The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents will reignite a love and passion for The hunger Games. But until the film’s release, there are other shows and films to watch to prepare for the return to the dystopian future franchise mindset. Return to the world of arenas, divided factions, and deadly revolts as the dystopian future genre once again becomes a premier franchise. The Hunger Games: Catching FireAnd Mockingjay: Part 1, And Mockingjay: Part 2 are a great incentive to visit again The hunger Games franchise as it refreshes a memory of how the world worked and the role President Snow played in the arena and in the rebellion.

However, The hunger Games Movies aren’t the only stories viewers can watch to prepare for the upcoming prequel. Other dystopian series and films can set the tone, reminding viewers of the horrors emanating from the corrupt governments and worlds portrayed in this genre. In other ways, finding relationships similar to Katniss and Peeta’s might also help remind viewers what it was about their turn to love before the new film came out.


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10 Snowpiercer (movie – 2013)

Japanese trailer for Snowpiercer
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Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer star in the dystopian future film about the last part of humanity desperately trying to survive on a world-traveling train. The engine is the only thing keeping everyone alive, and there are horrors between each car, including the class differences between the barely surviving Tailies and the celebrities who paid for tickets to be humanity’s last survivor.

The film illuminates the dangers of survival in a sequence of events surrounded by a desire to defeat a corrupt power and take control of the engine for better living conditions.

9 The story of the maid

In The Handmaid's Tale, June (Elizabeth Moss) and Janine (Madeline Brewer) lean into each other's faces.

To return to a world of corrupt governments and putting children at risk, The story of the maid is an excellent place to visit. Gilead strips women of their power while raising and educating children to see their roles as potential wives, servants, or commanders. The children have no say in this and are forced into education.

Although The story of the maid While it doesn’t put children at the center of violent deaths, the series is similar in its focus on illegitimate, corrupt governments that do more harm than good to their citizens.

8th The Maze Runner

Dylan Obrien The Maze Runner Thomas
20th century studios

The Maze Runnerscorch trials, And The Death Cure They all embody the dangers of a corrupt future. Although this series is about a deadly disease that can cause a zombie-like condition, it is also about teenagers with memory loss and a lack of understanding of the outside world. It is similar with the citizens of Panem. They rarely or never leave their neighborhoods and therefore have no real understanding of how another sector works outside of their home.

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7 The purge

The purge-
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All crimes are legal for twelve hours, and no one can expect consequences in the following days. It’s like the world is one giant arena of the Hunger Games. There are no rules and anyone can do anything from burglary to murder. Although the timeline of The purge much quicker than the time the tributes spend in the arena, the level of opposition is far more significant. Instead of keeping the violence in one place and just following teenagers, The purge would allow anyone of any age to participate.

6 Marvel’s cloak and dagger

Marvel's Cloak and Dagger Ty and Tandy
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I look forward to it The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes probably means having nostalgia or love The hunger Games. One of the most integral parts of the original franchise was the unlikely friendship and eventual romance between Katniss and Peeta and the way the duo increasingly relied on each other.

For anyone missing that dynamic, Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson play her own version of an unexpected friendship. Because Tandy and Tyrone have some things in common, they increasingly cling to what they share, creating a deep bond. Even though the series isn’t set in a dystopian future, they spend a lot of their time battling villains.

5 Snowpiercer (TV Show)

Snowpiercer Layton and Melanie

Layton and Melanie’s relationship helps create a markedly different portrayal of snowpiercer as the counterpart to the film. Instead of rushing to the engine snowpiercer as a television show is a slower buildup of the inevitable revolution. Then it continues to point to the warming of the climate on earth. There is evidence of violence and rebellion against the wealthy as the Tailies are forced to endure inferior lifestyles and survival skills.

4 different

Insurgent Caleb and Tris
Red Wagon Entertainment

differentinsurgentAnd loyalty represent a similar universe The hunger Games. Factions take the place of districts, and the world is based on a different kind of worldly destruction, as everything outside of Chicago has turned into a wasteland. Still, considering how The hunger Games And different had originally released movies back-to-back and jumped back into it The hunger Games Franchise can mean a throwback to the films that were released at a similar point in time.

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3 The 100th

The 100 Octavia
CBS television distribution

The 100th shares many characteristics The hunger Games universe, from individual societies to the questioning or usurping of political leaders. But in one aspect The 100th actively carried out a storyline in the style of the Hunger Games. In the fourth season of Die All, Die Merrily, Octavia fights one representative of each clan in a game of life and death.

The rules stipulate that whoever wins the conclave will allow their clan to survive the impending apocalypse in the safety of the underground bunker while the rest of humanity is sentenced to death. Octavia’s victory guarantees Skaikru a spot in the bunker, and her decision to allow all clans to share the bunker as a united people helps Octavia retain a leadership role in the underground.

2 silo

Silo TV show on Apple TV+

silo portrays a world of danger and curiosity about what lies beyond the world they know. The residents of the silo are being lied to about the world outside and why they are still in their underground dome. Those in charge have not allowed anyone to come back inside the house after cleaning as it could mean exposing oneself to the dangers of the outside world or people revealing dangerous truths about the outside world or the past that no one wants to reveal.

1 The hunger Games

The hunger Games

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, And mockingjay are great films to prepare for to return to the universe The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. President Snow is at his peak as a villain and in every chapter Katniss Everdeen has to fight in the arena and the dangers of the world outside. The depiction of the rebellion reminds audiences that people were always preparing to fight a government that encouraged children to die for public entertainment, sport and spectacle.

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