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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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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Your Name is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
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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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Wolf Children Aoi Miyazaki, Megumi Hayashibara, Bunta Sugawara

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

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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 Girl Who Leapt Through Tim... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
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Paprika Satoshi Kon, Megumi Hayashibara, Hideyuki Tanaka

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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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Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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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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The Boy and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
erepin71 added The Boy and the Beast Kumiko Asô, Rirî Furankî, Suzu Hirose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Garden of Words is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
AndréMagalhães added Garden of Words Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Hilary Haag

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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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Only Yesterday Mayumi Iizuka, Yōko Honna, Miki Imai

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Trigun: Badlands Rumble is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
Son Goku added 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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Pom Poko Megumi Hayashibara, Shincho Kokontei III, Akira Kamiya

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

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Children Who Chase Lost Voices is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
erepin71 added Children Who Chase Lost Voices Kazuhiko Inoue, Fumiko Orikasa, Junko Takeuchi

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Steamboy Anne Suzuki, Susumu Terajima, Sanae Kobayashi

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

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

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Redline Tadanobu Asano, Yū Aoi, Daisuke Gōri

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

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Movies of All Time
torquegreg added The Tale of Princess Kaguya Tatsuya Nakadai, Ryudo Uzaki, Nobuko Miyamoto

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, James Woods