20 Movies Like Ride Your Wave

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Ride Your Wave

Ride Your Wave
Ride Your Wave
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: Reiko Yoshida
Actors: Ryôta Katayose, Rina Kawaei, Honoka Matsumoto
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Ride Your Wave” is an animated film about a young woman named Hinako, who falls in love with a firefighter named Minato. After Minato tragically dies, Hinako discovers that she can communicate with him through water, leading to a heartwarming and emotional journey of love, grief, and self-discovery.

Weathering with You

Weathering with You
Weathering with You
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 6 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Makoto Shinkai
Actors: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Tsubasa Honda
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan, China
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“Weathering with You” is a Japanese animated film that follows the story of a young boy who meets a girl with the ability to control the weather, and together they navigate the challenges of love, friendship, and the consequences of altering the natural order.

Your Name

Your Name
Your Name
Internet Movie Database: 8.9/10
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Runtime: 22 min
Genre: Short
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: N/A
Language: N/A
Country: Japan
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“Your Name” is a Japanese animated film that tells the story of two teenagers, a boy from Tokyo and a girl from a rural town, who mysteriously swap bodies. As they try to unravel the reason behind their connection, they embark on an emotional journey that explores love, fate, and the power of human connection.

A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice
A Silent Voice
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Runtime: 3 min
Genre: Short
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: N/A
Language: N/A
Country: Iran
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“A Silent Voice” is a Japanese animated film that follows the story of a former bully seeking redemption by reconnecting with a deaf girl he once tormented, exploring themes of forgiveness, redemption, and personal growth.

The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words
The Garden of Words
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
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Runtime: 46 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Makoto Shinkai
Actors: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
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“The Garden of Words” is a Japanese animated film that follows the story of a young shoemaker and a mysterious woman who meet in a Tokyo garden on rainy days. As they form a bond and share their dreams and aspirations, they discover the healing power of connection and find solace in each other’s company.

5 Centimeters per Second

5 Centimeters per Second
5 Centimeters per Second
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
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Runtime: 63 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Makoto Shinkai
Actors: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“5 Centimeters per Second” is a romantic drama film that follows the story of two childhood friends, Takaki and Akari, as they navigate the challenges of long-distance relationships and the passage of time. Through three interconnected segments, the film explores themes of love, distance, and the bittersweet nature of growing up.

The Boy and the Beast

The Boy and the Beast
The Boy and the Beast
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Awards: 2 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Mamoru Hosoda
Actors: Koji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Shôta Sometani
Language: German, Portuguese, Italian, English, Spanish, French, Japanese
Country: Japan
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“The Boy and the Beast” is a Japanese animated film that tells the story of a young orphan boy who stumbles into a parallel world inhabited by anthropomorphic creatures. He becomes the apprentice of a gruff beast warrior, and together they embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, facing both inner and outer conflicts.

Wolf Children

Wolf Children
Wolf Children
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Awards: 19 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera
Actors: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Osawa, Haru Kuroki
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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The Wolf Children movie is about a young woman named Hana who falls in love with a wolf-man and has two half-human, half-wolf children. The film explores her journey as a single mother raising her unique children in both human and wolf societies.

The Shape of Voice

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The Shape of Voice is a Japanese animated film that follows a young girl named Shoya Ishida who seeks redemption after bullying a deaf classmate named Shoko Nishimiya. The movie explores themes of forgiveness, empathy, and the power of communication.

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 after encountering a mysterious cat figurine. As she explores her creativity and navigates the challenges of adolescence, she learns valuable lessons about love, dreams, and self-discovery.

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises
The Wind Rises
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
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 film directed by Hayao Miyazaki that tells the fictionalized biography of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of Japanese fighter planes during World War II. It explores his passion for aviation, his dreams, and the moral dilemmas he faces as his creations are used for warfare.

From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill
From Up on Poppy Hill
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
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 coming-of-age story set in 1963 Yokohama, Japan, following a group of high school students who work together to save their school’s clubhouse from demolition. Along the way, they uncover secrets about their past and navigate the complexities of love and friendship.

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

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“The Tale of Princess Kaguya” is a Japanese animated film that follows the story of a tiny girl found inside a bamboo shoot, who grows rapidly into a beautiful young woman and faces the challenges of her newfound royal life while longing for her simple village origins.”

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 forms a mysterious friendship with a ghostly girl named Marnie, unraveling secrets about her own past in the process. As they bond, Anna discovers the truth about Marnie and the impact their connection has on her own life.

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, English
Country: Japan
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“Spirited Away” is a Japanese animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of a young girl named Chihiro who enters a magical world and must work in a bathhouse to save her parents and find a way back home.

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 transforms into an elderly woman. She seeks the help of a wizard named Howl and becomes entangled in a magical adventure involving a moving castle, a war, and a journey of self-discovery.

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 tale about two young sisters who befriend a friendly forest spirit named Totoro while their mother is in the hospital. Together, they embark on magical adventures and learn the importance of family, imagination, and the wonders of nature.

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, English
Country: Japan
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“Kiki’s Delivery Service” is a coming-of-age story about a young witch named Kiki who moves to a new town and starts a delivery service using her flying broomstick, as she navigates friendship, independence, and finding her place in the world.

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 film set in the Adriatic Sea during the 1930s, following the story of a former World War I fighter pilot who has been transformed into a pig. The movie explores his adventures as a bounty hunter and his journey to regain his human form while battling air pirates and encountering a young mechanic who becomes his ally.

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, English
Country: Japan
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“Castle in the Sky” is a Japanese animated film that follows the adventure of a young girl named Sheeta and a boy named Pazu as they seek to unravel the mystery behind a legendary floating city while being pursued by pirates and government agents. Together, they uncover the truth about Sheeta’s origins and must protect the hidden castle from those who wish to exploit its power.

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