Top 10 Best Anime Movies of All Time

There are lots of anime movies that are made in Japan and other parts of the world where they receive significant attention. Many people may not know but there is a solid following for anime movies complete with adoring fans that often look out for new productions and chase after anime merchandise. Some of the best anime movies to have ever been produced include:

Top 10 best anime movies

10. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

This crime movie involves a group of bounty hunters who are looking for an ex-military hero turned villain in a thrilling expedition that lands them on Mars.

9. Metropolis


This science fiction story revolves around a detective and his nephew who go looking for a scientist that has created a beautiful girl that is apparently meant to control humankind.

8. Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

The plot in this movie follows the tribulations of a singer as she tries to break into acting and gain recognition as an actress. The drama is captivating and full of curious twists and turns.

7. Spirited Away

Spirited Away

This fantastic mystery features a girl whose parents get trapped in some spiritual world and she has to help free them as well as free herself.

6. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

This movie is based in a fantasy post-apocalyptic world where mutated insects and people try to find a way to exist but their problems are compounded by the crash-arrival of a Giant warrior embryo. The dramatic plot takes you through the struggles and battles for the supremacy of that world.

5. Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

This movie features an enhanced soldier that is determined to fight a war against terrorism but in the process discovers just how she got her abilities. She decides to uncover her origin and punish the people responsible for creating her.

4. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

The storyline in this movie involves a vampire hunter who is hired to save a young lady that has been abducted by a friendly vampire, and another group of vampire hunters who are on the prowl for vampires.

3. Paprika


This crime fiction movie is a spellbinding mix of thrilling action in a plot that sees a psychologist switching into a dream detective using a device that allows her to go into someone’s dreams. This device can also be used to wreak havoc by malicious people and she has to retrieve it before this happens when it gets stolen.

2. Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

The plot revolves around a young prince who is searching for a cure for an animal bite that gives him mystical powers. These powers are not all good as they are spreading in his body with the intent to finally kill him. In his quest, he runs into lots of turmoil including war and a lovely girl with whom he fights these battles and wins.

1. Akira


The story is based in a futuristic period where a leader of a bike gang is trying to save his friend who happens to be lost in a secret government project. His quest is filled with unexpected yet thrilling twists and turns that you won’t want to miss.