With the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise, there has been a significant increase in the amount of contact tracing. While it is being done for a good reason, this has led many people to look at the serious implications of moves like this. This has left many people wondering if the world is slowly moving towards a 1984 dystopian society. If you want some dystopian-themed entertainment, then you should head on over to Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon Prime Video has a wonderful collection of movies and web series that you can stream from the comfort of your own home. If you get an Amazon Firestick, then you will be able to stream your favorite shows and films directly on your TV. If you want to access geo-blocked content, then you can make use of a VPN(Virtual Private Network). A Firestick VPN will set up a private tunnel from which you can access content from any geographical location in the world, therefore making you avoid geo-blocking issues.
With that being said, here are our 5 amazing dystopian films available on Amazon Prime you should look into.
- Dredd (2012)
Released in 2012, Dredd is one of the best dystopian science fiction films that you can watch on Amazon Prime Video. Dredd is based on the famous American comic book series “Judge Dredd”. It is set in a dystopian future where the US has been transformed into a vast dystopian wasteland by years of nuclear war. What is left of humanity now resides in large cities called Mega Cities. Starring Karl Urban, Lena Headey, and Olivia Thirlby, Dredd is one of the best action-packed dystopian flicks you can see. This is one of the best sci-fi films.
- A Quiet Place (2018)
This 2018 horror film is one of the best examples of dystopian fiction in recent times. Directed by John Krasinski (whom you might remember from the Office), this film is set in the future where most humans have been killed off by blind but noise-sensitive monsters. The film stars John Krasinski and his wife’s role is played by his real-life wife, the British actress Emily Blunt.
- Akira (1988)
Released in 1988, Akira is a film adaptation of the manga graphic novel series of the same name written by Katsuhiro Otomo. Akira was a watershed moment in the history of manga, anime, science fiction, and dystopian literature. It is one of the most pioneering and exciting films in the history of the genre. It is set in the future city of Neo-Tokyo and tells the story of a delinquent called Shotaro Kaneda, whose friend develops telekinetic abilities after suffering an accident. It is a prime example of the cyberpunk genre and is a monumental dystopian film.
- Blade Runner (1982)
This 1982 film is a cinematic adaptation of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s monumental novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” This is one of the best-known works of dystopian science fiction, set in a world where animals have become a very rare phenomenon. The title of the film refers to the profession of the main character, Rick Deckard, played superbly by Harrison Ford. The task of Blade Runners is to hunt down “replicants”, who are humanoids let loose on earth. The film deals with the question of what it is to be human.
- A Clockwork Orange (1971)
This film was released in 1971 and is Stanley Kubrick’s monumental cinematic adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ masterpiece. It is set in the near-future of Britain that has turned into a dystopian landscape. Most of the film is narrated in Nadsat, which is a fictional slang used by the main character and his gang of delinquents. The film talks about the numerous crimes committed by him and his gang, his subsequent capture, and his forced psychological rehabilitation process. A Clockwork Orange stars Malcolm McDowell and Anthony Sharp – and is one of the shining examples of a dystopian film.
These have been the top 5 films that you can watch at home on your TV if you have an Amazon Prime account. We hope you will look into them and enjoy them as much as we did. Happy Binging!