What are the best Cyberpunk movies ?

Fancy sitting through films set in a future where punk culture mixes with sci-fi? Immerse yourself in a world of tech, neon lights, and hoverbikes with this list of cyberpunk-themed movies! Check them out and see if any catches your sensors!

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    #1Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    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.

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    José Angel Ávalos
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Blade Runner is an impressive futuristic cyberpunk movie from the 1980s that was really ahead of its time. Great acting as well as special effects despite this being well over 30 years old. Definitely something to consider watching."
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    #2Tron

    Tron

    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.

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    Judith Bryant
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I love this movie. I used to watch it all the time when Im got my first copy. Then I wore out my copy. Now that I've gotten a new copy I'm going to be watching it a lot again."
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    #3No Maps for These Territories

    No 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.

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    Brenda Carroll
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Any fan of cyberpunk has read or at least knows of Neuromancer's impact on the genre. Gibson's insight into a genre something he essentially created is an interesting look into the concepts behind the magic of the unique brand of sci-fi that defines cyberpunk. Anyone who wants a more philosphical look at the subjects that modern sci-fi and cyberpunk touch upon should watch this documentary."

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.

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    #4Total Recall

    Total Recall

    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.

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    Mildred Wheeler
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is an amazing sci fi movie if you are into science fiction. It has a great cast and the special effects are pretty good considering when it was made. I would highly recommend it for those who enjoy science fiction and outer space particularly. Sharon Stone is great and who doesn't like Arnold?? "
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    #5Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost 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.

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    Catherine Austin
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Anime is not my favorite genre, but my husband does it enjoy it so I have seen my fair share of anime films. This is one of the better anime films and if husband was rating this he would probably give it 5 stars. My husband would say this is a classic anime film and I would agree. The artwork is amazing. What makes the film hard to watch is the English dubbing. It's necessary to understand the film but also jarring compared to the artwork of the film. "
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    #6Freejack

    Freejack

    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.


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    Cheryl Morgan
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I think this is a perfect solution to the problem. In my opinion this solution has the perfect cast and sounds really interesting. "
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    #7Strange Days

    Strange Days

    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. 

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    Kenneth Carter
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Strange Days is a cool SciFi movie with some cyberpunk element to it that came out right before 2000. It is set in LA and centers around the spread of a new drug which is taking the city by storm. "
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    #8The Matrix

    The Matrix

    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.

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    Tammy Robinson
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Movienights are one thing that my boyfriend and I do a lot. We decided to go genre by genre and started with the Cyberpunk movie section. The Matrix has always been a favorite of mine so it was a must watch. Definitely at the top of my all time movie list."
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    #9Tetsuo

    Tetsuo

    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.

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    Hannah Anderson
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I was discussing the Cyberpunk genre with a friend as we looked over movies to check out and he suggested that we watch Tetsuo. I had never heard of it before so we checked it out. It turned out to be one of the best in the genre though I think there are better ones out there."
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    #10Robocop

    Robocop

    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. 

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    Pamela Ward
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Robocop is a classic movie that everyone should see if they haven't already. It was ahead of its time and is a great watch for 80s movies. "
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    #11The Lawnmower Man

    The 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.

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    #12Ghost in the Shell (2017)

    Ghost 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.

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    #13Tron: Legacy

    Tron: Legacy

    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. 

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Summary

Best What are the best Cyberpunk movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Blade RunnerMovies 20 Paid
2TronMovies 11 Paid
3No Maps for These TerritoriesMovies 9 Paid
4Total RecallMovies 8 Paid
5Ghost in the ShellMovies 6 Paid
6FreejackMovies 6 Paid
7Strange DaysMovies 4 Paid
8The MatrixMovies 4 Paid
9TetsuoMovies 2 Paid
10RobocopMovies 1 Paid
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