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Top 17 Best Anime Movies of All Time, Ranked

Top 17 Best Anime Movies of All Time, Ranked

We find comfort and happiness from anime movies in which we are enchanted by a magical world and let our imagination free. Various values could be found in different types of the best anime movies, which movie is your favorite?

Top 17 Best Anime Movies of All Time, Ranked

Here we've offered you top 17 best anime movies of all time.


1.One Piece Film Red (2022)


All characters in One Piece Film Red (2022)


One Piece Film Red is one of the best-known Japanese anime movies, and the latest one of the anime movies in theaters and anime movies 2022. It relates the meeting of two childhood friends Luffy and Uta. It begins with a narration that there are many pirates on the sea and people are suffering from them. The best singer Uta who receives warm applause from her audience on Den Den Mushi decides to hold a live concert in New Genesis for the purpose of building a better new area. As her singing ends, she declares that today is the day to build a world where everybody lives in harmony and happiness. Suddenly, Luffy appears on the stage claiming that he knows Uta. As they both recognizing each other, Luffy reveals that Uta is Shanks’s daughter, and the truth astonishes the audience. Thrilled by the news, a crowd of pirates called Jellyfish Pirates moves closer and attempts to kidnap Uta. Luffy and other audience responses to protect her.  A fierce fight begins.



2.Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021)


Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021) poster


As one of the top anime movies in Japan, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021) depicts a magical world. Our main character, Yuuta Okkotsu is haunted by his childhood friend’s ghost Rika, who died of a car accident. Different from her past tender and docile character, Rita has turned to an evil and vicious monster that fiercely protects Yuuta Okkotsu. "Jujutsu" sorcerers, the secret guardians of the world, who are trained to combat forces like Rika learns the existence of Rita. Their leader Satoru Gojou makes an arrangement for Yuuta Okkotsu. So, Yuuta Okkotsu enters the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School, where she could learn how to control Rita. However, as his training progresses, Yuuta comes to learn that the dangers of the Jujutsu world go far beyond that of wicked spirits.



3.Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train (2020)


Akazaka in Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train (2020)


In all the good anime movies, this film is a follow-up to the preeminent TV series Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019). It follows Tanjiro Kamado’s journey as a demon slayer after his family is brutally murdered and his sister is turned into a demon. Tanjiro and his comrades have just finished their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, and they arrive at their next mission on the Mugen Train. A large number of people have just vanished for no reason in a very short time there. Together with a frightened boy Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke, they join one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps.



4.A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016)


Shôko and Shouya in A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016)


As one of anime movies on Netflix, A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016) relates the story of Shôko Nishimiya, a grade school student who has lost her hearing. She has just entered a new school, but due to her disability to hear, she gets bullied by her classmates, particularly Shôko Ishida. But later on, the rest classmate begins to turn on Shouya. After graduation, Shôko and Shouya never contacts nor talk to each other. But years later, as they both brows up, Shouya feels a sense of guilt in his heart, he decides to find Shôko to rescue his own soul.



5.Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)


Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Poster


Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) is one of the anime movies to watch. In the film, Broly grows up with Paragus, whom he only communicates with because there is nobody else. He joints Frieza’s ship those lands on planet Vampa. Frieza actually remembers Paragus and his ambition. On the other side, as Goku and Vegeta are spending their summer on that land, they have noticed the ship’s landing. As Paragus orders Broly to get them, Broly becomes outrageous but he is beat by Vegeta for the first time. Eventually, Vegeta just gets completely wrecked and then Goku steps up in his base form.



6.Spirited Away (2001)


Chihiro and Haku in Spirited Away (2001)


As one of the best anime movies of all time, Spirited Away (2001) is Hayao Miyazaki’s most eminent work. Chihiro, a ten-year-old girl is traveling with her parents on their way to their new home. When Chihiro’s father makes a wrong turn, they move into an abandoned theme park. They discover a restaurant filled with food but with no workers or customers present, so they sit down and begin to eat without hesitation. But Chihiro refuses to do so, she walks around the place and begins her exploration. On the street, he meets a boy named Haku, who tells her to leave this place and her parents are in danger. Chihiro immediately returns to the restaurant, only to discover the fact that her parents have become pigs. Strange, dark, ghostly figures appear in all the shops and streets, frightening Chihiro and separating her from her parents. To save her parents, she stays there and works in the magical world. 



7.Howl's Moving Castle (2004)


Sophie and Howl in Howl's Moving Castle (2004)


Hayao Miyazaki’s another romance anime movie, Howl's Moving Castle (2004) best exemplifies a beautiful world imbued with wonder. Love and kindness are paid special attention to. Sophie, a young and gorgeous girl with a kind heart, is cursed by a wicked witch. Now she becomes an old lady, older even than her mother. So, she begins to move to a place where nobody knows her. On her journey, she saves a scarecrow who is actually a prince that has been cursed. Sophie goes into Howl's Castle by accident and meets the fire demon Calcifer. Later on, she begins to clean the messy house and lives in there, where she falls in love with Howl and experiences life and death with him.



8.Wolf Children (2012)

Wolf Children (2012) poster


In this one of the most popular anime movies, Hana attends a university and meets a tall, young man, who could transform to a wolf. After a couple times of communication and dates, the two have a sex in Hana’s house. After that, Hana becomes pregnant and give birth to two children respectively, a girl Yuki and a boy Ame. Feared that the children’s wolf forms would be discovered, they move to the countryside. When Yuki is in the fourth grade, her classmate Sohei figures out that something is up with Yuki. Sohei’s ear is cut off by the transformed Yuki as he keeps following her. Later they become friends. However, as Yuki and Ame hold different views towards their wolf identity, they begin to fight each other.



9.5 Centimeters per Second (2007)


5 Centimeters per Second (2007)


As one of the sad anime movies, this film follows the friendship and love of two close friends. Takaki Tono and his close friend Akari Shinohara attends the same elementary school. Akari is moving to another city due to her parents’ jobs and they could not attend the same high school as they have planned. Even though they are far away with each other, they often communicate via letters. Years later, Takaki becomes a computer programmer in Tokyo, and Akari is going to get married. At a railroad-crossing, Takaki notices a familiar face. Just as he tries to identify her identity, a train blocks his view.



10.Weathering with You (2019)


Hina and Hodaka in Weathering with You (2019)


Hina Amano who is going to attend her mother at hospital, sees a pool of sunlight in a ruin and is momentarily transported to a world seemingly in the sky. On the other side, teenage boy Hodaka Morishima runs away from his home and moves to Tokyo. As they two encounters in the restaurant where Hina works, Hina offers him a free meal out of sympathy. As they interact more frequent, Hina shows Hodaka her ability to clear the sky by Preying. It turns out that Hina is the weather maiden who will sacrifice if she uses the power more. To save Hodaka, Hina plans to sacrifice herself but get rescued by Hodaka. Three years later, they meet each other again.



11.Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)


Cloud Strife in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)


In this good anime movie, the story is set in two years after the events in "Final Fantasy VII". People’s lives are threatened by a disease caused by the body fighting off foreign material. Cloud Strife, a former soldier, has decided to live a secluded, solitary life away from his friends. One day, he is called by the president to protect a mysterious man named Kadaj, who along with his brothers are searching for their "mother". Together, they fight against their enemies.



12.Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)


Charlotte Elbourne and Meier Link in Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) poster


As one of horror anime movies, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) is set in the distant future, where nuclear war takes place. Vampires once ruled the night now become short in number as vampire hunters appear to chase them. D, a half-breed vampire is such a hunter, He is hired to retrieve Charlotte, who is related to vampires, along with Markus brothers, D set forth. Soon he finds they are faced with another threat.



13.Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather (2020)


Yashiro and Chikara Dōmeki in Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather (2020)


This psychological crime drama is one of the new anime movies ,it follows Yashiro’s sexual relationship with his bodyguard, Chikara Dōmeki . As a lot of sexual scenes are involved, it could be regarded as an anime sex movie, and some of its plots resembles anime porn movies. Yashiro is the young leader of a yakuza group. He finds himself be attracted to his hot bodyguard and can’t hold his sexual impulse for him. 



14.Bubble (2022)


Uta and Hibiki Moment in Bubble (2022)


This bubble anime movie is set in another world, in which bubbles break the laws of gravity and drops down upon the world. In Japan, there are crowds of young people competing in parkour team battles across the skyline of Tokyo. Hibiki is an ace, who slips from the Tokyo tower by chance. He is trapped in a train car and is rescued by a girl named Uta who are capable of using various powers. They are connected as only they two can hear a sound.


15.Belle (2021)


Belle (2021) poster


As one of anime movies 2021, this belle anime movie follows the story of Suzu. She is a shy high school student and lives in the countryside. In reality, she barely communicates with strangers, but in, a massive virtual world "U", she becomes quite different. In the virtual world, she becomes Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. As her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature, she begins her emotional quest to uncover its identity.



16.Ghost in the Shell (1995)


Ghost in the Shell (1995) poster


As we see anime movie robot in this film, we might be appalled. In the near future, technology has developed so fast that human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kusanagi works in a secretive police division. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber-criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes.



17.Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night (2021)


Kirito, Asuna and Misumi Tozawa in Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night (2021) poster


In this anime movies 2021, a scary atmosphere is created. After Kayaba Akihiko's game of death begins, more people are died in the world of Sword Art Online. Asuna, a high school student struggles to escape a young swordsman after she learns the fact that she is trapped in the game of Sword Art Online. A person will lose his or her life if she died in the game.