The Best ’90s Movies About Techno Music

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We all know the ’90s were the best decade for music. But what about the best movies about techno music from that time?


The ’90s was a decade that saw the rise of techno music. This new style of music, which was influenced by electronic dance music, house music, and hip hop, quickly became popular with young people around the world. At the same time, the ’90s was also a decade that saw the rise of independent film. This new wave of filmmaking was often characterized by its use of non-traditional narratives and techniques.

For these reasons, the ’90s was a decade that saw the release of a number of great movies about techno music. These films were not only able to capture the energy and excitement of this new style of music, but also provided insightful looks into the lives of those who were creating and listening to it.

So without further ado, here are the best ’90s movies about techno music:

The Matrix

In 1999, The Wachowskis introduced the world to their cyberpunk action movie The Matrix. The film follows Thomas A. Anderson (aka Neo), a hacker who is recruited by a group of rebels to help overthrow the artificial intelligence that has taken over the world.

The Matrix features some of the best cyberpunk action sequences ever put to film, as well as a healthy dose of philosophy and social commentary. It’s also one of the best movies about techno music, thanks in large part to its iconic soundtrack.


Trainspotting is a 1996 film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle. The film is based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, and is set in Edinburgh, Scotland during the late 1980s and early 1990s. It follows a group of young heroin addicts who become involved in the city’s illegal drug scene.

The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $72 million worldwide on a budget of $4.5 million. It was nominated for two Academy Awards ( Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay), and won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. In 2004, it was ranked eighth on the British Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest British films of all time.

In 2017, Trainspotting was ranked as the ninth greatest Scottish film of all time by a panel of experts assembled by The Scotsman newspaper.


Hackers is a 1995 American crime film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Matthew Lillard, Lorraine Nicholson, Jesse Bradford, Laurence Mason, Fisher Stevens, Wendell Pierce, and Dennis Leary. The film follows a group of young hackers in New York City and their involvement in a corporate extortion conspiracy.

Hackers was released in the United States on September 15, 1995, by United Artists. The film was a commercial success and received mixed reviews from critics.

The Lawnmower Man

The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 American science fiction thriller film directed by Brett Leonard and starring Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, James Earl Jones, Stephen Tobolowsky and Geoffrey Lewis. The film’s title refers to the short story “The Lawnmower Man” by Stephen King, which was published in the May 1974 issue of Cavalier magazine. The film was released in the United States on March 3, 1992.

Although it was marketed as a scary movie and generally received mixed reviews from critics, The Lawnmower Man became a box office success, grossing $32 million worldwide against its $10 million budget.

Strange Days

Techno music was at its height in the early ’90s, and there were a number of movies that came out during that time that sought to capture the energy and excitement of the genre. “Strange Days” is one of the best of those movies.

Ralph Fiennes stars as Lenny Nero, a former cop who now makes his living as a private investigator. Nero is obsessed with a new technology called “playback,” which allows users to experience recorded memories as if they are experiencing them firsthand.

When a prostitute is brutally murdered, Nero finds himself in possession of a playback recording that puts him in the middle of the crime. As he tries to solve the murder, he becomes caught up in a web of conspiracy and intrigue that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.

“Strange Days” is an exciting and visually stunning thriller that perfectly captures the feeling of ’90s techno culture. If you’re looking for a movie that will get your heart racing, this is definitely one to check out.


Overall, the best ’90s movies about techno music are those that capture the energy and excitement of the genres. From Trainspotting to Go, these films all have something to offer fans of techno music.

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