I've stumbled upon (and watched) a number of films that share many things: Divergent, The Maze Runner, The Giver and so on (I will add as I recall othrs that I've seen and from comments).
These movies all share these common elements:
a (more or less futuristic) social community with a (more or less) dystopic leader/government (in or outside of said community)
strong factions/caste/districts/teams/houses divisions that most people are assigned to; the main character often is given some sort of choice because reasons (divergent) or assigned to "special" faction (jonas the giver, for example)
a final "mindblowing" (often sci-fi) plot twist (commonly: "it was an experiment") revealing how the world they lived in was fake/planned/controlled.
Is this kind of "optimized plot" an industry standard?
These are all films targeted at teenagers, and, for example, the factions create sense of belonging.
Are there any other recognized plot patterns that enhance appreciation, for other target audiences like this (in my opinion) does?
This quote from Homer Simpon inspired this question, so I will put it here, altought it is not part of the question.
Homer Simpson: Finally a movie about a dystopian future, unlike The Hunger Games, Edge of Tomorrow, Oblivion, Elysium, Snowpiercer, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Ender's Game, The Road, World War Z, Children of Men, After Earth, I Am Legend, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Maze Runner, District 9, The Purge, Looper, Cloud Atlas, Divergent, Insurgent, The Island, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, and Chappie.