What are the best dystopian-cyberpunk movies?

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    #1The Matrix

    The Matrix

    The Matrix is a sci-fi action movie written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. It was released in 1999 and was the first installment in The Matrix film series. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss.


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    Shreyas Jhadav
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "The Matrix is one of those films that revolutionized how films are made. It not only has a concept that's so unique that not everyone could understand it, it also featured great action scenes and CGI effects that are way ahead of its time. This is one film that is so believable you'd think you are really living in the Matrix and that explains a lot of things that you really don't understand."
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    #2The Terminator

    The Terminator

    The Terminator is a seminal film and the debut of James Cameron in Hollywood. The movie is a smart turn on the time travel concept and tells the story of a Cyborg form the future that wants to end a human rebellion against the machines.


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    Alan Jenkins
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "This is the mother of all dystopian-cyberpunk movies. I rated it 5 stars for its time-travel concept, the great effects, for old Arnie's machine-like acting, and for Linda Hamilton's bad-ass-ness. Truly a great movie."
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    #3Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd is a sci-fi action film directed by Danny Cannon. Originally released in 1995, it starred Sylvester Stallone (Judge Dredd), Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Armand Assante, and Max von Sydow.


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    Yolanda Escobar
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I'm not really a fan of dystopian and cyberpunk movies but I like action movies. And when this movie was released, Stallone was one of the best action-stars in the industry. So naturally, I went ahead and watched the film. However, what caught my attention wasn't the action scenes. It was how the movie was made. Great storyline, great acting, and the movie was funny in a subtle manner. The cast really performed well that while there are a lot of plot-holes, the movie overall was still very entertaining."
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    #4Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. Rick Deckard is a blade runner which must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. 


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    Alan Guo
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "If you think of dystopian and cyberpunk movies, Blade Runner would always come up. I know it is an old film like some movies on this list. But then again, you can't deny that these movies were the precursors of the dystopian or cyberpunk films we are seeing today. I'd daresay that most of these current movies wouldn't have the successes that they have had movies like Blade Runner weren't made."
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    #5Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    The sequel to the 1984 movie that launched the career of James Cameron and confirmed Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the stars of the decade, was a major success. The movie tells the story of the coming of a new Terminator series that wants to kill both Sarah and John Connor when he is still a kid, but a new type of cyborg will come in help.


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    Jeremy Mason
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "He said he'll be back and he was back. This film has so many iconic catch-phrases that people today didn't know it originated from this Terminator 2: Judgement Day. While the films that followed this movie almost destroyed the franchise, I believe there are talks that Cameron himself will try to revive the franchise. Let Cameron take the helm and work his magic again. This franchise is too good to be wasted."
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    Robocop is a cyberpunk sci-fi movie released in 1987, directed by Paul Verhoeven and stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Miguel Ferrer and Ronny Cox. Set in a dystopic Detroit, a powerful cyborg will be the main weapon to fight against the crime. 


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    Christian Davis
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Another cybernetic organism designed to protect humanity. This movie led me to the door of sci-fi and I haven't gone out of this door yet. I have watched a lot of cyberpunk and dystopic movies over the years and while some of them are really, really good, Robocop would still remain as my favorite film ever."
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    #7Total Recall

    Total Recall

    Total Recall is a science-fiction action movie directed by Paul Verhoeven. Released in 1990 and produced by Carolco Pictures, it starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, and Ronny Cox.


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    Steven Gardner
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Arnold Schwarzenegger dominated this list and rightly so. I think he's the only one who could have played those roles and in turn, these movies made him a Hollywood icon. For Total Recall, however, the movie was set in a dystopian future and it is a great solution for this list. It's a cross between the Matrix and Blade Runner. LOL!!! Funny right? But don't @me. Watch the film then compare it with the remake and you would believe what I said."
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    #8Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell
    This anime film based on the manga by Masamune Shirow follows the security agency Section 9 on the hunt for a hacker named Puppet Master and getting trapped in a political intrigue mixed with corporate power.


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    Eric Herrera
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I love Ghost in the Shell. I hated the live-action remake. This animated version stayed true to the source and there isn't something that I would want to change. I believe this is one of the most important films in animation history as most of the techniques used in making this movie are still being used today. As such, this version should have been recognized more."


Best What are the best dystopian-cyberpunk movies
1The MatrixMovies 17 Paid
2The TerminatorMovies 14 Paid
3Judge DreddMovies 13 Paid
4Blade RunnerMovies 11 Paid
5Terminator 2: Judgment DayMovies 6 Paid
6RobocopMovies 6 Paid
7Total RecallMovies 2 Paid
8Ghost in the ShellMovies 1 Paid

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