The Top 50 Anime Movies of All Time

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1

My Neighbor Totoro

1988    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated G

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Grave of the Fireflies

1988    Isao Takahata    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Drama

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3

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

1985    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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4

Castle in the Sky

1986    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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5

Spirited Away

2001    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Princess Mononoke

1997    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG13

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Akira

1988    Katsuhiro Ohtomo    Rated R

Action    Animation    Anime

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8

Kiki's Delivery Service

1989    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated G

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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9

Porco Rosso

1992    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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10

Howl's Moving Castle

2004    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Ghost in the Shell

1995    Mamoru Oshii    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Animation

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12

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

1979    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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13

Paprika

2006    Satoshi Kon    Rated R

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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14

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

2001    Shinichirô Watanabe    Not Rated

Action    Animation    Anime

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15

Whisper of the Heart

1995    Yoshifumi Kondo    Rated G

Animation    Anime    Coming-of-Age

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16

Perfect Blue

1998    Satoshi Kon    Rated R

Animation    Anime    Foreign Language Film

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17

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

2006    Mamoru Hosoda    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Comedy

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18

Ponyo

2008    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated G

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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19

Tokyo Godfathers

2003    Satoshi Kon    Rated PG13

Animation    Anime    Comedy Drama

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20

Ninja Scroll

1993    Yoshiaki Kawajiri    Not Rated

Action    Animation    Anime

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21

Millennium Actress

2001    Satoshi Kon    Rated PG

Animation    Anime    Drama

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23

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

2000    Yoshiaki Kawajiri    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Animation

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24

Vampire Hunter D

1985    Toyoo Ashida    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Dystopian Film

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25

The Secret World of Arrietty

2010    Hiromasa Yonebayashi    Rated G

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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26

Summer Wars

2009    Mamoru Hosoda    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Animation

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27

5 Centimeters Per Second

2007    Makoto Shinkai    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Drama

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28

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone

2007    Hideaki Anno    Rated PG13

Action    Animation    Anime

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29

The Cat Returns

2002    Hiroyuki Morita    Rated G

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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30

Metropolis

2001    Rintaro    Rated PG13

Action    Animation    Anime

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31

Pom Poko

1994    Isao Takahata    Rated PG

Animation    Anime    Comedy

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32

Steamboy

2004    Katsuhiro Ohtomo    Rated PG13

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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33

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

2004    Mamoru Oshii    Rated PG13

Action    Animation    Anime

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35

Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance

2009    Hideaki Anno    Rated R

Action    Animation    Anime

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36

The Wind Rises

2013    Hayao Miyazaki    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Based-on-a-True-Story

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37

Appleseed

2004    Shinji Aramaki    Rated R

Action    Animation    Anime

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38

Only Yesterday

1991    Isao Takahata    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Drama

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39

Tekkonkinkreet

2006    Michael Arias    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Animation

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41

Fist of the North Star

1986    Tooyoo Ashida    Rated R

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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42

Sword of the Stranger

2007    Masahiro Andô    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Anime

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43

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

1999    Hiroyuki Okiura    Rated R

Animation    Anime    Crime

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44

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

1998    Yasunao Aoki    Not Rated

Action    Adventure Drama    Animation

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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Memories

1995    Kōji Morimoto, Katsuhiro Ohtomo, Tensai Okamura    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Animation

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49

The Place Promised in Our Early Days

2004    Makoto Shinkai    Rated PG

Animation    Anime    Coming-of-Age

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Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal

1999    Kazuhiro Furuhashi    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Animation

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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