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The Best Dystopia Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

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 Kanopy.

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1. Battle Royale

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7.6/10
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80/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla, Kanopy & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Night of the Living Dead

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7.9/10
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79/100
Released: 1968Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Peacock, Plex & 4 others), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Paramount+, fuboTV & 10 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz, Epix & Syfy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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7.4/10
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75/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted 'replacement', realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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4. Stalker

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8.1/10
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79/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep-seated desires are granted.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Her

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8.0/10
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83/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Romance, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

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

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6. Day of the Dead

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 1985
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians, and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race. However, the tension inside the base is reaching a breaking point, and the zombies are gathering outside.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (HBO, Philo, fuboTV & 3 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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7.7/10
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75/100
Released: 1956
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+ & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Metropolis

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8.3/10
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79/100
Released: 1927
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & The Roku Channel), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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9. Cube

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7.2/10
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77/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Mystery

What it's about: A group of strangers find themselves trapped in a maze-like prison. It soon becomes clear that each of them possesses the peculiar skills necessary to escape, if they don't wind up dead first.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Melancholia

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7.2/10
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76/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Kanopy & Dox) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Threads

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8.0/10
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71/100
Released: 1984
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Prime Video, Microsoft & Vudu).

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12. Dark Star

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6.3/10
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66/100
Released: 1974Rated: G
Science-Fiction, Comedy

What it's about: A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a "sensitive" and intelligent bombing device that starts to question the meaning of its existence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Fandor & 3 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Vanishing on 7th Street

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4.9/10
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62/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A mysterious global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic horror. Realizing they may in fact be the last people on earth, a dark shadow hones in on them alone.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Night of the Comet

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6.4/10
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66/100
Released: 1984Rated: PG-13
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous "think tank," karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & YouTube), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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15. Stake Land

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6.5/10
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68/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. The Postman

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6.1/10
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68/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something yet undiscovered: the power to inspire hope.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. The Core

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5.5/10
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66/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with catastrophic consequences. To resolve the crisis, Keyes, along with a team of the world's most gifted scientists, travel into the earth's core. Their mission: detonate a device that will reactivate the core.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Philo, fuboTV & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. The Last Man on Earth

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6.8/10
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66/100
Released: 1964
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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19. The Final Cut

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6.2/10
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65/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Set in a world with memory implants, Alan Hakman is a 'cutter'—someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories—but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, IMDb TV & The Roku Channel), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla, Kanopy & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. The Parallax View

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7.1/10
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67/100
Released: 1974Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.

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

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21. Atlas Shrugged: Part I

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5.6/10
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62/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. Automata

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6.1/10
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67/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, IMDb TV & The Roku Channel) & stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy).

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23. The Quiet Earth

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6.8/10
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67/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Mystery

What it's about: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. Lord of the Flies

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6.9/10
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65/100
Released: 1963Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led by the pragmatic Ralph and the other by militaristic Jack -- their society falls into disarray, leading to a disturbing examination of human nature and a chilling conclusion.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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25. Things to Come

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6.7/10
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62/100
Released: 1936
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, The Criterion Channel, Fandor & 3 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. Atlas Shrugged: Part II

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5.4/10
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58/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to the mounting energy crisis - found abandoned amongst ruins, a miraculous motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching. It’s a race against the clock to find the inventor and stop the destroyer before the motor of the World is stopped for good. A motor that would power the World. A World whose motor would be stopped. Who is John Galt?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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27. The Turin Horse

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7.8/10
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66/100
Released: 2011
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signal the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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28. Subway

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6.6/10
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62/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a subterranean society of eccentric characters and petty criminals.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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29. Sleeping Dogs

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6.4/10
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54/100
Released: 1977
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Recluse Smith is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerrillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Kanopy & ConTV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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30. Jubilee

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6.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1978
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Queen Elizabeth I visits late twentieth-century Britain to find a depressing landscape where life has changed since her time.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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31. The Day the Earth Caught Fire

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7.2/10
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60/100
Released: 1961
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have caused the orbit of the Earth to alter, sending it hurtling towards the sun.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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32. Born in Flames

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6.5/10
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54/100
Released: 1983
Fantasy, Comedy

What it's about: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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33. Dark City

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7.6/10
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78/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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34. Freejack

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5.4/10
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60/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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35. The Lobster

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7.2/10
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78/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into animals and sent off into The Woods.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime, Hoopla & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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36. Death Race 2000

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6.2/10
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64/100
Released: 1975Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. Frankenstein, the mysterious returning champion, has become America's hero, but this time he has a passenger from the underground resistance.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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37. A Boy and His Dog

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6.5/10
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64/100
Released: 1975Rated: R
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog, Blood, are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War IV, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the desert-like wasteland. Vic and Blood eke out a meager existence, foraging for food and fighting gangs of cutthroats.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 4 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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38. Into the Forest

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5.8/10
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62/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime, Hoopla & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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39. Alphaville

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7.1/10
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66/100
Released: 1965Rated: G
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: An American private-eye arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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40. Equals

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6.1/10
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64/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime, Hoopla & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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41. High-Rise

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5.6/10
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64/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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42. Metropia

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6.2/10
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60/100
Released: 2009
Animation, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper into a bizarre conspiracy of control - mind and body.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 4 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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43. Robot & Frank

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Comedy

What it's about: Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown children are concerned about their father’s well-being and buy him a caretaker robot. Initially resistant to the idea, Frank soon appreciates the benefits of robotic support – like nutritious meals and a clean house – and eventually begins to treat his robot like a true companion. With his robot’s assistance, Frank’s passion for his old, unlawful profession is reignited, for better or worse.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Epix, Hoopla & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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44. Turkey Shoot

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5.9/10
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56/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the near future, after an unspecified holocaust, survivors are herded into prison camps. There, they are hunted for sport by the leaders of the camp. Paul, one of the newest prisoners, is determined not to go down as quietly as the others.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex, IMDb TV & PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Kanopy & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Prime Video, Microsoft & Vudu).

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45. Death Watch

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6.7/10
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56/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: In a future world where the disease has been finally defeated and everything can be sold, even the crude spectacle of death, the rare case of a dying woman becomes the morbid theme of a revolutionary reality show, broadcast through the curious eyes of a peculiar camera.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, The Roku Channel & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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46. Kamikaze 1989

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5.8/10
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47/100
Released: 1982
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & ConTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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47. Natural City

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5.7/10
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50/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Two cops, R and Noma, hunt down renegade cyborgs. Cyborgs are used as commandos by the military, as lust objects and for companionship. Normaly they have a limited lifespan of three years but black market technology is being developed to be able to transfer a cyborg's artificial intelligence into human host. This drives R to find a suitable host for his expiring cyborg Ria.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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48. Sad Beauty

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7.7/10
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39/100
Released: 2020
Drama, Animation

What it's about: In a heavily polluted world, a young woman mourns the disappearance of animal species. When she falls ill due to a bacterial infection, nature appears to send her a message in her hallucinations.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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49. Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB

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6.3/10
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47/100
Released: 1967
Comedy, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In an underground city in a dystopian future, the protagonist, whose name is "THX 1138 4EB", is shown running through passageways and enclosed spaces. It is soon discovered that THX is escaping his community. The government uses computers and cameras to track down THX and attempt to stop him; however, they fail. He escapes by breaking through a door and runs off into the sunset. The government sends their condolences to YYO 7117, THX's mate, claiming that THX has destroyed himself. Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB is a 1967 science fiction short film written and directed by George Lucas[1] while he attended the University of Southern California's film school.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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50. The Coming Days

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6.4/10
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44/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: Welcome to 2020: The European Union has collapsed following the fourth Gulf War and massive barricades keep illegal immigrants out of cities that are barely functioning. In the middle of this highly volatile environment is the family of Walter Kuper, an energy conglomerate executive. Walter’s daughter, Cecilia, has joined the Black Storm terrorist group. Her sister Laura must choose between motherhood and the man she loves; their brother Philip has been called into fight for Germany in a hopeless war to secure the last remaining oil fields. Starring leading actors Daniel Brühl, Johanna Wokalek and Jürgen Vogel, "The Days to Come" asks provocative questions about the current state of things as it depicts personal and political realities in a scarily believable near–future.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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