film The Best Movies Directed by Hayao Miyazaki  

Reference
1.9k votes 387 voters 10.7k views 24 items Embed

List of all movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Hayao Miyazaki are listed here and include movie posters and Hayao Miyazaki movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Hayao Miyazaki movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Hayao Miyazaki film is can be factored into this list.

From Hayao Miyazaki's studio films to Hayao Miyazaki's independent films, this Hayao Miyazaki filmography keeps tabs on all Hayao Miyazaki movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List features Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Hayao Miyazaki direct?” or “who is Hayao Miyazaki?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki?” and “what's a good selection of good Hayao Miyazaki movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Hayao Miyazaki films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Hayao Miyazaki works.

All Hayao Miyazaki director credits are included. This list of every movie that Hayao Miyazaki has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Hayao Miyazaki movie is and which actors starred in the Hayao Miyazaki film.

Re-rank this page, delete movies you don't think belong, then put your personalized list up for a vote on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter. (24 items)

We have lists of the best movies directed by Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone too, which you might like if you're a fan of Hayao Miyazaki.

1
210 31
Ranker Video
Spirited Away Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, ...more

2
198 30
Ranker Video
Howl's Moving Castle Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones. The ...more

3
176 28
Ranker Video
Princess Mononoke Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith Princess Mononoke is a 1997 anime epic action historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was animated by Studio Ghibli and produced by Toshio Suzuki. The film stars the ...more

4
136 21
Ranker Video
Kiki's Delivery Service Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Akio Ōtsuka Kiki's Delivery Service is a 1989 Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli. It was written, produced and directed by Hayao Miyazaki as an adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same ...more

5
148 25
Ranker Video
My Neighbor Totoro Noriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani, Sumi Shimamoto My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film – which stars the voice actors Noriko Hidaka, Chika ...more

6
136 23
Ranker Video
Castle in the Sky Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Tanaka, Ichirō Nagai Castle in the Sky is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is also the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. The film was distributed by ...more

7
121 25
Ranker Video
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Jōji Yanami, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Ichirō Nagai Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a 1984 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his own 1982 manga of the same name. ...more

8
98 30
Ranker Video
Ponyo Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro Ponyo, initially titled in English as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a 2008 Japanese animated fantasy comedy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli and Toho. It is ...more

9
71 21
Ranker Video
The Wind Rises Emily Blunt, Martin Short, John Krasinski The Wind Rises is a 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli. It was released by Toho on July 20, 2013 in Japan, and by ...more

10
57 27
Ranker Video
Porco Rosso Akio Ōtsuka, Akemi Okamura, Osamu Saka Porco Rosso is a 1992 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is based on Hikōtei Jidai, a three-part watercolor manga by Miyazaki. The film stars the voices ...more

11
38 19
Ranker Video
The Castle of Cagliostro Ichirō Nagai, Sumi Shimamoto, Gorō Naya The Castle of Cagliostro is a 1979 Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is the second film featuring Monkey Punch's master thief Arsène Lupin III, from his ...more

12
19 10
Ranker Video
Mei and the Kittenbus Chika Sakamoto

The Best Movies Directed by Women

13
21 14
Ranker Video

14
7 5
Ranker Video
Koro no Daisanpo Koro no Daisanpo, Koro's Big Day Out, is a 2002 Japanese animated short film. Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli is the writer and director. The film is about Koro the puppy, who runs away from his ...more

15
10 9
Ranker Video
Looking for a Home Akiko Yano, Tamori Looking for a Home was written, directed and produced by Hayao Miyazaki for Studio Ghibli. The short film originally released on January 3, 2006, and is shown only in the Saturn Theater at the ...more

16
7 6
Ranker Video
Mizugumo Monmon Akiko Yano Mizugumo Monmon is a fifteen-minute Japanese animated short film released on January 3, 2006. It was produced and directed by Hayao Miyazaki for anime production house Studio Ghibli. It can be ...more

17
11 11
Ranker Video
Porco Rosso: The Last Sortie

18
10 10
Ranker Video
Kūsō no Sora Tobu Kikaitachi Hayao Miyazaki Kūsō no Sora Tobu Kikaitachi is a 2002 Japanese animated short film produced by Studio Ghibli for their near exclusive use in the Ghibli Museum. It features director Hayao Miyazaki as the ...more

19
8 8
Ranker Video
Sora Iro no Tane

20
13 14
Ranker Video
On Your Mark Ghibli Experimental Theater On Your Mark is an animated music video created by Studio Ghibli for the song "On Your Mark" by the Japanese rock duo Chage & Aska. The song was ...more

21
2 2
The dissappearance of haruhi s... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Jamir Hossain added The dissappearance of haruhi suzumiya

22
10 11
Ranker Video
Hoshi o Katta Hi Kyōka Suzuki, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yo Oizumi Hoshi o Katta Hi is a Japanese animated short film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and released January 3, 2006. It was produced by Toshio Suzuki for Studio Ghibli for their exclusive use in the ...more

23
4 8
Ranker Video
Kujiratori Kujiratori is a short film shown only in the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan. The film has a running time of 16 minutes. It is drawn in a different, simpler style compared to other Studio Ghibli ...more

24
4 9
Ranker Video
Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess Pandane to Tamago Hime is a Japanese animated fantasy short film by Hayao Miyazaki made for the Studio Ghibli Museum. It premiered at the museum on November 20, 2010. Miyazaki conceived the idea ...more