Cyberpunks at the Movies #cyberpunk

Most of you reading this will likely be familiar with Blade Runner and The Matrix as canonical cyberpunk movies. But do you know Tetsuo: The Iron Man or Hardware? How about Strange Days? Videodrome? Ghost in the Shell? Akira? Liquid Sky? These are all iconic cyberpunk films that anyone interested in the genre should see. And there are dozens more cyberpunk (and cyberpunk-adjacent) films that help paint a complete picture of the genre and its concerns.

During this rather dystopian moment in our lives, as we hunker in our viral-war combat bunkers, what better time to binge watch speculated dystopian futures past?

I was hoping to find a decent comprehensive and well-curated list of cyberpunk films to point you to, but most of them are sadly lacking. Some don’t even include The Matrix(!) and almost none of them include Tetsuo. And I’m sorry, but Bicentennial Man is not a cyberpunk movie. And Logan’s Run? Dystopian, yes. Cyberpunk, no.

The two bests lists I found were The 50 Best Cyberpunk Films on Flickchart and The Best Cyberpunk Movies on IMDB.

If you had to make a list of your top ten favorite cyberpunk movies, what would they be?


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