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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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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    Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Fry

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    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Clive Owen

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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Dean Norris

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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    Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Michael York

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    Sharlto Copley, John Sumner, Jed Brophy

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    Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Maya Rudolph

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    Robert De Niro, Ian Holm, Jim Broadbent

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Bill Paxton

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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    Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Chuck Connors

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    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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    Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, Jude Law

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    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt

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    Alex Van Halen, Leeza Gibbons, Peter Weller

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    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Jeff Garlin

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    Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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    Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

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    Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi

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    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos, Brigitte Helm

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    Charlton Heston, Eric Laneuville, Lincoln Kilpatrick

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    Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Annie Lennox, Richard Burton, John Hurt

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    Maya Rudolph, Scarface, Terry Crews

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    X-men: Days of the Future past

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    Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Kevin Costner, Giovanni Ribisi, Mary Stuart Masterson

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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    Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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    Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Alice Braga

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    Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

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