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 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 to be comprehensive. 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!?

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  • Metropolis
  • End of the World
  • Day the World Ended
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • On the Beach
  • The World, the Flesh and the Devil
  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire
  • Beyond the Time Barrier
  • Last Woman on Earth
  • The Last War
  • Battle of the Worlds
  • The Creation of the Humanoids
  • Panic in Year Zero!
  • La Jetée
  • This Is Not a Test
  • Fail-Safe
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Alphaville
  • Crack in the World
  • The War Game
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • In the Year 2889
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Planet of the Apes
  • The Bed-Sitting Room
  • The Seed of Man
  • No Blade of Grass
  • Colossus: The Forbin Project
  • GAS-S-S-S (It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It)
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes
  • THX 1138
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Andromeda Strain
  • The Omega Man
  • Beware! The Blob
  • 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
  • The Noah
  • Logan's Run
  • Wizards
  • Damnation Alley
  • Holocaust 2000
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • The Shape of Things to Come
  • Ravagers
  • Quintet
  • Parts: The Clonus Horror
  • Alien
  • The Late, Great Planet Earth
  • Mad Max
  • The Apple
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Malevil
  • Escape from New York
  • Blade Runner
  • Battletruck
  • Testament
  • Exterminators of the Year 3000
  • The Last Battle
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Threads
  • Night of the Comet
  • The Terminator
  • Brazil
  • Def-Con 4
  • 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
  • Akira
  • Cyborg
  • The Blood of Heroes
  • Bunker Palace Hôtel
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Hardware
  • Total Recall
  • Delicatessen
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Alien³
  • Demolition Man
  • Freejack
  • Fortress
  • Tank Girl
  • Waterworld