Sunday, October 14, 2007

Snarkerati: Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time

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The Free Dictionary defines dystopia as an "imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror." I stumbled upon this fantastic subject review titled Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time from on Wolfman5750's movies.

The article follows up on the dystopia concept as reflected in some of the most morbid film noir masterpieces ever made, movies where "massive dehumanization, totalitarian government, rampant disease, post-apocalyptic terrains, cyber-genetic technologies, societal chaos and widespread urban violence are some of the common themes".

Thus, from Kathryn Bigelow Sci-Fi thriller Strange Days (1995) and Alex Proyas' I Robot (2004) to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927), In contrast to utopian realities and fictions, the dystopian worlds described in those movies are "undesirable with poverty and unequal domination by specific individuals over others". Fantastic review with great pictures and a long (295) list of commentators and comments as it should be when its just that good. is edited by a young group of pop culture fans addicted to entertainment and the arts, monitoring Hollywood and other international entertainment issues including feature articles, latest celebrity gossip, TV and movie news. If you like well made movie reviews, don't miss this one: Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time

1 comment:

  1. I love the cyberpunk/post-apocalyptic setting in fiction, and this list has some of my all-time favorites. Blade Runner should've been #1, though, IMO.


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