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Cyberpunk is a postmodern and science fiction genre noted for its focus on "high tech and low life." The name is a portmanteau of cybernetics and punk, and was originally coined by Bruce Bethke as the title of his short story "Cyberpunk," published in 1983. It features advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. Cyberpunk works are well situated within postmodern literature.

Cyberpunk plots often center on a conflict among hackers, artificial intelligences, and megacorporations, and tend to be set in a near-future Earth, rather than the far-future settings or galactic vistas found in novels such as Isaac Asimov's Foundation or Frank Herbert's Dune. The settings are usually post-industrial dystopias but tend to be marked by extraordinary cultural ferment and the use of technology in ways never anticipated by its creators ("the street finds its own uses for things"). Much of the genre's atmosphere echoes film noir, and written works in the genre often use techniques from detective fiction.

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    Blade Runner

    1982, in 31 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
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    Escape from L.A.

    1996, in 0 top lists Check
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    Escape from New York

    1981, in 4 top lists Check
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    Dark City

    1998, in 5 top lists Check
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    Akira

    1988, in 21 top lists Check
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    Kôkaku Kidôtai

    1995 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell, in 13 top lists Check
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    Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0

    2008 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell 2.0, in 0 top lists Check
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    Strange Days

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Animatrix

    2003, in 1 top list Check
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    Tank Girl

    1995, in 1 top list Check
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    Gattaca

    1997, in 2 top lists Check
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    Equilibrium

    2002, in 1 top list Check
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    Æon Flux

    1991, in 0 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
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    Mad Max

    1979, in 12 top lists Check
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    Mad Max 2

    1981 — a.k.a. The Road Warrior, in 12 top lists Check
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    1984

    1956, in 0 top lists Check
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    Delicatessen

    1991, in 12 top lists Check
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    THX 1138

    1971, in 5 top lists Check
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    Cube 2: Hypercube

    2002 — a.k.a. Cube²: Hypercube, in 0 top lists Check
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    Cube

    1997, in 4 top lists Check
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    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
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    Brazil

    1985, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Terminator

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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    RoboCop

    1987, in 13 top lists Check
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    RoboCop 2

    1990, in 1 top list Check
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    RoboCop 3

    1993, in 1 top list Check
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    The Fifth Element

    1997, in 7 top lists Check
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    Total Recall

    1990, in 7 top lists Check
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    Artificial Intelligence: AI

    2001, in 11 top lists Check
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    Cyborg

    1989, in 1 top list Check
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    Nemesis

    1992, in 0 top lists Check
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    Solyaris

    1972 — a.k.a. Solaris, in 26 top lists Check
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