Overpopulation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant overpopulation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out futuristic, serious, cult film, exciting, suspenseful and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with overpopulation, distopia, chase, post apocalypse, murder, death, apocalypse, gun, society and violence plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
overpopulation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as overpopulation: What Happened to Monday (2017), The Thinning (2016), Soylent Green (1973), Elysium (2013), Death Race 2050 (2017), Fortress (1992), Z.P.G. (1972), OtherLife (2017), The Titan (2018), Dredd (2012).

List of overpopulation movies

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: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, non-linear, political ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, overpopulation, suspense, dystopic future, investigation, hidden room, chase, betrayal, sisters, death of sister, siblings, secret ...
Time: future
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The Thinning (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic future where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test, two students discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy.
Style: brutal, touching, disturbing, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: overpopulation, protest, court, youth, eugenics, distopia, high school, rivalry, dishonesty, love, teenager, humanity ...
Time: near future
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Soylent Green (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Style: twist ending, futuristic, surprise ending, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: distopia, food, conspiracy, overpopulation, cannibalism, environmental, end of the world, death, murder, cannibal, existentialism, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 70s, near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, 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, stylized, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, space station, distopia, future dystopia, space, class conflict, space and aliens, dystopic future, dark future, apocalypse, post apocalypse, ecological disaster ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, south africa, africa, usa
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Death Race 2050 (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The year 2050 the planet has become overpopulated, to help control population the government develops a race. The Death Race. Annually competitors race across the country scoring points for killing people with their vehicles.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, psychotronic, campy ...
Plot: overpopulation, car chase, car race, murder, dark humor, absurdism, corporate world, distopia, brutality, totalitarianism, social decay, cynicism ...
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, utah, atlanta georgia, texas ...
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Fortress (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mind control, cyborgs, isolation, escape, maximum security prison, androids and robots, prison escape, heroes, prison life, fighting the system, rescue ...
Time: future, near future, 80s, year 2017
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Z.P.G. (1972)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby, breaks the rules and gets in a lot of trouble. (Z.P.G. ...
Style: experimental, apocalyptic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, birth control, robot, overpopulation, contamination, survival, pregnancy, future dystopia, against the odds, adoption ...
Time: future, distant future, 21st century
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Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Saigon in the late nineties. Photography student Vu rents a room in a shared flat. With his brand-new camera, a gift from his father, he explores the people, places and things around him. He is particularly fascinated by his flatmate Thang, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: gay, submissive woman, photographer, friendship, father son relationship, love triangle, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, friendship between men, poverty, birth control ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
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OtherLife (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ren Amari is the driven inventor of a revolutionary new drug. OtherLIfe expands the brain's sense of time and creates virtual reality directly in the user's mind. With OtherLife, mere seconds in real life feel like hours or days of ...
Style: tense, futuristic, suspenseful, captivating, confusing ...
Plot: virtual reality, computer, medicine, drugs, technology, suspense, memory, prison, coma, corruption, human experiment, experiment ...
Time: future
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The Titan (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On a bleak future Earth, a soldier endures a radical genetic transformation to save humanity. But his wife fears he's becoming more creature than man.
Style: exciting, rough, sad, surprise ending
Plot: human experiment, transformation, genetic mutation, creature, nasa, pilot, experiment, mental breakdown, soldier, mutation, military base, laboratory ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future
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Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, 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, intense, neo noir, touching, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, judge, violent, drugs, brutality, police, lone hero, villain, gangsters, corruption ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, america
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A Tight Spot (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At 56 years of age Mita Pantić (Nikola Simić) is still only a junior clerk in his company. Another typical workday for him is starting at 6 a.m. as frustration awaits at every turn from the moment he gets up. Trying to get ready to go to work, he ...
Style: cult film
Plot: clerk, overpopulation, corruption, economics, father son relationship, teacher, lawyer, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, motorcycle, slacker, female lawyer ...
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Code 46 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, clever, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, surveillance, husband wife relationship, fall in love, cloning, cyberpunk, infidelity, forgery, investigation, dystopic future, future dystopia, love and romance ...
Time: future
Place: asia, shanghai, seattle, china, middle east ...
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Downsizing (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.
Style: melancholic, semi serious, satirical, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: shrinking, experiment, ecology, neighbor, doctors, scientist, downsizing, divorce, laboratory, cleaning lady, poverty, journey ...
Time: future, near future
Place: istanbul turkey, new mexico, norway
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Badlands 2005 (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In 1995, a severe drought forced Americans to flee the West for the cities. Water became more precious than gold. Now in 2005, settlers are coming back, meeting new challenges, and age-old adversaries. A U.S. Marshal and his cyborg partner patrol ...
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, truck, failed pilot, wasteland, future dystopia, overpopulation, cyborgs, androids, arizona desert, global warming, u.s. marshal ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: arizona
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By Day and by Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Mexican science fiction film where the over-population problem has been solved by programming people to operate in either day or night, and not both.
Style: intellectual, surprise ending
Plot: underground, eclipse, sleep disorder, doctor, scientist, beach, mother daughter relationship, computer, autopsy, scientific experiment, sleeping, missing child ...
Time: future
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Bye Bye Jupiter (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, scientists from an energy-depleted Earth research new fuel sources in the far corners of the solar system, where they discover an ancient alien race from Jupiter as well as the emergence of an apocalyptically dangerous black ...
Plot: black hole, space colony, terrorist, sabotage, space exploration, space mission, spacecraft, overpopulation, space, jupiter the planet
Time: 22nd century
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No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: disturbing, depressing, apocalyptic, controversial, captivating ...
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, pandemic, disaster, natural disaster, railway, quarantine, peril, virus, farm ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
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DNA? (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: DNA² is a science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Masakazu Katsura. It was serialized across Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine between 1993 and 1994, spanning a total of five tankōbon volumes. DNA² was adapted into a ...
Style: anime, ecchi
Plot: time travel, school, dna, love triangle, transformation, time machine, high school, overpopulation, student, harem, blue hair, flatulence
Time: future
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Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, twist ending, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, adult
Plot: conspiracy, twists and turns, ancient mystery, memory loss, treasure hunt, religions or cults, church, riddles and clues, suspense, conspiracy theory, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, florence, venice, turkey ...
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Sanctuary Population One (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A young idealist, Ethan, is left searching for his family while fighting the infected, Med-Ex militia and bloodthirsty marauders, and the ghosts of his past.
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, touching
Plot: colonization, mutant, third world, mission, society, lovers apart, vaccination, new life, allies, mars, elite, suspense ...
Time: distant future
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Fortress 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 7 years on from the original Fortress movie, Brennick and his family are still on the run. Finally, they give in, and surrender, only to find themselves imprisoned in a new, more sophisticated fortress prison in outer space. But Brennick's not ...
Style: rough, futuristic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, space, on the run, heroes, race against time, chase, rivalry, surveillance, isolation, heroic mission, mind control, totalitarian regime ...
Time: future, near future
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sentimental, epic, anime ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dragon, friends, love, viking, flying, warrior, fight, team, heroine, heroes, battles, fictional war ...
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Hazbin Hotel (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 32 min.
TV show
Story: In attempt to find a non-violent alternative for reducing Hell's overpopulation, the daughter of Lucifer opens a rehabilitation hotel that offers a group of misfit demons a chance at redemption.
Style: anime, sitcom
Audience: teens
Plot: hell, the underworld, demon, direction and purpose, follow your dream, punishment, afterlife, redemption, hotel, dreams, heaven and hell, violence ...
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Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: social, sad, thought provoking, rough, cynical ...
Plot: poverty, traumatic childhood, slum, misery, child abuse, refugee, neglected child, child protagonist, child labor, low lives, life is a bitch, child neglect ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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City of Joy (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, sincere, reflective, intense, social ...
Audience: manly
Plot: friendship, hopes, indians, hospital, poverty, literature, lone hero, mentor, life philosophy, vengeance, transformation, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, middle east, kolkata, houston texas, asia ...
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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: epic, exciting, surprise ending, sad, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, chick flick, adult
Plot: superhero, space, invasion, alien, super powers, fight scenes, team, supernatural power, super strength, power, universe, tragedy ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa, manhattan new york city, scotland
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Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: neo noir, futuristic, thought provoking, atmospheric, dark ...
Plot: cyberpunk, existentialism, distopia, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyborgs, a.i., robot, fugitives, police, police detective, androids ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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