Dystopia, Science Fiction and the Apocalypse

These are all films that relate to the theme of dystopian societies, or include worlds different from our own.

Some contextual reasoning for the films on the list:

1. They focus on an apocalyptic event that can/might/does/will cause dystopian effects or the downfall of man.

2. They focus on 'dystopian' societies and civilizations and the resulting situations.

3. They focus on a predicted future of the human race - good OR bad!

Some of these films are excellent, some are good and some are of dubious quality but are included simply because I have a soft spot for them. Hopefully eventually this will be quite an extensive list! They are listed in some kind of vague chronological order, because I enjoy that sort of thing.

I'm beginning to think that Arnold Schwarzenegger must enjoy the topic as much as I do. How many of these films have you starred in, Arnie!?

  • Metropolis
  • End of the World
  • On the Beach
  • Day the World Ended
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The World, the Flesh and the Devil
  • The Last War
  • Panic in Year Zero!
  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire
  • Fail-Safe
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Alphaville
  • Crack in the World
  • The War Game
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • In the Year 2889
  • Planet of the Apes
  • The Bed-Sitting Room
  • No Blade of Grass
  • Colossus: The Forbin Project
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes
  • THX 1138
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Andromeda Strain
  • The Omega Man
  • Silent Running
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
  • Soylent Green
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes
  • Westworld
  • Zardoz
  • Death Race 2000
  • Rollerball
  • The Ultimate Warrior
  • Logan's Run
  • Damnation Alley
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Quintet
  • Parts: The Clonus Horror
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Alien
  • Mad Max
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Escape from New York
  • Blade Runner
  • Testament
  • The Last Battle
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Threads
  • Night of the Comet
  • The Terminator
  • Brazil
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • The Quiet Earth
  • Land of Doom
  • Aliens
  • RoboCop
  • The Running Man
  • When the Wind Blows
  • Cherry 2000
  • They Live
  • Miracle Mile
  • Cyborg
  • Akira
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Hardware
  • Total Recall
  • Delicatessen
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Alien³
  • Demolition Man
  • Freejack
  • Fortress
  • Tank Girl
  • Waterworld
  • Judge Dredd
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Johnny Mnemonic
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Barb Wire
  • Escape from L.A.
  • The Fifth Element
  • Gattaca
  • The Postman
  • Starship Troopers
  • Alien: Resurrection
  • Last Night
  • Six-String Samurai
  • Brave New World
  • The Matrix
  • eXistenZ
  • Titan A.E.
  • Battle Royale
  • Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Resident Evil
  • Reign of Fire
  • Minority Report
  • Equilibrium