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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. 

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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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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.

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
ninjakittenc added The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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Total Recall Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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1984 Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave, Edmond O'Brien

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Gattaca Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
ninjakittenc added The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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Brazil Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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Escape from New York Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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Serenity Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

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They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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Metropolis Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos

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ninjakittenc added Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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Idiocracy Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

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ninjakittenc added Soylent Green Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Dick Van Patten

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The Running Man Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
ninjakittenc added The Fifth Element Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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Equilibrium Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

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Fahrenheit 451 Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner

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Ubermench added Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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ninjakittenc added Logan's Run Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Jenny Agutter

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The Omega Man Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
ninjakittenc added Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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ninjakittenc added The Road Rhian Ramos, Barbie Forteza, Alden Richards

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ninjakittenc added The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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ninjakittenc added The Book of Eli Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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Akira Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama, Tesshō Genda

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ninjakittenc added WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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Strange Days Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis

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The City of Lost Children Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Pinon

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A Boy and His Dog Don Johnson, Jason Robards Jr., Michael Rupert

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A Scanner Darkly Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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Elysium is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
Ubermench added Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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Daybreakers Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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ninjakittenc added Divergent Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
ninjakittenc added Dark City Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

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ninjakittenc added Demolition Man Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

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ninjakittenc added Judge Dredd Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones

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Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
ninjakittenc added Snowpiercer Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell

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Land of the Dead Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
ninjakittenc added 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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Metropolis Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Aono, Norio Wakamoto

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ninjakittenc added Planet of the Apes Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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ninjakittenc added I, Robot Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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Escape from L.A. Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier