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7 Steampunk Movies Like Sherlock Holmes

2009

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

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The Steampunk style is something that has risen in popularity over the ages. More and more people are dressing up in Victorian style and adding extra gears and steampunk gadgets to add a technology and aesthetic design to their looks. This list centers on movies that have a steampunk theme.

The Sherlock Holmes movie is the first one on our list. This movie follows the famous mastermind and his assistant, Dr. Watson, as they try to solve yet another case in the London streets. This Steampunk film will help you think like Sherlock Holmes as you watch him decipher the mystery of the occult sorcerer and serial killer called Lord Blackwood.

This legendary detective is about to unravel a twisted web of deceit, murder, and black magic all while trying to avoid the temptress called Irene Adler. The Sherlock Holmes film portrays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s super sleuth novel to perfection, all in Steampunk fashion. This film is one of the best detective movies ever made, for more movies like Sherlock Holmes that take place in on the London streets, with Steampunk outfits, and steam punk machinery, browse our list below.

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Continue watching a brilliant mind at work with the sequel to Sherlock Holmes called Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows 2011.

You can also find the Sherlock tv series here.

Hugo

2011

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Jude Law, Chloe Moretz

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The Hugo movie must be added to our list of steampunk movie recommendations. This film has a ton of steampunk clocks and gadgets for you to admire. Set in Paris in the 1930’s, Hugo is about an orphan boy who lives in a train station, within the walls to be exact. His father taught him how to take care of the clocks within the walls and how to keep them running. The only think Hugo has left of his deceased father is a mechanical man that doesn’t work. To make this contraption come to life, Hugo must find a special key. This movie is about Hugo’s adventures as he searches for the key and the connections he makes along the way. Like the Sherlock Holmes full movie, Hugo is a splendid mystery from start to finish. This film is perfect for the entire family and the entire Hugo film cast brings the magic of steampunk to life.


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Wild Wild West

1999

Starring: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh

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Wild Wild West is one of the best additions to our list of steampunk movies like Sherlock Holmes. Set in the nineteenth century, the Wild Wild West movie follows Jim West. Jim is a former civil war hero and a gun blazing lawman. His partner is Artemus Gordon. Artemus is an inventor who excels in disguises. With their combined skills, the duo has been hired by the United States government to bring down a psychotic man called Arliss Loveless. This movie is chock full of diabolical machines, steampunk weapons, and steampunk fashion. This Will Smith western movie is funny and entertaining, just don’t take it too seriously.


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Going Postal

2010

Starring: Richard Coyle, Charles Dance, David Suchet

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Terry Pratchett’s going postal is another steampunk movie similar to Sherlock Holmes. In this movie, you can expect to find a steampunk top hat and a ton of steampunk styles. The Going Postal movie is about a man who takes a job as a Postmaster at the Ankh-Morpork Post Office. This man called Moist Von Lipwig is also a talented con artist. Unfortunately, Moist Von Lipwig soon realizes that the tables have been turned, he is now the one being conned. The position hasn’t been filled at the post office for years, and for good reason. Watch this steampunk movie to understand the complete story. Going Postal is a very imaginative flick that will entertain you the whole way through. If you like fantasy movies like Harry Potter, you’ll love Going Postal, we guarantee.


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The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adèle Blanc-Sec

2010

Starring: Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche

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Adèle Blanc-Sec is a woman ahead of her time. She is brave, snarky, and independent. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec is the story of Adèle as she navigates Egyptian tombs in hopes of finding a cure for her near catatonic sister. This mission won’t be easy. A pterodactyl has been brought back to life and is on Adèle’s tail, so are other men who want the same thing as she does. This steampunk movie is set in 1911 and Adèle Blanc Sec finds herself in a place that is far from ordinary and very unsafe. The bizarre and weird characters in this movie will captivate and charm you.  If you love adventure movies and are looking for some laughs, you’ll love this addition to our list of movies like Sherlock Holmes.


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Around The World In 80 Days

2004

Starring: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cecile de France

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Around the World in 80 Days is another wonderful steampunk adventure. This is also one of the most missed Jackie Chan movies. The Around the World in Eighty Days movie is about a British inventor, called Phileas Fog, who has been challenged by his gentlemen’s club. The challenge has been accepted. Phileas Fog, along with his Chinese valet, must cross the world using multiple contraptions and vehicles in 80 days. The duo get their things in order, put on their steampunk goggles and set sail for an adventure of a lifetime. Numerous dangers await. Luckily, Fog has a partner who is skilled in martial arts, without that, they wouldn’t be able to make it very far. Around the World in 80 Days is a family friendly movie and a delightful comedy that will please anyone who loves, travel, martial arts, and steampunk. Enjoy!


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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

2012

Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is the steampunk vampire film on our list of movies like Sherlock Holmes. This flick features the famous president of the United States as he discovers vampires really exist and are plaguing his world. When he was 9 years old, Abe Lincoln saw a vampire kill his mother, from then on he has been trying to eliminate them one by one. This Abraham Lincoln film is about his presidential campaign by day and his vampire killing by night. If you want to watch a horror movie that features vampires and is set in a world of steampunk, you’ll love this tale of good vs evil. Watch as Abraham Lincoln wields his axe and chops of the heads of the vicious vampires.


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Van Helsing

2004

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh

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This last addition to our list of steampunk themed movies like Sherlock Holmes is called Van Helsing. This Van Helsing movie features the notorious monster hunter as he travels to Transylvania in hopes of stopping the evil Count Dracula. Count Dracula is using a werewolf and Dr. Frankenstein’s research for a sinister purpose that Van Helsing must uncover and stop before it’s too late. A Gypsy Princess called Anna Valerious joins Van Helsing on the mission, with her own personal purpose. She is trying to stop an ancient curse on her family. Together, the duo will try to find a way to stop the evil Count Dracula and remove the curse. This movie is silly, funny, and very bloody. This Van Helsing film is great for a rainy day.

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