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Poll: Dystopian Britain

Which of these dystopian depictions of Great Britain is the scariest?

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    What if Hitler had conquered the British Isles? It Happened Here (1965)
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    Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

    Literacy and critical thinking are juridically outlawed by a state controlled book-burning branch of law-enforcement.

    Adapted from Ray Bradbury's magnum opus, Fahrenheit 451

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    No Blade of Grass (1970)

    There's nothing like a pandemic to bring out the worst in society. No Blade of Grass (1970)
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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Paul Farrell, James Marcus, and Michael Tarn in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    Society that's plagued with "ultraviolent" gangs AND a government which rehabilitates with extreme prejudice (and inhumane experimental techniques).

    Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange

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    Jubilee (1978)

    To the eyes of the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I, postmodern 20th Century England is already a cultural hellscape. Jubilee (1978)
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    Brave New World (1980)

    The hedonistic life is the only legal lifestyle to live in this unusual dystopia. This rigid caste system enforced by the government sanctioned drug, Soma.

    Based on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

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    John Hurt and Pip Donaghy in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

    Big Brother is watching everything you do. Do NOT disappoint him.

    Adapted from terrifying and prophetic novel, George Orwell's 1984

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    The Last of England (1987)

    Life under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was hellish enough. The Last of England (1987)
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    Clive Owen in Children of Men (2006)

    Humanity is headed towards inevitable extinction. This Great Britain is ruled by xenophobia, anti-immigration, and martial law.

    Adapted from best-selling authorP. D. James and her novel Children of Men

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    John Hurt and Roger Allam in V for Vendetta (2005)

    Living under a fascist British government that buries all its atrocities and failures under the dark of night and out of the view of its citizens.

    Alan Moore's V for Vendetta

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    Doomsday (2008)

    Living life in a lawless quarantine zone in the whole of Scotland? I suppose Britain's National Health Service isn't readily available there. Doomsday (2008)
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    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Domhnall Gleeson, and Andrea Riseborough in Never Let Me Go (2010)

    To most members of this dystopia, the horrors of life are imperceptible and behind closed doors.

    Adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro's critically acclaimed Never Let Me Go

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    Toby Stephens in The Machine (2013)

    Civil rights for AI (artificial intelligence) and sentient robots! Now! The Machine (2013)
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    How I Live Now (2013)

    A decimated city of London from an act of terrorism, possible nuclear fallout, martial law, gender segregated camps, being an American teenager with angst and culture shock. I bet the wifi also sucks! How I Live Now (2013)