The Return of the Dystopian YA Film: 7 Best Movies to Watch
When you entered a theater during the 2010s, it was almost a sure bet you’d come across a newly released dystopian young adult movie based on a popular book series.
This decade was a significant period for young adult (YA) dystopian literature, with books like The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner and Divergent having a significant impact on young readers. These stories introduced captivating and imaginative dystopian worlds, with audiences eagerly embracing each new series. While some books did well, their movie adaptations often fell short. However, in a few exceptional cases, both the original source material and the cinematic adaptation not only met, but even surpassed high expectations.
With The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes set to release next week, we wanted to reflect on some of the best films in the genre that were released during that era.
Here's a list of 7 of the best YA dystopian film adaptations.