Best Cyberpunk Moviesby Jules_Vincent13 | created - 08 Apr 2011 | updated - 12 Apr 2016 | Public
After 5 long years, major revisions are here. I'll be removing films that are not "cyberpunk" enough or simply awful films. Not to mention, there are many needed additions. However, I'll be keeping this light on the anime.
I'm editing the oldest films first and working my way up to present day. At the moment, I just finished **2010**.
I hope you enjoy. :)
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1. Metropolis (1927)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Votes: 159,816 | Gross: $1.24M
2. THX 1138 (1971)
R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.
Votes: 48,011 | Gross: $2.44M
3. World on a Wire (1973)
Not Rated | 212 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His ... See full summary »
5. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 693,144 | Gross: $32.87M
7. Kamikaze 89 (1982)
Not Rated | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the press, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.
Votes: 643 | Gross: $0.02M
8. Liquid Sky (1982)
R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A small, heroin seeking UFO lands on a Manhattan roof, observes a bizarre, drug addicted fashion model and sucks endorphin from her sexual encounters' brains.
9. TRON (1982)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
Votes: 113,241 | Gross: $33.00M
10. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.
Votes: 799,320 | Gross: $38.40M
11. Megazone 23 (1985 Video)
Not Rated | 81 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young biker stumbles onto a prototype motorcycle with a hidden function that has a link to the true nature of his world.
12. Hands of Steel (1986)
R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.
13. Cherry 2000 (1987)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In 2017, a successful businessman travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose. He hires a sexy renegade tracker to find an exact duplicate of his android wife.
14. Neo Tokyo (1987)
50 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
A trilogy of separate stories. In "Labyrinth labyrinthos", a girl and her cat enter a strange world. In "Running Man", a racer takes on the ultimate opponent. In "Construction Cancellation Order", a man must shut down worker robots.
15. RoboCop (1987)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Votes: 232,841 | Gross: $53.42M
16. The Running Man (1987)
R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a dystopian America, a falsely convicted policeman gets his shot at freedom when he must forcibly participate in a TV game show where convicts, runners, must battle killers for their freedom.
Votes: 141,146 | Gross: $38.12M
17. Akira (1988)
R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.
Votes: 164,688 | Gross: $0.55M
18. Class of 1999 (1990)
R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Three ex-military robots are reprogrammed as teachers and secretly placed in a school where most students are part of organized gangs. They begin to respond violently to unruly students, and their military training starts to take over.
Votes: 6,760 | Gross: $2.46M
19. Crime Zone (1988)
R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Helen and Bone live in a repressive futuristic dystopian society they badly want to escape from. Mysterious Jason hires them to steal a disc for him. It's practically a suicide mission, but he claims he can smuggle them out, in return.
21. Gunhed (1989)
TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a cyberpunk future, Kyron-5 supercomputer attempts to exterminate the human race, but Gunhed mechs stop it. In 2038, five thieves break into a condemned island facility to steal Kyron's dead CPU. The place turns out to be a deathtrap.
22. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.
24. Circuitry Man (1990)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the... See full summary »
25. Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990–1991)
Not Rated | 120 min | Animation, Action, Crime
In the city of Oedo 2808 A.D., three Cyber criminals are given two choices, to either rot in jail or to join a special force of the Cyber Police to get possibly one more chance at freedom ... See full summary »
26. Cyberpunk (1990 Video)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
Stylistic documentary about the cyberpunk movement. William Gibson, author of cyberpunk classic Neuromancer, and Timothy Leary, famous advocate of psychedelic drugs, share their thoughts on the future of society and technology.
28. Megaville (1990)
R | 95 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A sci-fi fantasy about a world where it is illegal to enjoy any kind of media except in a place called Megaville. After catching a brutal killer named Jenson, the media police send an agent... See full summary »
29. RoboCop 2 (1990)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.
Votes: 81,148 | Gross: $45.68M
30. Total Recall (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When a man goes in to have virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars implanted in his mind, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or is he?
Votes: 302,227 | Gross: $119.39M
31. Screams of Blasphemy (1991)
97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Pinocchio 964, lobotomised cyborg sex slave, is thrown out onto the street by his owners because of his inability to maintain an erection. He is befriended by a criminally insane, ... See full summary »
32. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 994,570 | Gross: $204.84M
33. Until the End of the World (1991)
R | 158 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.
Votes: 9,143 | Gross: $0.75M
85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi
A man recalls the story of how his bees implanted in him a bee television, causing him to lose all perception of space, time, and self in the deserts of the American West.
35. Fortress (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a future, private underground prison/Fortress, the inmates are computer controlled with CCTV, dream readers and devices that can cause pain or death. John and his illegally pregnant wife are inside but want to escape before birth.
Votes: 27,390 | Gross: $6.74M
36. Freejack (1992)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race car driver to New York City in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.
Votes: 14,957 | Gross: $17.13M
37. Nemesis (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Alex, a burned out LA cyborg cop, is forced by commissioner Farnsworth to find his former cyborg partner and lover Jared who's about to deliver sensitive data to cyborg terrorists who wish to wage war against humans. Is he being played?
Votes: 5,114 | Gross: $2.00M
38. Prototype (1992)
R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic future, a wheelchair-bound veteran volunteers for an experimental cybernetic program that will allow him to walk again, only to find that it turns him into a lethal ... See full summary »
40. Split Second (1992)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Horror
In a flooded future London, Detective Harley Stone hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner, and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human.
Votes: 12,469 | Gross: $5.43M
41. Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
R | 83 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
When metal-worshipping fanatics abduct his son, a father unleashes his dormant destructive power, as his naked rage transforms the once-feeble flesh into a grisly symbiosis of metal and tissue. Who dares to defy the ultimate body-hammer?
Votes: 4,054 | Gross: $0.00M
44. American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1993)
R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi
After the nuclear war people are sterile and ruled by the artifical intelligences they created in this violent world. The only woman who was able to give life to a child has to take the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,236 | Gross: $0.45M
45. Battle Angel (1993 Video)
Not Rated | 54 min | Animation, Action, Crime