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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Original name: 攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX
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 effort to thwart cyber criminals and their plans to attack the innocent.
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, stylized, neo noir, philosophical, adult animation, exciting, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, cyborgs, cyberspace, hacker, man versus machine, a.i., investigation, mind game, robot, apocalypse, heroes, fighting crime, chaos and mayhem, deadly, crimes, terrorism, life is a bitch, bio weapon, society, imaginary, chaos, law enforcement, police investigation, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2030s
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, stylized and futuristic films and TV series with plots about rivalry, androids and robots, danger, imaginary, cyberpunk, a.i. and society mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Ghost in the Shell (1995), Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008), Parasite Dolls (2003), Ergo Proxy (2006), Cowboy Bebop (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
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 ...
Style: philosophical, mind bending, futuristic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyborgs, hacker, cyberspace, policewoman, androids and robots, distopia, mind game, chase, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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83%
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 ⇓
75%
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Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Beauty is only skin deep, but when you can’t see beneath the skin, how can you know what you’re really dealing with? In a world where perfect androids called Boomers have infiltrated every aspect of society, it’s the job of Branch to maintain ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Plot: androids and robots, chaos, chaos and mayhem, parallel world, future dystopia, society, imaginary, supernatural, man versus machine, a.i., danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
60%
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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, future dystopia, utopia, mysterious character, adventure, apocalypse, danger, mystery ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, jazz, future dystopia, escapades, friendship, space travel, neo-noir, hacker, buddies, fighting crime, warrior ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
52%
 7.4
 73K
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, cyberpunk, save the world, technology gone awry, alternate reality, hacker, danger, a.i., androids and robots, cyberspace, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
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, adventure, graphic violence, danger, post apocalypse, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 17K
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 ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
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Appleseed XIII (2011)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Appleseed XIII is a 2011 Japanese CGI anime adaptation of Masamune Shirow's science fiction manga series Appleseed. Composed of 13 episodes, the series retold the exploits of ES.W.A.T. member Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos. The series ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the world, terrorism, good versus evil, a.i., androids and robots, future dystopia, crimes, danger, chaos, fighting crime, rivalry, society ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, exciting, 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 ⇓
45%
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, exciting, serious ...
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 ⇓
44%
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Aeon Flux (1991)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Æon Flux is set in a bizarre, dystopian future world. The title character is a tall, leather-clad secret agent from the nation of Monica, skilled in assassination and acrobatics. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cloning, secret agents, cyberpunk, agent, apocalypse, surrealism, bondage, jet pack, secret agent, sabotage, sniper, dictator ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Vexille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 2067: Isolation: Japan seals herself off from the eyes of the world in the face of unilateral international policy setting strict limits on the use of robotic technology. The island nation exists only behind a veil of seclusion. No soul shall ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, terrorism, man versus machine, future dystopia, danger, a.i., chaos, research, isolation, heroic mission ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bubblegum Crisis (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened as a result from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated due in no small part from the aid of a multi-million dollar company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced ...
Style: mecha, exciting, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: superhero, cyberpunk, catastrophe, crimes, imaginary, androids and robots, rivalry, escapades, a.i., fighting crime, heroes, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Battle Angel Alita (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A Hunter Warrior and cyborg healer named Ido formerly lived in the floating land of Zalem, the paradise that hovers above the refuse heap of Scrap Iron City in which he now resides with his former lover, Chiren. In his travels as a bounty hunter — ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, bleak, futuristic
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 261
Heat Guy J (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Heat Guy J is a 26 episode science fiction anime series created by Escaflowne director Kazuki Akane and Satelight. Heat Guy J was licensed and distributed in the U.S. in 2003 by Pioneer. It was re-released by Funimation Entertainment in the fall of ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: imaginary, androids and robots, danger, gang, adventure, law enforcement, fighting crime, heroes, criminal heroes, martial arts, androids, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: cyberspace, a.i., danger, terrorism, hacker, mind game, investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, future dystopia, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 is a Japanese anime series produced by Anime International Company and funded by ADV Films. A retelling of the 1987 original video animation Bubblegum Crisis, the series premiered on TV Tokyo on October 8, 1998 where it ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, man versus machine, escapades, a.i., heroes, danger, society, adventure, technology gone awry, vigilantism, computers and web, future dystopia ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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 ⇓
39%
 6.9
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.hack//SIGN (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: .hack follows several young players as they navigate the vast, mysterious MMORPG known as “The World” – a place, it turns out, that is sometimes impossible to leave.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, psychological
Plot: cyberspace, cyberpunk, time travel, adventure, a.i., supernatural, ghost, man versus machine, getting home, heroes, androids and robots, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 2010, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, terrorism, imaginary, a.i., future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, battles, computer animation, fight, androids ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Armitage III: Dual Matrix (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Naomi Armitage and Ross Sylibus have changed their names and live with their daughter Yoko as a happy and normal family on Mars — until an android riot breaks out at an anti-matter plant on Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, ghost, mars, robot, good versus evil, adventure, future dystopia, a.i., imaginary, haunted by the past, terrorism, apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, bleak, futuristic ...
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 ⇓
37%
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Sin: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: It is the near future, and the city of Freeport teeters on the verge of total collapse. The twin tides of rampant crime and ruinous graft face only one barrier: the elite strike force HARDCORPS. Led by Colonel John Blade, HARDCORPS is the last force ...
Style: serious, stylized, futuristic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., leadership, fighting crime, investigation, heroes, undercover, save the world, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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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., vestiges of humanity, genetic engineering, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%