20 Anime Movies To Watch Before You Die

20 Anime Movies To Watch Before You Die

October 31, 2010 Neil

I posted a top 10 list of my favorite anime movies a couple of months back. This time, I’m going to list the top 20 Anime movies you should watch before you die.

The list is my personal recommendation but I’m confident that some, if not most, of them can be considered the best anime movies of all time.

1. Akira (1988)

Groundbreaking, literal and figuratively speaking. This ultimate scifi anime classic by Katsuhiro Otomo tops the list for one reason – it’s awesome.  I saw it when I was really young and all I remember now is the continuous destruction of some Japanese city, cool bikes and an indestructible super boy.

2. Spirited Away (2001)

Lost and trap in a fantasy world, Chihiro must find a way to turn her parents back to human from pigs.  With the direction of Hayao Miyazaki, it bagged the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2001.

3. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

A digital action film by director Mamoru Oshii based on a manga of the same title by Masamune Shirow. This sci-fi digital-age classic is packed with realistic action sequences and stunning character, equipment and tools designs.

4. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)

Jin RohAnother film by director Mamoru Oshii. Jin-Roh takes a love story and put in the middle of a violent terrorist activity. Bloody and realistic, this political movie delivers the story in stark details.

5. Steamboy (2004)

The most expensive anime ever produced, Steamboy is set in an alternate Victorian world where steam is the main source of power. The mechanical details alone will boggle your mind.

This ultimate steampunk anime was produced by Sunrise and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo.

6. Princess Mononoke (1997)

Another Hayao Miyazaki. A historical fantasy masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki with some of the most amazing and detailed fight scenes!

7. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

A heartwarming, Christmas tale of three homeless buds (a drunkard, a runaway and a former drag queen) and a baby that will change their lives. Smooth character animation of relatable people. This must-watch movie during the holiday season was directed by Keiko Nobumoto.

8. Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Directed by Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki, this is one of the few older anime movies with fluid and consistent animation.

9. Grave of The Fireflies (1988)

1988 was a good year for ground-breaking anime. We have the sci-fi action-packed Akira, then we are offered with a chilling wartime movie by Ghibli through director Isao Takahata.

10. Nausicaa of the Valley of The Wind (1984)

A post-post-post-apocalyptic story on humanity and the need for survival. This pre-Ghibli production by Director Hayao Miyazaki is considered to be the blueprint for his succeeding works.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time11. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

12. Ninja Scroll (1993)

13. Apple Seed: Ex Machina (2007)

14. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

15. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

16. Patlabor 2 (1993)

17. Vampire Hunter D – Bloodlust (2000)

18. Sword of a Stranger (2007)

19. Paprika (2006)

20. Origin: Spirit of the Past (2006)

18 responses to “20 Anime Movies To Watch Before You Die”

  1. david


  2. Margarita

    Link exchange is nothing else except it is only placing the other person’s blog
    link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do same for you.

  3. balaski z plastiku na płot i furtkę ogrodzeniową, sztachetki plastikowe, Teraźniejsze ogrodzenie, sztachetki plastikowe z Warszawy w pobliżu, sztachety PVC na płot i bramę sztachetową, ogrodzenia z plastiku ozdobne

    It just depends on what thdy have had tto adapt to. I have heard off them climbing trees but chain link fences
    Guelph arre not wood.

  4. Ty Wallace

    The true traveler http://lawyerbusinesscards.net/item,240540044665620794 is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.

  5. Bonita

    This guide will certainly take you through the process of lacing
    in with a basic cross tied corset, yet the technique is primarily the exact
    same for any sort of lacing method.

  6. alat bantu pria

    Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this web site,
    as i want enjoyment, for the reason that this this web page conations genuinely pleasant funny data too.

  7. Cam Porno

    Fine way of describing, and pleasant post to take information regarding my presentation focus, which i am going to present in academy.

  8. clash of clans cheats - clash of clans gems and gold hack

    If you have any hope for on the internet Clash of Clans resource generator hack totally free gems, attempt this.

  9. porn

    This is really interesting, You are an excessively skilled blogger.
    I have joined your rss feed and stay up for seeking more of your fantastic post.
    Additionally, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks

  10. vao bong88

    I don’t even know the way I finished up right here, but I thought
    this submit was great. I don’t know who you might be however certainly you
    are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already.


  11. moobom

    Z tudzież intensywny charakter. Owo uciecha, sport zaś zadowolenie.Awantura tańca czerpie zalążków ludzkości. Oraz belly dance w ostatnim czasie napełnia się dużą glorią między dorosłych małżonek. W tej chwili rządzą one na listach sławie, wygrywając spośród tańcami przyjacielskimi a świetnymi.Te impreza głównie wybiera młodzież. Belly dance, to olśniewający postępowanie na ładny bebech. Bratislavsky obrębek500 kcal skromniej!Po godzinnym tańcu w dysce przypalamy aż 500 kcal. Natomiast jeżeli vip się wstydzi, nie sądzi w niewłasnego siła, owo powinno się pamiętać, że powinno się się przełamać oraz przejść własne imprezy taneczne w Łodzi ułomności.Na auli tanecznejTańce przyjacielskie rozdzielają się na latynoamerykańskie tudzież skostniałego.Do latynoamerykańskich kategoryzuje się: sambę, cha–chę, rumbę, pasodoble zaś jive’zaś. Ażeby przeobrazić niewłasne egzystencja, nie koniec lecz wariacja nawyków odżywiania. Poważnego istnieje, aby wynaleźć swój drogi gatunek tańca: oszałamia Cię rumba, brazylijska samba, natomiast prawdopodobnie wyłonisz tango? Perspektyw istnieje multum.

  12. blog actual

    It’s really very complicated in this active life to
    listen news on Television, therefore I simply use web for that reason, and take
    the latest news.

  13. finditsek

    What’s up, yes this post is really good and I have learned lot of things from it regarding blogging.

  14. see page

    luxury restroom rentals
    see page http://www.outriggerstonga.com/sitemap381.php

  15. Ultimate Destination Of Mobile

    Hello, I desire to subscribe for this blog to take latest
    updates, so where can i do it please help.

  16. free movies 50 shades of grey

    Hi it’s me, I am also visiting this web site regularly, this
    web page is genuinely good and the people are truly
    sharing nice thoughts.

  17. private sexkontakte karlsruhe

    Wenn du unglücklich bist deiner Ehe, trenn dich um deinet Willen – du verschwendest nur kostbare Lebenszeit mit unglücklich sein.

  18. klicken um zu lesen

    Komm nun rein und geniesse diese geilen Frauen Nylons Willige heisse Frauen Nylons und schwarzen geilen Stockings.

Leave a Reply