The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies Films

The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies

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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 give 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 movies tell the story of a disastrous near future? What is the best movie about the end of the world as we know it? Make your picks now for the top dystopian film and let other movie fans know what the top near-future movie really is. 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.

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

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    the people's #1
    Blade Runner

    1982 More
    100
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Clockwork Orange

    1971 More
    97
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    1999 More
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    Mad Max

    1979 More
    92
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    1995 More
    92
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    often listed
    Total Recall

    1990 More
    85
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    2005 More
    85
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    1981 More
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    added by: clash1977
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Children of Men

    2006 More
    81
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    often listed
    Logan's Run

    1976 More
    80
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    1997 More
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    added by: wiabux
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    1968 More
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    The Book of Eli

    2010 More
    74
    added by: Jabapac
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    1973 More
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    Brazil

    1985 More
    70
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    RoboCop

    1987 More
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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    2001 More
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    1997 More
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    Serenity

    2005 More
    65
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    controversial
    I Am Legend

    2007 More
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    Nineteen Eighty-Four

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    added by: greatgeezer
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    niche appeal
    Dark City

    1998 More
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    The Hunger Games

    2012 More
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    niche appeal
    Metropolis

    1927 More
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    often listed
    Battle Royale

    2000 More
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    Demolition Man

    1993 More
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    I, Robot

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    added by: wiabux
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    1997 More
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    28 Days Later

    2002 More
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    Looper

    2012 More
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    added by: PeteBoyle
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    1984 More
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    1985 More
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    often listed &controversial
    Strange Days

    1995 More
    52
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    The Island

    2005 More
    51
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    2002 More
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    The Postman

    1997 More
    51
    added by: CurtisE.Droz
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    The Omega Man

    1971 More
    51
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    Waterworld

    1995 More
    49
    added by: wiabux
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    niche appeal
    Dredd

    2012 More
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    added by: evilgrin32
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Never Let Me Go

    2010 More
    47
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    added by: wiabux
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Stepford Wives

    1975 More
    45
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    Daybreakers

    2009 More
    44
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    Delicatessen

    1991 More
    44
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    1971 More
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    added by: VisualSubterfuge
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