ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

The Hunger Games franchise brought out our inner Katniss. We all wanted to be proficient with a bow an arrow, have her sense of morality and strength, as well as fight the system in a badass way with an entire group of courageous followers at our side.

The series might be over, but our yearning for dystopian films hasn't curbed. But we can only re-watch the series over and over again so many times.

Don't fret, friends! This list is sure to help you feel the scary, barren horrors that is the apocalyptic future.

1. Waterworld (1995)

Kevin Costner is half naked and covered in water half of the time. If that's not enough for you, there's a lot of water, fire, and the evil Deacon that continually chases Costner's character known as the Mariner.

This was also my favorite show at Universal Studios in Hollywood, if you haven't had a chance to check it out yet!

2. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

The Gladers attempt to figure out just who is the powerful, mysterious force that is WCKD while trekking it out in the unpredictable natural terrain that is called the Scorch.

3. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

She's got one robotic arm. He suffers from PTSD. Sounds like it should be the start of some weird love story, but this is even better. Max and Imperator Furiosa team up to free the inhabitants that are under rule of the villainous Immortan Joe.

4. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Alex DeLarge and his mischievous group of cronies perform the most vile of acts, but eventually their gig is up as DeLarge is caught by the government, with the intent of giving him experimental aversion therapy to rid him of violence. The monster they create becomes much different than expected.

5. The Matrix (1999)

Thomas lives a double life: One as an average computer programmer by day, and Neo, a hacker, by night. What is reality? And what is the Matrix?

6. Blade Runner (1982)

Harrison Ford stars in Blade Runner, a film in which human clones are created to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. Blade Runner, a cop who terminates replicants, is forced to get back into the game when four replicants escape from an off-world colony to Earth.

7. Minority Report (2002)

In this future, the special police unit has the ability to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes. An officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder, and is therefore sought out by the special police.

This one is really trippy and mind-blowing! A perfect recipe for a phenomenal film.

8. I, Robot (2004)

Will Smith stars as Del Spooner, a cop investigating a case in which a man is killed by his robot assistant. This film discusses robots' role in society, their intelligence, and the dynamic between human and robot.

9. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

James Cole, played by Bruce Willis, lives in 2035, in a town that is underground. In 1996, a virus had spread and killed five billion people. Cole is sent to the past to find out just how this virus is spread, but is sent to 1990 instead of 1996, where he is arrested by a scientist and his son.

10. Gattaca (1997)

Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) is categorized as incompetent due to his genetic makeup when it comes to his dreams of traveling to the stars. He takes on the alias of Jerome Morrow, and he dupes the government with DNA and urine samples. Just as he's about to take off for a space mission, his program director is killed, causing the police to thoroughly investigate.

11. Demolition Man (1993)

With an incredible cast that includes Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock, Wesley Snipes, and more, this film is a favorite. John Spartan (Stallone) overcomes the evil lord Simon Phoenix (Snipes) and must adapt into the society he knows nothing about.

No water (or too much water), no food, just desolate, dry land for miles.

Perhaps these film that take place in the future are warning us to take better care of our Earth, lest we continue on this path of destruction and waste.


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