We all know the feeling. We finish watching ‘The Hunger Games’ and we’re left with an intense craving for more dystopian content. The good news is that there are tons of great post-apocalyptic movies to stream right now! Here are 18 of our favorites, ranging from classics like ‘Mad Max’ to newer releases like ‘Bird Box.’ So dim the lights, get your snacks ready, and settle in for a night of post-apocalyptic cinema!
1.THE MAZE RUNNER (2014)
Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of Gladers, boys who have been dropped into a large, ever-changing maze, and must find their way out. If they can’t, they will be killed. Thomas quickly learns that he is “the one,” the leader who will guide the others to safety.
2.HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005)
In the fourth installment of the Harry Potter series, Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has regained strength and returned to power. The only people who can stop him are the members of the Order of the Phoenix, including Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint).
3.AFTER THE DARK’ (2013)
A group of students are sent to a remote island for their final exam, only to find that the world has ended and they are the last people left alive. With no rules and no instructions, the students must figure out how to survive in a new, dark world.
Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) is a teenager who lives in a future world where people are divided into five distinct factions based on their personalities. When she turns 16, Beatrice must decide which faction she wants to belong to for the rest of her life. But before she can make her decision, she must go through a dangerous initiation process that could change her forever
5.BATTLE ROYALE’ (2000)
In this Japanese cult classic, a group of high school students are sent to an island to compete in a fight to the death. The last one standing wins. With no rules and no mercy, the students must use all of their skills to survive.
Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a teenage girl who has been raised in the wilderness by her father, an assassin. When Hanna’s father is killed, she is forced to come into the world and use her skills to survive. With the help of a British agent (Cate Blanchett), Hanna sets out to take down her father’s killers.
7.THE DARKEST MINDS (2018)
When a pandemic kills 98% of America’s children, the remaining 2% are left with superpowers. The government tries to control these children, but many of them flee to find safety and freedom. Ruby (Amandla Stenberg) is one of these children, and she must fight for her life as she escapes from the government and tries to find a place where she can be safe.
8.LOGAN’S RUN (1976)
In the future, people are forced to live in a society where they are age-matched and must die when they reach the age of 30. Logan (Michael York) is a “runner” who has been living on the run for years. But when he meets Jessica (Jenny Agutter), he starts to question the rules of his society.
9.THE TRUMAN SHOW (1998)
Truman (Jim Carrey) is a man who has spent his entire life in a reality TV show. He doesn’t know that he’s been watched his whole life, or that everything he does is controlled by the show’s producers. But when Truman starts to question the world around him, he begins to plot his escape.
10.THE 5TH WAVE (2016)
After an alien invasion wipes out most of the human race, Cassie (Chloe Grace Moretz) is one of the few survivors. She must use all her skills to survive in a world where the aliens are hunting her down. With help from a group of survivors, Cassie sets out to take down the aliens and save humanity.
11.LORD OF THE FLIES (1963)
A group of boys are stranded on an island, and must work together to survive. The boys soon realize that they are not alone on the island, and must fight for their lives against a group of savage monsters.
12.NINE DEAD (2009)
When nine people are kidnapped and held hostage in a remote cabin, they must use all of their skills to survive. With no food or water, the group quickly descends into chaos. As the days go by, the hostages must face their fears and figure out how to escape.
13.V FOR VENDETTA (2005)
In a future world where the government is oppressive and the people are brainwashed, one man (Guy Fawkes) decides to fight back. He leads a group of rebels against the government, and uses violence and terror to get his message across. With help from a mysterious woman named V, Fawkes brings down the government and restores freedom to the people.
In this Canadian sci-fi thriller, a group of people are stuck in a giant cube-shaped maze. With no idea how they got there or how to escape, the group must use all their skills to survive. As the days go by, the group starts to turn on each other, and the maze becomes more dangerous than ever.
15.MAD MAX: FURY ROAD(2015)
In a post-apocalyptic world, Max (Tom Hardy) is forced to fight for his life. He meets Furiosa (Charlize Theron), and the two of them team up to take down the evil dictator who has taken over the world. With stunning action sequences and amazing visuals, Fury Road is a must-see dystopian movie.
16.THE GIVER (2014)
In a society where everything is perfect, there is no pain, no fear, and no emotion. But when Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is chosen to be the Receiver of Memories, he starts to see the dark side of this perfect world. With help from The Giver (Jeff Bridges), Jonas begins to understand the true cost of a perfect society.
17.ENDER’S GAME (2013)
In a future world, the government is trying to protect humanity from an alien invasion. To do this, they are training children in the art of war. Ender (Asa Butterfield) is one of these children, and he is quickly recognized as a genius strategist. When the aliens finally attack, Ender must put his skills to the test and save the world.
18.THE HUNT (2020)
In a world where anyone can be a target, Lucas (Max Thieriot) and his friends must use all their skills to survive. When Lucas is falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he must go on the run and find the real killer before it’s too late. With thrilling action and suspense, The Hunt is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Whether you’re in the mood for a lighthearted post-apocalyptic romp or an edge-of-your-seat thriller, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of 20 dystopian movies like The Hunger Games to stream for your next movie night. And if you’re looking for more post-apocalyptic content, be sure to check out our blog on the best post-apocalyptic books and TV shows. What are your favorite dystopian films? Let us know in the comments below!