The top 100 acclaimed anime films of all time (compiled from more than 25 lists from many different websites)



As a follow-up to the most acclaimed anime series, I compiled a list of the best / most respected anime movies. I hope you find it informative.

I used 26 lists from various websites, mostly blogs and forum polls, as well as a few expert-created lists. This comment contains links to all of the lists.

From the 1940s to the 2010s, every decade is represented. Popular films from the last few years may be missing, as some of the lists were published before the film was made.

It should be noted that some lists only include stand-alone movies, putting movies related to a series at a disadvantage. Also, because some people voted for a series of films (Kara no Kyoukai, Kizumonogatari), I listed the first film in the series.

1. Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (2001)Adventure, Supernatural, Drama
2. Tonari no Totoro (1988)Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural
3. Akira (1988)Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Horror, Supernatural, Seinen
4. Hotaru no Haka (1988)Drama, Historical
5. Koukaku Kidoutai (1995)Action, Mecha, Police, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Seinen
6. Mononoke Hime (1997)Action, Adventure, Fantasy
7. Kaze no Tani no NausicaƤ (1984)Adventure, Fantasy
8. Kimi no Na wa. (2016)Romance, Supernatural, School, Drama
9. Perfect Blue (1998)Dementia, Drama, Horror, Psychological
10. Paprika (2006)Dementia, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Thriller
11. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)Comedy, Drama
12. Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa (1986)Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
13. Howl no Ugoku Shiro (2004)Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
14. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)Sci-Fi, Dementia, Psychological, Drama, Mecha
15. Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro (1979)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Seinen
16. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (2006)Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
17. Mimi wo Sumaseba (1995)Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, Shoujo
18. Sennen Joyuu (2002)Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance
19. Koe no Katachi (2016)Drama, School, Shounen
20. Summer Wars (2009)Sci-Fi, Comedy
21. Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (2013)Fantasy, Historical
22. Redline (2009)Action, Sci-Fi, Cars, Sports
23. Majo no Takkyuubin (1989)Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Romance, Fantasy
24. Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa (1987)Action, Drama, Military, Sci-Fi, Space
25. Tekkon Kinkreet (2006)Action, Adventure, Psychological, Supernatural
26. Kurenai no Buta (1992)Action, Military, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Drama, Romance
27. Juubee Ninpuuchou (1993)Adventure, Historical, Horror, Supernatural, Romance, Samurai, Fantasy, Shounen
27. Mind Game (2004)Adventure, Comedy, Dementia, Psychological, Romance
29. Metropolis (2001)Adventure, Drama, Police, Romance, Sci-Fi, Shounen
30. Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira (2001)Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Space
31. Byousoku 5 Centimeter (2007)Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
32. Hadashi no Gen (1983)Drama, Historical
33. Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012)Fantasy, Slice of Life
34. Jin-Rou (2000)Military, Police, Psychological, Drama, Romance
34. Kaze Tachinu (2013)Drama, Historical, Romance
36. Omoide Poroporo (1991)Slice of Life, Drama, Romance
37. Gake no Ue no Ponyo (2008)Adventure, Fantasy
38. Memories (1995)Drama, Horror, Psychological, Sci-Fi
39. Steamboy (2004)Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Historical, Drama
40. Hakujaden (1958)Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Romance
40. Innocence (2004)Military, Sci-Fi, Police, Psychological, Mecha
42. Stranger: Mukou Hadan (2007)Action, Adventure, Historical, Samurai
43. Tenshi no Tamago (1985)Fantasy, Dementia, Drama
43. Vampire Hunter D (2000)Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama, Romance, Vampire, Fantasy
45. Kanashimi no Belladonna (1973)Dementia, Drama, Hentai, Historical
46. Karigurashi no Arrietty (2010)Fantasy
47. Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (2016)Historical, Drama, Seinen
48. Taiyou no Ouji: Horus no Daibouken (1968)Adventure, Drama, Magic
49. Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru (1985)Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Kids, Mystery
50. Neko no Ongaeshi (2002)Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
51. Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Sci-Fi
52. Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984)Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Music, Space, Romance, Mecha
52. Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 2 the Movie (1993)Military, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Police, Drama, Mecha
54. Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu (2010)Comedy, Mystery, Romance, School, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
55. Tenki no Ko (2019)Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
56. Hokuto no Ken Movie (1986)Sci-Fi, Adventure, Shounen
56. Momo e no Tegami (2012)Supernatural, Drama
58. Vampire Hunter D (1985)Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Supernatural, Vampire
58. Roujin Z (1991)Comedy, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi
58. Venus Senki (1989)Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Space
61. Nagagutsu wo Haita Neko (1969)Adventure, Fantasy, Kids
62. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)Horror, Supernatural, Vampire
63. Macross Plus Movie Edition (1995)Action, Adventure, Mecha, Military, Romance, Sci-Fi, Space
64. Promare (2019)Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Super Power
65. Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome (2017)Comedy, Romance
66. Omoide no Marnie (2014)Mystery, Psychological, Drama
66. Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko (1994)Kids
68. Kumo to Tulip (1943)Adventure
68. Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho (2004)Drama, Military, Romance, Sci-Fi
70. Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor the Movie (1989)Drama, Mecha, Military, Police
70. Interstella5555: The 5tory of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003)Adventure, Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
72. Dead Leaves (2004)Adventure, Psychological, Comedy, Sci-Fi
72. Hoshi no Koe (2002)Sci-Fi, Space, Drama, Romance, Mecha
74. Liz to Aoi Tori (2018)Drama, Music, School
75. Bakemono no Ko (2015)Adventure, Supernatural
76. Colorful (Movie) (2010)Drama, Slice of Life, Supernatural
77. Eve no Jikan (Movie) (2010)Sci-Fi, Slice of Life
78. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)Action, Sci-Fi, Psychological, Drama, Mecha
79. Tonari no Yamada-kun (1999)Slice of Life, Comedy
80. Robot Carnival (1987)Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mecha
80. Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi (2007)Adventure, Demons, Shounen
82. Kotonoha no Niwa (2013)Slice of Life, Psychological, Drama, Romance
83. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)Military, Comedy, Historical, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
83. Giovanni no Shima (2014)Drama, Historical
83. Senya Ichiya Monogatari (1969)Hentai, Fantasy
83. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Movie (1998)Action, Space, Mecha, Military, Drama, Sci-Fi
83. The Animatrix (2003)Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
83. Umi ga Kikoeru (1993)Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life
89. Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei (2007)Action, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller
90. Chirin no Suzu (1978)Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
90. Coquelicot-zaka kara (2011)Historical, Romance, School, Shoujo
92. Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen (2016)Vampire
93. Gunnm (1993)Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Shounen
93. Ginga Tetsudou 999 (Movie) (1979)Sci-Fi, Adventure, Space, Drama, Fantasy
95. Cello Hiki no Gauche (1982)Music, Kids, Drama, Fantasy
96. Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku (1999)Dementia, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Shoujo Ai
97. Nekojiru-sou (2001)Comedy, Dementia, Psychological
98. Project A-Ko (1986)Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Super Power
99. Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji (1963)Adventure
100. K-On! Movie (2011)Music, Slice of Life, Comedy
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