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List of Hayao Miyazaki Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Mirai shônen Konan
9
1
Mirai shônen Konan
9
1
Starring:
Mieko Nobusawa, Noriko Ohara, Kazuyo Aoki, Ichirô Nagai, Masatô Ibu
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Keiji Hayakawa
2. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
59
10
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
PG
59
10

Ten year old Chihiro and her parents find themselves in a deserted amusement park. Overruling their daughter’s objections, her parents eat at an empty restaurant and turn into pigs. Chihiro, with the help of Haku, realises that she has entered a world inhabited by demons, spirits and evil gods. She must now figure out a way to rescue her parents and return to human world.

Starring:
Lauren Holly, Tara Strong, John Ratzenberger, Tatsuya Gashûin, Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
3. Mononoke-hime (1997)
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6
Mononoke-hime
TV-14
34
6

Mononoke-hime also known as Princess Mononoke is a Japanese animated classic. It follows the journey of the Emishi prince Ashitaka, who finds himself in the midst of war between forest gods and humans. In his quest to find a cure for a deadly curse, he comes up against San, the Mononike Hime and they unite to end the war. 

Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
4. Mirai shônen Konan Tokubetsu-hen: Kyodaiki Giganto no Fukkatsu (1984)
8
2
Mirai shônen Konan Tokubetsu-hen: Kyodaiki Giganto no Fukkatsu
8
2
Starring:
Mieko Nobusawa, Noriko Ohara, Kazuyo Aoki, Iemasa Kayumi, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
5. Chûzumô (2010)
8
2
Chûzumô
8
2
Starring:
Sawako Agawa
Directed By:
Akihiko Yamashita
6. Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004)
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7
Hauru no ugoku shiro
TV-PG
33
7

Soon after young milliner Sophie Hatter befriends the wizard Howl, she is cursed by the Witch of the Waste into a ninety-year-old woman. In her quest to end the curse, she finds Howl's moving castle with help from a living scarecrow, befriends fire demon Calcifer who powers the castle, and alters the course of war between two kingdoms.

Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
7. Tonari no Totoro (1988)
29
7
Tonari no Totoro
G
29
7

Also known as My Neighbour Totoro, the Japanese animated classic depicts the story of sisters Satsuki and Mei after they move to an old country house. They become friends with spirits called susuwatari and particularly the adorable creature Totoro, while they come to terms with their mother’s illness and personal trials.

Starring:
Dakota Fanning, Lea Salonga, Elle Fanning, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
8. Hoshi wo katta hi (2006)
8
2
Hoshi wo katta hi
8
2
Starring:
Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Kyôka Suzuki, Genzô Wakayama, Yô Ôizumi
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
9. Takara-sagashi (2011)
8
2
Takara-sagashi
8
2
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
10. Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (1986)
18
4
Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta
TV-PG
18
4

Also known as Castle in the Sky, the movie follows the young girl Sheeta who has been kidnapped by Colonel Muska. When Sheeta escapes and becomes friends with Pazu, a young boy, they are pursued by Muska and Captain Dola and her pirates who want to reach the mysterious floating city of Laputa and plunder its riches.  

Starring:
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
11. Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)
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5
Kaze no tani no Naushika
PG
18
5

Kaze no tani no Naushika is a Japanese anime fantasy film that centres around Princess Nausicaä of Valley of the Wind kingdom who must save humanity from the destruction being planned by the Tolmekian kingdom whilst keeping her lands safe from the toxic jungle of the post-apocalyptic earth. Full of drama and adventure, this film was adapted from an eponymous manga comic.

Starring:
Edward James Olmos, Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Tony Jay, Sumi Shimamoto, Ichirô Nagai
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
12. Mei to Koneko basu (2002)
8
2
Mei to Koneko basu
8
2
Starring:
Chika Sakamoto,
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
13. Rupan sansei: Part II
8
2
Rupan sansei: Part II
TV-PG
8
2
Starring:
Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya, Yasuo Yamada, Makio Inoue, Eiko Masuyama
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki, Kyôsuke Mikuriya, Yasumi Mikamoto, Shigetsugu Yoshida, Kazunori Tanabashi
14. Mimi wo sumaseba (1995)
11
3
Mimi wo sumaseba
G
11
3

This animated romantic drama film tells the story of a young girl, Shizuku, who loves reading and aims to be a writer in the future. When one day, she notices that all the library books she had chosen to borrow were previously borrowed by one boy, she aims to find this mysterious person, who might even be her soul mate.  

Starring:
Ashley Tisdale, Jean Smart, Brittany Snow, Corey Burton, Youko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana
Directed By:
Yoshifumi Kondô
15. Rupan sansei
7
2
Rupan sansei
TV-PG
7
2
Starring:
Chikao Ohtsuka, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya, Yasuo Yamada, Yukiko Nikaido
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Masaaki Ôsumi
16. Majo no takkyûbin (1989)
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4
Majo no takkyûbin
G
16
4

Majo no takkyûbin or Kiki's Delivery Service is a Japanese animated film adapted from Eiko Kadono 1985 novel. The movie follows a 13 year old witch Kiki, who as per her community tradition, moves to the seaside town of Korico to live independently for a year. She kick-starts her own flying delivery service but is soon faced with a challenge when she begins losing her magical powers.

Starring:
Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Debbie Reynolds, Corey Burton, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
17. Yadosagashi (2006)
7
2
Yadosagashi
7
2
Starring:
Tamori, Akiko Yano
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
18. Fushigi no umi no Nadia
7
2
Fushigi no umi no Nadia
TV-14
7
2
Starring:
Noriko Hidaka, Carl Domaski, Judson Jones, Craig Kanne, Talbot McKitt
Directed By:
19. Kurenai no buta (1992)
12
4
Kurenai no buta
PG
12
4

A curse has transformed ace World War I pilot Marco Pagot into an anthropomorphic pig. He is now called Porco Rosso or the Red Pig and works as a bounty hunter chasing air pirates in the Adriatic Sea. He prepares for a final battle with the American ace pilot Curtis hired by the pirates. 

Starring:
Michael Keaton, Tom Kenny, Corey Burton, Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Tsunehiko Kamijô
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
20. Kaze tachinu (2013)
12
4
Kaze tachinu
PG-13
12
4

This animated biographical film chronicles the life of Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, the man who is known for designing Japanese fighter planes during the Second World War. 

Starring:
Darren Criss, John Krasinski, Elijah Wood, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Grey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, William H. Macy
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
21. Imaginary Flying Machines (2002)
7
2
Imaginary Flying Machines
7
2
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
22. Gake no ue no Ponyo (2008)
15
5
Gake no ue no Ponyo
G
15
5

Five-year-old Sōsuke rescues a goldfish princess trapped into a bottle and names her Ponyo. As they develop a bond, she is brought back under the ocean by her father, powerful wizard Fujimoto, who imprisons her after learning that she wants to become human. She frees herself and becomes human using Fujimoto's potent magic, upsetting the balance of the world.

Starring:
Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, Matt Damon, Lily Tomlin, Betty White, Tina Fey
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
23. Kari-gurashi no Arietti (2010)
12
4
Kari-gurashi no Arietti
G
12
4

Also known as The Secret World of Arrietty, the movie tells the story of a group of tiny people known as the Borrowers, who live in the floors and walls of humans and survive by borrowing small items from them. Their secret existence is put in danger when a young borrower girl Arrietty befriends a young boy named Shō. 

Starring:
Will Arnett, Carol Burnett, Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Moises Arias, David Henrie
Directed By:
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
24. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)
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3
Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro
9
3

Along with his gang, a thief tries to free a princess from an evil count, as she is the key to a fabulous treasure.

Starring:
Sumi Shimamoto, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya, Yasuo Yamada, Makio Inoue
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
25. Omohide poro poro (1991)
9
3
Omohide poro poro
PG
9
3

This Japanese animated drama film is about Taeko Okajima, who takes a trip outside her native Tokyo, when she travels to rural Yamagata, to visit her sister’s family. During her train journey, she daydreams about her childhood, and soon she starts wondering if her stress-filled adult life is really what she wanted for herself.

Starring:
Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, Tara Strong, Youko Honna, Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Mayumi Iizuka
Directed By:
Isao Takahata
26. Mizugumo Monmon (2006)
7
2
Mizugumo Monmon
7
2
Starring:
Akiko Yano
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
27. Kujira tori (2001)
7
2
Kujira tori
7
2
Starring:
Yoshiaki Hakamada, Hiroki Ise, Keito Ishihara, Mao Onodera, Yuta Sasaki
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
28. On Your Mark (1995)
7
2
On Your Mark
7
2
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
29. Pan-dane to Tamago-hime (2010)
7
2
Pan-dane to Tamago-hime
7
2
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
30. Meitantei Holmes
7
2
Meitantei Holmes
7
2
Starring:
Taichirô Hirokawa, Yôko Asagami, Patricia Parris, Chikao Ohtsuka, Shôzô Îzuka
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki, Kyôsuke Mikuriya, Keiji Hayakawa, Seiji Okuda, Takaya Mizutani
31. Kokuriko-zaka kara (2011)
9
3
Kokuriko-zaka kara
PG
9
3

This Japanese animated film tells the story of two high school friends who fight to save an old wartime era clubhouse from being destroyed, as Japan prepares for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Starring:
Isabelle Fuhrman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Howard, Bruce Dern, Emily Osment, Yuriko Ishida, Rumi Hiiragi
Directed By:
Gorô Miyazaki
32. Koro no dai-sanpo (2002)
6
2
Koro no dai-sanpo
6
2
Starring:
Itsuki Komazawa, Kenji Imura, Haruyo Moriyoshi, Yumiko Kitajima, Shigeru Morita
Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki
33. Mirai shônen Konan 2 - Taiga daibôken
6
2
Mirai shônen Konan 2 - Taiga daibôken
6
2
Directed By:
Alexander Key, Hayao Miyazaki
34. Heisei tanuki gassen ponpoko (1994)
8
3
Heisei tanuki gassen ponpoko
PG
8
3

This animated comedy drama film takes us to 1960s Japan, and it tells the story of a few magical raccoon dogs, whose home is threatened due to a gigantic suburban development project. Since the development project is cutting into their forest, their land is getting divided, and their food is decreasing every year. Eventually, the raccoon dogs unify and plan to do something to stop this development project.   

Starring:
Shinchô Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida, Norihei Miki, Nijiko Kiyokawa
Directed By:
Isao Takahata
35. Neko no ongaeshi (2002)
9
4
Neko no ongaeshi
G
9
4

High school student Haru Yoshioka saves a cat’s life and learns that he is Prince Lune of the Cat Kingdom. The Cat King invites her to marry Prince Lune, so Haru is taken to Cat Kingdom where she finds that she is turning into a cat. Now, only large cat Muta and Baron, a cat figurine-come-to-life, can help her escape the ordeal.  

Starring:
Judy Greer, Anne Hathaway, Tim Curry, Kristen Bell, Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda
Directed By:
Hiroyuki Morita
36. Panda kopanda amefuri sâkasu no maki (1973)
5
3
Panda kopanda amefuri sâkasu no maki
5
3
Starring:
Yasuo Yamada, Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yûko Maruyama, Yoshiko Ohta
Directed By:
Isao Takahata
37. Panda kopanda (1972)
6
3
Panda kopanda
6
3
Starring:
Yasuo Yamada, Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yoshiko Ohta, Brianne Brozey
Directed By:
Isao Takahata
38. Kyoshinhei Tôkyô ni arawaru (2012)
5
3
Kyoshinhei Tôkyô ni arawaru
5
3
Role:
Giant robot (voice)
Starring:
Megumi Hayashibara
Directed By:
Shinji Higuchi
39. Gedo senki (2006)
7
4
Gedo senki
PG-13
7
4

In a mystical land known as Earthsea, a mysterious force is threatening to plunge humanity into destruction. Sparrowhawk, a wizard tries to find the source of this imbalance, and along the way, he also rescues Arren, a runaway prince. They eventually join forces with a former priestess and her daughter to fight an evil force that seeks destruction.

Starring:
Mariska Hargitay, Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Jun'ichi Okada, Jun Fubuki, Aoi Teshima
Directed By:
Gorô Miyazaki
40. Yuki no taiyô (1972)
4
3
Yuki no taiyô
4
3

Yuki is a short animated drama film which tells the story of a 10 year old orphaned child who is being adopted by a family.

Directed By:
Hayao Miyazaki, Tetsuya Chiba

Hayao Miyazaki Awards

Academy Awards
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi Best Animated Feature 2003