Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dystopian Movies

Thanks to this link here is a list of the top 50 dystopian movies of all time. (Dystopia is the opposite of utopia so they are movies about unjust societies, cruel regimes etc). Copy the list and mark in bold the ones you've seen. Link back to the original post:


Metropolis (1927)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Brazil (1985)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Blade Runner (1982)
Children of Men (2006)
The Matrix (1999)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Minority Report (2002)
Delicatessen (1991)
Sleeper (1973)

The Trial (1962)
Alphaville (1965)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Serenity (2005)
Pleasantville (1998)
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Battle Royale (2000)
RoboCop (1987)
Akira (1988)
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
V for Vendetta (2005)
Metropolis (2001)
Gattaca (1997)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
On The Beach (1959)
Mad Max (1979)
Total Recall (1990)
Dark City (1998)
War Of the Worlds (1953)
District 13 (2004)
They Live (1988)
THX 1138 (1971)
Escape from New York (1981)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Silent Running (1972)
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Soylent Green (1973)
I Robot (2004)
Logan's Run (1976)
Strange Days (1995)
Idiocracy (2006)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Rollerball (1975)
Starship Troopers (1997)

One Point O (2004)
Equilibrium (2002)

6 comments:

Kev Webb said...

Metropolis (1927)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Brazil (1985)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Blade Runner (1982)
Children of Men (2006)
The Matrix (1999)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Minority Report (2002)
Delicatessen (1991)
Sleeper (1973)
The Trial (1962)
Alphaville (1965)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Serenity (2005)
Pleasantville (1998)
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Battle Royale (2000)
RoboCop (1987)
Akira (1988)
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
V for Vendetta (2005)
Metropolis (2001)
Gattaca (1997)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
On The Beach (1959)
Mad Max (1979)
Total Recall (1990)
Dark City (1998)
War Of the Worlds (1953)
District 13 (2004)
They Live (1988)
THX 1138 (1971)
Escape from New York (1981)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Silent Running (1972)
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Soylent Green (1973)
I Robot (2004)
Logan's Run (1976)
Strange Days (1995)
Idiocracy (2006)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Rollerball (1975)
Starship Troopers (1997)
One Point O (2004)
Equilibrium (2002)

We've got Gattaca on DVD if you fancy borrowing it.

St said...

Cheers. Yes please. Come and have a dig in my cupboard for a swap.

Doug Chaplin said...

Steve, only recently stumbled over your blog, and I'm enjoying your reflections (especially the of-beat ones).I think I've seen more of these films than you (and certainly different. I posted my list yesterday!

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Andy said...

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Anonymous said...

Couldn't one argue "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is dystopian and what about the future scenes in Terminator?

Any way here is my list...

Not seen

Wings of Desire (1987)
Delicatessen (1991)
Sleeper (1973)
The Trial (1962)
Alphaville (1965)
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Akira (1988)
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Metropolis (2001)
On The Beach (1959)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Idiocracy (2006)
One Point O (2004)

Seen

Metropolis (1927)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Brazil (1985)
Blade Runner (1982)
Children of Men (2006)
The Matrix (1999)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Minority Report (2002)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Serenity (2005)
Pleasantville (1998)
Battle Royale (2000)
RoboCop (1987)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
V for Vendetta (2005)
Gattaca (1997)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Mad Max (1979)
Total Recall (1990)
Dark City (1998)
War Of the Worlds (1953)(Why not the 2005 version?)
District 13 (2004) (French Film)
They Live (1988)
THX 1138 (1971)
Escape from New York (1981)
Silent Running (1972)
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Soylent Green (1973)
I Robot (2004)
Logan's Run (1976)
Strange Days (1995)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Rollerball (1975)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Equilibrium (2002)

Yes, I watch some dross.

Regards,

Graham