Edited 1 year, 5 months ago

Poll: What is your favorite Miyazaki film (32 votes)

Princess Mononoke 22%
Howl's Moving Castle 19%
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 6%
Porco Rosso 6%
Spirited Away 44%
The Castle of Cagliostro 3%
Whisper of the Heart 0%
From Up on Poppy Hill 0%
Ponyo 0%
Arietty 0%

Truly one of the greatest directors of all time. Forget Pixar this man is the face of outstanding animation.

#1 Posted by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

For me it's Princess Mononoke but I haven't seen Nausicaa yet

#2 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio

Castle of Cagliostro

#3 Posted by BumpyBoo (10716 posts) - - Show Bio

Oof, tough choice. Spirited Away, but very reluctantly.

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#4 Posted by ssejllenrad (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

Where the hell are my favourites? Totoro, Pom Poko and Castle in the Sky?

#5 Posted by RDClip (1167 posts) - - Show Bio

Nausicaa is my favourite, but I think Castle in the Sky is the best one.

#6 Posted by The_Tree (7978 posts) - - Show Bio

Spirited Away, such a great movie. When I rented it and saw it for the first time, I must've watched it at least five more times that weekend.

#7 Posted by QueenCorp15 (1035 posts) - - Show Bio


#8 Posted by Chaos Prime (10857 posts) - - Show Bio

Princess Mononoke. Just a beautiful film.

#9 Edited by Chronus (1115 posts) - - Show Bio

Spirited Away. One of the greatest films of all time.

#10 Edited by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7043 posts) - - Show Bio

I have nearly everyone of his movies on dvd...

My favorite is either Howl's Moving Castle or Nausicaa Valley of the Wind.

Both of those movies were too good for words.

#11 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

Is Pixar really heralded for their outstanding animation? Either way I've heard of only a few of these movies, I guess Pixar is the face of outstanding marketing. lol

#12 Edited by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad: Dang I could have swore I put Totoro in there.... This was just from personal memory and as soon as I created the topic I remembered Castle in the Sky. Also Pom Poko isn't a Miyazaki film it is however a Ghibli film.

#13 Edited by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

Just finished Nausicaa and I have to say it was amazing... Princess Mononoke is still my favorite but Nausicaa is a EXTREMELY close second.

#14 Posted by derf_jenkins (438 posts) - - Show Bio

Spirited Away amazes me each time I see it. I might put it in my top 10 films all time.

#15 Posted by Samimista (21033 posts) - - Show Bio

Howl's Moving Castle. Reminds me a lot of Beauty and the Beast. ^__^

#16 Posted by Setherial (213 posts) - - Show Bio

Spirited Away. Kiki's Delivery Service is a close second though just because it was the first Miyazaki film I watched and it got me hooked onto his future material. Well, aside from Ponyo. I hated that movie.

#18 Edited by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

@setherial: I couldn't stand Ponyo either. Most of Miyazaki's films are accessible to children and adults. Ponyo was made for kids and it really shows, It just wasn't appealing to me.

How does it have a 92% on RT? To put that in perspective Nausicaa only has an 83%

#19 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6358 posts) - - Show Bio

Princess Mononoke is easily my favorite.

#20 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10130 posts) - - Show Bio

Nigh impossible but Nausicaä

#21 Edited by TheAuroraChild (85 posts) - - Show Bio

Torn between Mononoke and Spirited Away. Spirited Away was the film that inspired me to take up animation though...

#22 Edited by LimpoyzLoan (1646 posts) - - Show Bio

Spirited Away. It's the best of Studio Ghibli

And for the record:

Studio Ghibli > Disney

#23 Edited by PartialSanity (433 posts) - - Show Bio

Castle in the Sky and Kiki's Delivery Service are my favorite, since they're not there however, I'll choose Spirited Away. Nausicaa would be my choice if it wasn't for Haku.


#24 Edited by ssejllenrad (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

A wee bit off topic... Am I the only one who likes Goro Miyazaki's Earth sea? Almost everyone I know who has seen that film loathed it. Am I weird for liking that film? Take note that I also am an Earthsea book lover so yeah I know the books are way better. But I still liked that film.

#25 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (11141 posts) - - Show Bio

Spirited Away, my favorite animated movie. No exception.

#26 Edited by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad: It isn't up to the rest of Ghibli's movies but it is a decent film. The only reason it is loathed is because it came from Ghibli.... Kind of like Cars to Pixar

#27 Posted by consolemaster001 (6110 posts) - - Show Bio

Ponyo wasn't all that great.

#28 Posted by Fukuro_Zoku (4707 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my God I'm so happy Spirited Away!

#29 Posted by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

I finished Castle in the Sky a second time and realized that it and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind are in the same universe O___O hope Sheeta and Pazu weren't caught up in the 7 days of fire.

After watching Castle in the Sky I feel like my top Ghibli films have changed.

1. Princess Mononoke

2. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

3. Castle in the Sky

4. Spirited Away

#30 Posted by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

@_strigidae_: Glad you like Miyazaki... I hate that people in the States watch movies like Grown Ups but when I bring up the name Ghibli everyone looks at me like I'm insane