Top 50 Anime movies

List of the Best 50 Anime Movies Liked By both Critics and Users. Movies related to Anime series are not Included. Total 50 Titles and 6962 Views.

1. Spirited Away(2001)

Original Title: Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Adventure|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description: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.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Rumi Hiiragi , Miyu Irino , Mari Natsuki , Takashi Naitô
Tags: Steampunk Female Protagonist Cult Film Anime Studio Ghibli Family Relationships Friendship Blockbuster
8.60    97%    96%  

2. Princess Mononoke(1997)

Original Title: Mononoke Hime
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description: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: Billy Crudup , Billy Bob Thornton , Minnie Driver , John DiMaggio
Tags: Violence Samurai Cult Film Anime Studio Ghibli Tragedy Human Animal Relationship Martial Arts Compassion Blockbuster
8.40    92%    94%  

3. Howl's Moving Castle(2004)

Original Title: Hauru no ugoku shiro
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Adventure|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description: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.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Chieko Baishô , Takuya Kimura , Akihiro Miwa , Tatsuya Gashûin
Tags: Self Discovery Steampunk Cult Film Monster Based On Novel Anime Studio Ghibli Blockbuster
8.20    87%    93%  

4. My Neighbor Totoro(1988)

Original Title: Tonari No Totoro
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:G
Description: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.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Chika Sakamoto , Hitoshi Takagi , Noriko Hidaka , Shigesato Itoi
Tags: Female Protagonist Anime Studio Ghibli F Rated Japanese Missing Person
8.20    94%    94%  

5. Grave of the Fireflies(1988)

Original Title: Hotaru no haka
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|War|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:UR
Description:A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
Director: Isao Takahata
Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi , Ayano Shiraishi , Yoshiko Shinohara , Akemi Yamaguchi
Tags: Survival World War Two Based On Novel Anime Studio Ghibli Family Relationships Disaster Tragedy Horrors Of War Friendship Voice Over Narration Japanese Innocence
8.50    97%    95%  

6. Akira(1988)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Animation|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:R
Description:A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psychics can stop.
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Stars: Mitsuo Iwata , Nozomu Sasaki , Mami Koyama , Tesshô Genda
Tags: Alternate History Violence Post Apocalypse Cult Film Police Brutality Dystopia High School Anime Body Horror Prison Escape Revenge Betrayal Tough Girl Based On Comic Book Politics
8.10    87%    90%  

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

Original Title: Kaze no tani no Naushika
Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Animation|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description:Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Sumi Shimamoto , Mahito Tsujimura , Hisako Kyôda , Gorô Naya
Tags: Post Apocalypse Alien Steampunk Female Protagonist Monster Anime Studio Ghibli Based On Comic Book Medieval Times Innocence
8.10    87%    91%  

8. Castle in the Sky(1986)

Original Title: Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta
Runtime: Genres:Family|Romance|Fantasy|Animation|Adventure|Action Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description: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
Tags: Steampunk Cult Film Anime Studio Ghibli Friendship
8.10    95%    91%  

9. Your Name(2016)

Original Title: Kimi no na wa.
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Romance|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:Two high school kids who've never met - city boy Taki and country girl Mitsuha - are united through their dreams.
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki , Mone Kamishiraishi , Ryô Narita , Aoi Yuki
Tags: Plot Twist Based On Novel High School Anime Family Relationships Disaster Falling In Love Friendship Japanese Natural Disaster
8.40    97%    94%  

10. Ghost in the Shell(1995)

Original Title: Kôkaku Kidôtai
Runtime: Genres:Action|Mystery|Animation|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Atsuko Tanaka , Akio Ôtsuka , Kôichi Yamadera , Yutaka Nakano
Tags: Violence Cult Film Investigation Action Heroine Neo Noir Dystopia Anime Artificial Intelligence Mixed Martial Arts Tough Girl Based On Comic Book Politics
8.00    96%    89%  

11. Ponyo(2008)

Original Title: Gake no ue no Ponyo
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:G
Description: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: Tomoko Yamaguchi , Kazushige Nagashima , Yûki Amami , Jôji Tokoro
Tags: Anime Studio Ghibli Family Relationships Friendship Blockbuster
7.70    91%    83%  

12. Kiki's Delivery Service(1989)

Original Title: Majo no takkyûbin
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:English | Japanese Rating:G
Description: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: Minami Takayama , Rei Sakuma , Kappei Yamaguchi , Keiko Toda
Tags: Coming Of Age Based On Book Self Discovery Cult Film Anime Studio Ghibli Friendship
7.90    97%    88%  

13. The Animatrix(2003)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Animation|Sci-Fi|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: USA| Japan Languages:English | Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description: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.
Directors: Peter Chung , Andrew R. Jones , Yoshiaki Kawajiri , Takeshi Koike , Mahiro Maeda , Kôji Morimoto , Shinich
Stars: Clayton Watson , Akio Ôtsuka , Pamela Adlon , Hedy Burress
Tags: Violence Post Apocalypse Tough Guy Samurai Action Hero One Against Many Superhero Action Heroine Neo Noir Dystopia Anime Artificial Intelligence Mixed Martial Arts Tough Girl
7.40    89%    78%  

14. The Secret World of Arrietty(2010)

Original Title: Kari-gurashi no Arietti
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Adventure|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:G
Description: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.
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Stars: Moises Arias , Bridgit Mendler , David Henrie , Will Arnett
Tags: Based On Book Female Protagonist Anime Studio Ghibli
7.60    95%    85%  

15. The Wind Rises(2013)

Original Title: Kaze Tachinu
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | German | Italian | French Rating:PG-13
Description: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
Tags: World War Two Based On True Story Anime Studio Ghibli Based On Real Person
7.80    88%    85%  

16. Porco Rosso(1992)

Original Title: Kurenai no buta
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description: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
Tags: Anime Studio Ghibli Boxing Human Animal Relationship Japanese
7.80    94%    87%  

17. Paprika(2006)

Original Title: Papurika
Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Sci-Fi|Crime|Drama|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: Satoshi Kon
Stars: Megumi Hayashibara , Tôru Furuya , Kôichi Yamadera , Katsunosuke Hori
Tags: Black Comedy Based On Book Self Discovery Violence Samurai Investigation Detective Anime Betrayal Missing Person
7.70    83%    87%  

18. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time(2006)

Original Title: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Runtime: Genres:Sci-Fi|Drama|Fantasy|Animation|Adventure|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description: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.
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Stars: Riisa Naka , Takuya Ishida , Mitsutaka Itakura , Ayami Kakiuchi
Tags: Based On Book Time Travel High School Anime Falling In Love Friendship
7.80    88%    90%  

19. 5 Centimeters Per Second(2007)

Original Title: Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | Japanese | English Rating:TV-PG
Description: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.
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi , Yoshimi Kondou , Satomi Hanamura , Ayaka Onoue
Tags: Anime Bullying
7.70    NA    88%  

20. Perfect Blue(1997)

Original Title: Pafekuto buru
Runtime: Genres:Horror|Animation|Music|Thriller Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: Satoshi Kon
Stars: Junko Iwao , Rica Matsumoto , Shinpachi Tsuji , Masaaki Ôkura
Tags: Based On Book Violence Anime Insanity Psychological
7.90    72%    88%  

21. Whisper of the Heart(1995)

Original Title: Mimi wo sumaseba
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:English | Japanese Rating:G
Description: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: Youko Honna , Issei Takahashi , Takashi Tachibana , Shigeru Muroi
Tags: High School Anime Studio Ghibli Falling In Love True Love Based On Comic Book
8.00    92%    90%  

22. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie(2001)

Original Title: Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira
Runtime: Genres:Action|Animation|Sci-Fi|Comedy|Crime Release Date:
Countries: Japan| USA Languages:Japanese | English Rating:R
Description:A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.
Directors: Shinichirô Watanabe , Hiroyuki Okiura
Stars: Kôichi Yamadera , Unshô Ishizuka , Megumi Hayashibara , Aoi Tada
Tags: Black Comedy Space Travel Violence Tough Guy Action Hero Cult Film Investigation Action Heroine Neo Noir Anime Mixed Martial Arts Jazz Betrayal Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Based On Comic Book
7.90    65%    90%  

23. The Cat Returns(2002)

Original Title: Neko no Ongaeshi
Runtime: Genres:Family|Drama|Fantasy|Animation|Adventure|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:G
Description: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
Tags: Anime Human Animal Relationship Based On Comic Book
7.30    90%    82%  

24. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence(2004)

Original Title: Kôkaku kidôtai 2
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | Cantonese | English Rating:PG-13
Description:In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Akio Ôtsuka , Atsuko Tanaka , Kôichi Yamadera , Tamio Ôki
Tags: Violence Cult Film Investigation Detective Dystopia Anime Artificial Intelligence Based On Comic Book
7.60    64%    80%  

25. Ninja Scroll(1993)

Original Title: Juubee Ninpuuchou
Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:UR
Description:Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and possibly his life.
Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri , Kevin Seymour
Stars: Stephen Apostolina , Dean Wein , Wendee Lee , Richard Epcar
Tags: Violence Samurai Action Hero One Against Many Cult Film Monster Neo Noir Anime Revenge Martial Arts Good Versus Evil Japanese
7.90    93%    89%  

26. Wolf Children(2012)

Original Title: Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Animation|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description: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.
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Stars: Aoi Miyazaki , Takao Ohsawa , Haru Kuroki , Yukito Nishii
Tags: Coming Of Age Anime Falling In Love
8.10    94%    92%  

27. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya(2013)

Original Title: Kaguyahime no monogatari
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:English | Japanese Rating:PG
Description: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 , Darren Criss
Tags: Coming Of Age Female Protagonist Anime Studio Ghibli Friendship F Rated
8.10    100%    90%  

28. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust(2000)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: Japan| USA Languages:English | Japanese Rating:R
Description:When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka , Ichirô Nagai , Kôichi Yamadera , Megumi Hayashibara
Tags: Violence Post Apocalypse Tough Guy Action Hero One Against Many Cult Film Action Heroine Monster Neo Noir Based On Novel Dystopia Anime Racism True Love Rescue Mission Revenge Mixed Martial Arts Betrayal Insanity Tough Girl Good Versus Evil
7.70    72%    86%  

29. Tokyo Godfathers(2003)

Original Title: Tokyo Goddofazazu
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|Adventure|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:English | Spanish | Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:Christmas in Tokyo, Japan. Three homeless friends: a young girl, a transvestite, and a middle-aged bum. While foraging through some trash, they find an abandoned newborn.
Directors: Satoshi Kon , Shôgo Furuya
Stars: Tôru Emori , Aya Okamoto , Yoshiaki Umegaki , Shôzô Îzuka
Tags: Black Comedy Gangster Anime Family Relationships Christmas
7.90    90%    91%  

30. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion(1997)

Original Title: Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|Animation|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:NERV faces a brutal attack from SEELE, but with Asuka in a coma, and Shinji in a nervous breakdown, things soon turn into the surreal. This movie provides a concurrent ending to the final two episodes of the show "Neon Genesis Evangelion".
Directors: Hideaki Anno , Kazuya Tsurumaki
Stars: Megumi Ogata , Megumi Hayashibara , Yûko Miyamura , Kotono Mitsuishi
Tags: Violence Cult Film Nonlinear Timeline Anime Breaking The Fourth Wall Insanity Psychological
8.30    NA    83%  

31. When Marnie Was There(2014)

Original Title: Omoide no Mânî
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description:A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Stars: Sara Takatsuki , Kasumi Arimura , Nanako Matsushima , Susumu Terajima
Tags: Based On Novel Anime Studio Ghibli Friendship
7.70    91%    88%  

32. Summer Wars(2009)

Original Title: Samâ uôzu
Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Romance|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:PG
Description:A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki , Nanami Sakuraba , Mitsuki Tanimura , Takahiro Yokokawa
Tags: Saving The World Anime Family Relationships Artificial Intelligence Falling In Love
7.60    77%    88%  

33. The Garden of Words(2013)

Original Title: Kotonoha no Niwa
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:NA
Description:A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. These two broken pieces come together and heal one another as they learn what it is to walk.
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Miyu Irino , Kana Hanazawa , Fumi Hirano , Gou Maeda
Tags: High School First Person Narration Voice Over Narration Japanese Childhood
7.60    NA    84%  

34. A Silent Voice(2016)

Original Title: Koe no katachi
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:Ishida Shouya bullies a deaf girl, Nishimiya Shouko, to the point that she transfers to another school. As a result, he is ostracized and bullied himself with no friends to speak of and no plans for the future. This is the story of his path to redemption.
Director: Naoko Yamada
Stars: Miyu Irino , Saori Hayami , Aoi Yûki
Tags: Coming Of Age Coming Of Age Film High School Anime Friendship F Rated Bullying Voice Over Narration
8.20    93%    91%  

35. The Castle of Cagliostro(1979)

Original Title: Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro
Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Animation|Adventure|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English | French Rating:NA
Description:A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Yasuo Yamada , Eiko Masuyama , Kiyoshi Kobayashi , Makio Inoue
Tags: Based On Novel Detective Anime Studio Ghibli
7.80    92%    88%  

36. Metropolis(2001)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|Sci-Fi|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | French | German | Italian | Spanish | English | Russian Rating:PG-13
Description:Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.
Director: Rintaro
Stars: Yuka Imoto , Kei Kobayashi , Kôki Okada , Tarô Ishida
Tags: Violence Steampunk Cult Film Detective Anime Artificial Intelligence Tragedy Based On Comic Book
7.30    86%    81%  

37. Millennium Actress(2001)

Original Title: Sennen Joyuu
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Animation|Fantasy Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:PG
Description:A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.
Director: Satoshi Kon
Stars: Miyoko Shôji , Mami Koyama , Fumiko Orikasa , Shôzô Îzuka
Tags: Female Protagonist Cult Film Anime
7.90    92%    90%  

38. Only Yesterday(1991)

Original Title: Omohide poro poro
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Romance|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | Hungarian Rating:PG
Description:A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.
Director: Isao Takahata
Stars: Miki Imai , Toshirô Yanagiba , Youko Honna , Ava Acres
Tags: Anime Studio Ghibli
7.70    100%    86%  

39. The Boy and the Beast(2015)

Original Title: Bakemono no Ko
Runtime: Genres:Action|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description: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.
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Stars: Bryn Apprill , Kumiko Asô , Morgan Berry , Jessica Cavanagh
Tags: Coming Of Age High School Anime
7.70    91%    88%  

40. Memories(1995)

Original Title: Memorîzu
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:English | Italian | Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by ...
Directors: Kôji Morimoto , Tensai Okamura , Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Stars: Shigeru Chiba , Hisao Egawa , Kayoko Fujii , Nobuaki Fukuda
Tags: Black Comedy Steampunk Dystopia Anime Satire Based On Comic Book
7.60    NA    82%  

41. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance(2009)

Original Title: Evangerion shin gekijôban: Ha
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Animation|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:German | Japanese Rating:TV-14
Description:Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Parallel to the incursion, Gendo Ikari and ...
Directors: Masayuki , Kazuya Tsurumaki , Hideaki Anno
Stars: Brina Palencia , Cherami Leigh , Colleen Clinkenbeard , J. Michael Tatum
Tags: Post Apocalypse Alien Invasion High School Anime
8.00    75%    90%  

42. Sword of the Stranger(2007)

Original Title: Sutorenjia: Mukô hadan
Runtime: Genres:Action|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | Mandarin Rating:NR
Description:A swordsman from a strange land is caught in a struggle between morality, righteousness, and devotion as he reluctantly agrees to take a raggedy boy and his dog to a remote, Buddhist temple.
Director: Masahiro Andô
Stars: Tomoya Nagase , Yuri Chinen , Kôichi Yamadera , Akio Ôtsuka
7.80    NA    90%  

43. Tekkonkinkreet(2006)

Original Title: Tekkon kinkurîto
Runtime: Genres:Action|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:R
Description:In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ...
Director: Michael Arias
Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya , Yû Aoi , Yûsuke Iseya , Kankurô Kudô
Tags: Violence Anime Organized Crime Based On Comic Book
7.70    72%    88%  

44. Redline(2009)

Runtime: Genres:Sci-Fi|Drama|Fantasy|Animation|Action|Thriller Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it.
Director: Takeshi Koike
Stars: Takuya Kimura , Yû Aoi , Tadanobu Asano , Akemi
Tags: Anime Mafia
7.50    NA    84%  

45. To the Forest of Firefly Lights(2011)

Original Title: Hotarubi no mori e
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description: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.
Director: Takahiro Ômori
Stars: Hiroki Gotô , Asami Imai , Taya Jun , Ayane Sakura
Tags: Coming Of Age Anime Friendship Childhood
8.00    NA    81%  

46. Mind Game(2004)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Animation|Adventure|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.
Directors: Masaaki Yuasa , Kôji Morimoto
Stars: Kôji Imada , Sayaka Maeda , Takashi Fujii , Seiko Takuma
Tags: Experimental Film Violence Superhero Anime
7.90    100%    93%  

47. Barefoot Gen(1983)

Original Title: Hadashi no Gen
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|War|Biography Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description: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.
Director: Mori Masaki
Stars: Issei Miyazaki , Catherine Battistone , Yoshie Shimamura , Iona Morris
Tags: Survival Violence World War Two Based On True Story Anime Survival Horror Disaster Tragedy Horrors Of War
8.10    71%    86%  

48. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya(2010)

Original Title: Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Drama|Sci-Fi|Romance|Animation|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life. Mikuru and Yuki do not seem to recall meeting him, and Haruhi and Itsuki do ...
Directors: Tatsuya Ishihara , Yasuhiro Takemoto
Stars: Aya Hirano , Tomokazu Sugita , Minori Chihara , Yûko Gotô
Tags: Based On Book Alternate Dimension Violence Alien Time Travel Nonlinear Timeline High School Anime Breaking The Fourth Wall Family Relationships Christmas Escape Plan Friendship Voice Over Narration Japanese Missing Person Blockbuster
8.10    NA    95%  

49. Angel's Egg(1985)

Original Title: Tenshi no Tamago
Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Sci-Fi|Horror|Drama|Fantasy|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Mako Hyôdô , Jinpachi Nezu , Kei'ichi Noda
7.70    NA    85%  

50. In This Corner of the World(2016)

Original Title: Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|History Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Stars: Non , Kira Buckland , Christine Marie Cabanos , Barbara Goodson
Tags: Female Protagonist World War Two Monster Anime Japanese
7.90    98%    95%  

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