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    Dystopian societies have long been a popular choice for novels, film and now TV shows such as Westworld and The 100.

    The idea of what the future could possibly hold for us is an exciting and equally thrilling prospect but also TERRIBLE, so to kick off our Dystopian November, we’ve chosen our top ten picks of movies you need to watch this month …

    Most of these started off life as books, so how many have YOU read? 

    The Maze Runner, 2014

    1) 1984 (1984)

    In a tyrannical future society, a man whose job is to rewrite history decides to rebel by falling in love.

    2) Battle Royale (2000)

    The government forces a class of students once a year to participate in a deadly game where there can only be one survivor.

    3) Brazil (1985)

    Set in a retro future, a government official tries to correct an administrative error landing himself and the woman of his dreams as enemies of the state.

    4) The Matrix (1999)

    A computer hacker learns the true nature of his reality and the role he will play in the war against the controllers.


    5) Mad Max Fury Road (2015)

    A woman in search of her homeland rebels against her tyrannical ruler by stealing his prized female prisoners with the help of Max.

    6) The Hunger Games (2012)

    Teenagers are selected at random to compete in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death.

    7) Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

    A soldier is forced to relive the same day over and over again, restarting each time he dies.


    8) The Maze Runner (2014)

    A group of teenagers find themselves trapped in a maze with no memory of how they got there but must band together to find a way out.

    9)  I am Legend (2007)

    The lone survivor of a plague that has wiped out most of humanity, struggles to find a cure in his abandoned hometown of New York city.

    10) A.I – Artificial Intelligence (2001)

    A highly advanced robotic boy dreams of becoming a real boy to regain the love of his human mother.


    IMG_8071This list was compiled by Olivia Brennan, freelance writer, blogger and assistant script editor: I work as a Freelance Writer, Blogger & Assistant Script Editor. Check out my blog HERE or Facebook Page The Final Frontier. Feel free to follow me on twitter as @LivSFB and say hi!

    4 thoughts on “DYSTOPIAN NOVEMBER: Top 10 Movies”

    1. Interesting list. I’m not a particular fan of the distopia genre (a little too depressing for me) but I’m wondering if there are any classic films (as in, made before 1980) that you would have put on the list. The only one that comes to mind for me right now (if it even fits the definition of distopia) is Soylant Green.


      ~~~Tam May~~~

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