15 Most Popular & Visually Stunning Movies With Neon Lighting

15 Most Popular & Visually Stunning Movies With Neon Lighting

Introduction

Movie directors have used neon signs as a creative way to add atmosphere and create an interesting visual look to the film. Even though neon lighting is not essential in telling the story, most filmmakers include it to accentuate certain parts of the scenes to make them more appealing to the audience. Here are 15 of the most popular films that use neon lighting.

1. BLADE RUNNER

In Blade Runner, a sci-fi horror film directed by Ridley Scott set in a dystopian future Los Angeles, Deckard sets out to terminate four replicants who stole an escape shuttle from an Earth off -world colony and returned to the city. Great use of neon lights to create a futuristic atmosphere, dark and gloomy.

BLADE-RUNNER-1982

2. DRIVE

The indie thriller DRIVE which was released in 2011 was praised for its neo-noir style and use of neon lighting. The film included scenes with car chases and intense gun fight action scenes.

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3. TRON

TRON is visually stunning movie with neon lights, focusing on the character of Kevin Flynn who tries to find the proof to erase his memory and identity. The movie has not only a pretty good plot but also a lot of action, unforgettable music and an excellent cast.

TRON-1982

3. THE GRAND BUDAFEST HOTEL

The setting for this film is an imagined hotel in Eastern Europe in the 1930s. It features all the trademark Wes Anderson characteristics, including wacky characters, outstanding production design, and copious amounts of neon lighting.

THE-BUDAPEST-HOTEL

4. HER

Set in Los Angeles, “HER” follows Theodore Twombly as he falls in love with an operating system named Samantha. It’s been described as “the first film to really show how neon lights can be used to create a sense of atmosphere.”

HER

5. THE NEON DEMON

It tells the tale of a young woman who relocates to Los Angeles and falls victim to the modeling industry, where she slowly starts to get overwhelmed by her own attractiveness. The movie is full with neon-lit scenes that give everything a video game-like appearance. Moreover, the music is very amazing.

THE-NEON-DEMON

6. THE MATRIX RESURRECTION

In the movie, which is based on a manga by Masamune Shirow, people have cybernetic bodies and can connect to the internet with their minds. Several moments in the film make use of neon lights that can change color to create immersive settings.

THE-MATRIX-RESURRECTION

7. GHOST IN THE SHELL

In the movie, which is based on a manga by Masamune Shirow, people have cybernetic bodies and can connect to the internet with their minds. Several moments in the film make use of neon lights that can change color to create immersive settings.

GHOST-IN-THE-SHELL

8. ATOMIC BLONDE

The movie uses neon light in a variety of ways: as a visual element to set the tone of the movie; as an indication of time period; as a symbolic representation of the main character’s backstory; and in various other ways throughout the film.

ATOMIC-BLONDE

8. THE GUEST

The protagonist of this film is a soldier who claims to be a friend of a family’s son who was killed in action when he shows up at their home. After staying with them for a few days, it becomes apparent that he is not who he claims to be. Neon lights are used frequently in the movie, which was filmed in Austin, Texas.

THE-GUEST

8. ONLY GOD FORGIVES

This dark and bloody criminal drama stars Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas. It centers on a former drug smuggler who visits his birthplace in Thailand and gets involved in a territorial battle between opposing gangs. The already depressing tone of the movie is intensified by the neon lights of Bangkok.

Only-God-Forgives

9. ENTER THE VOID

In the movie Enter the Void, a young man is followed through his final hours on Earth against the backdrop of Tokyo’s neon lights. In addition to traveling through his life and death, the audience is also taken to new locations, such as the neon city streets where he works as a drug dealer or the nightclubs that he frequents with his punk pals.

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10. BLACK PANTHER

Black Panther is an action-packed film that follows the story of T’Challa, who must become the new king of Wakanda after his father dies. The movie is jam-packed with action, and it includes many scenes shot at night or in dark rooms where neon lighting plays a major role.

BLACK-PANTHER

11. JOHN WICK

The story follows John Wick (Keanu Reeves), a retired assassin who is forced to return to his old ways when his car is stolen and his dog killed. He embarks on a journey of revenge that has him taking down everyone in his path—and also gives us some cool neon shots.

JOHN-WICK

13. READY PLAYER ONE

In this sci-fi epic, players get to live in a virtual reality environment where they can be anybody or anything while the world has been devastated by a catastrophic conflict. They discover a secret easter egg that may grant them authority over the virtual world. For the duration of the film, neon lights, vivid colors, and unearthly visuals are present.

READY-PLAYER-ONE

14. BLACK RAIN

The usage of neon is not constant throughout the entire movie, but it does show up in a few instances. In one scene, the figure played by Michael Douglas is seen strolling down a Tokyo street beneath a neon sign. He can be seen in another scene relaxing in a bar with neon lights behind him.

Black-Rain-(1989)

15. BATMAN FOREVER

In Gotham City, where the movie is set, neon has permeated popular culture. There are neon lights everywhere: on billboards, in stores, and even on Batman’s costume. The adventure picture centers on Batman and Robin defending Gotham from Two-Face and the Riddler.

Batman-Forever-(1995)
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