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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. 

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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
Dir. by Ridley Scott (1982), starring Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah & Sean Young
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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
Dir. by Alfonso Cuarón (2006), starring Julianne Moore, Clive Owen & Michael Caine
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Dir. by Terry Gilliam (1995), starring Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis & Christopher Plummer
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Dir. by James McTeigue (2005), starring Natalie Portman, John Hurt & Hugo Weaving
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Dir. by Stanley Kubrick (1971), starring Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke & Steven Berkoff
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Dir. by Paul Verhoeven (1990), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone & Michael Ironside
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Dir. by Andrew Niccol (1997), starring Uma Thurman, Jude Law & Ethan Hawke
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Dir. by Terry Gilliam (1985), starring Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins & Ian Holm
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ninjakittenc added Dir. by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski (1999), starring Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving & Carrie-Anne Moss
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Dir. by Michael Anderson (1956), starring Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave & Edmond O'Brien
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Dir. by John Carpenter (1981), starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell & Ernest Borgnine
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Dir. by Joss Whedon (2005), starring Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin & Nathan Fillion
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Dir. by Fritz Lang (1927), starring Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich & Theodor Loos
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Dir. by John Carpenter (1988), starring Roddy Piper, Keith David & Tommy Morrison
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Dir. by Mike Judge (2006), starring Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews & Scarface
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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
ninjakittenc added Dir. by James Cameron (1984), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton & Linda Hamilton
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Dir. by Kurt Wimmer (2002), starring Christian Bale, Sean Bean & Taye Diggs
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Dir. by Steven Spielberg (2002), starring Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise & Colin Farrell
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Dir. by François Truffaut (1966), starring Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack & Oskar Werner
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ninjakittenc added Dir. by George Miller (1979), starring Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne & Steve Bisley
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Dir. by Francis Lawrence (2007), starring Will Smith, Emma Thompson & Salli Richardson
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Dir. by Paul Michael Glaser (1987), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown & Jesse Ventura
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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dystopia Movies
ninjakittenc added Dir. by Luc Besson (1997), starring Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis & Gary Oldman
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Dir. by Boris Sagal (1971), starring Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe & Eric Laneuville
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ninjakittenc added Dir. by Francis Lawrence (2014), starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth