I've been thinking that I need another movie marathon in another part of the year. I was thinking about some Dystopian movies. Not 100 in a month; I don't think I could handle all the negativity. But we'll see. Any suggestions? See any glaring omissions on my list?
A dystopia is, in literature, an often futuristic society that has degraded into a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian. Dystopian literature has underlying cautionary tones, warning society that if we continue to live how we do, this will be the consequence. A dystopia, thus, is regarded as a sort of negative utopia and is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government. Dystopias usually feature different kinds of repressive social control systems, a lack or total absence of individual freedoms and expressions and constant states of warfare or violence. Dystopias often explore the concept of humans abusing technology and how humans individually and collectively cope with technology that has evolved too quickly. A dystopian society is also often characterized by mass poverty and brutal political controls such as a large military-like police.
Some movies I'm putting on the possibilities list are:
A Clockwork Orange
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Class of 1999
The Handmaid's Tale
Escape from New York (or LA; they both work)
The Omega Man
The Running Man
A Scanner Darkly
V for Vendetta
Prayer of the Rollerboys
Of course I could also just do a marathon of post-apocalyptic movies. Like I need anymore paranoid fantasies about that.