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Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time

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People who added this item 1932 Average listal rating (973 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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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 2216 Average listal rating (1276 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 4401 Average listal rating (2839 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 3456 Average listal rating (2263 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 9837 Average listal rating (5774 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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People who added this item 1305 Average listal rating (875 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
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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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 1252 Average listal rating (687 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 391 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 630 Average listal rating (331 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 4139 Average listal rating (2701 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 1925 Average listal rating (1222 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 2141 Average listal rating (1316 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 2634 Average listal rating (1740 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1933 Average listal rating (1202 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 7171 Average listal rating (4609 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 647 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 2275 Average listal rating (1497 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1887 Average listal rating (1207 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 2344 Average listal rating (1579 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1617 Average listal rating (1013 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 565 Average listal rating (378 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 984 Average listal rating (682 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 676 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 1694 Average listal rating (945 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 285 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 839 Average listal rating (431 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 4288 Average listal rating (2909 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
I, Robot (2004)
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People who added this item 454 Average listal rating (291 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 704 Average listal rating (427 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1155 Average listal rating (729 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 300 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
Paranoia: 1.0 (2004)
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People who added this item 2104 Average listal rating (1412 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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