10 best movies like Ghost in the Shell (2017)

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Ghost in the Shell 2017
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.

List of the best movies like Ghost in the Shell (2017): Chappie, Criminal, The Machine, Paycheck, Upgrade, Bastille Day, The Divide, I, Robot, The Perfect Weapon, Stan Lee's Lucky Man.

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Chappie (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration02:17

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 soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot.

Criminal (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Bulgaria
Duration02:27

Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict Jericho Stewart. When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

The Machine (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

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 decimate his lab, McCarthy takes his obsessive efforts underground, far away from inquisitive eyes.

Paycheck (2003)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:59

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 three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.

Upgrade (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:28

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 he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

Bastille Day (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Germany
Duration02:25

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 bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy.

The Divide (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

I, Robot (2004)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:55

In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Markimdb: 3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Spain, Sweden

In a not too distant future, a totalitarian state run by ‘The Director” (Seagal) controls all aspects of life. All enemies of the state are dealt in the harshest way. Most of them are executed by the secret government’s assassins. The best operative is code-named “Condor” (Messner) – an elite agent and hit man for the government. However, in his latest assignment, “Condor” fails to kill an opposition leader, and finds himself on the run from the very same government agency that he works for. This sets in motion a chain of events with unforseen consequences for all involved.

Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43

London cop and compulsive gambler Harry Clayton is on the verge of losing everything. On the night when his huge debts are to be called in, he meets the enigmatic Eve, who gives him a mysterious bracelet said to endow the wearer with immense luck. Harry's fortunes suddenly begin to shift, but he also soon finds himself sucked into a sinister crime wave sweeping through the city.

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Arrival (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, India
Duration02:32

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Automata (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountrySpain, Bulgaria
Duration01:50

Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:38

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 securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's safety limits - and will kill him if the data is not removed in time - but also contains information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. On a race against time, he must avoid the assassins sent to kill him and remove the data before it, too, ends his life.

Patriots Day (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:46

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Chain Reaction (1996)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project forced on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

Surrogates (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

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.

21 Bridges (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryChina, USA

A disgraced NYPD detective after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.

Kin (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:34

A young boy finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.

Morgan (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.

Virtuosity (1995)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers, and only one man can stop him.

Hotel Artemis (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35

Los Angeles, June 21st, 2028. While the streets are being torn apart by riots, the Nurse, who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals in the penthouse of the Artemis, a closed old hotel, has a rough night dealing with troublemaker clients: thieves, assassins, someone from the past and the one who owns the place and the whole city.

The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, Sweden
Duration01:55

In Stockholm, Sweden, hacker Lisbeth Salander is hired by Frans Balder, a computer engineer, to retrieve a program that he believes it is too dangerous to exist.

Freejack (1992)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA

Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.

Anon (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA, Germany
Duration01:16

Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears to have subverted the system and disappeared. She has no identity, no history and no record. Sal realizes it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. Known only as 'The Girl', Sal must find her before he becomes the next victim.

Lethal Weapon (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:10

A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.

Assassination Nation (2018)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43

High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the result is absolute madness leaving Lily and her friends questioning whether they'll live through the night.

Parallels (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

An underground MMA fighter must confront his sister and his past in an adventure through parallel universes

Point of No Return (1993)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom killer and subdued into obedience.

Elysium (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration01:49

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

ARQ (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:52

Two old friends living in a dystopic future become trapped in a mysterious time loop — one that may have something to do with an ongoing battle between an omnipotent corporation and a ragtag band of rebels.




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