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1.
Your Name (2016)
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Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? (106 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
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Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love. (63 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
3.
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
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In an alternate postwar timeline, Japan is divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South. (91 mins.)
 
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The Garden of Words (2013)
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A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. (46 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
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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. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
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Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
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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
 
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Spirited Away (2001)
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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.)
 
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Princess Mononoke (1997)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
9.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
10.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
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A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own. (98 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
11.
To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)
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Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human. (45 mins.)
Director: Takahiro Ômori
 
12.
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
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A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world. (116 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
13.
A Silent Voice (2016)
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A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption. (130 mins.)
Director: Naoko Yamada
 
14.
The Anthem of the Heart (2015)
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A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship. (119 mins.)
Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
 
15.
Castle in the Sky (1986)
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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. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
16.
Ponyo (2008)
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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. (101 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
17.
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
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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. (94 mins.)
 
18.
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
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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. (111 mins.)
 
19.
The Cat Returns (2002)
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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. (75 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
 
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The Wind Rises (2013)
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A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. (126 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
21.
Porco Rosso (1992)
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. (94 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
22.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki