IN PICTURES: the best Steampunk films - see if your favourite is here

Organisers of Whitby Steampunk Weekend are taking their festival on the road for the first time this year.

By Sue Wilkinson
Thursday, 25 April, 2019, 14:50
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other. Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson star

The demand for everything Steampunk is growing fast. The festival hits Scarborough Spa on Sunday May 5. It coincides with the Vintage Fair.

WATCH a trailer for the 1960 version of The Time Machine here

The original version, of course. A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine are among the stars

Meanwhile we have picked twenty Steampunk films to check out.

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane star
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. The film was based on a book by Jules Verne. Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas were among the stars.
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose. Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh starred.
In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organisation. It was based on the first book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy - Northern Lights and is not a patch on it. Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards were among the stars.
In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission. Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson were among the stars.
The original made in 1960 starred Rod Taylor. It was based on a novella by HG Wells. A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society. The film was remade in 2002 with Guy Pearce in the lead role.
From the imagination of one of the Pythons - Terry Gillam. An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. It features an uncredited appearance by the late Robin Williams as the Man in the Moon. John Neville played the title role
A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis. Features the voices of Michael J Fox and Leonard Nimoy among others
Magnificent spectacle of a film directed by Martin Scorsese. In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Hoping to push Britain to the forefront of aviation, a London publisher organizes an international air race across the English Channel, but must contend with two entrants vying for his daughter, as well as national rivalries and cheating. A spectacular cast included Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles and James Fox.
The original made in 1927 by Fritz Lang. In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams were among the stars.