The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies Films

The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies

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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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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Jenny Agutter

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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    Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke

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    Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Dick Van Patten

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    Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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    Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

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    Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi

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    Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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    Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Rebekah Elmaloglou

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    John Hurt, Annie Lennox, Richard Burton

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    Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos

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    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

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    Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis

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    Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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    Kevin Costner, Tom Petty, Mary Stuart Masterson

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    X-men: Days of the Future past is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies

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    X-men: Days of the Future past

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    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

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    Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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