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The 20 Best Dystopian Movies Of All Time

Like most science fiction settings, dystopias are a way to reflect on the real and potential problems in our own society. Many of the movies chosen for this list are ones in which characters get a look at the causes of their dystopias — some of these people even find ways to challenge their grim status quos. Maybe we can learn from the mistakes made by the inhabitants of these bleak worlds, before the same misfortunes befall us.

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    The 20 Best Dystopian Movies Of All Time

    The 20 Best Dystopian Movies Of All Time

    Like most science fiction settings, dystopias are a way to reflect on the real and potential problems in our own society. Many of the movies chosen for this list are ones in which characters get a look at the causes of their dystopias — some of these people even find ways to challenge their grim status quos. Maybe we can learn from the mistakes made by the inhabitants of these bleak worlds, before the same misfortunes befall us.

    The Vast Legacy Of The Matrix

    The Vast Legacy Of The Matrix

    Whether you've seen the movies or not, you probably understand the uncanny feeling that comes with hearing someone observe "a glitch in the Matrix." Heck, if you attended the University of Washington in Seattle in the early aughts, you could even sign up for an introductory philosophy course that utilizes and complements the themes and subtext of the original film. Finally, the "Matrix" films contain an allegory for entire swaths of marginalized audiences, one that its trans creators intended from the very beginning.

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