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The Best Steampunk Movies 

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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

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.

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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

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Anne Suzuki, Susumu Terajima, Sanae Kobayashi

Released: 2004

Directed by: Katsuhiro Otomo

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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Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Shane West

Released: 2003

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

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Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Tanaka, Ichirō Nagai

Released: 1986

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

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Released: 2011

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Pinon

Released: 1995

Directed by: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Steampunk Movies
TimNorden added Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline

Released: 1999

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kerry Conran

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Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

Released: 1954

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

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Released: 2002

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

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Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen

Released: 2007

Directed by: Chris Weitz

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Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

Released: 2004

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

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Released: 2006

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jude Law

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brad Silberling

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Released: 1960

Directed by: George Pal

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Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

Released: 1999

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Released: 1958

Directed by: Karel Zeman

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Directed by: Gil Kenan

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