20 Movies Like Spirited

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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, English
Country: Japan
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“Spirited Away” is a captivating animated film that follows the story of a young girl named Chihiro who gets trapped in a mystical spirit world and must navigate through various challenges to save her parents and find her way back home. Along the way, she encounters unique creatures, learns important life lessons, and discovers her inner strength.

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 magical forest creature called Totoro while their mother is in the hospital. Together, they embark on whimsical adventures and learn about the power of friendship and imagination.

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 a Studio Ghibli film set in feudal Japan, following the journey of a young prince who becomes entangled in a conflict between forest spirits and humans, exploring themes of environmentalism and the clash between tradition and progress.

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 help from the mysterious wizard Howl and becomes entangled in a war between two kingdoms, discovering love and self-acceptance along the way.

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 fish named Ponyo who befriends a human boy named Sosuke. As Ponyo desires to become human, their friendship sets off a series of magical and perilous events that test their bond and the balance 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 starts her own delivery service with her talking cat Jiji, as she navigates the challenges of independence, friendship, and finding her place in the world.

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 Japanese animated film that tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, an aspiring airplane designer who faces personal and professional challenges as he works on creating aircrafts during World War II. The film explores themes of dreams, love, and the moral implications of technological advancements.

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 about a young girl with a mysterious pendant that holds the key to a legendary floating city, and a young boy who helps her protect it from pirates and government agents who seek its power. Together, they embark on an adventurous journey to uncover the secrets of the castle and its connection to their own past.

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, English
Country: Japan
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“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” is a Japanese animated film based on a traditional folktale. It follows the story of a magical princess who is discovered as a baby inside a bamboo stalk and grows up in the countryside, experiencing the joys and sorrows of life before being forced to return to her celestial origins.

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, English
Country: Japan
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“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” is a post-apocalyptic fantasy film set in a world devastated by toxic forests. The story follows Nausicaä, a princess who strives to bring harmony between humans and nature, while facing political conflicts and the threat of an impending war.

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 and personal growth. Through her encounters with a mysterious cat and an aspiring violin maker, she learns to follow her dreams and find her own voice.

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 Studio Ghibli animated film about a young girl named Haru who saves a cat and is whisked away to the Cat Kingdom, where she must navigate a whimsical and perilous adventure to find her way back home.”

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 an animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of a World War I veteran, now transformed into a pig, who works as a freelance bounty hunter and battles air pirates in the Adriatic Sea.

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 film set in 1963 Yokohama, Japan, where two high school students work together to save their school’s clubhouse from demolition and uncover a shared family secret.”

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 that follows a young girl named Anna who befriends a mysterious girl named Marnie. Together, they uncover secrets from the past and learn valuable lessons about friendship, identity, and acceptance.

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 secretly with her family beneath the floorboards of a human house. When Arrietty is discovered by a human boy named Shawn, their friendship sets off a series of events that challenge their worlds and the delicate balance between them.

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. Through her journey, she confronts her past, explores her identity, and learns to embrace her true self.

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 Taku and his friends as they navigate their complicated relationships and emotions during their high school years. It explores themes of friendship, love, and the challenges of growing up.

Tales from Earthsea

Tales from Earthsea
Tales from Earthsea
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Ursula K. Le Guin, Gorô Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa
Actors: Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Tales from Earthsea” is a fantasy film set in a troubled land where a young prince and a wise wizard embark on a journey to restore balance to a world plagued by darkness and chaos. Along the way, they confront their own inner demons and face the consequences of their actions.

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 silent 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, which changes his life in unexpected ways. Through stunning visuals and minimal dialogue, the film explores themes of isolation, resilience, and the beauty of nature.

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