Best Studio Ghibli Movies


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1Spirited Away

Hey, come on! Spirited Away? 5th place?! This movie is awesome! All the Studio Ghibli movies are incredible, but I think that Spirited Away should be, at least, in the Top 3...

Beautiful, heartfelt, and entertaining.

This is my favorite out of all the ones I watched including non ghibli studio movies - Catscatscats

It's a bit weird at first but it's really good. Well-written story.

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2Princess Mononoke

I actually think I love Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke equally but I chose this one since I thought this one had a more epic story. - DrewtheGamer98

This movie is truly incredible. - moonwolf

I love it! San is so awesome when she's wearing the mask and riding on wolf! - MyNguyen

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3Kiki's Delivery Service

Beautiful film, Studio Ghibli make absolute classics - HollyRolo

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4Howl's Moving Castle

I saw this movie once when I was around 7. I pretty much forgot about it until about a year ago when I was having these nostalgic memories of the film for some odd reason, but couldn't remember the name. So I went on Google and searched up whatever I could remember in hopes of finding the name of the movie. Took me a few tries and then finally, I found it! I watched it and memories of my first time watching this masterpiece came back to me and it was just as beautiful as I remembered. It made me laugh, smile, long for someone, and cry. No other movie has ever made so many emotions come out of me. And the ending was so beautiful! This will forever be my favorite movie of all time and hold a special place in my heart. - Supernatural

! This is absolutely the best Studio Ghibli film

This is my favorite out of all Studio Ghibli films. I'm even listening to Merry-go-Round of Life right now.

Magical and truly entertaining.

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5Castle in the Sky

The characters and relationships are absolutely amazing, the setting is captivating, and the plot is an epic story that absolutely NEVER gets old! This beautiful Ghibli classic deserves so much higher

This was my childhood. I loved (and still do) this movie. The plot is very unique and you'll want to keep watching once you've started! - ameiicchi

Really? This movie should be top. Its oranganal and epic! I don't know why howls moving castles on top... This was all gibli howls moving castle was a book before the movie. VOTE FOR CASTLE IN THE SKY PEOPLE

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6My Neighbor Totoro

This is a heartwarming story and is great to watch when you have nothing to do.

Totoro is the mascot for studio ghibli and this movie is a masterpiece

This movie is so adorable and definitely makes you smile

This is my second favorite - Catscatscats

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Ponyo was my first Ghibli film, and to this day it's still my favorite. It shows that love doesn't have to be romantic to be strong.

As much as I like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, honestly this one is my favorite.

The music makes it sound really sad fun fact: I never saw it but I HAVe heared the music - TheKirbyCreeper999

This movie is my childhood

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8The Wind Rises

I LOVED this movie! It was a true master piece. It was a bit sad but I have to say this was such a great film. The end was a little confusing though. Over all 4 stars and a thumbs up! :D

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9Tales From Earthsea

This was a great movie. I really enjoyed watching this. I did actually remember it being better but glad to see it made top ten

I am so confused as to why this is here.

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10NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind

This film set a standard for Ghibli and anime movies in general. And in many ways, Miyazaki hasn't quite surpassed it. It handles it's theme's far more effectively than any of his other movies, and has what is arguably his best protagonist he's ever made. This film deserves so much more praise.

This movie is really, really cool. I don't know what else to say, but... You should watch it.

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The Contenders

11Grave of the Fireflies

I hated the characters in this movie. They weren't interesting at all because we didn't get to know them before all the crap started happening. I was disappointed with the movie and left confused as to why so many people love it so much.

One of the most tragic movie that I have ever seen, and I've seen Schindler's List several times. In my opinion, one of the best, if not the best animated movie ever.

This is the saddest and the best movie ever! Vote up people! It deserves to be on number 1! - abhishah901

Why is this so low

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13Whisper of the Heart

This is one of the most realistic coming of age movies I've ever seen. Also the love story in this film is one I truly felt something for. You know a movie like this is good when a 18 year old boy such as my self likes this movie more than an action like princess mononoke. I don't only like this movie, it's my personal favorite Japanese animated movie. By the way, those who think studio ghibli is actually Disney should shut up and do a little research. because its not. Disney does the English dub and that's is it. Even though the Disney dubs are very good, that doesn't mean they made the movie. sorry for going off track. I love whisper of the heart. I even have a diorama of the baron.

This was one of my big favorites it deserves to be number 1!

This is a realistic love story that still has the studio ghibli fantasy vibe

One of the best coming of age movie.

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14When Marnie Was There

I just watched this movie an hour ago and it was wonderful! The characters are great and the art is beautiful. And anna is probably the most relatable character I've seen in an anime (at least for me...). Plus, it almost made me cry, which is really hard for a movie to do. Watch it! - Random Internet Person

I have no idea that this is at 16, I think it should be in the top 10 because I cried at this 5 times in the movie its was that good and sad

This movie definitely one of the most beautiful films made by Ghibli, or possibly of any animated films

This should be number 1!

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15The Cat Returns

This movie is the best, it should definitely be higher than 15. I've watched tons of Studio Ghibli movies and this one was by far my favorite. It's funny, has a great story, and it contains tons of cats. All these things cause it to be a great movie.

This is such an enjoyable movie. The plot, the characters, the animation (the fat cat lol! ) It's not a deep movie with a social message, but it's so much fun!

I've seen the trailer but not the movie

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16The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

I'm sad to see this movie rank so low because it's my personal favorite! I know many people have yet to actually watch it though. Everything about this movie is just so lovely, and It's, in my opinion, one of the most visually unique and beautiful animated films of all time! I don't know what it is about this movie but it was the only Ghibli movie to really hit me emotionally.

Have yet to see it but I love to see it, the art in this feature looks grand, Riko Uchii is a genius. - Drewstar

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18Porco Rosso

Its such a great movie I like the slow past and the nicely done settings

Miyazaki's "favorite" of his films..and for good reason. Porco Rosso is a Han Solo-like character, a pilot who is a likable scoundrel.

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19Only Yesterday

I Disagree this movie touched me in so many ways. It was that feeling that I could connect to the difficulties of a being a child.

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20Ocean Waves

I believe why this one is down here is because no gets to see it. Come on disney make a dub for this.

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Top Remixes (15)

1. My Neighbor Totoro
2. Kiki's Delivery Service
3. The Wind Rises
1. Whisper of the Heart
2. When Marnie Was There
3. Howl's Moving Castle
1. The Wind Rises
2. When Marnie Was There
3. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

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