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, suspense, philosophical, stylized, melancholic, tech noir, reflective, bad ending, cerebral
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, female protagonist, terrorism, investigation, philosophy, evolution, network, technology, robot, memory, artificial intelligence, internet, idealism, cyborgs, suicide, bisexual woman, hacking, existentialism, identity, chase, revenge, corruption, betrayal, superhero ...
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, suspense and futuristic films with plots about betrayal, shot to death, pistol, explosion, violence, shot in the chest and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Ghost in the Shell: Upgrade (2018), Kill Command (2016), The Machine (2013), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), The Anomaly (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 99K
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: futuristic, thought provoking, tech noir, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, murder, implant, surgery, microchip, police, revenge, car chase, violence, policewoman killing, slum ...
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, ambiguous ending, surprise ending, intense ...
Plot: man versus machine, robot, cyberpunk, technology, military, survival, violence, island, death, commando, human prey, telepathy ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: a.i., artificial intelligence, man versus machine, laboratory, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, androids and robots, military, robot, experiment gone awry, imaginary, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, explosion, good versus evil, gadget, mission, soldier, deception, disguise, shield, political thriller, superhuman powers, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, danger, a.i., computers and web, computer genius, technophobia, society, heroic mission, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century, 2000s, near future
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, kidnapping, conspiracy, mind control, heroic mission, chases and races, save the day, uncover truth, danger, disorder, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: shanghai china, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, investigation, utopia, murder, robot, androids and robots, human existence, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, future dystopia, special agents, life risking ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 542K
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: chase, survival, superhero, death of protagonist, road trip, older man younger man relationship, mutant, apocalypse, little girl, evil corporation, father daughter relationship, dark hero ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, north dakota, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, resort, virtual reality, androids and robots, a.i., adventure, imaginary, danger, chase, on the run, investigation, humanoid robot ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bleeding Steel (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, near future, 2000s
Place: sydney australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 18K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, race against time, corruption, conspiracy, police, massacre, one man army, explosive, kidnapping, sabotage, innocent person killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, berlin germany, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 28K
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, megacorporation, technology, one against many, near death experience, policewoman, surveillance, hand to hand combat, kicked in the face, power outage ...
Time: near future, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, bleak, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hitman, rescue, rivalry, chase, explosion, robot, corporation, assassin, chases and races, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 93K
Allegiant (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, bad ending, entertaining
Plot: good versus evil, survival, teenagers, surveillance, genetics, technology, manipulation, utopia, betrayal, brainwashing, cyberpunk, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 75K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: stylized, exciting, bloody, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: murder, car chase, violence, chase, gunfight, mad scientist, extreme violence, stylized violence, revenge, fight scenes, gore, cloning ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 209K
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, 2010s, near future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, serious, surreal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, intelligence, supernatural ability, tough girl, mind control, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, telepathy, betrayal, transformation, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, rome italy, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, chase, mystery, danger, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, technology, lottery, laser ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: campus, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: intense, exciting, comic, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, disagreement, supernatural power, revenge, brainwashing, teamwork, costumed hero, ex soldier, teenage hero, flying man, death of father, escape ...
Time: 2010s, year 1991, 1990s
Place: siberia, eastern europe, vienna, cleveland ohio, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, cyberpunk, violence, robot, tough law enforcer, one man army, crime fighter, police, fighting crime, scientist, back from the dead ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, china, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Plot: rogue agent, cia, biohazard, spy mission, timebomb, terrorism, spy, betrayal, cia agent, female warrior, tough girl, surveillance ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: paris france, moscow russia, tower bridge london, big ben london, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 30K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Luxembourg
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: buddy comedy, surprise ending, exciting, intense, tense ...
Plot: cia, cia agent, terrorism, bank, bomb, gas mask, intelligence agency, chase, surveillance, police, espionage, corruption ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 188K
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, intense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: cia, chase, rogue agent, amnesia, assassin, espionage, surveillance, betrayal, survival, cia agent, danger, martial arts ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, usa, athens greece, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, surprise ending
Plot: assassin, redemption, hallucination, interpol, shooting, reincarnation, deadline, sniper rifle, shot in the hand, attempted murder, slum, injection ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, florida, cape town south africa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 78K
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, body snatching, laboratory, hidden identity, mad scientist, dealing with death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: usa, new york, st. louis missouri, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 193K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, surprise ending, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, future dystopia, heroes, coming of age, fighting the system, rebellion, danger, youth, dishonesty, society, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 6K
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, violence, escalation, pub, panic, evil man, courage, hit by a car, revolution, helicopter, rescue, terrorist ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s
Place: russia, england, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA
Duration: 117 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: captivating, intense, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: hacker, journalist, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, group of criminals, investigation, investigative, twists & turns, disguise, partners against crime, young woman, scandal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cloning, island, escape, technology gone awry, fugitives, lookalikes, future dystopia, genetics, on the run, paranoia, mercenary, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, exciting, suspenseful, 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, identity crisis ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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