6 Dystopian Films That Can Be Best Described as ”Epic”

The world gets crazier and crazier with each passing day, and sometimes a bit of perspective can help us recall that it could be worse. These dystopian films have an epic feel that will suck you in.

Depending on your mood, these movies are previews of our future or reminders that things aren’t as bad as they seem.

The most epic part about Idiocracy is how the movie has steadily morphed from a comedy film to a pseudo-documentary since its release in 2006.

1. Idiocracy (2006)

When directors decide to take on Cormac McCarthy’s source material, they have large shoes to fill. The Road is one of the better films inspired by McCarthy, though few films present a bleaker projection of our possible future.

2. The Road (2009)

While each of the Mad Max films has an epic scale to them, the newest iteration is easily the most epic of the epic.

3. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Terry Gilliam is a titan of the sci-fi genre, and many Gilliam fans rank 12 Monkeys as his best film, along with other classics like Brazil. 12 Monkeys is set in a future where a plague has claimed much of the human population, and those who remain must live underground to avoid toxic air.

4. 12 Monkeys (1995)

Alfonso Cuaron’s epic earned every decimal of its 7.9 IMDb rating. The dystopian thrill ride touches on all the necessary bases: mass sterility, roving mobs of vigilantes, refugee camps, and a society utterly bereft of hope.

5. Children of Men (2006)

Anything but the typical zombie movie, 28 Days Later, brings the viewer into a world where a viral outbreak has transformed the infected into rage-fueled monsters that make the Hulk look like Mahatma Gandhi.

6. 28 Days Later (2002)

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