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1. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 639,726 | Gross: $10.06M

2. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 327,140 | Gross: $4.71M

3. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 337,551 | Gross: $2.38M

4. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 230,875

5. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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86 Metascore

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Votes: 285,309 | Gross: $1.11M

6. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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86 Metascore

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 148,259 | Gross: $0.50M

7. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

Votes: 122,919 | Gross: $15.09M

8. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Votes: 121,381

9. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui, Minori Terada

Votes: 147,945

10. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 72,065 | Gross: $5.21M

11. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Mirai Shida, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura

Votes: 79,442 | Gross: $19.20M

12. Whisper of the Heart (1995)

G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.9
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Yoshifumi Kondô | Stars: Yoko Honna, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 50,578

13. The Cat Returns (2002)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Hiroyuki Morita | Stars: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 48,113

14. Porco Rosso (1992)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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83 Metascore

In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Tsunehiko Kamijô

Votes: 76,161

15. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 37,620 | Gross: $1.51M

16. When Marnie Was There (2014)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.7
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72 Metascore

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.

Directors: James Simone, Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 31,808 | Gross: $0.77M

17. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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71 Metascore

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 34,395 | Gross: $1.00M

18. Tales from Earthsea (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.4
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47 Metascore

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Jun'ichi Okada

Votes: 34,848 | Gross: $0.05M

19. The Red Turtle (2016)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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86 Metascore

A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit | Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers

Votes: 30,673 | Gross: $0.92M

20. Only Yesterday (1991)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.6
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90 Metascore

A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yoko Honna, Mayumi Izuka

Votes: 26,340 | Gross: $0.45M

21. Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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71 Metascore

A dashing thief, his gang of desperadoes and an intrepid policeman struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches, and learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue

Votes: 26,477

22. Pom Poko (1994)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Shinchô Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida, Norihei Miki

Votes: 24,658

23. Ocean Waves (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.

Director: Tomomi Mochizuki | Stars: Nobuo Tobita, Toshihiko Seki, Yoko Sakamoto, Yuri Amano

Votes: 12,872

24. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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75 Metascore

The life and misadventures of a family in contemporary Japan.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Yukiji Asaoka, Tôru Masuoka, Masako Araki, Hayato Isohata

Votes: 11,704

25. How Do You Live?

Animation, Drama | Filming

The film depicts the psychological growth of a teenage boy through interactions with his friends and uncle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

26. Boro the Caterpillar (2018)

14 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.1
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A diving bell spider who seems to have fallen in love with a water strider.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Star: Tamori

Votes: 121

27. Mei to Koneko basu (2002)

13 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A Kittenbus puppy, the cat-shaped bus that is one of the protagonists of My neighbor Totoro, becomes a great friend of little Mei and with her lives an incredible night adventure in the forest

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Chika Sakamoto

Votes: 1,318

28. The Day I Bought a Star (2006)

16 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

8.0
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A young boy is tired of the city and escapes into the country. Two strangers trade him a strange seed. The boy accepts and the seed sprouts into a miniature planet, which continues to grow.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Kyôka Suzuki, Genzô Wakayama, Yô Ôizumi

Votes: 295

29. Chage & Aska: On Your Mark (1995 Video)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

7.6
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Set in the future: Two men learn that a mysterious winged girl has been taken prisoner, and then decide that they must free her at any cost.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 3,622

30. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Director: Mami Sunada | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki, Shinsuke Nonaka

Votes: 4,771

31. Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (2010)

12 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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The witch Baba Yaga keeps her servant the Egg Princess confined and forces her to do hard daily chores around the mill. One night, a batch of kneaded dough comes to life and befriends the Egg Princess.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 696

32. Koro's Big Day Out (2002)

14 min | Animation, Short

7.3
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Koro is a puppy owned by a little girl in a small town. One day the puppy gets free and becomes lost.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Itsuki Komazawa, Kenji Imura, Haruyo Moriyoshi, Yumiko Kitajima

Votes: 142

33. Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2016 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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64 Metascore

A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013.

Director: Kaku Arakawa | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Yuhei Sakuragi, Yukinori Nakamura

Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.19M

34. Monmon the Water Spider (2006)

15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.7
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The short film's main character is a water spider who seems to have fallen in love with a water strider. Though she is scared of him at first, the water strider soon gets used to the presence of the spider.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Star: Akiko Yano

Votes: 302

35. House-hunting (2006)

12 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.5
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Fuki sets out on a journey to look for a new house. Along the way, she encounters many of Japan's guardian spirits.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Tamori, Akiko Yano

Votes: 176

36. Imaginary Flying Machines (2002)

6 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.7
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In the form of a humanoid pig, Hayao Miyazaki narrates the story of flight and the many machines imagined to achieve it.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Star: Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 43

37. The Whale Hunt (2001)

16 min | Animation, Short

7.5
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A group of school children play in their classroom, imagining that they are on a boat in the ocean. Fantasy becomes reality, and they encounter a whale.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yoshiaki Hakamada, Hiroki Ise, Yuki Ise, Keito Ishihara

Votes: 168

38. Treasure Hunting (2011)

9 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.9
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Based on a picture book by Rieko Nakagawa and Yuriko Yamawaki, Takara-sagashi tells the story of a boy, Yuji, and a rabbit, Gikku, who both find a stick. They compete in a series of competitions to choose the owner of the stick.

Votes: 30

39. A Sumo Wrestler's Tail (2010)

13 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.6
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It tells the story of an old man and his wife who help out some mice who engage in sumo. As a reward, one of the mice gives them enough gold on which to live for the rest of their lives.

Director: Akihiko Yamashita | Star: Sawako Agawa

Votes: 27

40. Nandarou (1992 TV Short)

1 min | Animation, Short

5.5
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A short TV featuring a small green pig with enormous eyes. The title Nandarou implies that even its creators didn't really know what kind of creature it was supposed to be. However, NTV (Nihon TV) chose it as their station's mascot.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 45

41. Yuki's Sun (1972)

5 min | Animation, Short, Drama

5.8
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The Story centers around a child name Yuki, a 10-year old orphan who's being adopted by a family.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 198

42. Children of Chronos

Short, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A young woman, Nikita, takes a treacherous journey towards a mystical far away city, Chronos, in hope of a better life. After an epic journey arriving at the gates of Chronos, they find that the great stories of Chronos aren't quite true.

Director: Jamie Sundance | Stars: Alec Westwood, Ronan Doyle, Chloe Johnson



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