Movies like Ghost in the Shell

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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
 6.4
 172K
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, UK
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, tech noir, reflective, bad ending, cerebral
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, female protagonist, technology, terrorism, investigation, philosophy, evolution, network, robot, memory, artificial intelligence, cyborgs, internet, idealism, suicide, bisexual woman, woman fights a man, hacking, existentialism, identity, chase, revenge, corruption, betrayal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo

Most similar movies to Ghost in the Shell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, exciting, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about betrayal, pistol, shot to death, murder, shot in the chest, violence and held at gunpoint mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Ghost in the Shell: Upgrade (2018), Kill Command (2016), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Chappie (2015), The Machine (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 107K
Upgrade (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that ...
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, tech noir, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, murder, implant, surgery, microchip, revenge, police, super soldier, car chase, violence, gang ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 12K
Kill Command (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, intense ...
Plot: cyberpunk, man versus machine, robot, technology, military, survival, violence, island, death, helmet, sole survivor, danger ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, danger, technophobia, computers and web, a.i., society, computer genius, save the world, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, 2000s, near future
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 214K
Chappie (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, robot, artificial intelligence, a.i., gangster, heist, brutality, technology, cyberpunk, androids, parents and children, weapons ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 29K
The Machine (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defense seeks a game-changing weapon. Programmer Vincent McCarthy unwittingly provides an answer in The Machine, a super-strong human cyborg. When a programming bug causes the prototype to ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., man versus machine, technology, laboratory, technology gone awry, androids and robots, inventions and discoveries, military, robot, imaginary, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 31K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, rough, suspense, brutal, surprise ending
Plot: vigilante, loss of child, justice, murder, drug cartel, police corruption, fighting the system, corruption, revenge, corrupt official, female protagonist, coma ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, explosion, good versus evil, soldier, mission, gadget, deception, disguise, shield, political thriller, superhuman powers, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 163K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, cyberpunk, investigation, utopia, murder, androids and robots, robot, human existence, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, special agents, life risking ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 7K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, conspiracy, kidnapping, mind control, heroes, disorder, danger, chases and races, confined, escapades, heroic mission, save the day ...
Time: future, near future
Place: shanghai china, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
 14K
Vice (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, resort, virtual reality, a.i., androids and robots, imaginary, adventure, danger, chase, on the run, humanoid robot, investigation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 556K
Logan (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Style: suspense, emotional, futuristic, scenic, harsh ...
Plot: death of protagonist, chase, survival, superhero, older man younger man relationship, road trip, mutant, apocalypse, little girl, evil corporation, father daughter relationship, dark hero ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, north dakota, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 31K
Hotel Artemis (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: hotel, riot police, nurse, police brutality, surveillance, disarming someone, female doctor, policewoman, one against many, assassin, martial arts, stick fight ...
Time: near future, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bleeding Steel (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hardened special forces agent who fights to protect a young woman from a sinister criminal gang. At the same time, he feels a special connection to the young woman, like they met in a different life.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: agent, criminal gang, danger, betrayal, police, martial arts, gunfight, fight, transformation, friendship, police investigation, vengeance ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2000s, near future
Place: hong kong, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 19K
MI-5 (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, race against time, police, one man army, escape, massacre, explosive, innocent person killed, disobeying orders, kidnapping, sabotage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, berlin germany, big ben london, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the year 2074, the cybernetics market is dominated by two rival companies: USA's Pinwheel Robotics and Japan's Kobayashi Electronics. Cyborgs are commonplace, used for anything from soldiers to prostitutes. Casella Reese is a prototype ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, rivalry, chase, hitman, rescue, explosion, corporation, robot, assassin, escapades, future dystopia, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 397K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: exciting, futuristic, surreal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, intelligence, supernatural ability, mind control, tough girl, supernatural, telepathy, escapades, imaginary, betrayal, transformation, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, rome italy, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 98K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, chase, danger, mystery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, technology, betrayal, laser ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 204K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, violence, cyberpunk, robot, tough law enforcer, crime fighter, one man army, police, fighting crime, back from the dead, scientist ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, china, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 23K
Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another ...
Style: suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: rogue agent, cia, biohazard, spy mission, spy, betrayal, terrorism, timebomb, deception, brutality, female protagonist, biological warfare ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: paris france, moscow russia, langley virginia, big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 31K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, intense, buddy comedy, tense ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, bomb, bank, gas mask, intelligence agency, chase, surveillance, espionage, corruption, kidnapping, investigation ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 191K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: rogue agent, cia, chase, martial arts, amnesia, espionage, surveillance, cia agent, betrayal, survival, danger, investigation ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, usa, berlin germany, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 81K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, immortality, uncover truth, manhunt, chase, cloning, soul transference, laboratory, body snatching, hidden identity, mad scientist, dealing with death ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, st. louis missouri, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
24 Hours to Live (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: redemption, assassin, reincarnation, haunted by the past, rescue, stylized violence, conspiracy, tragic hero, dark hero, near death experience, one against many, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, hong kong, florida, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 269K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, secret agents, memory loss, chase, mars, cyberpunk, outer space, resistance, false memory, secret agent, space colony, falsely accused ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 227K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, double agent, world domination, memory loss, betrayal, suspicion, false memory, spy, resistance, resistance fighter, on the run, uncover truth ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber-criminals and corrupt government officials - both in Sweden and in the United States - whom are only known as The Spider Society.
Style: intense, captivating, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: hacker, journalist, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, investigation, investigative, group of criminals, partners against crime, disguise, twists & turns, young woman, media coverage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 7K
Final Score (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals during a major sporting event, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, unlikely hero, one against many, war criminal, police officer, near death experience, bodyguard, impalement, hand to hand combat, security guard, laptop, filmed killing ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s
Place: russia, tower bridge london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 286K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cloning, island, escape, technology gone awry, fugitives, lookalikes, future dystopia, genetics, paranoia, mercenary, fish out of water, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 343K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, race against time, fighting the system, immortality, social differences, chase, love and romance, on the run, chases and races, society, time, poverty ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 10K
Runaway (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: robot, chase, technology, killer robot, violence, revenge, murder, conspiracy, explosion, police investigation, crime, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%