Dystopian society movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dystopian society movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out futuristic, weird, thought provoking, cult film, visually appealing and stylized films and TV shows about / with dystopian society, distopia, apocalypse, post apocalypse, society, technology, storytelling, dialogue, murder and surrealism plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dystopian society: Radioflash (2019), Escape from New York (1981), The Trial (1962), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Sleeper (1973), Soylent Green (1973), A Boy and His Dog (1975), Logan's Run (1976), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Brazil (1985).

List of dystopian society movies

Radioflash (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a nuclear device causes an electromagnetic pulse that kills power to more than 200 million people, a teenage girl must help lead her family to survival in a dark new world.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, dark, apocalyptic, epic ...
Plot: survival, father daughter relationship, post apocalypse, apocalypse, teenager, dystopian society, distopia, car accident, end of the world, trick, darkness, female protagonist ...
Time: future
Place: america, idaho
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Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, apocalyptic, rough ...
Audience: manly, teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, distopia, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, escape, race against time, future dystopia, loner, rescue, gunfight, hostage, tough guy ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1997, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, california ...
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The Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, cerebral, visually appealing ...
Plot: distopia, paranoia, surrealism, courtroom, courtroom drama, insanity, existentialism, art, corruption, justice, lawyer, legal ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 60s, 18th century
Place: russia
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: gang, insanity, rape, violent, surrealism, psychology, drugs, distopia, violence, psychopath, brutality, murder ...
Time: future, year 1995, 20th century, 90s, 70s ...
Place: london, england, britain, europe, united kingdom
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Sleeper (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.
Style: futuristic, surreal, funny, clever, humorous ...
Plot: distopia, time travel, robot, cloning, surrealism, satire, revolution, farce, mistaken identity, fish out of water, food, masturbation ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
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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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A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog Blood are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War 4, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, humorous, apocalyptic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dog, post apocalypse, survival, distopia, nuclear holocaust, desert, female nudity, sperm donor, coming of age, apocalypse, violent, end of the world ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: oklahoma, phoenix arizona
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Logan's Run (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: All citizens get a chance of being 'renewed' in a Civic Ceremony at their 30th birthday, unless they run and escape before their time comes.
Style: futuristic, psychotronic, apocalyptic, cerebral, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, cat, utopia, robot, space, end of the world, totalitarianism, artificial intelligence, biosphere, runaway, space opera ...
Time: future, 70s, 23rd century
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, brainwashing, politics, totalitarianism, future dystopia, torture, fascism, surveillance, female nudity, alternate reality, political corruption, society ...
Time: future, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, britain
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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: surreal, thought provoking, futuristic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, surrealism, dream, cyberpunk, christmas, bureaucracy, hallucination, twists and turns, dystopic future, mistaken identity, surveillance ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, brazil, canada, london, britain ...
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Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: meditative, surreal, cerebral, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, philosophy, immortality, dream, love, existentialism, afterlife, circus, mortality, german, library, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west germany
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They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: exciting, allegory, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, alien, alien invasion, mind control, invasion, brainwashing, anti conformity, evil alien, uncover truth, monster, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles
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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: surreal, atmospheric, art house, futuristic, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: distopia, surrealism, dark humor, cannibalism, food, clown, apocalypse, cult, suicide, french, cannibal, restaurant ...
Time: future
Place: france
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The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, art house ...
Audience: kids
Plot: steampunk, friendship, good versus evil, distopia, french, children, surrealism, cyberpunk, childhood, mad scientist, escape, clones ...
Time: future
Place: france
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Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, surreal, twist ending, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, insanity, post apocalypse, apocalypse, psychology, paranoia, time loop, virus, end of the world, alternate reality, social misfits, save the world ...
Time: future, 90s, 2030s, 20th century, year 1990 ...
Place: philadelphia, maryland, canada, baltimore, usa
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Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, surreal, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids, teen fantasy, teen drama
Plot: small town, time travel, alternate reality, coming of age, parallel world, utopia, symbolism, distopia, fish out of water, fantasy world, parallel universe, teenager ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, sentimental, fairy tale, intellectual ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: distopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, robot, adoption, first contact, imagination, end of the world, androids ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, absurd, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, stupidity, satire, future dystopia, time travel, evolution, social satire, society, hibernation, social decay, dimwit, intelligence ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, 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, philosophical, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: cyberpunk, drug abuse, losing-it hero, schizophrenia, addiction, drugs, society, twists and turns, fighting crime, hallucination, undercover, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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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: futuristic, surreal, stylized, adult animation, exciting ...
Plot: distopia, conspiracy, dystopic future, surveillance, brutality, chaos, society, life is a bitch, future dystopia, corporate crime, bomb, catastrophe ...
Time: future
Place: europe, san francisco, paris france, stockholm sweden, eastern europe ...
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Kamikaze 1989 (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.
Style: art house, parody, intellectual
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, police, surrealism, resistance fighter, police officer, crime investigation, totalitarian regime, dystopian society, totalitarian state, prosecution ...
Time: future, year 1989
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Bigbug (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Humans have ceded most tasks to AI in 2045, even in nostalgic Alice's home. So when robots stage a coup, her androids protectively lock her doors.
Style: surreal, captivating, satirical, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, future dystopia, robot, androids, robot human relationship, human versus robot, hostage, security, sentient robot, eccentric family, family relations, human android relationship ...
Time: 2040s, future
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Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.
Style: futuristic, surprise ending, tense, captivating, psychotronic ...
Plot: partners, society, resistance, firefighter, distopia, loyalty, fighting the system, childhood memory, couple relations, redemption, murder, fire ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
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The Stand (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 510 min.
TV show
Story: After the world is decimated by a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, apocalyptic, dark fantasy ...
Plot: post apocalypse, deadly virus, god or devil, suspense, epidemic, good versus evil, apocalypse, pandemic, wilderness, devil, supernatural, fighting illness ...
Place: new york
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The Stand (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 361 min.
TV show
Story: The human race is wiped out by a government invented super flu. The remaining survivors take sides in the forces of good and evil. A mysterious old woman who is a servant of God and a powerful and deadly man who might be the devil himself. A gas ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, disaster, pandemic, supernatural, plague, post apocalypse, natural disaster, good versus evil, survival, end of the world, epidemic, deadly virus ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nebraska, maine, austin texas ...
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Brave New World (1980)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An acclaimed TV miniseries based on the classic sci-fi novel.
Style: psychotronic, philosophical, tech noir, propaganda film
Plot: distopia, underground, post apocalypse, disaster, new world, conformity, utopia, individualism, dystopian society, drugs, drug use, technology ...
Time: future
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Allegiant (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Style: futuristic, surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, teenager, post apocalypse, utopia, surveillance, female protagonist, chosen one, brainwashing, manipulation, survival, betrayal, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, north america
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Rhino Season (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iraq, Turkey, Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks he's been dead for over twenty years.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: kurd, haunted by the past, love triangle, tragic love, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero, confined, lovers apart, injustice, selflessness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran, turkey, istanbul turkey, kurdistan ...
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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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Invader ZIM (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez. The show premiered on Nickelodeon on March 30, 2001. The series involves an extraterrestrial named Zim who originates from a planet called Irk, and his ongoing mission ...
Style: humorous, stylized, witty, adult animation, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dark humor, social misfits, absurd humor, insanity, rivalry, space travel, supernatural, fish out of water, paranoia, space and aliens, giant, technology ...
Time: future, 2000s
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