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Studio Ghibli Movies: 10 Best Studio Ghibli Movies IMDb 7+

Posted on 23 August 2018

Studio Ghibli Movies: 10 Best Studio Ghibli Movies IMDb 7+

Studio Ghibli is a famous animation film production studio founded in 1985. Four best Japanese film directors established the Studio Ghibli; Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata, and Yasuyoshi Tokuma. It is based in Tokyo, Japan. Studio Ghibli is well known for its best productions of short films, television series, animation fantasies and television commercials.

It acquired its popularity from the high level of consistency in the production of anime feature films and focused on fulfilling the desires of its clients. Long-term output since 1985 has kept it on the best rank. The studio has released a significant number television and animations films that have attracted millions of viewers around the globe. My Neighbor Totoro, and Grave of the Fireflies are the most popular animation movies that were produced in 80’s among others to present date. Here is a list of ten Studio Ghibli’s animation series and films of all times:

Studio Ghibli Movies List

10. Pom Poko

Studio Ghibli Movies Pom Poko

IMDb 7.4 / Release Date: 1994

Trailer / Director: Isao Takahata

Its 10th in our list of Studio Ghibli Movies; An Isao Takahata well-fashioned anime feature film produced in 1994 by the Studio Ghibli movies. It is one of the studio’s most exceptional film of 90’s. Imagine a shape-shift of raccoon dogs protect their home from being destroyed by the angry urban development committee. It is a magical fight indeed, with a great plot. The film rocked in the year 1995 after its release recording the highest number of views with excellent ratings from its review. The comedy and drama theme made it exciting to the viewers.

9. The Secret World of Arrietty

Studio Ghibli Movies The Secret World of Arrietty

IMDb 7.6 / Release Date: 2010

Trailer / Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Its 9th in our list of Studio Ghibli Movies; Another Hiromasa Yonebayashi movie released in 2010. A family of four short people struggling to live an anonymous life in another resident family, borrowing items to make their house a home. Their struggle ends when a teenage daughter of their own is discovered. If you lived to borrow simple things from your neighbors, will you continue with the same routine when a princess come into being in your life? That is exact plot of this film. If you love family adventure, then this is the best choice for you.


8. When Marnie Was There

Studio Ghibli Movies When Marnie Was There

IMDb 7.7 / Release Date: 2014

Trailer / Director: James Simone, Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Its 8th in our list of Studio Ghibli Movies; A Hiromasa animation film based on family drama theme produced by Studio Ghibli movies in 2014. It has a beautiful scene of a girl who becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion upon being sent to stay with her relatives a distant from her parents. The relatives live in the countryside, so the girl becomes infatuated with a friend that lives in the village. The identity of this mysterious girlfriend is tamed to be real. The story of a girl becomes more canning and blows the minds of the viewers at the end.

7. Ponyo

Studio Ghibli Movies Ponyo

IMDb 7.7 / Release Date: 2008

Trailer / Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Its 7th in our list of Studio Ghibli Movies; A comedy-fantasy film of Studio Ghibli Movies production. Ponyo is a young goldfish princess that falls in love with a 5-year-old boy who is in a relationship with the goldfish. The thirst of Ponyo to become a human being make the whole plot of the film more interesting.

6. Kiki’s Delivery Service

Studio Ghibli Movies Kiki's Delivery Service

IMDb 7.9 / Release Date: 1989

Trailer / Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Its 6th in our list of Studio Ghibli Movies; A young girl named Kiki finds a new way to fit in the community despite the difficult to fight for independent life. She starts an air courier service to support herself. The community portrays her as a young witch that figures the way out in every hard situation. The film produced in 1989 under the direction of Hayao Miyazaki.

5. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Studio Ghibli Movies The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

IMDb 8.1 / Release Date: 2013

Trailer / Director: Isao Takahata

Its 5th in our list of Studio Ghibli Movies; A Studio Ghibli movie directed by Isao Takahata and produced in the year 2013. It has integrated the modern animation technology with a fantastic synopsis. A peaceful family of an old bamboo cutter receives a glittering daughter and a princess that restores his happiness. An old man with his wife watches their daughter grow into an amazing young lady. She enthralls everyone that encounters her. She must confront her fate and adhere to punishment to all the crimes she has ever made.

4. Howl’s Moving Castle

Studio Ghibli Movies Howl's Moving Castle

IMDb 8.2 / Release Date: 2004

Trailer / Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Its 4th in our list of Studio Ghibli Movies; Another film series of Hayao direction. It is a family adventure film. A young woman is cursed with an old body by a mysterious witch. The only chance she has in breaking the spell lies within her but insecure of a young wizard and her companion in his walking castle.

3. My Neighbor Totoro

Studio Ghibli Movies My Neighbor Totoro

IMDb 8.2 / Release Date: 1988

Trailer / Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Its 3th in our list of Studio Ghibli Movies; A family fantasy film produced in 1988 by Studio Ghibli movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The consistency of the studio to produce girl theme made them popular with the way they trick girl stories into something enormous and worth watching. After two girls hear of their ailing mother, they are forced to move near and be with their mother. They experience some mystery of the adventure from the nearby forest full of spirits. They wonder if the wood has a connection to their mother’s illness.

2. The Grave of Fireflies

Studio Ghibli Movies The Grave of Fireflies

IMDb 8.5 / Release Date: 1988

Trailer / Director: Isao Takahata

Its 2th in our list of Studio Ghibli Movies; A war drama movie released in 1988 based on the true story of world-war II. You either aware of or have heard of world war. The scramble that resulted in deaths of thousands of civilians all over the world. World-war II left a big scar for Japanese residents from the US nuclear warhead. Isao Takahata creates a superb plot of the situation in Japan but instead, the plot is about a young boy and his little sister struggle for survival in Japan during that war. A touching animation story of all times from Studio Ghibli movies.

1. Spirited Away

Studio Ghibli Movies Spirited Away

IMDb 8.5 / Release Date: 2001

Trailer / Director: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise

Its 1th in our list of Studio Ghibli Movies; A film released in 2001 and directed by one of the studio’s co-founder Hayao Miyazaki and Kirk Wise. Its horrifying plot on spirit land makes it exciting and worth watching. A family decides to relocate to one of the town’s suburbs. The incredible part is that this suburb is controlled by gods, spirits, wizards, and witches. Their 10-year-old daughter enters a different world of ghosts and witch. The fun part is that people in that suburb are turned in beast by this spirits and gods that are believed to rule over the town.


That was a list of Studio Ghibli movies of all times among others such as; Ocean waves (television series), The Cat Returns, From Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea, Whisper of the Heart, The Castle in the Sky, The Wind Rises, Poko Roso, and Only Yesterday.

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