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The Best Steampunk Movies

Updated March 17, 2020 16.3k votes 2.5k voters 309.8k views65 items

List RulesVote for your personal favorite steampunk films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best steampunk movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This steampunk movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of steampunk films also contains steampunk movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This steampunk films list can also be copied to start your own. For more general sci-fi and fantasy movies, take a look at which ones are streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant

What is steampunk? With roots in history and science fiction, steampunk can be easy to spot—just look for mechanical watch parts and goggles—but difficult to define. This list, though, contains the best steampunk movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This steampunk movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Make sure to upvote the best teams/people, because they deserve it. This is a list of a wide variety of examples of steampunk ranging from cartoon steampunk, steampunk anime girls, westerns and really any genre of steampunk themed movies you can think of, really. Now, it's kind of debatable whether or not some of these quite fit the steampunk genre at all, but we're very much covering our bases here. 

List of steampunk films includes steampunk movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Impact the order of the list by having your social network vote too. These are the top films in the steampunk genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the steampunk genre in it. Be it the motifs of the steampunk genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Thumbs down the movies you don't think should be on this list. Not a fan of Wild Wild West or The Golden Compass? Them thumbs them down. If we missed any steampunk movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous steampunk movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about steampunk movie lists. So from the latest, to the greatest steampunk movies, here is the full steampunk movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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    Castle in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Castle in the Sky

    Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Tanaka

    Released1986

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

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    Steamboy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Steamboy

    Anne Suzuki, Susumu Terajima

    Released2004

    Directed byKatsuhiro Otomo

    Steamboy is a 2004 Japanese steampunk animated action film produced by Sunrise, directed and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Howl's Moving Castle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Howl's Moving Castle

    Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka

    Released2004

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

    Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The City of Lost Children is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    The City of Lost Children

    Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Released1995

    Directed byMarc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    The City of Lost Children is a 1995 French-German-Spanish science fantasy drama film directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre

    Released1954

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor adventure film starring Kirk... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Sky Captain and the World of T is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2004

    Directed byKerry Conran

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    Hugo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Hugo

    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2011

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    The League of Extraordinary Ge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

    Sean Connery, Peta Wilson

    Released2003

    Directed byStephen Norrington

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    The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    The Time Machine

    Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor

    Released1960

    Directed byGeorge Pal

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    Frankenstein's Monster: a Stea is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Frankenstein's Monster: a Steampunk Film Adaptation

    Dustin Sturgill, Matt Risoldi

    Released2014

    Directed bySyd Lance

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    Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Wild Wild West

    Salma Hayek, Will Smith

    Released1999

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action-comedy film directed by Barry... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy

    Released2001

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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    Treasure Planet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Treasure Planet

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson

    Released2002

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction adventure film directed by Ron... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Sha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2011

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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    The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    The Golden Compass

    Nicole Kidman, Eva Green

    Released2007

    Directed byChris Weitz

    The Golden Compass is a 2007 American fantasy-adventure film directed by Chris Weitz. A young... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Lemony Snicket's A Series of U is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Silberling

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 2004 American fantasy dark comedy film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    The Prestige

    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie

    Released2006

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Rocketeer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    The Rocketeer

    Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton

    Released1991

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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    Mortal Engines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Mortal Engines

    Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan

    Released2018

    Directed byChristian Rivers

    Mortal Engines is a 2018 post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers, based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Fabulous World of Jules Ve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    The Fabulous World of Jules Verne

    Hugh Downs, Alena Kreuzmannová

    Released1958

    Directed byKarel Zeman

    The Fabulous World of Jules Verne is a 1958 Czechoslovak adventure film directed by Karel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    H. G. Wells' The War of the Wo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds

    Susan Goforth, Jamie Lynn Sease

    Released2005

    Directed byTimothy Hines

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    Journey to the Center of the E is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann

    Released1959

    Directed byHenry Levin

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    Around the World in 80 Days is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Around the World in 80 Days

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q

    Released2004

    Directed byFrank Coraci

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    Stardust is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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    Stardust

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro

    Released2007

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

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