Top 10 Best Studio Ghibli Movies
This list countdowns the best movies by legendary Japanese animation creators, Studio Ghibli. With Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata in it's stable of directors, Ghibli has left an indelible mark on the world of Anime and animated films as a whole, even garnering the praise Pixar CCO John Lasseter and Walt Disney Pictures.
Each Ghibli film is a gem in it's own right. But, with Ghibli's 31'st anniversary now in the books, what better time to reflect on the beautiful, haunting stories told to us by Miyazaki and his team?
These are the Studio Ghibli masterpieces that touched us the most.
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Castle in the sky was everything to me when I was younger, and it still is my favorite movie. Even before I had discovered and fallen in love with the anime genre, i always loved it. Studio Ghibli is amazing, and I’ve watched so many of their movies as a child, only to appreciate them so much more now.
Sorry to be that guy, but being raised with the Japanese versions since I'm half Japanese, the English dubs don't always do a great job translating the feelings behind the Japanese words... though to be fair, Japanese and English is hard to compare, but the fact that My neighbour Totoro isn't higher up.
1. Spirited Away (my favorite animated film of all time)
2. Princess Mononoke
3. Castle in the Sky
4. Howl's Moving Castle
5. My Neighbor Totoro
6. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
8. Porco Rosso
9. Grave of the FIreflies (the only one I'll obviously never rewatch)
10. When Marnie Was There (criminally underrated if you ask me)
Honorable Mentions: (Most to least honorable going down)
- Kiki's Delivery Service
- Whisper of the Heart
- From Up on Poppy Hill
- The Wind Rises
- Only Yesterday
- Pom Poko (A very strange but endearing film nonetheless)
- The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (sorry, but the ending and bloated runtime make it less good for me)
- The Secret World of Arreitty (Along with GotF, this is the only other SG film I don't think needs a continued story arc)
- The Cat Returns (The three main characters are wildly fun, and the clever albeit weird plot is engaging at times, otherwise, it's forgettable for me)
- Ocean Waves (I like more adventure in animated films)
- Tales of Earthsea (Wasted potential)
- My Neighbors the Yamadas (No real plot or character development, and I just can't follow along with it; worst SG film)
Ponyo for me. I love all these movies but that movie is so deeply touching its amazing. To watch it on acid I truly consider a great pleasure . My bf and I watched it on acid and it was something that could not be explained. The feeling it emits,the visuals,the tone,the music ,the actual story is beyond beautiful. It made me appreciate things more. Art in particular and the way it touches people like this film bringing people together. 💖💖💖💖thanks studio ghibli so so much
My Neighbour Totoro (is there anything more innocent?)
Nausicaa (never get why this isn't higher? the perfect high fantasy epic romp)
Spirited Away (in many ways the best, certainly the level of polish in all departments is the most consistent, I just favour the higher highs in the above two)
Grave Of Fireflies (do yourself a favour never watch this if you already know horror, I've put this forth but truly it deserves its own category)
Porco Rosso (animation is bad in places but the heart is strong, this is underrated in my opinion, clearly a subject of much love)
Howl's Moving Castle (not much to say from this to Castle in the Sky, high fantasy romps, high quality stuff, not quite as good as above)
Castle in the Sky
Ponyo (slightly different, more of a music video or to put it better more of an experience, the story is weaker, but the sheer joy is strong)
When Marnie Was There (very different to all the above, less of a fantasy romp more of a small scale story and very bitter sweet, perhaps closer to Tototo in scope)
1 Princess Mononoke
2 Spirited Away
3 Howl's moving castle
4 Kiki's delivery service
5 My neighbor Totoro
6 Grave of the fireflies
7 Nausicaa from the valley of the wind
8 Castle in the sky
9 Porco Rosso
10 The Wind Rises
honorable mentions: Whispers of the heart, Princess Kaguya, Arrietty, Ponyo, The cat returns, When Marnie was there
Me as a 2-5 year old kid at the dinner table (I watched Kiki’s delivery service every week)
pArdON ME MiSs SNOOTY cAt!
NO! I wanna tell the story!
In Kiki’s Delivery Service-
Hahah the black cat is funny 💎💎💎
And then, Kiki flew on her brooM!
The tale of princess kaguya needs more recognition. Not many people have seen that movie and it really upsets me. It is the antidote to Disney princess. It shows the opposite to a “happy thing”. It shows that wealth is not what matters. And putting on a performance 24/7 is not what people want to do with their life. The animation and the beautiful scenes are what makes this movie one of Studio Ghibli’s best.
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