Cyberpunk: Must-Watch Movies And TV Shows

Craving a dose of high-tech thrills and gritty dystopian visions? Dive headfirst into the world of cyberpunk with our curated list of must-watch movies and TV shows. From mind-bending action to thought-provoking dramas, these selections explore the intricate relationship between humanity and ever-evolving technology, often set against the backdrop of neon-drenched megacities and social upheaval. Get ready to encounter artificial intelligence, cybernetic enhancements, and the blurred lines between reality and simulation in this electrifying exploration of the cyberpunk genre.


Blade Runner

A neo-noir classic set in a dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, where replicants (bioengineered androids) are hunted by blade runners (special police).

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A Japanese anime film set in a cyberpunk future, where a biker gang member is experimented on and develops telekinetic powers.

Akira (1988) - IMDb

Ghost in the Shell:

Another Japanese anime film that explores the nature of consciousness and identity in a world where humans and machines are increasingly integrated.

Ghost in the Shell (1995) | MUBI

The Matrix:

A mind-bending action film that asks what is real and what is not, set in a world where humans are unknowingly living in a computer simulation.

The Matrix Review | Movie - Empire

Ex Machina:

A thought-provoking film about a programmer who is tasked with evaluating the humanity of a new artificial intelligence.

Ex Machina Review | Movie - Empire

TV Shows:

Black Mirror:

A dystopian anthology series that explores the potential negative consequences of new technologies.

Black Mirror: Fiction is already reality! - ITPEERS

Altered Carbon: 

A science fiction series set in a future where consciousness can be downloaded and uploaded into different bodies.

Netflix's Altered Carbon was too weird for this world and that's a tragedy  - CNET

Cowboy Bebop:

A Japanese neo-noir space Western anime television series that follows a ragtag crew of travelling bounty hunters aboard a spaceship, the Bebop.

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Cyberpunk- Edgerunners:

A recent anime series set in the same universe as the video game Cyberpunk 2077, following a young woman who becomes a mercenary.

Cyberpunk Edgerunners Season 2 fate revealed after launch hype - Dexerto

Love, Death & Robots:

An animated anthology series that features a variety of stories in different genres, including some with cyberpunk themes.

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