10 Movies About A Future Where Everything Goes Terribly Wrong

Sometimes fiction has the ability to put a new perspective on our lives and our society. Great dystopias can do that in a fascinating way. Here are 10 movies that brilliantly explore this theme.

1. Nineteen Eighty-Four (Michael Radford, 1984)

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

2. Children of Men ( Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

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3. The Trial (Orson Welles, 1962)

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

4. Twelve Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995)

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.

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5. Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

 6. The Matrix (The Wachowski Brothers, 1999)

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

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7. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.

8. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn’t go as planned.

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 9. The City Of Lost Children (1995,  Marc CaroJean-Pierre Jeunet)

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

10. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

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