How to Watch Studio Ghibli Movies in Order

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All The Studio Ghibli Movies Where to Watch (As per Release Date)

Studio Ghibli Movies in Order: Studio Ghibli’s film series consists of animated adventure movies. Are you a fan of watching adventurous animation movies? Then, this is one of the best film series for you to watch. Studio Ghibli movies are the highest-grossing anime feature films made in Japan. Its mascot and most recognizable symbol is a character named Totoro, a giant catlike spirit from the 1988 anime film My Neighbor Totoro. Among the studio’s highest-grossing films are Spirited Away (2001), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), and Ponyo (2008). Here is this article you will get the list of all Studio Ghibli movies in release order. You may also stream All Studio Ghibli movies on Netflix also.

 

How many Studio Ghibli movies are there?

Best known for its animated feature films, the Studio Ghibli film series consists of a total of Twenty Three (23) movies that delivers plenty of action and adventure — think Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Yuyu Hakusho, and so much more.

 

All Studio Ghibli Movies in Order of Release Date

Here is the all of the Studio Ghibli films in order, they were released.

Studio Ghibli Movie Order:

1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind —  March 11, 1984

2. Castle in the Sky — August 2, 1986

3. Grave of the Fireflies — April 16, 1988

4. My Neighbor Totoro — April 16, 1988

5. Kiki’s Delivery Service — July 29, 1989

6. Only Yesterday — July 20, 1991

7. Porco Rosso — July 18, 1992

8. Ocean Waves — May 5, 1993

9. Pom Poko — July 16, 1994

10. Whisper of the Heart — July 15, 1995

11. Princess Mononoke — July 12, 1997

12. My Neighbors the Yamadas — July 17, 1999

13. Spirited Away — July 20, 2001

14. The Cat Returns — July 19, 2002

15. Howl’s Moving Castle — November 20, 2004

16. Tales from Earthsea — July 29, 2006

17. Ponyo — July 19, 2008

18. Arrietty — July 17, 2010

19. From Up on Poppy Hill — July 16, 2011

20. The Wind Rises — July 20, 2013

21. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya — November 23, 2013

22. When Marnie Was There — July 19, 2014

23. Earwig and the Witch — August 27, 2021

24. How Do You Live? — TBA

 

Overview of All of Studio Ghibli Movies in Order by year


1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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Year: 1984

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Sumi Shimamoto, Gorō Naya, Yōji Matsuda

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 117 minutes

A thousand years after a great war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind is one of the only areas that remains populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called ohmu, who guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the Earth. Nausicaä and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the earth.

 


2. Castle in the Sky

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Year: 1986

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Runtime: 124 minutes

This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, spies a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, held aloft by a glowing pendant. Both Sheeta and Pazu are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and they vow to travel there together to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal. But their quest won’t be easy, as soon they are being pursued by greedy air pirates, the military, and secret government agents, who all seek the power Sheeta alone can control.

 


3. Grave of the Fireflies

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Year: 1988

Director: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Drama, War

Runtime: 89 minutes

As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying.

 


4. My Neighbor Totoro

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Year: 1988

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Chika Sakamoto, Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Runtime: 86 minutes

When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus.

 


5. Kiki’s Delivery Service

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Year: 1989

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy

Runtime: 103 minutes

It is a tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation. Don’t miss this delightfully imaginative and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.

 


6. Only Yesterday

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Year: 1991

Director: Isao Takahata

Starring: Miki Imai, Toshirō Yanagiba, Yōko Honna

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance

Runtime: 118 minutes

Taeko, a single woman working a desk job in Tokyo, has reached a point in her life where she needs to get away from her job, her family and most of all, big city life. A much-needed vacation to the countryside stirs childhood memories, recalling her time as a schoolgirl in 1966. Amidst beautiful country scenery, Taeko reflects on her life and forms new friendships, begins to make some tough decisions about her future.

 


7. Porco Rosso

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Year: 1992

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Shūichirō Moriyama, Tokiko Kato, Akemi Okamura

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Runtime: 94 minutes

“Porco Rosso” is a world-weary flying ace-turned-bounty-hunter, whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell. When he infuriates a band of sky pirates with his heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a hotshot American rival, to get rid of him. But with the help of the teenage girl Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and a sultry lounge singer named Gina, Porco takes to the skies for what may be his final high-flying showdown.

 


8. Ocean Waves

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Year: 1993

Director: Tomomi Mochizuki

Starring: Nobuo Tobita, Toshihiko Seki, Yōko Sakamoto

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance

Runtime: 72 minutes

Kochi is your average coastal town on the sleepy, idyllic island of Shikoku and young Taku is definitely your average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful student recently transferred from Tokyo. By the end of the term, Taku will have learned a valuable lesson in love and friendship.

 


9. Pom Poko

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Year: 1994

Director: Isao Takahata

Starring: Kokontei Shinchou, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Runtime: 119 minutes

The tanuki (raccoon dogs) of Tama Hills find their fun-loving community under attack when their quiet woodlands are threatened by encroaching developers looking to create still more houses and shopping malls. Desperate to survive, the tanuki band together and learn the ancient art of transformation, shape-shifting into a comical variety of humans and spirits as they undertake a last-ditch plan to scare away the humans and save their home, in this deeply affecting, funny, and heartfelt look at what it means to live in the modern world.

 


10. Whisper of the Heart

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Year: 1995

Director: Yoshifumi Kondō

Starring: Yōko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance

Runtime: 111 minutes

A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shuzuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Together with Seiji, a boy determined to follow his dreams, and enchanted byThe Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers of her heart, Shuzuku embarks on a life-changing adventure that takes her beyond the boundaries of her imagination.

 


11. Princess Mononoke

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Year: 1997

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yōji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yūko Tanaka

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Runtime: 133 minutes

An epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its breathtaking imagination, exhilarating battles, and deep humanity. Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi, the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there.

 


12. My Neighbors the Yamadas

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Year: 1999

Director: Isao Takahata

Starring: Hayato Isobata, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

Runtime: 104 minutes

In the hilarious adventures of the quirky Yamada family in this wonderfully o beat celebration of the little and sometimes bigger victories of life. Presented in a series of brilliant comic vignettes, Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, marriage, and family life with a sharp-tongued grandmother, a teenage son who wishes he had cooler parents, and a young daughter with an unusually loud voice.

 


13. Spirited Away

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Year: 2001

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Runtime: 125 minutes

Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the soceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents, and return to the normal world.

 


14. The Cat Returns

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Year: 2002

Director: Hiroyuki Morita

Starring: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Tetsu Watanabe

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Runtime: 75 minutes

Haru is walking home after a dreary day of school when she spies a cat with a small gift box in its mouth crossing a busy street, and she jumps in front of traffic to save the cat from an oncoming truck. To her amazement, the cat gets up on its hind legs, brushes itself off, and thanks to her very politely. But things take an even stranger turn when later that night, the King of Cats shows up at her doorstep in a feline motorcade. He showers Haru with gifts, and decrees that she shall marry the Prince and come live in the Kingdom of Cats!

 


15. Howl’s Moving Castle

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Year: 2004

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Runtime: 119 minutes

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world.

 


16. Tales from Earthsea

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Year: 2006

Director: Gorō Miyazaki

Starring: Bunta Sugawara, Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

Runtime: 115 minutes

An animated fantasy epic based on the classic book series by Ursula K. Le Guin. As crops dwindle and dragons reappear, mankind stands on the verge of total chaos. Lord Archmage Sparrowhawk, a powerful wizard, and Arren, a troubled young prince, search for the force behind this mysterious imbalance that threatens to destroy the land of Earthsea. This tale of redemption and self-discovery that will take your breath away.

 


17. Ponyo

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Year: 2008

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Tomoko Yamaguchi, Kazushige Nagashima, Yūki Amami

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Runtime: 101 minutes

When Sosuke, a young boy who lives on a clifftop overlooking the sea, rescues a stranded goldfish named Ponyo, he discovers more than he bargained for. Ponyo is a curious energetic young creature who yearns to be human, but even as she causes chaos around the house, her father, a powerful sorcerer, schemes to return Ponyo to the sea.

 


18. Arrietty

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Year: 2010

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Starring: Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Otake

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Runtime: 95 minutes

A gorgeous and adventure-filled adaptation of The Borrowers, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live out of sight of humans. But when brave and tiny Arrietty is out gathering supplies, she is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, and they begin to form a friendship that blossoms into an extraordinary adventure.

 


19. From Up on Poppy Hill

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Year: 2011

Director: Gorō Miyazaki

Starring: Masami Nagasawa, Junichi Okada, Keiko Takeshita

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Runtime: 92 minutes

Set in Yokohama, From Up On Poppy Hill is a high school love story that takes place in the year before the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. As the country begins to pick itself up from the devastation of the Second World War, the new generation struggles to move towards a prosperous future whilst trying not to lose the essence of their past. The film’s rich and vibrant animation captures the entrancing beauty of Yokohama’s harbour and lush surrounding hillsides and, with a soundtrack that draws inspiration from the finest music of the time, perfectly captures the thrills of young romance and the hope of a new dawn.

 


20. The Wind Rises

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Year: 2013

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Romance, War

Runtime: 126 minutes

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.

 


21. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

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Year: 2013

Director: Isao Takahata

Starring: Aki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Runtime: 137 minutes

A powerful and sweeping epic that redefines animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary filmmaking career for director Isao Takahata. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

 


22. When Marnie Was There

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Year: 2014

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Starring: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura,Hana Sugisaki

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery

Runtime: 103 minutes

When shy, artistic Anna travels to the seaside to stay with relatives, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend.

 


23. Earwig and the Witch

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Year: 2020

Director: Gorō Miyazaki

Starring: Shinobu Terajima, Etsushi Toyokawa, Gaku Hamada

Language: English, Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Runtime: 82 minutes

Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardians, she discovers a world of spells and potions and a mysterious song that may be the key to finding the family she has always wanted.

 


Where to Watch The Studio Ghibli Movies Release Order?

Want to enjoy Hayao Miyazaki movies in order i.e The Studio Ghibli Movies. But Where Can I watch The Studio Ghibli Movies in order? You are able to stream The Studio Ghibli series in order by renting or purchasing on Amazon Prime because it is pretty much solely available to watch on Amazon Prime, you may be able to Rent and buy on Vudu. So watch The Studio Ghibli in order from first to last mentioned above: Links are given above Respectively:

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