Steampunk Movies

Top 10 Steampunk Movies You Should Watch

The first thing that comes to mind when somebody mentions Steampunk are the steam-powered machines, usually Victorian era. The world of Steampunk is one where science and technology have not developed as it has in our time, but instead remained at a medieval level of development. 

This is why all these movies take place in an alternate history where many things are different from what they were originally. For example, mass production on assembly lines was never invented because there was no need for it. Consequently, most people had to make their own clothes or do without them altogether. 

The following list includes 10 films with some brief descriptions about each film below: 

1) Wild Wild West

Will Smith stars as James West who must team up with a railroad tycoon as they seek to prevent a diabolical villain from achieving his ultimate goal of taking over the country.

2) 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 

James Mason stars in one of Walt Disney’s early forays into live-action filmmaking by bringing the classic novels to life. This movie was remade in 1997 starring and directed by James Cameron and it follows the original story much more closely. The movie centers around Captain Nemo aboard his ship, Nautilus as he battles a giant squid.

3) Time After Time”

Malcolm McDowell plays the role of H.G Wells who goes throughout time to catch Jack the Ripper. Along with Mary Steenburgen, who plays Wells’ love interest Elise McKenna, they follow Jack through time via H.G.’s newly invented machine that allows him to do so.

4) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

This movie is loosely based on Alan Moore’s graphic novels which tells the story of a league whose members consist of famous fictional characters such as Allan Quartermain and Mr. Hyde and their battles against the devious criminal mastermind, Fu Manchu.

5) The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

Bruce Campbell stars as Brisco County Jr., a bounty hunter and Harvard law graduate who seeks to avenge his father’s death at the hands of a ruthless outlaw named John Bly.

6) The Time Machine

This movie tells the story of an inventor who creates a machine that allows him to travel through time. He travels 800,000 years into the future where he witnesses the end of the world by some unknown race.

7) Thunderball

A remake of the James Bond series, this movie pits James Bond against a secret organization called SPECTRE and its leader Ernst Blofeld who seek to hold the world hostage by using two atomic bombs.  8) The Wild One

Marlon Brando stars as Johnny Strabler, a motorcycle gang leader who has no trouble stirring up much trouble by starting a bar fight and getting arrested. The movie was banned in the UK when it came out due to its perceived anti-social message. 

9) Victor Frankenstein

This is another retelling of Mary Shelley’s tale but with a twist, Igor is the hero and Victor is evil. Robert DeNiro stars as Victor who creates a monster using corpses and electricity. 

10) Steamboy

Based on the graphic novel, The Steam Man of the Prairies, this movie tells the story of an inventor in Victorian era Manchester who invents a steam-powered machine that gives his family great power. However, when another nation seeks to steal it, it leads to a battle against steam-powered soldiers and machine guns. 

There you have it, 10 movies about steampunk with some videos included too! It took me awhile to compile this list so I hope that everyone enjoys checking these out. If any readers know of more films like this then comment and let me know! 

Thanks for reading!