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The Best Dystopia Movies and TV Shows on HBO

Finding a good Dystopia movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Dystopia movies and TV shows of all time streaming on HBO.

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1. Westworld

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8.8/10
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92/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO). 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 20 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. The Leftovers

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8.3/10
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83/100
Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't make the cut.Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, 'The Leftovers' follows Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police in a small New York suburb, as he tries to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies.

Where to Watch: 28 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO). 28 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 28 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. I, Robot

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7.1/10
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82/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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4. Years and Years

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8.4/10
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82/100
Year: 2019-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, members of the Lyons family converge on one crucial night in 2019. Over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of their everyday lives are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could change the world.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).

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5. Dawn of the Dead

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7.3/10
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81/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Sunshine

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7.2/10
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81/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Titan A.E.

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6.6/10
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69/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A young man finds out that he holds the key to restoring hope and ensuring survival for the human race, while an alien species called the Drej are bent on mankind's destruction.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. Mortal Engines

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6.1/10
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69/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Many thousands of years in the future, Earth’s cities roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive traction cities, the old London, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a mysterious young woman from the wastelands who will change the course of his life forever.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $5.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. Z for Zachariah

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6.0/10
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67/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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10. The Darkest Minds

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5.7/10
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66/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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11. Repo Men

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6.3/10
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63/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the best agents in the business, but when he becomes the recipient of an artificial heart, he finds himself in the same dire straits as his many victims.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. The Invasion

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5.9/10
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59/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that transforms anyone who comes into contact with it into unfeeling drones while they sleep. Carol realizes her son holds the key to stopping the spread of the plague and she races to find him before it is too late.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. The Stepford Wives

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5.3/10
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56/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Science-Fiction

What it's about: What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech, terrifying little town.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Fahrenheit 451

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4.9/10
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55/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. Daybreak

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5.0/10
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41/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When a substantial portion of the nation's populace falls victim to a deadly plague, the tyrannical government quarantines them in camps, offering no alternative except death. But a gutsy rebel named Torch sets out to help the afflicted by leading an underground effort to spirit the victims to humane sanctuary.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).