Best Anime Movies

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1.
Hotaru no haka (1988)
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
2.
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
3.
Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004)
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When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. (119 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
4.
Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (1986)
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
5.
Majo no takkyûbin (1989)
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. (103 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
6.
Mimi wo sumaseba (1995)
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A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses. (111 mins.)
 
7.
Kaze tachinu (2013)
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A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. (126 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
8.
Mononoke-hime (1997)
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On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
9.
Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
10.
Omoide no Mânî (2014)
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Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real. (103 mins.)
 
11.
Kaguyahime no monogatari (2013)
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Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. (137 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
12.
Tonari no Totoro (1988)
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
13.
Kimi no na wa. (2016)
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Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? (106 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
14.
Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012)
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After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him. But their inheritance of their father's traits proved to be a challenge for her. (117 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
15.
Koe no katachi (2016)
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A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption. (130 mins.)
Director: Naoko Yamada
 
16.
Omohide poro poro (1991)
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A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo. (118 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
17.
Eve no jikan (2010)
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In a not too distant future, a young man's outlook on his home android begins to change after tracking the android's behavioral log to a mysterious cafe. (106 mins.)
 
18.
Kari-gurashi no Arietti (2010)
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The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered. (94 mins.)
 
19.
Gake no ue no Ponyo (2008)
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A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him. (101 mins.)
 
20.
Sakasama no Patema (2013)
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A young girl, from a civilization that resides in deep underground tunnels, finds herself trapped in an inverted world and teams up with a resident to escape and return home. (98 mins.)
 
21.
Koto no ha no niwa (2013)
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A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. (46 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
22.
Bakemono no ko (2015)
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When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice. (119 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
23.
Toki o kakeru shôjo (2006)
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A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own. (98 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
24.
Haru (2013)
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A humanoid robot is asked to replace Hal, who was killed in a terrible accident, in order help Hal's girlfriend move on in life, but struggles to understand the real Hal's past and the meaning of being alive. (60 mins.)
 
25.
Kokuriko-zaka kara (2011)
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A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. (91 mins.)
Director: Gorô Miyazaki