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Added by BoomBoom3000 on 24 Nov 2010 05:28
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Best Post-Apocalyptic or Dystopian Films

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The apocalypse and dystopian societies suck by definition, but they make for great movies.

I've created a list of some of my favorite movies set in dystopian societies or after an apocalyptic event.

Common themes include: fascism, control and influence, conformity, survivalism, freedom and justice, free-will, political rebellion, faith in the face of catastrophe, loneliness, abandonment, etc.

Generally, most, if not all of these movies would be considered sci-fi in at least some sense. Sometimes that means they have killer action and special effects (the Matrix, the Fifth Element), but other times they are closer focus films (the Road, Blindness) that use the setting and scenario to investigate more personal themes.

Anyway, I love all these flicks, even Waterworld, which is admittedly a bad movie, but one I can't help liking.

I'd love any suggestions for ones that would be on your list, as I'm always looking for these types of films. And, votes of course are much appreciated.

Enjoy.

10 Point Rating Scale:

1 - 3 Awful.
4 Not good.
5 Meh.
6 Average.
7 Enjoyable.
8 Liked it quite a bit.
9 Loved it.
10 A work of genius.

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Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 9 23:24
I love dystopian/post-apocalyptic films too. Glad to see I don't have to recommend Idiocracy!
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 9 23:33
A great collection. If you haven't seen it yet, 12 Monkeys is a great dystopian sci fi movie. Give it a try. And Brazil should fit in this list as well.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 10 0:20
@schwarzerabt

Glad you liked the collection.

And, yep. I'll have to add 12 monkeys. Just forgot about it.

Brazil I haven't seen yet, but it's probably time from what I do know about it.
Edit: 6 years, 6 months ago
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 12 18:56
what about Equilibrium?
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 14 0:53
Equilibrium is a good call. Added!
Posted: 6 years ago at Jun 28 15:35
You should add all 3 Mad Max titles and nice really nice selections there!

Posted: 6 years ago at Jun 29 20:50
Great list! I'd also recommend "A Boy and His Dog," "Six-String Samurai," "The Quiet Earth," "The Crow," and especially "Logan's Run."
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Mar 12 20:57
I dont quite see why Truman Show and District 9 are on this list

and a gargantuan one left out...1984
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Dec 19 19:42
Good list but I would add Brazil.

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