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Cyberpunk Sci-Fi is noted for its focus on "high tech and low life" and taking its name from the combination of cybernetics and punk. Cyberpunk often encompasses nanotechnology, androids, virtual reality, and/or a warning as to what could possibly go wrong if technology falls into the wrong hands. Humans may have built-in computer jacks or software, and spend considerable time "living" in a virtual environment. Films released before 1984 can be seen as precursors to the genre. Cyberpunk Sci-Fi includes the following sub-sets: CYBERSPACE SCI-FI, POST-CYBERPUNK SCI-FI, and BIOPUNK.

Tron / Legacy - 1982, 2010

Videodrome - 1983

Total Recall - 1990

The Matrix - 1999 to 2003

A Scanner Darkly - 2006

Surrogates - 2009

Repo Men - 2010

Lucy - 2014

Dieselpunk is an art style based on the aesthetics popular between World War I and the end of World War II. The style combines the artistic and genre influences of the period (including pulp magazines, serial films, film noir, art deco, and wartime pin-ups) with postmodern technology and sensibilities. Dieselpunk has grown to describe a distinct style of visual art, music, motion pictures, fiction, and engineering. Dieselpunk collides with Steampunk, which focuses on the Victorian Era, and Atompunk, focusing on the Atomic era.

City of Lost Children - 1995

Dark City - 1998

Sky Captain and the World
of Tomorrow
- 2004

The Prestige - 2006

Steampunk Sci-Fi refers to an advanced technological level achieved through 19th century means. It denotes works set in an era when steam power was still widely used. Usually set in the 19th century, and often set in Victorian England, though with otherwise high technology or other science fiction elements. These elements may be fictional advances, like those devised by H.G. Wells, or they may be real advances taken out of their own time.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 1954

In 1868, a monster is terrorizing the seas, sinking ships! Three unlikely companions board a warship in search of the beast, only to find out the hard way it is an engine of destruction: a submarine boat. The trio is captured by the vessel's commander, Captain Nemo, and accompany him on a journey of adventure and discovery as the Nautilus and her occupants travel some 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - 2003

In possession of highly superior weapons, the Fantom is trying to start a World War. He tricks the countries into suspecting each other for war-mongering. In a private meeting, Allan Quatermain meets who he is to be teaming up with to track down the group who is trying to start the war.

He is accompanied by Captain Nemo, Mina Harker, Rodney Skinner, Dorian Gray, Tom Sawyer, and Dr. Jekyll (also Mr. Hyde). Soon into their adventure they discover that the Fantom is behind these attacks, but there is more to this war than battle and cunning.

Resources: Wikipedia.org, imdb.com, dieselpunk.wikia.com

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