Dystopian Film List

Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by soundmotor, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. soundmotor

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    One of my favorite genres and I am always looking for something not already seen. Post any you appreciated or at least noticed. I've seen some good ones (to me) over the last year with originalish stories and a good casts. Feel free to add to the list, here are 4 fairly recent ones -


    Automata (the robots are making themselves smarter and that would be bad) Antonio Banderas, flawed but quite watchable & interesting.




    The Infinity Chamber (robotic prison cell w/ one occupant that may or may not be a terrorist) unknown cast w/ definite Moon vibe.




    The Rover (war & environmental shift leads to interesting priorities) Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy, Robert Pattinson. Might be Pearce's best work yet.





    The Young Ones (water is rationed, traded, & stolen) Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, flawed but watchable & interesting.


     
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    Fantastic Planet-1973

     
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    On the Beach- 1959

     
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    Lord of the Flies- 1963

     
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    Things to Come.

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  7. soundmotor

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    I have it on VHS, possibly LD, and DVD. Saw it on release, several times, as well.

    /mr, lowreeeeeey....
     
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  8. soundmotor

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    The post-apocalyptic thread is that way ------->
     
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    Hmm, nothing comes to mind
     
  10. soundmotor

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    I've never seen that one but need to. It's a visual bad acid trip. I wonder how many parents to their kids to see it as it was a cartoon then dealt with the screaming?
     
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    Funny boy.

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  12. soundmotor

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    I always put that on in post-apocalyptic as well. But, I suppose it could be dystopian after Heston dies and Zerbe's crew inherit the world.
     
  13. soundmotor

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    Definitely. Read it first in the 80s and about halfway through it dawned on me that it was set in the future as well. It is a great read.
     
  14. soundmotor

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    I only saw a little of this film decades ago and recalled it as being utopian. Just watched the trailer and did not get that vibe at all, more like Metropolis.

    Found it on a free channel, will watch it this weekend.
     
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    I recall Heston saying in his pompous autobiography something like “of course the London stage is my first love and I was distressed to have to cancel doing King Lear in London to go back to Hollywood to do Soylent Green”.

    He was in many good movies but he never made a movie good. My opinion of course.
     
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    That just became my new desktop image. Although I don't recall that scene, that is one of my 80s fave films. All it needs is a kilted wrestler.
     
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    Nice.
    I just put on my sunglasses.
     
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    I'm a big Mad Max fan (mainly the original), I've always wanted to explore the genre more so I'm going to have to check these suggestions out. Has anyone see the move adaption of "The Road"? The books seemed pretty cool, wonder how they film came out.
     
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    Yes, it has a utopian theme as well.
     

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