Top 10 Best Anime Movies


The Top Ten

1 Your Name

This is the best Anime I've ever seen but I've only seen three (this one, A Silent Voice and Flavors of Youth) but it have bested most of my favorite non-Anime movies. The emotional scenes, the animation of the characters and scenery and the story is beautiful.

Leaving you wondering where the entire story is headed at first, when you finally piece it all together, you can't help but bawl your heart out at such a gut-wrenching conclusion.

Good and touching movie

Awesome movie.
Best movie I ever watch.
I just watched it only once but I loved it very very much.
The title of movie " Your Name"
Also pretty good.

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2 Spirited Away

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.

The movie is so magical.

It's a literal masterpiece. Watch it, if you haven't already.
Actually, watch it regardless.


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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.

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

Best Anime movie ever!

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

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4 Grave of the Fireflies

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

It's so good, love for life will be renewed in you

Amazing...I cried all through the movie

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

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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

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.

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

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6 My Neighbor Totoro

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

I remember watching this as a kid! I don't remember the ending, though. >:(

This was the cutest anime movie I ever watched :O

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

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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.

It is amazing! The soundtrack stuck with me and I couldn't keep the theme out of my head. It is so fast-paced and gives you a bubbly feeling inside! - Spiceberry

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.

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!

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8 Koe No Katachi

My favourite movie of all time. Should be number 1. Kimi no nawa might have better animation and fantasy than this, but no other storyline has touched my heart so close. It's so real, painful and heartwarming at the same time. Not to mention an amazing soundtrack too.

This movies has many faults, I accept that
But this movie will make your sad and cry by its slice of life, drama, romance genre. - ChrisLasha

Number 1 anime movie I have ever seen

This should be number 1

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9 Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion

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

I really don't understand why Madoka magica Pulla pulla did not get on the list?

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

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

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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.

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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 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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15 Ponyo

Ponyo Ponyo, little fISHY IN THE SEA
That is forever stuck in my head

This movie is really great it and it has great lesson so I recommend this to everyone

Fabulous film

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!

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16 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.

Very different from other anime movies, really loved it.

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?

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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 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.

19 Castle in the Sky

Might be the best anime movie I've ever seen

Best movie ever! - Maya159610

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

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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

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22 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

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.

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.

23 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

Very good. better then other dbz movies

This is better than the broly movie - ikerevievs

Best movie of all time

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


24 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

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25 Garden of Words

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.

26 The Wind Rises

Gives you aim in life

27 Sword of the Stranger

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

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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.

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30 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.

31 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.

The best anime movie ever great storyline perfect plot and a whole lot of nalu scenes which were hilarious.i wish fairy tail makes more episodes because I missed it so much

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32 InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island

I love this anime

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 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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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 Secret World of Arrietty

I love this movie

This is my first ghibli film, probably my favorite too

39 Dragon Ball Z: Return Of Cooler

Beast movie dudets :3

40 Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin
41 InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
42 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.

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 InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
48 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

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
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