5 Must-Watch Ghibli Movies

Ghibli Studio is one of the most popular anime production studios across the world. They are known for creating extraordinary animations with beautiful stories that would cheer you up, or make you cry, and undoubtedly, you will fall in love. The Ghibli Movies are incredibly emotional and touch the audience on deeper levels. Also, the best part about the movies, you can watch them multiple times and still, they would not be boring. So, if you wish to become a fan, here is a list of 5 Ghibli Movies, you must watch.

From Up on Poppy Hill / コクリコ坂から

On 16 July 2011, a beautiful movie, “From Up on Poppy Hill,” was released. Since then, this is one of the most-watched Ghibli Studio movies all around the globe. In the film, the plot revolves around two High School students and how they fall in love, face hurdles even before their love blooms into a stable relationship, and still find a way to stay together. Umi and Shun are in the same High School, and from the moment they set eyes on each other, they knew something clicked between them. But, no love story can be that simple, isn’t it? You have to watch the movie to find out how the flags bring Shun to Umi, and how they find out about Shun’s father, and how both of them makes you believe in love.

My Neighbor Totoro / となりのトトロ

Released on April 16 1988, “My Neighbor Totoro” is one of the most remarkable Ghibli Movies to be ever made. You would fall in love with Totoro, a giant spirit animal, once you watch the film. He emerges as the Fairy Angel whenever Satsuki and Mei face difficult situations in their daily lives. The film shows how a spirit takes the mother figure’s place and protects the kids when they are alone. The movie is calm yet exciting and is sure to touch your soul, once you watch it. The plot dwells on how much one’s company can affect others’ lives in the right way.

Kiki’s Delivery Service / 魔女の宅急便

“Kiki’s Delivery Service” was released on 29 July 1989. The plot revolves around the life of a little witch. As a part of her training, she goes on her first solo journey into the strange world. Kiki leaves her family behind and flies away to an unknown land with her cat, Jiji. The movie revolves around her endeavors, how she makes friends, and how she struggles to make a living independently.

Howl’s Moving Castle / ハウルの動く城

Released on 20 November 2004, “Howl’s Moving Castle” is a fantasy Ghibli movie. The film revolves around a wizard, Howl, and his equation with Sophie. The story not only has romance but also has magical elements infused in it, which makes it interesting to watch. The plot has innumerable twists and turns, and it keeps you on the toe, all the time.

Spirited Away / 千と千尋の神隠し

One of the immensely popular Ghibli movies, “Spirited Away” was released on 20 July 2001. The film revolved around Chihiro, a ten-year-old girl, and how her life turns upside down as soon as she sets foot in a different city with her parents. The story takes a wild turn when her parents turn into pigs, magically. This film is extraordinary and is one of the masterpieces in the Ghibli collection. 

Now, all you have to do is make some popcorn, pour a glass of coke, and binge-watch the movies. What are you waiting for? Also, let me know which Ghibli movie turns out to be your favorite?

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