Koukaku Kidoutai, Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor the Movie Recommendations
Both directed by Mamoru Oshii and animation is done by I.G The hard sci-fi elements create an immersive atmosphere and both movies contain great plots. These movies are essential for sci-fi lovers
Fairly hard sci-fi about cops in similar-looking near-future settings, who are fighting a mysterious hacker. Both films are relatively quiet and have scenes with philosophical dialogue or grand quotations, though Patlabor has a distinctive "'80s action movie" aspect Ghost In The Shell doesn't.