Movies like Ghost in the Shell 1995

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Ghost in the Shell (1995)
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Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Original name: GHOST IN THE SHELL
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.
Style: philosophical, futuristic, mind bending, exciting, atmospheric, surreal, suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyborgs, hacker, cyberspace, technology gone awry, policewoman, androids and robots, distopia, mind game, chase, mind control, computers and web, female protagonist, self discovery, female spy, a.i., special agents, androids, paranoia, terrorism, life is a bitch, graphic violence, chases and races ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to Ghost in the Shell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, futuristic and suspenseful films with plots about danger, cyberpunk, imaginary, androids and robots, rivalry, violence and chaos mostly in Sci-Fi, Animation and Action genres. Some movies like Ghost in the Shell: Akira (1988), Appleseed Ex Machina (2007), Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996), Patlabor: The Movie (1989), Appleseed (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cult film, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, motorcycle gang, experiment, military, hallucination, protest, suprisingly clever, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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87%
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster'. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a reproduced version of its original 1995 ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female spy, androids and robots, cyberspace, cyborgs, terrorism, hacker, woman fights a man, future dystopia, anti heroine, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, androids and robots, investigation, androids, crimes, computers and web, imaginary, mind game, good versus evil, fighting crime, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story takes place in the year 2034, two years after the events in Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi has left Public Security Section 9, an elite counter-terrorist and anti-crime unit specializing in ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, serious
Plot: androids and robots, hacker, cyberspace, future dystopia, terrorism, politics, crimes, adventure, imaginary, investigation, good versus evil, state affairs ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The upcoming installment's story takes place amidst signs of postwar reconstruction in the winter of 2028. Tensions are rising in New Port City as demonstrations are held concerning the interests of foreign cartels. This leads to a shooting ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, dark, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, cyberpunk, imaginary, technology gone awry, law enforcement, mind game, rivalry, danger, government agency, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, cyborgs, cyberspace, hacker, man versus machine, a.i., mind game, investigation, robot, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2030s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Appleseed Ex Machina (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As members of ESWAT, the elite forces serving Olympus, Deunan and Briaereos they are deployed everywhere trouble strikes. Olympus finds itself under a stealth attack - cyborg terrorism, deadly nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens are just some of ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, mecha, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, terrorism, imaginary, a.i., future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, battles, computer animation, androids, fight ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female protagonist, strong female lead, distopia, female spy, hacker, technology, one woman army, female agent, philosophy, androids ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 2030 and six years have passed since a criminal known only as "The Laughing Man" swept through top medical nanotechnology firms committing acts of cyber-terrorism, kidnapping, and espionage leaving no known suspects. New ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: cyberspace, danger, investigation, hacker, a.i., mind game, terrorism, dishonesty, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ross Sylibus is assigned to a police unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named Naomi Armitage, who seems to have links to the victims. To stir ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, cyberpunk, rebellion, life is a bitch, rivalry, fighting the system, escapades, danger, society, chaos, heroic mission, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 2: Ghost Whispers (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Freed of her responsibilities with the 501 Organization, Motoko Kusanagi must now learn how to take orders from Aramaki. Someone hacks the Logicomas, and Batou enlists the help of former army intelligence officer Ishikawa and former air artillery ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious, psychological ...
Plot: androids and robots, cyberpunk, terrorism, fighting crime, mind game, technology gone awry, imaginary, mystery, undercover, a.i., partners against crime, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Posing as lovers on vacation, Motoko and Batou work to try to stop a terrorist organization whose symbol is the Scrasath. Meanwhile, Togusa investigates a murder of a man who possessed a prosthetic leg manufactured by the Mermaid's Leg ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Plot: androids and robots, cyberpunk, police investigation, terrorism, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, a.i., imaginary, deadly, undercover ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious suicide and a series of unmanned robot run-aways sparks off a Police investigation into the suspicious software on-board thousands of industrial robots around Tokyo.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, robot, conspiracy, police, save the day, crimes, chaos, infected, weapon system, heroic mission, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding ...
Style: psychological, mecha, futuristic, twist ending, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: philosophy, insanity, loneliness, evil alien, youth, apocalypse, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, rebirth, save the world, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one ...
Style: suspense, melancholic, futuristic
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, fantasy world, cyberspace, artificial intelligence, terrorism, internet, hacker, terrorist group, philosophy, villain, bomb explosion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Appleseed (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?
Style: mecha, futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, a.i., vestiges of humanity, genetic engineering, apocalypse, imaginary, graphic violence, adventure, danger, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A Japanese police unit who use giant anthropomorphic robots (called Labors) is caught up in a political struggle between the civilian authorities and the military when a terrorist act is blamed on an Air Force jet. With the aid of a government ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, political unrest, urban, political intrigue, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, heroic mission, chaos, take over, partners, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, graphic violence, master criminal, human nature, police investigation, partners against crime, mastermind, crimes, chase, society, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Black Magic M-66 (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A freelance reporter stumbles on a desperate military operation. An army chopper has crashed and its cargo has been activated. Now there are two killer androids running loose in the wilderness and have the daughter of their inventor as their target. ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, chaos, ghost, crimes, adventure, man versus machine, supernatural, a.i., rescue, woman in danger, future dystopia, investigation ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A new 3D version of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, visually appealing
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, violence, tough girl, strong female lead, machine, car driving, gun, blood, driving, suicide, aging ...
Time: 2030s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Darker Than Black (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: rough, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, secret agents, future dystopia, supernatural, dark past, paranormal phenomena, danger, rivalry, fighting crime, investigation, escapades, transformation ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Metropolis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Duke Red has overseen the construction of a massive Ziggurat to extend his power across the whole planet. Tima, a robot-girl built in the image of his deceased daughter, is at the core of these plans. However, after escaping the Duke's clutches ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: metropolis, robot, megalomaniac, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, world domination, adventure, save the day, self discovery, uncover truth, androids and robots, danger ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Animation, Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the year 2000 (between the events of Patlabor and Patlabor 2), when the level of Labor accidents begin to escalate around Tokyo Bay, police detectives Kusumi and Hata are assigned to investigate. What they discover leads to a series of ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, neo noir, mecha ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, a.i., save the world, danger, fighting crime, deadly, giant robot, genetic engineering, technology gone awry, robot, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2000
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Animatrix (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, man versus machine, save the world, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, alternate reality, hacker, danger, a.i., androids and robots, cyberspace, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Appleseed (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: In the futuristic city of Olympus, built on the ashes of the third world war, a police officer and her cyborg partner fight terrorism.
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: utopia, terrorism, androids and robots, cyberpunk, imaginary, adventure, man versus machine, master warrior, a.i., genetic engineering, future dystopia, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Rune Ballot is a down-and-out teen prostitute in Mardock City. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell who gives her everything she could want. Renewed by a false innocence, a false past, and now the false life Shell ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, starting over, vengeance, androids and robots, cyberpunk, crimes, artificial intelligence, woman in danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Immortal (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York City in the year 2095 where genetically altered humans live side by side with unaltered men and women.
Style: futuristic, dark fantasy, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, cyborgs, society, memory loss, heroes, escapades, battles, fantasy world, tombs and skeletons, mythology, mutant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The year is 2030. Six months passed since the Laughing Man Incident was solved. About 3 million refugees are living in Japan, invited to fill the labor shortage. However, the emergent presence of the invited-refugees intensified their confrontation ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: androids and robots, computer, terrorism, a.i., danger, chaos, battles, hacking, heroes, escapades, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Ergo Proxy (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, futuristic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, society, androids and robots, murder, investigation, utopia, future dystopia, mysterious character, adventure, apocalypse, danger, mystery ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of ...
Style: mecha, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, danger, save the world, heroic mission, good versus evil, post apocalyptic, graphic violence, heroes, demolished city ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new york, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%