Best of the Worst Worlds — 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Dystopias

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Science fiction has often presented unique worlds that capture our imagination. The genre offered many authors opportunities to write tales of caution, crafting cities and societies that reflect the darker side of civilization. With movies, directors now have a medium to bring these dystopias to a near living, breathing state.

The following movies have presented an impressive vision of a future humanity may not want, but nonetheless left a very palpable impression behind. Whether it is populated by “damn, dirty apes” or controlled by an all-powerful government, these dystopias have become cinematic standards of a world gone wrong. These are not the “best” worlds in the normal sense; these are the ones that sent shivers down moviegoers’ backs if humanity ever lost control.

GALLERY: Greatest Sci-Fi Dystopias

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