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The Best Dystopia Movies and TV Shows on Syfy

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 Syfy.

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1. Futurama

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8.4/10
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89/100
Year: 1999-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 10
Science-Fiction, Animation

What it's about: The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century.

Where to Watch: 131 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 11 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy & Comedy Central). 139 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 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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86/100
Released: 1968Rated: R
Drama, Cult

What it's about: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" horror film, and it greatly influenced the modern pop-culture zombie archetype.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, SnagFilms, Tubi TV & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Starz, ConTV & 4 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz, Epix & Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. Battlestar Galactica

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8.6/10
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81/100
Year: 2004-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Where to Watch: 72 episodes (94%) are available to watch free online (Syfy). 73 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy). 75 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Killjoys

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7.2/10
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76/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An action-packed adventure series following a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters (a.k.a. Killjoys) sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants around the Quad, a system of planets on the brink of revolution.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (Syfy). 49 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy). 50 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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6.5/10
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74/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from across the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. At the center of Alpha is a mysterious dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

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

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6. Van Helsing

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66/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of famous vampire hunter and Dracula nemesis Abraham Van Helsing is resurrected five years in the future to find out that vampires have taken over the world and that she possesses unique power over them. She is humanity’s last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.

Where to Watch: 39 episodes (78%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 11 episodes (22%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy). 50 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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7. Resident Evil: Afterlife

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5.8/10
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65/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

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

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8. Resident Evil: Retribution

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63/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by new found allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

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

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9. Dead 7

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29/100
Released: 2016
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: A ragtag group of gunslingers try to make their way in a post-apocalyptic world. The twist to this world is that it’s just not barren and dangerous, it’s also filled with flesh-eating zombies. The gunslingers will find themselves stranded in a town and forced to make a choice on either to save the citizens of the town or save themselves.

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

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10. Empire of the Sharks

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29/100
Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: On a future earth where 98% of the surface is underwater, a Warlord who controls an army of sharks meets his match when he captures the daughter of a mysterious shark caller who must learn to marshal a supernatural ability if she is to free her people from the Warlord's dominion.

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