Top 10 Best Anime Movies


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The Top Ten

Spirited Away
I will never get tired of watching this movie, it's just so nice... And the ending kept me crying as it is just too touching... The best movie I have ever watched!
I watched this with my friend just this year and it made me love anime. It might have been because it was so mysterious, or because I love the concept of the spirit world, but something about it just amazed me.
I've seen Spirited Away a few times and I think that it is overrated. The plot seems a little week at spots and the love story isn't very powerful. It did not leave such a mark as a few other animes, such as Princess Mononoke, did for me, but that is just my opinion. Many prefer the story of Spirited Away. I personally hate the ending... It seems anti-climactic to me. It has just been so hugely advertised and distributed in America that other anime films don't even stand a chance.


[Newest]I agree this movie was beautiful but it wasn't actually considered the best. Akira and Grave of the Fireflies were called Best Anime Movies of All Time

2Howl's Moving Castle
I ADORE THIS MOVIE! I have probably seen this movie twenty times or even more than that. The cast is amazing, the story is fascinating and intriguing, and the characters are so well done! And lets not forget the beautiful imagery throughout the film and the wonderful excitement of magic used! I think I actually own two copies of this movie! I hope anyone who reads this list will watch this wonderful, amazing, perfect adventure!
Oh Hayao Miyazaki, you've done it again. This film delivers adventure, action, and magic. A fun film.


It was a great and the storyline was so well affixing awesome

Akira started the Anime craze in America. In the late 80's early 90's you could only get this Anime from infomercials and 1-800 #'s. First introduces as this new cutting edge style of Animation fresh from Japan and it was not marketed to children but to Adults. That is the problem with a pole like this being a matter of opinion and open to children not old enough to remember where it really began. Take it from me, if you have not Seen Akira at least once, you have no room to claim any expertise in Anime or it becoming relevant outside of Japan. However, here I will also note that although Akira started the Anime craze in a America, it was by no means the first Anime nor the First Anime to come out in America. Both of those distinctions actually go to AstroBoy. - Mystsofvoid
In my opinion, is the greatest anime of all time. The animation is incredible, and completely hand drawn. It is filled with action, adventure (and quite frankly, a hell of a lot of language), and one scene that has always grossed me out: The scene where Tetsuo transforms into the blob thing. Did I mention that this movie ALSO started the anime fandom (Otaku) in America? You can't become an anime fan until you watch Akira.


This movie is so cool! It's violent, it has strong language, and EXCELLENT hand drawn animation.

Rated R..


[Newest]This one was literally voted best a in ever. This was the reason America embraced anime

4Grave of the Fireflies
The story is so good and emocional, even makes you cry
Please watch it



This movie had me in tears especially that one scene. (watch the movie to know what I'm talking about) ;]

5Princess Mononoke
I love this film. I consider it the greatest anime movie ever. It has an awesome adventure, an extremely romantic (but in no way sappy) love story, a war between three factions, and an enormous battle. It has everything. I love this film and I have now seen it around 30 times. It gets to me every time. I fall in love with the characters again every time I see it, I experience the story as if I have never heard it (though I have memorized the script and the scenes), and get depressed for a few days every time I see it (every few months) thinking about it. I have never seen another movie so powerful. Movies are supposed to move you in some profound way, and this film definitely does so. I think that this deserves top spot. I've seen Spirited Away a few times and I think that it is overrated. Many people who voted for it have probably never seen Princess Mononoke. Personally, I find Spirited Away to be a bit more childish that Princess Mononoke, but that is because Miyazaki's films are generally aimed at a younger audience. However, the plot seems a little week at spots and the love story isn't very powerful. It did not leave such a mark as Princess Mononoke did for me, but that is just my opinion. Many prefer the story of Spirited Away. I personally hate the ending... It seems anticlimactic to me, while Princess Mononoke's ending is bittersween and always leaves me thinking about it for days. Spirited Away has just been so hugely advertised and distributed in America that Princess Mononoke never really got its chance. I am sure that if Spirited Away had never existed Princess Mononoke would have a considerably larger fan base. I am not trying to insult Spirited Away in any way, I am just argueing that Princess Mononoke is a better film, and a true Anime adventure tale masterpiece. The only problem I have ever had with it is that there are a couple characters that start getting character development and then are suddenly never heard from for the rest of the film. I see missed potential there. But at the same time, it adds to the immersion.   In real life, sometimes a character may simply disappear from your life forever. Princess Mononoke includes this characteristic along with its many life lessons. I hope it lives on for many years to come, along with Spirited Away and all of Miyazaki's other masterpieces.


I know you're thinking this:

But this movie should be number one.


Who gives a crap? This movie is one of his best, but is still not for families, which is his usual path. It's VERY bloody, with violence and nudity. THAT is why it is number 8.


Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece. It is more than a good anime film, but one of the greatest films ever made. The animation is beautiful and the characters you will never forget.

6My Neighbor Totoro
Only anime movie I saw as a kid and it is still one of my favorite movies. I am into details and stuff with animation and it blows me away every time.


Beautiful detail, comedy, and adventure. Another Miyazaki film that anyone will enjoy.


Whyy is it so far? Absolutely captivating, even though it looks like made for children, also great for older - like me

7Dragon Ball Z: Return Of Cooler
Beast movie dudets :3

8Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan
His power is maximum.

9Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion
8th place is not bad at all, but I think it should be ranked much higher!
This ending is just EPIC "EINS, ZWEI, DREI! "
Texas sucks!

Mom is too blind!

She hears what she wants to hear!
[Newest]It is just fantastic.


10Pokemon The Movie 2000
Truly the best anime movie ever created.

The Contenders

11Ghost In The Shell

I absolutely love this anime movie it so cute I have watched it just about a million times its great for little kids and older people who are still into fantasy and fairy tales its one of the cutes little movies EVER!
Just watched it! It's so beautiful, with the characters and the story! I enjoyed it a lot. This movie is so cute! Ponyo is a great movie! You should check it out!
I LOVE THIS MOVIE! WATCHED IT ABOUT A THOUSAND TIMES I have to say it is a cute adorable film that will warm hearts please watch it

13Kiki's Delivery Service

14Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
It's a great story anyway, but this Movie tops everything. I's length is nearly 3 hours but every single Moment, every single situation is made up so lovingly. There is not a single scene which could be considered as boring. In my opinion this is the best Anime Movie I've ever seen.
This movie is so amazing because of the music the animation, the story, but most of all kyon's choice monologue I get goosebumps
I love the novel so I love the movie... I wonder how haruhis hot pot taste like... Laugh out loud. Kyon x Haruhi forever! Go haruhi! You are the best anime, movie, concert, light novel, manga, game etc. Forever!

15Wolf Children
I love this movie go watch it. It has great characters, and a great plot, which revolves around a young mother, Hana, who has kids with a werewolf who dies. Now the completely human Hana is forced to deal with Ame, a cowardly, frail boy at first, but evolving into a more brave and strong version later on, hating who he is and not having any social skills, or wanting to run away and protect the mountain that because... Well, I won't spoil that. And Yuki, a spitfire of a girl constantly getting in trouble at the beginning, and just wanting to be normal and embracing being human at the end, having to choose: Wolves or people?
I thought this movie was amazing! But it was so sad...
Best Film I have seen Since 2009

16Castle in the Sky

17Naruto in the Land of Snow


18Cowboy Bebop - The Movie

19Sword of the Stranger
Only 5o? This is a good anime, ending was alright but left you thinking. Good battles, good moments, and most of all good vibes.

20Summer Wars
My favorite anime movie ever and I watched 5 out of ten of the movies in the top ten list
AMAZING MOVIE! Fun to watch and enjoy with the family.

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