Top Anime Movies


The Top Anime Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Anime List". Lists are calculated daily.

11. Kiki's Delivery Service ( Majo no takkyűbin )

Year of Release: 1989
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Family
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Debbie Reynolds, Phil Hartman, Janeane Garofalo
Plot: A young witch sets off on her own for a year of training in a far-away city and finds adventure and challenges await.

12. Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The ( Toki o kakeru sh˘jo )

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Actors: Riisa Naka, Emily Hirst, Takuya Ishida, Andrew Francis
Plot: A young girl finds she has the ability to go back in time and at first uses this ability to her advantage. But as she soon finds out, altering fate has its own consequences and as she realizes this ability is only temporary she races to fix everything she has altered.

13. Cowboy Bebop

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Action
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Shinichir˘ Watanabe
Actors: Steven Jay Blum, Beau Billingslea, Wendee Lee, Melissa Fahn
Plot: Three bounty hunters investigate a truck explosion in order to get an enormous bounty.

14. Whisper of the Heart ( Mimi wo sumaseba )

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Drama
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Yoshifumi Kondo
Actors: Youko Honna, Kazuo Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi
Plot: A young girl who reads a lot of fairy tales has a typical life, but something is missing. One day, on a whim, she follows a cat riding a train - this leads her to a chance meeting with a young boy who dreams of being a violin-maker and his grandfather's antique store where a statue of a cat gives her inspiration to follow her own dream: to write.

15. Paprika

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Satoshi Kon
Actors: Megumi Hayashibara, T˘ru Furuya, K˘ichi Yamadera, Katsunosuke Hori
Plot: A new device allows scientists to delve into a patient's dreams to help them analyze their problems, but when a techno-terrorist steals the new technology no one is safe, and soon the line between dreams and reality begin to blur.

16. Secret World of Arrietty, The ( Kari-gurashi no Arietti )

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Actors: Will Arnett, Bridgit Mendler, David Henrie, Carol Burnett
Plot: Studio Ghibli takes on the classic tale of The Borrowers: The 4-inch tall Clock family live in secret, borrowing items from human residences to make their home. However, things change when daughter Arrietty is discovered.

17. Ninja Scroll ( Jűbei ninpűch˘ )

Year of Release: 1996
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Kevin Seymour
Actors: Richard Barnes, Dean Elliott, Richard Cansino, Richard Epcar
Plot: A traveling ninja for hire fights demons and their henchmen.

18. Perfect Blue

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Satoshi Kon
Actors: Bridget Hoffman, Wendee Lee, R. Martin Klein, Michael Lindsay
Plot: A retired pop idol begins a new career as a risque actress, but when she finds a website that has intimate details of her life, she begins to question her own life.

19. Tale of Princess Kaguya, The ( Kaguyahime no monogatari )

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Isao Takahata
Actors: ChloŰ Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss
Plot: Based on the oldest surviving, and one of the most famous, Japanese folklore tales - an old man who makes a living selling bamboo comes across a princess, no bigger than his finger, in one of the plants. Named Kaguya, she grows and when she is of age, five suitors from five prestigious families come to propose. She requests five memorable wedding gifts - but each of the five men fails to bring her what she wants - then, the Emperor of Japan proposes as well.

20. Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: The Conqueror of Shamballa ( Gekij˘-ban hagane no renkinjutsushi: Shanbara wo yuku mono )

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Seiji Mizushima
Actors: Romi Pak, Rie Kugimiya, Shun Oguri, Kazuko Kato

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