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1. Toy Story 3 (2010)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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92 Metascore

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Writers: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Michael Arndt | Director: Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Votes: 395,259

2. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Writers: Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 96,033

3. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 124 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Votes: 70,057

4. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 68,434

5. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Writers: Eiko Kadono, Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Votes: 56,888

6. Pom Poko (1994)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A community of magical shapeshifting raccoons desperately struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Shinchô Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida, Norihei Miki

Votes: 10,174

7. Only Yesterday (1991)

118 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.

Writer: Isao Takahata | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Youko Honna, Mayumi Iizuka

Votes: 8,991

8. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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The life and misadventures of a family in contemporary Japan.

Writers: Hisaichi Ishii, Isao Takahata, Leo Chu, Eric Garcia | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Hayato Isohata, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno, Tôru Masuoka

Votes: 4,990

9. Future Boy Conan (1978– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization.

Stars: Noriko Ohara, Masatô Ibu, Mieko Nobusawa, Kazuyo Aoki

Votes: 1,722

10. Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974– )

28 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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This animation series follows the childhood "adventures" of a girl named Heidi, who lives with her grandfather somewhere on the Alps.

Stars: Kazuko Sugiyama, Kôhei Miyauchi, Noriko Ohara, Toshiko Sawada

Votes: 1,607

11. Taiyou no ouji Horusu no daibouken (1968)

82 min | Animation, Fantasy, Family

6.7
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A boy wishes to protect a village from a wizard; however his plans are complicated since the villagers do not fully trust him and he must contend with a mysterious girl with a dark secret.

Writer: Kazuo Fukazawa | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Yukari Asai, Mikijirô Hira, Etsuko Ichihara, Hiroshi Kamiyama

Votes: 1,253

12. Panda! Go Panda! (1972)

35 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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When her grandmother goes away on a trip, 7-year-old Mimiko stays at home by herself in her small, friendly village, unafraid of burglars. When she arrives back home from the train station ... See full summary »

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yoshiko Ohta, Yasuo Yamada

Votes: 1,065

13. The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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90 Metascore

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Writers: Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi, Mike Jones | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 1,049

14. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)

23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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The adventures of the master thief Lupin III and his cohorts as they dive into various escapades, all the while in pursuit by the tenacious Inspector Zenigata.

Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Gorô Naya

Votes: 855

15. Sero hiki no Gôshu (1982)

60 min | Animation, Fantasy, Music

7.1
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A cellist in a small orchestra receives help from animals to help him practice his music.

Writers: Kenji Miyazawa, Isao Takahata | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Hideki Sasaki, Fuyumi Shiraishi, Masashi Amenomori, Junji Chiba

Votes: 703

16. Anne of Green Gables (1979– )

24 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.9
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Based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this 50 episode series tells the story of Anne Shirley, a young orphan living in 19th century Canada.

Stars: Eiko Yamada, Fumie Kitahara, Michio Hazama, Ryûji Saikachi

Votes: 512

17. Panda Kopanda Rainy Day Circus (1973)

38 min | Family, Short, Animation

6.9
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Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yûko Maruyama, Yoshiko Ohta

Votes: 500

18. Taro the Dragon Boy (1979)

75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Writers: Miyoko Matsutani, Takashi Mitsui, Isao Takahata, Kirirô Urayama | Directors: Kirirô Urayama, Peter Fernandez | Stars: Kazuo Kitamura, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Jun'ya Katô, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 426

19. 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976– )

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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An Italian child goes on a journey to find his mother in Argentina.

Stars: Yoshiko Matsuo, Kazuyuki Sogabe, Yukiko Nikaido, Kiyoshi Kawakubo

Votes: 366

20. Chie the Brat (1981)

105 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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Writers: Etsushi Haruki, Noboru Shiroyama, Isao Takahata | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chinatsu Nakayama, Norio Nishikawa, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Yasushi Yokoyama

Votes: 271

22. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

118 min | Documentary

8.0
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About Hayao Miyazaki's life and Studio Ghibli.

Director: Mami Sunada | Stars: Hideaki Anno, John Lasseter, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki

Votes: 262

23. Little Prince and the Eight Headed Dragon (1963)

83 min | Animation, Family, Adventure

7.0
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Prince Susano's mother dies; when his father tells him she has gone to another place, he sets off in search of her. He builds a boat and goes to see, first, his brother, in his crystal ... See full summary »

Writers: Ichirô Ikeda, Takashi Iijima | Director: Yûgo Serikawa | Stars: Morio Kazama, Yukiko Okada, Chiharu Kuri, Hideo Kinoshita

Votes: 96

24. Ghibli et le mystère Miyazaki (2005 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Yves Montmayeur | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Giannalberto Bendazzi, Jean Giraud, Joe Hisaishi

Votes: 81

25. The Story of Yanagawa's Canals (1987)

167 min | Documentary

8.0
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Writer: Isao Takahata | Director: Isao Takahata

Votes: 66

26. Future Boy Conan (1978– )
Episode: Sarupêjisen (1978)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Conan and Lana have traveled the desert for many days and nights. Conan had to carry Lana because he has more energy that she does. When Conan finally found the other side of the ocean he ... See full summary »

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Noriko Ohara, Mieko Nobusawa, Masato Yamanouchi, Rihoko Yoshida

Votes: 32

27. Future Boy Conan (1978– )
Episode: Rao hakase (1978)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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Dr. Lao appears before the diastrophism.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Noriko Ohara, Mieko Nobusawa, Kazuyo Aoki, Masato Yamanouchi

Votes: 28

28. Akage no An: Gurîn Gêburuzu e no michi (2010)

100 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.8
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Anne is an orphan full of imagination. When she arrives at her new home she learns that sometimes you have to be a sensible person too; at the same time her unique character changes, or at ... See full summary »

Writers: Shigeki Chiba, Aiko Isomura, Seijirô Kôyama, Isao Takahata, Lucy Maud Montgomery | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Eiko Yamada, Kitahara Fumie, Ryûji Saikachi, Michio Hazama

Votes: 23

29. Akko's Secret (1969–1970)

24 min

7.8
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Stars: Yoshiko Ohta, Kazuko Sugiyama

Votes: 20

30. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: A Wolf Calls a Wolf (1971)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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Lupin, Fujiko and Goemon are each after three ninja scrolls which hold the secret to forging a special ninja blade.

Writer: Chiku Oowaya | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 20

31. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: Hunt Down the Counterfeiter! (1971)

Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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Lupin searches for the world's best money counterfeiter.

Writer: Tooru Sawaki | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Gorô Naya

Votes: 19

32. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: The All-Together Playing-Card Operation (1971)

Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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Lupin steals a special deck of cards.

Writer: Yuki Miyata | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 19

33. Gegege no Kitarô (1971– )

Animation, Action, Fantasy

7.6
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Stars: Masako Nozawa, Isamu Tanonaka, Chikao Ohtsuka, Keaton Yamada

Votes: 18

34. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: Beware the Time Machine! (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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Lupin encounters Mamo Kyosuke, a self-proclaimed time traveller who seeks to erase Lupin from history. But is he really who he claims to be?

Writer: Yuki Miyata | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 18

35. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: When the Seventh Bridge Falls (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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A serious case of bridge bombing has occurred. And it's not Lupin's work, but when he investigates he is forced to participate to spare an innocent hostage.

Writer: Seiji Matsuoka | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya, Mahito Tsujimura

Votes: 18

36. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: Catch the Phony Lupin! (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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Someone is committing thefts under Lupin's name. Lupin follows the impostors back to their island hideout. He has apparently stumbled into a whole island of thieves. Can Lupin learn their secrets and escape with his life?

Writer: Kado Shichijoo | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Gorô Naya

Votes: 17

37. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: Keep an Eye on the Beauty Contest (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Smith is an art thief that is selling stolen paintings under the guise of a beauty contest. Can Lupin manage to outwit Smith and make off with the paintings?

Writer: Seiji Matsuoka | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Gorô Naya

Votes: 17

38. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: Let's Catch Lupin and Go to Europe (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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If Zenigata can catch Lupin in three days, then he'll go to Europe.

Writer: Seiji Matsuoka | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Gorô Naya

Votes: 17

39. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: The Great Gold Showdown! (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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After a dispute with his chief, Zenigata resigns and vows to stop Lupin on his own in one final showdown.

Writer: Tatsuo Tamura | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 17

40. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: Which of the Third Generation Will Win! (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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Lupin is challenged to a duel by a family rival: the logical Inspector Gaimard.

Writer: Shunichiroo Koyama | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Gorô Naya

Votes: 17

41. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: Lupin Caught in a Trap (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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Lupin, Fujiko and Jigen get strapped to bombs and must come up with three billion yen in 24 hours, or else the bombs go off.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Gorô Naya

Votes: 16

42. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: Operation Jewel Snatch (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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Fujiko goads Lupin into stealing a large shipment of diamonds. Lupin takes the task despite Jigen protests that Fujiko is playing them for fools. Of course, Jigen is right. Just who will end up with the diamonds?

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Gorô Naya

Votes: 16

43. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: Rescue the Tomboy! (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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Lupin attempts to protect a family friend... a tomboy daughter who makes his life miserable.

Writer: Seiji Matsuoka | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya

Votes: 16

44. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: The Emerald's Secret (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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Catherine Burgess, the Queen of Hollywood, has lured the gang with her priceless emerald to liven up her otherwise dull wedding party.

Writer: Yuki Miyata | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 16

45. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Episode: The First Move Wins Computer Operation! (1972)

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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Lupin sets out to prove that a new FBI computer is no match for his intellect.

Writer: Yuki Miyata | Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Chikao Ohtsuka, Gorô Naya

Votes: 16

46. Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974– )
Episode: Arumu no yama e (1974)

Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Johanna Spyri, Yoshiaki Yoshida, Isao Matsuki | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Kazuko Sugiyama, Kôhei Miyauchi, Noriko Ohara, Toshiko Sawada

Votes: 15

47. Jarinko Chie (1981–1983)

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.9
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Stars: Katsue Miwa, Ichirô Nagai, Chinatsu Nakayama, Norio Nishikawa

Votes: 14

48. Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974– )
Episode: Makiba de (1974)

Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Writers: Johanna Spyri, Yoshiaki Yoshida, Isao Matsuki | Director: Isao Takahata

Votes: 10

49. Anne of Green Gables (1979– )
Episode: Matthew Cuthbert Is Surprised (1979)

Animation, Drama, Family

7.6
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Writer: Lucy Maud Montgomery | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Eiko Yamada, Fumie Kitahara, Ryûji Saikachi, Miyoko Asô

Votes: 10

50. Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974– )
Episode: Mô hitori no kazoku (1974)

Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Writers: Johanna Spyri, Yoshiaki Yoshida, Isao Matsuki | Director: Isao Takahata

Votes: 10