This is a list of top rated old fashioned, highly appreciated and full-length Anime/Cartoon movies of all time. It all started with a 2 minute Japanese anime clip about a samurai testing his new sword on his target and it was first screened in 1917. It’s format of storytelling through imaginative creatures and characters. When it comes to Anime feature films, the first name that comes to mind is Hayao Miyazaki.
He is a popular Japanese Anime director and he got international acclaim for his anime feature films such as “Spirited Away” And “Princesses Mononoko”. Miyazaki’s work has big impact and influenced many other animation studio worldwide. The Anime/Cartoon always been a special experience and brings back old memories. These movies are refreshing, innovative and enduring. Here is the some of the greatest full-length Anime/Cartoon movies of all time.
1. Spirited Away (2001)
“Spirited Away” starts with a young girl named Chihiro, and her family, moving to a new place. When they wander into what seems like an abandoned theme park and her parents start to eat prepared food (but with no one around to attend them), they turn into pigs. Chihiro runs and encounters a bathhouse for the gods and spirits. With the help of a young boy named Haku, Chihiro learns that in order to reverse the effects of her parents dilemma, she must work in the bathhouse. Life isn’t easy, not even for the gods. She’ll come across bizarre creatures & places. She will learn hard work, the sense of loss, greed, & the importance of friendship and love.
The story is just totally brilliant. It’s odd but oh so beautiful. The imaginary world gives the movie a totally unique and beautiful look and feeling. It all helps to make “Spirited Away” an unique and unforgettable viewing experience. The beauty in the movie is in its unpredictability. Because its so unique and original, you never know what to expect next and everything comes as a pleasant surprise. My only complaint about the story is its love-story, if there even was meant to be one, wasn’t really believable and felt underdeveloped and like a missed opportunity.
Do not hesitate to watch this magical, enchanting, and rare gem that we have the privilege to see. And if you have seen it, go out of your way to view the rest of Miyazaki’s films, like ‘Nausicaa’, ‘Castle in the Sky’, & ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’.