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Dystopian movies

Post by NRC » Sat May 28, 2022 6:13 pm

My family has banned me from picking a movie at family movie night, because I always lean in to dystopian movies. I can’t help it, they grip me. Bizarrely my 2nd favorite genre is musicals, but that’s for a different thread

What are you favorite dystopian movies? My top two are
1. The Road - watched it once, but never again. As a parent I can’t deal with the parent/child desperation
2. The Platform - what a stark, though amazing metaphor for society

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Re: Dystopian movies

Post by Spiral » Sat May 28, 2022 6:15 pm

Children of Men is incredible.

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Re: Dystopian movies

Post by distortiondave » Sat May 28, 2022 6:18 pm

Is Idiocracy a dystopian movie, because that's funny as ****
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Re: Dystopian movies

Post by NRC » Sat May 28, 2022 6:28 pm

Never heard of it, Spiral, and I think Clive Owen has stolen an acting career, but no mistaking the qualifications of Alfonso Cuaron though. I’ll have to give it a look and squint at it while Owen is in the shot

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Re: Dystopian movies

Post by Spiral » Sat May 28, 2022 6:30 pm

Honestly it's one of his better performances. His character is downtrodden and exhausted all the time (as you would be living in a dystopian London police state), which suits his style.

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Re: Dystopian movies

Post by dougcollins » Sat May 28, 2022 6:32 pm

Musicals make me grind my teeth.

Have you seen 'Brazil'?

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Re: Dystopian movies

Post by NRC » Sat May 28, 2022 6:49 pm

I don’t like Terry Gilliam either 😆 so no

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Re: Dystopian movies

Post by Bosscat » Sat May 28, 2022 6:53 pm

Hunger games trilogy (4 films so how can it be a Trilogy 🤔) 1 2 and 3(pt's 1 + 2) aren't bad watching

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Re: Dystopian movies

Post by HunterST_BFC » Sat May 28, 2022 7:28 pm

distortiondave wrote:
Sat May 28, 2022 6:18 pm
Is Idiocracy a dystopian movie, because that's funny as ****
this film is pretty much the "Now" we are living in.

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Re: Dystopian movies

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Sat May 28, 2022 7:36 pm

https://www.pastemagazine.com/movies/dy ... ade-runner

Good list there.

Personally, Akira is my favourite.

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