The Hunger Games | 2012

Directed by: Gary Ross

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Main Plot

In a dystopian future, the government forces children to fight to the death in an annual televised event called the Hunger Games. When her sister is chosen as a tribute, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her place. Alongside her fellow tribute Peeta Mellark, Katniss must navigate the deadly arena while also dealing with political intrigue and personal dilemmas. As the Games progress, Katniss must make difficult choices to survive and protect those she cares about. Ultimately, she becomes a symbol of resistance against the oppressive regime, sparking a rebellion that threatens to overthrow the government.


  • Katniss Everdeen volunteers as tribute in place of her sister for the annual Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death between children from different districts in a dystopian society.
  • Peeta Mellark is a character played by Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games. He is a fellow tribute from District 12 who forms a complicated relationship with Katniss Everdeen.
  • Gale Hawthorne is a character who is a childhood friend of the protagonist and becomes a key figure in the rebellion against the oppressive government in the story.


In the end of The Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta are declared co-winners of the games after threatening to eat poisonous berries together. They are both brought back to the Capitol as victors, but Katniss realizes that their act of defiance has sparked a rebellion in the districts. President Snow warns her that she has made a dangerous enemy, and Katniss returns home to District 12 unsure of what the future holds. She is haunted by the memories of the games and the people she was forced to kill. As she struggles to come to terms with her experiences, she vows to fight against the oppressive Capitol and protect her loved ones.

Gary Ross Action Adventure Sci-Fi Jennifer Lawrence Josh Hutcherson Liam Hemsworth