Blade Runner is a cyberpunk movie set in a dystopic Los Angeles in 2019, released in 1982 and directed by Ridley Scott. The film focuses on Rick Deckard, who is played by Harrison Ford, who is tasked with eliminating four rogue Replicants.
Tron, stylized as TRON, is an American sci-fi film released in 1982 which features cyberpunk elements. The film stars Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, a software engineer who fights against his old company's Master Control Program.
#3No Maps for These Territories
No Maps for These Territories is an independent documentary released in 2000 which focuses on the fiction author William Gibson. The documentary puts Gibson, the author of the Neuromancer, embarks on a cross-country trip.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the cyberpunk-themed cult classic Blade Runner was pretty much unsuccessful during its first theatrical release? The term "cyberpunk" gained popularity thanks to Blade Runner and William Gibson's sci-fi novel named Neuromancer. In spite of this, the term actually originated from Bruce Bethke, who in the process made two lists of words that best describe 1) technology and 2) troublemakers. Two words were then chosen and combined into a single word, thus giving birth to the word "cyberpunk". This word was then adapted into modern writing, given more attention due to the fact that it was used in a Washington Post article.
More often than not, cyberpunk books, novels, and movies are primarily focused on the dark, gritty, and grim features of the dystopian society it's set in, giving highlights to the amount of power that corporations hold, as well as the disparity between the rich and poor. The most common cyberpunk aesthetics that viewers might see in this subgenre of science fiction are the overabundance of neon lights, cybernetic enhancements, futuristic guns, and the protagonist being labeled as a computer hacker, rebel, antihero, or all of the above. The cyberpunk subgenre is also the originator of similar "Punk" genres like steampunk and dieselpunk, to name a few.
Total Recall is a 1990 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as its lead. The film is loosely based on the We Can Remember It for You Wholesale short story.
#5Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell is an anime film based on the manga of the same title by Masamune Shirow. The film follows the fictional security agency Section 9 on the hunt for a notorious hacker named Puppet Master.
A group of bounty hunters from the future travel to the present to capture new bodies to be used by super-rich corporation man as vessels to get immortality. In one of the trips, the bounty hunters kidnap Alex Furlong, a race car driver. The movie is a cult movie from the 90s starring Mick Jagger, Anthony Hopkins and Rene Russo.
Strange Days is a cyberpunk film in 1995. The film is about a group of illegal smugglers discovering a deep conspiracy after acquiring a memory disc from a victim.
The Matrix is a sci-fi action movie written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. It was released in 1999 and was the first installment in The Matrix film series. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss.
Tetsuo: The Iron Man is one of the most relevant Japanese movies of the 80's about the cyberpunk movement and technology. The movie is about a metal fetishist person that wants to become a metal man transforming himself into a posthuman creature.
Robocop is a cyberpunk sci-fi movie released in 1987, directed by Paul Verhoeven and stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Miguel Ferrer and Ronny Cox. Set in a dystopic Detroit, a powerful cyborg will be the main weapon to fight against the crime.
#11The Lawnmower Man
The Lawnmower Man is a sci-fi movie in 1992. The movie is about a scientist named Dr. Lawrence Angelo who experimented with a mentally-challenged greenskeeper named Jobe Smith, turning him into an intellect.
#12Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Ghost in the Shell is a sci-fi drama and mystery film directed by Rupert Sanders. It was first released on March 31, 2017, by Paramount Pictures with an MPAA rating of PG-13. It starred Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, and Michael Carmen Pitt.
This great sequel of the iconic 1982 movie ''Tron'' follows the steps of Sam, the son of Kevin Flynn (portrayed by Jeff Bridges in both movies), who is pulled into the cyber world where his father has been trapped for the last two decades.