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, suspense, serious, stylized and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with dystopic future, technology, dialogue, distopia, post apocalypse, chase, storytelling, mentor, apocalypse and catastrophe plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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dystopic future movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dystopic future: In Time (2011), Equilibrium (2002), What Happened to Monday (2017), Oblivion (2013), Moon (2009), Cloud Atlas (2012), The Book of Eli (2010), Judge Dredd (1995), Equals (2015), TRON: Legacy (2010).

List of dystopic future movies

 6.7
 407K
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, suspense, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: immortality, fighting the system, time, distopia, love, future dystopia, dystopic future, social differences, wealth, class differences, race against time, love story ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.4
 328K
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, philosophical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, utopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, cyberpunk, rebellion, post apocalypse, dystopic future, gunfight, society, totalitarianism, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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What Happened to Monday (2017)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, political ...
Plot: overpopulation, dystopic future, distopia, betrayal, chase, investigation, death of sister, hidden room, sisters, siblings, birth control, deception ...
Time: future
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 7.0
 520K
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, visually appealing, cerebral, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, future dystopia, alien invasion, survival, dystopic future, disorder, space travel, outer space, resistance, adventure, mysterious character ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 357K
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, philosophical, bleak, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, moon, loneliness, astronaut, cloning, solitude, dystopic future, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
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 7.4
 361K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: 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, psychological, enigmatic, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: destiny, reincarnation, life philosophy, dystopic future, distopia, multiple storylines, life & death, human nature, karma, post apocalypse, death, tribe ...
Time: future, 1930s, year 1975, year 1936, 19th century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, belgium, south korea, hawaii
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 6.8
 316K
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, heroic, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, lone hero, dystopic future, future dystopia, chaos, religion, protector, warrior, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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 5.5
 118K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, UK
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, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, post apocalypse, dystopic future, superhero, apocalypse, good versus evil, law enforcement, police, frame up, judge, cyborgs ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.0
 31K
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, intellectual, futuristic, twist ending, intense ...
Plot: utopia, dystopic future, post apocalypse, love, depression, distopia, infected, relationships, apocalypse, outer space, loneliness, genetics ...
Time: future, near future
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 6.8
 335K
TRON: Legacy (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, heroic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, dystopic future, cyberspace, virtual reality, computer program, adventure, computers and web, alternate reality, chase, fictional reality, disappearance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
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 6.6
 152K
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: rough, futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, dystopic future, chase, prison, future dystopia, rivalry, tough heroes, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, prison escape ...
Time: future, near future, 80s, year 2017, year 2019 ...
Place: los angeles, california
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 6.2
 196K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 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, futuristic, serious, entertaining, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, ocean, adventure, sailing, sea, dystopic future, distopia, rescue, water, future dystopia ...
Time: future
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 6.1
 74K
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, exciting, suspenseful, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, dystopic future, postman, justice, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, adventure, drifter, post war, leadership, brutality ...
Time: future, year 2013, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK
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, breathtaking, exciting, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, good versus evil, space and aliens, space travel, cyberpunk, love, end of the world, save the world, heroic mission, adventure, future dystopia, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 1910s, 23rd century, 90s
Place: egypt, usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
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 6.3
 175K
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, bleak, suspenseful, surreal, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, robot, distopia, androids and robots, utopia, dystopic future, technology gone awry, future dystopia, cyborgs, clones, cloning, physical appearance ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: san diego california
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 8.7
 1.9M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
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: thought provoking, philosophical, mind bending, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: distopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, alternate reality, virtual reality, philosophy, martial arts, hacker, post apocalypse, existentialism, gunfight, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, near future, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
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, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: robot, androids and robots, life philosophy, dystopic future, androids, cyborgs, existentialism, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, immortality, utopia, human android relationship ...
Time: future, 2040s, 23rd century, near future, 22nd century ...
Place: san francisco
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 6.8
 206K
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: stylized, suspenseful, road movie, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, chase, car chase, vengeance, dystopic future, chaos, revenge, violence spree, biker, car, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 8.1
 852K
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, neo noir, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, time travel, cyborgs, man versus machine, androids and robots, sent to the past, post apocalypse, time paradox, artificial intelligence, killer robot, dystopic future, androids ...
Time: 80s, future, 2020s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 6.3
 106K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspense, twist ending, absurd ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, dystopic future, future dystopia, evil corporation, rebel, transplant, chase, surrealism, black market, virtual reality, hitman ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
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The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, post apocalypse, dystopic future, steampunk, obsessive quest, changing the past or future, utopia, apocalypse, adventure, loss of loved one, scientist ...
Time: future, distant future, near future, 2030s, 1890s ...
Place: new york, egypt, 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, suspense, intense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, apocalypse, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, man versus machine, androids and robots, distopia, dystopic future, robot, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, killer robot ...
Time: future, year 2003, 2000s, near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, san francisco
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien invasion, alien, changing the past or future, evil alien, invasion, soldier, military, repeated event, time paradox, space and aliens ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, paris france, united kingdom, europe, england ...
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 6.2
 254K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, post apocalypse, future dystopia, memory loss, dystopic future, secret agents, double agent, false memory, spy, implanted memory, technology ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
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 6.4
 66K
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, dark fantasy, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, survival, dystopic future, save the day, uncover truth, ancient mystery, puzzle, cave, utopia, underground ...
Time: future
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 6.8
 315K
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, intense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: distopia, escape, cloning, future dystopia, fugitives, technology gone awry, island, utopia, lookalikes, clones, genetics, dystopic future ...
Time: future, year 2019, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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 8.6
 1.8M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, thought provoking, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, outer space, father daughter relationship, space travel, astronaut, nasa, space station, distopia, survival, adventure, spacecraft, time paradox ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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 5.3
 18K
Paradise Hills (2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, 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, colourful, disturbing, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: dystopic future, high society, women, island, teenage girl, classism, overweight, therapy, social problems, flowers, operation, manners ...
Time: future
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 7.0
 398K
Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, romantic, scenic, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: outer space, love story, survival, space travel, trapped in space, isolation, space station, spacecraft, loneliness, love, malfunction, space program ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 175K
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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, dystopic future, martial arts, time travel, crime fighter, lone hero, maverick cop, violence, police ...
Time: future, 2030s, near future, 80s, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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