The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies Films
Ultimate List
89  items 13,495 votes 980 voters 93,263 views more info

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 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.
  • 27 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 376
    Down 75

    the people's #1 Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

    open
  2. 2
    Up 281
    Down 83

    Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne

    open
  3. 3
    Up 253
    Down 112

    most listed Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

    open
  4. 4
    Up 273
    Down 98

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

    open
  5. 5
    Up 326
    Down 105

    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

    open
  6. 6
    Up 277
    Down 105

    Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Fry

    open
  7. 7
    Up 241
    Down 58

    added by clash1977 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

    open
  8. 8
    Up 222
    Down 92

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Dean Norris

    open
  9. 9
    Up 200
    Down 70

    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

    open
  10. 10
    Up 206
    Down 66

    added by wiabux Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

    open
  11. 11
    Up 172
    Down 76

    Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Michael York

    open
  12. 12
    Up 218
    Down 113

    Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Clive Owen

    open
  13. 13
    Up 202
    Down 103

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

    open
  14. 14
    Up 240
    Down 125

    Sharlto Copley, John Sumner, Jed Brophy

    open
  15. 15
    Up 155
    Down 71

    Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Chuck Connors

    open
  16. 16
    Up 171
    Down 85

    Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Maya Rudolph

    open
  17. 17
    Up 156
    Down 60

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

    open
  18. 18
    Up 159
    Down 96

    Robert De Niro, Ian Holm, Jim Broadbent

    open
  19. 19
    Up 172
    Down 116

    added by Jabapac Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

    open
  20. 20
    Up 155
    Down 81

    added by evilgrin32 Alex Van Halen, Leeza Gibbons, Peter Weller

    open
  21. 21
    Up 118
    Down 108

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, Jude Law

    open
  22. 22
    Up 175
    Down 129

    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

    open
  23. 23
    Up 145
    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Bill Paxton

    open
  24. 24
    Up 169
    Down 79

    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

    open
  25. 25
    Up 174
    Down 117

    added by PeteBoyle Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

    open
  26. 26
    Up 144
    Down 72

    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt

    open
  27. 27
    Up 87
    Down 100

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

    open
  28. 28
    Up 119
    Down 99

    Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

    open
  29. 29
    Up 111
    Down 71

    added by wiabux Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

    open
  30. 30
    Up 173
    Down 72

    ranked low on reranks Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

    open
  31. 31
    Up 101
    Down 74

    Charlton Heston, Eric Laneuville, Lincoln Kilpatrick

    open
  32. 32
    Up 147
    Down 81

    Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

    open
  33. 33
    Up 91
    Down 71

    Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos, Brigitte Helm

    open
  34. 34
    Up 101
    Down 92

    added by PeteBoyle Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    open
  35. 35
    Up 74
    Down 88

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi

    open
  36. 36
    Up 168
    Down 77

    ranked low on reranks Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Jeff Garlin

    open
  37. 37
    Up 106
    Down 75

    added by bojanthebest Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence

    open
  38. 38
    Up 87
    Down 63

    added by greatgeezer Annie Lennox, Richard Burton, John Hurt

    open
  39. 39
    Up 60
    Down 91

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis

    open
  40. 40
    Up 109
    Down 74

    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

    open
  41. 41
    Up 75
    Down 82

    often listed & added by CurtisE.Droz Kevin Costner, Giovanni Ribisi, Mary Stuart Masterson

    open
  42. 42
    Up 90
    Down 52

    added by wiabux Maya Rudolph, Scarface, Terry Crews

    open
  43. 43
    Up 60
    Down 47

    added by PeteBoyle Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Alice Braga

    open
  44. 44
    Up 96
    Down 93

    added by evilgrin32 Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

    open
  45. 45
    Up 83
    Down 50

    added by ChangesDownClub Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

    open
  46. 46
    Up 96
    Down 96

    added by wiabux Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

    open
  47. 47
    Up 49
    Down 28

    added by fancinderella X-men: Days of the Future past

    open
  48. 48
    Up 65
    Down 80

    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Isabel Lucas

    open
  49. 49
    Up 54
    Down 57

    added by wiabux Bruce Willis, Taylor Cole, Rosamund Pike

    open
  50. 50
    Up 29
    Down 11

    added by teddybear1029 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

    open
  51. 90 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 10 MORE

items 1 - 50 of 89

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists