Top 5 Best Anime Movies Of All Time

Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, and Hitoshi Takagi in "My Neighbor Totoro"

Anime movies are fun, witty, have beautiful details and are filled with adventurous storylines. The quality they offer simply puts them on top of everyone’s list. From witches, evil gods and demons to unlikely heroes, these movies will take you on a magical journey regardless of your age. In case you don’t know where to start your anime journey, why not check out some from our list of 5 best anime movies of all time?

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Sophie is an 18-year old girl who was cursed by the Witch of the Waste and turned into an old hag. Ashamed of her looks, Sophie runs away from home. After wandering for some time, she arrives at a moving castle owned by a wizard Howl and his fire demon named Calcifer. Calcifer can help Sophie break the spell, but in return asks for her help to break free from Howl. Sophie now has to choose between destroying the curse and love for Howl.

Akira (1988)

A masterpiece of Japanese animated cinematography, the story is set in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo. It follows the story of Kaneda, a bike gang leader whose close childhood friend Tetsuo develops telekinetic abilities after a motorcycle accident. Tetsuo also involves himself in a top secret government project known as Akira. To save his friend, Kaneda must fight greedy politicians, irresponsible scientist and powerful military leaders.

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Satsuki and Mei are two little girls who moved to the countryside when their mother got sick. Life in the countryside is boring, but when they discover a forest nearby filled with magical creatures called Totoro, their lives get so much more interesting. Their newfound friends take them on numerous magical adventures.

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Ashitaka is a young, confident and skilled warrior. When a boar-demon attacks his village, Ashitaka is stricken by a deadly curse. To cure himself, he ventures to the forest where he encounters a war between forest gods and a mining colony of humans. He also meets Princess Mononoke who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka tries to broker peace between the warring parties, but is met with hatred from both sides.

Spirited Away (2001)

When Chihiro and her parents decide to move to a small Japanese town in the countryside, Chihiro finds herself entering a spirit world full of demons, witches, and evil gods. After her parents get turned into pigs by a curse, 10-year old Chihiro has to do everything in her power to save them.