss of loved one, dark hero, crimes, corruption, neo noir, gory, torture, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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