20 Movies Like When Marnie Was There

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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 an animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of a young girl named Chihiro who is trapped in a spirit world and must work in a bathhouse to save her parents and find her way back home.

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 sisters who befriend a gentle forest spirit named Totoro while their mother is hospitalized. Together, they embark on magical adventures and learn the importance of imagination, friendship, and the wonders of nature.

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 tiny borrower named Arrietty and her family, who live secretly in a human house and borrow small items to survive. When Arrietty befriends a human boy, their friendship becomes threatened as their worlds collide and they must find a way to protect their existence.

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 story about a young girl named Shizuku who discovers her passion for writing and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Through her encounters with a mysterious cat and a fellow aspiring musician, she learns to believe in her own dreams and aspirations.

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 Studio Ghibli film that tells the story of a young girl who is discovered inside a glowing bamboo shoot and raised by a bamboo cutter and his wife. As she grows up, she faces the challenges of societal expectations and her true identity as a celestial being.

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, leading her to seek the help of the mysterious wizard Howl and his enchanted moving castle to break the curse and find her true self.

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 desires to become human after falling in love with a five-year-old boy named Sosuke. As Ponyo’s transformation causes an imbalance in nature, Sosuke must embark on a journey to save Ponyo and restore harmony to the world.

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 film about a young witch named Kiki who moves to a new town and starts a delivery service with her talking cat, Jiji, as she navigates the challenges of independence and finding her place in the world.

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, following a high school girl named Umi and her involvement in a campaign to save a historic building on her school campus, while also navigating her own personal relationships and identity.

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 an animated film that tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, a talented engineer who designed fighter planes during World War II. The movie explores his passion for aviation, his pursuit of dreams, and the moral dilemmas he faces as his creations are used for destructive purposes.

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, exploring themes of nostalgia, self-discovery, and the importance of embracing one’s past to find happiness in the present.”

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Awards: 3 wins
Writer: Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata
Actors: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan, United States
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“Grave of the Fireflies” is a heartbreaking animated film that tells the story of two siblings, Seita and Setsuko, who struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. It explores their desperate efforts to find food, shelter, and maintain their bond in the face of poverty, loss, and the devastating effects of war.

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 is whisked away to the Cat Kingdom after saving a cat’s life. In this whimsical adventure, she must rely on the help of a dapper cat named Baron 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 a Studio Ghibli film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of an Italian World War I fighter pilot who has been transformed into a pig and now works as a freelance bounty hunter, protecting ships from sky pirates in the Adriatic Sea.

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 animated film set in a future where a toxic jungle threatens humanity. Nausicaä, a young princess, must navigate political conflicts and environmental crises to prevent a catastrophic war and find a way to coexist with the natural world.

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 fantasy adventure film about a young girl named Sheeta who possesses a magical crystal and a boy named Pazu who embarks on a journey to discover the hidden floating castle, Laputa, while being pursued by pirates and government agents.

When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows
When the Wind Blows
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
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Runtime: 84 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Raymond Briggs
Actors: Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, Robin Houston
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“When the Wind Blows” is a 1986 animated film that tells the story of an elderly British couple, Jim and Hilda Bloggs, who try to survive a nuclear attack by following the government’s advice. The film depicts their naive optimism and the devastating consequences of nuclear war on their lives.

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 named Makoto who discovers she has the ability to time travel. As she navigates the consequences of her newfound power, she learns valuable life lessons about friendship, love, and the importance of cherishing the present moment.

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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Wolf Children is a heartwarming animated film that follows the journey of a young woman named Hana, who falls in love with a werewolf and raises their half-human, half-wolf children on her own after his untimely death. It explores themes of love, family, and the challenges of embracing one’s true nature.

Summer Wars

Summer Wars
Summer Wars
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Awards: 10 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera
Actors: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura
Language: Japanese, English
Country: Japan
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“Summer Wars” is a Japanese animated film that follows a high school student, Kenji, who becomes involved in a virtual reality world called OZ. When a malicious AI threatens to destroy OZ and the real world, Kenji and his friends must work together to save both realms.

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