The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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List Criteria: The best anime movies, including anime OVA movies, of all time.

A list of all the best anime movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This anime movie list can be voted on by fans like you, so vote up your top anime movies of all time and watch them climb up the poll. If you want more details about a top anime movie or anime OVA on this list, click on the movie to see the trailer and get details. This klist of the best anime films list can also be copied to start your own. We also have lists of the best mecha anime of all time, as well as the greatest samurai anime.

This list features the best classic anime movies like Akira and Ninja Scroll, as well as new anime movies like A Letter to Momo and Ponyo (although that movie is almost 8 years old now).

If you didn't find what you were looking for on this list I suggest checking out the animated movies list, fantasy movies lists, or 3d films list. You can also check out the best fantasy and sci-fi movies that are streaming on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime if you want to see more than just the best anime movies of all time. 

Chuck Jones and Hayao Miyazaki are among the directors who have worked on Anime movies in the past.

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    Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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    Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

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    Howl's Moving Castle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

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    My Neighbor Totoro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    My Neighbor Totoro Noriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani, Sumi Shimamoto

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    Princess Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Castle in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Tanaka, Ichirō Nagai

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    Kiki's Delivery Service is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Akio Ōtsuka

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    Nausicaä of the Valley of the ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Jōji Yanami, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Ichirō Nagai

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    Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Ponyo Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro

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    Grave of the Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Grave of the Fireflies Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi

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    Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Aoi Miyazaki, Megumi Hayashibara, Bunta Sugawara

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    Akira is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Akira Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama, Tesshō Genda

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    Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Ghost in the Shell Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera

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    Arrietty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Mirai Shida, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Kirin Kiki

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    Whisper of the Heart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Mayumi Iizuka, Minami Takayama, Shigeru Muroi

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    The Cat Returns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba, Takayuki Yamada

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    Porco Rosso is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Akio Ōtsuka, Akemi Okamura, Osamu Saka

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    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Jennifer Hale, Megumi Hayashibara, Daran Norris

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    Ninja Scroll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Ninja Scroll Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri, Takeshi Aono

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    Vampire Hunter D is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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    Paprika is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Paprika Satoshi Kon, Megumi Hayashibara, Hideyuki Tanaka

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    From up on Poppy Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Masami Nagasawa, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yuriko Ishida

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    5 Centimeters Per Second is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Yûko Nakamura, Risa Mizuno, Masami Iwasaki

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    The Castle of Cagliostro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Ichirō Nagai, Sumi Shimamoto, Gorō Naya

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    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Chil... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Maaya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura, Toshiyuki Morikawa

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    Pokémon: The First Movie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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    Pokémon: The First Movie Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Iizuka, Shin-ichiro Miki

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    Summer Wars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Riisa Naka, Ichirō Nagai, Sakiko Tamagawa

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    Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Perfect Blue Junko Iwao, Hideyuki Hori, Shin-ichiro Miki

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    Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Dwight Schultz, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio

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    Bleach: Memories of Nobody is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Rie Kugimiya, Chiwa Saitō, Masakazu Morita

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    Tokyo Godfathers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Tokyo Godfathers Akio Ōtsuka, Mamiko Noto, Toru Emori

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    Blood: The Last Vampire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Youki Kudoh, Steven Blum, Paul Carr

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    Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie:... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Nana Mizuki, Rie Kugimiya, Toshio Furukawa

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    Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage

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    Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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    Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Houko Kuwashima

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    Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on th... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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    Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Moneca Stori

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    Tales from Earthsea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Bunta Sugawara, Teruyuki Kagawa, Mitsuko Baisho

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    Sword of the Stranger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Sword of the Stranger Maaya Sakamoto, Naoto Takenaka, Akio Ōtsuka

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    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Wit... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, James Woods

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    Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Tamio Ōki, Eri Sendai, Yoshisada Sakaguchi

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    Metropolis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Metropolis Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Aono, Norio Wakamoto

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    Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The F... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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    Jōji Yanami, Shô Hayami, Masako Nozawa

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    Pom Poko is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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    Megumi Hayashibara, Shincho Kokontei III, Akira Kamiya

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    Escaflowne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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    Maaya Sakamoto, Tomokazu Seki, Kappei Yamaguchi

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    Only Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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    Mayumi Iizuka, Yōko Honna, Miki Imai

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    Inuyasha the Movie: Affections... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Tomokazu Seki, Kappei Yamaguchi, Houko Kuwashima

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    Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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    Kappei Yamaguchi, Houko Kuwashima, Nicole Oliver

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    Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not)... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time

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    Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone Megumi Hayashibara, Junko Iwao, Koyasu Taketo

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    Street Fighter II: The Animate... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Hiromi Tsuru, Hideyo Amamoto, Jōji Nakata

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    The Animatrix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    The Animatrix Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Melinda Clarke

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    Dragon Ball: The Path to Power is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time


    Jōji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Naoko Watanabe

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