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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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My Neighbor Totoro Noriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani, Sumi Shimamoto

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Princess Mononoke Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

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

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

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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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Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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Ninja Scroll Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri, Takeshi Aono

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

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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Paprika Satoshi Kon, Megumi Hayashibara, Hideyuki Tanaka

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Summer Wars Riisa Naka, Ichirō Nagai, Sakiko Tamagawa

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

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

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

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The Boy and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 29 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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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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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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Perfect Blue Junko Iwao, Hideyuki Hori, Shin-ichiro Miki

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

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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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Trigun: Badlands Rumble is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
Trigun: Badlands Rumble Maaya Sakamoto, Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch

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

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

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

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

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Astro Boy Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage

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Escaflowne Maaya Sakamoto, Tomokazu Seki, Kappei Yamaguchi

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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Tamio Ōki, Eri Sendai, Yoshisada Sakaguchi

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Pom Poko Megumi Hayashibara, Shincho Kokontei III, Akira Kamiya

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Bleach: Fade to Black Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa, Shin-ichiro Miki