My tribute to a very specific subgenre of science fiction: not futuristic (some of these films take place in the present or even in the past) nor post-apocalyptic, but films presenting societies that have both utopian and dystopian qualities, with high technology, severe social restrictions and class differences, based on inequality and lies.
I established a few rules while editing this, for the sake of consistency:
1.-Society must be organised, not just pure post-apocalyptic chaos (Mad Max saga, The Omega Man, The Road, The Book of Eli)
2.-The oppressed must be humans, not aliens (District 9) or androids (A.I., Blade Runner, I robot)
3.-Society must be controled by humans, not by aliens (Dark City, La Planete Sauvage), machines (The Matrix, Terminator Salvation) or vampires (Daybreakers)
4.-Events must take place in reality, not in virtual worlds (Tron, The Matrix, The Thirteenth Floor, eXistenZ, Tron: Legacy)
5.-Society must have evolved only through human ways (science or politics), not through biological changes (Planet of the Apes, Time Machine, Children of men)
However, I have used some of those films (A.I., Blade Runner, I robot) very briefly to help with the visuals but not as part of the narrative.
- "72 degrees and sunny" by Thomas Newman, extracted from the score of "Wall·E"
- "End of Line" by Daft Punk, extracted from the score of "Tron: Legacy"
- "Anthem for the Year 2000" by Silverchair
- "If you tolerate this, your children will be next" by Manic Street Preachers
FILMS (51, listed in order of first appearance):
Death Race 2000
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Escape from L.A.
Total Recall (2012)
The Hunger Games
Never let me go
V for Vendetta
A clockwork orange
SOME FILMS I WAS CLOSE TO USING BUT FINALLY DISCARDED FOR EDITING REASONS: Akira, Battle Royale, Escape from NY, The Fifth Element, Land of the Dead, Rollerball, The Truman Show.