Although it has an average rating of only 6.6 on the International Movie Database, critics consider Idiocracy one of the best satires of all times. The movie depicts a dystopian society living 500 years into the future and governed by anti-intellectualism. This page has info on the Idiocracy Netflix availability, plot, cast & crew, as well as its trailer.
Genre: comedy, adventure, sci-fi
Release Date on Netflix: March 23rd, 2015
Writers: Mike Judge & Ethan Cohen
Director: Mike Judge
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%
MPAA Rating: R
Set in a distant future, Idiocracy claims that the world’s intelligent population will be completely assimilated within 500 years, leaving an utterly stupid and nearly useless population. Private Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson) is selected to be part of a secret Pentagon experiment along with an unsuspecting call girl. The two wake up five hundred years later, only to discover that they are the smartest people on the planet.
If you want to know more, you can watch the Idiocracy trailer below:
Idiocracy had a very controversial release. Because Fox Studios weren’t pleased with the movie’s anti-corporation message, they only released it in less than ten cities. Still, the movie was critically acclaimed and still has few negative reviews.
Mike Judge managed to provide brilliant commentary on our military, prisons, justice and health systems, as well as on our media and corporate consumer culture. Known for other eye-opening, witty, well-received works of fiction, such as Office Space, King of the Hill, and Silicon Valley, Mike Judge was never afraid to speak in mind.
Hilarity and deep commentary ensue, as Judge explores the oddly realistic dystopia caused by our own choices as a species. Many realized the error of our ways and started living different lives after seeing how realistically the movie portrayed our intellectual decline. And the portrayal of something so close to us, yet difficult to grasp is one of Judge’s specialties.
Related: The Office TV show is a satiric comedy, although not science-fiction, that’s on Netflix and deserves a watch! See if you can stream it in your area with our guide to the Netflix availability of The Office.
Is Idiocracy on Netflix?
Yes, but sadly, the Idiocracy Netflix availability is limited. Only Netflix Australia and New Zealand have this movie available for streaming. If you live in the rest of the world and want to watch Idiocracy, you will need to find another source.
One of the best satires ever made, Idiocracy is a satirical science fiction comedy that deserves a watch. Sadly, the Idiocracy Netflix page is unavailable in most of the world, so make sure you check this page regularly for updates. If you have seen Idiocracy, what did you think about it?