Dystopic future movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dystopic future movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, interesting and cerebral films and TV shows about / with dystopic future, technology, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, murder, mentor, chase, future dystopia and distopia plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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dystopic future movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dystopic future: The Book of Eli (2010), The Passage (2019), Oblivion (2013), Moon (2009), In Time (2011), The Fifth Element (1997), Waterworld (1995), Future Man (2017), Judge Dredd (1995), Terminator Salvation (2009).

List of dystopic future movies

 6.9
 275K
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, warrior, post apocalyptic, chaos, brutality, lone wolves, post apocalypse, future dystopia, danger, tough heroes, christianity ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
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 7.4
 9K
The Passage (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic story about a botched U.S. government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, and an orphan girl who might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.
Style: touching, disturbing, exciting, emotional
Plot: vampire, post apocalypse, dystopic future, government conspiracy, protector, child in peril, vaccine, escape, trial
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 7.0
 459K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, disorder, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, evil alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, a.i., destruction, danger ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
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 7.9
 315K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, bleak, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, spacecraft, loneliness, cloning, moon, space travel, astronaut, dystopic future, space and aliens, nervous breakdown, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
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 6.7
 349K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, race against time, time, social differences, fighting the system, society, love and romance, on the run, chase, poverty, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, cliffhanger ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, space travel, future dystopia, save the world, good versus evil, space and aliens, heroic mission, end of the world, spacecraft, adventure, supernatural ability, love ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 6.2
 169K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, survival, ocean, post apocalyptic, rescue, post apocalypse, water, future dystopia, sailing, dystopic future, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
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 7.8
 16K
Future Man (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Josh Futturman, a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night, is tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, captivating, absurd
Plot: time travel, murder, dystopic future, mission, chosen one, sent to the past, fantasy becomes reality, playing a video game, heroes, mad scientist, warrior, ejaculation ...
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 5.6
 104K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, judge, apocalypse, good versus evil, frame up, superhero, dystopic future, law enforcement, uncover truth, justice, police, chaos ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
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Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, man versus machine, killer robot, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, save the world, army, androids and robots, dystopic future, fate of humanity, resistance, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
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Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, melancholic, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: androids and robots, robot, artificial intelligence, utopia, human nature, society, romance, self discovery, opposites attract, androids, dystopic future, life philosophy ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 22nd century, 23rd century ...
Place: cross country
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Paradise Hills (2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is sent to Paradise Hills to be reformed, only to learn that the high-class facility's beautiful facade hides a sinister secret.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, disturbing, colourful
Plot: women, dystopic future, therapy, classism, overweight, island, cave, garden, manners, pop star, teenage girl, social problems ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 132K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, resistance, gadget, against the odds, tough heroes, death sentence, prison ...
Time: future, 20th century, 2010s, near future, twentieth century ...
Place: california, los angeles
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 8.0
 740K
The Terminator (1984)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, man versus machine, killer robot, androids and robots, manhunt, sent to the past, future war, artificial intelligence, mission, danger, protector, future dystopia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 21st century, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 6.1
 65K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, vestiges of humanity, drifter, post war, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, justice, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
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 6.2
 22K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, androids and robots, manhunt, on the run, save the world, future dystopia, race against time, danger, rivalry, crimes, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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What Happened to Monday (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: death of sister, hidden room, violence, deception, sister sister relationship, birth control, struggle for survival, chase, politics, twin sisters, political, crimes ...
Time: future
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 6.1
 25K
Equals (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.
Style: artsy, futuristic, intense, intellectual, twist ending ...
Plot: utopia, love, society, loneliness, lie, medication, flash forward, trust, friendship, dystopic future, relationships, infected ...
Time: future, near future
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 7.4
 329K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: reincarnation, destiny, life philosophy, death, human nature, love and romance, tribe, karma, wisdom of life, human existence, life & death, love ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
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 7.4
 298K
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, fighting the system, gunfight, utopia, resistance, totalitarianism, lone hero, society, betrayal, human nature, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
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 5.3
 76K
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, moral dilemma, media manipulation, surveillance, privacy, camera, peer pressure, female protagonist, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
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 8.1
 144K
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: atmospheric, surreal, serious, talky, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, protest, scientist, mutation, hallucinations, government, chaos, nuclear holocaust, nihilism ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.1
 61K
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: futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: future dystopia, totalitarianism, brainwashing, against humanity, politics, fascism, society, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal, surveillance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.9
 177K
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, stylized, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, fighting the system, chase, mistaken identity, paranoia, freedom, party, bomb, nightmare, arrest, rescue, escape ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, brazil
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 6.7
 45K
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, atmospheric, bleak, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, prison, totalitarianism, hologram, technology gone awry, chaos, separated, surveillance, androids and robots, life is a bitch, crimes, perversion ...
Time: future
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 6.3
 7K
Metropia (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, atmospheric, exciting, serious ...
Plot: chaos, society, life is a bitch, corporate crimes, future dystopia, danger, mind control, surveillance, conspiracy, bomb, imaginary, dystopic future ...
Time: future
Place: europe, paris france, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, san francisco
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.
Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, futuristic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, submarine, survival, moral dilemma, rescue, betrayal, religious fanatic, nuclear missile, danger, heroic mission, underwater, daring rescue ...
Time: future, 1950s
Place: mine
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 6.2
 19K
Code 46 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, clever, futuristic ...
Plot: cloning, investigation, forgery, infidelity, fall in love, future dystopia, love and romance, dishonesty, love affair, romance, lovers on the run, surveillance ...
Time: future
Place: asia, shanghai, china, seattle, seattle washington ...
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 7.2
 39K
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, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: future dystopia, book, totalitarianism, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, faked death, self immolation ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s
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 5.9
 52K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, martial arts, time machine, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, heroic mission, danger, politics, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 19th century ...
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