Top 10 Ghibli Movies You Forgot To Watch


The huge library of Ghibli movies can be a chore to watch in its entirety (as if this is any excuse), more so if the watcher is ostensibly supposed to be studying – and it is these most forlorn titles which have been ranked for the hopeful edification of students.

The ranking, based on students:

1. Ocean Waves (1993)


2. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)


3. Panda! Go, Panda! (1972)


4. When Marnie Was There (2014)


5. The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)


6. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)


7. The Wind Rises (2013)


8. Only Yesterday (1991)


9. Tales from Earthsea (2006)


10. Arrietty (2010)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:56 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    as a pervert i did not forget to watch these films...I just don't give a damn about japanese disney.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Mononoke Hime is pretty good... but thats it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nausicaa is way better, even with it's old style...

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    Comment by Bakamoichigei
    13:18 27/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except Nausicaa wasn't Ghibli; They were still Studio Topcraft. And if you bloody pedantic SOBs won't let me call their 1977 animated version of 'The Hobbit' a Ghibli film, then YOU DON'T GET NAUSICAA!
    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I watched Ocean Waves and Only Yesterday.

    I like both those.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Speak for yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed, I haven't forgotten those, in fact I watched some of them recently.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Panda Kopanda is not a Ghibli movie (the most obvious reason - Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985), it's an old joint work of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, which provide some tropes and inspiration for some of their older Ghibli works.

    Aside from that, out of these ten I've watched From Up on Poppy Hill - I couldn't say that it's a good work, it was really plain and uninteresting for me... maybe because I'm not a middle-aged Japanese, who has A LOT of nostalgia about 60's and 70's, and for them there are TONS of it. I'd like to see Arrietty and Kaguya-hime, though - as an example of Ghibli's fairy tales.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Studio Guinea

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:34 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    If there's one thing that is truly over rated... it's studio Ghibli.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    ist like .... Disney. as a child it is like everywhere and when you are older you dont wanna remember that time ...

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    When Marnie Was There is an awesome movie

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah. It's very good. The revelation at the end was great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:38 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who the hell hasn't seen Arrietty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:23 28/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Me for example. It took me three years of looking at the DVD shelf to finally crack open Citizen Kane, and I still haven't watched the Game of Thrones TV series, so I might be an outlier.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:50 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who forgot about The Wind Rises? That made a crapload of money in Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:54 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Willem Dafoe was great in English dub of Earth Sea. I've never read the books so I have no idea how terrible of an adaptation it was, but I enjoyed it.

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    Comment by Bakamoichigei
    13:32 27/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought I was the only person who liked Gedo Senki. Even Ursula Le Guin didn't like it. ┐(-。ー;)┌

    ...but then, maybe if she'd let Miyazaki adapt her works when he first approached her in the 80s, things would have turned out differently.

    Instead she was like "lol cartoons?" and some 20+ years later approached HIM, at which point he's just like "Eh, I'm like, retiring." and hands it off to his son. (Though I really wonder if that weren't in some part an intentional snub for not giving him permission the first time.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Cat Returns.There was a hilarious scene where a knife-throwing performer fails to amuse the king.Underrated fun movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Earthsea is shit. And Miazakis son Gorō starting the movie with an offbeat murder of a father? Issues much?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:02 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    anime was a mistake

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I admit I have not seen the top 5.

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    Comment by jr2nd
    06:28 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    seen all those except:

    When Marnie Was There (2014)

    The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)

    From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

    The Wind Rises (2013)

    last one though im sure I've seen >.< will look at the others

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    When Marnie Was There is really awesome. you should watch it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seen Marnie, Poppy Hill, Wind Rises, Only Yesterday, Earthsea and Arrietty. I wouldn't really recommend Only Yesterday or Earthsea, not unless you want to be bored to death. As for the others on the list excluding what I named off, honestly they don't even look worth the time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    the yamadas is a wacky piece.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ghibli you mean that bullshit with nausicaä where the girl was supposed to die but somehow magically revived ruined the ending for me right there and castle in the sky girl flying down from an airship slowly because of a necklace,too much magical for me so i don't like it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No, because Nausicaa is not a Ghibli film. LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    while from before ghibli was founded, it's still authored and directed by miyazaki and considered the beginning of the studio.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:20 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep, otherwise Panda go, panda would not be in this list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok didn't know that one.
    But it does have Hayao Miyazaki and he complained about otaku soooooo nay,he makes most of his stuff too magical.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    fantasy = sci-fi eh? moron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go read "The Diary of Anne Frank" then. It has all the tragedy you could wish for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It has an anime too: Anne no Nikki.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was a fake book it turns out it was written by her relative and all made up added on to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not a fake.
    Don't spout out random crap you know nothing about. Thanks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    from up on poppy hill is garbage

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Panda Kopanda (Panda! Go Panda!) predates Studio Ghibli's creation by over a decade. Castle in the Sky Laputa was their first production released.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seen all but Marnie.

    Only Yesterday I didn't like because I felt I was being preached at. And Go Panda Go, well, at least the nephew and niece liked it.

    Loved the rest, and Ocean Waves (or I Can Hear The Sea as I got it from the DVD) is still my second favourite Ghibli.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:21 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    watch it. you won't regret it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The wind rises bored me to death. I'm posting from beyond...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:41 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I watch a few of them but not really a fan of Ghibi. Since most of them are kids anime like Disney and story the same boring as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 25/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    From Up On Poppy Hill was alright, but not really up to Ghibli's standards. Arrietty was pretty good, but it felt like it was missing something, like the central conflict and ending just came out of nowhere. I'd still recommend it, though.

    When Marnie Was There was awful, and it's kinda killed my trust in Ghibli movies. Before, when I saw a movie by Ghibli I'd buy it blind, but now I'm gonna have to look up information before jumping in.

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