After seeing Ghost In The Shell it’s pretty clear how the movie draws inspiration from some of Film’s greatest works, in addition to being an adaptation of the incredibly influential Anime and Manga. The Original Anime Movie had an iconic soundtrack and visuals which later inspired movies like The Matrix and AI. Ghost in the Shell leans into the aspect of surrendering individuality into a larger self. These themes might be slightly downplayed for the sake of the latest adaptation, but the core still remains intact. We’ve rounded up some similar films right here for you to peruse.
While Ghost in the Shell might be a movie that introduced Cyberpunk to Eastern audiences with its Anime adaptation, the live-action film owes a lot of its aesthetic direction to seminal Cyberpunk film Blade Runner. From the dark hues to set design, the new Ghost in the Shell movie echoes a lot of the visual groundwork that we’ve seen in Blade Runner, with a new lick of modern CGI. Additionally, Blade Runner is one of the best stories in Cyberpunk out there. Focused on Rick Deckard, you follow him as he chases after the runaway replicants. Featuring Harrison Ford as the iconic detective, you’ll be silly to miss this film if you love Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner should be right at the top of your list of films to see afterwards, as it also explores similar themes to Ghost in the Shell from an American Lens.