Best Anime Movies

The Boy and the Heron The Boy and the Heron 7.6 2h 4min
The Boy and the Heron
IMDb: 7.6
2h 4min

While the Second World War rages, the teenage Mahito, haunted by his mother’s tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the boy’s mother. As he tries to adjust, this strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who perplexes and bedevils Mahito, dubbing him the “long-awaited one.”

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When Marnie Was There When Marnie Was There 7.6 1h 43min
When Marnie Was There
IMDb: 7.6
1h 43min

Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl…

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 8.0 2h 17min
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
IMDb: 8
2h 17min

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…

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The Wind Rises The Wind Rises 7.8 2h 6min
The Wind Rises
IMDb: 7.8
2h 6min

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

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The Garden of Words The Garden of Words 7.4 46min
The Garden of Words
IMDb: 7.4
46min

Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then,…

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To the Forest of Firefly Lights To the Forest of Firefly Lights 7.8 45min
To the Forest of Firefly Lights
IMDb: 7.8
45min

One hot summer day a little girl gets lost in an enchanted forest of the mountain god where spirits reside. A young boy appears before her, but she cannot touch…

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The Secret World of Arrietty The Secret World of Arrietty 7.6 1h 34min
The Secret World of Arrietty
IMDb: 7.6
1h 34min

14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items “borrowed” from the house’s human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.

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Ponyo Ponyo 7.6 1h 41min
Ponyo
IMDb: 7.6
1h 41min

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in…

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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone 7.5 1h 38min
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
IMDb: 7.5
1h 38min

After the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 is being attacked by giant monsters called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind. The child Shinji’s objective is to fight the Angels by piloting one…

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5 Centimeters Per Second 5 Centimeters Per Second 7.5 1h 3min
5 Centimeters Per Second
IMDb: 7.5
1h 3min

Three moments in Takaki’s life: his relationship with Akari and their forced separation; his friendship with Kanae, who is secretly in love with him; the demands and disappointments of adulthood,…

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 7.7 1h 38min
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
IMDb: 7.7
1h 38min

When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, “leap” backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that…

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Howl’s Moving Castle Howl’s Moving Castle 8.2 1h 59min
Howl’s Moving Castle
IMDb: 8.2
1h 59min

When Sophie, a shy 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…

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 7.4 1h 40min
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
IMDb: 7.4
1h 40min

Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons…

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Tokyo Godfathers Tokyo Godfathers 7.8 1h 33min
Tokyo Godfathers
IMDb: 7.8
1h 33min

One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.

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The Animatrix The Animatrix 7.3 1h 42min
The Animatrix
IMDb: 7.3
1h 42min

Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world’s leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the…

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem 7.8 1h 6min
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
IMDb: 7.8
1h 6min

Four talented alien musicians are kidnapped by a record producer who disguises them as humans. Shep, a space pilot in love with bass player Stella, follows them to Earth. Reprogrammed…

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Millennium Actress Millennium Actress 7.8 1h 27min
Millennium Actress
IMDb: 7.8
1h 27min

Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had…

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The Cat Returns The Cat Returns 7.1 1h 15min
The Cat Returns
IMDb: 7.1
1h 15min

Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards…

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Cowboy Bebop: The Movie 7.8 1h 55min
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
IMDb: 7.8
1h 55min

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued the largest bounty in history, for the…

Spirited Away Spirited Away 8.6 2h 5min
Spirited Away
IMDb: 8.6
2h 5min

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she…

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Metropolis Metropolis 7.2 1h 48min
Metropolis
IMDb: 7.2
1h 48min

Duke Red has overseen the construction of a massive Ziggurat to extend his power across the whole planet. Tima, a robot-girl built in the image of his deceased daughter, is…

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust 7.6 1h 43min
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
IMDb: 7.6
1h 43min

D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D’s orders are strict – find Charlotte, at any cost….

Perfect Blue Perfect Blue 8.0 1h 22min
Perfect Blue
IMDb: 8
1h 22min

A retired pop singer turned actress’ sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

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Princess Mononoke Princess Mononoke 8.3 2h 14min
Princess Mononoke
IMDb: 8.3
2h 14min

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters…

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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth 7.2 1h 41min
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
IMDb: 7.2
1h 41min

Originally a collection of clips from the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series, Death was created as a precursor to the re-worked ending of the series. Rebirth was intended as that…

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Memories Memories 7.5 1h 53min
Memories
IMDb: 7.5
1h 53min

In this anime anthology, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in “Magnetic Rose”; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in “Stink Bomb”;…

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Ghost in the Shell Ghost in the Shell 7.9 1h 23min
Ghost in the Shell
IMDb: 7.9
1h 23min

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as ’The Puppetmaster’ begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.

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Whisper of the Heart Whisper of the Heart 7.8 1h 51min
Whisper of the Heart
IMDb: 7.8
1h 51min

Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by…

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Pom Poko Pom Poko 7.3 1h 59min
Pom Poko
IMDb: 7.3
1h 59min

The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter,…

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Ninja Scroll Ninja Scroll 7.8 1h 34min
Ninja Scroll
IMDb: 7.8
1h 34min

Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, lending his services to those with gold—or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a plot…

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Porco Rosso Porco Rosso 7.7 1h 34min
Porco Rosso
IMDb: 7.7
1h 34min

Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You’re introduced to an Italian World War…

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Only Yesterday Only Yesterday 7.6 1h 59min
Only Yesterday
IMDb: 7.6
1h 59min

It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train…

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Paprika Paprika 5.5 1h 39min
Paprika
IMDb: 5.5
1h 39min

A young country girl comes to town and works in a brothel in order to help her fiance get the money to start his own business. ”Paprika” is the name…

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Genre: Best Anime, Drama
Kiki’s Delivery Service Kiki’s Delivery Service 7.8 1h 43min
Kiki’s Delivery Service
IMDb: 7.8
1h 43min

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.

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Akira Akira 8.0 2h 4min
Akira
IMDb: 8
2h 4min

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is…

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My Neighbor Totoro My Neighbor Totoro 8.1 1h 26min
My Neighbor Totoro
IMDb: 8.1
1h 26min

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of…

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Grave of the Fireflies Grave of the Fireflies 8.5 1h 29min
Grave of the Fireflies
IMDb: 8.5
1h 29min

In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a…

The Transformers: The Movie The Transformers: The Movie 7.2 1h 24min
The Transformers: The Movie
IMDb: 7.2
1h 24min

The Autobots must stop a colossal planet-consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

Castle in the Sky Castle in the Sky 8.0 2h 5min
Castle in the Sky
IMDb: 8
2h 5min

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.

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 8.0 1h 57min
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
IMDb: 8
1h 57min

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful…

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Barefoot Gen Barefoot Gen 8.0 1h 23min
Barefoot Gen
IMDb: 8
1h 23min

A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy’s life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on…

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Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro 7.6 1h 42min
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
IMDb: 7.6
1h 42min

After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin the Third and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of expertly crafted counterfeit bills, he decides to track down…

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