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Authors of the mid-20th century were first to envision futuristic societies in which people lived in a repressive and controlled state that only from the outside resembled a Utopia. These dark visions of the future represent great vehicle for the investigation of concepts such as individuality, freedom, class distinctions, repression, religion and advanced technology.
Over the last two hundred years, countless of authors tried to envision the various societies that are firmly in the grip of the dystopian rule. Novels that you can find here are filled with the incredible imagination and visions of the dark future.
Film history is full of movies that managed to very realistically depict future dystopian societies, filled with desolate landscapes, oppressive governments and subjugated people who strive to become free. Here are some of the best of them.
Birth of the 20th century comic book industry brought the ideas of the utopia and dystopia to many comic book creators. As with any other type of visual and written mediums, comics proved to be an excellent canvas for describing various visions of the future and the dystopian societies that are present in them.