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, stylized, serious, bleak, suspenseful and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with distopia, storytelling, dialogue, society, mentor, technology, future dystopia, murder, death and catastrophe plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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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).
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The Matrix (1999)
Action, Sci-Fi
USA
136 min.
 8.7
Coraline (2009)
Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
USA
100 min.
 7.7
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Maniac (2018)
Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
40 min.
 8.0
A Rough Draft (2018)
Fantasy
Russia
112 min.
 4.3

List of distopia movies

 7.8
 251K
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, destiny, space travel, society, heart disease, genetic engineering, distopia, switching roles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
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 8.2
 918K
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: futuristic, captivating, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, vengeance, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, freedom, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 6.5
 102K
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, future dystopia, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, utopia, destiny, life is a bitch, human nature, chases and races, danger, youth, memory ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 387K
Divergent (2014)
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: survival, fighting the system, danger, rebellion, youth, society, rebelliousness, mentor, heroes, save the day, future dystopia, fear ...
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: chase, revolution, rebellion, survival, fight, danger, distopia, chosen one, society, fight scenes, couples, love triangle ...
Time: future
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 8.7
 1.4M
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, exciting, serious, mind bending, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, a.i., imaginary, technology gone awry, cyberpunk, chosen one, virtual reality, philosophy, hacker ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century, 90s
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 7.7
 171K
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, exciting ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: parallel world, adventure, parents and children, family, save the day, danger, young heroes, neighbor, estate, rescue, family relations, circus ...
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, future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, danger, adventure, heroes, society, social decay, youth, life is a bitch, female protagonist ...
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, clever, funny, absurd, philosophical ...
Plot: misfit, love and romance, society, love triangle, dishonesty, farce, disorder, honesty, alternate reality, pretense, truth, luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.3
 68K
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, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, company, social media, internet, media manipulation, moral dilemma, privacy, surveillance, camera, female protagonist, peer pressure, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
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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, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, technology gone awry, food, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, adventure, family, social misfits, small town, goofy hero, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
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 8.0
 39K
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, experimental drug, medical experiment, borderline personality disorder, alternative medicine, pill, future shock, twists & turns, social decay, society, distopia ...
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 4.3
 734
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, surreal, twists and turns, atmospheric
Plot: alternate reality, imagination, supernatural, chosen one, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, curses spells and rituals, heroes, parallel universe, dark fantasy, fantasy world, creativity, good versus evil ...
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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: futuristic, emotional, exciting, semi serious, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, mecha, teenager, plot twist, coming of age, battle, true love, friendship between teens, young heroes, save the world, super weapon, first love ...
Time: future
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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: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, futuristic ...
Plot: political unrest, rebellion, slavery, impregnation, surrogate mother, sexism, paranoia, escape, rape, feminist, pregnancy, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: canada
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 6.8
 43K
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, serious ...
Plot: prison, future dystopia, utopia, computer, chase, factory, pregnancy, radiation, totalitarianism, college, life is a bitch, hearing ...
Time: future
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 7.3
 37K
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, bleak, clever, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, book, totalitarianism, social decay, book burning, resistance, fighting the system, utopia, rebellion, fire, firemen, hopes ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 51K
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, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, cannibalism, police detective, ecological disaster, fighting the system, apocalypse, paranoia, future dystopia, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 598K
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, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, a.i., cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, fugitives, androids and robots, neo noir, neo-noir, genetics, technology gone awry, killer robot, postmodernism ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.1
 130K
Akira (1988)
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, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, experiment, gang, stadium, motorcycle gang, army, mutation, rescue, military, chaos, psychic, nihilism ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 5.6
 32K
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, absurd, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: talking during sex, social class, high rise, class conflict, skyscraper, decadence, insanity, violence, surrealism, paranoia, sex standing up, woman on top ...
Time: year 1975, future
Place: medical school, london
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 7.0
 224K
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, rough, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: train, future dystopia, rebellion, survival, revolution, resistance, vestiges of humanity, society, social differences, chaos, human existence, fate of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar (2014)
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: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, epic ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, expedition, future dystopia, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries, space exploration, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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 6.7
 28K
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: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, youth, tennis, dwarf, drugs/alcohol, small town life, strong sexual content, social decay, realism, teenage life, kids in trouble, suburbs ...
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, future dystopia, survival, zombie apocalypse, gory, skyscraper, mercenary, arson, siege, back from the dead, drugs/alcohol, urban ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1995
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 8.0
 704K
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, gloomy, surreal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, social decay, crimes, justice, loss of loved one, urban, tough heroes, stripper, corruption, gory, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 7.9
 411K
Children of Men (2006)
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: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, dying, faith, birth, hippie, rebel, aging, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: london, europe, england, seattle washington, poland
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 7.5
 288K
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: serious, futuristic, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, fighting the system, rebellion, utopia, society, resistance, totalitarianism, betrayal, gunfight, human nature, battles, struggle ...
Time: future
Place: beijing china, china
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 170K
Brazil (1985)
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: dark humor, futuristic, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: surveillance, fighting the system, bureaucracy, dream, giant, paranoia, mistaken identity, future dystopia, chase, rescue, arrest, totalitarianism ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, brazil
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 6.9
 259K
The Book of Eli (2010)
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, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, tough heroes, heroes, post apocalyptic, killings, brutality, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country
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