Dystopian movies

Dystopian movies
List of the best dystopian movies selected by visitors to our site: The Book of Eli, V for Vendetta, What Happened to Monday, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Thinning, Strange Days, District B13, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Matrix, Metropolis.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersWarriors
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Fight
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:12
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Revolution, Freedom, Uprising
PlaceEngland
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Dystopian, By comics, Fascinating, 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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Belgium
Duration02:31
CharactersTwins, Sisters
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Fascinating

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.

Genrefantastic, drama
Duration02:26
CharactersRobots, Bears, Childrens, Androids, Cyborgs
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Adoption
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Makes me think, 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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersTeens
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
PlotVirtual Reality
TimeNew Year, Future
StyleExciting, Dystopian, Twisted plot, Explicit scenes, Cyberpunk

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case?

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:25
CharactersHeroes, Police
PlotRobbery, Martial Arts, Fight
PlaceGhetto, Paris, France
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing

Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:00
StyleDystopian, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Multi-part, Technology, Freedom
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Dystopian, Mind-altering

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.

Duration02:25
CharactersRobots, Inventors
PlotArtificial Intelligence
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Depressive

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersRobots, Police, Cyborgs, Hunters, Detectives
PlotArtificial Intelligence, The escape, Death
PlaceLos Angeles
TimeFuture, Dark ones
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersChildrens, Geniuses, Heroes, Soldier, Gifted children
PlotWar, Adventure, UFO, Virtual Reality, Alien invasion
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersHeroes, Hunters
PlotLove, Survival, Revolution, Death, Chase
PlaceTrains, Forest
TimeFuture
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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersProgrammers, Heroes
PlotVirtual Reality, Computer games, Survival, Bank robbery, Technology
StyleFascinating, Vivid, Uplifting

A bank teller called Guy realizes he is a background character in an open world video game called Free City that will soon go offline.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52
PlotJustice, Uprising
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Action, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think

In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as “firemen,” to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of his vocation.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Luxembourg, United Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, UFO, The escape, Alien invasion
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Disturbing

A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersTeens, Heroes
PlotLove, Survival, Revolution, Test, Multi-part
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Dystopian, By books, Womens in main roles, Serious

In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersGiants
PlotChase, Freedom, Dreams, Funeral
PlaceParty
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Dystopian, Black humor

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 man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Czech Republic
Duration02:06
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Snow, Uprising
PlaceTrains
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse, Winter
StyleDystopian, By comics, Heavy, Smart, Makes me think

In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan
Duration01:44
CharactersPregnant, Hippies
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Saving the World
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersRobots
PlotComputers, Chase
PlacePrison, College
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the first time he has feelings for a woman and they start a secret relationship.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersAstronauts, Janitors
PlotSuccess, Fate, Cheating, Uprising, Dreams
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Dystopian, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11
CharactersLosers
PlotFight, Fights without rules, Obsession, Split personality, Loneliness
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Scientists, Losers, Inventors
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Time machine
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Exciting, Smart

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, cartoon, crime, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:23
CharactersHackers, Robots, Special agents, Cyborgs
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Chase, Technology
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, By comics, Atmospheric, Cyberpunk, Depressive

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Belgium
Duration02:31
CharactersDogs, Horses, Lawyers, Architects
PlotDancing, Money, Revolution, Weapon, Confrontation
PlaceEngland, Party, London
StyleDystopian, Black humor, Not for everyone

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersRobots, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Adventure, Teleportation, Chase
PlacePrison
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Dystopian, By books, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:17
CharactersKillers, Criminals
PlotMental disorders, Experiments, Freedom
PlacePrison
StyleUnexpected ending, Dystopian, By books, Atmospheric, Depressive

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 mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration02:13
CharactersHackers, Robots, Programmers, Doctors, Police
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Investigation, Chase, Internet, Technology
PlaceJapan, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Tense, Cyberpunk

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Duration01:54
CharactersTeachers
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Death, Competitions, Self-sacrifice
PlaceIslands, Japan
StyleExciting, Dystopian, Depressive

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.





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