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The IMDB top 250 movies, based on popularity. List updated daily.


1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a film reference book edited by Steven Jay Schneider with original essays on each film contributed by over 70 film critics.



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Source: IMDB
Filter: Votes >= 10000
Order: Votes Descending
Date: 2014-08-23


/u/StopReadinMyUsername on reddit combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from iCheckMovies and IMDb to reveal the 1001 Greatest Movies of All Time.



[Updated 13/08/19]
Well, I didn't keep this list updated for two hole years. I'm sorry for that. Miyazaki's Short-film "Boro the Catapillar" and Studio Ponocs first major movie "Marry and the Witches Flower" have been released.
Still have to watch both of them, sadly missed the limited cinema release of Marry, here in Germany.

It was also confirmed that Miyazaki and his Son Goro (Earthsea, From Up on Poppy Hills, Ronia) are currently working on two separate movies that will feature 3D-Animation in some kind of form. Miyazaki's movie is called "How Do You Live?" and is based on a novel with the same name by Yoshino Genzaburō.
There are currently no informations about Goros film.

Studio Ponoc has released "Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 - Modest Heroes" in 2018. A three part anthology film featuring 20 minute stories written and directed by former Ghibli employees.
A trailer can be found here:
From the title "Volume 1" we can expect more of these anthology-films in the future.
The collection sadly did not get a release here in Germany. :(

[Updated 10/06/17]
Studio Ponoc just released Trailer #3 for Mary and The Witch's Flower. Looks awesome:

This is a comprehensive list of Studio Ghibli related people and their work.
It contains some older work by Miyazaki and Takahata which is everything from before Studio Ghibli's formation in 1985 (Yes, Nausicaä is actually not a Studio Ghibli Movie). Including Miyazaki's and Takahata's directorial debuts Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro and The Little Norse Prince as well as some well-known World Masterpiece Theater TV Series directed by them.

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a feature film long, behind the scenes, documentary following the work at Studio Ghibli during the production of Miyazaki's and Takahata's final movies The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Work by Studio Ghibli staff after the announcement to restructure the company in 2014:
Ronia the Robber's Daughter is a CG animated TV Series based on the children's book by Astrid Lindgren. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki's son Gorō Miyazaki, animated by Polygon Pictures and co-produced by Studio Ghibli.

The Red Turtle is another co-production, this time between the Dutch-British animator Michaël Dudok de Wit, German distribution company Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli. The movie was nominated for 2017's Oscars in the category: Animated Feature Film.

Even though Miyazaki (once again) went into retirement 3 years ago he decided to come back and work on the animated short film Kemushi no Boro (Boro the Caterpillar) set to release in summer of 2017. Here are some clips taken during production:

After the restructuring announcement, part of the staff decided to create Studio Ponoc in 2015. The word Ponoc is Croatian for "midnight", it's meant to symbolize that a new day is starting. Here is the first trailer from their newly announced movie Mary and The Witch's Flower directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty and Marnie) set to release sometime in 2017:

Extra stuff:
A top-notch analysis about what makes Miyazaki's movies so special:
Hayao Miyazaki - The Essence of Humanity by Channel Criswell

About Miyazaki's scene composition:
How Hayao Miyazaki Maps A Setting by Digibro

A retrospective of Japanese animation:
Miyazaki, Lineage, and Depth by Pause and Select

Have fun watching


Animated feature films by Studio Ghibli. While Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is not officially created by Studio Ghibli, it's success was the reason the studio was founded, so it deserves a spot on the list.


From the breakthrough of Akira in 1988 through the exquisite films of Miyazaki Hayao to the recent blockbuster Your Name, Japanese animation has captivated audiences around the world. But anime’s history runs deeper still. Here we select 50 titles that celebrate its full, fascinating riches.

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3 critic sources: Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and Critics Choice (for movies made later than 1999) and 12 audience sources: Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, IMDb, Letterboxd, TMDb, Trakt, JustWatch, Blu-Ray, FilmAffinity, Douban, Naver, and MUBI.


Everything I watch will be added here, hoping this get filled with tons of movies.


Daily Refreshed Imdb Top 250 Movies (Sun Sep 11 10:00:08 CEST 2016)


Empire Magazine published in September 2008 their 500 Greatest Movies of All Time List, selected in a poll by over 10,000 Empire readers, 150 film makers and 50 film critics.


Establishing the best anime movies can be tricky. After all, despite now being one of the most ubiquitous cultural properties of the 21st century, anime, thanks to over a century’s worth of the medium’s evolution and reinvention, is especially difficult to define. From the five-minute shorts of Oten Shimokawa in 1917, to the feature-length animations produced during World War II, to the pioneering production cycles of Tezuka in the ’60s and the auteurist innovations of the likes of Miyazaki and many others towards the latter half of the last century, anime has morphed through countless phases. Amateur efforts, nationalist propaganda fodder, niche cultural export turned eventual global phenomenon: Each iteration conforms to the shape of the times in which it was produced. Television expanded the medium during the 1960s, birthing many of the essential genres and subgenres that we know today and forming the impetus for the anime industry’s inextricable relationship to advertising and merchandising from the 1970s onward. The arrival of home video catapulted anime to its commercial and aesthetic apex, fanning outward from island nation of Nippon to the far shores of North America and back, before again being revolutionized by the unprecedented accessibility of the world wide web throughout the ’90s and early aughts. Anime film owes much to the evolving means of production and distribution throughout the late 20th century, the breadth and audacity of the medium’s content widening and contracting along with its running time to cater to the emerging palettes of audiences both new and old, at home and abroad. But where does one begin to tackle the aesthetic and historical precedent that anime film has left on pop culture and global entertainment in the last century?

This list is an attempt to do just that: to create a primer of 100 of the most influential and essential films that Japanese animation has produced, and to offer a thorough aesthetic, technical and historical breakdown of why these film matter. With that aim in mind, Paste is proud to enlist the curatorial talents of Jason DeMarco, on-air creative director of Adult Swim and co-creator of Toonami, whose unique role in anime’s emerging popularity in the West has helped to hone this list. Given the shared evolution between anime film and television and the aforementioned significance of the home video revolution, this list includes not only traditional features but also original video animations made for home video (OVAs) and anthology films— with the stipulation of each entry having at some point premiered in theaters. It is our hope that in creating this list we have created an entry point for both the expert and the layperson to trace the rich history of anime’s legacy on both film and popular culture, and to offer newcomers a comprehensive guide through to learn, rediscover, and explore the fullness that the genre of Japanese animation has to offer now and into the future.



This is a list of every movie that has made an appearance on the Top 250 list since the beginning of the site in 1996 through 2021. I will maintain a changelog below for when new movies are added to list.

List made using data from IMDB Top 250 History -

Changelog -

Odd Entries Explained -


(Moved this list to Letterboxd

I will keep updating this list, so the number will always change.

Last addition: Wonder Woman

You need to watch these in order.

Aladdin > Aladdin and the King of Thieves (You can skip The Return of Jafar and the series is optional)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs > Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai) | Overlooking View > A Study in Murder (Part 1) > Remaining Sense of Pain > The Hollow Shrine > Paradox Spiral > Oblivion Recording > A Study in Murder (Part 2) (Prologe and Future Gospel are optional)

Mobile Suit Gundam I > Mobile Suit Gundam II > Mobile Suit Gundam III (You can skip the first anime, than watch the series in this order: Zeta Gundam > ZZ Gundam > Char’s Counterattack > Gundam Unicorn. Origin is a prequel to everything, but can be watched later)

These are better if you know the original source.

The Adventures of Tintin - The Adventures of Tintin (Comic or Cartoon)

Batman: Assault on Arkham - Batman or Suicide Squad (comics)

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie - Cowboy Bebop (Anime)

Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip - Dexter's Laboratory (Cartoon)

Digimon Adventure: Our War Game - Digimon Adventure (Anime)

Highlander: The Search for Vengeance – Highlander (movie)

The Princess and the Robot – Monica’s Gang (Comic)

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva - Professor Layton (Game)

Ratchet & Clank - Ratchet & Clank (Game)

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island - Scooby-Doo (Cartoon)

The Simpsons Movie + Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare - The Simpsons (Cartoon)

Space Jam – Looney Tunes (Cartoon)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - SpongeBob SquarePants (Cartoon)

Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman (Comics)

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