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I am a big fan of Studio Ghibli productions, as many others out there. How could one not be? Japanese animation at its finest. If you happen to be new to these masterpieces though, I would like to share here some of the Studio Ghibli movies I believe you should watch.

The list is based on my personal taste and I thus included the films that I loved the most. What this means is that of course Studio Ghibli produced other great works that are not listed here. The following productions were chosen because they are those that really touched my heart and I believe them to be a great starting point to get into the atmosphere and the style of SG’s movies.

I couldn’t really make a ranking, I was too undecided, so here they are ordered by their date of release.

My neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro)

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One word: cute. Cute, cute, cute, cute. This film is incredibly cute and relaxing. Also, Totoro is in the logo of the studio so you really want to watch where it comes from ;)

Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka)

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It is an incredibly sad movie, already from minute 00.01. Prepare the tissues. Trust me.

Whisper of the Heart (Mimi o sumaseba)

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This movie is probably not as well known as other Studio Ghibli movies but it will always have, along with the manga that inspired it, a special spot in my heart. It is fresh, and sweet and it is about books and love and destiny and only by writing this I feel like crying again. Watch it, watch it, watch it.

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)

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Great, great movie. The animation is unreal and the meaning of the story very deep. Go check it out now.

Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi)

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One of the most famous movies by Studio Ghibli, if not the most famous. And it completely deserves its success. There are no words to describe this movie, you just have to watch it. It is really one of the greatest pieces of animation of all time if you ask me.

Howl’s Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro)

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Probably as great as Spirited Away. You can’t miss on it.

When Marnie was There (Omoide no Mani)

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The last Studio Ghibli movie to this date. I loved this movie, the story is very interesting and told beautifully. I also adored the main character, as there were things about her I could relate to so much. It is a very moving film, prepare some tissues here as well ;)

Wow I feel bad I left some films out but these were my ultimate favorite ones!

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