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1. Toy Story 3 (2010)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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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.

Director: Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Votes: 542,649 | Gross: $414.98M

2. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

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

Votes: 137,670

3. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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.

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

Votes: 98,918

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

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

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

Votes: 95,849

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.

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

Votes: 75,769

6. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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89 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.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 18,221 | Gross: $0.70M

7. Pom Poko (1994)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

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

Votes: 14,581

8. Only Yesterday (1991)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.7
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90 Metascore

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

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Youko Honna, Ava Acres

Votes: 13,025 | Gross: $0.42M

9. 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.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Hayato Isohata, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno, Tôru Masuoka

Votes: 6,688

10. The 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 223 min

6.6
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick, Jack Black, Lupita Nyong'o

Votes: 3,153

11. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

118 min | Documentary

7.9
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75 Metascore

Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Director: Mami Sunada | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki, Shinsuke Nonaka

Votes: 2,872

12. 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: 2,571

13. Future Boy Conan (1978– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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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: 2,152

14. The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968)

82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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A boy with a mythical sword wants to protect a Norse village from an evil ice wizard and his minions, who destroyed his family's village. However, the villagers don't fully trust him and a mysterious girl with a dark secret befriends him.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Mikijirô Hira, Etsuko Ichihara, Eijirô Tôno, Masao Mishima

Votes: 1,508

15. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,250

16. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)

TV-PG | 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: 1,157

17. Gauche the Cellist (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.

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

Votes: 875

18. 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: 734

19. The Red Turtle (2016)

80 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.6
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89 Metascore

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

Votes: 639

20. Panda Kopanda Rainy Day Circus (1973)

38 min | Family, Short, Animation

7.0
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This is the sequel history of "Panda. Go, Panda. (1972)". The trio (the young girl orphan, a panda cub and his father) are joined by a tiger cub who has escaped from a circus.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yûko Maruyama, Yoshiko Ohta

Votes: 619

21. Taro the Dragon Boy (1979)

75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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A young boy has to make a voyage to a distant lake to save his mother, who has been turned into a dragon.

Directors: Kirirô Urayama, Peter Fernandez | Stars: Kazuo Kitamura, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Jun'ya Katô, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 552

22. 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: 516

23. Chie the Brat (1981)

105 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.3
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Chie Takemoto is a small dependable girl, who lives in Osaka with her dad. She has to goals - to get her troublesome father, who runs a tavern, some work and then get him to make up with her mother, who left him.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chinatsu Nakayama, Norio Nishikawa, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Yasushi Yokoyama

Votes: 335

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

83 min | Animation, Family, Adventure

7.3
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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 »

Director: Yûgo Serikawa | Stars: Morio Kazama, Yukiko Okada, Chiharu Kuri, Masato Yamanouchi

Votes: 108

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

52 min | Documentary

7.0
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Documentary created for television on the animation Studio Ghibli and focused especially in the visible head of the study, Hayao Miyazaki.

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

Votes: 88

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

167 min | Documentary

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Director: Isao Takahata

Votes: 71

28. Akko's Secret (1969–1970)

24 min

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Stars: Yoshiko Ohta, Kazuko Sugiyama

Votes: 28

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

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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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: 28

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

100 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.6
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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 »

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Eiko Yamada, Kitahara Fumie, Fumie Kitahara, Ryûji Saikachi

Votes: 27

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

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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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: 25

32. Oga Kazuo Exhibition: Ghibli No Eshokunin - The One Who Painted Totoro's Forest (2007 Video)

138 min | Documentary

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Director: Maiko Yahata | Stars: Shichirô Kobayashi, Kazuo Oga, Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata

Votes: 22

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

TV-PG | 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.

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

Votes: 21

34. Gegege no Kitarô (1971– )

Animation, Action, Fantasy

7.5
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Stars: Masako Nozawa, Isamu Tanonaka, Chikao Ohtsuka, Keaton Yamada

Votes: 20

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Lupin steals a special deck of cards.

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

Votes: 19

36. Jarinko Chie (1981–1991)

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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Stars: Katsue Miwa, Ichirô Nagai, Chinatsu Nakayama, Norio Nishikawa

Votes: 18

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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Lupin searches for the world's best money counterfeiter.

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

Votes: 18

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.3
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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?

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

Votes: 17

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 17

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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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?

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

Votes: 16

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

TV-PG | 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?

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

Votes: 16

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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If Zenigata can catch Lupin in three days, then he'll go to Europe.

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

Votes: 16

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.1
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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.

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

Votes: 16

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

TV-PG | 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.

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

Votes: 16

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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Lupin is challenged to a duel by a family rival: the logical Inspector Gaimard.

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

Votes: 16

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

Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Kazuko Sugiyama, Kôhei Miyauchi, Noriko Ohara, Toshiko Sawada

Votes: 15

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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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: 15

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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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: 15

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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Lupin attempts to protect a family friend... a tomboy daughter who makes his life miserable.

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

Votes: 15

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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Lupin sets out to prove that a new FBI computer is no match for his intellect.

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

Votes: 15