Top 10 Best Anime Movies

The Top Ten

Spirited Away Spirited Away Product Image

These are literally classics and the best ones in my opinion

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!

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

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.

Your Name Your Name Product Image

This is my favorite movie, and this won't change. It can't be compared with other movies. The scenes were created so beautifully, the music so beautiful, a plot so unique, and great voice actors! The most I love about the music and the drawing style. I also love how they edited this movie!

Most heart touched anime I have ever seen. It doesn't give one chance to make me bored and every time I watch I can't stol crying . This should deserve the first place . The most amazing things about the movie is its animation and beautiful heart touching ost or songs every single one of them is filled with different emotions...

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.

Grave of the Fireflies Grave of the Fireflies Product Image

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.

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

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


Akira Akira Product Image

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

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.

Princess Mononoke Princess Mononoke Product Image

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

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.

Miyazaki movie and is enough in itself

My Neighbor Totoro My Neighbor Totoro Product Image

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.

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.

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

Howl's Moving Castle Howl's Moving Castle Product Image

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!

Koe No Katachi Koe No Katachi Product Image

Superb movie because

Touching story filled with love, misunderstandings it's just such a beautiful movie I don't feel I know the words to use to do it justice but this masterpiece is worth the watch, if you enjoy romance, relatable characters, character development and soo much more watch this you can't go wrong

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!

Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion Product Image

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.

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!

Ghost In The Shell Ghost In The Shell Product Image

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 Newcomers

? Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time Product Image

Every yugioh fan's dream

? Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie: Pyramid of Light Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie: Pyramid of Light Product Image

The visual depiction of the cards has greatly improved

The Contenders

Kiki's Delivery Service Kiki's Delivery Service Product Image

What I like is the naturalness and simplicity of this film. No violence, no villains, no melodrama, just a real girl and her life

Heartwarming and beautiful

Definitely my favourite Ghibli movie

cutest movie ever

Wolf Children

I didn't like how ame would not say goodbye to his mother after she hurt her self and risked her life to find him and I hated his sister who was forcing him to do something he didn't want to do
if I was ame I would stay a wolf but visit my mom every day

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?!

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

Ponyo Ponyo Product Image

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!

Perfect Blue Perfect Blue Product Image

Addresses themes of identity in the Internet age, it's suspenseful and exciting from the start

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.

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.

Castle in the Sky Castle in the Sky Product Image

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

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.

Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Product Image

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

Cowboy Bebop - The Movie Cowboy Bebop - The Movie Product Image

The characters, dialogue and fluid animation are awesome.

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...

Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan Dragon Ball Z:  Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan Product Image

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.

Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja Product Image

this is good since we fially see his father in fighting for first time

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

Blood - The Last Vampire Blood - The Last Vampire Product Image
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Product Image

War, environment, peace, and animal rights are major themes in this Miyazaki classic.

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.

Garden of Words Garden of Words Product Image

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.

The Wind Rises The Wind Rises Product Image

Gives you aim in life

Miyazaki's final film

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Product Image

This is better than the broly movie

Best movie of all time

Wow this is good

Very good. better then other dbz movies

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