20 Movies Like The Wind Rises

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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 encounters love, friendship, and the challenges of growing up.

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.

Porco Rosso

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“Porco Rosso” is a Studio Ghibli film that follows the story of a former World War I flying ace, now transformed into a pig, as he battles air pirates and navigates his complicated past while protecting the Adriatic Sea. The film explores themes of redemption, identity, and the power of love and friendship.

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 that tells the story of a tiny girl found inside a bamboo shoot who grows rapidly into a beautiful princess. The film explores her journey as she navigates the expectations of society and her longing for freedom and happiness.

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 drama set in 1963 Yokohama, Japan, following the story of two high school students who strive to save their school’s clubhouse from demolition while navigating their own personal struggles and a budding romance.”

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 tells the story of a 15-year-old boy and a woman in their mid-20s who form a bond as they meet and converse in a garden during rainy mornings. Through their encounters, they find solace and understanding in each other’s company, navigating their personal struggles and dreams.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 12 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Satoko Okudera
Actors: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” is a Japanese animated film about a high school girl who discovers she has the ability to time travel. As she explores her newfound power, she learns about the consequences of altering the past and the importance of cherishing the present.

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress
Millennium Actress
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 87 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 6 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: Satoshi Kon, Sadayuki Murai
Actors: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
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“Millennium Actress” is a Japanese animated film that tells the story of a retired actress as she recounts her life and career to a documentary filmmaker, blurring the lines between reality and the movies she starred in.”

Paprika

Paprika
Paprika
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 6 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon
Actors: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
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“Paprika” is a Japanese animated film that follows a team of scientists who use a device called the DC Mini to enter people’s dreams and help them overcome psychological issues. However, when the DC Mini falls into the wrong hands, it leads to a dangerous blend of reality and dreams, threatening the fabric of the human mind.

Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers
Tokyo Godfathers
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 8 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Satoshi Kon, Keiko Nobumoto
Actors: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto
Language: Japanese, Spanish, English
Country: Japan
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“Tokyo Godfathers” is a heartwarming animated film about three homeless individuals who find an abandoned baby on Christmas Eve and embark on a journey to find its parents, encountering unexpected challenges and forming an unlikely family along the way.

The Secret World of Arrietty

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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 is part of a tiny family living secretly in a human house. When Arrietty is discovered by a young boy named Sho, their friendship leads to a heartwarming adventure as they try to protect the secret world of the borrowers from being exposed.

My Neighbors the Yamadas

My Neighbors the Yamadas
My Neighbors the Yamadas
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Awards: N/A
Writer: Hisaichi Ishii, Isao Takahata, Leo Chu
Actors: Yukiji Asaoka, Tôru Masuoka, Masako Araki
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“My Neighbors the Yamadas” is a lighthearted and comedic animated film that follows the daily lives and misadventures of the Yamada family, offering humorous glimpses into their relatable moments of love, laughter, and family dynamics. Through a series of interconnected vignettes, the movie explores the joys and challenges of everyday life, celebrating the ordinary yet extraordinary moments that make up a family’s journey.

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 film about a young girl named Haru who saves a cat and is subsequently whisked away to a magical kingdom of cats, where she must find her way back home with the help of a dapper cat named Baron.”

When Marnie Was There

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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, uncovering a heartwarming story of friendship, self-discovery, and the power of memories.”

A Letter to Momo

A Letter to Momo
A Letter to Momo
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 3 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Hiroyuki Okiura, Joe Deasy, Stephanie Sheh
Actors: Karen Miyama, Yuka, Daizaburo Arakawa
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“A Letter to Momo” is an animated film about a young girl named Momo who moves to a small island and begins receiving letters from her deceased father, leading her on a supernatural adventure to reconcile with her past and find inner peace.

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 animated fantasy film that tells the story of a man who becomes stranded on a deserted island and forms a connection with a mysterious red turtle. Through their bond, the film explores themes of love, survival, and the cyclical nature of life.

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 a fantasy film about a young girl named Mary who discovers a magical flower that grants her extraordinary powers, leading her on a thrilling adventure in a hidden world of witches and magic.

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 an animated film set in a post-apocalyptic world where a young princess named Nausicaä embarks on a journey to save her people and restore harmony between humans and nature.

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 an animated fantasy film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the adventures of a young girl named Sheeta and a boy named Pazu as they uncover the secret of a floating castle and race against pirates and government agents to protect its magical powers.

Howl’s Moving Castle

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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 involving a moving castle, love, and war.

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