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, storytelling, society, dialogue, murder, technology, future dystopia, death, gun and mentor 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: District 9 (2009), The Matrix (1999), Equilibrium (2002), V for Vendetta (2005), The Giver (2014), Never Let Me Go (2010), They Live (1988), Gattaca (1997), Black Mirror (2011), Divergent (2014).

List of distopia movies

 7.9
 633K
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: space and aliens, distopia, alien encounter, alien, human nature, chaos and mayhem, racism, transformation, manhunt, society, discrimination, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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 8.7
 1.6M
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: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, distopia, chosen one, man versus machine, save the world, virtual reality, hacker, alternate reality, imaginary, freedom ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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 7.4
 309K
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, rebellion, distopia, society, fighting the system, lone hero, utopia, totalitarianism, resistance, gunfight, dictatorship, government agency ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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 8.2
 1.0M
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, distopia, anti hero, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, life is a bitch, mysterious character ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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 6.5
 111K
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, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, distopia, future dystopia, utopia, youth, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, chases and races, human nature ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 136K
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, melancholic, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: distopia, childhood, cloning, existentialism, boarding school, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, love triangle, life is a bitch, alternate reality, dishonesty ...
Time: year 1978, 1990s, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: england, europe
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 7.3
 108K
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, exciting, serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien invasion, distopia, anti conformity, conspiracy, advertising, evil alien, interspecies sex, alien, mind control, drifter, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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 7.8
 277K
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, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, future dystopia, discrimination, neo noir, paraplegic, genetics, eugenics, society, philosophy, heart disease, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
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 8.8
 423K
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, philosophical, twists and turns, serious, dark humor ...
Plot: alternate reality, computers and web, social decay, distopia, society, human nature, media satire, technology, satire, chaos, gadget, life ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
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 6.7
 421K
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, survival, future dystopia, youth, society, rebellion, young heroes, danger, distopia, rebelliousness, mentor, training ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 6.7
 366K
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, society, race against time, fighting the system, class differences, social differences, time, on the run, love and romance, distopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, future dystopia, rebellion, survival, society, distopia, fighting the system, against the odds, youth, adventure, life is a bitch ...
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, futuristic, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, strong female lead, tough girl, fight, survival, danger, rebellion, revolution, chase, chosen one, love triangle, couples ...
Time: future
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 8.1
 683K
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: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, a.i., distopia, androids, killer robot, artificial intelligence, neo noir, existentialism, fugitives, suprisingly clever, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.1
 65K
1984 (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, against humanity, politics, fascism, society, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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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, cyborgs, martial arts, distopia, female protagonist, bounty hunter, danger, female warrior, nanotechnology, woman fights a man, space station, adaptation ...
Time: near future, future
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 6.8
 411K
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, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, apocalypse, imaginary, trapped, society, isolation, memory loss, youth, young heroes, escape ...
Time: future
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa, 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, suspense, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, survival, dark hero, apocalypse, distopia, danger, desert, anti hero, dark future ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 8.6
 1.5M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, black hole, end of the world, expedition, time paradox, heroic mission, parallel world, father daughter relationship, space exploration ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, UK, Canada, USA
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, distopia, rescue, zombie apocalypse, monster, mutant, quarantine, policewoman, loss of friend, suicide, cannibalism, stripper ...
Time: future, 2000s
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 8.0
 735K
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, dark, bleak, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, dark hero, crimes, vengeance, justice, distopia, social decay, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, 90s ...
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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, tense, twists and turns, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: maze, adventure, survival, distopia, imaginary, post apocalypse, confined, danger, young heroes, on the run, resistance, immunity ...
Time: future
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 5.7
 107K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, utopia, survival, good versus evil, female protagonist, surveillance, technology, manipulation, danger, strong female character, politics, brainwashing ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.7
 47K
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, prison, utopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, fighting the system, hologram, chaos, technology gone awry, separated, surveillance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
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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, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, adoption, a.i., future dystopia, distopia, androids, destiny, global warming, adventure, parenthood, parents and children ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, gothic, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, distopia, rescue, mad scientist, island, clones, escape, french, girl, good versus evil, street kid, adventure ...
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 6.7
 139K
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, dystopic future, resistance, distopia, gadget, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, tough heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, 2010s ...
Place: los angeles, california
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 7.9
 185K
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, cult film, futuristic, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, satire, mistaken identity, chase, hallucination, alternate reality, paranoia, giant, escape, rescue ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
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 6.7
 157K
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, martial arts, distopia, police, car chase, crime fighter, foot chase, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.2
 41K
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, totalitarianism, distopia, book, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire ...
Time: future, 1960s, near future, 60s
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