20 Movies Like 1984

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner
Blade Runner
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 13 wins & 22 nominations total
Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young
Language: English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian, Arabic, Korean
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Blade Runner” is a dystopian science fiction film set in a future Los Angeles, where a retired police officer is tasked with hunting down and “retiring” rogue artificial beings known as replicants. As he delves deeper into his mission, he questions the nature of humanity and his own identity.

Brazil

Brazil
Brazil
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 8 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown
Actors: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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The movie “Brazil” is a dystopian satire set in a totalitarian society, following a low-ranking bureaucrat who becomes entangled in a love affair and a quest for freedom against a repressive government.

Equilibrium

Equilibrium
Equilibrium
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Metacritic: 33/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Kurt Wimmer
Actors: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Equilibrium” is a dystopian science fiction film set in a future society where emotions are suppressed through a drug called Prozium. The story follows a high-ranking government agent who begins to question the system and experiences emotions for the first time, leading him to rebel against the oppressive regime.

Gattaca

Gattaca
Gattaca
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law
Language: English, Esperanto
Country: United States
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Gattaca is a science fiction film set in a future where genetic engineering is prevalent, and follows the story of Vincent, a genetically inferior man who assumes the identity of a genetically superior person in order to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. The movie explores themes of genetic discrimination, identity, and the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity.

Metropolis

Metropolis
Metropolis
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 98/100
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Runtime: 153 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 6 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang
Actors: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich
Language: German, English
Country: Germany
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“Metropolis” is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang. The movie depicts a futuristic city divided into two social classes, where a wealthy industrialist’s son falls in love with a rebellious working-class woman, leading to a conflict that could potentially unite the disparate classes.

Minority Report

Minority Report
Minority Report
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 145 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 20 wins & 91 nominations total
Writer: Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United States
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The Minority Report movie is a science fiction thriller set in a future where crimes can be predicted and prevented before they occur. It follows a police officer who becomes a fugitive after being accused of a future murder he has yet to commit, as he tries to prove his innocence and uncover a conspiracy within the system.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 12 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess
Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“A Clockwork Orange” is a dystopian film that follows a young delinquent named Alex as he leads a gang of violent criminals, but when he is subjected to an experimental rehabilitation technique, it raises questions about free will and the nature of morality.

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
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Runtime: 60 min
Seasons: 6
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Won 15 Primetime Emmys. 91 wins & 287 nominations total
Writer: Bruce Miller
Actors: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Ann Dowd
Language: English, German, Greek
Country: United States
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“The Handmaid’s Tale” movie is a dystopian story set in a totalitarian society where fertile women, known as Handmaids, are forced into reproductive servitude. The film follows one Handmaid’s struggle for survival and her quest for freedom in a world where women’s rights have been stripped away.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 142 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award34 wins & 49 nominations total
Writer: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray
Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Hunger Games movie is a dystopian sci-fi film set in a post-apocalyptic world where teenagers are forced to participate in a televised fight to the death called ‘The Hunger Games’ as a form of government control and entertainment.”

The Matrix

The Matrix
The Matrix
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 42 wins & 52 nominations total
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Matrix” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where humanity is unknowingly trapped in a simulated reality created by intelligent machines. A group of rebels, led by a hacker named Neo, fight to free humanity and awaken them to the truth of their existence.

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 7 wins & 29 nominations
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd
Actors: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves
Language: English, French, Latin, Spanish
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Germany
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“V for Vendetta” is a dystopian thriller set in a future totalitarian Britain, where a masked vigilante named V seeks to overthrow the oppressive government and inspire a revolution. As he carries out acts of terrorism and recruits a young woman named Evey, their paths converge in a battle for freedom and justice.

Children of Men

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“Children of Men” is a dystopian science fiction film set in a near-future world where women have become infertile, and follows a former activist who is tasked with protecting the first pregnant woman in 18 years in order to save humanity from extinction.”

Dark City

Dark City
Dark City
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer
Actors: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: Australia, United States
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“Dark City” is a sci-fi film about a man who wakes up with no memory and discovers he is being manipulated by a group of mysterious beings who control reality. As he unravels the truth, he must fight to regain his identity and save humanity from their control.

Elysium

Elysium
Elysium
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 1 win & 10 nominations
Writer: Neill Blomkamp
Actors: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley
Language: English, Spanish, French, Afrikaans
Country: United States, Canada
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The movie Elysium is set in a dystopian future where the wealthy live on a luxurious space habitat called Elysium, while the rest of the population struggles to survive on Earth. A man named Max, played by Matt Damon, embarks on a dangerous mission to bring equality to both worlds.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award4 nominations total
Writer: François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Ray Bradbury
Actors: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack
Language: English, Russian, Japanese, French
Country: United Kingdom
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“Fahrenheit 451” is a dystopian film based on Ray Bradbury’s novel, depicting a future society where books are banned and burned by firemen. A young fireman begins to question his role in this oppressive society and joins a rebellion to preserve knowledge and freedom of thought.

Looper

Looper
Looper
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 18 wins & 47 nominations
Writer: Rian Johnson
Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
Language: English, French
Country: United States, China
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In the Looper movie, a hitman known as a “looper” is tasked with killing people sent back in time by a criminal organization. When he recognizes that his latest target is his future self, he must make a difficult decision that could alter the course of his life.

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: 8 wins & 28 nominations
Writer: Alex Garland, Kazuo Ishiguro
Actors: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“Never Let Me Go” is a dystopian drama film that explores the lives of three friends who discover they are clones created for organ donation. As they navigate their predetermined fate, they grapple with love, loss, and the ethics of their existence.

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 35 wins & 108 nominations
Writer: Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette
Actors: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton
Language: English, Korean, French, Japanese, Czech, German
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
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Snowpiercer is a dystopian sci-fi film set in a future where the last remnants of humanity survive on a perpetually moving train. The story follows a group of lower-class passengers who revolt against the oppressive social hierarchy onboard, attempting to reach the front of the train and gain control.

The Lobster

The Lobster
The Lobster
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 33 wins & 84 nominations total
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Actors: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
Language: English, French, Greek
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, United States, Belgium
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“The Lobster” is a dark comedy set in a dystopian society where single people are given 45 days to find a romantic partner or they will be turned into an animal of their choice. The film follows a man who enters a surreal hotel and navigates the absurd rules of the system while questioning the nature of love and societal expectations.

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
The Truman Show
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 40 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Truman Show is about a man named Truman Burbank who unknowingly lives his entire life as the star of a reality television show, with every aspect of his life being controlled and manipulated by the show’s creator. As Truman begins to question his reality and search for answers, he embarks on a journey to discover the truth and escape the confines of his artificial world.”

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