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Top 50 Best Anime Movies Of All Time

 Kay SebastianKay-Updated May 29, 2022


Anime Movies

 

Anime, just like any other medium, has multiple branches to offer to its audience. It has OVAs, ONAs, Specials, etc that can make the medium more and more exciting.

 

However, one of the best branches of the medium is definitely movies. While they don't get as much attention as they should, anime movies are quite an important part of the industry and contribute significantly to the entertainment department.

 

However, there are countless movies that one should watch in order to have a quick and memorable experience offered by the creators.

 

Therefore, to help you all with it, I have created the Top 50 Anime Movies list.

 

This list is filled with some of the finest selections from the medium that can give you some of the best experiences you have ever had.

 

So grab your bowl of popcorn, lay down on your couch and let's dive deep into the realm of rolls.

 

I hope you enjoy it.

 

 

50. Detective Conan Movie 06: The Phantom of Baker Street

 

Detective Conan Movie 06: The Phantom of Baker Street

 

Entity Detail
Title Detective Conan Movie 06: The Phantom of Baker Street
Type Movie
Studios TMS Entertainment
Premiered 2002-04-20
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.301
Duration 1 hr. 47 min.

 

The Detective Conan series needs no introduction in the realm of anime. And this movie just goes on to show that the series lives up to the expectations.

 

The show is all about innovation and technology. And Conan, being the ingenious detective that he is, has his way with the case this time.

 

The movie has all the staple Conan moments and their presentation is what gives in with the typical Detective Conan vibe to the overall show.

 

And that is what makes this movie so good. If any Detective Conan fan hasn't watched this movie yet, they are missing out on some real magic from the franchise.

 

 

 

49. Doukyuusei (Movie)

 

Doukyuusei (Movie)

 

Entity Detail
Title Doukyuusei (Movie)
Type Movie
Studios A-1 Pictures
Premiered 2016-02-20
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.331
Duration 1 hr.

 

This movie is for those who are heavily into some heart-touching shows for themselves. And if you are into Yaoi or Boys Love, this is just a cherry on your cake.

 

The show talks about Hikaru Kusakabe and his relationship with Rihito Sajou. Both of these individuals show differences in their personalities.

 

However, they do gel together as time passes by. Why? Because opposites attract each other.

 

And this soul-gripping movie will explain why it is so Brilliant for any romance fan out there.

 

Things will take a turn for the better with Doukyuusei in place. Give it a watch to enjoy some great boys' love.

 

 

 

48. Hotarubi no Mori e

 

Hotarubi no Mori e

 

Entity Detail
Title Hotarubi no Mori e
Type Movie
Studios Brain's Base
Premiered 2011-09-17
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.351
Duration 45 min.

 

People who are heavily into AMVs and stuff would know that Hotarubi no Mori e is a gem.

 

And that's mainly because this movie has the most-watched AMV of all time. Therefore, this movie is already very popular.

 

It is a romance movie which talks about love between two individuals. One of them happens to wear a mask all the time.

 

And as the show progresses, this love story, a rather blind love story, goes into different directions and so, they both have their way around the essence of admiration.

 

And that is just one of the many reasons why this movie is so good.

 

 

 

47. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari

 

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari

 

Entity Detail
Title Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari
Type Movie
Studios Shaft
Premiered 2012-10-13
Source Original
MAL Score 8.391
Duration 1 hr. 49 min.

 

The Madoka Magica series is, without a doubt, one of the most insane series to ever come out.

 

The show is much different than our typical magical girl's show and has some interesting turns being taken into them.

 

Moreover, the series also portrays some amazing feats with this movie as it takes its turn of events in the same way as the typical Madoka Magica episode.

 

However, let's just say that the emotions are going to be much stronger and more impactful.

 

Therefore, if you are a fan of Madoka Magica, this movie might very well be your favorite forever.

 

 

 

46. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

 

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

 

Entity Detail
Title Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Type Movie
Studios Khara
Premiered 2009-07-27
Source Original
MAL Score 8.331
Duration 1 hr. 52 min.

 

The Evangelion franchise has a lot of content to offer to its fans. This includes some amazing action, a mind-blowing storyline, and deep messages.

 

However, the best attribute within the franchise is its complex nature. This movie enhances the complexity of the series and makes it much more engaging and memorable.

 

Think of it in this way, the more confusing it is, the more you remember it.

 

And that is what makes this movie so good for fans all around the globe.

 

For hardcore Neon Genesis Evangelion fans, this movie is a must-watch.

 

 

 

45. Tenki no Ko

 

Tenki no Ko

 

Entity Detail
Title Tenki no Ko
Type Movie
Studios CoMix Wave Films
Premiered 2019-07-19
Source Original
MAL Score 8.361
Duration 1 hr. 52 min.

 

This movie is one of the most popular ones in the entire world. And I don't think anyone can deny that, right?

 

Tenki No Ko, also known as, Weathering With You, is one the most recognized movies of all time.

 

And this is all because of its storytelling. It dives deep into the greatness of anime as a medium by creating havoc in the world.

 

Moreover, this is a romance story which explains why people would feel so inclined to watch it as well.

 

With amazingly written characters like Hodaka Morishima and Hina Amano, the story offers an incredible experience for its viewers.

 

 

 

44. Made in Abyss Movie 2: Hourou Suru Tasogare

 

Made in Abyss Movie 2: Hourou Suru Tasogare

 

Entity Detail
Title Made in Abyss Movie 2: Hourou Suru Tasogare
Type Movie
Studios Kinema Citrus
Premiered 2019-01-18
Source Web manga
MAL Score 8.341
Duration 1 hr. 45 min.

 

Made in Abyss is said to be the Madoka Magica of this generation. And anyone who has watched both of the franchises will know why it is said that way.

 

Made in Abyss talks about the depths of an Abyss which leads to curiosity. However, this curiosity will be much more than what you are imagining.

 

It gets dark, and darker with every step. And that's how this story becomes so dark that it will break you from the inside.

 

This movie specifically is at the top of the Made in Abyss insanity. And that is why this show is so freaking insane.

 

Without a doubt, one of the best from the new generation.

 

 

 

43. K-On! Movie

 

K-On! Movie

 

Entity Detail
Title K-On! Movie
Type Movie
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered 2011-12-03
Source 4-Koma manga
MAL Score 8.331
Duration 1 hr. 50 min.

 

K-On is one of the most wholesome shows you can watch in the medium. On paper, the idea of cute girls playing music might not seem that appealing.

 

However, when you watch this show, and this movie as well, you will realize that the sheer tranquillity in an anime can be good enough to make you fall in love with the show.

 

The Light Music Club is on the verge of disbanding in the current movie. And that makes every moment they spend together more and more interesting and memorable.

 

It would be great if you became a part of that memorable experience.

 

 

 

42. Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Movie

 

Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Movie

 

Shoujo Kageki may not be the most popular anime title in the world. However, for the fans of the series, Shoujo Kageki is one of the best when it comes to the Music and School setting.

 

It is influenced by the essence of inspiration from stars and that makes this movie even more remarkable and adorable.

 

Moreover, as the show progresses, this movie does an incredible job at diving deep into seeking admiration and ambition for your art.

 

Therefore, this anime movie is something that any movie fan should watch at least once.

 

As an original anime, this movie does a fantastic job of touching the heart.

 

 

 

41. Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

 

Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

 

Entity Detail
Title Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa
Type Movie
Studios Topcraft
Premiered 1984-03-11
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.391
Duration 1 hr. 57 min.

 

This movie has a lot of influence on the anime industry. And it is all thanks to the lessons that it provides.

 

In a way, it deals with the world war setting and explains the reasons why War is never an option.

 

Therefore, the true essence of this movie has been lost since we are not living in an age where world war can happen.

 

Oh, wait. Anyway, the movie deals with a predicament taking place in the realm of the series, and our main cast tries to take care of the problem.

 

However, what makes it so good is the way every character deals with the story.

 

And that's why this movie is so high on this list.

 

 

 

40. Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen

 

Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen

 

Entity Detail
Title Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
Type Movie
Studios Shaft
Premiered 2016-01-08
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.401
Duration 1 hr. 4 min.

 

The Kizumonogatari movies deal with our boy Araragi, trying his best to get a cure for himself.

 

And in the process, he ends up meeting an apparition named Shinobu. Now Shinobu needs help and Araragi is someone who wouldn't hold back from doing it.

 

The problem is that saving Shinobu isn't going to be a simple task. After all, saving a monster like her means dealing with Monsters like her.

 

And so, our boy Araragi goes head to head against those who are not what we see in the norm.

 

And that experience changes the game for him forever. This is what the movie deals with.

 

 

39. Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira

 

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira

 

Entity Detail
Title Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira
Type Movie
Studios Bones
Premiered 2001-09-01
Source Original
MAL Score 8.391
Duration 1 hr. 55 min.

 

If you are one of the new-gen anime fans who watched Cowboy Bebop in chronological order then this movie might seem out of place for you.

 

However, if you are a hardcore fan of this series, you wouldn't mind it anyway.

 

This is a movie from the classic series that deals with all the stuff you might assume it to deal with.

 

And it does so in the same way as you want it to deal with.

 

Our boy Spike is on his way to deal with the villain for this arc.

 

However, for him to do that, he would require a lot more effort and teamwork from Faye and Jet.

 

This is what this movie is all about.

 

 

38. Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou

 

Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou

 

Entity Detail
Title Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou
Type Movie
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered 2019-09-06
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.401
Duration 1 hr. 31 min.

 

Violet Evergarden is one of the most gorgeous pieces of work in recent anime. And this movie is just a step up from the typical beauty of this series.

 

The show talks about a royal girl named Isabella who wishes to write a letter to Taylor, another soulmate of Isabella.

 

However, this soulmate is not a lover. She is the sister of Isabella and that is what makes this segment so beautiful.

 

Violet, just like always, will prove her insane standards by writing some of the most beautiful letters in existence.

 

And this Royal girl will get to experience what her sister did all this while.

 

A beautiful story by a beautiful franchise.

 

 

37. Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go)

 

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go)

 

Entity Detail
Title Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go)
Type Movie
Studios ufotable
Premiered 2009-08-08
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.431
Duration 2 hr. 1 min.

 

The Kara No Kyoukai series is one of the most notable ones in the realm of anime.

 

This movie specifically deals with the strong points of the series including animation, storytelling, and presentation.

 

Speaking of animation, this movie goes on a completely new level and that is what makes it so good.

 

After all, a work from a great studio is always bound to gain its deserved recognition.

 

And that's why this movie is so special for the fans of Kara No Kyoukai.

 

The series just outdid itself with this installment and that's what makes this a great experience for our fans.

 

 

36. Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou

 

Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou

 

Entity Detail
Title Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou
Type Movie
Studios P.A. Works
Premiered 2018-02-24
Source Original
MAL Score 8.441
Duration 1 hr. 55 min.

 

Maquia. A cry fest, to say the least. This movie dives deep into the reality of love.

 

Love is not about cuddling or being together. Love is about being selfless and giving up on yourself just to see your better half-smile.

 

And this movie depicts the above-mentioned situation in an amazing metaphor. Think of it in this way, the show depicts what true love is with the example of a mother who just can't die and a son who wasn't supposed to be where he is.

 

However, as the turn of events takes place, this movie becomes a story that most of you will remember forever and ever.

 

And that's a fact.

 

 

35. Natsume Yuujinchou Movie: Utsusemi ni Musubu

 

Natsume Yuujinchou Movie: Utsusemi ni Musubu

 

Entity Detail
Title Natsume Yuujinchou Movie: Utsusemi ni Musubu
Type Movie
Studios Shuka
Premiered 2018-09-29
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.421
Duration 1 hr. 44 min.

 

This entire franchise stands as one of the most admired slice-of-life series of all time.

 

Yeah, that's how insane this show is. And the movie just steps up the game for the show.

 

It deals with our boy Takashi Natsume who has to deal with ghosts, including his favorable ghost Madara.

 

And this man, who has the book of these ghosts, is going to have an experience of his life with these supernatural beings.

 

Moreover, this movie just gets a step ahead and further elaborates on the peaceful yet stressful life our boy Takashi has to live in.

 

And that is why this movie is here on the list.

 

 

34. Gintama: Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D

 

Gintama: Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D

 

Entity Detail
Title Gintama: Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D
Type Movie
Studios Sunrise
Premiered 2012-08-26
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.441
Duration 1 hr. 36 min. per ep.

 

The title itself will be good enough to prove why it is a true Gintama movie.

 

After all, this show is known for being a troll. This movie tells us about the normal Gintama stuff.

 

You know, you have your comedy, some drama, and amazing action. This movie just does that but a bit better.

 

And that's what makes this such an incredible watch for anyone. However, if you are planning to watch this movie, make sure that you do so after watching the original series.

 

The character comedy will become even more impactful once you do that. Otherwise, you might miss out on some fun.

 

 

33. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari

 

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari

 

Entity Detail
Title Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari
Type Movie
Studios Shaft
Premiered 2013-10-26
Source Original
MAL Score 8.451
Duration 1 hr. 56 min.

 

Another Madoka Magica movie. However, just like the previous one, this one isn't a surprise either.

 

The Madoka Magica series is just too good to be settled in one movie. And this one is just a continuation of the previous one we had mentioned.

 

The movie deals with the same characters and storyline. However, significant progression takes place in the narrative which explains why this place and this realm of the Madoka Magica series is so impressive.

 

Your emotions will ride a rollercoaster while watching this movie. And you can bet a million on that for sure.

 

 

32. Steins; Gate Movie: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu

 

Steins; Gate Movie: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu

 

Entity Detail
Title Steins; Gate Movie: Fuka Ryouiki no Deja Vu
Type Movie
Studios White Fox
Premiered 2013-04-20
Source Visual novel
MAL Score 8.481
Duration 1 hr. 30 min.

 

I have always been a massive fan of the Steins Gate series. For me, it is one of the most ingenious things to ever exist.

 

And this movie just proves why all of the love and admiration for Steins Gate is so worth it.

 

The movie talks about the aftermath of events that took place in Steins Gate and so, the movie does a great job at explaining why time travel is a terrible idea.

 

It is because of this complex natural yet beautiful presentation that Steins Gate managed to become as successful as it is right now.

 

And the movie is a must-watch for all the fans out there.

 

 

31. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fine

 

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fine

 

Entity Detail
Title Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fine
Type Movie
Studios CloverWorks
Premiered 2019-10-26
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.471
Duration 1 hr. 54 min.

 

This is another, rather unknown movie for a lot of anime fans out there. However, trust me when I say this, it is a lot better than what you would have imagined.

 

Saenai Heroine is a Comedy Romance movie created by one of my favorite studios of all time, Cloverworks.

 

The story talks about a group of people making a game as their passion. However, when you work in a team, there are a lot of things you need to take care of.

 

And these include being able to live a romantic life. And that's exactly what this movie deals itself with.

 

After all, we don't get such an impressive harem these days. So enjoy it while you can.

 

 

30. Zoku Owarimonogatari

 

Zoku Owarimonogatari

 

Entity Detail
Title Zoku Owarimonogatari
Type Movie
Studios Shaft
Premiered 2018-11-10
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.481
Duration 28 min. per ep.

 

This is a rather new installment from the Monogatari series. The movie may seem like a short series at first but has been listed as a movie so we can't question it.

 

It deals with the graduation ceremony of our boy Araragi and the end of his incredible yet one-of-a-kind experience with creatures from the other realms.

 

All good things must come to an end. And so, there might very well be an end to their relationships as well.

 

However, what will be the end of this unreal story. However, will Araragi have a conclusion with such brilliant beings?

 

And that is the question that this movie wishes to answer.

 

 

29. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Movie: Kurenai Densetsu

 

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Movie: Kurenai Densetsu

 

Entity Detail
Title Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Movie: Kurenai Densetsu
Type Movie
Studios J.C.Staff
Premiered 2019-08-30
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.501
Duration 1 hr. 30 min.

 

The KonoSuba series has always been a beloved show for anyone and everyone who desires some incredible humor.

 

And that's what the movie from the franchise also has to offer. However, to add some spice to the contents of the show, the movie adds a lot more to it.

 

One of these secret ingredients is love and chemistry which may seem a bit out of place at first.

 

However, soon enough, the movie makes that romantic connection, a lot more valuable and admirable.

 

And this romantic situation stands between our characters Kazuma and Megumi.

 

 

28. Hotaru no Haka

 

Hotaru no Haka

 

Entity Detail
Title Hotaru no Haka
Type Movie
Studios Studio Ghibli
Premiered 1988-04-16
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.511
Duration 1 hr. 28 min.

 

If you haven't cried in your life yet, this movie is a great opportunity. Because oh my God, it is just so sad.

 

Hotaru No Haka also known as Grave Of The Fireflies is an incredible movie created for highlighting the aftermath of the war in Japan.

 

It talks about siblings who lost their family, their house, everything because of the war.

 

And now, they are on the streets. They are walking along, hungry and thirsty, searching for survival.

 

And on this walk, they get to know that the most humble people they knew turned their back on them instantly.

 

This is how deep this brilliant movie is.

 

 

27. Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi

 

Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi

 

Entity Detail
Title Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi
Type Movie
Studios Bones
Premiered 2020-12-25
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.631
Duration 1 hr. 38 min.

 

This movie will make you feel full of wholesomeness and amazingness. It's about love. But not regular love.

 

It's about love that happens by accident. And as time goes, it grows stronger and stronger.

 

Our characters Kumiko and Tsuneo, have an interesting story as to how they first meet.

 

And soon enough, this couple becomes more impressionable on us than we could have ever imagined.

 

They are just so good that our eyes will be filled with tears looking at them.

 

That's what Jose is all about. It's a wholesome story good enough to make an old man cry.

 

 

26. Perfect Blue

 

Perfect Blue

 

Entity Detail
Title Perfect Blue
Type Movie
Studios Madhouse
Premiered 1998-02-28
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.501
Duration 1 hr. 21 min.

 

The Perfect Blue is a masterclass for anyone who wishes for some exceptional work from the medium.

 

It dives into the life of a celebrity who has a stalker. And that stalker won't leave this celebrity at any cost.

 

This might sound simple at first. However, this stalker takes some of the most groundbreaking steps for our celebrity in the movie.

 

And soon enough, his actions result in misery and chaos in the life of this celebrity.

 

This is what this movie deals with. Some unique and impressively structured narrative. Do you think it's up to your alley?

 

Then give it a go!

 

 

25. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie

 

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie

 

This movie hasn't been brought to the general public yet. Yup, it is still far from being released outside of Japan.

 

However, there's no denying that when it does, it will annihilate the box office without breaking a sweat.

 

The Jujutsu Kaisen series is said to be the one-of-a-kind new-gen anime where the story is much darker than ever before.

 

And the first season did a pretty good job of laying the foundation. However, this movie just raised the bar so much more.

 

And the main character and his backstory in this movie will also pack a punch for all the fans around the globe.

 

 

24. Gintama Movie 1: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen

 

Gintama Movie 1: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen

 

Entity Detail
Title Gintama Movie 1: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen
Type Movie
Studios Sunrise
Premiered 2010-04-24
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.521
Duration 1 hr. 35 min.

 

Another Gintama movie. This shouldn't come as any surprise if you think about it. Gintama is incredible.

 

And we all know that. However, deep down, we also know that Gintama has a lot of valuable installments and side stories as well.

 

And this movie just goes on to explain the same. The movie dives into the typical Gintama setting with lots of fun and humor.

 

However, just like always, it also deals with some action and drama making it another impressive installment from the franchise.

 

And so, this movie is ranking so high on this list.

 

 

23. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

 

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

 

Entity Detail
Title Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Type Movie
Studios Gainax, Production I.G
Premiered 1997-07-19
Source Original
MAL Score 8.531
Duration 1 hr. 27 min.

 

The End Of Evangelion is one of the best installments from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise.

 

And this is because it gives a completely new perspective towards the end of the show.

 

It is all about the depths and messages that this show offers that make it so impressive and admirable.

 

Moreover, the movie just gets into the gory symbolism of the show that allows them to touch the hearts of all the fans who love their classic Eva.

 

Plus, this movie was fairly new for its time so it also makes it even more admirable.

 

 

22. Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen

 

Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen

 

Entity Detail
Title Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen
Type Movie
Studios ufotable
Premiered 2008-08-16
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.551
Duration 1 hr. 54 min.

 

Another installment from.the Kara No Kyoukai series. Nothing surprising here. This one deals with a police case and acts that result in the sinister happenings in the said realm.

 

Therefore, this movie gets a lot of love and appreciation from the fans of Kara No Kyoukai as it is heavy with feelings, darkness, and a lot more story than you would expect.

 

Altogether, this anime movie is just one that you wouldn't wanna miss out on. And for the fans of this series specifically, this movie is just a must-watch for sure.

 

 

21. Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - II. Lost Butterfly

 

Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - II. Lost Butterfly

 

Entity Detail
Title Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - II. Lost Butterfly
Type Movie
Studios ufotable
Premiered 2019-01-12
Source Visual novel
MAL Score 8.571
Duration 1 hr. 57 min.

 

Fate Series is just like Kara No Kyoukai and Gintama. It is just so impressive from every angle that you can't help but love it so much.

 

This movie from the Fate franchise specifically will help you realize how insane the story can get for this work.

 

The fights and the action is just so good that you can't help but love it as a fan.

 

It still focuses on the Holy Grail War and its aftermath altogether. However, this war is going to take some serious turns soon enough.

 

And so, the story will take some serious turns as well. Without a doubt, a must-watch for you and me.

 

 

20. Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai

 

Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai

 

Entity Detail
Title Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai
Type Movie
Studios Studio VOLN
Premiered 2018-09-01
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.591
Duration 1 hr. 48 min.

 

The English title for this movie is I want to eat your pancreas. And those who haven't watched the movie yet will think that this title is ridiculous.

 

However, those who have watched the movie know how fitting this title is. The story talks about a girl named Sakura who is suffering from a pancreatic disease and is going to die soon.

 

When she meets our lifeless main character, she starts to live her last moments with her.

 

And in these last moments, she might have found her love of life as well.

 

That's what this movie talks about. Emotional, right?

 

 

19. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 2: Lagann-hen

 

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 2: Lagann-hen

 

Entity Detail
Title Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 2: Lagann-hen
Type Movie
Studios Gainax
Premiered 2009-04-22
Source Original
MAL Score 8.571
Duration 2 hr. 5 min.

 

Gurren Lagann is one of the most beloved anime series of all time. And this movie is nothing less than a feast for anyone wishing to enjoy some great action and animation from the anime medium.

 

In terms of story, Gurren Lagann is just way too good for anyone and everyone as a series.

 

And this movie specifically just meets the expectations of fans as an installment from the franchise.

 

It dives deep into the action and drama that the original series is based on.

 

And that's how this movie manages to rank so high on this list.

 

 

18. Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen

 

Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen

 

Entity Detail
Title Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen
Type Movie
Studios Shaft
Premiered 2016-08-19
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.611
Duration 1 hr. 4 min.

 

Kizumonogatari movies are everywhere. And this is no surprise considering that these movies are said to be some of the best installments from the Monogatari series.

 

Don't ask why. Just watch the movie and you will know. It talks about our boy Araragi, trying to save Shinobu.

 

However, in the process, he will be facing some lethal villains that can kill him in an instant.

 

As a result, Kizumonogatari manages to grasp the other person's attention and then manipulate it the way it wants to.

 

And as unique as it may sound, this is exactly how it goes.

 

 

17. Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

 

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

 

Entity Detail
Title Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
Type Movie
Studios Studio Chizu
Premiered 2012-07-21
Source Original
MAL Score 8.621
Duration 1 hr. 57 min.

 

This is another heartwarming story of a single mother trying to raise two beautiful children.

 

Unfortunately, those children are no simple beings. They are wolves. This lady married the final blood holder of the werewolves' family.

 

And now, his children will carry on the torch that needs to be carried on.

 

However, it wouldn't take an expert to realize that raising two children who can transform into wolves in a general environment is not a simple task.

 

And so, the lady tries her level best to give these children the best life they can have while also saving them from the outside.

 

 

16. Mushishi Zoku Shou: Suzu no Shizuku

 

Mushishi Zoku Shou: Suzu no Shizuku

 

Entity Detail
Title Mushishi Zoku Shou: Suzu no Shizuku
Type Movie
Studios Artland
Premiered 2015-05-16
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.621
Duration 47 min.

 

Mushishi is one of the most tranquil anime series you will ever experience. It is just a story about a man who is traveling with the intent of finding the truth about Mushi.

 

He is a Mushishi, a person who tries to figure out the reason for the existence of Mushi.

 

And on his journey, he gets to have some of the most unique, simple, yet grasping experiences that we can imagine.

 

All in all, this man is going to have a time of his life trying to know the roots of Mushi.

 

And this movie dives deep into the same. Mushishi fans should watch this movie at all costs.

 

 

15. Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

 

Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

 

Entity Detail
Title Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
Type Movie
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered 2010-02-06
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.641
Duration 2 hr. 42 min.

 

The Haruhi Suzumiya franchise has what is considered to be one of the best anime movies ever created.

 

And this is the piece I am talking about. It focuses on the disappearance of Haruhi from the SOS Brigade and a sudden change of events in the lives of the members.

 

Everything collapses. No one knows the SOS Brigade now, Haruhi is gone and no one remembers her and even more problems have arrived within the story.

 

How will our characters deal with these problems in the near future? Well, that's what this movie tells us.

 

And the way it tells that to us is just mind-blowing.

 

 

14. Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai

 

Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai

 

Entity Detail
Title Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai
Type Movie
Studios CloverWorks
Premiered 2019-06-15
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.661
Duration 1 hr. 30 min.

 

I am a massive, MASSIVE, Bunny Girl Senpai fan. So seeing this movie rank so high on this list makes me quite happy.

 

It focuses on Shouko Makinohara and her puberty syndrome which is much different than the ones we have seen so far.

 

Sakura, just as always, tries his best to solve the issue. However, in the process, he might end up losing some close ones in his life.

 

And that is why this movie is so heart-touching. The way it manages to grasp the emotions and make you cry is just so good that we can't help but love this movie as hardcore fans of the series.

 

 

13. Howl no Ugoku Shiro

 

Howl no Ugoku Shiro

 

Entity Detail
Title Howl no Ugoku Shiro
Type Movie
Studios Studio Ghibli
Premiered 2004-11-20
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.661
Duration 1 hr. 59 min.

 

Studio Ghibli never disappoints with its quality. And Howl's Moving Castle is an example of the finest creations of the studio.

 

The show talks about a girl named Sophia who gets stigmatized by the Witch and is now supposed to reach Howl's castle in order to find a cure.

 

However, let's just say that reaching Howl's castle is no joke. And staying in Howl's castle is nothing less than a mental break.

 

Therefore, this entire experience will shape your entertainment craving bug forever. And so, this movie will become one of your all-time favorites in the medium.

 

 

12. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

 

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

 

Entity Detail
Title Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
Type Movie
Studios Khara
Premiered 2021-03-08
Source Original
MAL Score 8.091
Duration 2 hr. 35 min.

 

It is not all that hard to realize how messed up these Evangelion movies are.

 

After all, just look at the titles. These titles are good enough to give you an idea as to why these movies are considered to be so complex in the medium.

 

The series dives into the realm of Evangelion, this time, focusing a lot more on the truth of this world and its happenings that define the course of action for our main cast.

 

This is a rather new movie that takes small details from its previous installments and manages to create a cocktail that is beyond tasty but not that easily digestible.

 

 

11. Mononoke Hime

 

Mononoke Hime

 

Entity Detail
Title Mononoke Hime
Type Movie
Studios Studio Ghibli
Premiered 1997-07-12
Source Original
MAL Score 8.701
Duration 2 hr. 13 min.

 

Movies that give a social message are the best for the media. And so, Mononoke Home is standing so high on this list.

 

This movie talks about a man who wishes to find a cure for a curse.

 

And in the search, he ends up in an area where a battle between two leaders is going on.

 

At one end, we have someone who wishes to destroy the forests. And on the other end, we have those who wish to save the forests.

 

Princess San will be the savior of the forests. And using this story, the movie wishes to impart awareness about deforestation and the usefulness of plants and animals.

 

Creative, right?

 

 

10. Made in Abyss Movie 3: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei

 

Made in Abyss Movie 3: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei

 

Entity Detail
Title Made in Abyss Movie 3: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei
Type Movie
Studios Kinema Citrus
Premiered 2020-01-17
Source Web manga
MAL Score 8.711
Duration 1 hr. 45 min.

 

This movie from the Made In Abyss franchise is a continuation of its predecessors. It dives into the fifth layer of the abyss and there, our main cast comes across what is said to be the Sea of Corpses.

 

Moreover, every step that they take in this layer results in them becoming weaker and weaker.

 

Things start to get darker and darker and every move makes the world and their life, more and more hopeless.

 

How will our cast make it out alive? Well, that's the mystery which is solved within the time duration of this brilliant movie.

 

And trust me, this is the best you can get from Made In Abyss.

 

 

9. Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen

 

Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen

 

Entity Detail
Title Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen
Type Movie
Studios ufotable
Premiered 2020-10-16
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.751
Duration 1 hr. 56 min.

 

I don't think this movie needs any introduction. The literal record-breaking monster film, Mugen Train.

 

This movie, for the selected few who don't know, is a continuation of the Demon Slayer series and dives into the happenings of a train.

 

The outstanding feature of this movie is its unreal animation and action choreography. Studio Ufotable portrays why they are in a league of their own with this movie.

 

And that is what makes this movie so much more remarkable. The sheer hype and fun that these 2 hours offers are just too good to be true.

 

 

8. Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - III. Spring Song

 

Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - III. Spring Song

 

Entity Detail
Title Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - III. Spring Song
Type Movie
Studios ufotable
Premiered 2020-08-15
Source Visual novel
MAL Score 8.781
Duration 2 hr. 2 min.

 

Another movie from the Fate franchise. No surprise, is it? However, the reason why this one manages to rank higher than others is that it has an insane story and action to support itself.

 

The story focuses on The Fifth Holy Grail War which has gone way out of hand for anyone and everyone to handle.

 

And as this story progresses, things seem to take some serious turns as well. Moreover, the animation specifically makes this so much more engaging and captivating that this manages to annihilate its competition without breaking a sweat.

 

 

7. Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

 

Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

 

Entity Detail
Title Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
Type Movie
Studios Studio Ghibli
Premiered 2001-07-20
Source Original
MAL Score 8.811
Duration 2 hr. 4 min.

 

Spirited Away. The movie took the anime industry by storm and set some of the highest standards for anime movies to reach.

 

This movie talks about a girl whose parents transform into animals and gets stuck in a dimension filled with ghosts and spirits.

 

Now, this 10-year-old girl has to figure out ways to save her parents while also making a way out to the real world.

 

However, this horrible situation gets even worse as more and more spirits begin to appear.

 

And that's what makes this movie so captivating and remarkable for everyone. Watch it for sure.

 

Otherwise, you might miss out on some really incredible works for sure.

 

 

6. Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen

 

Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen

 

Entity Detail
Title Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen
Type Movie
Studios Shaft
Premiered 2017-01-06
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.811
Duration 1 hr. 23 min.

 

This is the third and final movie from the Kizumonogatari segment of the Monogatari series.

 

The reason why this one ranks higher than the others is that it balances the contents of both the previous installments.

 

It has an amazing story like the first part and brilliant action like the second part.

 

This is what makes this anime so much more engaging and captivating for anyone and everyone.

 

Plus, this is also a considerable conclusion for the Kizumonogatari franchise and Shinobu's story. Therefore, this is a feast for Shinobu fans all around the globe.

 

 

5. Kimi no Na wa.

 

Kimi no Na wa.

 

Entity Detail
Title Kimi no Na wa.
Type Movie
Studios CoMix Wave Films
Premiered 2016-08-26
Source Original
MAL Score 8.921
Duration 1 hr. 46 min.

 

Your Name, just like Spirited Away, is one of the most game-changing movies in all of the anime mediums.

 

It is one of the most appreciated romance anime movies of all time. It focuses on a girl named Mitsuha and a boy named Taki who have their bodies switched for some unknown cause.

 

And now this couple is going to walk around the globe to find their original bodies back.

 

And in the process, they might experience each other's life and love might start to flourish between them.

 

This movie by Makoto Shinkai is genuinely one of the best pieces you can watch on screen.

 

And that's why it is ranked so high on this list.

 

 

4. Gintama Movie 2: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare

 

Gintama Movie 2: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare

 

Entity Detail
Title Gintama Movie 2: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare
Type Movie
Studios Sunrise
Premiered 2013-07-06
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.941
Duration 1 hr. 50 min.

 

The contents of this movie fall under the spoiler territory so I won't be mentioning too much of them here.

 

However, just for a general understanding, this movie is absolutely insane. The story focuses on the world-building of the entire anime and works its way through it.

 

Moreover, as the movie progresses, we get to experience some heart-wrenching moments that make this 2-hour long movie, a journey of its own.

 

With such beautiful presentation and emotional weight, this anime movie is too good to skip.

 

And you can't beat that. If you are a Gintama fan, watch the anime quickly because some incredible stuff is waiting for you here.

 

 

3. Violet Evergarden Movie

 

Violet Evergarden Movie

 

Entity Detail
Title Violet Evergarden Movie
Type Movie
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered 2020-09-18
Source Light novel
MAL Score 8.851
Duration 2 hr. 20 min.

 

As stated before, Violet Evergarden is one of the most beautiful anime series ever created.

 

However, this movie from the franchise is just way, way too ahead of its game.

 

This movie dives into the search for Major Gilbert and the attempt to know if our beloved Major is still alive.

 

Violet manages to become one of the most famous Auto Memory Dolls that have ever been.

 

And that's how it becomes more and more important for her to know the true meaning of what "I Love You" means.

 

However, when she searches for it every day, we lose our hearts every second. And soon enough, we will find ourselves with nothing but pieces.

 

 

2. Koe no Katachi

 

Koe no Katachi

 

Entity Detail
Title Koe no Katachi
Type Movie
Studios Kyoto Animation
Premiered 2016-09-17
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.981
Duration 2 hr. 10 min.

 

A Silent Voice. Arguably, the best romance movie of all time. And it is quite understandable as to why this movie is so good.

 

It talks about a guy named Ishida and a deaf girl named Nishimiya who had a rough past together.

 

However, when the movie progresses, things start to get real. Everything that happens makes it more and more realistic and grasping.

 

Kyoto Animation steps up their own game and soon enough, we will experience some of the most grounded pieces ever created.

 

Therefore, A Silent Voice is just an experience that we can't have otherwise. This is the reason why this movie stands as the runner-up on the list.

 

 

1. Gintama: The Final

 

Gintama: The Final

 

Entity Detail
Title Gintama: The Final
Type Movie
Studios Bandai Namco Pictures
Premiered 2021-01-08
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.841
Duration 1 hr. 44 min.

 

And the number one movie of all time is Gintama: The Final. And all those who have watched Gintama would be celebrating now.

 

But no one would be surprised. Why? Because this movie is nostalgia at its best.

 

The anime was an incredible experience on its own. However, the series needed an amazing conclusion to make this one of the most game-changing franchises in the world.

 

And that is exactly what Gintama The Final delivers. It gives a definite conclusion to the anime series by adapting the final chapters of the manga and adding new elements within it.

 

It's the emotional weight that gets a proper ending here. It's the experience that gets an ending here.

 

And so, this movie reaches its peak with this finale. This is the reason why fans love this movie so freaking much.

 

And this is also why this movie ranks at the top of this list. So there you have it, weebs.

 

These were the Top 50 Anime Movies you just went through. I hope you had a fun time learning about these movies and found at least one film for your dinner tonight.

 

Thanks a lot for reading and until next time, Sayonara!

 

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