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Poll: Bleakest dystopian films

Which film has the bleakest dystopian future?

Would you consider ignorance as bliss in the Matrix? Or would you be uncomfortable leaving earth or being left behind in Blade Runner or Total Recall? Or a destroyed planet as in The Road?

Perhaps cannibalism worries you the most as in Delicatessen? Or perhaps it is just the overall big brother, totalitarian feel many of these films give you?

Pick the scariest future.

Discuss here.

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    Blade Runner (1982)

    Most people have left earth, replicants are slaves, and earth is in ruin.
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    The Terminator (1984)

    War against a near unstoppable force.
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    Twelve Monkeys (1995)

    Humans have to live under ground, in a Terry Gilliam nightmare.
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    Battle Royale (2000)

    Pesky kids are sent to to islands to kill each other.
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    Children of Men (2006)

    Potentially, the human race will become extinct. Totalitarian theme.
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    Brazil (1985)

    Beaurocratic nightmare.
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    The Matrix (1999)

    What you thought was real isn't. Real life is being stuck in a ship in the sewers with Keanu Reeves.
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    Metropolis (1927)

    Ultimate class divide.
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    Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

    Ultimate big brother. Totalitarian theme.
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    Akira (1988)

    You would have to live in an 80s Manga city forever.
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    Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

    Would you want to live in a world where Mel Gibson is the good guy?
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    The Road (2009)

    Bleak, post-apocalyptic earth.
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    A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    Scary, retro-future.
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    Code 46 (2003)

    Restriction of freedom and love.
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    Gattaca (1997)

    Children are genetically engineered. Less capable children are left behind. You will never achieve your dreams.
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    Total Recall (1990)

    Mars. Mutants. Arnie.
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    Delicatessen (1991)

    You will have to live in France. And eat humans.
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    Ghost in the Shell (1995)

    Techno nightmare.
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    The City of Lost Children (1995)

    Children stolen for dreams. Children orphans anyway.
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    V for Vendetta (2005)

    London. But with more Nazi-isms.