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Anime movies are becoming popular day by day. So new movies are releasing all over the world. Hence with increasing numbers let’s conclude the 34 Best Anime Movies of All Time To Watch (With Details). Above all we will update the list with time.

Let’s see the list of best Anime movies of all time. These movies are Japanese Anime movies. Unlike anime series in anime films. The story finishes in 2-3 hours. Follow the countdown to see the best Anime Movie of all time.

If you want to know the 34 Best Anime Movies of All Time To Watch (With Details). Here is the list of anime movies that are popular among anime fans. There are no spoilers about movies. Although it contains general info only.

34/34 Best Anime Movie

Tamako Market(たまこラブストーリー)

It is a popular anime movie released in 2014. It is a love story based on Slice of life and Comedy. The movie is actually a sequel of series of 12 episodes which are also shown in 2013 on TV.

Moreover the Movie beautifully shows us the love story between Mochizo, a high school boy, and his old friend Tamako.

33/34 Best Anime Movie

Cowboy Bebop: Movie

The movie was released in 2001. It is based on Action and science fiction. It is actually a movie based on Popular anime called Cowboy Behop. Cowboy Behop series was shown on Tv in 1999.

Indeed the movie shows Mars in 2071. Specifically movie show bebop and his fellow crew members chasing criminals. these criminals are responsible for an incident that killed 400 humans.

32/34 Best Anime Movie

The Anthem of the Heart (心が叫びたがってるんだ。)

It is released in 2015. It is a drama-based movie made by people who worked in anime series named Anohana. Specifically The series is a story of a young girl. The name of the girl is Jun Naruse. Her parents Got a divorce. Due to his devastating past, she speaks very little but sings extraordinarily. she becomes a heroine due to her excellent performance.

31/34 Best Anime Movie

Penguin Highway(ペンギン・ハイウェイ)

It is released in 2018. Specifically the movie is based on fantasy and contains part of life. The movie contains the story of a boy named Aoyama and a woman called “Lady”. In brief one day lot of penguins appear in their village. Especially these penguins are related to young women.

Penguin Highway [OFFICIAL TRAILER]

30/34 Best Anime Movie

Her Blue Sky (空の青さを知る人よ)

This movie is released in 2019. The story contains Fantasy and Drama. The movie contains the story of a High School Student named Aoi AiOI. Due to an accident, her parents passed away 13 years ago. She lives with her sister named Akane. she wants to become a musician. The ex-boyfriend of Akane named Shinno shows up like when he was 13 years back. So now there is 2 Shinno present.

29/34 Best Anime Movies

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale

Released in 2017. It contains science fiction and Adventure. The story contains characters Asuna and their gang. They convince kirito to play a new game. the game name was Ordinal Scale. When they play the game they realize it’s absolute Fun.

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale – Official Trailer 4

28/34 Best Anime Movies

Digimon Adventure Children’s War Game

This movie is released in 2000. It is based on fantasy and adventure. Actually, the movie is an adaptation of a popular anime series Digimon Adventure. The main characters of the movie are Taichi and Yamato. In the movie Taichi and Yamato go to a Digital world. In that world that faces the challenge of the new Evil Digimon.

27/34 Best Anime Movies

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie

It is released in 2012. The movie is about Dark fantasy. It is actually an adaption of a popular anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The movie has three parts.

  • Beginnings (2012)
  • Eternal (2012)
  • Rebellion (2013)

In the First and second movies, we got to know about the anime series. While a new story is present in the final part. The story shows a schoolgirl named Madoka Shikame. She meets a creature named Kyubey. The creature gives the girl magical powers to save the world.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie -Rebellion- Official Trailer

26/34 Best Anime Movies

Stand by Me Doraemon

It is released in 2014. It’s about science fiction and Drama. Doraemon is one of the most popular and well-known anime around the globe. The movie contains seven episodes of the anime series. It shows the start and end of the series Doraemon,

25/34 Best Anime Movies

In this Corner of the World

It is a Drama based Movie released in 2016. Actually, it earned more profit than any anime movie in the whole world. The movie tells the experience of a boy named Suzu. He survived the deadly atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima during WWII.

24/34 Best Anime Movies

Whisper Of The Heart

Released in 1995. In previous years anime movies released are full of action. Whisper Of The Heart contains the romantic and comedy genres. The story combined with attractive characters entertains all the audience.

Whisper Of The Heart is a love story of a bookworm and violin maker.

23/34 Best Anime Movies

Castle In The Sky

Castle In The Sky was a blockbuster movie when released in 2010. Contains the story of a young orphan. Who is kidnapped? The name of the kidnapper is Col. After escaping. sheet meets orphan page. Now they both search to discover a mystical floating city.

22/34 Best Anime Movies

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

It is the most heart-wrenching movie. It is the story of Princes named Kaguya. The princes bring joy to adoptive parents. The movie is also got a nomination for an Academy Award.

21/34 Best Anime Movies

A Silent Voice

It is also a Drama based Movie released in 2017. The movie hit the cinemas with a bang. It is an adaptation of a manga. It is released in 2017. The movie hit the cinemas with a bang. It quickly became one of the most enjoyed and loved movies of all time by the fans. The anime movie is full of emotions and has a deep story. The anime emphasizes some sensitive social Acts like parental divorce, teens bullying, disabilities, suicide, etc. The main character of the movie is a girl named Shoko Nishimiya and a boy named Shoya Ishida. The girl is deaf and Shoya bullies her in school.

20/34 Best Anime Movies

Rebuild of Evangelion

The movie contains Drama, fantasy, and Action. It is an adaptation of a popular anime series named Neon Genesis Evangelion. The movie series has four parts

  • 1. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:序) (2007)
  • 2. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:破) (2009)
  • 3. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:Q) (2012)
  • 4. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 (シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版:||) (2021)

Anime movie contains Drama as well as the battle between the bio-machine mecha Evangelion.

19/34 Best Anime Movies


Released in 2016. The story is based on fantasy and comedy. The movie contains three parts. Kizumonogatari means “scar story” in the Japanese language. The movie is a life story of a man. Who is a vampire named Koyomi Araragia and his heroine named Tsubasa Hanekawa?

18/34 Best Anime Movies

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’

Dragon Ball Z as we all know is one of the most famous Japanese anime. Which is famous among anime fans around the globe. It is one of the most famous parts of the whole anime. It is released in 2015. The movie contains the battle between Frieza and Goku and Vegeta. Their fight is in the Super Saiyan and God Super Saiyans forms.

17/34 Best Anime Movies

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is the twentieth Dragon Ball Movie. It is released in 2018. There is peace on earth. Goku continues his training because there are stronger forces than him in the universe. Saiyan warrior Broly arriives. Vegeta and Goku are up for a tough challenge.

16/34 Best Anime Movies

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back(劇場版ポケットモンスター ミュウツーの逆襲) 

We all know that Pokemon is one of the most popular anime series around the world. Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back is their first movie released in 1998. In the movie Pikachu and Satoshi get to know Mewtwo, They try to prevent Mewtwo from using his evil plan to destroy the world.

15/34 Best Anime Movies

Summer Wars(サマーウォーズ)

It is released in 2009. It is based on fantasy and Science Fiction. The film shows the story of a high schooler named Kenji and Natsuki. The movie shows Japanese traditions and culture. The film also shows a virtual reality world.

14/34 Best Anime Movies

Nausicaä: Valley of the Wind

Aime movie is released in 1984. It shows a story after a devastating war. The earth is pushed into the stone ages. There are jungles with large insects. The Princes of the winding valley want away so that they and nature can live together in harmony.

13/34 Best Anime Movies

Ghost In The Shell .

It was released in 1995. The film is based on Science Fiction and Cyberpunk. The story is of a cyber security agent. She is after a hacker. The movie contains action with some solid characters. The movie also enlightens ethical impacts as well as self-identity.

12/34 Best Anime Movies

Wolf Children

Wolf Children is released in 2012. It contains a sweet and heartwarming story with a fantasy that is very attractive to fans.

The movie shows the main character named Hana. She has two kids. Both are half human and half wolf because their father was a werewolf. it is hard for her alone to raise the kids. She also needs to hide them from the world. The small kids are unable to hide their Wofabilties.


11/34 Best Anime Movies

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train

The first movie from the series is called Demon Slayer. It released in 2020. The released movie is actually a sequel to the first season of the series. The season has 26 episodes. Demon slayer is based on Action, fantasy, and adventure.

The story of the demon slayer revolves around Tanjiro his sister named Nezuko. His sister becomes a partial demon due to a demon attack that killed their family. tanjiro is a young boy who later joins Demin slayer corps to fight Demons. The movie is a fight between a strong demon and Tnjiro accompanied by a powerful demon slayer of elite rank(Hashira)

you can know more about the Demon slayer series by seeing

Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train Official Trailer

10/34 Best Anime Movies

Howl’s Moving Castle(ハウルの動く城)

It was released in Japan in 2004. It is one of the topmost watched anime movies in Japan. Hence it is a fantasy movie based on a British novel called Howl’s Moving Castle. The novel is written by Diana Wyne.

The story is of a heroine named Sophie. She gets transformed into ninety-year-old woman by a curse. The curse was from a witch. The story contains her adventure with Howl. Howl is the main character.

9/34 Best Anime Movies

5 Centimeters per Second

It is released in 2007. It is a romantic movie. 5 Centimeters per Second is very famous among some fans in the anime industry. It has three parts

  • Cherry Blossom
  • Cosmonaut
  • 5 Centimeters per Second

The Anime Movie series shows Takaki’s love story with Akari. Their life in elementary school and afterward is shown at the start. In the last part, the climax comes when the characters

8/34 Best Anime Movies

Weathering with You

After the release in 2019. Weathering with You was the most viewed film of 2019. The film was aired in more than 140 countries.

It contains two young main characters. A boy named Hodaka flees home and gets to Tokyo. A girl named Hina. she is surviving in a busy city. They both pOsses supernatural abilities. After meeting each other they start helping people. By good weather during important days like festivals and weddings.

7/34 Best Anime Movies

My Neighbor Totoro(となりのトトロ)

After releasing in 1988 My Neighbor Totoro became very popular in the world. It is based on Fantasy. the story shows a schoolgirl named Satsuke and her younger sister named Mei. they are living in an old house in the countryside. Their mother is suffering from illness. She is admitted to a hospital. As they search their new home they meet spirits and a big creature named Totoro.

6/34 Best Anime Movies


The anime movie is released in 1988. It is about science fiction and Cyberpunk. The movie shows Tokyo in 2019. Government drops the Atomic bomb which destroys Tokyo.

The main characters in the anime movie Akira are

  • Shotaro Kaneda: He is leader of a group named Bosozoku. Bosozuko is a gang of japanene bikers.
  • Tetsuo Shima: he is a chlidhood friend of Shotaro Kaneda

the story shows Kaneda trying to save Tetsuo Shims from the horrible experiment. He fights with military generals, politicians, and scientists. Tetsuo gets some supernatural powers due to a motorcycle accident. He fights The final battle in Tokyo Olympiad.

5/34 Best Anime Movies

Princess Mononoke(もののけ姫)

At the time of release in 1997. Princess Mononoke was one of the most famous anime movies of his time. It is said to be one of the best Japanese Anime movies around the world. The excellent graphics of the film captures the attention of an audience of all ages.

The film is based on fantasy. It shows Muromachi Period (1336-1573). The characters are Prince Ashitaka and San. Ashitaka is a tribe prince while San is a young woman. During a quest, Prince meets San. San is raised by animals (wolves). She is more like an animal than a human. Hence there is a constant conflict of humans with nature in the movie. Ashitaka wants to find a way so that both can exist in harmony.

4/34 Best Anime Movies

Your Name(君の名は。)

After the release in 2016. Your Name became instantly popular. The movie is aired in more than 120 countries. The reason for its incredible success around the globe is its beautiful music, attractive animation, and story that catches the attention of the viewer. The anime movie is based on real places of Tokyo and Takayama present in the central area of Japan. Therefore fans can actually go to the spots seen in the movie

The story tells us about two people named Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu. One is living in Metropolitan Tokyo while the other one is in the countryside. They come to know that they have a strange magical connection. Their bodies swap. More Complications arise when they meet each other.

3/34 Best Anime Movies

Grave Of The Fireflies

The movie is based on the true story of World World II. It is released in 1989. Since then it is rated very high by anime fans. The anime movie reflects some of the toughest and sensitive topics around the globe. It shows wartime so the story is very sad and intense.

Due to bombings in World War II. Young boy Seita and his younger sister named Setsuko suffer a huge losses. Their mother lost her life to a bomb that fell in their house. Now it is up to the two young siblings to survive the harsh world on their own.

2/34 Best Anime Movies

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

This movie is released in 2006. Especially the film is about fantasy and romance. The anime movie is a time travel. Hence it is popular among the fans. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is one the first of its kind. So due to this reason, it rated highly by anime fans.

The main characters of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time are

  • Makoto
  • Kosuke
  • Chiaki

They are three ordinary high school girls. They are generally interested in normal things like love, studies,, and future. One of the three named Makoto figures out that she can transport to the past.

1/34 Best Anime Movies

Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し)

Without Doubt Spirited away is at top of the list. The movie beat all the records after It was released in 2001. It is also the best-grossing movie in japan even after 20 years since its release. Spirited Away is also the only Japanese animated movie to get the 75th Academy Awards in Animated Feature.

Specifically the story of the movie shows a little 10-year-old girl named Chihiro. She lives in a strange world full of spirits and creatures. The parents of the girl change into pigs due to a curse. Now to help her parents. she works with a witch whose name is Yubaba.

Finally some main characters in the anime movie Spirited Away are:

  • Chihiro
  • Haku
  • Yubaba (a witch)
  • Zeniba (a witch sister of Yubaba)
  • Kaonashi (a mystic creature)

Another important thing about the movie is that you can see the story of the movie from a variety of angles depending on your own views.

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