Anime Underground The Best Anime Movies of All Time  

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List Rules 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 Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

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Howl's Moving Castle Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

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Princess Mononoke Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

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My Neighbor Totoro Noriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani, Sumi Shimamoto

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Castle in the Sky Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Tanaka, Ichirō Nagai

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Jōji Yanami, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Ichirō Nagai

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Ponyo Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro

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Akira Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama, Tesshō Genda

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Kiki's Delivery Service Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Akio Ōtsuka

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

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

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

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Jennifer Hale, Megumi Hayashibara, Daran Norris

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Wolf Children Aoi Miyazaki, Megumi Hayashibara, Bunta Sugawara

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Arrietty Mirai Shida, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Kirin Kiki

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Porco Rosso Akio Ōtsuka, Akemi Okamura, Osamu Saka

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The Cat Returns Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba, Takayuki Yamada

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Tim... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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Ninja Scroll Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri, Takeshi Aono

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Paprika Satoshi Kon, Megumi Hayashibara, Hideyuki Tanaka

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Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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Whisper of the Heart Mayumi Iizuka, Minami Takayama, Shigeru Muroi

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

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Summer Wars Riisa Naka, Ichirō Nagai, Sakiko Tamagawa

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5 Centimeters Per Second Yûko Nakamura, Risa Mizuno, Masami Iwasaki

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From up on Poppy Hill Masami Nagasawa, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yuriko Ishida

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Blood: The Last Vampire Youki Kudoh, Steven Blum, Paul Carr

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The Boy and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
The Boy and the Beast Kumiko Asô, Rirî Furankî, Suzu Hirose

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Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa Nana Mizuki, Rie Kugimiya, Toshio Furukawa

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

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Tokyo Godfathers Akio Ōtsuka, Mamiko Noto, Toru Emori

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Dwight Schultz, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio

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The Castle of Cagliostro Ichirō Nagai, Sumi Shimamoto, Gorō Naya

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When Marnie Was There Kasumi Arimura, Susumu Terajima, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

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Tales from Earthsea Bunta Sugawara, Teruyuki Kagawa, Mitsuko Baisho

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

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Bleach: Memories of Nobody Rie Kugimiya, Chiwa Saitō, Masakazu Morita

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

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

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Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Moneca Stori

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Trigun: Badlands Rumble is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
Trigun: Badlands Rumble Maaya Sakamoto, Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch

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

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Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time Tomokazu Seki, Kappei Yamaguchi, Houko Kuwashima

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Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Kazuhiko Inoue, Junko Takeuchi, Yuki

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Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Kappei Yamaguchi, Houko Kuwashima, Nicole Oliver

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Astro Boy Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage

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Pom Poko Megumi Hayashibara, Shincho Kokontei III, Akira Kamiya

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Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku Jōji Yanami, Shô Hayami, Masako Nozawa

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Fairytail is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
Fairytail Natsu dragneel, Erza scarlet, Lucy heartfillia

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Only Yesterday Mayumi Iizuka, Yōko Honna, Miki Imai