Gizmodo Movie Night: 10 Dystopian Flicks Because We Give Up

Gizmodo Movie Night: 10 Dystopian Flicks Because We Give Up

Everything is shit, so let’s just embrace the chaos. Here are a bunch of dystopian titles that may become a reality in the near future. We’ve also included two amazing John Hurt films, because apparently this week wasn’t already garbage enough. Vale.



Stan: A George Orwell story set in a world where absolute conformity in action, word and thought including loyalty to Big Brother is demanded. In 1984, the world is divided into three states, whose inhabitants are dominated by all powerful governments.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Matrix

Stan: What is The Matrix? No one can concieve it, no one can be told what it is. It has to be seen, to be understood. This is the kind of future you don’t dream about.

Watch it now on Stan. Wanna marathon the whole series? You Can also watch The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

The Hunger Games

Stan: Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Watch it now on Stan. Wanna marathon the whole series? You can also watch Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2.

Tank Girl

Watch it now on Stan.

Stan: In this laugh-a-minute, futuristic thriller, a mega-villain (Malcolm McDowell) controls the world’s water supply, and it’s up to Tank Girl (Lori Petty) and her outrageous cohorts to end his greedy reign.

Escape From New York

Stan: Manhattan has become a walled prison for criminals where they are left to run loose. The plane carrying the American President crashes there, and he is taken prisoner by “the Duke”. Sent in to rescue him from this land of hell is Snake Plissken.

Watch it now on Stan.


V For Vendetta

Netflix: A masked freedom fighter known as “V” takes up arms against the totalitarian government and finds an unlikely ally in a young woman.

Watch it now on Netflix.

12 Monkeys

Netflix: In the year 2035, a convict volunteers to travel back in time to determine the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out the population decades earlier.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Black Mirror

Netflix: The sleek world of tomorrow offers opportunities beyond our wildest dreams. At a price out of our worst nightmares.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: In a catastrophic future, the remaining population is crowded into megacities, where all-powerful and ultraviolent cops are hunting for terrorists.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Watch it now on Netflix.

Netflix: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death.

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