Since 1985, Studio Ghibli has made amazing movies one after another. The movies that Studio Ghibli makes have amazing story elements and beautiful scenes and illustrations that make everyone love what they release. Even though all of Studio Ghibli’s films are praised by fans and critics, if you are planning a movie marathon it is impossible to watch all of their films in one night. So we have made a list of the five best Studio Ghibli movies that they have released so far!
#5 – Ponyo
Ponyo, which was released in 2008, follows a goldfish princess who interacts with a human boy named Sosuke. After meeting and connecting with Sosuke, Ponyo dreams about becoming human. And when Ponyo finally gets her wish to become human, Ponyo’s father sets out to bring his daughter back to the ocean.
#4 – The Secret World Of Arrietty
Released in 2010, The Secret World of Arrietty is about tiny teenager Arrietty and her family as they keep their world and existence hidden from humans. This story takes place when Arrietty starts to “borrow” items from the humans when she is spotted by Shawn and their friendship grows. But when this secret relationship could lead to danger for Arrietty’s family, will she be able to keep her friendship intact and keep her family safe?
#3 – Howl’s Moving Castle
Howl’s Moving Castle was released in 2004 and it follows Sophie when she ends up being friends with a wizard named Howl, who lives in a magical flying castle. Howl and Sophie have to deal with the pressures of the evil Witch of Waste who does not approve of their friendship. The witch ends up casting a spell to make Sophie age. This means Howl and Sophie now must find a way to break the spell the witch cast on Sophie.
#2 – My Neighbor Totoro
Released in 1988, My Neighbor Totoro is about two young sisters Satsuke and Mei as the start living in an old country house with their dad as they wait for their mom, who is in the hospital as she recovers from an illness. It is when the sisters are exploring their new home they end up being friends with playful spirits in their house and in the forest nearby.
#1 – Spirited Away
Spirited Away was released in 2011 and is known as being Studio Ghibli’s best film. This move follows Chihiro, who is 10, and her parents as they make their way to their new home. After Chihiro’s dad takes a wrong turn they end up in an abandoned amusement park where her parents are turned into pigs. Now Chihiro must work in a bathhouse for spirits as she finds out a way to turn her parents back into humans.