My Favorite Studio Ghibli Films

All of the Studio Ghibli films I have seen and in order of my preference.
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Castle in the Sky (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ I've watched this movie countless times and it never grows old. Dola is by far the best character and pirate in any anime! Sorry Monkey D. Luffy! ” - willande123
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ The movie and the manga it is based on are some of Hayao Miyazaki's finest works. The plot and the symbolism in the movie are fantastic. The best character is Nausicaa herself. ” - willande123
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. (119 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ The look and feel of the movie are superb and the setting is fantastic. Anything with airships in it is good! The best character is the fire demon Calcifer. ” - willande123
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ Even though this movie is often heralded as the best of Miyazaki's work, it isn't my favorite. Chihiro goes through a lot in this movie and I was glad in the end when everything worked out well. My favorite character is Yubaba, the witch who takes Chihiro's parents. ” - willande123
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ The premise of the movie is great. The town where it takes place and the scenery are the best parts of the movie. My favorite character in the movie is Jiji, Kiki's black cat. ” - willande123
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ The focus on nature and pure adventure in this film is what makes it enjoyable. Totoro deserves to be Studio Ghibli's mascot, but my favorite character is the Catbus, which represents all of Studio Ghibli's genius in one character. ” - willande123
Porco Rosso (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. (94 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ I love flight in my anime and this movie is all about it. The premise is a little weak in some areas, but is still a very enjoyable movie from start to finish. I am excited to see what Hayao Miyazaki will do with the sequel. My favorite character is Porco himself. ” - willande123
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The life and misadventures of a family in contemporary Japan. (104 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ Even though this is currently last on my list, I think it is one of the funniest movies ever made by Studio Ghibli. The scene where the grandmother, Shige, stands up to the bikers is a classic scene of anime and is one of the best scenes of any movie. Obviously she is my favorite character. ” - willande123