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EWs’ Top 20 Dystopian Movies

In light (or darkness) of the recent theatrical release of the dystopian Children of Men, Entertainment Weekly #917 lists…

The Top 20 Dystopian Movies

  1. A Clockwork Orange (1971; set in near future)
  2. Brazil (1985; set in 20th century)
  3. The Road Warrior (1982; postapocalypse)
  4. Escape From New York (1981; set in 1997)
  5. Logan’s Run (1976; set in 23rd century)
  6. 12 Monkeys (1995; set in 2035)
  7. Metropolis (1927; set in 2026)
  8. The Matrix (1999, circa 2199)
  9. Blade Runner (1982; set in 2019) [see SF Signal book review]
  10. Akira (1988; set in 2019)
  11. THX-1138 (1971; set in near future)
  12. Dark City (19; set in a not-so-far-off future)
  13. Alphaville (1965; set in a distant time, in another world)
  14. Fahrenheit 451 (1966; set sometime after the 20th century) [see SF Signal book review]
  15. The Omega Man (1971; set in the late 1970s)
  16. Soylent Green (1973; set in 2022)
  17. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970; set in the late 3900s)
  18. Death Race 2000 (1975; set in 2000)
  19. Back to the Future II (1989; set in 2015)
  20. Gattaca (1997; set in the near future)
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