Ranking 25 Movies Set In A Dystopian Future

25
The Giver
The novel version of 'The Giver' would rank much higher on our list. But this...this wasn't what we expected.
24
In Time
Time as currency is not a bad idea. This movie didn't really get to show us just how good of an idea it was either.
23
Oblivion
Earth in despair after a war. People challenging the new natural order. Nothing new, not that fun.
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22
The Purge
Now this is a very scary future. It makes you wonder what side of 'The Purge' you would wind up on.
21
Elysium
A movie set in the future that tries to bridge the huge (out of this planet) gap between the rich and the poor. Kudos.
20
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
For a movie supposed to be about robots, this movie made us all feel very real human emotions.
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19
I Am Legend
While we love this idea, this movie was basically proof that Will Smith doesn't need anyone else to star in a movie with him and have it be successful.
18
The Fifth Element
Mainly enjoyable thinking of anything as the 23rd century.
17
12 Monkeys
Sent back in time to stop one thing, and he winds up changing everything. Have we seen this before?
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16
The Terminator
The first Terminator is actually pretty perfect. A robot sent back in time to kill someone? What more could we ask for?
15
Equilibrium
Peace among mean means feeling nothing at all in the future? A very intriguing concept to think about.
14
The Maze Runner
Not as good as the book, but still a very scary future to imagine. We sure wouldn't want to catch The Flare.
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13
Warm Bodies
A fresh take on zombie culture that kind of made you really attracted to zombies.
12
Blade Runner
An ex cop comes out of retirement to hunt down androids produced for purpose of slavery. A plot that screams crazy future.
11
Resident Evil
Nothing good ever comes from one corporation having too much access and power. This whole series will explain that.
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10
Underworld
A future in which Lycans (werewolves) and vampires have been secretly living amongst us? Need it.
9
The Island
Clones. Going to "the island," isn't as much of a treat as the people are lead to believe.
8
A Clockwork Orange
A good book-to-movie adaptation that features England in the totalitarian future and some nasty behavior-modification therapy.
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7
V for Vendetta
A violent campaign against totalitarianism, in which "V" recruits (and then shaves) a young Natalie Portman to join him.
6
Snowpiercer
A theme in all these movie: the poor suffer horribly, while the rich get the best of what is left. Interesting to see people unable to go outside.
5
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Talking apes. A virus that kills most of the population. Interesting because you do not know who you want to survive: apes or humans?
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4
Divergent
Imagine living in a world where you're divided into groups of people just like you? Unless, you can't be categorized.
3
Planet of the Apes
What a crazy (but brilliant) concept. Imagine waking up and finding your roles reversed with apes.
2
The Hunger Games
The only reason this isn't #1 is because, in our #1 choice everything goes to shit really, really fast,
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1
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
As far as world's we don't want to live in, this one is pretty much #1. Even if Panem is super beautiful and very flashy.

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