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Here is a list of the best Studio Ghibli movies, ranked by fans and casual critics. Founded in Toyko in 1985, Studio Ghibli is best known for anime feature films, many of which have received wide acclaim worldwide. What is the best Studio Ghibli film? 

The most popular Studio Ghibli films include Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, and My Neighbor Totoro. These animated movies were directed by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, one of the founders of Studio Ghibli. Recent and new Studio Ghibli movies include Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and When Marnie Was There.

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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
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

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Howl's Moving Castle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
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

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Princess Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
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

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My Neighbor Totoro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
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

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Kiki's Delivery Service is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
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

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Castle in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
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

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Grave of the Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
Grave of the Fireflies Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. It is based on the 1967 semi-autobiographical novel Grave of ...more

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Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
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

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Whisper of the Heart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
Whisper of the Heart Whisper of the Heart is a 1995 Japanese animated romantic drama film directed by Yoshifumi Kondō. A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out ...more

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The Cat Returns is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
The Cat Returns Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba, Takayuki Yamada The Cat Returns is a 2002 Japanese animated drama film directed by Hiroyuki Morita of Studio Ghibli. A spin-off of Whisper of the Heart, it was theatrically released in Japan on July 19, 2002 ...more

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Porco Rosso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
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

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Arrietty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
Arrietty Mirai Shida, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Kirin Kiki Arrietty, titled The Borrower Arrietty in Japan and The Secret World of Arrietty in North America, is a 2010 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and scripted by Hayao ...more

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The Wind Rises is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
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

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When Marnie Was There is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
When Marnie Was There Kasumi Arimura, Susumu Terajima, Kazuko Yoshiyuki When Marnie Was There is a 2014 Japanese anime film written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, produced by Studio Ghibli, and based on the novel When Marnie Was There by Joan G. Robinson. It ...more

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
The Tale of Princess Kaguya Tatsuya Nakadai, Ryudo Uzaki, Nobuko Miyamoto The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a 2013 Japanese animated fantasy drama film produced by Studio Ghibli and directed and co-written by Isao Takahata, based on the folktale The Tale of the ...more

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From up on Poppy Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
From up on Poppy Hill Masami Nagasawa, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yuriko Ishida From Up on Poppy Hill is a 2011 Japanese animated drama film directed by Gorō Miyazaki, scripted by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, and produced by Studio Ghibli. It is based on the 1980 ...more

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Pom Poko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
Pom Poko Megumi Hayashibara, Shincho Kokontei III, Akira Kamiya Pom Poko is a 1994 Japanese animated fantasy film, the eighth written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. Consistent with Japanese folklore, the tanuki are portrayed as ...more

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Only Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
Only Yesterday Mayumi Iizuka, Yōko Honna, Miki Imai Only Yesterday is a 1991 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata, based on the manga of the same title by Hotaru Okamoto and Yuko Tone. Toshio Suzuki produced the film ...more

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Tales from Earthsea is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
Tales from Earthsea Bunta Sugawara, Teruyuki Kagawa, Mitsuko Baisho Tales from Earthsea is a 2006 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Gorō Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film is based on a combination of plots and characters from the first ...more

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My Neighbors the Yamadas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Studio Ghibli Movies
My Neighbors the Yamadas Akiko Yano, Yukiji Asaoka, Toru Masuoka My Neighbors the Yamadas is a 1999 Japanese animated comedy film written and directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Hayato Isobata, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno, ...more