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List of Hayao Miyazaki Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Mirai shônen Konan
9
1
Mirai shônen Konan
9
1
As:
Director
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Keiji Hayakawa
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Animation, Sci-Fi, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Mieko Nobusawa, Noriko Ohara, Kazuyo Aoki, Ichirô Nagai, Masatô Ibu
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Star Cast:
John Ratzenberger, Lauren Holly, Tara Strong, Tatsuya Gashûin, Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
3. Mononoke-hime (1997)
34
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. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Adventure
4. Mirai shônen Konan Tokubetsu-hen: Kyodaiki Giganto no Fukkatsu (1984)
8
2
Mirai shônen Konan Tokubetsu-hen: Kyodaiki Giganto no Fukkatsu
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Animation
Star Cast:
Mieko Nobusawa, Noriko Ohara, Kazuyo Aoki, Iemasa Kayumi, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
5. Chûzumô (2010)
8
2
Chûzumô
8
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Akihiko Yamashita
Genres:
Fantasy, Short, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Sawako Agawa
6. Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004)
33
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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Animation, Adventure
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Lea Salonga, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto
8. Hoshi wo katta hi (2006)
8
2
Hoshi wo katta hi
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Kyôka Suzuki, Genzô Wakayama, Yô Ôizumi
9. Takara-sagashi (2011)
8
2
Takara-sagashi
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Animation, Family, Short
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.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
11. Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)
18
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Animation, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
12. Mei to Koneko basu (2002)
8
2
Mei to Koneko basu
8
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer, Voiceover
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Chika Sakamoto,
13. Rupan sansei: Part II
8
2
Rupan sansei: Part II
TV-PG
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki, Kyôsuke Mikuriya, Yasumi Mikamoto, Shigetsugu Yoshida, Kazunori Tanabashi
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Animation
Star Cast:
Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya, Yasuo Yamada, Makio Inoue, Eiko Masuyama
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.  

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Yoshifumi Kondô
Genres:
Drama, Animation, Music, Romance, Family
Star Cast:
Brittany Snow, Ashley Tisdale, Jean Smart, Corey Burton, Youko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana
15. Rupan sansei
7
2
Rupan sansei
TV-PG
7
2
As:
Director
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Masaaki Ôsumi
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Animation, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Chikao Ohtsuka, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya, Yasuo Yamada, Yukiko Nikaido
16. Majo no takkyûbin (1989)
16
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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Drama, Family, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Debbie Reynolds, Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Corey Burton, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi
17. Yadosagashi (2006)
7
2
Yadosagashi
7
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Animation, Short, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Tamori, Akiko Yano
18. Fushigi no umi no Nadia
7
2
Fushigi no umi no Nadia
TV-14
7
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi, Takeshi Mori, Renji Kawabata, Shigeto Makino
Genres:
Animation, Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Noriko Hidaka, Carl Domaski, Judson Jones, Craig Kanne, Talbot McKitt
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. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Romance
Star Cast:
Tom Kenny, Michael Keaton, Corey Burton, Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Tsunehiko Kamijô
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. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Animation, Romance, War, Biography, History, Drama
21. Imaginary Flying Machines (2002)
7
2
Imaginary Flying Machines
7
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer, Narrator
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Short
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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
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. 

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Carol Burnett, Bridgit Mendler, Moises Arias, David Henrie
24. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)
9
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Sumi Shimamoto, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya, Yasuo Yamada, Makio Inoue
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.

As:
Producer
Director:
Isao Takahata
Genres:
Animation, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dev Patel, Daisy Ridley, Tara Strong, Youko Honna, Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Mayumi Iizuka
26. Mizugumo Monmon (2006)
7
2
Mizugumo Monmon
7
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Akiko Yano
27. Kujira tori (2001)
7
2
Kujira tori
7
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Yoshiaki Hakamada, Hiroki Ise, Keito Ishihara, Mao Onodera, Yuta Sasaki
28. On Your Mark (1995)
7
2
On Your Mark
7
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Short, Sci-Fi, Animation
29. Pan-dane to Tamago-hime (2010)
7
2
Pan-dane to Tamago-hime
7
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Short, Fantasy, Animation
30. Meitantei Holmes
7
2
Meitantei Holmes
7
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki, Kyôsuke Mikuriya, Keiji Hayakawa, Seiji Okuda, Takaya Mizutani
Genres:
Crime, Animation, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Taichirô Hirokawa, Yôko Asagami, Patricia Parris, Chikao Ohtsuka, Shôzô Îzuka
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.

As:
Writer
Director:
Gorô Miyazaki
Genres:
Family, Drama, Animation
Star Cast:
32. Koro no dai-sanpo (2002)
6
2
Koro no dai-sanpo
6
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Itsuki Komazawa, Kenji Imura, Haruyo Moriyoshi, Yumiko Kitajima, Shigeru Morita
33. Mirai shônen Konan 2 - Taiga daibôken
6
2
Mirai shônen Konan 2 - Taiga daibôken
6
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Alexander Key, Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Animation
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.   

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Isao Takahata
Genres:
Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shinchô Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida, Norihei Miki, Nijiko Kiyokawa
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.  

As:
Producer
Director:
Hiroyuki Morita
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Kristen Bell, Judy Greer, Anne Hathaway, Tim Curry, Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda
36. Panda kopanda amefuri sâkasu no maki (1973)
5
3
Panda kopanda amefuri sâkasu no maki
5
3
As:
Writer
Director:
Isao Takahata
Genres:
Short, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Yasuo Yamada, Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yûko Maruyama, Yoshiko Ohta
37. Panda kopanda (1972)
6
3
Panda kopanda
6
3
As:
Writer
Director:
Isao Takahata
Genres:
Family, Short, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Yasuo Yamada, Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yoshiko Ohta, Brianne Brozey
38. Kyoshinhei Tôkyô ni arawaru (2012)
5
3
Kyoshinhei Tôkyô ni arawaru
5
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Giant robot (voice)
Director:
Shinji Higuchi
Genres:
Action, Short, Animation, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Megumi Hayashibara
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.

As:
Writer
Director:
Gorô Miyazaki
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Willem Dafoe, Mariska Hargitay, Timothy Dalton, Jun'ichi Okada, Jun Fubuki, Aoi Teshima
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.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki, Tetsuya Chiba
Genres:
Animation, Drama, Short, Family

Hayao Miyazaki Awards

Academy Awards
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi Best Animated Feature 2003