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1. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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94 Metascore

In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into beasts.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

2. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.2
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In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar.

Creators: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko | Stars: Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena, Dee Bradley Baker

3. The Legend of Korra (2012– )

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.

Creators: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko | Stars: Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino, J.K. Simmons

4. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Jaegar vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Bryce Papenbrook, Josh Grelle

5. 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.

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

6. 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 home.

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

7. The Wind Rises (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.

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

8. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Brianne Brozey

9. The Boondocks (2005– )

TV-MA | 20 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Creator: Aaron McGruder | Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams

10. 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

11. Death Note (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

9.0
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An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

12. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Jôji Yanami, Masako Nozawa, Christopher Sabat, Sean Schemmel

13. Young Justice (2010– )

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Teenage superheroes strive to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.

Creators: Bob Kane, Paul Norris | Stars: Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Khary Payton

14. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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A teenager named Robin, finds a group of heros, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Raven. They come together to stop their villians of whom they could never beat alone.

Stars: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton

15. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (2009– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of "alchemy", they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of ... See full summary »

Stars: Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna, Romi Pak, Kent Williams

16. Naruto: Shippûden (2007– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Creator: Masashi Kishimoto | Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, Kazuhiko Inoue, Maile Flanagan

17. Robot Chicken (2005– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

7.8
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From creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, 'Robot Chicken' is stop-motion animation with a demented twist.

Creators: Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Mike Fasolo | Stars: Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich, Tom Root

18. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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86 Metascore

An animated adventure about a five-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become a human.

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

19. Rwby (2012– )

13 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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Team RWBY trains to fight crime and monsters known as the Grimm. Together they will protect the world of Remnant.

Creator: Monty Oum | Stars: Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle, Miles Luna

20. Fairy Tail (2009– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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Lucy, an aspiring Celestial Wizard, becomes a friend and ally to powerful wizards Natsu, Grey, and Erza, who are part of the (in)famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail.

Creator: Masashi Sogo | Stars: Aya Hirano, Tetsuya Kakihara, Rie Kugimiya, Jamie Marchi

21. One Piece (1999– )

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gol D Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".

Creator: Eiichiro Oda | Stars: Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai

22. The Amazing World of Gumball (2011– )

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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Join Gumball Watterson and his family as they must deal with all kind of funny and crazy situations.

Creator: Benjamin Bocquelet | Stars: Teresa Gallagher, Dan Russell, Logan Grove, Kwesi Boakye

23. Pokémon (1998– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of two friends, Misty and Brock, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. ... See full summary »

Creators: Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, Ken Sugimori | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Daniel Nicodème

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

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

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

25. Sword Art Online (2012– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh, Haruka Tomatsu

26. Naruto (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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The stories of the struggles of three young ninjas - Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno - as they go through their training.

Creator: Masashi Kishimoto | Stars: Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan

27. Bleach (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid because he can see ghosts. After an accident with a hollow, he got a power.So begins Kurosaki Ichigo's training and duty as a Shinigami, Soul Reaper.

Creator: Tite Kubo | Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh, Jamieson Price

28. Cowboy Bebop (1998– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Creator: Hajime Yatate | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Kevin Seymour

29. 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

30. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

R | 83 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

8.0
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A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Writers: Kazunori Itô, Masamune Shirow | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

31. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.7
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The Elric brothers' deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their dead mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must find the chemical privileges to restore their body back.

Stars: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak, Rie Kugimiya

32. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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76 Metascore

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto, Kevin Seymour, Heidi Wilbur, L. Michael Haller | Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda

33. Steins;Gate (2011– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Okabe Rintarou, an university student who refers to himself as Crazy Mad Scientist Hououin Kyouma and his lab's members work on a microwave device that can transfer messages to the past. ... See full summary »

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Trina Nishimura

34. 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

35. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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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.

Writers: Mary Norton, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa | Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Moises Arias

36. Appleseed Alpha (2014)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in ... See full summary »

Writers: Marianne Krawczyk, Masamune Shirow | Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Elizabeth Bunch, Wendel Calvert

37. Psycho-Pass (2012– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.4
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In a futuristic world where criminal intent is analyzed by the Sybil System, a new top of the class recruit, Akane Tsunemori, joins the police force; however, she always puts her own sense ... See full summary »

Creator: Tow Ubukata | Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley, Tomokazu Seki

38. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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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.

Writers: Tetsurô Sayama, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, Chizuru Takahashi | Director: Goro Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

39. Wolf Children (2012)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.2
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72 Metascore

College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.

Writers: Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera | Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii

40. Porco Rosso (1992)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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The adventures of "Porco Rosso", a veteran WW1 pilot in 1930s Italy, who has been cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Sanshi Katsura, Tsunehiko Kamijô

41. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.8
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The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11's. A Britannian who was living in ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Yukana Nogami, Johnny Yong Bosch, Takahiro Sakurai

42. Sailor Moon (1995–2000)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Soldiers to defend the Earth and Galaxy.

Stars: Jill Frappier, Susan Roman, Katie Griffin, Ron Rubin

43. Tales from Earthsea (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences.

Writers: Ursula K. Le Guin, Goro Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Goro Miyazaki | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Jun'ichi Okada

44. Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009– )

Animation, Action, Adventure

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The February of 2009, Toei Animation announces that as honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z will begin the production of a renewed DragonBall Z, named DragonBall Kai. This new anime ... See full summary »

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Mayumi Tanaka, Ryô Horikawa

45. Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

G | 96 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.7
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35 Metascore

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

Creator: Satoshi Tajiri | Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Jay Goede

46. Soul Eater (2008– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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Set in the Shinigami technical school for weapon meisters, the series revolves around 3 groups of each a weapon meister and a human weapon. Trying to make the latter a "Death Scythe" and ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod, Brittney Karbowski

47. Dragon Ball (1986– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. ... See full summary »

Stars: Victor Atelevich, Andrea Kwan, Brice Armstrong, Masako Nozawa

48. Samurai Jack (2001–2004)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.

Creator: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett

49. Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2003)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Steve Blum, Tifanie Christun, Mona Marshall, Derek Stephen Prince

50. The Animatrix (2003)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Kôji Morimoto, Shinichirô Watanabe, Peter Chung | Directors: Peter Chung, Andrew R. Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto, Shinichirô Watanabe | Stars: Clayton Watson, Akio Ôtsuka, Pamela Adlon, Hedy Burress