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

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    most listed Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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    Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Fry

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    added by clash1977 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Dean Norris

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    added by wiabux Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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    Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Michael York

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    Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Clive Owen

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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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    Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Chuck Connors

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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    Robert De Niro, Ian Holm, Jim Broadbent

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    added by Jabapac Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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

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

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

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

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    added by PeteBoyle Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt

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    often listed Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

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

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    added by wiabux Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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

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    ranked low on reranks Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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    Charlton Heston, Eric Laneuville, Lincoln Kilpatrick

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    Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos, Brigitte Helm

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

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    added by bojanthebest Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence

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

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    added by greatgeezer Annie Lennox, Richard Burton, John Hurt

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    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

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

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

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    added by wiabux Maya Rudolph, Scarface, Terry Crews

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    added by PeteBoyle Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Alice Braga

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    added by evilgrin32 Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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    added by ChangesDownClub Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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    added by wiabux Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

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    added by teddybear1029 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Isabel Lucas

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    added by wiabux Bruce Willis, Taylor Cole, Rosamund Pike

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