"Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date."

Some movies considered part of the genre:
Time After Time,
Wild Wild West,
Lemony Snicket,
Treasure Planet,
Tin Man,
Golden Compass,
The Prestige,
Sleepy Hollow,
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,
Sherlock Holmes (not all adaptations),
Les Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adele Blanc-Sec ,
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne,
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,
and the short film "9"

-> Great list of steampunk films
-> STEAMPUNKOPEDIA2 guide to a cool 19th century

I like these definitions of steampunk:

Everything Jules Verne could have written.
Everything H.G. Wells should have written.
Everything A. Conan Doyle thought of but never published because it was too fantastic.
~ Frank Chadwick, 1988

How the past would have been different if the future had happened sooner.
~ Douglas Fetherling

MTV mentions movies that are examples of steampunk

Carey Mulligan's dress for the Oscars
had steampunk elements

Pirate steampunk outfit by
Dragonfly Designs

Love this hat
by Dragonfly Designs

'Mrs. Timeflies' hat
by Sassygeek

Steampunk watch
found on Etsy

Steampunk wedding cake topper

Steampunk ring

Dress up online doll by Annie Stegg
(Steampunk or Pirate designs)
Found link from Alisa at Dragonfly Designs!

Steamnocchio by Fabricio Moraes

"Steampunk pilot" on Polyvore

Shoes designed by Alexander McQueen

Finally...a Steampunk computer, why not?
(These parts were found separately, the case on the right is made to house a pc hard drive)


  1. oh my gosh this is great! I just wanted you to know that I bookmarked this post! I've been doing research on steampunk for class (and writing) and it's never made a lot of sense, but thanks for all the visuals and showcasing films that focus on steampunk. This is brilliant!

  2. Hi Amelia! Glad that it helped because I'm just finding out more about it myself! Good luck with your assignment!

  3. The Harry Potter films have elements of steampunk as well. :) I'm quite liking the idea of steampunk, even if I'm perhaps not that keen on the steam part! But hey, anything that means blokes will be wearing cravas has got to be worth watching...

  4. Traxy, I read that some don't consider Harry Potter to be steampunk. Seems that a lot of films are debated over whether or not they belong to this genre!



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