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List Rules Vote 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

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 Vidocq or Master of the World? 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.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the steampunk movies. List includes photos and steampunk movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List movies include Time After Time, Perfect Creature and many additional movies as well.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these steampunk movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good steampunk movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest steampunk movies, here is the full steampunk movies list, ordered from best to worst.

James Hill and Nicholas Meyer have both directed Steampunk movies, as have many other great directors.

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Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones. The ...more

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Anne Suzuki, Susumu Terajima, Sanae Kobayashi Steamboy is a 2004 Japanese steampunk animated action film produced by Sunrise, directed and co-written by Katsuhiro Otomo, his second major anime release, following Akira. The film was released ...more

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Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Tanaka, Ichirō Nagai Castle in the Sky is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is also the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. The film was distributed by ...more

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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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Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Shane West The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, also promoted as LXG, is a 2003 superhero film loosely based on the first volume of the comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan ...more

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Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
TimNorden added Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action-comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. A big-screen adaptation of the 1965–1969 TV series The Wild Wild West, it stars Will Smith, ...more

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SamSpedding added Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee Hugo is a 2011 American 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and adapted for the screen by John Logan. Based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor adventure film starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre. It was the first CinemaScope science fiction film and ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a 2004 American science fiction action adventure film written and directed by Kerry Conran in his directorial debut. The film is set in an alternative ...more

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squidchickens added Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. After he receives a map from a pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen The Golden Compass is a 2007 2007 fantasy-adventure film written by Chris Weitz and directed by Chris Weitz.

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RoySchroeppel added Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young The Time Machine – also known promotionally as H.G. Wells' The Time Machine – is a 1960 Metrocolor time travel science fiction film based on the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells in ...more

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Sha... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
LeanneLaniLane added Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. It is a sequel to ...more

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Godslayer79 added Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a 2001 American traditionally animated action-adventure film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation—the first science fiction film in Disney's animated features ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay adapted by him and his brother Jonathan Nolan from Christopher Priest's 1995 World Fantasy ...more

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AxelleBernard added Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Tim Robbins City of Ember is a 2008 American science fiction fantasy film based on the 2003 novel The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. It was directed by Gil Kenan from a screenplay by Caroline Thompson, and ...more

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BradleyGreenwood added 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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Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jude Law Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 2004 American fantasy dark comedy film directed by Brad Silberling. It is an adaptation of the first three novels of A Series of Unfortunate ...more

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squidchickens added 9 is a 2005 computer animated short film created by Shane Acker as a student project at the UCLA Animation Workshop. Tim Burton saw the film and was so impressed by its artistic vision that he ...more

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Raz, dva - gore ne beda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
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KeikoSakurai added Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie. In the film, ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more

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FerociousR added Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin The Rocketeer is a 1991 American period superhero film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and based on the character of the same name created by comic book writer/artist Dave Stevens. Directed by ...more

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bdalzell added Charles Dance, David Suchet, Tamsin Greig Terry Pratchett's Going Postal is a two-part television adaptation of Going Postal by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle and produced by The Mob, which was first broadcast ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran Van Helsing is a 2004 American horror action film directed by Stephen Sommers. It stars Hugh Jackman as vigilante monster hunter Van Helsing, and Kate Beckinsale as Anna Valerious. The film is ...more

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Hugh Downs, Alena Kreuzmannová, František Černý The Fabulous World of Jules Verne is a 1958 Czechoslovak adventure film directed by Karel Zeman. Based on several works by Jules Verne, primarily his 1896 novel Facing the Flag, the film evokes ...more

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Uma Thurman, Robin Williams, Sting The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 British adventure fantasy comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, ...more

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Alex Gaginsky added Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Aono, Norio Wakamoto Metropolis is a 2001 anime film loosely based on the 1949 Metropolis manga created by Osamu Tezuka, itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, though the two do not share ...more

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Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 1959 adventure film adapted by Charles Brackett from the novel of the same name by Jules Verne. Journey to the Center of the Earth was directed by Henry

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MollyKathrynDenver added Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical film loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film's script is by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes and its ...more

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Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q, Jackie Chan Around the World in 80 Days is a 2004 American adventure comedy film based on Jules Verne's novel of the same name. It stars Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan and Cécile de France. The film is ...more

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christian-paulson added Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav ...more

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Susan Goforth, Jamie Lynn Sease, Darlene Sellers H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is one of three film adaptations released in 2005 of H. G. Wells' classic novel of the same name, about a Martian invasion of Earth. This version, noted for its ...more

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Corey Feldman, Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen Time After Time is a 1979 American science fiction film starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen. It was the directing debut of screenwriter Nicholas Meyer, whose screenplay ...more

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RoySchroeppel added Peter Finch, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries First Men in the Moon is a 1964 British science fiction film directed by Nathan Juran and starring Edward Judd, Martha Hyer and Lionel Jeffries. It is an adaptation by the noted science-fiction ...more

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Chuck Connors, Luciana Paluzzi, Robert Ryan Captain Nemo and the Underwater City was a 1969 British film, featuring the character Captain Nemo and inspired by some of the settings of Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the ...more

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Sophie Ward, Michael Hordern, Brian Oulton Young Sherlock Holmes is a 1985 American mystery adventure film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Chris Columbus, based on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The movie ...more

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WillCasper added Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the ...more

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Fairuza Balk, Piper Laurie, Nicol Williamson Return to Oz is a 1985 fantasy adventure film based on L. Frank Baum's Oz books, mainly The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz. The plot begins with Dorothy's return to the Land of Oz, and her ...more

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Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 adventure fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam. The film stars Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, and Lena Headey in an exaggerated and fictitious portrait of the Brothers ...more

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TonyaReneeMccreary added Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam, and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian ...more

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John Malkovich, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki Mutant Chronicles is a 2008 independent science fiction horror film, loosely based on the role-playing game of the same name. The film was directed by Simon Hunter, and stars Thomas Jane and Ron ...more

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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
AxelleBernard added 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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RichardThomas added Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and ...more

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Gérard Depardieu, Inés Sastre, Guillaume Canet Vidocq is a 2001 mystery film, directed by Pitof, starring Gérard Depardieu as historical figure Eugène François Vidocq pursuing a supernatural serial killer. It is notable ...more

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Joel Edgerton, Helmut Bakaitis, Tommy Dysart The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello is a 2005 Australian short film. The first episode is labeled Jasper Morello and the Lost Airship.

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Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Vito Scotti Master of the World is a 1961 science fiction film based upon the Jules Verne novels Robur the Conqueror and its sequel, Master of the World. The movie was written by Richard Matheson, directed ...more

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WallfredRomero added 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