We like to think that our future will be nice and colorful but judging by some movies there’s a good chance it’s going to be dark, gritty, and very scary. It’s the de-evolution of the society that’s the most terrifying. People acting like everything’s as it should be is the most depressing sight for a sane human to witness. We don’t need monsters and undead zombies to have a screwed up future. All it takes is technology and wrong people with power. That’s how you know you’re living in a dystopia.
Here are 10 dystopian movie worlds you’d never want to live in.
1. Mad Max
A post-apocalyptic world where water, food, and fuel are much more valuable than human lives. Needless to say, only a crazy person would want to live in a place like that. But hey at least their scrap-cars are amazing!
Would you like to be born into a world where your only job is to be a battery for a race of machines that keep billions of people in a shared computer-generated reality? Yeah, didn’t think so.
3. V is for Vendetta
Near future. Great Britain is struck with a deadly virus, which scared people into voting for a nazi party Norsefire, and throwing the country into a nightmarish totalitarian regime. If you’re not a snitch here, prepare to be experimented on!
4. Alita Battle Angel
It’s the 26th century. The human race has colonized most of the Solar system but here on Earth, you have the uninhabited post-war Badlands and occasional cities like Scrapyard, where the poverty and crime reign supreme. Unlike the high and mighty of this world, who live in cities way above the ground and don’t give a hoot about anyone but themselves.
5. The Purge
One day in a year any and all crimes are allowed without repercussions, even cold-blooded murder. Screw that future! Imagine if internet users were given a jail-free card. They’d be writing down names of those who “urt them” the whole year only to then blow that man’s brains out!
Human race is almost extinct thanks to our carelessness towards the global warming, and a few catastrophic attempts to fix it. What’s left of the humanity rides the enormously long train called the Snowpiercer, where the closer you are to the head of the train the more of an A-hole you are. The further you are from the head, the more brutal are the living conditions are. And also the planet is basically dead.
After the WW3, the world is in shambles. Totalitarian regime rules what’s left of the civilization. Emotions are forbidden, so now everyone takes Prosium. Anything that can cause any emotions, like works of art and memes are outlawed and destroyed. Do you really want to live in a world without dank memes?
Replicants appeared on Earth – androids that look exactly like people, but surpass us in strength and intelligence. They were created to do all the dirty work, but, guess what, they got sick of being slaves of their creators. That future is as gray as they can get.
9. Judge Dredd
Most of the planet’s surface became a radioactive wasteland, so the remaining survivors have gathered into these enormous Mega-cities, like Mega City One, which covers about a third of the entire territory of the US and some Canada. That’s just one city. Most people living here are unemployed due to the automation process, so they go to war with other city blocks, sell drugs, and do all the crazy stuff you can think of. Thankfully the Judges are ready to execute even the most vicious of the villains. Still, a pretty crappy future overall.