20 “Must-See” Dystopian/Futuristic Films


What life could be in the future? In no particular order.

1. A Clockwork Orange (1975)

2. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

3. Ex-Machina (2015)

4. Never Let Me Go (2010)

5. The Fifth Element (1997)

6. Children of Men (2006) 

7. The Road (2009)

8. Elysium (2013)

9. Blade Runner (1982)

10. Brazil (1985)

11. The Matrix (1999)

12. The Lobster (2015)

13. Avatar (2009)

14. Gattaca (1997)

15. Her (2013)

16. Minority Report (2002)

17. The Martian (2015)

18. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

19. Total Recall (1990)

20. V for Vendetta (2006)


12 Responses to 20 “Must-See” Dystopian/Futuristic Films

  1. Great list. I’ve seen them all except “The Road”. I better rent it soon.

  2. Eric Binford says:

    Nice list. I would just add Metropolis (1927), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), THX 1138 (1971), Soylent Green (1973), Stalker (1979), Cloud Atlas (2012).

    • dbmoviesblog says:

      Thanks for your suggestions. The movies you mention have powerful future visions. I was not too impressed by Fahrenheit 451 or Cloud Atlas and still have to see TNX 1138 and Soylent Green. I think that Metropolis is important here, though.

  3. KukuhGiaji says:

    GREAT LIST!. I really adore The Clockwork Orange, and you put them in a first pleace 😄

  4. Dan says:

    Brazil has to be a favourite of mine. The theme has clearly provided a great stage for filmmakers to express themselves when you look at some of the classics listed above.

  5. atthematinee says:

    This is a great list! Would you be interested in sharing it on any movie websites? 🙂

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  7. Great list. I’m surprised that the likes of Dark City, Battle Royale, and 12 Monkeys never featured, though.

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