I'm more interested in hearing from others who find compelling stories or films depicting utopian or dystopian futures or alternate realities. Further, I'd love to hear of some favorite examples. I listed a few of mine above, but there are others I'll come back and discuss further.
The movie examples I can recall have pretty far-fetched themes, but certainly there's an underlying message to these: The Matrix (created from the over-reliance on artificial intelligence), Logan's Run (resulted from nuclear war, Dystopia of ignorance, disguised as Utopia), V is for Vendetta, Equilibrium (underrated cool movie, government controls population through drugs that eliminate emotions), Soylent Green (what you don't know about your food may kill you), Brazil (don't remember the whole plot other than it was some form of dystopia)..... I'm not sure if these qualify but I think so.
Utopian examples? I'm sure there's a few documentaries out there about the Grateful Dead tours