Japan is a country of anime and manga, which produces thousands of great and classic works. In this post, you will know top 10 Japanese anime movies with high IMDb scores.

Japanese Anime Movies

Spirited Away (8.6/10)

When we talk about Toshio Suzuki, we won’t miss his Spirited Away. In Spirited Away, a girl and her parents visit an amusement park, where the parents turned into pigs. To help her parents, the 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits.

Spirited Away

Grave of the Fireflies (8.5/10)

Seita and his young sister were separated from their parents after an American firebombing during World War II. In this situation, Seita, still a young boy, and his little sister have to survive by themselves.

Grave of the Fireflies

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqdCr5lN1kI

Your Name (8.4/10)

Your Name is the highest-grossing anime film of all time worldwide. It depicts two strangers embark on a quest to meet each other for the first time after they magically swap bodies.

Your Name

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPTbHe7Oaqo

Princess Mononoke (8.4/10)

As a 1997 film, Princess Mononoke is a bit old. Though it is not new, it’s worthwhile watching. In the 14th century, a war between encroaching civilization and the beast gods of the forest begins.

Princess Mononoke

A Silent Voice (8.2/10)

A former class bully reaches out to the deaf girl he’d tormented in grade school. He feels unworthy of redemption but tries to make things right.

A Silent Voice

Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80223226

Howl’s Moving Castle (8.2/10)

Howl’s Moving Castle is another fantasy animation of Hayao Miyazaki. A young girl is turned into an old woman by a witch who enters her shop and curses her. She encounters a wizard named Howl, and gets caught up in his resistance to fighting for the king.

Howl's Moving Castle

My Neighbor Totoro (8.2/10)

My Neighbor Totoro is the third anime film of Hayao Miyazaki in this list. The animation is about two girls who move to the country to be near their ailing mother. During the period they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

My Neighbor Totoro

Castle in the Sky (8.1/10)

Hayao Miyazaki’s another famous anime movie. A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Castle in the Sky

Wolf Children (8.1/10)

Hana marries a wolf man, which dies in an accident while finding food. She must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter while keeping their trait hidden from society.

Wolf Children

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ECUZfatLw8

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (8.1/10)

It seems that the list is full of anime directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Yes, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is his works, which is created a long time ago.

The movie set in the future, warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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