In 1986, Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli released the anime feature film, Castle in the Sky (Tenkū no Shiro: Laputa). The movie – a fantasy adventure written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki – was set in the late 19th Century and centred around the search for a legendary floating castle.

Upon release, Castle in the Sky was met with critical praise and proved to be a hit at the box office. Two years later it was followed by two additional releases from Studio Ghibli – Grave of the Fireflies and My Neighbor Totoro – and both of these films were also met with critical acclaim.

As the years continued, more anime movies were produced by Studio Ghibli, including Kiki’s Delivery Service, Only Yesterday, and Porco Rosso. With each new release, the studio’s reputation grew in its native country, as well as overseas, and very soon Studio Ghibli became known for delivering quality animation and powerful stories that could appeal to audiences of all ages.

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But what are those stories and what are all of the Studio Ghibli movies? Have you seen them all, or could you be missing out on a few hidden gems?

Well, if those questions have been bugging you for a while, hopefully this post can help! Below is a list of all the Studio Ghibli movies beginning with the very first title and running through to the most recent entry.

From Princess Mononoke to Spirited Away, and from Howl’s Moving Castle to Ponyo, all of the Studio Ghibli movies are presented in one handy list. So, if you think you might have missed a couple, be sure to take a look at the list and see what you need to catch up on!



List of Studio Ghibli movies in order

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The following list of Studio Ghibli movies is presented in chronological release order. If you wish to watch all of the movies released to date, then please follow this list.

  • Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • Only Yesterday (1991)
  • Porco Rosso (1992)
  • Ocean Waves (1993)
  • Pom Poko (1994)
  • Whisper of the Heart (1995)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • The Cat Returns (2002)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
  • Tales from Earthsea (2006)
  • Ponyo (2008)
  • Arrietty (2010)
  • From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
  • The Wind Rises (2013)
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
  • When Marnie Was There (2014)
  • Earwig and the Witch (2020)
  • How Do You Live? (2023)
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Has this list helped? Do you still have a few Studio Ghibli titles to check out? Well, if that’s the case now is as good a time as any to catch up!

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