20 Movies Like Castle In The Sky

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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 anime film set in a world devastated by ecological disasters. The story follows the courageous princess Nausicaä as she navigates political conflicts and battles against toxic creatures to protect her people and restore harmony to the land.

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 encounter friendly forest spirits, including a giant cuddly creature named Totoro, as they navigate the challenges of moving to a new rural home and coping 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, English
Country: Japan
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“Spirited Away” is an animated film about a young girl named Chihiro who gets trapped in a spirit world and must work in a bathhouse to save her parents and find a way back home, encountering various magical creatures and challenges along the way. The movie explores themes of identity, courage, and the importance of finding one’s own voice.

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, who lives in a magical moving castle, to break the curse and find her true self.

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 Japanese animated film that follows the story of a young warrior who becomes entangled in a conflict between humans and forest spirits as he tries to protect his village and the natural world. It explores themes of environmentalism, the clash between industrialization and nature, and the complex nature of humanity.

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 Studio Ghibli film that follows the story of a young Borrower named Arrietty, who lives secretly in the walls of a house and befriends a human boy named Shawn. Together, they navigate the challenges of their different worlds and form a bond that defies their size and societal expectations.

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 charming animated film about a young witch named Kiki who moves to a new town and starts a delivery service on her broomstick, learning valuable lessons about independence, friendship, and self-discovery along the way.

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 a former World War I pilot named Porco Rosso, who has been transformed into a pig and now works as a bounty hunter. The film follows his adventures as he battles air pirates and navigates his complicated relationships while attempting to find a way to become human again.

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 animated film that follows a young girl named Shizuku who discovers her passion for writing and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and love. Through her encounters with a mysterious boy and her pursuit of her dreams, she learns to embrace her creativity and find her own voice in the world.

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 from being hit by a truck, only to find herself involved in a fantastical adventure in a kingdom of cats as a result. She must navigate this strange world and find her way back home with the help of a dapper cat named Baron.

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 world where balance is disrupted, leading to chaos and the emergence of dark forces. A young prince and a wandering wizard embark on a journey to restore harmony and confront the malevolent sorcerer behind the turmoil.

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 named Ponyo who befriends a human boy named Sosuke. As Ponyo yearns to become human, their friendship sets off a magical adventure that tests the power of love and the balance of nature.

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 work together to save their school’s clubhouse from demolition while navigating their own personal struggles and a blossoming romance.”

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, as he navigates his career and personal life amidst the backdrop of historical events leading up to World War II. It explores his passion for aviation and the moral dilemmas he faces as his creations are ultimately used for war.

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 discovers a mysterious friendship with a ghost-like girl named Marnie. Together, they unravel the secrets of Marnie’s past and learn important lessons about friendship, family, and self-acceptance.

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, where he encounters a mysterious red turtle that changes his life in unexpected ways. Through stunning visuals and minimal dialogue, the film explores themes of nature, isolation, and the cycle 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 adventure film about a young girl named Mary who discovers a magical flower that grants her temporary magical powers, leading her on a thrilling journey to a secret school for witches where she must confront a dark and dangerous secret.”

Lu Over the Wall

Lu Over the Wall
Lu Over the Wall
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Reiko Yoshida, Masaaki Yuasa, Stephanie Sheh
Actors: Kanon Tani, Shôta Shimoda, Minako Kotobuki
Language: Japanese, English, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Country: Japan
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“Lu Over the Wall” is an animated film about a young boy named Kai who befriends a mermaid named Lu, and together they navigate their way through friendship, music, and the supernatural in a small fishing town.”

Mirai

Mirai
Mirai
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 36 nominations total
Writer: Mamoru Hosoda
Actors: Rebecca Hall, Daniel Dae Kim, Koji Yakusho
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
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The Mirai movie is about a young boy named Kun who encounters magical time-traveling adventures with his future sister from different points in time, teaching him valuable life lessons along the way.

Okko’s Inn

Okko's Inn
Okko's Inn
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Hiroko Reijo, Asami, Reiko Yoshida
Actors: Seiran Kobayashi, Nana Mizuki, Satsumi Matsuda
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
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“Okko’s Inn” is a heartwarming animated film about a young girl named Okko who moves to her grandmother’s countryside inn after the loss of her parents. With the help of friendly ghosts, Okko learns to navigate her new life and discover the power of friendship and healing.

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