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Murder, mystery, and technology can be a dark and deadly combination in the world of cinema. The top tech noir movies combine elements of science fiction and film noir to create a unique genre all its own. This is a list of the best tech noir movies, including everything from V for Vendetta to A.I. Artificial Intelligence to Ghost in the Shell.

What films will you find on this list of the best tech noir science fiction movies? The Terminator follows Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) as she tries to escape from a cyborg assassin sent from the future to kill her before she can give birth to her son. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the title character to perfection in the tech noir classic. Blade Runner is another great film from the tech noir genre. Minority Report examines the problems with relying on technology to stop crimes before they happen. Other popular movies featured on this list include 12 Monkeys, The City of Lost Children, and A Scanner Darkly.

It's up to you to decide which noir movies about technology should move to the top of the list. Give your picks a thumbs up, and please add any good movies that are missing.

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, ...more

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, ...more

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Brazil Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm Brazil is a 1985 British film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. British National Cinema by Sarah Street describes the film as a ...more

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Gattaca is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Gattaca Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan ...more

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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Dark City Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer. The film stars Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer 12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more

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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
V For Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more

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Minority Report is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell Minority Report is a 2002 American neo-noir science fiction mystery-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and loosely based on the short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. It is set ...more

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Renaissance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Renaissance Daniel Craig, Ian Holm, Catherine McCormack Renaissance is a 2006 French black-and-white animated science fiction film by French director Christian Volckman. It was co-produced in France, United Kingdom and Luxembourg and released on 15 ...more

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Equilibrium is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Equilibrium Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs Equilibrium is a 2002 American dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, and Taye Diggs. The film follows John Preston, an ...more

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The City of Lost Children is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
The City Of Lost Children Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Pinon The City of Lost Children is a 1995 French-German-Spanish science fantasy drama film directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Ron Perlman, who does not speak French, and ...more

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Dredd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Dredd Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby Dredd is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Pete Travis and written and produced by Alex Garland. It is based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character ...more

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WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 Toshio Furukawa, Daisuke Gōri, Yoshiko Sakakibara WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 is a 2002 Japanese anime science-fiction/thriller film. It was chiefly directed and storyboarded by Fumihiko Takayama, directed by Takuji Endō, written by Miki Tori ...more

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Paycheck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Paycheck Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti Paycheck is a 2003 sci-fi thriller film based on the short story of the same name by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. The film was directed by John Woo and stars Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman ...more

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
A.I. Artificial Intelligence Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction film written, directed, and produced by Steven Spielberg, and based on Brian Aldiss's short story Super-Toys ...more

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Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Ghost In The Shell Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime science fiction film based on manga of the same title by Masamune Shirow. The film was written by Kazunori Itō, directed by Mamoru Oshii, animated by ...more

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Strange Days is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Strange Days Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Co-written and produced by James Cameron and co-written by Jay Cocks, it stars Ralph Fiennes, ...more

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New Rose Hotel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
New Rose Hotel Willem Dafoe, Christopher Walken, Gretchen Mol New Rose Hotel is a 1998 Cyberpunk film by director Abel Ferrara, based on a William Gibson story of the same name, starring Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe and Asia Argento.

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Max Knight: Ultra Spy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Max Knight: Ultra Spy Rachel Blakely, Michael Landes, Brooke Harman Max Knight: Ultra Spy is a 2000 American television film written by Paul Bales, David Michael Latt, David Rimawi, Sherri Strain, and directed by Colin Budds. The film stars Michael Landes, ...more

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Patlabor 2: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Patlabor 2: The Movie Toshio Furukawa, Naoto Takenaka, Daisuke Gōri Patlabor 2: The Movie is a 1993 Japanese anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii, who also directed Patlabor: The Movie. It was produced by Production I.G, Bandai Visual and Tohokushinsha. The movie ...more

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Ai City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
Ai City Jōji Yanami, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Ichirō Nagai Ai City is a Japanese science fiction manga created by Shuuhou Itahashi, a.k.a. SYUFO. The story was later adapted into an anime film, directed by Kōichi Mashimo and released on July 26, 1986.

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A Scanner Darkly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Tech Noir Movies
A Scanner Darkly Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 American animated science fiction thriller film directed by Richard Linklater based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick. The film tells the story of ...more