Are you looking for something fun to watch this weekend? Stop right here. We have compiled the ultimate list of the best anime movies of all time that are sure to make your weekend fun.
You can stream most of these movies over platforms like Netflix or download them through various free sites. All you need is a good internet connection so your streaming doesn’t stop mid-way. And for that, you can check Spectrum Internet. Spectrum’s superfast speeds and reliability offer the right service you need for streaming.
1. The Wind Rises
The wind rises is a war/romance movie written by Hayao Miyazaki. You can enjoy this movie through two different lenses; either you can appreciate the beauty of animation and art in front of your eyes, or you can watch the life journey of a young ambitious boy with a good heart in the backdrop of World War 2.
Starting with the very first scene of a green misty Japanese town, to the colourful world of a child’s dream of becoming a pilot and flying high, the movie fills your appetite for some amazing cinematography. Overall, The Wind Rises is a wonderful work of art that we would recommend to anyone who craves some lighthearted entertainment.
2. Violet Evergarden
This romantic fantasy movie is sure to make you cry and skip a few heartbeats. The story is amazing; the characters are sentimentally very relatable, and you will find many instances of déjà vu and relating the movie’s characters with your own self.
The story is about a strong woman who has her own past traumas but is striving to become better every day and is in search of the true meaning of love. She encourages others to feel their own hidden emotions (you will feel them too!).
Overall, it is a great movie to watch for those looking for something to make them emotional and happy at the same time.
3. A Whisker Away
A Whisker Away is a fantasy/romance movie about a girl who longs to get noticed by her crush but remains unsuccessful in her attempts. She then finds a magical mask that turns her into a cat whenever she wears it. The mask allows her to spend time with her crush as a cat. She longs to tell him that the cat he loves and the girl he hates are both the same person, but she feels content staying with him as a cat than staying away from him as a human. She later regrets her decision and embarks on a journey to return to her human self.
The movie is amazing, funny, and emotional too. Although it might seem a bit rushy being a short movie, don’t let that demotivate you from giving it a shot. You won’t regret watching it.
4. Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001) is a work of art that we think no one should miss, whether a kid or an adult. The animation is spectacular and the story makes you feel as if you are progressing with the character throughout the movie. It is hard to define the aesthetics of the movie, but we can say one thing for sure: it is just out of the world (as expected from Studio Ghibli). And even during moments when there is stillness with nothing much happening, you will feel a weird sense of serenity which is quite genius.
In the movie, you will be following the journey of an innocent little girl Chihiro as she grows from timid to triumphant. Her strong will helps her in the journey to save her parents and the world around her. The story conveys a message about the wonders of helping each other, whether your friends or strangers. It is definitely a must-watch for everyone.
5. Your Name
Your Name is a romantic fantasy movie about two teenagers who discover a profound and magical relationship between them. They can occasionally switch bodies to live a different life, but then forget once returning back to their own selves. Things get complicated as they meet each other in person. However, the relationship they share with each other is simply magical.
Your Name is one of its kind with an amazing plot, fascinating animation, and relatable characters. The movie is filled with magic and emotions and you will enjoy every second of it. Given how incredible it is, we highly recommend watching it.
To Sum Up
We all crave some fun, cute, and light-hearted entertainment at times, and the movies mentioned above are exactly for such times. So grab some popcorn, and have fun watching these amazing masterpieces of the world of cinema!