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Favorite Steampunk Movies

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I'll start it off with my favorites........ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1950 version starring James Mason), First men in the Moon, Master of the World

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Would Sky Captain qualify? I know it's more of a thirty's style, rather than 1800s, but it does have airships, strange robots, and ray guns. Oh, and a mad scientist.....ummm, who's actually dead.

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Would Sky Captain qualify? I know it's more of a thirty's style, rather than 1800s, but it does have airships, strange robots, and ray guns. Oh, and a mad scientist.....ummm, who's actually dead.

Hmmmm..... It DOES have all the right elements, doesn't it ? Sort of "Steampunk of the Future" !!

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Would Sky Captain qualify? I know it's more of a thirty's style, rather than 1800s, but it does have airships, strange robots, and ray guns. Oh, and a mad scientist.....ummm, who's actually dead.

I'd classify it as Dieselpunk, which is outside of Steampunk's timeline(?) but still considered a sub-genre of Steampunk. So, yeah it counts.

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Would Sky Captain qualify? I know it's more of a thirty's style, rather than 1800s, but it does have airships, strange robots, and ray guns. Oh, and a mad scientist.....ummm, who's actually dead.

I'd classify it as Dieselpunk, which is outside of Steampunk's timeline(?) but still considered a sub-genre of Steampunk. So, yeah it counts.

:P I hardly think we need to be concerned about timeline here !! I sorta consider it what Jules Verne would have come up with had he lived in the 20th century, instead of the 19th. I also think it counts.....

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Not that I'm into this stuff but here's some movies:

Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines

The Time Machine

Around the World in 80 Days

The Great Race

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Stardust has a few scenes with Airship pyrates, but the movie is really more of a fantasy. A good one, though.

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The Time Machine (1960)

Directed: George Pal

Rod Taylor

Alan Young

Yvette Mimieux

I know that Rumba had already beat me to it, but I really like this particular version.

Now I'm not sure that either one of the next two quite fall in the Diesel or Steampunk genera, but they both have wonderfully bizarre sets and twisted gadgetry made from an odd mix of old and new tech.

La Cité des Enfants Perdus (1995)

City of Lost Children

Directed: Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Briac Barthelemy

Guillaume Billod-Morel

Brazil (1985)

Directed: Terry Gilliam

Jonathan Pryce

Kim Greist

Robert De Niro

Katherine Helmond

Michael Palin

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O gosh, I remember Brazil. Especially a scene involving a reversed sewer line into a guys chem suit? Also the woman who kept having her plastic surgery procedures fall off. Great movie. <_<

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Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman's 1958 "The Fabulous World of Jules Verne" is an eye-boggling ancestor of steampunk. He uses every form of animation and trick photography known to the 1950s and elements drawn from a number of Verne's works. It's black-and-white and looks like a period illustration come to life. The machines are outlandish but look like they could really work. I saw it as a boy back in the early 60s on tv. There are clips from it on YouTube and the DVD is available.

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Another on e Rumba beat me to, but I have to blab about it anyway.

The Great Race (1965)

Director: Blake Edwards

Tony Curtis

Natalie Wood

Jack Lemmon

Peter Falk

Keenan Wynn

Natalie is such the little hottie in this movie - OMG - *sigh*.

But Jack Lemmon & Peter Falk steal the show comedicly while Tony and Keenan play the proverbial straight man hero types that anchor the silliness.

And then there's all the cool Steampunky vehicle stuff, cars, a submarine, airship - I've loved this movie since I was a kid.

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PUSH THE BUTTON MAX!

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Yes! Jack Lemmon as Prince Hapnik laughing like a fool...what a great laugh...and those pug dogs...I think there had to be about 30 of them!

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I found that "Sky Captain and the World of Tommarow" had a ton of steam punk elements in it. I just watched it last weekend. However, I do not suggest watching this movie if you are looking for a good flick. I was disapointed in the movie as awhole but it did have some neat steampunk like ideas in it.

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I found that "Sky Captain and the World of Tommarow" had a ton of steam punk elements in it. I just watched it last weekend. However, I do not suggest watching this movie if you are looking for a good flick. I was disapointed in the movie as awhole but it did have some neat steampunk like ideas in it.

It's a good movie to play whilew your working on something steamy.

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True! I happend to purchase it just to watch on a Sunday afternoon and it left me wanting a lot more.

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I just found this page (from another page...)

Steampunk Starter Guide: Top 5 Film and TV Series

http://blogs.laweekly.com/style_council/fi...-starter-guide/

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I clicked the link (after finding out that there was more to this one....) I've seen some of the music versions, and was impressed, but this is the whole movie and story of it....

The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello

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Master of the World (Vincent Price 1961)

It has the whole Airship Pirate thing down wonderfully!

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Not a movie but does the Firefly series kinda count? They combine a lot of elements of the past in their future (does that make sense?) I'm thinking "shindig" in particular with the duel and stuff...

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I would think Firefly would be close but not quite steampunk. but i see your point. I have personally slid Firefly almost into a Western category really.

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I've kinda felt the same way. Firefly has the same vibe as Steampunk—cross genres/history. Mixing different cultures together. I mean Badger could be a Steampunk character, for sure. Actually, I was watching a few episodes last night, and noticed a one of the Mudders in Jaynesville had a headpiece with a single lens goggle type thing on it. But it might have been a lamp, like miners use underground. Couldn't tell.

I just sooooo love Firefly. I wish they had made more episodes.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was my earliest.

Loved Adventures of Baron Munchousen.

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Though it's not fantasy based... I say Gangs of NewYork has perfect clothing for any steampunk era venture!!

I have ALWAYS loved this movie and the costuming!!!

Ol' Matty Bottles has himself an excellent impression that would make Bill the Butcher proud!!

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I had no idea you guys were into this stuff. I've loved "Steampunk" since I was a kid, just didn't know it had a name until quite recently.

You might also get a kick out of Treasure Planet

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