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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting and cerebral films and TV shows about / with dystopic future, dialogue, technology, storytelling, chase, mentor, catastrophe, murder, transformation and destiny plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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dystopic future movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dystopic future: Judge Dredd (1995), Terminator Salvation (2009), The Fifth Element (1997), Bicentennial Man (1999), Cloud Atlas (2012), The Passage (2019), The Circle (2017), The Running Man (1987), The Book of Eli (2010), The Terminator (1984).

List of dystopic future movies

 5.5
 102K
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, frame up, good versus evil, judge, superhero, law enforcement, uncover truth, justice, police, apocalypse, dystopic future, one man army ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
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Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, apocalypse, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, army, cyberpunk, save the world, resistance, fate of humanity, vestiges of humanity, destiny, wartime ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, 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, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, save the world, space and aliens, future dystopia, alien, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, love, taxi, adventure, supernatural ability ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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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, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational ...
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, robot, human nature, society, romance, self discovery, opposites attract, androids, immortality, human android relationship, life & death ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2005, 23rd century, 2000s ...
Place: cross country
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 7.4
 324K
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: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, human nature, death, love and romance, human existence, wisdom of life, reincarnation, love, genetic engineering, karma, courage ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
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 7.6
 5K
The Passage (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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: disturbing, exciting, emotional, touching
Plot: post apocalypse, vampire, government conspiracy, dystopic future, child in peril, protector, vaccine, escape, trial
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 5.3
 72K
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, surveillance, privacy, camera, peer pressure, female protagonist, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
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 6.7
 129K
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, tough heroes, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, resistance, against the odds, gadget, death sentence, prison ...
Time: future, 20th century, 2010s, twentieth century, near future ...
Place: california, los angeles
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 6.9
 268K
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, christianity, warrior, future dystopia, brutality, danger, heroes, post apocalyptic, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
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 8.0
 719K
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: killer robot, manhunt, androids and robots, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, mission, danger, protector, cyberpunk, sent to the past, heroine, future dystopia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 2020s, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 7.9
 15K
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: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, absurd
Plot: time travel, murder, mission, chosen one, fantasy becomes reality, playing a video game, heroes, sent to the past, dystopic future, genetic engineering, mad scientist, warrior ...
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 6.2
 165K
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, adventure, rescue, future dystopia, ocean or sea, water, ocean, danger, chaos, global warming ...
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, exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mind control, society, chaos, imaginary, life is a bitch, corporate crimes, future dystopia, danger, surveillance, conspiracy, bomb, dystopic future ...
Time: future
Place: europe, paris france, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, 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: suspenseful, serious, talky, futuristic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, submarine, survival, moral dilemma, rescue, betrayal, religious fanatic, nuclear missile, heroic mission, danger, underwater, daring rescue ...
Time: future, 1950s
Place: mine
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 7.9
 309K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
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, cloning, spacecraft, moon, loneliness, astronaut, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel, depression, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
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 5.9
 51K
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, deadly, dishonesty, heroic mission, crimes, danger, politics, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, 1860s ...
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 6.0
 64K
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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, drifter, future dystopia, post war, postman, adventure, life is a bitch, danger, leadership, brutality, justice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
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The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Remember the good old days when anyone with a camera and a few thousand bucks could schlep up to Bronson canyon and quickly make a cheap sci-fi/horror B-movie? Well, they're back! The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is an affectionate, meticulous ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, mad scientist, space travel, save the world, heroic mission, benign alien, goofy hero, anti heroes, danger, heroes, alien encounter, science ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, androids and robots, manhunt, on the run, save the world, future dystopia, danger, race against time, space and aliens, imaginary, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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 6.8
 87K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: futuristic, surreal, disturbing, stylized, tense ...
Plot: virtual reality, escape from reality, inventions and discoveries, video game, cyberspace, technology gone awry, mind control, future dystopia, computers and web, danger, hacker, alternate reality ...
Time: future
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 6.3
 13K
Alien Nation (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: discrimination, culture clash, murder, benign alien, police investigation, friendship, crimes, reluctant partners, buddies, opposites attract, partners, deadly ...
Time: future, year 1991, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for The Flash and his family, the ripples of the event prove disastrous as a fractured, alternate reality now exists where a Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, intense, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, alternate timeline, race against time, time travel, adventure, save the world, heroes, chases and races, hopes, villain, danger, changing the past or future ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, big ben london, washington d.c., paris france
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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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: hidden room, death of sister, sister sister relationship, deception, struggle for survival, chase, twin sisters, politics, violence, life is a bitch, crimes, murder of sister ...
Time: future
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 7.0
 448K
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, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, mysterious character, evil alien, disorder, space and aliens, resistance, survival, alien encounter, radiation, destruction ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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 6.7
 343K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, race against time, fighting the system, love and romance, immortality, social differences, on the run, chase, chases and races, society, time, poverty ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, danger, a.i., computers and web, society, computer genius, technophobia, save the world, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, 2000s, near future
Place: beijing china
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 7.8
 258K
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, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, destiny, space travel, genetic engineering, society, heart disease, distopia, astronaut ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, french riviera
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 8.0
 174K
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, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, fighting the system, suspicion, escape, funeral, freedom, party, chase, bomb, totalitarianism, interrogation ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, brazil
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 7.5
 294K
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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, future dystopia, fighting the system, utopia, resistance, society, betrayal, gunfight, totalitarianism, human nature, battles, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
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 6.0
 49K
Soldier (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors ...
Style: futuristic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genetic engineering, space travel, military, soldier, rescue, one man army, presumed dead, survival, master warrior, heroic mission, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: future, year 1996
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