Dystopian movies

List of the best dystopian movies selected by visitors to our site: Fahrenheit 451, Equilibrium, Anon, The Darkest Minds, What Happened to Monday, The Handmaid's Tale, Captive State, The Lobster, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersFirefighters, Partners, Birds
PlotMeaning of life
PlaceBeach, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Philosophical, Fascinating, Action, By books

In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.

Equilibrium (2002)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
PlotApocalypse, Uprising, Revolution, Revenge, Weapon
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Smart, Cyberpunk, Dystopian

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.

Anon (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
CharactersHackers, Detectives, Strong women, Serial killers, Hired assassins
PlotTechnology, Investigation, Internet
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleExciting, Action, Dystopian, Twisted plot

Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears to have subverted the system and disappeared. She has no identity, no history and no record. Sal realizes it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. Known only as 'The Girl', Sal must find her before he becomes the next victim.

The Darkest Minds (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersTeens, Soldier, Presidential
PlotTelekinesis, Radio, Superpowers, Friendship
PlaceHelicopters, Lake
TimePost apocalypse
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Dystopian, Disturbing

After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.

What Happened to Monday (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium

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.

The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany

In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

Captive State (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersAliens, Poor
PlotAlien invasion, Uprising, Conspiracies
StyleUnexpected ending, Dystopian

Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored.

The Lobster (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
CharactersBlind, Dogs, Animals, Wolves, Architects
PlotLove, Death, Relationship, Emotions, Loneliness
PlaceForest, Hotels, Islands, Greece
StylePhilosophical, Smart, Gloomy, Deep Meaning, Dystopian

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CharactersRobots, Childrens
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Consciousness
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think, Dystopian, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness

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 acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

Minority Report (2002)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CharactersPsychics, Police, Clairvoyants
PlotTime travel, Chase, Hunting, Pads
StyleExciting, Action, Cyberpunk, Interesting, Dystopian

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

V for Vendetta (2006)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotUprising, Revolution, Revenge, Freedom
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Dystopian, Serious

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

The Hunger Games (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersHeroes, Hunters
PlotMulti-part, Love, Revolution, Death, Survival
PlaceForest, Trains
StyleExciting, Dystopian, Disturbing

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

Gattaca (1997)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CharactersJanitors, Astronauts
PlotSuccess, Uprising, Fate, Dreams, Double life
StyleUnexpected ending, Philosophical, Makes me think, Depressive, Dystopian

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 determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

New Order (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersMilitary, Rich
StyleGloomy, Heavy, Dystopian

In the near future, a popular uprising in Mexico City interrupts a wedding held at the home of a wealthy family. After the riots have been quashed, they discover the bride has gone missing and plea with the military to help locate her.