The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies Films
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The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies

List Criteria: Films about what happens when society & civilization crumble, or the possible future that awaits us...

The best dystopian and near future movies are the films that make us a little more thankful for the Starbucks line every morning. These futuristic movies include some of the best alien movies, the best doomsday movies, and the greatest disaster movies of all time as they would play out after the rebuilding (or complete destruction) of society.

These near-future and dystopian films are all images of what the world would look like after a nuclear war, alien invasion, natural disaster, or some other earth-shattering uprising. From science-fiction films like Twelve Monkeys and Blade Runner, to action films like Mad Max and Children of Men, to revenge movies like V for Vendetta and The Hunger Games, this list of the best dystopian and near-future films gives us a glance into the best movies of the worst to come for the future of humanity.

What is the best film about a dystopian future? What movie best tells the story of a disastrous reality set in the near future? What is the greatest movie about the end of the world as we know it? Don't see your favorite end of days film on the list of the greatest near-future and dystopian movies? Make sure to add it so other fans can see your idea of what the best end of the world film really is.

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    Edward James Olmos, Sean Young, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster

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    Vincent Gil, David Bracks, Reg Evans

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    John Savident, Patrick Magee, Margaret Tyzack

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    Madeleine Stowe, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Frank Gorshin

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    John Hurt, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea

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    Steve J. Spears, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

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    Julianne Moore, Ed Westwick, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Ian Holm, Chris Tucker, Gary Oldman

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    Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Alexia Robinson

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    Kim Hunter, James Whitmore, Maurice Evans

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    Peter Ustinov, Farrah Fawcett, Roscoe Lee Browne

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    Cameron Crowe, Paul Thomas Anderson, Caroline Lagerfelt

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    David Clatworthy, Siyabonga Radebe, Daniel Hadebe

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    Ian Holm, Jim Broadbent, Katherine Helmond

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    Alan Arkin, Ethan Hawke, Maya Rudolph

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    Paul Winfield, Bill Paxton, William Wisher

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    Tom Atkins, John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Edward G. Robinson, Brock Peters, Leigh Taylor-Young

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    Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau

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    Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Jennifer Beals

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    Lenny Kravitz, Julianne Moore, Jena Malone

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Dash Mihok

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    Ben Kingsley, William Hurt, Haley Joel Osment

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    William Hurt, Melissa George, Richard O'Brien

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    Paul McCrane, Leeza Gibbons, Ray Wise

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    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Aaron Douglas

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    Christopher Eccleston, Toby Sedgwick, Brendan Gleeson

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    Kathy Najimy, Jeff Garlin, Andrew Stanton

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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Aki Maeda, Tatsuya Fujiwara

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    Rue McClanahan, Julie Pinson, Robert David Hall

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    Jack Black, Wesley Snipes, Andre Gregory

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    Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Stonestreet

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    Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos

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    Jeff Daniels, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    DeVeren Bookwalter, Anthony Zerbe, Charlton Heston

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    Edward Furlong, S. Epatha Merkerson, Diane Rodriguez

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    Bruce Spence, Justine Clarke, Mark Spain

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    John Hurt, Annie Lennox, Pam Gems

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    Maya Rudolph, Thomas Haden Church, Glori Renee Euwer

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    X-men: Days of the Future past

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    Lenny Kravitz, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci

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    Emily Watson, William Fichtner, Dominic Purcell

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    Ralph Fiennes, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tom Sizemore

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    Amber Heard, Mike White, Jesse Eisenberg

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    Kevin Costner, James Russo, Larenz Tate

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    Richard Dawson, María Conchita Alonso, Edward Bunker

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    Rod Taylor, Whit Bissell, Yvette Mimieux

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    Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Zakes Mokae

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    Karl Urban, Daniel Hadebe, Warrick Grier

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