These dystopian type films seem to be getting more popular each year. If you don’t understand what these are, basically they’re films where the setting is a place ran by a totalitarian government or the environment is degraded.
What I like about these movies is that it seems to intensify the conflict for the main characters. Also, the concept of corrupt government (in fiction – duh) has always been fascinating to me. I think you can pull some amazing and entertaining stories.
A very well known one comes to mind, The Hunger Games. I never read the books but when I saw the first film in theaters, I was so invested in the plot. The horrible idea of children murdering children was something I’ve never seen before. This wasn’t just some typical story of one human wanting to kill another human but this were kids! And it was all ran by a government. It gives a twist to things.
Top 10 Films Set In A Dystopia
-Mad Max: Fury Road (Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron)
From director George Miller comes the fourth adventure in the Mad Max film series. In a post-apocalyptic world, Max (Hardy) teams up with a mysterious woman, Furiosa (Theron), to try and survive.
-V For Vendetta (Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving)
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of “V”, plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
-Battle Royale (Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda)
A group of students from a Japanese high school are forced to compete in a battle, killing one another until only one is left standing.
-Children of Men (Clive Owen, Juan Gabriel Yacuzzi)
In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible.
-The Hunger Games (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson)
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
-The Matrix (Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne)
Keanu Reeves stars in an explosive sci-fi adventure about a man who comes to believe that his everyday world is the product of a computer-driven digital matrix that feeds on humans.
-Never Let Me Go (Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley)
Academy Award Nominees Carey Mulligan* and Keira Knightley**, co-star with talented newcomer Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) in this poignant and powerful film. Kathy (Mulligan), Ruth (Knightley) and Tommy (Garfield) are best friends who grow up together at an English boarding school with a chilling secret.
-District 9 (Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope)
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
-Equilibrium (Christian Bale, Dominic Purcell)
Delivering awesome high-tech action in the power-packed style of The Matrix and Minority Report, Equilibrium stars Christian Bale (The Fighter) and Taye Diggs (TV’sPrivate Practice) in a thrilling look at a future where the only crime is being human.
-Minority Report (Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow)
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.
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