20 Movies Like Ghibli

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Spirited Away

Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 58 wins & 31 nominations total
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Spirited Away” is a Japanese animated film about a young girl named Chihiro who finds herself trapped in a spirit world after her parents are turned into pigs. She must navigate this strange realm and work at a bathhouse to save her parents and find a way back home.

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 86 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Awards: 5 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“My Neighbor Totoro” is a heartwarming Japanese animated film about two young sisters who befriend a gentle forest spirit called Totoro while their mother is in the hospital. Together, they embark on magical adventures and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and the importance of family bonds.

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke
Princess Mononoke
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Awards: 14 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Neil Gaiman
Actors: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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Princess Mononoke is an epic animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, set in medieval Japan, where a young prince becomes embroiled in a battle between forest spirits and humans, as he tries to find a cure for a deadly curse. The movie explores themes of environmentalism, the clash between nature and civilization, and the complex relationships between humans and nature.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 14 wins & 20 nominations total
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones
Actors: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Howl’s Moving Castle” is a fantasy film about a young woman named Sophie who is cursed by a witch and transformed into an old woman. She seeks the help of a wizard named Howl and becomes entangled in a magical adventure to break the curse and save Howl from a dark secret.

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service
Kiki's Delivery Service
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Awards: 4 wins
Writer: Eiko Kadono, Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Kiki’s Delivery Service” is a charming coming-of-age story about a young witch named Kiki who starts her own delivery service with her talking cat, Jiji, as she learns to navigate independence, friendship, and self-discovery in a new town.”

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky
Castle in the Sky
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Jonathan Swift
Actors: Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Castle in the Sky” is a Japanese animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of a young girl named Sheeta and a boy named Pazu as they embark on a thrilling adventure to find a legendary floating castle while evading pirates and government agents who seek its power.

Ponyo

Ponyo
Ponyo
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 12 wins & 20 nominations
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Melissa Mathison
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson
Language: English, Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Ponyo” is a Japanese animated film about a young goldfish who befriends a human boy and dreams of becoming a human herself. As their bond grows, Ponyo’s transformation threatens to disrupt the balance of nature and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 137 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 13 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi
Actors: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” is a Japanese animated film that tells the story of a magical girl found inside a bamboo shoot, who grows up into a beautiful princess and faces the challenges of societal expectations and her true identity.”

Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso
Porco Rosso
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 3 wins
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Porco Rosso” is a Studio Ghibli animated film about a World War I veteran, now transformed into a pig, who works as a freelance bounty hunter, fighting air pirates in the Adriatic Sea. The movie explores themes of identity, redemption, and the power of love.

The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty
The Secret World of Arrietty
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 12 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Mary Norton, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa
Actors: Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“The Secret World of Arrietty” is a Japanese animated film that follows the story of a young Borrower named Arrietty who lives beneath the floorboards of a house and befriends a human boy, facing challenges and adventures as they navigate their worlds and strive to protect their existence.

Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart
Whisper of the Heart
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Awards: N/A
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Aoi Hiiragi, Cindy Davis
Actors: Yoko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Whisper of the Heart” is a coming-of-age film about a young girl named Shizuku who discovers her passion for writing and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Through her encounters with a mysterious boy and her pursuit of her dreams, she learns about love, friendship, and the power of following one’s heart.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: 3 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis, Donald H. Hewitt
Actors: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a post-apocalyptic fantasy film about a young princess who must navigate political tensions and protect her people from toxic forests and giant insects. She discovers the importance of harmony between nature and humanity as she fights to prevent further destruction.

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises
The Wind Rises
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 54 nominations total
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto
Language: Japanese, German, Italian, French
Country: Japan
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“The Wind Rises” is a Japanese animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, an aspiring airplane designer who navigates love, dreams, and the ethical implications of his creations during World War II.

The Cat Returns

The Cat Returns
The Cat Returns
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 75 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Aoi Hiiragi, Reiko Yoshida, Cindy Davis
Actors: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“The Cat Returns” is a Japanese animated film about a young girl named Haru who saves a cat and is whisked away to the Kingdom of Cats, where she becomes entangled in a feline adventure to find her way back home.”

From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill
From Up on Poppy Hill
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 6 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Tetsurô Sayama, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa
Actors: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“From Up on Poppy Hill” is a Japanese animated film set in 1963 Yokohama, where a group of high school students work together to save their school’s clubhouse from demolition and uncover a hidden family secret. The film explores themes of love, friendship, and the preservation of cultural heritage.

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday
Only Yesterday
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations
Writer: Hotaru Okamoto, Yuuko Tone, David Freedman
Actors: Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yoko Honna
Language: Japanese, Bulgarian
Country: Japan
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“Only Yesterday” is a Japanese animated film that follows a 27-year-old woman named Taeko as she reflects on her childhood memories while taking a trip to the countryside, exploring themes of nostalgia, self-discovery, and the pursuit of happiness.”

When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There
When Marnie Was There
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 4 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: Joan G. Robinson, Keiko Niwa, Masashi Andô
Actors: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“When Marnie Was There” is a Japanese animated film about a young girl named Anna who befriends a mysterious girl named Marnie and uncovers a hidden connection between their pasts. Together, they navigate through themes of friendship, family, and self-discovery in a heartwarming and magical tale.

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Awards: 3 wins
Writer: Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata
Actors: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi
Language: English, Japanese
Country: Japan, United States
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“Grave of the Fireflies” is a heartbreaking animated film that tells the story of two siblings, Seita and Setsuko, struggling to survive during World War II in Japan. It explores their desperate journey for survival, highlighting the devastating impact of war on innocent lives.

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle
The Red Turtle
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 80 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 13 wins & 34 nominations total
Writer: Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran
Actors: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy
Language: None
Country: France, Belgium, Japan
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“The Red Turtle” is a wordless animated film that tells the story of a man who becomes stranded on a deserted island and forms a deep connection with a mysterious red turtle. Through their bond, he learns to find meaning and acceptance in his isolated existence.

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves
Ocean Waves
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 76 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Awards: N/A
Writer: Saeko Himuro, Keiko Niwa
Actors: Nobuo Tobita, Toshihiko Seki, Yoko Sakamoto
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Ocean Waves” is a Japanese animated film that follows the story of a young man named Taku as he reflects on his past and the complicated relationships he had with his high school friends, particularly with a girl named Rikako. Through a series of flashbacks, the film explores themes of friendship, love, and the challenges of adolescence.

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