What are the best Miyazaki films?

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    #1Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    Spirited Away is a Japanese movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of yokai and the spirit world and mythology of Japan. Chihiro and her parents are traveling to their new home when they enter a magical world.

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    Linda Robinson
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "This is the absolute best Miyazaki film that I have watched. The story and animation are amazing as usual, but what really drew me in was the main character and her outlook and disposition. I loved it so much I've watched the film dozens of times already!"
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    #2Ponyo

    Ponyo

    Based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, Hayao Miyazaki tells us the story of Sosuke that rescues a little goldfish named Ponyo. But the father of Ponyo, a powerful sea sorcerer, forces her to return home to the sea. Ponyo wants to be human and her mother, a sea goddess will try to restore balance between nature making her wishes come true.

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    Virginia Walters
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "this is a really great film that is obviously inspired by many other disney-type films but my children really like it and we have watched it many time already. ponyo is so cute too!"
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    #3Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    One of the epic adventures of Studio Ghibli, the Princess Mononoke tells the epic story of the young warrior Ashitaka that travels to the west to find a cure for a deadly curse that is haunting him. In the west, he finds the powerful Lady Eboshi and her people of Iron Town that are in conflict with the mysterious Princess Mononoke, a girl that was raised by wolves. The Princess wants to save the forest and the animal and spirits that live there.

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    Douglas Arnold
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "This is a brilliant film about man and nature all wrapped in the stunning style Hayao Miyazaki is known for. This is an amazingly good film to watch even for adults and I highly recommend it."
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    #4My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro is one of the classics from Studio Ghibli. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, this tale of magic, love, fantasy and adventure shows us the story of two young little sisters, Satsuki and Mei, that move with their father to a new house in the countryside while her mother is at the hospital. There, they will meet a forest spirit called Totoro only visible for the kids.

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    Ruth Patel
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "I love Totoro!! This is the first ever Hayao Miyazaki film I ever watched and it has really sticked with me throughout my adult life. It is just so adorable! "
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    #5Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    One of the classics from the worldly famous Studio Ghibli was this touching story about Kiki, a young girl who must follow the tradition to become a witch. This is a tale about growing up, taking responsibilities and finding a place in the world.

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    Nicole Parker
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "This is an adorable movie about a young witch overcoming obstacles. It's a great film for kids and I really like it because it has lessons in it too!"
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    #6Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle is a Japanese animated fantasy film released in 2004 directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki. This steampunk movie is loosely based on the novel of the same name released in 1986 written by Diana Wynne Jones.

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    Rose Campbell
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "I really liked this film. In fact, this is the movie that inspired me to pursue a career in animation and design! "
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    #7Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

    Hayao Miyazaki told in this movie by his Studio Ghibli an apocalyptic story about the importance of ecology, forests, and environment. A thousand years after a global war, the Valley of the Wind is one of the few areas that are still populated in Earth, Nausicaa is her princess and they fight a constant struggle with giant insects called "ohmu" that guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the planet. She is the only one to notice the bond between the forest and life on Earth.

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    Brittany Lewis
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Post apocalyptic theme plus Hayao Miyazaki equals perfection! This is by far my favorite movies of his, and I really enjoyed it. The fact that a girl is the protagonist is really a big plus for me too!"
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    #8Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso is one of the finest movies from Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli. Porco Rosso is a human that was a flying hero during World War I but now, with his face transformed into that of a pig by a spell, and in the decade of the 30's he is a tortured spirit that must face a sky pirates band. The pirate's gang hire Curtis and old rival to get rid of Porco but both share the love for Gina.

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    Zachary Snyder
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "A World War I veteran pilot who got turned into a brave flying pig - need I say more? This movie is hilarious but extremely well-executed as per the usual Miyazaki style. "
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    #9Arrietty

    Arrietty

    Arrietty alternatively known as The Secret World of Arrietty is a fantasy animation film whose screenplay was written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi. The family movie was released on February 17, 2012, in the USA.

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Summary

Best What are the best Miyazaki films
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Spirited AwayMovies 13 Paid
2PonyoMovies 9 Paid
3Princess MononokeMovies 9 Paid
4My Neighbor TotoroMovies 9 Paid
5Kiki's Delivery Service Movies 6 Paid
6Howl's Moving CastleMovies 4 Paid
7Nausicaa of the Valley of the WindMovies 3 Paid
8Porco RossoMovies 1 Paid
9ArriettyMovies 0 Paid
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