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The Best Dystopia Movies on HBO

Finding a good Dystopia movie 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 of all time streaming on HBO.

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1. Upgrade

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7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo87%
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88/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $6.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo82%
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87/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

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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3. RoboCop

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
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86/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

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. I, Robot

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo56%
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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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5. The Day After Tomorrow

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6.4/10
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75/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

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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6. The Parallax View

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7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo90%
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75/100
Released: 1974Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

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 (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. Mortal Engines

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6.1/10
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70/100
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 $10.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. Titan A.E.

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6.6/10
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70/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Resident Evil: Apocalypse

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6.2/10
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69/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood- thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet.

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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10. War of the Worlds

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6.5/10
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67/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

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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11. RoboCop 2

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5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo31%
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62/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path, uses Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God.

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 $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. Judge Dredd

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5.6/10
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61/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.

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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13. 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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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14. Fahrenheit 451

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
4.9/10
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57/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Cyborg

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5.1/10
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52/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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16. RoboCop 3

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4.1/10
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46/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The mega corporation Omni Consumer Products is still bent on creating their pet project, Delta City, to replace the rotting city of Detroit. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the area have no intention of abandoning their homes simply for desires of the company. To this end, OCP have decided to force them to leave by employing a ruthless mercenary army to attack and harass them. An underground resistance begins and in this fight, Robocop must decide where his loyalties lie.

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 $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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17. Daybreak

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5.0/10
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43/100
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 watch free online (Tubi TV), 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).