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The Best Anime Movies Of All-Time

the best anime movies

“What are the best Anime Movies Of All-Time?” We looked at 319 of the top Anime films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 41 films, all appearing on 5 or more “Best Anime” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 275+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 41 Anime Movies



41 .) Bleach

	Bleach

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • Merch Dope
  • Ranker
  • SBS
  • Top Ten Notch

For as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, he finds his life is changed forever. Now, with a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling: to protect the living and the dead from evil.



40 .) Full Metal Alchemist

	Full Metal Alchemist

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Dog In The Fog
  • High Snobiety
  • Merch Dope
  • SBS
  • Top Ten Notch

Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher’s Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.



39 .) Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999) directed by Hiroyuki Okiura

	Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • IMDB
  • MUBI
  • Reel Rundown
  • Thought Co.

A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival police divisions, as he finds himself increasingly involved with the sister of the girl he saw die.



38 .) Sword of the Stranger (2007) directed by Masahiro Andô

	Sword of the Stranger (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • IMDB
  • My Anime List
  • Ranker

Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and No Name must face his past before a horrible fate is met again.



37 .) The Boy and the Beast (2015)

	The Boy and the Beast (2015)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Daily Dot
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Tofugu
  • Tribalist

Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he’s looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That encounter leads them to many adventures.



36 .) The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi

	The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Movies Drop
  • My Anime List
  • The True Japan

14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items “borrowed” from the house’s human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.



35 .) The Wind Rises (2013) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	The Wind Rises (2013)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • IMDB
  • Movies Drop
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Watch Mojo

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.



34 .) Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo

	Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Fandango
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Listzomania
  • MUBI
  • My Anime List
  • Ranker

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new katana to her. Soon she saves the school nurse Makiho Amano from two vampires disguised of classmates and Makiho witnesses her fight against the powerful demon.



33 .) Only Yesterday (1991)

	Only Yesterday (1991)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Movies Drop
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Timeout

It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio, and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.



32 .) Ponyo (2008)

	Ponyo (2008)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • Goliath
  • Love To Know
  • Movies Drop
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father’s magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo’s father sends the ocean’s mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo’s dreams of becoming human.



31 .) Porco Rosso (1992)

	Porco Rosso (1992)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Goliath
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Timeout

Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You’re introduced to an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing “air pirates” in the Adriatic Sea. He has been given a curse that changed his head to that of a pig. Once called Marco Pagot, he is now known to the world as “Porco Rosso”, Italian for “Red Pig.”



30 .) Redline (2009) directed by Takeshi Koike

	Redline (2009)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • Games Radar
  • MUBI
  • My Anime List
  • Thought Co.
  • Tofugu

The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that’s tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed. In fact, their adversaries have modified their vehicles to equip them with highly destructive weapons; with such participants, it is hardly surprising that Redline is forbidden by the authorities, who will try anything to halt the proceedings. These speed addicts have to put themselves in mortal danger to achieve their aim: eternal glory for those who finally mount the podium.



29 .) Tekkonkinkreet (2006) directed by Michael Arias

	Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Goliath
  • High Snobiety
  • IMDB
  • Tofugu

When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the city and up to the gentle White to save Black from his own dark nature. On the street of an unnamed city, literally high-flying urchins Black and White look to protect their turf from invasion from other gangs. While he can be tough in a fight or wielding a weapon, White is an 11-year-old who can’t even dress himself. Slightly older, Black is more worldly and treats his buddy with paternal love. Both look on their city as “our town.” Also prone to seeing the city as his property is world-weary yakuza leader Suzuki, aka the Rat. Feeling the town has become too placid, Suzuki plots his return, much to the consternation of local police.



28 .) 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007) directed by Makoto Shinkai

	5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • IMDB
  • Impel Feed
  • Movies Drop
  • Ranker
  • The True Japan
  • Tofugu

Three moments in Takaki’s life: his relationship with Akari and their forced separation; his friendship with Kanae, who is secretly in love with him; the demands and disappointments of adulthood, an unhappy life in a cold city.



27 .) Barefoot Gen (1983) directed by Madhouse

	Barefoot Gen (1983)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • Impel Feed
  • My Anime List
  • Tofugu

A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy’s life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old at the time of the Hiroshima bombing, and is one of the survivors of the destruction. The bomb was responsible for the death of his father, his sister, and his brother. At the age of 6 he and his mother dug their remains out of the ruins of their home. In 1963 Nakazawa moved to Tokyo to become a manga artist, but returned to Hiroshima in 1966 to attend his mothers funeral. It was then that he learned of the true impact of the radiation from the bomb.



26 .) Metropolis (2001) directed by Rintaro

	Metropolis (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • IMDB
  • Movies Drop
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic

Duke Red has overseen the construction of a massive Ziggurat to extend his power across the whole planet. Tima, a robot-girl built in the image of his deceased daughter, is at the core of these plans. However, after escaping the Duke’s clutches in a laboratory fire, she meets and befriends Kenichi, a boy who’s traveled to Metropolis with his detective uncle in search of a scientist wanted for organ trafficking. Will her relationship with Kenichi, and the realization of the truth of her existence, change her destiny?



25 .) Summer Wars (2009) directed by Mamoru Hosoda

	Summer Wars (2009)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • High Snobiety
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • My Anime List
  • Ranker
  • Tofugu

Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time out hanging out in the all-powerful online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual world of OZ to destroy the real world. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new “family” set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this “near-perfect blend of social satire and science fiction.”



24 .) Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri

	Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • MUBI
  • My Anime List
  • Ranker

D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D’s orders are strict – find Charlotte, at any cost. For the first time, D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a family of Vampire Hunters, were hired for the same bounty. D Must intercept Meier and conquer hostile forces on all sides in a deadly race against time.



23 .) A Silent Voice (2016) directed by Naoko Yamada

	A Silent Voice (2016)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Game Designing
  • Game Revolution
  • IMDB
  • Impel Feed
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • My Anime List
  • Watch Mojo

Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya do not speak to each other again… until an older, wiser Shouya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shouko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late…?



22 .) Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) directed by Majo no Takkyūbin

	Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Kyuhoshi
  • Movies Drop
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Timeout

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.



21 .) Millennium Actress (2001) directed by Satoshi Kon

	Millennium Actress (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Dog In The Fog
  • Den Of Geek
  • Flick Chart 2
  • High Snobiety
  • IMDB
  • My Anime List
  • Thought Co.
  • Tofugu
  • Watch Mojo

Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not have imagined that it would not only unlock the long-held secrets of Chiyoko’s life… but also his own.



20 .) Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997) directed by Hideaki Anno

	Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Dog In The Fog
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Hi Consumption
  • IMDB
  • Impel Feed
  • SBS

The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding the series, while also opening up some new possibilities.



19 .) Whisper of the Heart (1995)

	Whisper of the Heart (1995)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Goboiano
  • Impel Feed
  • Movies Drop
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Watch Mojo

Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: ‘Seiji Amasawa’. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets a boy her age whom she finds infuriating, but discovers to her shock that he is her ‘Prince of Books’. As she grows closer to him, she realises that he merely read all those books to bring himself closer to her. The boy Seiji aspires to be a violin maker in Italy, and it is his dreams that make Shizuku realise that she has no clear path for her life. Knowing that her strength lies in writing, she tests her talents by writing a story about Baron, a cat statuette belonging to Seiji’s grandfather



18 .) Vampire Hunter D (1985)

	Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Daily Dot
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Games Radar
  • High Snobiety
  • Listzomania
  • Movies Drop
  • Otakuk Art
  • Ranker
  • Reel Rundown
  • Tribalist

In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, a young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.



17 .) Castle in the Sky (1986) directed by Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta

	Castle in the Sky (1986)

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Dog In The Fog
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Impel Feed
  • Kyuhoshi
  • Love To Know
  • Movies Drop
  • Ranker
  • Scoop Whoop
  • The Cinemaholic

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.



16 .) Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

	Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Entertainment For Us
  • Fandango
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Impel Feed
  • Kyuhoshi
  • Love To Know
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • SBS
  • Scoop Whoop
  • The Cinemaholic

When Sophie, a shy 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.



15 .) My Neighbor Totoro (1988) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Dog In The Fog
  • Entertainment For Us
  • Fandango
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Revolution
  • Impel Feed
  • Kyuhoshi
  • Love To Know
  • Ranker
  • Scoop Whoop
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The True Japan
  • Timeout

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.



14 .) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) directed by Mamoru Hosoda

	The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Games Radar
  • Goboiano
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • Otakuk Art
  • The True Japan
  • Tofugu
  • Watch Mojo

When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, “leap” backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn’t as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.



13 .) Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) directed by Shin’ichirô Watanabe

	Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Dog In The Fog
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Goliath
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • IMDB
  • Merch Dope
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Reel Rundown
  • SBS
  • Scoop Whoop

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren’t the only ones hunting him.



12 .) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • Fandango
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Game Revolution
  • Games Radar
  • High Snobiety
  • IMDB
  • Impel Feed
  • Kyuhoshi
  • Love To Know
  • Movies Drop
  • Otakuk Art
  • The Cinemaholic

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.



11 .) Ninja Scroll (1993) directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri

	Ninja Scroll (1993)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Daily Dot
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Games Radar
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • IMDB
  • Listzomania
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • Otakuk Art
  • Ranker
  • Reel Rundown
  • Tofugu
  • Tribalist

Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, lending his services to those with gold—or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways—and possibly his life.



10 .) Tokyo Godfathers (2003) directed by Satoshi Kon

	Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • IMDB
  • Love To Know
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Thought Co.
  • Timeout
  • Tofugu

One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.



9 .) Wolf Children (2012) directed by Mamoru Hosoda

	Wolf Children (2012)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Game Revolution
  • Games Radar
  • Goboiano
  • IMDB
  • Impel Feed
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • SBS
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Tofugu
  • Watch Mojo

After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father’s traits prove to be a challenge for her.



8 .) Paprika (2006) directed by Satoshi Kon

	Paprika (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Daily Dot
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Games Radar
  • Goliath
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • Impel Feed
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Scoop Whoop
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The True Japan
  • Thought Co.
  • Tofugu
  • Tribalist

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient’s dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.



7 .) Perfect Blue (1997) directed by Satoshi Kon

	Perfect Blue (1997)

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Dog In The Fog
  • Daily Dot
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • IMDB
  • Impel Feed
  • Love To Know
  • MUBI
  • Otakuk Art
  • Ranker
  • Reel Rundown
  • Scoop Whoop
  • Thought Co.
  • Tofugu
  • Tribalist

A retired pop singer turned actress’ sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.



6 .) Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) (1988) directed by Isao Takahata

	Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Dog In The Fog
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Daily Dot
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Game Revolution
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • Impel Feed
  • Love To Know
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • My Anime List
  • Ranker
  • Reel Rundown
  • Scoop Whoop
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Timeout
  • Tribalist
  • Watch Mojo

In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.



5 .) Ghost in the Shell (1995) directed by Mamoru Oshii

	Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Fandango
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Game Revolution
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • IMDB
  • Impel Feed
  • Listzomania
  • Love To Know
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • My Anime List
  • Otakuk Art
  • Ranker
  • Reel Rundown
  • SBS
  • Scoop Whoop
  • The True Japan
  • Tofugu

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as ‘The Puppetmaster’ begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.



4 .) Princess Mononoke (1997) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	Princess Mononoke (1997)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Entertainment For Us
  • Fandango
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Game Revolution
  • Games Radar
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • Impel Feed
  • Kyuhoshi
  • Listzomania
  • Love To Know
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Reel Rundown
  • SBS
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The True Japan
  • Timeout

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.



3 .) Your Name (2016) directed by Makoto Shinkai

	Your Name (2016)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Daily Dot
  • Den Of Geek
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Designing
  • Game Revolution
  • Games Radar
  • Hi Consumption
  • High Snobiety
  • Impel Feed
  • Kyuhoshi
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • My Anime List
  • Otakuk Art
  • Ranker
  • SBS
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The True Japan
  • Tofugu
  • Tribalist
  • Watch Mojo

High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other.



2 .) Spirited Away (2001) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	Spirited Away (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Dog In The Fog
  • BFI
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Daily Dot
  • Entertainment For Us
  • Fandango
  • Flick Chart
  • Flick Chart 2
  • Game Revolution
  • Hi Consumption
  • Impel Feed
  • Kyuhoshi
  • Love To Know
  • Movies Drop
  • MUBI
  • My Anime List
  • Otakuk Art
  • Ranker
  • Reel Rundown
  • SBS
  • Scoop Whoop
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The True Japan
  • Timeout
  • Tribalist

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.



1 .) Akira (1988) directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo

	Akira (1988)

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  • High Snobiety
  • IMDB
  • Impel Feed
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  • Listzomania
  • Love To Know
  • Movies Drop
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.




The 275+ Additional Best Anime Movies Of All-Time



# Movies Directors Lists
42 Death Note   Merch Dope
Top Ten Notch
SBS
High Snobiety
43 From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) Goro Miyazaki Ranker
Game Designing
My Anime List
Flick Chart 2
44 Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) Leiji Matsumoto MUBI
Goliath
Flick Chart 2
My Anime List
45 Naruto   Merch Dope
Ranker
Top Ten Notch
SBS
46
Naruto Shippûden: The Movie 2007
  SBS
Merch Dope
Top Ten Notch
Flick Chart 2
47 Pom Poko (1994)   Ranker
Timeout
Goliath
Flick Chart 2
48 Sailor Moon   A Dog In The Fog
SBS
Flick Chart 2
Flick Chart 2
49
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
  Ranker
BFI
Flick Chart 2
Game Designing
50 When Marnie Was There (2014) Omoide no Mānī Movies Drop
MUBI
Ranker
Game Designing
51 Wicked City (1987)   Listzomania
Daily Dot
Tribalist
Flick Chart 2
52 A Letter to Momo (2011)   Tofugu
BFI
Game Designing
53
Attack on Titan -Shingeki no Kyojin
  SBS
Top Ten Notch
Merch Dope
54 Belladonna of Sadness (1973) Eiichi Yamamoto A Dog In The Fog
IMDB
Flick Chart 2
55 Code Geass   Merch Dope
SBS
SBS
56 Colourful (2010) Keiichi Hara Daily Dot
Tribalist
IMDB
57 Dragon Ball Z   Merch Dope
Top Ten Notch
SBS
58 Fairy Tail   Merch Dope
Top Ten Notch
SBS
59 Fist of the North Star (1986)   Listzomania
Daily Dot
Flick Chart 2
60 Hotarubi no Mori e” (2011)   Tribalist
Goboiano
Watch Mojo
61 Hunter x Hunter (2011)   Merch Dope
SBS
SBS
62
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro 1979
  A Dog In The Fog
Flick Chart
Flick Chart 2
63 Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984) Shoji Kawamori Goboiano
Tofugu
My Anime List
64 Memories (1995)   MUBI
A Dog In The Fog
Flick Chart 2
65 Mind Game (2004) Masaaki Yuasa BFI
My Anime List
Flick Chart 2
66 One Piece   Merch Dope
Top Ten Notch
SBS
67 Patlabor: The Movie (1989)   Games Radar
Otakuk Art
Flick Chart 2
68 Ringing Bell (1978) Masami Hata MUBI
IMDB
My Anime List
69 Sword Art Online   Merch Dope
Top Ten Notch
SBS
70 The Animatrix   Love To Know
MUBI
Flick Chart 2
71 The Garden of Words   Goboiano
Movies Drop
MUBI
72 Aim for the Ace!   A Dog In The Fog
A Dog In The Fog
73 Akame ga Kill!   Merch Dope
SBS
74 Angel’s Egg (1985) Mamoru Oshii IMDB
Flick Chart 2
75 Arrietty (2010)   Ranker
The Cinemaholic
76 Berserk (1997)   Thought Co.
SBS
77 Blue Exorcist   Merch Dope
SBS
78
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
  Ranker
MUBI
79 Doukyuusei (Classmates) (2016) Shouko Nakamura Goboiano
My Anime List
80 Dragon Ball   Merch Dope
SBS
81 Escaflowne   Goboiano
Flick Chart 2
82 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007) Hideaki Anno Flick Chart 2
My Anime List
83
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  Ranker
Flick Chart 2
84 FLCL (Fooly Cooly)   Hi Consumption
SBS
85
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa
  Ranker
Flick Chart 2
86
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  SBS
Merch Dope
87 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) Mamoru Oshii IMDB
Flick Chart 2
88
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  A Dog In The Fog
Thought Co.
89 Grave of the Fireflies   Kyuhoshi
Listzomania
90 Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz   Hi Consumption
Flick Chart 2
91 GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack (2012)   MUBI
Goliath
92
Hakujaden: Legend Of The White Snake (1958)
  SBS
Den Of Geek
93 In This Corner of the World (2016) Sunao Katabuchi BFI
IMDB
94 Mobile Suit Gundam (1981) Yoshiyuki Tomino A Dog In The Fog
My Anime List
95 Monster   SBS
Thought Co.
96 No Game No Life   Merch Dope
SBS
97 Patlabor 2: The Movie   A Dog In The Fog
MUBI
98 Pokemon   SBS
Merch Dope
99 Robot Carnival (1991)   Listzomania
Flick Chart 2
100
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise
  A Dog In The Fog
Thought Co.
101 Samurai Champloo   Merch Dope
SBS
102 Soul Eater   Merch Dope
SBS
103 Steamboy   Hi Consumption
Flick Chart 2
104 Steins:Gate   Merch Dope
SBS
105 Tales from Earthsea   Ranker
Flick Chart 2
106 The Anthem of the Heart (Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda) (2015) Tatsuyuki Nagai Goboiano
My Anime List
107 The Castle of Cagliostro   Ranker
Fandango
108 The Cat Returns   Ranker
Flick Chart 2
109
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
  Tofugu
Flick Chart 2
110
The Great Adventure Of Horus (1968)
  Den Of Geek
A Dog In The Fog
111
The Place Promised in Our Early Days
  MUBI
Flick Chart 2
112 The Seven Deadly Sins   Merch Dope
SBS
113
The Wonderful World Of Puss ‘N’ Boots (1969)
  Den Of Geek
A Dog In The Fog
114 Tokyo Ghoul   Merch Dope
SBS
115 Urusei Yatsura   A Dog In The Fog
A Dog In The Fog
116 Voices of a Distant Star   A Dog In The Fog
Flick Chart 2
117 Wings of Honneamise (1987) Hiroyuki Yamaga IMDB
Flick Chart 2
118
3,000 Leagues in Search of Mother
  A Dog In The Fog
119 Abandoned Cat Little Tora   A Dog In The Fog
120 Adieu   Flick Chart 2
121
Adieu Galaxy Express 999 – 1981
  A Dog In The Fog
122 Afro Samurai 2007   Flick Chart 2
123 Ah! My Goddess: The Movie   Love To Know
124 Angel Beats   SBS
125 Animal Treasure Island   A Dog In The Fog
126 Anne of Green Gables   A Dog In The Fog
127 Anohana   SBS
128 Another   SBS
129 Appleseed 1988   Flick Chart 2
130 Appleseed 2004   Flick Chart 2
131
Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina 2007
  Flick Chart 2
132 Armored Trooper Votoms   A Dog In The Fog
133 Assassination Classroom   SBS
134 Attack No. 1   A Dog In The Fog
135 Baccano!   SBS
136 Bakemonogatari   SBS
137 Basilisk   Thought Co.
138 Battle Angel 1993   Flick Chart 2
139 Big Fish And Begonia (2018)   Den Of Geek
140 Black Butler   SBS
141 Black Lagoon   Thought Co.
142 Boku No Hero Academia   SBS
143
Breaking of Branches is Forbidden
  A Dog In The Fog
144 Broken Down Film   A Dog In The Fog
145 Bungou Stray Dogs   SBS
146 Cardcaptor Sakura   SBS
147 Castle of Cagliostro   A Dog In The Fog
148 Cat Soup   Thought Co.
149 Charlotte   SBS
150
Cherry Blossom: Spring’s Fantasy – 1946
  A Dog In The Fog
151 Chibikuro Sambo no Tora Taiji   A Dog In The Fog
152 Chuumon no Ooi Ryouriten   A Dog In The Fog
153 Clannad   SBS
154 Clannad: After Story   SBS
155 Dead Leaves (2004)   Goliath
156 Death Parade   SBS
157 Digimon: The Movie 2000   Flick Chart 2
158
Doraemon: A Grandmother’s Recollections
  A Dog In The Fog
159 Doujouji Temple   A Dog In The Fog
160
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku 1990
  Flick Chart 2
161
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound 1993
  Flick Chart 2
162
Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan 1993
  Flick Chart 2
163
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge 1991
  Flick Chart 2
164
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone 1989
  Flick Chart 2
165
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn 1995
  Flick Chart 2
166
Dragon Ball Z: Return of Cooler 1992
  Flick Chart 2
167
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks 1993
  Flick Chart 2
168
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might 1990
  Flick Chart 2
169
Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest 1990
  Flick Chart 2
170
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon 1995
  Flick Chart 2
171
Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure 1988
  Flick Chart 2
172 Durarara!!   SBS
173 Eden of the East   Thought Co.
174 Eiga Kureyon Shinchan: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robotôchan (2014) Wataru Takahashi IMDB
175 Elfen Lied   SBS
176 Erased   SBS
177
Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance 2009
  Flick Chart 2
178 Evangelion 2.22   Tofugu
179 Fate/Zero   SBS
180
First Squad: The Moment of Truth
  Thought Co.
181 Free!   SBS
182 Fukusuke   A Dog In The Fog
183 Future Boy Conan   A Dog In The Fog
184 Galaxy Express 999   A Dog In The Fog
185 Gamba no Boken   A Dog In The Fog
186 Garden of Words   Ranker
187 Gauche the Cellist   A Dog In The Fog
188 Giant Robo   A Dog In The Fog
189 Gintama   SBS
190 Golgo 13 1983   Flick Chart 2
191 Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!   A Dog In The Fog
192 Gurren Lagann   SBS
193 Hal   Goboiano
194 Heidi, Girl of the Alps   A Dog In The Fog
195 Hellsing: Ultimate   SBS
196 High School DxD   SBS
197 House of Five Leaves   Thought Co.
198 Hyouka   SBS
199 Inuyasha   SBS
200
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
  Ranker
201
Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island
  Ranker
202
Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
  Ranker
203
Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
  Ranker
204
Invincible Super Man Zambot 3
  A Dog In The Fog
205 Jarinko Chie   A Dog In The Fog
206 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure   SBS
207 Journey To Agartha (2011)   Den Of Geek
208 K-On!   SBS
209 Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners – Paradox Spiral (2008) Takaaki Hirao IMDB
210 Katekyō Hitman Reborn!   SBS
211 Kill La Kill   SBS
212
Koe No Katachi (A Silent Voice)
  SBS
213
Komotarou: Umi no Shinpei or Momotaro’s Divine Sea Warriors
  A Dog In The Fog
214
Koneko no Rakugaki or The Kitten’s Scribbling
  A Dog In The Fog
215
Koneko no Studio or Kitty’s Studio
  A Dog In The Fog
216 Konosuba   SBS
217 Kuroko no Basket   SBS
218 Little Memole   A Dog In The Fog
219 Little Monster or Kaibutsu-kun   A Dog In The Fog
220
Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland
  MUBI
221 Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade (Little Witch Academia: Mahoujikake no Parade) (2015) You Yoshinari My Anime List
222 Log Horizon   SBS
223 Love Live!   SBS
224 Lucky Star   SBS
225 Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro   Love To Know
226 Macross Plus 1994   Flick Chart 2
227 Madoka Magica   SBS
228 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic   SBS
229 Magic Boy   A Dog In The Fog
230 Magical Angel Creamy Mami   A Dog In The Fog
231
Mardock Scramble Parts 1-3 (2010-2012)
  Goliath
232
Mary And The Witch’s Flower (2018)
  Den Of Geek
233 Mazinger Z   A Dog In The Fog
234 Minna no Uta   A Dog In The Fog
235 Mirai Nikki   SBS
236 Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid   SBS
237 Mob Psycho 100   SBS
238 Mobile Police Patlabor   A Dog In The Fog
239 Momotaro’s Sea Eagles   A Dog In The Fog
240
Monogatari Series: Second Season
  SBS
241 Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit   Thought Co.
242 Mount Head   A Dog In The Fog
243 Mushishi   SBS
244 My Beautiful Girl, Mari (2002)   Den Of Geek
245
My Neighbors the Yamadas 1999
  Flick Chart 2
246
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
  A Dog In The Fog
247 Natsume Yuujinchou   SBS
248 Nichijou (My Ordinary Life)   SBS
249 Night on the Galactic Railroad (Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru) (1985) Gisaburou Sugii My Anime List
250 Noragami   SBS
251 Ocho Fujin no Gensou   A Dog In The Fog
252 Odin: Photon Space Sailer Starlight (Odin: Koushi Hansen Starlight) (1985) Eiichi Yamamoto My Anime List
253 Okonjoruri – 1983   A Dog In The Fog
254 Omae umasoudana (2010) Masaya Fujimori IMDB
255 One Punch Man   SBS
256
Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon
  A Dog In The Fog
257 Ouran High School Host Club   SBS
258 Panda! Go, Panda!   A Dog In The Fog
259 Paranoia Agent   Thought Co.
260 Parasyte   Merch Dope
261 Patema Inverted   Goboiano
262 Perman   A Dog In The Fog
263
Phoenix 2772: Space Firebird (1980)
  Den Of Geek
264 Piggyback Ghost   A Dog In The Fog
265 Pokémon Heroes 2003   Flick Chart 2
266
Pokémon the Movie 3: Spell of the Unknown 2001
  Flick Chart 2
267
Pokémon the Movie: 2000 2000
  Flick Chart 2
268
Pokémon: The First Movie 1999
  Flick Chart 2
269 Princess Kaguya   A Dog In The Fog
270 Princess Knight   A Dog In The Fog
271 Psycho-Pass   SBS
272 Re: Zero   SBS
273 Read or Die   Hi Consumption
274
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena
  Goboiano
275 Royal Space Force: (Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa) (1987) Hiroyuki Yamaga My Anime List
276 Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuioku-hen   Thought Co.
277 Sabu and Ichi’s Arrest Warrant   A Dog In The Fog
278
Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal 1999
  Flick Chart 2
279
Science Ninja Team Gatchaman
  A Dog In The Fog
280 Seraph of the End   SBS
281 Shigurui: Death Frenzy   Thought Co.
282
Shin Tenchi Souzou or The Creation
  A Dog In The Fog
283 Shinsekai Yori   SBS
284
Shokugeki No Soma (Food Wars)
  SBS
285 Space Adventure Cobra (1982) Osamu Dezaki My Anime List
286 Space Battleship Yamato   A Dog In The Fog
287 Speed Grapher   Thought Co.
288 Spice And Wolf   SBS
289 Spriggan   MUBI
290
Stand by Me Doraemon” (2014)
  Watch Mojo
291 Star of the Giants   A Dog In The Fog
292
Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? 1984
  Flick Chart 2
293 Tatsumi (2011)   Game Designing
294 Terror In Resonance   SBS
295 Tetsuwan Atom or Astro Boy   A Dog In The Fog
296 The Dog of Flanders (1997) Yoshio Kuroda IMDB
297 The Dual Sword   A Dog In The Fog
298 The End of Evangelion   MUBI
299 The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai) (2007) Ei Aoki My Anime List
300 The Garden of Words (2013) Makoto Shinkai IMDB
301 The Golden Flower   A Dog In The Fog
302 The Grave of the Fireflies   Fandango
303
The Monkey King: Uproar In Heaven (1964)
  Den Of Geek
304 The Ocean Waves 1993   Flick Chart 2
305 The Pet Girl of Sakurasou   SBS
306 The Red Turtle 2016   Flick Chart 2
307
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross
  A Dog In The Fog
308
The Tale of the White Serpent or Panda and the Magic Serpent
  A Dog In The Fog
309 The Whale   A Dog In The Fog
310 Tiger Mask   A Dog In The Fog
311 Time of Eve (Eve no Jikan) (2010) Masahiro Ando My Anime List
312 Toradora   SBS
313 Trigun: Badlands Rumble   Ranker
314
umo to Tulip or The Spider and the Tulip
  A Dog In The Fog
315 When They Cry   SBS
316 Yona of the Dawn   SBS
317 Your Lie in April   SBS
318 Yu Yu Hakusho   SBS
319 Yuri On Ice   SBS


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BFI 10 great anime films of the 21st century | BFI
Cheat Sheet 7 of the Best Anime Movies of All Time – The Cheat Sheet
Daily Dot The Best Anime Movies of All Time And Where to Stream Them
Den Of Geek 13 Great Fantasy Anime Movies That Aren’t From Studio Ghibli | Den …
Entertainment For Us Top 5 Best Anime Movies Of All Time – Entertainment For Us
Fandango The Top 10 Essential Anime Movies | Fandango
Flick Chart The Best Anime Movies of All Time – Flickchart
Flick Chart 2 The Top 100 Anime Movies of All Time – Flickchart
Game Designing Top 25 Anime Movies of All Time – GameDesigning.org
Game Revolution The Best Anime Movies of All Time – GameRevolution
Games Radar The best anime movies to watch right now | GamesRadar+
Goboiano 12 Romance Anime Movies that are Perfect for Date Night – Goboiano
Goliath The 10 Craziest Japanese Anime Movies Of All Time – Goliath
Hi Consumption Japanimation: 20 Best Anime Movies | HiConsumption
High Snobiety Best Anime Movies: 20 Essentials You Must See – Highsnobiety
IMDB Top Anime Movies of all time – IMDb
Impel Feed ImpelFeed – Best anime movies of all time
Kyuhoshi 10 Best Japanese Anime Movies of All Time | Kyuhoshi
Listzomania 10 OF THE GREATEST ANIME MOVIES EVER MADE | Listz-O-Mania
Love To Know Best Anime Movies | LoveToKnow
Merch Dope 25 Best Anime Series of All Time – 2018 – MerchDope
Movies Drop 25 Best Anime Movies You MUST Definitely Watch! – MoviesDrop
MUBI Best anime movies of all time – Movies List on MUBI
My Anime List Top 30 Best Anime Movies of All Time – MyAnimeList.net
Otakuk Art Top 10 Best Anime Movies Of All Time – OtakuKart
Ranker The Best Anime Movies of All Time – Ranker
Reel Rundown The 10 Best Japanese Anime Movies | ReelRundown
SBS Votes are in: The top 100 greatest anime of all-time (as voted by you …
Scoop Whoop Here Are 10 Of The Best Anime Movies Of All Time That Deserve Your …
The Cinemaholic 20 Best Anime Movies of All Time – The Cinemaholic
The True Japan The 10 Best Anime Movies Of All Time – The True Japan
Thought Co. What Are the Best Anime Movies and TV Series for Adults? – ThoughtCo
Timeout 15 best anime movies of all time including Studio Ghibli classics
Tofugu Best Anime Movies Not Made by Studio Ghibli – Tofugu
Top Ten Notch Top 10 Best Anime Movies of All Time – Toptennotch.com
Tribalist The Best Anime Movies of All Time – The Daily Dot – Tribalist
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