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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.

The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies Films
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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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    Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Jenny Agutter

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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    Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Dick Van Patten

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    Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke

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    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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    Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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    Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi

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    Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Rebekah Elmaloglou

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    Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    John Hurt, Annie Lennox, Richard Burton

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    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

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    Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young

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    X-men: Days of the Future past

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    Kevin Costner, Tom Petty, Mary Stuart Masterson

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    Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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