ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Anime Movies List

Updated on June 18, 2016

Want to watch a great anime movie?  This is my list of favourite anime movies that I recommend watching if you haven't already. Whether you choose English dub or Japanese with English subtitles is up to you.

Many films from Hayao Miyazaki are in my list, so many of which are classics.

First up on the list...

Spirited Away. The only anime (to my knowledge) to ever win an Oscar award. Can easily be enjoyed by people of all ages. About a girl who enters a magical world with her parents and must then rescue them from being stuck in pig form.

Steamboy Trailer

Steamboy. Steamboy cost 26 million dollars to produce over a period of 10 years. It remains the most expensive full length Japanese animation ever produced. It is a steam punk science fiction setting in the late 1800's. Ray Steam is a young inventer and son to the greatest scientist of the time. Ray receives a package from his grandfather of a 'Steam Ball' which his father and grand father invented. Ray must protect it from those who would use it as a weapon.

Steamboy has a great OST soundtrack which I still enjoy listening to

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

A great movie. When Makoto gains the ability to leap back in time, she uses it to her advantage, unlimited time to study for the exam, unlimited time at her favourite things, she soon realises that often when she changes things to her benefit someone else will end up suffering as a result. Time waits for no one, so watch this anime!

Laputa: Castle in the Sky.

1986 Miyazaki film well deserving in my top anime movie list. Plot: long ago people had the technology to build great flying machines and flying cities, most then were destroyed but a legend continues of Laputa still being out there lost in the clouds.

Some of my all time favourite pieces of music contained in this movie.

Howls Moving Castle

Sophie is 18 and works in a hat shop, she meets the wizard Howl, whose house is a giant 4 legged contraption that walks. The Witch of the Waste puts a curse on Sophie transforming her into an old lady because she is jealous of her being around Howl. She then shelters in Howl's castle while she tries to find a way to reverse the curse.

Princess Mononoke

Ashitaka becomes cursed when battling a boar demon to save his village. He must travel to the forests to find a cure, upoc arrival he finds himself in the midst of a battle between the forest spirits and the humans of a mining town who have been exploiting and killing the forest.

Akira

The anime Akira is set in 2030 Neo-Tokyo which is troubled by anti-government protests and gang violence. While riding his motorbike Tetsuo crashes into a strange blue skinned child, the incident awakens psychic powers in Tetsuo.

Summer Wars

Summer Wars is about a guy who is given a special job by the girl he likes to pretend to be her boyfriend while she attends the family reunion (though he doesn't know this until after his arrival)

A huge social network game called Oz which is used by everyone in the world becomes hacked. Every business and organisation also has their secure information inside. Information obtained in Oz enables the terrorist to wreak real world havoc. A great movie produced by the same people who made The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Give it a try!

Summar Wars is one of my favourite movies right now.   Check out its sound track OST on youtube

Thanks for reading!

You may also be interested in my hub about the best Japanese drama TV shows.

If you've found this article helpful remember to:

  • Rate it up
  • Share it with your networks
  • Leave a comment or question - What are your favourite anime movies? Is there a movie you feel more deserving of the top few on my list?

If you like writing articles about your favourite topics too, don't forget to click here and sign up and start earning money too!!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Suchita 

      3 years ago

      I appreciate your kind and goeurens advice a lot!. I have been trying it hardly and did not get those amazing results!. It is nice to see that you got my comment in a good way!God bless you!VA:F [1.9.10_1130]please wait VA:F [1.9.10_1130](from 0 votes)

    • Bubblegum Senpai profile image

      Nigel Kirk 

      5 years ago from Calgary, AB, CAN

      I know this article is almost two years old, but I would also recommend "Metropolis" and "Darkside Blues." And to Mr. Aposman, Arietta wasn't released when the article came out.

    • profile image

      Mr.aposman 

      5 years ago

      Missing all of the best anime films-

      My neighbour totoro, Grave of the fireflies, My neighbours the yamadas, whisper of the heart, castle of cagliostro, 5 centimeters per second, Arietty, from up on poppy hill, porco rosso, nausicaa of the valley of the wind, ponyo, and much more!

    • A Thousand Words profile image

      A Thousand Words 

      6 years ago

      Where's Ponyo???

    • profile image

      JustineBates 

      6 years ago

      My only addition would be to add some Satoshi Kon to the list. Paprika, Millenium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers and Perfect Blue all qualify as some of the best anime movies. Subject matter is a little surreal, but sometimes the best films push boundaries while making you think. Some of my personal favorites can be found at http://www.filmcrave.com/list_genre_movie.php?genr...

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)