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The Best Dystopia Movies

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A list of all the best dystopia movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Find these and more of your favorite dramas on these best drama movies on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime lists. 

This dystopia movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of dystopia films also contains dystopian movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This dystopia films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best dystopia movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This dystopia movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Downvote your least favorite movies and upvote the best ones to see your favorites rise to the top.

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These are the top films in the dystopia genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the dystopia genre in it. Be it the motifs of the dystopia genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

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You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the dystopia movies. List includes photos and dystopia movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List ranges from City of Ember to Hardware and more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these dystopia movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good dystopia movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest dystopia movies, here is the full dystopia movies list, ordered from best to worst.


Frank Darabont and Norman Jewison are among the directors who have worked on Dystopia movies in the past.

The Best Dystopia Movies Films
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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave, Edmond O'Brien

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    Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke

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

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

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos

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    Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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    Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

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

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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    Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis

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    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Jenny Agutter

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    Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Dick Van Patten

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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    Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama, Tesshō Genda

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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Pinon

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    Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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    Don Johnson, Jason Robards Jr., Michael Rupert

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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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    Rhian Ramos, Barbie Forteza, Alden Richards

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    Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

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    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker

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    Leonard Nimoy, Daniel Dae Kim, Sally Kirkland

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    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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    Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi

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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake

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    Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Aono, Norio Wakamoto

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    Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier

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