Best Anime Movies

With its lush visuals and memorable characters, anime has some of the most devoted fans around. For younger viewers, there are Hayao Miyazaki classics like My Neighbor Totoro, while teens might like edgier picks such as Ghost in the Shell. Whatever your child's age, you'll find something on this list.

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A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Exciting, all-ages anime airborne fantasy epic.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Beautiful anime with eco message and an amazing heroine.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Excellent anime based on video game characters, some peril.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Epic, compelling, and violent anime classic.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Awe-inspiring, tender anime tale has mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Fun coming of age time-traveling anime with some romance.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Demonic fun, but scarier than prior installment.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Animated film is too violent for younger kids.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Japanimation WWII tragedy the saddest. Cartoon. Ever.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Fans will enjoy it. Others might be bored.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Extremely violent classic introduced anime to Westerners.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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An intellectual, violent ancestor of The Matrix.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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