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* ''[[Akira]]'' (Manga Series), 1982–1990, 1988 (Film)
 
* ''[[Akira]]'' (Manga Series), 1982–1990, 1988 (Film)
 
* ''Alas, Babylon'' by Pat Frank. A classic [[nuclear|nuke]] scenario. This book was a key influence in [[James Wesley Rawles]] writing and it was his inspiration to write “[[Patriots Novels Series|Patriots]]” in a similar style
 
* ''Alas, Babylon'' by Pat Frank. A classic [[nuclear|nuke]] scenario. This book was a key influence in [[James Wesley Rawles]] writing and it was his inspiration to write “[[Patriots Novels Series|Patriots]]” in a similar style
* ''Atlas Shrugged''
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* ''[[Atlas Shrugged]]''
 
* ''Back to the Future: Part II'', 1989
 
* ''Back to the Future: Part II'', 1989
 
* ''Batman: The Dark Knight Returns'', 1986 (Comic Book Miniseries)
 
* ''Batman: The Dark Knight Returns'', 1986 (Comic Book Miniseries)
* ''Battlestar Galactica‎'', 1978-1979 (Original Series); 2003-2009 (Reimagined Series)
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* ''[[Battlestar Galactica‎]]'', 1978-1979 (Original Series); 2003-2009 (Reimagined Series)
 
* ''Blade Runner'', 1982
 
* ''Blade Runner'', 1982
 
* ''The Book of Eli'', 2010
 
* ''The Book of Eli'', 2010
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* ''[[The Hunger Games]]'', 2008
 
* ''[[The Hunger Games]]'', 2008
 
* ''[[The Giver]]'', 1993 novel by Lois Lowry, 2014 film with Jeff Bridges
 
* ''[[The Giver]]'', 1993 novel by Lois Lowry, 2014 film with Jeff Bridges
* [[The Grey]], 2011, with [[Liam Neeson]]
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* ''[[The Grey]]'', 2011, with [[Liam Neeson]]
* [[I Am Legend]], 1954 by [[Richard Matheson]], 2007 film with [[Will Smith]]
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* ''[[I Am Legend]]'', 1954 by [[Richard Matheson]], 2007 film with [[Will Smith]]
* [[Into the Wild]], 2007
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* ''[[Into the Wild]]'', 2007
* [[Jericho (TV series)]]
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* ''[[Jericho (TV series)]]''
* [[Jeremiah (TV series)]]
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* ''[[Jeremiah (TV series)]]''
* [[Judge Dredd]] 1995
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* ''[[Judge Dredd]]'' 1995
* ''La Jetee'' (short film), 1962
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* ''La Jetée'' (short film), 1962
* [[The Last Man on Earth]], or [[The Last Man on Earth]], 1964 [[Italian]] film with [[Vincent Price]]
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* ''[[The Last Man on Earth]]'', 1964 [[Italian]] film with [[Vincent Price]]
 
* ''The Last of Us'' (Video Game), 2013
 
* ''The Last of Us'' (Video Game), 2013
* [[Left Behind]], 1995 to 2007 by [[Tim LaHaye]]
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* ''[[Left Behind]]'', 1995 to 2007 by [[Tim LaHaye]]
* [[Life of Pi]], 2012
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* ''[[Life of Pi]]'', 2012
* [[Lifeboat]], 1944
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* ''[[Lifeboat]]'', 1944
 
* ''The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past'' (1991)
 
* ''The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past'' (1991)
 
* ''The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time'' (1998)
 
* ''The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time'' (1998)
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* ''The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker'' (2003)
 
* ''The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker'' (2003)
 
* ''The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'' (2017)
 
* ''The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'' (2017)
* [[Lights Out]] by [[David Crawford]] (Post-[[EMP]] attack.)  
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* ''[[Lights Out]]'' by [[David Crawford]] (Post-[[EMP]] attack.)  
 
* ''Logan'' (film), 2017
 
* ''Logan'' (film), 2017
* [[Logan's Run]]
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* ''[[Logan's Run]]''
* [[Lucifer's Hammer]], 1977 by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
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* ''[[Lucifer's Hammer]]'', 1977 by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
* [[Mad Max]] 1979
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* ''[[Mad Max]]'', 1979 [[Australia]]n film with [[Mel Gibson]], and its sequels:
* [[Mad Max 2]] 1981 (Also called ''The Road Warrior'')
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** ''[[Mad Max 2]]'', 1981 (Also called ''The Road Warrior'' for North American release)
* [[Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome]] 1985
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** ''[[Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome]]'', 1985
* [[Max Max: Fury Road]] 2015
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** ''[[Max Max: Fury Road]]'', 2015 film with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron
* [[The Matrix]], 1999, 2003
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* ''[[The Matrix]]'', 1999, 2003
* [[Molon Labe!]] by [[Boston T. Party]]
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* ''[[Molon Labe!]]'' by [[Boston T. Party]]
* [[Minority Report]]
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* ''[[Minority Report]]''
* [[Night of the Living Dead]], 1968 by [[George A. Romero]]
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* ''[[Night of the Living Dead]]'', 1968 by [[George A. Romero]]
* [[Nineteen Eighty-Four]] ([[1984]])
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* ''[[Nineteen Eighty-Four]]'' ([[1984]])
* [[One Second After]], 2009 by [[William R. Forstchen]]
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* ''[[One Second After]]'', 2009 by [[William R. Forstchen]]
* [[Outbreak (film)]], 1995 with  [[Dustin Hoffman]], [[Morgan Freeman]], [[Kevin Spacey]], [[Donald Sutherland]]
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* ''[[Outbreak (film)]]'', 1995 with  [[Dustin Hoffman]], [[Morgan Freeman]], [[Kevin Spacey]], [[Donald Sutherland]]
* [[Open Water]], 2003
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* ''[[Open Water]]'', 2003
 
* [[Patriots Novels Series]] by [[James Wesley Rawles]]
 
* [[Patriots Novels Series]] by [[James Wesley Rawles]]
** [[Survivors - A Novel of the Coming Collapse]]
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** ''[[Survivors - A Novel of the Coming Collapse]]''
** [[Founders - A Novel of the Coming Collapse]]
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** ''[[Founders - A Novel of the Coming Collapse]]''
** [[Expatriates - A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse]]
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** ''[[Expatriates - A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse]]''
** [[Liberators - A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse]]
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** ''[[Liberators - A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse]]''
* [[Panic in Year Zero!]], 1962 with [[Ray Milland]]
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* ''[[Panic in Year Zero!]]'', 1962 with [[Ray Milland]]
* [[Planet of the Apes]] 1968 by Pierre Boulle
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* ''[[Planet of the Apes]]'' 1968 by Pierre Boulle
 
* ''[[Power Rangers]] RPM'' (2009)
 
* ''[[Power Rangers]] RPM'' (2009)
* [[Some Will Not Die]] by Algis Budrys ([[Plague]] total wipe-out scenario. This book was another with an influence in [[James Wesley Rawles]] writing.)
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* ''[[Some Will Not Die]]'' by Algis Budrys ([[Plague]] total wipe-out scenario. This book was another with an influence in [[James Wesley Rawles]] writing.)
* [[The Omega Man]], 1971
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* ''[[The Omega Man]]'', 1971
* [[The Omen]]
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* ''[[The Omen]]''
* [[The Poseidon Adventure]], 1972 with [[Gene Hackman]] and Ernest Borgnine
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* ''[[The Poseidon Adventure]]'', 1972 with [[Gene Hackman]] and Ernest Borgnine
* [[The Postman]], 1997
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* ''[[The Postman]]'', 1997
* [[The Purge]]
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* ''[[The Purge]]''
* [[Rescue Dawn]], 2006 by [[Werner Herzog]] with [[Christian Bale]]
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* ''[[Rescue Dawn]]'', 2006 by [[Werner Herzog]] with [[Christian Bale]]
* [[Resident Evil]] (VIdeo Game Series) 1996-2017 (Called Biohazard in Japan)
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* ''[[Resident Evil]]'' (Video Game Series) 1996-2017 (Called ''Biohazard'' in Japan)
* [[Resident Evil]], 2002, 2007, 2010, 2012 with [[Milla Jovovich]]
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* ''[[Resident Evil]]'', 2002, 2007, 2010, 2012 with [[Milla Jovovich]]
* [[Robinson Crusoe]], 1719 by [[Daniel Defoe]], 1954 and 1997 film with [[Pierce Brosnan]]
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* ''[[Robinson Crusoe]]'', 1719 by [[Daniel Defoe]], 1954 and 1997 film with [[Pierce Brosnan]]
* [[RoboCop]] 1987
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* ''[[RoboCop]]'', 1987
* [[The Running Man]]
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* ''[[The Running Man]]'', 1982 novel written by [[Stephen King]] (as Richard Bachman), 1987 film with [[Arnold Schwarzenegger]], Richard Dawson and [[Jesse Ventura]]
* [[Serenity (film)|Serenity]]
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* ''[[Serenity (film)|Serenity]]''
* [[Silent Running]]
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* ''[[Silent Running]]''
* [[Soylent Green]]
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* ''[[Soylent Green]]''
* [[Stagecoach (film)|Stagecoach]], 1939
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* ''[[Stagecoach (film)|Stagecoach]]'', 1939
* [[Star Trek: First Contact]], 1996
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* ''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]'', 1996
* [[The Stand (TV series)]], 1994 by [[Stephen King]], starring [[Gary Sinise]] and [[Rob Lowe]]
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* ''[[The Stand (TV series)]]'', 1994 by [[Stephen King]], starring [[Gary Sinise]], [[Rob Lowe]], Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee and Jamey Sheridan
* [[Swiss Family Robinson]], 1960, based on 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss
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* ''[[Swiss Family Robinson]]'', 1960, based on 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss
* [[The Road]] by [[Cormac McCarthy]], 2006, 2009 film with [[Viggo Mortensen]]
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* ''[[The Road]]'' by [[Cormac McCarthy]], 2006, 2009 film with [[Viggo Mortensen]]
* [[The Terminator]] 1984
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* ''[[The Terminator]]'', 1984 film with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, and its sequels:
* [[Terminator 2: Judgment Day]] 1991
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** ''[[Terminator 2: Judgment Day]]'', 1991 film with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Norton and Robert Patrick
* [[Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines]] 2003
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** ''[[Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines]]'', 2003 film with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes and Kristianna Loken
* [[Terminator Salvation]] 2009
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** ''[[Terminator Salvation]]'', 2009
* [[Terminator Genisys]] 2015
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** ''[[Terminator Genisys]]'', 2015
* [[Terminator: Dark Fate]] 2019
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** ''[[Terminator: Dark Fate]]'', 2019
* [[Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles]] 2008-2009
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** ''[[Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles]]'', 2008-2009 TV series
* [[THX 1138]]
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* ''[[THX 1138]]''
* [[The Time Machine]] by [[H. G. Wells]]
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* ''[[The Time Machine]]'' by [[H. G. Wells]]
 
* ''The Tribe,'' 1999-2003
 
* ''The Tribe,'' 1999-2003
* [[Total Recall]]
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* ''[[Total Recall]]''
* [[Transmetropolitan]], 1997-2002
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* ''[[Transmetropolitan]]'', 1997-2002
* [[V for Vendetta]]
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* ''[[V for Vendetta]]''
* [[The Walking Dead]], 2010-2015
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* ''[[The Walking Dead]]'', 2010-2015
* [[WALL-E]]
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* ''[[WALL-E]]''
* [[Watchmen]]
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* ''[[Watchmen]]''
 
* ''Wolverine: Old Man Logan'' (Limited Comic Book Series), 2008-2009
 
* ''Wolverine: Old Man Logan'' (Limited Comic Book Series), 2008-2009
* [[World War Z]], 2006 by Max Brooks, 2013 film with [[Brad Pitt]]
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* ''[[World War Z]]'', 2006 by Max Brooks, 2013 film with [[Brad Pitt]]
* [[X-Men: Days of Future Past]], 2014
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* ''[[X-Men: Days of Future Past]]'', 2014
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

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A dystopian future is one where the social problems of today become greater in magnitude, producing a future that is filled with crime, war, and similar evils.

A dystopian society may also be imagined as a society where a ruling elite controls the vast majority of wealth and political power while simultaneously disseminating propaganda to the masses to control the lower and middle classes. This ruling elite may be seen as propagating misinformation in order to socially control the citizens. This propaganda is usually revealed in such a manner that the elite are the caretakers and providers of the lower middle class.

In many fictional depictions of dystopian societies, the propaganda—which would be disseminated by an overwhelmingly powerful government (Big Brother) or a totalitarian cabal—would psychologically force the lower classes to believe that they are living in a utopia that represents the culmination and perfection of civilization, where in actuality, crime and bureaucratic corruption are widespread. Typically, a dystopian novel is intended to comment on what the author perceives to be then current social trends by extrapolating those trends. Sometimes, as with Animal Farm, the dystopia is presented in the form of an allegory to get past the censors and liberal media. In some stories, however, the dystopia is generally depicted rather openly as a dystopia, often with the ruling members making absolutely no secret of how they intended to butcher their own subjects simply for their own amusement and actively seek to make the bad events even worse, with motivations including nihilism and truly enjoying the carnage, with some even advocating for absolute lawlessness and anarchy even when in charge. Examples of this interpretation of dystopia include Final Fantasy VI with the main villain Kefka Palazzo, in particular during the game's second act, as well as the graphic novel Transmetropolitan, where the main villain, The Smiler, proceeded upon becoming President to create damaging policies for America to have bits of it crumbling off, with his freely admitting during the election that he intended to destroy America upon getting elected.

Dystopia in fiction

In the 20th and late 19th century, many well-known dystopian novels were written. This theme has continued into the 21st century as well. Among these are:

Broad List of Survivalist-Dystopian-Survival-Apocalypse-SHTF-Zombie Books-Films-TV-Video Games-Comic Books

See also

References