7 Best Anime Movies on Netflix

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My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

The film explores how children’s innocent belief in the unknown can lead to a powerful way to cope with the illness of a parent. It aptly captures the love and respect for nature, even if these elements are beyond human comprehension.

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

For kids, this film is a gentle nudge of encouragement as they find their place in the world. For us older ones, it’s all about embracing milestone moments in life. No matter which theme you feel attached to, some part of Kiki’s journey will feel like your own, and that’s the Miyaki magic.

Whisper of the Heart (1995)

This film is for anyone who is young and trying to make it in a stressful creative field, whether it be writing or music. Constantly grappling with feeling incompetent is not easy, and this anime may help ease that imposter syndrome.

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

This mesmerising animated masterpiece shows you what shy and bored 12-year-old Sofî does when a witch curses her with a frail, battered body. The whimsical nature of the scenery and the moving castle itself is a representation of many things, depending on what stage you are at.

Ponyo (2008)

The film's bright and aesthetic colour palette, melodic background music, and impressive animations will keep any kid (and most adults) engaged and enamoured. Ponyo the goldfish is cuteness personified.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

Princess Kaguya plans difficult tasks for those trying to court her because she doesn't want to marry a stranger. This story is based on The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a Japanese folk tale written around the 10th century.

Maboroshi (2023)

The Japanese word ‘Maboroshi’ refers to an illusion or hallucination. The anime lies at the intersection of science, fantasy, and drama. A town is under lockdown after a steel mill explosion. This explosion has led to time standing still, and the town's residents are living in a loop.

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