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The Best Dystopia Movies on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. A Clockwork Orange

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8.3/10
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93/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: In a near-future Britain, young Alexander DeLarge and his pals get their kicks beating and raping anyone they please. When not destroying the lives of others, Alex swoons to the music of Beethoven. The state, eager to crack down on juvenile crime, gives an incarcerated Alex the option to undergo an invasive procedure that'll rob him of all personal agency. In a time when conscience is a commodity, can Alex change his tune?

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

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2. V for Vendetta

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8.2/10
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93/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as “V” conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When V rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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3. Her

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8.0/10
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92/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama, Romance

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 popular subscription service (Netflix & Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Back to the Future Part II

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7.8/10
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88/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

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

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5. Snowpiercer

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7.1/10
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87/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

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

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6. Total Recall

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7.5/10
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86/100
Released: 1990
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. The Platform

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7.0/10
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84/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. An unknown number of levels. Two inmates living on each level. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity…

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

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8. The Lobster

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7.2/10
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83/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

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 beasts and sent off into The Woods.

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

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9. Cloud Atlas

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7.4/10
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83/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

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

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10. Mad Max

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6.9/10
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83/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. After some grisly events at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.

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

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11. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 1997
Animation, Anime

What it's about: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding the series, while also opening up some new possibilities.

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

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12. What Happened to Monday

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6.9/10
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79/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

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

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13. Code 8

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6.1/10
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77/100
Released: 2019
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In Lincoln City, some inhabitants have extraordinary abilities. Most live below the poverty line, under the close surveillance of a heavily militarized police force. Connor, a construction worker with powers, involves with a criminal gang to help his ailing mother. (Based on the short film “Code 8,” 2016.)

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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14. Advantageous

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6.2/10
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69/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Family

What it's about: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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15. Anon

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6.1/10
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65/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears to have subverted the system and disappeared. She has no identity, no history and no record. Sal realizes it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. Known only as 'The Girl', Sal must find her before he becomes the next victim.

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

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16. Priest

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5.7/10
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64/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the Priest's niece is kidnapped by vampires, the Priest breaks his vows to hunt them down. He is accompanied by the niece's boyfriend, who is a wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others). Coming soon to Prime Video on November 30th, 2020 (PST).

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17. Doom

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5.2/10
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60/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge, is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer purposefully injected with alien DNA, broke free and began killing people. Dr. Grimm, who is related to team member Reaper, informs them all that the chromosome can mutate humans into monsters -- and is highly infectious.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. The Bad Batch

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5.3/10
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60/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Romance, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don’t play with your food.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Time to Hunt

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6.3/10
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56/100
Released: 2020
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Wanting to leave their dystopian world behind for a faraway paradise, three outlaws plot a money heist — and draw the attention of a vicious killer.

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

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20. The Titan

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4.8/10
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55/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: On a bleak future Earth, a soldier endures a radical genetic transformation to save humanity. But his wife fears he's becoming more creature than man.

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

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21. Illang: The Wolf Brigade

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6.0/10
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55/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In 2029, the elite police squad Illang combats a terrorist group opposing reunification of the two Koreas. But another enemy may be lurking nearby.

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

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22. Ares

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6.2/10
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54/100
Released: 2016
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In a near future, the world order has changed. With its 10 millions of unemployed citizens, France has now become a poor country. Its people wavers between rebellion and resignation and find an outlet in the shape of TV broadcast ultra brutal fights in which the players are legally doped and unscrupulous.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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23. White Chamber

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4.4/10
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48/100
Released: 2018
Drama, Horror

What it's about: The United Kingdom. Soon. Civil war rages. A woman wakes up in a blindingly white cuboid cell. Using its sophisticated functionality, her captor tortures her for information; information she claims not to have - or does she?

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

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