Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Based on a novel of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle follows a beautiful, young hatmaker named Sophie, who was cursed to look like an old woman by a witch. In search of a cure, she stumbles across a magical moving castle and befriends a wizard called Howl. Apart from boasting some of the studio’s best quality animation, this fantasy flick also overtly touches on several complicated topics such as war, ageing, and loyalty. Even Miyazaki himself commented on this movie to be his favourite Ghibli production – what more do we need?