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Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time

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People who added this item 1913 Average listal rating (962 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Synopsis: In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a saviour to mediate their differences.

Setting: 'Metropolis' - Sprawling cityscape.
Year: 2026
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People who added this item 6022 Average listal rating (3837 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Synopsis: In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and later volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem... but not all goes to plan.

Setting: 'London' - Anarchic cityscape
Year: Unspecified
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People who added this item 2196 Average listal rating (1271 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Synopsis: A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Setting: Unnamed city
Year: Unspecified
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Synopsis: An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Setting: 'Berlin' - Modern day and wartime eras
Year: 1980s
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People who added this item 4362 Average listal rating (2808 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Synopsis: Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker...

Setting: 'Los Angeles' - Sprawling cityscape
Year: 2019
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People who added this item 3430 Average listal rating (2236 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Synopsis: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Setting: 'England' - London, Kent, Coastal town ghetto
Year: 2027
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People who added this item 9792 Average listal rating (5746 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
Synopsis: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.

Setting: 'America' - Present Day, 'Subterranean Earth' - Apocalyptic future
Year: Present Day
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Synopsis: In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a band of bandits.

Setting: 'Australia' - Desert wastes.
Year: Unspecified
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People who added this item 4651 Average listal rating (3197 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Synopsis: In the future, criminals are caught before the crimes they commit, but one of the officers in the special unit is accused of one such crime and sets out to prove his innocence.

Setting: 'Washington D.C' - Futuristic society.
Year: 2054
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People who added this item 1240 Average listal rating (681 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Synopsis: Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who creates cannibalistic meals for his odd tenants.

Setting: 'France' - Rural apocalyptic town.
Year: 1950s
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People who added this item 723 Average listal rating (431 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Synopsis: A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Setting: 'New York' - Sprawling cityscape.
Year: 2173
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People who added this item 386 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Trial (1962)
Synopsis: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

Setting: Unnamed City
Year: Unspecified
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People who added this item 620 Average listal rating (321 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Synopsis: Suddenly the word is Alphaville... and a secret agent is in a breathless race against the Masters of the Future.

Setting: 'Alphaville' - Sprawling cityscape.
Year: Present day
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People who added this item 4117 Average listal rating (2683 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Synopsis: In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Setting: 'Baltimore' - Sprawling cityscape, Underground civilisation
Year: Present day, 2035
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People who added this item 1911 Average listal rating (1216 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Synopsis: The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is telepathic.

Setting: Otherworldly planets.
Year: 26th Century
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People who added this item 2134 Average listal rating (1313 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 2613 Average listal rating (1728 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1908 Average listal rating (1181 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 7136 Average listal rating (4589 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 646 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 2251 Average listal rating (1472 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1853 Average listal rating (1183 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 2322 Average listal rating (1563 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1610 Average listal rating (1006 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 563 Average listal rating (378 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 960 Average listal rating (664 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 666 Average listal rating (344 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
THX 1138 (1971)
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People who added this item 1684 Average listal rating (933 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 279 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 821 Average listal rating (425 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 592 Average listal rating (348 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 4270 Average listal rating (2898 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
I, Robot (2004)
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People who added this item 448 Average listal rating (287 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 696 Average listal rating (422 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1133 Average listal rating (718 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 297 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
Paranoia: 1.0 (2004)
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People who added this item 2096 Average listal rating (1405 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
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This list documents the greatest dystopian films humanity has to offer. It is taken from another website which can easily be found by searching the list name on Google. Each film synopsis is taken from Imdb.com.

dys·to·pi·a - An imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror.

Recurring dystopian themes:

Human Misery
Poverty
Oppression
Violence
Disease
Pollution
Societal Collapse
Massive Dehumanisation
Apocalyptic Event



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