tv 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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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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Princess Mononoke Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Ponyo Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro

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

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

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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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Porco Rosso Akio Ōtsuka, Akemi Okamura, Osamu Saka

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

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Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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The Cat Returns Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba, Takayuki Yamada

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

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Ninja Scroll Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri, Takeshi Aono

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Kimi No Na Wa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
Kimi No Na Wa

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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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The Girl Who Leapt Through Tim... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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

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

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Tokyo Godfathers Akio Ōtsuka, Mamiko Noto, Toru Emori

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Tales from Earthsea Bunta Sugawara, Teruyuki Kagawa, Mitsuko Baisho

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

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

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The Boy and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Bleach: Memories of Nobody Rie Kugimiya, Chiwa Saitō, Masakazu Morita

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

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Trigun: Badlands Rumble is listed (or ranked) 38 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: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Houko Kuwashima

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

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

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

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Escaflowne Maaya Sakamoto, Tomokazu Seki, Kappei Yamaguchi

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

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

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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