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Several films have reported on Steampunk Movies. We gathered 25 of our favorites.

The Prestige (2006)

The Prestige
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine
Rated PG-13

The Prestige is a 2006 science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan and written by his brother, Jonathan Nolan. It stars Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, and David Bowie. The film tells the story of two 19th-century magicians, Alfred Borden (Jackman) and Robert Angier (Bale), who compete to create the best and most impressive magic trick. Both men go to extreme lengths to outdo the other, creating a dangerous feud between them, and the stakes become higher and higher as the rivalry escalates. Angier and Borden will stop at nothing to discover each other's secrets, no matter the cost. As their obsession deepens, they become increasingly reckless, leading to a tragic conclusion that will change their lives forever.

Metropolis (1927)

Metropolis
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Fritz Lang, starring Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Rated Not Rated

Metropolis (1927), directed by Fritz Lang, is a science-fiction epic set in a futuristic city where a class struggle rages between the wealthy upper-class and the impoverished lower-class. At the center of the city lies a powerful corporate leader, Joh Fredersen, and his son Freder. When Freder falls in love with a lower-class woman named Maria, he discovers a hidden world beneath the city and a plan by the corporate elite to suppress the lower-class. In order to save the city from destruction, Freder teams up with a mad scientist named Rotwang and a robot named "Futura" to fight for justice and equality between the two classes. The epic story is a commentary on the power of technology and the problems of class division.

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Howl's Moving Castle
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Hayao Miyazaki, starring Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa
Rated PG

The 2004 animated film "Howl's Moving Castle" tells the story of a young girl named Sophie. After being cursed by a Witch of the Waste, Sophie is transformed into an old woman. To break the curse, she embarks on a journey to find the mysterious wizard Howl, who lives in a magical, moving castle. Along the way she meets a scarecrow, a living fire demon, and Howl himself, who has mystical powers of his own. Together they must battle a great evil that threatens the kingdom, while learning important lessons about friendship and courage.

Brazil (1985)

Brazil
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Terry Gilliam, starring Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond
Rated R

Brazil is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam. The film is set in a retro-futuristic dystopian world where a bureaucracy-controlled society is run by a totalitarian government. The protagonist, Sam Lowry, is a daydreamer who is consumed with trying to find a woman he has seen in his dreams. He eventually discovers that the woman is actually a prisoner of the government, and he embarks on a mission to save her. The film is a dark satire which examines ideas of totalitarianism, individualism, and freedom of thought. The film is widely considered to be one of the greatest science fiction films of all time and has been praised for its visual style and dark humor.

Stardust (2007)

Stardust
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Matthew Vaughn, starring Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen
Rated PG-13

Stardust is a 2007 fantasy film directed by Matthew Vaughn and based on a novel by Neil Gaiman. The story follows Tristan (Charlie Cox), a young man from the fictional English town of Wall, who promises his beloved, Victoria (Sienna Miller), that he will bring her a fallen star from the magical realm of Stormhold. He sets off with a cross-dressing pirate (Robert De Niro) and meets several fantastical characters, including a witch (Michelle Pfeiffer), a sky-pirate (Clive Owen), and a prince (Mark Strong) in search of a special gem. Along the way, Tristan discovers that the star he is seeking is actually a beautiful woman (Claire Danes) who is being chased by several interested parties, including an evil witch (Kate Magowan). After a series of adventures and battles, Tristan is able to return the star safely to her home and win the heart of Victoria.

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Guy Ritchie, starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong
Rated PG-13

Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 mystery-adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie and based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law as Dr. John Watson, Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler, Mark Strong as Lord Blackwood and Eddie Marsan as Inspector Lestrade. The story follows Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they investigate a series of strange and sinister occurrences in London, soon discovering the hand of Lord Blackwood, a notorious criminal mastermind. With Blackwood’s plans culminating in an attempt to unleash dark forces upon the city, Holmes and Watson must work together to stop him and save London from destruction. Along the way, they uncover secrets of Holmes' past and a hidden conspiracy that could put them both in danger.

The Illusionist (2006)

The Illusionist
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Neil Burger, starring Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell
Rated PG-13

The Illusionist tells the story of a master magician, Eisenheim (Edward Norton), who uses his talent and skill to perform incredible feats of magic in 19th century Vienna. Eisenheim's shows draw the attention of Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell) and his Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti). When Leopold's young love interest, Duchess Sophie von Teschen (Jessica Biel), is drawn to Eisenheim, the Prince orders Uhl to put a stop to the magician's show. Uhl's investigation leads him to uncover the truth behind Eisenheim's past and reveal the secrets behind his magic. In the end, justice is served and love triumphs over power.

Hugo (2011)

Hugo
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley
Rated PG

Hugo is a 2011 American 3D adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and adapted for the screen by John Logan. Set in 1930s Paris, the film follows the adventures of a young orphan named Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) who lives inside the walls of a train station. He meets an eccentric girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and discovers a mystery involving his late father (Jude Law) and the automaton that his father left behind. Hugo teams up with the girl to unravel the automaton's secret and uncover a safe containing a drawing that leads to a hidden message from his father. Along the way, Hugo discovers the history of film-making and the pioneering work of Georges Méliès, a French illusionist who was one of the early directors of film. Hugo's journey ultimately leads him to his own self-discovery and a greater appreciation of his father's legacy.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Guy Ritchie, starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams
Rated PG-13

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Sleepy Hollow
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon
Rated R

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Richard Fleischer, starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre
Rated G

Treasure Planet (2002)

Treasure Planet
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne
Rated PG

The Great Race (1965)

The Great Race
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Blake Edwards, starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk
Rated Passed

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed
Rated PG

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Guillermo del Toro, starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander
Rated PG-13

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Atlantis: The Lost Empire
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, starring Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian
Rated PG

Hellboy (2004)

Hellboy
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Guillermo del Toro, starring Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, John Hurt
Rated PG-13

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

A Series of Unfortunate Events
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Brad Silberling, starring Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Liam Aiken
Rated PG

Steamboy (2004)

Steamboy
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Katsuhiro Ôtomo, starring Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, Anne Suzuki
Rated PG-13

John Carter (2012)

John Carter
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Stanton, starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton
Rated PG-13

City of Ember (2008)

City of Ember
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Gil Kenan, starring Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones, Bill Murray, David Ryall
Rated PG

The Golden Compass (2007)

The Golden Compass
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Chris Weitz, starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker
Rated PG-13

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Tommy Wirkola, starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen
Rated R

Van Helsing (2004)

Van Helsing
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Sommers, starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley
Rated PG-13

Sucker Punch (2011)

Sucker Punch
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Zack Snyder, starring Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone
Rated PG-13

 



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