The Top 250 Anime Movies of All Time

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Spirited Away 2001, 125 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Rumi HîragiMiyu IrinoMari Natsuki

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Castle in the Sky 1986, 124 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Keiko YokozawaMayumi TanakaKotoe Hatsui

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Princess Mononoke 1997, 134 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Yôji MatsudaYuriko IshidaYûko Tanaka

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Akira 1988, 124 min.

Katsuhiro Ôtomo     Starring: Mitsuo IwataNozomu SasakiTesshô Genda

Action    Animation    Anime

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Howl's Moving Castle 2004, 119 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Chieko BaishoTakuya KimuraAkihiro Miwa

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Porco Rosso 1992, 94 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Shûichirô MoriyamaTokiko KatôSanshi Katsura

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Paprika 2006, 90 min.

Satoshi Kon     Starring: Toru FuruyaAkio OhtsukaHideyuki Tanaka

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Your Name 2016, 106 min.

Makoto Shinkai     Starring: Ryunosuke KamikiMone KamishiraishiMasami Nagasawa

Animation    Anime    Fantasy

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Tokyo Godfathers 2003, 92 min.

Satoshi Kon     Starring: Aya OkamotoMasato HaradaSeizo Kato

Animation    Anime    Comedy Drama

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Millennium Actress 2001, 87 min.

Satoshi Kon     Starring: Mami KoyamaShozo IzukaHirotaka Suzuoki

Animation    Anime    Drama

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Ponyo 2008, 100 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Yuria NaraHiroki DoiJôji Tokoro

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Ninja Scroll 1993, 94 min.

Yoshiaki Kawajiri     Starring: Koichi YamaderaEmi Shinohara

Action    Animation    Anime

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Only Yesterday 1991, 118 min.

Isao Takahata     Starring: Miki ImaiToshiro YanagibaYouko Honna

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya 2013, 137 min.

Isao Takahata     Starring: Aki AsakuraKengo KoraTakeo Chii

Animation    Anime    Drama

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Wolf Children 2012, 117 min.

Mamoru Hosoda     Starring: Aoi MiyazakiTakao OhsawaHaru Kuroki

Animation    Anime    Coming-of-Age

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Pom Poko 1994, 119 min.

Isao Takahata     Starring: Norihei MikiShinchô KokonteiMakoto Nonomura

Animation    Anime    Comedy

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Metropolis 2001, 108 min.

Rintaro     Starring: Rebecca ForstadtBrianne SiddallMichael Reisz

Action    Animation    Anime

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Steamboy 2004, 126 min.

Katsuhiro Ôtomo     Starring: Manami KonishiMasatane TsukayamaKiyoshi Kodama

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Tekkonkinkreet 2006, 111 min.

Michael Arias     Starring: Min TanakaYoshinori OkadaNao Omori

Action    Adventure    Animation

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Appleseed 2004, 103 min.

Shinji Aramaki     Starring: Ai KobayashiYuki MatsuokaJurota Kosugi

Action    Animation    Anime

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Mind Game 2004, 103 min.

Masaaki Yuasa     Starring: Koji ImadaSayaka MaedaTakashi Fujii

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Animation

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Wings of Honneamise 1987, 121 min.

Hiroyuki Yamaga     Starring: Masahiro AnzaiLeo MorimotoChikao Otsuka

Action    Animation    Anime

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Macross Plus 1994, 115 min.

Shoji Kawamori     Starring: Takumi YamazakiUnshô IshizukaRica Fukami

Action    Animation    Anime

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Redline 2009, 100 min.

Takeshi Koike     Starring: Takuya KimuraTadanobu AsanoYû Aoi

Action    Animation    Anime

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Barefoot Gen 1983, 83 min.

Mori Masaki     Starring: Issei MiyazakiYoshie ShimamuraMasaki Kôda

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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Afro Samurai 2007, 125 min.

Takashi Okazaki     Starring: Samuel L JackconPhil LaMarrYuri Lowenthal

Action    Animation    Anime

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The Ocean Waves 1993, 72 min.

Tomomi Mochizuki     Starring: Nobuo TobitaToshihiko SekiYoko Sakamoto

Animation    Anime    Drama

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Appleseed 1988, 71 min.

Kazuyoshi Katayama     Starring: Yôsuke AkimotoNobuyuki FurutaMika Doi

Action    Animation    Anime

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Battle Angel 1993, 54 min.

Hiroshi Fukutomi     Starring: Miki ItôAmanda Winn LeeShunsuke Kariya

Action    Animation    Anime

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Golgo 13 1983, 91 min.

Osamu Dezaki     Starring: Tetsurô SagawaGorô NayaToshiko Fujita

Action Thriller    Animation    Anime

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Wicked City 1987, 82 min.

Yoshiaki Kawajiri     Starring: Gregory SnegoffMike ReynoldsAlexandra Kenworthy

Action    Animation    Anime

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X 1996, 97 min.

Rintaro     Starring: Tomokazu SekiKen NaritaJunko Iwao

Action    Action Thriller    Animation

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Dead Leaves 2004, 55 min.

Hiroyuki Imaishi     Starring: Kerry Andersonkeith BurgessChad Fifer

Action    Animation    Anime

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Astro Boy 2009, 94 min.

David Bowers     Starring: Nicolas CageKristen BellCharlize Theron

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Animation

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A Silent Voice 2016, 129 min.

Naoko Yamada     Starring: Miyu IrinoSaori HayamiAoi Yuki

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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Spriggan 1998, 90 min.

Hirotsugu Kawasaki     Starring: Chris PattonJ.D. HawkinsKevin Corn

Action    Action Thriller    Animation

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Kite 1998, 60 min.

Yasuomi Umetsu     Starring: Konami YoshidaScott BaileyShane Callahan

Action    Animation    Anime

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Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly 1994, 45 min.

Yoshihiro Ueda     Starring: Masako NozawaBin ShimadaDaisuke Gouri

Action    Animation    Anime

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The Boy and the Beast 2015, 119 min.

Mamoru Hosoda     Starring: Kumikô AsoRirî FurankîSuzu Hirose

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Mobile Suit Gundam F91 1991, 120 min.

Yoshiyuki Tomino     Starring: Steve StaleyMichelle RuffTom Wyner

Action    Animation    Anime

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Little Norse Prince 1968, 82 min.

Isao Takahata     Starring: Yukari AsaiMikijiro HiraEtsuko Ichihara

Action    Adventure    Animation

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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie 2004, 90 min.

Hatsuki Tsuji     Starring: Dan GreenEric StuartScottie Ray

Action Comedy    Adventure    Animation

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Roujin Z 1991, 80 min.

Hiroyuki Kitakubo     Starring: Chisa YokoyamaRica MatsumotoShinji Ogawa

Action    Animation    Anime

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Guyver: Out of Control 1986, 55 min.

Hiroshi Watanabe     Starring: Yū MizushimaMichie TomizawaKeiko Toda

Action    Animation    Anime

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Lensman 1990, 107 min.

Kazuyuki Hirokawa     Starring: Kerrigan MahamGreg SnegoffTom Wyner

Science Fiction    Anime    Sci-Fi Action

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Ninja Resurrection 1997, 80 min.

Yasunori Urata     Starring: Tesshô GendaRyôtarô Okiayu

Animation    Anime    Fantasy

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The Sky Crawlers 2008, 122 min.

Mamoru Oshii     Starring: Ryo KaseRinko KikuchiChiaki Kuriyama

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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Sky Blue 2003, 86 min.

Moon-saeng Kim     Starring: Marc WordenCathy CavadiniDavid Naughton

Action    Animation    Anime

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Cardcaptor Sakura 1999, 88 min.

Morio Asaka     Starring: Aya HisakawaSakura TangeJunko Iwao

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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The Garden of Words 2013, 46 min.

Makoto Shinkai     Starring: Miyu IrinoKana HanazawaFumi Hirano

Animation    Anime    Childhood Drama

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Casshan: Robot Hunter 1993, 101 min.

Hiroyuki Fukushima     Starring: Takeshi KusaoYumi TômaKenji Utsumi

Action    Animation    Anime

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The Dagger of Kamui 1985, 139 min.

Rintaro     Starring: Hiroyuki SanadaTarô IshidaMami Koyama

Action    Adventure    Animation

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Mezzo Forte 1998, 60 min.

Yasuomi Umetsu

Action    Animation    Anime

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Galaxy Express 999 1979, 128 min.

Rintaro     Starring: Masako NozawaMasako IkedaYôko Asagami

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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The Red Spectacles 1987, 116 min.

Mamoru Oshii     Starring: Shigeru ChibaMachiko WashioHideyuki Tanaka

Action    Animation    Anime

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Ringing Bell 1978, 47 min.

Masami Hata

Animation    Anime    Drama

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Armitage: Dual Matrix 2002, 90 min.

Katsuhito Akiyama     Starring: Ryôka YuzukiHikaru HanadaYuka Imai

Action    Animation    Anime

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Vexille 2007, 109 min.

Fumihiko Sori     Starring: Meisa KurokiShôsuke TaniharaYasuko Matsuyuki

Action    Animation    Anime

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