What are the best old school anime movies?

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    #1The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises is an animated drama and romance film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was first released on November 8, 2013, by Toho. It features the voices of Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, and Hidetoshi Nishijima.

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    Lin Ma
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Airplanes, the setting was when humans still try to fly! It is simply amazing to have this here it is one of the few anime that might capture your heart simply because of the greatness of its delivery and message! Highly recommended"
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    #2Garden of Words

    Garden of Words

    Garden of Words is an international animated drama film directed by Makoto Shinkai. It was first released on July 6, 2013, by ToHo. It featured the voices of Kana Hanazawa, Miyu Irino, and Fumi Hirano.

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    Emily Brooks
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "A dramatic feeling of being alienated or isolated from the world and learning wisdom from an old person is simplicity at its best. The complexities of this anime shows how old it is regardless of the date it was released!"
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    #3Howl'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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    Donald Kim
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "STEAMPUNK BABY!! Victorian setting with a bit of dirt dust and technology relying on pollutants for it to work man this anime is a great example whoever put this here kudos to you brotha!"
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    #4Wolf Children

    Wolf Children
    Wolf Children is an animated film directed by Mamoru Hosoda. It was first released on April 27, 2013, by FUNimation with an MPAA rating of PG. It featured the voices of Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Osawa, and Haru Kuroki.
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    Lisa Bryant
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "The setting of this anime makes you feel you're in a field so simple and free. It creates a nostalgic sense of simplicity and freedom that it triggers memories of old."
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    #5Spirited 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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    Angela Woods
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "The setting and animation speaks or rather screams for itself. trains superstitions and a few more folk lore nothing more old-school than this one folks"
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    #6Summer Wars

    Summer Wars

    OZ, a virtual world connected to the internet, has become extremely popular worldwide as a spot for people to engage in a large variety of activities, such as playing sports or shopping, through avatars created and customized by the user. OZ also possesses a nearly impenetrable security due to its strong encryption, ensuring that any personal data transmitted through the networks will be kept safe in order to protect those who use it. Because of its convenient applications, the majority of society has become highly dependent on the simulated reality, even going as far as entrusting the system with bringing back the unmanned asteroid explorer, Arawashi. 

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    Samuel Meza
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "This movie it makes you feel when you think that virtual reality would be a harsh and exciting place. It brings you back to the time when everything was just speculation which makes this a really old school movie."
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    #7My 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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    Linda Wong
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Yokai and other supernatural beings in the wild how can it not get more old school than this one! It creates the fantasy feeling we all feel as a child when we imagined that monsters are cute!"
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    #8Fairy Tail: Phoenix Priestess

    Fairy Tail: Phoenix Priestess

    Fairy Tail: Phoenix Priestess is an animated film of the series Fairy Tail, directed by Masaya Fujimori. It was first released on August 18, 2012, by FUNimation. It featured the voices of Aya Hirano, Tetsuya Kakihara, and Rie Kugimiya.

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    Pablo Guzmán
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Fairy Tail ain't that old yet but it gives off a certain amount of childhood in ya, sorta like when you re-watch series and cartoons you watched when you was a kid. Simply a great thing to find here."

Summary

Best What are the best old school anime movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Wind RisesMovies 12 Paid
2Garden of WordsMovies 9 Paid
3Howl's Moving CastleMovies 8 Paid
4Wolf ChildrenMovies 7 Paid
5Spirited AwayMovies 6 Paid
6Summer WarsMovies 4 Paid
7My Neighbor TotoroMovies 3 Paid
8Fairy Tail: Phoenix Priestess Movies 1 Paid
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