I’m going to be very specific here and say that these are just my favorite, and certainly not a definitive list of the best movies out there. I’m not a huge anime fan, but I do have a few flicks that I’ve enjoyed watching over the years, along with their trailers.
If you have any suggestions, I’d certainly appreciate your thoughts in the comments. I could use a few new titles to watch.
10. Yojimbo (1961)
Lots of arms getting cut off. Super slice n’ dice fun!
9. Yaji & Kita, Midnight Pilgrims (2005)
Picture Bill and Ted if they were Japanese. And gay.
8. Machine Girl (2008)
One of the best ‘b’ movies I’ve seen. Tempura arms and drill bras. Fans of Ash from the Evil Dead series will enjoy this flick.
7. My Girlfriend is a Cyborg (2008)
This reminded me of My Sassy Girl. If you like that movie, you’ll enjoy this. Fun comedy. A little long, but a great flick.
6. My Neighbor Totoro (1998)
Anytime that I’m stuck at a bus stop in the rain, I think about this movie.
5. Spirited Away (2001)
Some movies do an awesome job at creating a vivid world that stick in your mind for years. Think Alice in Wonderland or The Chronicles of Narnia. Now think Spirited Away, because Miyazaki creates worlds that you’ll remember for a long time.
4. The Ring (1998)
Two scariest movies ever: The Blair Witch Project, and this.
3. Seven Samurai (1954)
Like Yojimbo, more Kurasawa sword-slicin’ goodness.
2. Hana-bi (1997)
Takeshi Kitano is awesome. Nuff said.
1. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Right up there with the best war movies of all-time. Only this one is animated. Amazing film.