Best Hayao Miyazaki Movies


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1Spirited Away

This is by far my favorite movie of all time. The plot is intriguing and strange enough to hold your interest and the animation is stunningly beautiful. The characters are in depth and well voice acted and the character of No Face is possibly the greatest character in film ever, without even saying a word. Miyazaki really outdid himself with this film and I believe it deserves all the praise it gets.

This particular Hayao Miyasaki movie is simply astounding. It has a unique plot, like one I've never seen before. The first time I ever watched this movie, I knew it was one of the best movies EVER.

I also love how everything in this movie is drawn. It's simply, detailed, colorful, and magical. Spirited Away is truly a wonderful experience.

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2Princess Mononoke

Spirited Away gets SO much credit because it won an Oscar in Japan and America. In my opinion, this movie is better. Don't get me wrong, I love Spirited Away, but this one's story had more of an impact on me. And just so you know, at the American Academy Awards, this was going to be nominated for Best Foreign Film, but they decided not to include it. - Elric-san

I am glad to finally see this film on a number 1 spot. If you don't know anything about miyazaki films, start here. It is his masterpiece.

Never seen such an epic animation about love, war and adventure to an ultimate result that can only be peace - MatrixGuy

I really loved that movie, its sad that Hayao Miyazaki retired... - TheGirlyGamer

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3Kiki's Delivery Service
4Howl's Moving Castle

I love this movie! I saw it when I was 5 and it was my first real anime movie. After that I just fall in love with manga and anime. This movie mean so much to me.

I've seen most of these movies. All of them are brilliant. I love their originality. But I specially liked this one. It moved me. It's a reality from a diferent and valid perspective. Lovely! - keyson

I love this movie for me it's the best I saw it when I was 9 and it was my first anime movie too :3 it's so uniq simply it's one of the kind and you must watch it you will never regret it

5Castle in the Sky

This should be in the top 2 with Spirited Away at least. An amazing plot, am amazing cast, amazing visuals and the characters are just lovable. Come on people vote this up!

6Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

This movie left me speechless. The world turning against humans because of what we've done to the world. Including when she reveals that the jungle plants are no longer poisonous when you give them clean soil and fresh water. It really shows us how interconnected we are and the effects we have on the environment. Its truly powerful. - keycha1n

7The Wind Rises

The movie that, in my opinion, has the most misunderstood ending ever, and that may be what makes it his best film. On the surface, it's a movie about not letting go about your passion, but if you dig deeper, it's a love story that leaves the protagonist broken and backed against a corner with nothing to save him other than his wife's leaving words in his recurring dreams. So messed up, but so great. - SevenTreeTool

8My Neighbor TotoroV1 Comment

Nothing happened in this movie. - TheGirlyGamer

10The Secret World of ArriettyV1 Comment

The Contenders

11Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro
12The Cat Returns
13Porco Rosso
14Whisper of the Heart

One of the best movies ever it has this cute romance and it's fun to watch I really like this film... For those who like happy endings and simple story line this I a must I hope you enjoy as much as I did ^^

15Tales From Earthsea
16Grave of the Fireflies
17From Up On Poppy HillV1 Comment
18Only Yesterday
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Princess Mononoke
2. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
3. Castle in the Sky
1. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
2. Kiki's Delivery Service
3. Castle in the Sky
1. Spirited Away
2. Princess Mononoke
3. Kiki's Delivery Service

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