The Crossroads of the Aether
I'll add my vote for the Wild Wild West; although I loved the original series (thank you, Netflix!), I thought the Will Smith film was execrable.
Peace. - Rev. Allon Oryza
No one has mentioned the original Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
Avoid the mockery Disney made of it with their added dialog and music. Watch the original Japanese version with English Subtitles for the real experience.
"Though mostly empowered women based Hayao Miyazaki makes beautiful stuff. Wierd since he's a womaniser."
I don't find an incongruity in that. Just look at the politics and love life of H.G. Wells.
Some of these movies I'd consider to be gaslamp fantasies, as opposed to steampunk (e.g. Stardust; the original novel is much more subversive than the movie but it's still, clearly, not steampunk). Hellboy, however, my opinion swings wildly back and forth depending on which scene.
I felt City of Ember to be quite steampunk in the mechanical aesthetic, as well as general atmosphere: the end-of-the-world feel, the anxiety, technology as a crutch yet as a means of escape, and that sense of possibility towards the end. I haven't seen it mentioned here so I thought I'd throw it in the mix.
I have this movie on my 'to watch' list. If it is as you describe it sounds interesting.
Jha Goh and all of following interest,
Upon eventual viewing I agree this film overall was well cast, produced and scripted. In comparing it to The Golden Compass, The City of Ember was a bit more cohesive, yet perhaps it was due to the intentions of concluded the story in a single film rather than extended into many parts. Certainly it was on one of the better young adult interpretations that I have viewed with my daughter of recent adaptations of fantastic novels. Looking forward to Martin Scorcese's handling of Hugo and Spielberg's spin on Tintin.