Anyone would think that Japanese animation cinema has always been there, although the truth is that it is a recent acquisition for all Western nations, because, although anime is sovereignly popular throughout the world, it reached this part of the world until the last decades of the s. XX
Despite this, anime has given us several modern movie classics, and these are the 8 best anime movies of all time according to IMDb.
8. Tomb of the Fireflies (1988)
Whoever wishes to enter The Tomb of the Fireflies by Isao Takahata must do so accompanied and with a handkerchief in hand, because even the most disheartened person will not be able to avoid shedding tears throughout this film. His plot is about two orphans trying to survive the horrors of war, which, written like this, may seem a bit simple. Let the reader not be fooled: this film is a faithful portrait of human nature, which is capable of the vilest acts, but also the kindest.
7. The Animatrix (2003)
When the Wachowski sisters were catapulted to stardom with the Matrix, they decided to continue exploiting the goose that laid the golden eggs. The result could not have been better: an anime film produced by Madhouse that in many ways surpassed in quality the live-action films of this Universe. Constructed as an anthology, The Animatrix presents us with different short stories, all with that very philipkdickian touch that fans of non-ordinary states of real love.
6. The Castle in the Sky (1986)
Considered the first Ghibli film (as Nausica was never produced by this studio), Castle in the Sky immediately became a benchmark in animated cinema. The film is about two little ones who decide to confront a group of soldiers whose base of operations is on a floating island: Laputa. It may not be the most popular Ghibli movie (they have so many, and they are all so good), but it is one of the most loved by fans.
5. Ponyo and the Little Mermaid’s Secret (2008)
Of all the Studio Ghibli productions, Ponyo is the sweetest and funniest film. The animation, as expected with this production company, is quite detailed, plus it has a breathtaking soundtrack and an acute, action-packed story. For something, Ponyo has earned recognition from the critics and the love of the public.
4. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Interestingly, this film was released in Japan in a double role together with Tomb of the Fireflies, a completely different film from My Neighbor Totoro. His argument may seem trivial: a Japanese family moves to the countryside where many spirits live. However, this Hayao Miyazaki film is one of the most beautiful apologies to life and the mystery that surrounds it.
3. Porco Rosso (1992)
Miyazaki’s fifth production at Studio Ghibli is Porco Rosso, a film that recounts the life of an Italian pilot from World War I with a peculiar pig appearance. What was originally a film intended to be broadcast only on commercial flights soon became one of the Ghibli classics. It is worth mentioning that this tape was based on one of the few mangas that Miyazaki wrote.
2.Princess Mononoke (1997)
Yes, we know, this is another Ghibli movie, but what is our fault that this production company makes such devilishly good films? Princess Mononoke is a fan favorite due to her dark and action-packed plot, and it is well known that San served as the inspiration to create the mythical character of Ahsoka Tano, the beastly warrior from Star Wars.
1.The Incredible Moving Castle (2004)
The story of this film is one of the most fascinating of those imagined by Hayao Miyazaki, overflowing creativity that was captured in a complex and detailed animation. Old age, feminism, friendship, are the themes that The Incredible Moving Castle delves into, which is why both adults and children have been able to enjoy it alike.