Studio Ghibli, the animation powerhouse behind classics like ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ and ‘Spirited Away’, turns 35 this year. Although it’s practically synonymous with director Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli has a lot more to offer than just Miyazaki flicks. In fact, with three and a half decades of stellar anime films, the Ghibli catalogue is pretty daunting for newcomers.
And with every Ghibli film now available for streaming on Netflix (except in Japan and the US), there’s never been a better time to settle in for a movie night. So whether you’re just starting your Ghibli journey or coming back for more, these are – in no particular order – our top ten favourite Studio Ghibli films.
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Text by Matt Schley and George Art Baker