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1. K-On! The Movie (2011)

TV-14 | 110 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In this continuation of the K-On anime, the girls from the band "After School Tea Time" go on a trip to London.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Stephanie Sheh, Cristina Valenzuela, Cassandra Lee Morris, Shelby Lindley

Votes: 1,137

2. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

TV-PG | 63 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue

Votes: 46,748

3. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 587,309 | Gross: $10.06M

4. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

TV-PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi

Votes: 55,755

5. The Garden of Words (2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano, Gou Maeda

Votes: 29,616

6. The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)

TV-PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

In an alternate postwar timeline, Japan is divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South.

Directors: Makoto Shinkai, Yoshio Suzuki | Stars: Hidetaka Yoshioka, Masato Hagiwara, Yuka Nanri, Unshô Ishizuka

Votes: 12,075

7. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)

Not Rated | 162 min | Animation, Drama, Family

On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life. Mikuru and Yuki do not seem to recall meeting him, and Haruhi and Itsuki do ... See full summary »

Directors: Tatsuya Ishihara, Yasuhiro Takemoto | Stars: Aya Hirano, Tomokazu Sugita, Minori Chihara, Yûko Gotô

Votes: 5,741

8. Someone's Gaze (2013)

7 min | Animation, Short

A futuristic story about a newly independent female and her maturation into independence. The narrator details the effect her development is having on her relationship with her father.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Fumi Hirano, Satomi Hanamura, Shinji Ogawa, Rina Endô

Votes: 1,258

9. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A mysterious creature "Kyubey" offers a young girl named Madoka Kaname the chance to have any one wish granted to her. In exchange she must battle evil creatures named "Witches" at the risk of losing her life.

Directors: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo | Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Eri Kitamura, Kaori Mizuhashi

Votes: 1,171 | Gross: $0.18M

10. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal (2012)

Not Rated | 109 min | Animation, Fantasy, Mystery

As the truth behind the girls' contracts with Kyubey is revealed, Madoka has to make the ultimate decision to either see those she love the most die before her eyes or to sacrifice her life as a normal girl and help out her friends in need.

Directors: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo | Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Eri Kitamura, Kaori Mizuhashi

Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $0.06M

11. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion (2013)

Not Rated | 116 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Madoka Kaname used to be a normal girl living happy days of her life. This all ended when she sacrificed herself in order to save other magical girls from the utterly cruel fate that ... See full summary »

Directors: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo | Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Eri Kitamura, Kaori Mizuhashi

Votes: 2,603 | Gross: $0.38M

12. Summer Wars (2009)

PG | 114 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

63 Metascore

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takahiro Yokokawa

Votes: 24,198 | Gross: $0.08M

13. Steins Gate the Movie: Load Region of Déjà vu (2013)

TV-14 | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Mystery

After the events of the anime, Rintarou begins to feel the repercussions of extensive time travel, and eventually completely fades from reality. Kurisu, being the only companion to remember him, now must find a way to bring him back.

Directors: Kanji Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Hamazaki, Takuya Satô | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 5,302

14. Psychic School Wars (2012)

TV-PG | 107 min | Animation, Romance, Sci-Fi

A mysterious new transfer student who claims to be psychic, arrives and changes the lives of a group of students.

Director: Ryôsuke Nakamura | Stars: Yûtarô Honjô, Mayu Watanabe, Kana Hanazawa, Daisuke Ono

Votes: 438

15. Sword Art Online Extra Edition (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Kirito and some of his new friends look back at the events of season one. Kirito recalls his defining moments while Suguha learns to swim with the help of Asuna and other girls who fought alongside Kirito.

Director: Tomohiko Itô | Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Ayana Taketatsu, Kanae Itô

Votes: 1,273

16. Wake Up, Girls! 7 Nin No Idol the Movie (2014)

53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Green Leaves Entertainment is in the worst situation any Talent Management Agency can be in - they have NO talent. Desperate for an act, President Junko Tange targets the idol singer market... See full summary »

Director: Yutaka Yamamoto | Stars: Yoshino Aoyama, Shintarô Asanuma, Airi Eino, Kaori Fukuhara

Votes: 54

17. A Certain Magical Index: The Movie - The Miracle of Endymion (2013)

TV-14 | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

On the day Touma Kamijou and Index see Academy City's space elevator, Endymion in the distance, they meet a Level 0 girl with an amazing singing voice, Arisa Meigo. As the three enjoy their... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori | Stars: Atsushi Abe, Sachika Misawa, Yôko Hikasa, Yuka Iguchi

Votes: 310

18. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions the Movie: Rikka Takanashi Revision (2013)

96 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The main heroine, she wields a "Wicked Eye" darkness tamed by the power of a pure heart, which she conceals underneath an eye-patch. She is cautious of strangers and she is also rather clumsy, often tripping over and forgetting things.

Director: Tatsuya Ishihara | Stars: Maaya Uchida, Jun Fukuyama, Chinatsu Akasaki, Azumi Asakura

Votes: 195

19. The Princess and the Pilot (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A pilot, despite being advised not to, bonds with a princess when he is tasked with escorting the royal subject overseas and across enemy territory to reunite her with her future husband.

Director: Jun Shishido | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Seika Taketomi, Katsumi Chô, Mitsuaki Hoshino

Votes: 837

20. Wolf Children (2012)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family

71 Metascore

After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him while keeping their trait hidden from society.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 34,476

21. Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)

Not Rated | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Mankind is dying. Only one man can do anything about it, Space Captain Harlock, but the Gaia Coalition will stop at nothing to end him.

Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Yû Aoi, Jessica Boone, Ayano Fukuda, Arata Furuta

Votes: 11,151

22. Kite Liberator (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 58 min | Animation, Action, Crime

A teenage assassin is cleaning up the streets of Tokyo. The police call her the Angel of Death, an unfeeling assassin who eliminates targets with grace and precision, leaving only a flurry ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuomi Umetsu | Stars: Marina Inoue, Akemi Okamura, Masakazu Morita, Rikiya Koyama

Votes: 603

23. Tamako Love Story (2014)

TV-14 | 83 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Tamako's life changes when her best childhood friend, Mochizou suddenly confessed his love.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Aya Suzaki, Atsushi Tamaru, Yûki Kaneko, Juri Nagatsuma

Votes: 1,192

24. Rakuen Tsuiho: Expelled from Paradise (2014)

TV-14 | 104 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

With Earth now left in ruins following the "Nano Hazard," most of humanity has abandoned the planet they once called home along with their physical bodies and rebuilt their digitalized ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Mizushima | Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Wendee Lee, Steve Blum, Shin'ichirô Miki

Votes: 1,371 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 120,615 | Gross: $0.52M

26. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

89 Metascore

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 31,083 | Gross: $1.51M

27. Mind Game (I) (2004)

103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

After a deadly encounter with two yakuza, a loser with a crush on his childhood girlfriend goes to heaven and back, embarking on a psychedelic self-discovery experience with her and his friends.

Directors: Masaaki Yuasa, Kôji Morimoto | Stars: Kôji Imada, Sayaka Maeda, Takashi Fujii, Seiko Takuma

Votes: 7,800 | Gross: $0.04M

28. Time of Eve (2010)

106 min | Animation, Romance, Sci-Fi

In a not too distant future, a young man's outlook on his home android begins to change after tracking the android's behavioral log to a mysterious cafe.

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura | Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Kenji Nojima, Rie Tanaka, Rina Satô

Votes: 3,189

29. Little Witch Academia (2013)

TV-Y7 | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Inspired by a magician named Shiny Chariot, the lively Akko Kagari enters the Little Witch Academy with the dream of one day becoming as cool and great as her idol.

Director: Yô Yoshinari | Stars: Megumi Han, Fumiko Orikasa, Michiyo Murase, Yôko Hikasa

Votes: 1,745

30. Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade (2015)

TV-Y7 | 54 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

When Akko and other troubled students at Luna Nova are assigned to manage the annual witch hunt parade, Akko wants to make the event more positive.

Director: Yô Yoshinari | Stars: Megumi Han, Fumiko Orikasa, Michiyo Murase, Yôko Hikasa

Votes: 1,345

31. Vexille (2007)

PG-13 | 109 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Meisa Kuroki, Shôsuke Tanihara, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 7,309

32. Redline (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Animation, Action, Romance

A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it.

Director: Takeshi Koike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Yû Aoi, Tadanobu Asano, Yoshiyuki Morishita

Votes: 10,156

33. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 150,642 | Gross: $0.55M

34. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 48,634 | Gross: $0.78M

35. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 211,109

37. Appleseed Alpha (2014)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Yuka Komatsu, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Aoi Yûki, Hiroki Takahashi

Votes: 7,698

38. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 32,801

39. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?

Directors: Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yamaguchi

Votes: 16,492 | Gross: $0.11M

40. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)

TV-14 | 112 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Parallel to the incursion, Gendo Ikari and ... See full summary »

Directors: Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Kotono Mitsuishi, Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura

Votes: 14,582 | Gross: $0.13M

41. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)

TV-14 | 96 min | Animation, Action, Drama

14 years have passed since the near third impact. Most of the world has changed except Shinji Ikari who awakens, unaged in a new and strange environment. Misato has formed a group that has ... See full summary »

Directors: Mahiro Maeda, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Maaya Sakamoto

Votes: 8,907 | Gross: $0.17M

42. Belladonna of Sadness (1973)

Unrated | 86 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

70 Metascore

An evil feudal lord rapes a village girl on her wedding night and proceeds to ruin her and her husband's lives. After she's eventually banished from her village, the girl makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability and take revenge.

Director: Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama, Shigako Shimegi

Votes: 3,402 | Gross: $0.11M

43. To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)

45 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human.

Director: Takahiro Ômori | Stars: Koki Uchiyama, Ayane Sakura, Shinpachi Tsuji, Izumi Sawada

Votes: 11,533

44. Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)

TV-14 | 116 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Hilary Haag, Corey Hartzog, Leraldo Anzaldua, David Matranga

Votes: 12,426

45. Girls und Panzer der Film (2015)

TV-14 | 119 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Ooari girls academy faces closer once again and the Tankery club girls must participate in another match to save their school from permanent closure!

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima | Stars: Mai Fuchigami, Ai Kayano, Mami Ozaki, Ikumi Nakagami

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