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1. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 350,224 | Gross: $4.71M
2. The Cat Returns (2002)
G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After helping a cat, a seventeen-year-old girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat Prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.
3. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family
A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and a boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.
4. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 357,541 | Gross: $2.38M
5. Castle in the Sky (1986)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
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.
6. The Wind Rises (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Votes: 77,375 | Gross: $5.21M
8. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
Votes: 304,675 | Gross: $1.11M
9. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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 teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
Votes: 84,625 | Gross: $19.20M
10. When Marnie Was There (2014)
PG | 103 min | Animation, Drama, Family
Due to 12 y.o. Anna's asthma, she's sent to stay with relatives of her guardian in the Japanese countryside. She likes to be alone, sketching. She befriends Marnie. Who is the mysterious, blonde Marnie.
Votes: 35,315 | Gross: $0.77M
11. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)
PG | 137 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 41,295 | Gross: $1.51M
12. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family
A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Votes: 38,376 | Gross: $1.00M
13. Ponyo (2008)
G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
Votes: 130,708 | Gross: $15.09M
14. Spirited Away (2001)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 680,370 | Gross: $10.06M
15. Pom Poko (1994)
PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.
17. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
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.
18. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Votes: 156,928 | Gross: $0.50M
22. Welcome to the Ballroom (2017– )
Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Music
A professional dancer named Sengoku rescues Tatara, an introverted third-year middle school student who is being harassed by delinquents. Tatara ends up at Sengoku's dance studio where he ... See full summary »
23. Kaze ga tsuyoku fuiteiru (2018– )
23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sport
Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old ... See full summary »
24. Chihayafuru (2011– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Chihaya meets a boy named Arata, a talented karuta player. He thinks that she has a potential to become a great player. Then, Chihaya takes on a new dream of becoming Japan's best karuta player.
27. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
Votes: 90,615 | Gross: $4.45M
28. Steven Universe (2013–2020)
TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A team of intergalactic warriors fights to protect the universe, but the combination of three highly trained beings and one quirky young boy leaves the team struggling to overcome the dangerous scenarios that are put in front of them.
29. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)
TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
31. Handa-kun (2016)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy
Prequel to the anime Barakamon. Follows the life of Sei Handa a renowned calligrapher and his life at school. Oblivious to the respect and admiration his school mates have of him believing ... See full summary »
32. Barakamon (2014– )
TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
As a punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young handsome calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled to a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to ... See full summary »
36. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 204,555 | Gross: $75.29M
37. Mary and Max (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
38. Soul (2020)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.
39. My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
PG-13 | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.
Votes: 22,937 | Gross: $0.29M
40. Inside Out (I) (2015)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Votes: 642,170 | Gross: $356.46M
41. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts.
Votes: 432,531 | Gross: $215.43M
42. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.
Votes: 261,874 | Gross: $165.25M
43. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to home.
Votes: 140,922 | Gross: $143.53M
45. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy