20 Movies Like Studio Ghibli

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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 pursuing her dreams. Along the way, she forms a deep connection with a mysterious boy and learns valuable lessons about love, friendship, and the power of imagination.

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 named Totoro, as they navigate the joys and challenges of rural life and cope with their mother’s illness.

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 gets trapped in a spirit world and must work in a bathhouse to rescue her parents and find her way back home. Along the way, she encounters various spirits and faces challenges that test her courage and resilience.

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 that tells the story of a young prince who becomes entangled in a conflict between the forces of industrialization and the spirits of the forest, led by a fierce warrior princess. It explores themes of environmentalism, the clash between tradition and progress, and the complexity of human 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 war, while also uncovering the secrets of the moving castle he lives in.

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 longs to become human, their friendship leads to a magical and heartwarming adventure that explores the power of love and the balance of nature.

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 aircraft designer, as he navigates his dreams and the realities of World War II, exploring themes of love, ambition, and the human cost of technological progress.

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 coming-of-age film about a young witch named Kiki who moves to a new town and starts her own delivery service with her talking cat, as she learns to find her place in the world and regain her magical abilities.

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 gets caught up in a magical adventure after saving a cat and finds herself in a world where cats have their own kingdom. With the help of a dapper cat named Baron, Haru must navigate this whimsical realm and 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 a Studio Ghibli film about an Italian World War I veteran who has been cursed to live as a pig. He works as a freelance bounty hunter, protecting ships from air pirates in the Adriatic Sea, while also grappling with his own personal demons.

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 adventures of a young girl named Sheeta and a boy named Pazu as they uncover the secrets of a magical floating city while being pursued by pirates and government agents.

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 in which the young princess Nausicaä embarks on a journey to save her people and restore harmony to a world ravaged by toxic forests and warring kingdoms. Along the way, she discovers the truth about the origins of the toxic forest and the importance of coexistence with nature.

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 follows the story of a tiny girl found inside a bamboo shoot who grows rapidly into a beautiful princess. It explores themes of love, identity, and the pursuit of happiness as Kaguya navigates the challenges of her extraordinary existence.

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 forms a mysterious friendship with a ghostly girl named Marnie. Together, they unravel the secrets of their past and discover the true nature of their connection.

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 coming-of-age drama set in 1963 Yokohama, Japan, where a group of high school students rally together to save their school clubhouse from demolition while navigating their own personal struggles and budding romance.”

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, learns to embrace her present, and contemplates her future.

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 about a young Borrower named Arrietty who lives secretly in a house, borrowing small items from humans to survive. When she is discovered by a human boy named Shō, their friendship leads to a series of adventures and challenges as they try to protect her family’s existence.

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 dialogue-free animated film that follows the life of a man who becomes stranded on a deserted island and forms a deep connection with a mysterious red turtle. The movie explores themes of isolation, nature, and the cycle of life in a visually stunning and emotionally resonant way.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Mary and the Witch's Flower
Mary and the Witch's Flower
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Awards: 8 nominations
Writer: Mary Stewart, Riko Sakaguchi, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Actors: Hana Sugisaki, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is about a young girl named Mary who discovers a magical flower that gives her temporary magical abilities, leading her on a thrilling adventure to a hidden school for witches and wizards. As she navigates this new world, she must uncover the truth behind the school’s dark secrets and find her way back home.

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 follows a young woman named Hana who falls in love with a werewolf and raises their half-human, half-wolf children after his untimely death, navigating the challenges of raising them in both human and wolf societies.

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