Since George Orwell’s penultimate novel 1984, the dystopian genre grew progressively until recently hitting its peak. Some of the key ingredients include oppressive regimes, near future technology, or wealthy bureaucracies, dark tones, and the unlikelihood of a happy ending. Various filmmakers have put their own spin on this, creating some of the most compelling narratives and worlds. It’s hard to put a finger on why dystopias are so fascinating. They’re dour, depressing, and not likely to put anyone in a good mood. However, the stark contrasts and underlying subtext and social commentary bring up plenty of topics to discuss and think about. It provides a new perspective and point of view, shining a light on our own societal shortcomings. With all that said, there are some great dystopian movies out there, but which top them all? Here are the 25 Best Dystopian Movies You’ll Want To See.