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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, interesting and bleak films and TV shows about / with dystopic future, dialogue, storytelling, technology, mentor, catastrophe, chase, destiny, distopia and life philosophy plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany 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), In Time (2011), Cloud Atlas (2012), The Passage (2019), The Circle (2017), The Book of Eli (2010), The Terminator (1984).

List of dystopic future movies

 5.5
 99K
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, judge, good versus evil, superhero, law enforcement, uncover truth, police, justice, apocalypse, dystopic future, brother ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
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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: apocalypse, man versus machine, killer robot, artificial intelligence, save the world, army, wartime, cyberpunk, resistance, fate of humanity, vestiges of humanity, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
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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, breathtaking, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, future dystopia, save the world, good versus evil, end of the world, alien, heroic mission, love, supernatural ability, spacecraft, adventure ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s
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, sentimental, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational ...
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, robot, opposites attract, human nature, society, romance, self discovery, androids, immortality, human android relationship, life & death ...
Time: future, year 2005, 23rd century, 2040s, 22nd century ...
Place: cross country
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 6.7
 337K
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, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, race against time, immortality, social differences, on the run, society, chase, love and romance, time, class differences, chases and races ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.5
 318K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore
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, surreal, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, human nature, life philosophy, love and romance, reincarnation, death, wisdom of life, human existence, love, karma, multiple storylines, reunion ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 1930s, 21st century ...
Place: south korea, seoul, hawaii
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 7.4
 3K
The Passage (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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, emotional, exciting, touching
Plot: vampire, post apocalypse, government conspiracy, dystopic future, vaccine, child in peril, protector, escape, trial
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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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 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, post apocalyptic, danger, christianity, tough heroes, brutality, heroes, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
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 8.0
 698K
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, man versus machine, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, danger, protector, sent to the past, heroine, cyberpunk, mission, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, year 1984, twentieth century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 7.9
 11K
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, feel good, humorous, captivating, absurd
Plot: time travel, murder, mission, chosen one, fantasy becomes reality, playing a video game, dystopic future, sent to the past, heroes, genetic engineering, warrior, mad scientist ...
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 7.0
 438K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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: stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, evil alien, disorder, space and aliens, resistance, survival, soldier, alien encounter, danger ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, danger, a.i., computers and web, cyberspace, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, memory loss, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s, 2000s
Place: beijing china
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 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: futuristic, thought provoking, twists and turns, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, genetics, eugenics, discrimination, destiny, space travel, heart disease, distopia, injustice, society, science ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
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 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, paranoia, mistaken identity, chase, rescue, arrest, totalitarianism, nightmare, funeral ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, brazil
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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: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, fighting the system, utopia, society, resistance, totalitarianism, betrayal, gunfight, human nature, battles, violence ...
Time: future
Place: china, beijing china
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 6.0
 48K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genetic engineering, space travel, military, one man army, soldier, rescue, presumed dead, master warrior, survival, space marine, alien planet, heroic mission ...
Time: future, year 1996
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 6.6
 383K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, space station, race against time, class conflict, outer space, politics, cyberpunk, radiation, ex convict, fighting the system, rich and poor, poverty ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
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 6.3
 161K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, investigation, utopia, murder, robot, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, human existence, special agents, life risking, technology ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
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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: exciting, thought provoking, mind bending, serious, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, save the world, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, cyberpunk, a.i., imaginary, technology gone awry, chosen one, cyberspace, philosophy ...
Time: future, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
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 7.7
 73K
Delicatessen (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: butcher, clown, cannibalism, suicide attempt, underground, escape, french, crimes, vegetarian, planned murder, love and romance, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: france
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: suspense, futuristic, philosophical, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, female protagonist, terrorism, investigation, network, evolution, philosophy, technology, robot, memory, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.4
 483K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: tense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, organized crime, on the run, sent to the past, violence, time loop, self sacrifice, chase, surprising revelation ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychological, psychedelic, surreal, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: undercover, drug abuse, surveillance, addiction, neo noir, working undercover, future dystopia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 7.1
 228K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, drug lord, judge, survival, justice, corruption, police, neo noir, gunfight, rivalry, criminal, one man army ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 6.1
 5K
Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, gloomy, futuristic ...
Plot: golf, workplace, estrangement, office, deadly, society, unfulfillment, disorder, self discovery, future dystopia, plague, workplace situations ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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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, futuristic, mind bending, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, expedition, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, space exploration, nasa ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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 7.2
 611K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, zombie, plague, loneliness, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, young heroes, future dystopia, mentor, danger, female protagonist, rebellion, warrior, championship, competition, society, president ...
Time: future, near future
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Sleeping Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, ...
Style: surreal, serious, offbeat, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Plot: talking car, limousine, wig, model, dog, postmodernism, hidden identity, boss and employee, unfulfillment, power relations, disintegration, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
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