Top Ten – Movie Dystopias
I recently compiled a top ten of movie dystopias for Flick Feast:
Science Fiction movies often paint a pretty grim picture of our future. Some of the very best films in this genre work on this basis and I’d argue that in purely cinematic terms, Dystopia trumps Utopia every time. There’s something inherently interesting about seeing these dark and desolate images which film makers can create. Maybe it’s a desire for us to see the perils that may lie ahead for humans should we not mend our ways. Or maybe it’s just the plain and simple fact that dark nights and pounding rain will always look cooler than green hills and bright sunshine. Whatever it may be, these depressing futurescapes come in many guises, be it post-apocalyptic landscapes with no rule of law, oppressive societies where the government rule with an iron fist or even worlds where humanity itself has fallen slave to greatly advanced technology. As different as the causes of their dreary visions may be, the theme these movies all share is a worryingly bleak outlook for mankind. Here’s a look through some of cinema’s best movie dystopias and what makes them so engrossing.
You can see the full list here:
Flick Feast : Top Ten Movie Dystopias