Best new Dystopian/Utopian movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best dystopian movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are George Miller, Francis Lawrence & Joon-ho Bong our new dystopian genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

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New dystopian movies in 2018

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Best dystopian movies of 2017

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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    DIRECTOR: Colm McCarthy
    CAST: Gemma Arterton Dominique Tippe Glenn Close

    One of the most surprising films of 2016, 'The Girl With All the Gifts' is a film that will satisfy both avid zombie/horror lovers and those who are more into art house cinema. Based on the best-selling novel, 'The Girl...' takes place in a near future, where a virus has turned the majority of the population into a zombie-like species. A very small part of them, so-called 'Hybrids', are capable of emotions though. Melanie is one of them. Is she the key to the solution for mankind? Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 26th, 2017

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  • The Humanity Bureau

    DIRECTOR: Rob W. King
    CAST: Nicolas Cage Hugh Dillon Sarah Lind

    Nicolas Cage stars in this Canadian upcoming film, set in a not-too-distant future where the government cremates every human being that is expendable. Read more

    RATING: 73/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 12th, 2018

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  • Logan

    DIRECTOR: James Mangold
    CAST: Doris Morgado Hugh Jackman Dafne Keen

    In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are... Read more

    RATING: 83/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 12th, 2018

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Best dystopian movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated dystopian movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Snowpiercer

    DIRECTOR: Joon-ho Bong
    CAST: Chris Evans Jamie Bell Tilda Swinton

    A climate change experiment has lead to the total annihilation of life from the Earth barring a few passengers who are travelling on a train that travels around the globe... Read more

    RATING: 70/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 11th, 2014

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  • The Double

    DIRECTOR: Richard Ayoade
    CAST: Jesse Eisenberg Mia Wasikowska Wallace Shawn

    A government clerk's life undergoes an unwanted transformation when his office employees another employee who is an exact look-alike of him but unlike him extremely... Read more

    RATING: 67/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 19th, 2014

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  • The Congress

    DIRECTOR: Ari Folman
    CAST: Robin Wright Harvey Keitel Jon Hamm

    The concept focuses on the unexpected consequences that arise when an ageing actress who is struggling for a job accepts one last task that affects her in the manner she... Read more

    RATING: 65/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 24th, 2014

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  • The Zero Theorem

    DIRECTOR: Terry Gilliam
    CAST: Christoph Waltz Lucas Hedges Mélanie Thierry

    A corporate assigns the task of proving 'The zero Theorem' that states that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless, to a socially abandoned... Read more

    RATING: 61/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 19th, 2014

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  • The Rover

    DIRECTOR: David Michôd
    CAST: Guy Pearce Robert Pattinson Scoot McNairy

    The story is set against the backdrop of a global economic crisis; a man's car gets stolen and even after 10 years the toughened loner pursues the thieves, in the... Read more

    RATING: 6.4/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 26th, 2014

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  • High-Rise

    DIRECTOR: Ben Wheatley
    CAST: Tom Hiddleston Jeremy Irons

    Versatile British director Ben Wheatley returns with 'High-Rise', a strange and intellectual dystopia flick. Robert Laing is a well-off doctor who decides to live in a elegant and luxurious apartment block. The residents live in complete isolation, the building serving as some kind of micro-society. High-Rise is a movie you simply have to experience; its stark, estranging images, the weird, black situation humor... Wheatley created something entirely unique here.Read more

    RATING: 58/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 18th, 2016

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