15+ Dystopian Action Movies Like “Divergent”

Today, we’ll be showing you the best post-apocalyptic world and dystopian action movies like “Divergent“, but before then, let’s do a quick summary of the films.

“Divergent” is a post-apocalyptic world and dystopian action movie set in a future where societies are divided into factions, and individuals must fit into one of them. Those who don’t fit into any one faction are called the “Divergent” and must be eliminated.

Tris discovers she’s divergent and that there’s a plot to eliminate people like her, and as such, must race against time to find out what makes them dangerous before it’s too late.

So, if you love this trilogy and looking for other films like it, then here are the best dystopian action movies like “Divergent”.

Movies Like "Divergent"

15+ Dystopian Action Movies Like “Divergent”

MOVIESRELEASEDRUNTIMERATING
The Hunger Games20122h 22m7.2 (994K)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire20132h 26m7.5 (714K)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 120142h 03m6.6 (497K)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 220152h 17m6.5 (367K)
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes20232h 37m6.9 (94K)
The Maze Runner20141h 53m6.8 (490K)
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials20152h 11m6.3 (256K)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure20182h 23m6.2 (153K)
In Time20111h 49m6.7 (429K)
The Purge20131h 25m5.7 (233K)
The Purge: Anarchy20141h 43m6.4 (158K)
The Purge: Election Year20161h 48m6.0 (106K)
The First Purge20181h 37m5.2 (68K)
The Forever Purge20211h 43m5.4 (40K)
Mortal Engines20182h 08m6.1 (138K)
What Happened to Monday20172h 3m6.8 (130K)

The Hunger Games

“The Hunger Games” franchise is a dystopian film series comprising four main films and one spinoff.

The story is set in the fictional nation of Panem, where the Capitol exercises control over twelve districts. Each year, as a form of punishment and control, the Capitol selects one boy and one girl, known as “tributes,” from each district to participate in the Hunger Games – a televised competition where the participants, or “tributes,” fight to the death until only one remains.

The Hunger Games (2012)

In the first film, the story begins with Katniss Everdeen volunteering in place of her younger sister, Prim, as the female tribute from District 12. Alongside her male counterpart, Peeta Mellark, Katniss enters the Hunger Games arena. Throughout the competition, Katniss and Peeta must navigate alliances, deadly traps, and political maneuvering. Katniss’s defiance against the Capitol sparks a rebellion.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

The second film has Katniss and Peeta return home as victors, but their act of rebellion during the Games has unintended consequences. The Capitol announces the 75th Hunger Games, known as the Quarter Quell, where previous victors must compete. Katniss becomes a symbol of resistance, and the districts begin to rebel against the oppressive Capitol.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

The rebellion intensifies as Katniss becomes the face of the resistance, known as the Mockingjay. District 13, thought to be destroyed, emerges as the center of the rebellion. Katniss, Peeta, and other victors join forces to overthrow the Capitol. The film focuses on the propaganda war and the emotional toll of the conflict.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

The final installment sees Katniss and her allies launching an assault on the Capitol. As they face treacherous traps in the Capitol and confront President Snow, the true nature of the rebellion is revealed. The story explores the costs of war, sacrifice, and the consequences of fighting for freedom.

So, if you’re for the closest thing to “Divergent”, then “The Hunger Games” film series is definitely among the top 5 best movies like it.

The Maze Runner

Movies Like "Divergent"

The Maze Runner” franchise comprises three movies, and the story revolves around a group of young individuals who find themselves trapped in a mysterious, ever-changing maze with no memory of their past.

The Maze Runner (2014)

In the first movie, the protagonist, Thomas, wakes up in a mysterious glade surrounded by a colossal maze. He discovers a community of boys, known as the Gladers, who have been trying to solve the maze and find a way out for years. As Thomas becomes involved in the efforts to escape, he uncovers dangerous secrets about the maze and the organization behind it, WCKD (World Catastrophe Killzone Department).

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

Following their escape from the maze, the Gladers learn that the challenges are far from over. They are taken to a facility run by WCKD, where they discover the true purpose of the trials. Escaping from the facility, the group enters the desolate outside world known as the Scorch. They face new threats, including Cranks (zombified humans infected by a deadly virus), as they search for allies and a safe haven.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

In the final installment, the Gladers embark on a mission to rescue Minho, a fellow Glader, from WCKD’s Last City. Thomas, Newt, and their allies confront WCKD’s leader, Ava Paige, and uncover the truth behind the experiments. The group faces perilous challenges, including betrayal and sacrifices, as they strive to bring down WCKD and find a cure for the deadly virus.

In Time

Set in a dystopian future world where time has become the universal currency, and people stop aging at 25, “In Time” is a sci-fi thriller where the wealthy, being able to afford as much time as possible, can practically live forever, while the poor struggle to survive day-to-day.

People use their remaining time as currency; every minute is counted and can be transferred, earned, or spent. When a person’s clock hits zero, they die instantly.

Now, enters Will. Will Salas is a poor, impoverished young man who comes in contact with a wealthy man named Henry Hamilton, who, tired of living for centuries, decides to transfer all his time to Will and commit suicide. This act sets off a chain of events, as the Timekeepers, the law enforcement of this time-based society, suspect Will of stealing time, and are hot on his trail.

Mortal Engines

Movies Like "Divergent"

In a distant future, Earth has been devastated by a cataclysmic event known as the Sixty Minute War. Surviving cities have become enormous mobile machines, known as “traction cities,” that roam the desolate landscape. These predatory cities hunt down smaller towns and dismantle them for resources, a process known as Municipal Darwinism.

Tom Natsworthy, is a historian from the traction city of London. After an unexpected encounter with the mysterious Hester Shaw, an outcast with a personal vendetta, Tom is cast out of London and forced to confront the harsh realities of the outside world.

Tom and Hester uncover a conspiracy led by Thaddeus Valentine, a powerful figure in London, who plans to use a weapon of mass destruction to further the city’s dominance. As they try to thwart Valentine’s plans, they become entangled in a larger rebellion against the oppressive traction city system.

What Happened to Monday?

Set in a future where families are only allowed one child due to overpopulation and resource scarcity, enforced by the Child Allocation Bureau (CAB), Terrence Settman hides the existence of his septuplet granddaughters from the CAB. He raises them in strict secrecy, allowing each girl to go outside only on the day corresponding to her name, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.

Everything was going smoothly until one day, Monday goes missing. The sisters must work together to find her and uncover the conspiracy surrounding the CAB’s ruthless enforcement of the one-child policy.

And there you have it, folks, the 15+ best dystopian action movies like “Divergent” that you can find and watch today. In the meantime, give this post a thumbs up by sharing it if you find it to be helpful, and as always, I’ll see y’all tomorrow, #peace out!!!

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