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1. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.5
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71 Metascore

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 22,752 | Gross: $1.00M

2. Pan-dane to Tamago-hime (2010)

12 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.7
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The witch Baba Yaga keeps her servant the Egg Princess confined and forces her to do hard daily chores around the mill. One night, a batch of kneaded dough comes to life and befriends the Egg Princess.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 513

3. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Moises Arias

Votes: 60,630 | Gross: $19.20M

4. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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86 Metascore

A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

Votes: 95,866 | Gross: $15.09M

5. Taneyamagahara no yoru (2006 Video)

27 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.5
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Four farmers spend the night at a campfire. Three of them talk about work, nature and weather, while one of them has dreams about buying his own plot.

Director: Kazuo Oga | Stars: Ensemble Planeta, Hatsuo Yamaya

Votes: 78

6. Iblard jikan (2007 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.9
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A fantastical city portrayed in artful pictures that come to life through animation, music and background sounds.

Director: Naohisa Inoue

Votes: 448

7. Hôjôkishiki

Animation | Announced

A young boy who stumbles upon an underworld city in the deepest depths of a pond, in his back garden.

Director: Gorô Miyazaki

8. 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: 111,282

9. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Votes: 203,701

10. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 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: 164,015

11. 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: 87,120

12. Only Yesterday (1991)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.7
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90 Metascore

A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yoko Honna, Mayumi Izuka

Votes: 16,495 | Gross: $0.45M

13. Porco Rosso (1992)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Tsunehiko Kamijô

Votes: 54,213

14. Ocean Waves (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

6.9
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73 Metascore

As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.

Director: Tomomi Mochizuki | Stars: Nobuo Tobita, Toshihiko Seki, Yoko Sakamoto, Yuri Amano

Votes: 6,387

15. 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: 16,842

16. On Your Mark (1995)

7 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Short

7.6
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Set in the future: Two men learn that a mysterious winged girl has been taken prisoner, and then decide that they must free her at any cost.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 3,140

17. Mimi wo sumaseba (1995)

G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.0
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A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.

Director: Yoshifumi Kondô | Stars: Yoko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 34,998

18. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 256,565 | Gross: $2.38M

19. 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: 7,719

20. Ghiblies: Episode 1 (2000 Video)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Ghiblies, a totally different look on the staff of Studio Ghibli as they go through life, work on new animation projects, office jokes, off the wall events, and deciding what to have for lunch.

Votes: 132

21. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

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.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 484,481 | Gross: $10.06M

22. The Whale Hunt (2001)

16 min | Animation, Short

7.5
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A group of school children play in their classroom, imagining that they are on a boat in the ocean. Fantasy becomes reality, and they encounter a whale.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yoshiaki Hakamada, Hiroki Ise, Keito Ishihara, Mao Onodera

Votes: 155

23. Koro's Big Day Out (2002)

14 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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Koro is a puppy owned by a little girl in a small town. One day the puppy gets free and becomes lost.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Itsuki Komazawa, Kenji Imura, Haruyo Moriyoshi, Yumiko Kitajima

Votes: 130

24. Neko no ongaeshi (2002)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.

Director: Hiroyuki Morita | Stars: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 34,992

25. Ghiblies: Episode 2 (2002 Video)

G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Ghiblies are back!, and we get to see the Ghibli staff eating extra hot curry for lunch and more of Nonaka's first love all in a sequel of one of Studio Ghibli's most unique set of shorts.

Director: Yoshiyuki Momose | Stars: Masahiko Nishimura, Kyôka Suzuki, Arata Furuta, Satoru Saitô

Votes: 194

26. Kusoh no kikai-tachi no naka no hakai no hatsumei (2002)

Animation, Short

6.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Hideaki Anno

Votes: 19

27. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 246,597 | Gross: $4.71M

28. House-hunting (2006)

12 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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Fuki sets out on a journey to look for a new house. Along the way, she encounters many of Japan's guardian spirits.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Tamori, Akiko Yano

Votes: 154

29. Monmon the Water Spider (2006)

15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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The short film's main character is a water spider who seems to have fallen in love with a water strider. Though she is scared of him at first, the water strider soon gets used to the presence of the spider.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Star: Akiko Yano

Votes: 221

30. Kaze tachinu (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 52,638 | Gross: $5.21M

31. Sero hiki no Gôshu (1982)

60 min | Animation, Fantasy, Music

7.0
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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: 1,029

32. Mei to Koneko basu (2002)

13 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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This is the story of Mei and her friend the kittenbus (the child of the catbus from My Neighbor Totoro). The film chronicles their adventure during which they fly into the forest with many ... See full synopsis »

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Chika Sakamoto

Votes: 1,075

33. 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: 24,169 | Gross: $1.51M