Top 10 Best Anime Movies


The Top Ten

1 Your Name

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

Best anime ever made in earth...Heart touching

Pretty original and creative.
Beautiful animation.

One for the history books

2 Spirited Away

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

Spirited away is number 1 and your name is no.2 he deserve it

At first, I feel not watching this anime until Disney have televise it. It's a masterpiece full of symbolism and great character development for our mc. Every scene is fully detailed or animated which the unexpected for an anime which have been created hand drawn. that's real dedication right there by the creator. No anime movies comes close in terms of storyline, details, character progression and hard work to this one.

3 Akira

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.

The best manga of all time

Best anime ever, it paved the way for so many others

Best Anime movie ever!

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.


Have a riceall god dammitt!

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

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

Better than Spirited away for sure

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.

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

The little Totoro Jr's, cat bus, and acorns make for a memorable movie!

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

7 Howl's Moving Castle

I loved this movie

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.

The best ever

Beautifuly done! A must Watch!

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

I think this movie is better than your name,


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

This movie honestly sucks and is only worth the memes - MrOsoTango

The 2001:A Space Odyssey of anime.

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

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.


The Contenders

11 Kiki's Delivery Service

Heartwarming and beautiful

12 When Marnie Was There When Marnie Was There

I love this

I truly love this.

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

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

13 Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

Mind blowing

It amazing

His power is maximum.

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.

14 Ponyo

It’s a great movie a lot of people will say it’s about a little fish with powers growing up to be independent but on the journey ponyo meets a boy and on that journey they become best friends

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

15 Wolf Children Wolf Children

Ending kinda sucks a bit in my opinion

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

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?

Very different from other anime movies, really loved it.

16 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

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.

17 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...

18 Pokemon the Movie 2000

One of my favorite anime in my whole life

Oh no Pokémon heroes is the REAL answer

Best pokemon movie and anime movie ever

Truly the best anime movie ever created.

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19 Castle in the Sky

goat - DenyYourMaker

Might be the best anime movie I've ever seen

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

20 Blood - The Last Vampire
21 Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja

I'm so glad I finally got to see the Akatsuki members alive the alternate universe

the best

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

22 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.

23 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

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24 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.

25 The Wind Rises

Gives you aim in life

26 Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Easy the best Anime Movie of all Time

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 is the other amazing - upupdowndown

This movie is so amazing because of the music the animation, the story, but most of all kyon's choice monologue I get goosebumps

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.

Best movie with great sword fighting...

One of the greatest sword fights ever anime or live.

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 Summer Wars

Abosutely amazing 31 number 3

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

29 5 Centimeters Per Second

I love this movie!

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!

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

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.

30 Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry


Natsu x lucy

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.

31 InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island

I love this anime

32 Ninja Scroll

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

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

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

Ninja Scroll is at least as good as Akira. Jubei is literally a legendary warrior, and now he's a classic.

33 Dead Leaves


Trippy, but cool <3 - Lollipopz

34 Naruto in the Land of Snow



35 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Amazing movie

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 Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King

Beautiful movie and beautiful story.

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

38 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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

Best movie ever

Friendship, love, time all in one

I cried when I saw it

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39 The Secret World of Arrietty

Very underrated film - jameshoward

This is my first ghibli film, probably my favorite too

I love this movie

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 Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Returns

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

47 Lupin the 3rd - Farewell to Nostradamus
48 InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
49 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
50 Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

This is my most hyped Naruto movie to watch.

It's the best movie ever this list stinks

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1. Your Name
2. When Marnie Was There
3. Garden of Words
1. Akira
2. Howl's Moving Castle
3. Grave of the Fireflies
1. Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
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