Dystopian movies

List of the best dystopian movies selected by visitors to our site: Captive State, Fahrenheit 451, Anon, The Darkest Minds, What Happened to Monday, The Lobster, The Hunger Games, V for Vendetta, Equilibrium, Minority Report
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Captive State (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersAliens, Poor
PlotUprising, Alien invasion, Conspiracies
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Unexpected ending

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

Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersPartners, Firefighters, Birds
PlaceBeach
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, By books, Action, Unexpected ending, Fascinating, Philosophical

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

Anon (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:16
CharactersDetectives, Hackers, Serial killers, Strong women
PlotInvestigation, Technology, Internet
PlaceNight Clubs
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Action, Exciting

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)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersTeens, Soldier, Presidential
PlotSuperpowers, Telekinesis, Radio
PlaceLake, Helicopters
TimePost apocalypse
StyleDystopian, Disturbing, Exciting, Fascinating

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)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium
Duration02:31
CharactersSisters
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian

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 Lobster (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersBlind
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Death, Emotions
PlaceForest, Hotels
TimeFuture
StyleSmart, Dystopian, Deep Meaning, Philosophical, Gloomy

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.

The Hunger Games (2012)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersHunters, Heroes
PlotMulti-part, Revolution, Love, Chase, Competitions, Survival, Rivalry, Death
PlaceForest, Trains
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Dystopian

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.

V for Vendetta (2006)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:12
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotRevolution, Freedom, Uprising, Revenge
PlaceEngland
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Dystopian

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.

Equilibrium (2002)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersKillers
PlotRevolution, Uprising, Weapon, Revenge, Apocalypse, Skirmishes
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Dystopian, Disturbing, Smart, Cyberpunk

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.

Minority Report (2002)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersPsychics, Police
PlotChase, Hunting, Time travel, Pads
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Action, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Cyberpunk, Interesting

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.

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersChildrens, Robots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Consciousness
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Makes me think, 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.

Gattaca (1997)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersJanitors, Astronauts
PlotDreams, Success, Fate, Uprising, Cheating
TimeFuture
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, Philosophical, 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.

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