Top 10 Best Anime Movies

The Top Ten Best Anime Movies

1 Spirited Away

These are literally classics and the best ones in my opinion

How is this in second place. This is legendary anime that cannot be compared with other.

Emotions in anime character is best to watch number 1 soundtrack

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!

2 Your Name

Never has a movie, animated or not, had me this invested from start to finish. Even the word masterpiece does not do it justice.

My favorite animated movie ever, every time I watch it again I cry every time and get chills.

This is hands down one of my favorites anime movies that I ever seen. - tony222

This is not just a movie it is a masterpiece and I can't tell what effect this movie had on me after I finished it. must watch.

3 Akira

No film has a sense of greatness and scope like Akira does. IT GETS BETTER WITH EACH VIEWING.

For a 1988 film, it took 7 animation companies and 10 years to make the visuals...honestly, I have never seen any movie come close to the smoothness of Akira. Most of it is animated at 24fps.

Akira was the first movie to pre-record the voices of the actors, and then lip-sync the mouths of the characters (which is why you should never watch Akira with dub). All the characters keep moving all the time on screen, and there is never a dull moment.

Also, this was many people's first step into the world of anime, and it showed everyone that cartoons could be enjoyed by adults too.

People complain about it's confusing plot...they don't realise that Akira was never aiming to deliver a good story.

Akira is a visual treat for the eyes, not to mention the Dolby Atmos audio in which it was recorded sounds amazing.

Do yourself a favour and go check out Akira 720p ...more

An Anime film like no other. Stunning. The motorcycle battles are amongst the most exciting action sequences ever created. My only complaint is with the English voice acting.

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

Well, Akira wasn't really the first anime, but it's definitely the forefather of modern anime. - MKBeast

The animation in this movie is OUTSTANDING. I felt mesmerised watching this movie for the first time, one of the best anime experiences. - MilesRS777

4 Grave of the Fireflies

It's the most ambitious, emotional, and quite frankly best film that I've ever seen. Watch it and be happy with what you have.

A must watch. The rice ball scene literally broke my heart. This is the best anime movie I've ever seen.

"Have a riceball niichan! "
Paused the movie and cried for 5 min straight

The story is so good and emocional, even makes you cry
Please watch it -

5 Princess 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 ...more - Mightyena5875345

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. - BronySyndrome

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.

Miyazaki movie and is enough in itself

6 My Neighbor Totoro

I love it! it's a bit boring and childish at first, but it gets better and better after they meet 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. - mikeford

Just watched this movie yesterday. I started crying my eyes out when it ended. This was an adorable, funny, and magical ride that I didn't ever want to get off. - Absolite

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

7 Howl's Moving Castle

It's Epic, It's Awesome, It's Adventurous, I had no idea but I will make a web series spinoff of this film, even though my sister calls this film a CRINGE but do not tell anyone except your friend at School (Only if you are in Indonesia) that I suspect a beautiful character and she's a girl... Clever enough? Well she's none other than Sophie. Shooked enough? (Even though my mum is bothering me) well I guess I really want to make a fan-made animated series about her in a modern world, Imagine That.

I watched this first when I was five years old, and since then watched it every day, until my mother "accidentally" deleted it from the planner.
I cried for hours because we couldn't get it back, and so my mother had to purchase it from the Internet.

Seriously an amazing movie... I don't know what it is... It just makes your heart swell.
The plot is amazing, as well as the characters. I especially love how the main character is somehow beautiful and still finds true love, despite being turned into an ugly old lady.

This movie just feels like home to me.

Spirited Away is the most popular anime movie of all time.
Akira is the best anime movie of it's era.
Grave of the fire flies is the best emotional anti war anime of all time.
My personal favorite is wolf children.

But Howl's Moving Castle, is the best anime movie of all time. It's got a bigger universe than spirited away, a better written story and ending than akira and a much wider range of audience than grave of the fire flies. If I had to make a top 5 it would go like this...

1. howl's moving castle
2. spirited away
3. akira
4. grave of the fire flies
5. princess mononoke

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!

8 Koe No Katachi

This coming from a guy who normally only watches action anime I gotta say I love this movie a lot it is easily the best anime movie ever and prolly one of the best movies ever, I loved the way he changed from being a bully and prolly the coolest guy In school to the guy no one talks to then becoming a normal guy the only part that wasn't the best was how they never ended up dating like we all know they are going to right after but still I wish at the end they would of done something better than teach me how to live mabey like be the reason I want to live or something like that well who knows mabey they did and the dub sucked and also I still don't understand why she tried to kill herself like before he came back I would understand but he seemed to make her want to live why did she decide to kill herself after meeting him and being happy I don't know its just weird no one but her family was happy with her for 18 years she meets him is finally happy and then she decides to kill herself ...more

This movie made me think about how people never change, yet I think it adds to the fact of human nature and how flawed we are. Hands down a must see, I would recommend to the drama/romantic genre of people


", "YOUR NAME" MADE ME CRY SO MUCH! 1! 1! 1" A Silent Voice has a real moral behind it and hits hard for those who have experienced bullying or have grown up around it. For me it was a real "tear jerker" because I have been bullied before and the trip the main character takes to redeem himself despite his anxiety. It is a true representation of redemption, love, and friendships. Plus, the music and timing of the music is perfect and even the regular soundtrack just makes tears swell up in my eyes. Make this higher please. Also if you love Stand by Me you will love this movie!

9 Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion

Confusing as it may be, I absolutely believe it deserves a higher nod. It does an excellent job of leaving the audience with hope that humanity can eventually come to understand each other, to lower our mental walls and truly connect. Even after the horrific bloodbath that is the first half. - NyxAvatar

8th place is not bad at all, but I think it should be ranked much higher!

This ending is just EPIC "EINS, ZWEI, DREI! "

Greatest piece of art ever created in the history of mankind!

10 Ghost In The Shell

This film deserves to be in the top 5 at least. One of the most influential films of all time. The underlying themes are so good and you need to watch it several times to fully grasp its meaning. One of my favorite anime films for sure.

Definitely a top 5. Don't know what it's doing this far down the list.

12? Are you kidding me? Ghost in the Shell is possibly the best aniem movie ever made. This should be at least up there with Akira, Perfect Blue and Miyazaki's stuff.

I can't realise why this movie is so low on this list I mean you did not put it not in first top 5?!?! while some stupid movies put above it.

The Contenders

11 Kiki's Delivery Service

Heartwarming and beautiful

It’s a pretty cute classic.

12 When Marnie Was There

I truly love this.

I dunno if the sub was better but the dub made me cry

I love this

It touches me emotionally 😭, so glad I was able to watch this

13 Wolf Children

I love this movie so much! I think it needs more love, the story was such an adventure, it was as if I had my own wolf child. And, the ending was sad but happy at the same time!

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?

Ame became an ass at the end, though. What kind of kid doesn't say goodbye to his mom after all she's done for you?!

It was just such a beautiful movie. Everyone should watch this at least once.

14 Perfect Blue

Such a mind-bending, tense thriller. One of the best out there, even. With a relatable protagonist, well-done animation, intense scenes of sexual and physical violence, disturbing ideas, a fantastic soundtrack, and a genuinely engaging plot, Perfect Blue is possibly Satoshi Kon's best film. And it's his first. - regularshowman

One of my top anime movies of all time!

People who've actually understanded the true psychological und symbolic meaning of this masterpiece won't deny that this is one of the best pieces of art ever created.

15 Ponyo

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

Ponyo is the greatest anime movie to ever have been made. I watch it all the time at school, and I get excited every time we do!

16 Castle in the Sky

I voted for this, this is a masterpiece with good story and a famous theme song - wren6

My second favorite my first is spirited away

Might be the best anime movie I've ever seen

I just recently saw this, and it's great. - CrypticMemory

17 Pokemon the Movie 2000

Best pokemon movie and anime movie ever

One of my favorite anime in my whole life

Truly the best anime movie ever created.

Oh no Pokémon heroes is the REAL answer

18 Cowboy Bebop - The Movie

Love it... Genre of it"s on... Very underrated here... Animation, the characters, style and the music... Mish-mash of everything Sci-fi, spaghetti western, samurai films... Tarantino anime so to speak...

19 Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

Mind blowing

His power is maximum.

It amazing

A grt combo of fight scenes with epic background music. A must watch for all dbz fans, n so for the others if u r into action/anime fights.

20 Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja

I love the Akatsuki members, and I much appreciated this alternate reality, where they got to be protagonists.

Naruto road to a ninja is amazing it made me cry I never cry not in original movies but this movie is my favourite

16? I even cried watching this movie

I love road to ninja Rock Lee is so crazy!

21 Blood - The Last Vampire
22 Garden of Words

Oh this film was just amazing & heart touching. Can't understand why it has taken a low rank.

It was just perfect

Funny that it is ranked so low yet it remains the favourite film of Makoto Shinkai for so many; definitely up there with Your Name and definitely a cut above 5 Centimeters Per Second.
This is the film that made Makoto Shinkai known for beauty.

23 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

I have watched this show since as long as I can remember I have watched a lot of Studio Ghibili movies and this is one of them I like
i'm 14 right know 10/29/19 and I love anime in jeneral

This is a very interesting movie. The plot is unique and the writing is spot on. Sure, the plot and lore behind the movie can be very confusing at times, and the main character, Nausicaa, can get on my nerves at times. But it's still a great film. Makes me want to see more movies by these people.

Beautiful score, very touching at times. Great characters and a lovely but of sci-fi. Don't forget this is a very old film and has aged beautifully.

24 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

This is better than the broly movie - ikerevievs

Best movie of all time

Very good. better then other dbz movies

Could have been a lot better no should have been a lot better


25 The Wind Rises

Gives you aim in life

26 Disappearance 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 this movie and it gives the the series so much more of a compete feeling!

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!

27 Sword of the Stranger

A hidden gem that I wish I found sooner. The sword fights and animation is fantastic. And the premise for this movie is simple and relatable and character development is great; making you yearn for the main protagonist to be victorious.

One of the greatest sword fights ever anime or live.

Best movie with great sword fighting...

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

28 5 Centimeters Per Second

Absolutely amazing anime movie, you must watch it and you will understand - OreSama

It’s pretty good, not gonna lie. I wish I saw more of the other girl though.

It's one of the most cinematic movies ever created, the visuals are out-of-this-world. It is a classic contemporary portrayal of loss, distance and unrequited love with lots of symbolism that is absolutely heart-wrenching. If you're looking for something truly beautiful, realistic and heartbreaking, you should definitely watch 5 Centimeters Per Second!

One of the true great anime movies. Blending beautiful animation with realistic storytelling and drama, Five Centimeters Per Second is the template for which all slice of life anime dated after 2007 take after. It's not just my favorite anime movie, it's one of my favorite movies period.

29 Summer Wars

One of the best anime movies I have ever seen... I absolutely loves it. I really think it should have been higher but who am I?!?

When I first heard about this movie I had no idea what it was but I decided to watch and straight away I loved it.

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.

30 InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island

I love this anime

31 Ninja Scroll

One of the most intense anime movies I've seen - fuadmondeo

Ninja scroll should be number one. The art and plot alone is enough.

An elegant story beautifully drawn and stands the test of time.

A anime movie must see!

32 Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry

In nice and sad happy angry but I really like it and I think in needs new chacters an
I ship nastu and lucy.

One of my most favorite anime movie ever, not to mention fairy tail is my favoraite anime of all time.

Natsu x lucy


33 Dead Leaves


Trippy, but cool <3 - Lollipopz

34 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Amazing movie

35 Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow


36 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Loved it loved it loved it! Not sure why it's rated r though. Princess mononoke was pg13 and had way more gore.

37 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Friendship, love, time all in one

It teaches you to make the most of every moment, loved it

I cried when I saw it

Best movie ever

38 The Secret World of Arrietty

This is my first ghibli film, probably my favorite too

Very underrated film - jameshoward

I love this movie

39 Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King

I don't know why this movie isn't in the top, this movie is one of the best movies is just amazing and so awesome

Beautiful movie and beautiful story.

40 Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin
41 Dragon Ball Z: Return Of Cooler

Beast movie dudets :3

42 InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
43 Vampire Hunter D

This was good but the sequel bloodlust was 10 times better! Wish I could find bloodlust because it's my favorite anime movie next to akira.

44 Jungle Emperor Leo
45 Night On the Galactic Railroad
46 Lupin the 3rd - Farewell to Nostradamus
47 Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

Dude janemba had no chance against gogeta but good enough to beat Goku super saiyan 3 which was way better than Goku vs Frieza

AWESOME probably the best fusion character ever way better than gotenks but vegito is better than both of them combined

48 Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

It's the best movie ever this list stinks

This is my most hyped Naruto movie to watch.

49 InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
50 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
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