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, visually appealing, serious, exciting, stylized and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with dystopic future, distopia, post apocalypse, technology, dialogue, chase, mentor, storytelling, post apocalyptic and murder plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
dystopic future
 398
dystopic future movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dystopic future: In Time (2011), The Book of Eli (2010), Oblivion (2013), Moon (2009), Waterworld (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), What Happened to Monday (2017), Terminator Salvation (2009), Mad Max (1979), Judge Dredd (1995).

List of dystopic future movies

 6.7
 362K
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, race against time, society, fighting the system, time, social differences, class differences, love and romance, on the run, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 287K
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, serious, rough, tense, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, warrior, dystopic future, chaos, future dystopia, lone wolves, danger, life is a bitch, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 475K
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: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, disorder, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 328K
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, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, spacecraft, cloning, moon, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 6.2
 176K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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: adventure, apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalyptic, ocean, rescue, future dystopia, water, sailing, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, dystopic future, end of the world, adventure, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
Is relevant ?
What Happened to Monday (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, 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: surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, tense, non-linear ...
Plot: dystopic future, death of sister, deception, distopia, violence, chase, betrayal, twin sisters, hidden room, birth control, struggle for survival, politics ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
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, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, dystopic future, man versus machine, cyborgs, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, army, artificial intelligence, resistance, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s, near future, year 2003
Place: san francisco, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 186K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, cult film, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chase, chaos, vengeance, post apocalypse, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, violence spree, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 108K
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, dystopic future, post apocalypse, judge, apocalypse, frame up, good versus evil, superhero, law enforcement, uncover truth, justice, weapons ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 10K
Paradise Hills (2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
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, disturbing, suspense, colourful
Plot: women, dystopic future, high society, therapy, classism, island, manners, overweight, garden, cave, pop star, teenage girl ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 10K
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: post apocalypse, vampire, dystopic future, child in peril, government conspiracy, distopia, vaccine, protector, escape, trial, experiment gone awry
Is relevant ?
 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, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, chosen one, man versus machine, distopia, hacker, virtual reality, save the world, alternate reality, philosophy, imaginary ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 138K
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, dystopic future, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, resistance, gadget, tough heroes, future dystopia, distopia ...
Time: future, 80s, twentieth century, 2010s, year 2019 ...
Place: los angeles, california
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 781K
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: man versus machine, cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, androids, killer robot, sent to the past, protector, dystopic future, future war, manhunt, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 2020s, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 27K
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, dystopic future, love, society, loneliness, medication, lie, flash forward, friendship, trust, relationships, infected ...
Time: future, near future
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 339K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, 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: thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, death, life & death, dystopic future, love and romance, supernatural, tribe, graphic violence, human existence ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 20K
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: feel good, light, humorous, captivating, absurd
Plot: time travel, dystopic future, sent to the past, murder, mission, chosen one, fantasy becomes reality, playing a video game, heroes, warrior, mad scientist, distopia ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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, melancholic, philosophical, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: androids and robots, robot, life philosophy, androids, dystopic future, artificial intelligence, utopia, human nature, society, self discovery, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 2000s, 23rd century, year 2005 ...
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 67K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, vestiges of humanity, dystopic future, drifter, postman, post apocalypse, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2040s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 297K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, future dystopia, fugitives, technology gone awry, cloning, island, conspiracy, freedom, clones, life is a bitch, genetics, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 2010s
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 307K
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, distopia, rebellion, fighting the system, lone hero, society, totalitarianism, resistance, utopia, gunfight, dictatorship, struggle ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: china, beijing china
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 413K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
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, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, distopia, cyborgs, class conflict, outer space, politics, race against time, radiation, society, fighting the system ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 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, alien invasion, androids and robots, manhunt, on the run, save the world, future dystopia, space and aliens, crimes, race against time, danger, rivalry ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 155K
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, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, utopia, future dystopia, martial arts, police, car chase, crime fighter, foot chase, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 90s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 169K
Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, France, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, utopia, young heroes, end of the world, youth, save the world, heroes, apocalypse, androids and robots, obsessive quest, destiny, imaginary ...
Time: future, 1960s, 2010s, 60s
Place: new york, houston texas, africa, florida, paris france
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 62K
City of Ember (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, ancient mystery, danger, puzzle, survival, uncover truth, steampunk, save the day, isolation, cave, mayor ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 167K
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: cyberpunk, technology gone awry, utopia, androids and robots, future dystopia, robot, investigation, clones, murder, human existence, society, special agents ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: san diego california
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 128K
Gamer (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, computers and web, distopia, cyberspace, contests and competitions, danger, future dystopia, lone wolves, chases and races, computer genius, profanity, wrongful imprisonment ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2030s
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 158K
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: surreal, atmospheric, serious, cult film, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, distopia, protest, mutation, government corruption, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, year 2019
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
Is relevant ?