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Which one of Hiyao Miyazaki's movies is your favorite?

Asked by awomanscorned (11261points) May 11th, 2011 from iPhone

Well, which is it? I’m watching Ponyo right now.

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mazingerz88's avatar

My Neighbor Totoro

Then in descending order
Laputa Castle in the Sky
Princess Mononoke
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Spirited Away
Howl’s Moving Castle

Qingu's avatar

Spirited Away, followed by Castle in the Sky.

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muppetish's avatar

In order of what I have seen thus far:

- Porco Rosso (And I cannot recommend this one enough. It is such an underrated film. Even the English dubbing is wonderful.)

- Spirited Away

- Kiki’s Deliver Service

- My Neighbor Totoro

- Howl’s Moving Castle

- Castle in the Sky (This one is ranked lower because I don’t remember it.)

I’m not sure where to place Ponyo . . . it was a visually stunning film, but the ending wasn’t satisfying. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind has been in my DVD library for YEARS but I have yet to sit down and watch it. I have heard nothing but positive reviews for it though. I’m not interested in Princess Monoke, but my significant other insists that I should watch it.

TexasDude's avatar


It’s been my favorite for years.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard It’s hard to beat Totoro, it’s just so simple, magical and innocent that my gf and I watch it twice a year at least.

King_Pariah's avatar

Laputa Castle in the Sky
Princess Mononoke
Spirited Away
Howl’s Moving Castle
Porco Rosso

Do I have to choose just 1?

mazingerz88's avatar

@muppetish I was in a bus typing my answers and missed putting in Porco Rosso and Nausicaa. But yeah, these two should be in the top five I think. I scored a nice figure model of Porco’s red plane years ago and it was a beauty.

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heresjohnny's avatar

I loved Princess Mononoke, and I’ve never really been a fan of any kind of anime. Just an amazing film.

mazingerz88's avatar

@noelleptc understandably it’s not really that easy to get into and like Nausicaa’s world. It operates in more than one metaphorical planes. The strongest is the human vs natural environment aspect and then there’s the human vs the animal world angle. And Miyazaki had the tenacity to add one more, the human vs human factor in the mix. All interpreted through the eyes of a on the verge to womanhood young princess with cool goggles, a cool pet and even cooler one of a kind aircraft. It is this complicated brew of great visuals, gadgetry and epic themes all done magnificently and transcendedly in animation that makes Miyazaki deserving to be in the pantheon of cinema artist greats.

Rarebear's avatar

I couldn’t get in to Nausicaa either. Howls Moving Castle was okay. My favorites are Mononoke and Spirited.

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geeky_mama's avatar

Spirited Away followed by My Neighbor Totoro.

We have Nausicaa, Howl’s Moving Castle and Kiki’s Delivery Service in addition to the other two..but I most love Spirited Away. We quote lines from it around the house all the time. (“Finish what you started Human!” mainly.. )

flutherother's avatar

Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle are both brilliant.

Joker94's avatar

Spirited Away was my favorite, then I discovered the pure epicness of Princess Mononoke.

MilkyWay's avatar

*Spirited Away
*My Neighbour Totoro
*Howl’s Moving Castle
*Kiki’s Delivery service
*Laputa Castle In The Sky (the music is incredible)
*The Cat Returns
*Princess Mononoke

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mazingerz88's avatar

@noelleptc it’s one great dizzying adventure ride! And the robot is super cool!

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@noelleptc I run out of question privileges today, but that is one question worth asking in Fluther, the coolest robot in a movie?

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incendiary_dan's avatar

Not surprisingly, it’s Princess Mononoke.

tranquilsea's avatar

Spirited Away followed by all the rest of them. Awesome movies.

ddude1116's avatar

Totoro. I haven’t seen it in years, but certain scenes just stand out so grandly as a memento to being six. I just love it..

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