Steampunk Media List

I've been working on a steampunk western romance tentatively entitled The Separation of the Senses. Although I've been a fan of steampunk since I first started reading Jules Verne in the 1960s, once I actually started writing my own work I wanted to immerse myself in steampunk worlds completely. The best way to do that, of course, is to watch movies. But figuring out which movies to watch was not so easy, as there is wide disagreement on what exactly constitutes Steampunk. For what is is worth, here is my list. Agreements, disagreements, additions and evidence to support arguments for subtractions are all welcome.


1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1956 Around the World in 80 Days
1958 The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
1960 The Time Machine
1961 Master of the World
1965 Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
1979 Time After Time
1981 Time Bandits
1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
1985 Brazil
1985 Young Sherlock Holmes

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1986 Castle in the Sky
1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Gilliam)
1990 Dark City
1992 Army of Darkness

1994 City of Lost Children

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1999 Wild Wild West
1999 Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton)
2001 Atlantis, the Lost Empire
2001 Metropolis (anime)
2001 Brotherhood of the Wolf
2001 Vidocq
2001 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away)
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2004 Hellboy
2004 Around the World in 80 Days (remake)
2004 Howl’s Moving Castle
2004  Steamboy
2004 Van Helsing
2005 The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
2005 The Brothers Grimm (Gilliam)
2006 The Illusionist
2006 The Prestige
2007 The Golden Compass
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2008 City of Ember
2009 Mutant Chronicles
2009 Sherlock Holmes

In television
Year Creator (s) Title Studio
1965 Michael Garrison The Wild Wild West CBS series
1978 Hayao Miyazaki Future Boy Conan Nippon Animation NHK series
1982 James D. Parriott Voyagers! James D. Parriott
Productions NBC series
1990 Hideaki Anno Nadia: The Secret of
Blue Water Gainax NHK series
1993 Jeffrey Boam and
Carlton Cuse
The Adventures of
Brisco County Jr.
Fox Broadcasting
Company series
2000 Gavin Scott
The Secret
Adventures of Jules
International Sci Fi series
2003 Koichi Chigira Last Exile Gonzo TV Tokyo series
2006 Katsura Hoshino D. Gray Man TMS Entertainment TV Tokyo series

In video games

Steel Empire (1992)
Final Fantasy VI (1994)
Wild ARMs (1997)
Thief series (1998-2004)
Skies of Arcadia  (Victorian Fantasy setting, where the main form of transportation is Airships)
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (2001)
Syberia (2002)
Bang! Howdy (2006)
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends (2006)
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness  (Steampunk RPG, first two episodes [out of four]
available) (2007-8)
Damnation (2009)
RPG franchise called "Deadlands,"
Edge of Twilight (2009)