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100 Best Anime Movies of All Time, Ranked by Tomatometer

The Tomatometer takes on the best anime movies of all time! That means we’re ranking everything from the feverishly dark 1980s/1990s films (Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll), to the Studio Ghibli golden era (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Grave of the Fireflies), and into today’s mainstream renaissance (Your Name, Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen 0).


Page 1: Movies #1-#100 | Page 2: Movies #101-#145

#101
#101
Adjusted Score: 27009%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Dark Knight (Kevin Conroy) battles Scarecrow, Killer Croc and Deadshot.... [More]

#102
Adjusted Score: 75595%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Shoyo Hinata joins Karasuno High's volleyball club to be like his idol, a former Karasuno player known as the "Little... [More]
Directed By: Susumu Mitsunaka

#103

Patema Inverted (2013)
73%

#103
Adjusted Score: 55053%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Patema and Age leave their community's tunnels to find out why gravity was reversed by an energy experiment.... [More]
Directed By: Yasuhiro Yoshiura

#104

The Hobbit (1977)
71%

#104
Adjusted Score: 72037%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An animated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's tale of the adventures of a hobbit on a quest to regain a dwarf... [More]

#105
Adjusted Score: 22100%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Scarred by the Second Impact, the Fourth Angel attacks Tokyo III and humanity's fate is left in the hands of... [More]

#106
Adjusted Score: 18828%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The feature film debut from Makoto Shinkai, the acclaimed director of Weathering With You and Your Name., is a haunting... [More]
Directed By: Makoto Shinkai

#107
Adjusted Score: 29164%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Five strangers with nothing in common find themselves working together to save the people and Pokemon of Fula City.... [More]
Directed By: Tetsuo Yajima

#108

Vampire Hunter D (2000)
70%

#108
Adjusted Score: 70508%
Critics Consensus: Vampire Hunter D's gothic charms may be lost on those unfamiliar with the anime series that spawned it, but the crisp action and nightmarish style will satiate horror aficionados' bloodlust.
Synopsis: In a dark and distant future, when the undead have arisen from apocalyptic ashes, an original story unfolds. Ten thousand... [More]
Directed By: Yoshiaki Kawajiri

#109

Redline (2009)
70%

#109
Adjusted Score: 31169%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A daredevil driver falls for an alluring woman as he tries to win a race that occurs only once every... [More]
Directed By: Takeshi Koike

#110

Drifting Home (2022)
69%

#110
Adjusted Score: 64100%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Kosuke and Natsume have been friends since childhood, but as time goes on the relationship between the two sixth graders... [More]
Directed By: Hiroyasu Ishida

#111

Napping Princess (2017)
68%

#111
Adjusted Score: 68113%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A young girl dreams of a world called Heartland, a place where she has magic powers. When her events in... [More]
Directed By: Kenji Kamiyama

#112
#112
Adjusted Score: 70323%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A slacker (Koichi Yamadera) and a former policeman (Unshô Ishizuka) lead a gang of bounty hunters to find a terrorist... [More]

#113
Adjusted Score: 21711%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A strange old woman allows a teenage runaway and a young orphan to stay in an abandoned house that overlooks... [More]
Directed By: Shinya Kawatsura

#114
#114
Adjusted Score: 67760%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A Hobbit faces the powers of darkness as he tries to destroy the Ring of Doom. Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's... [More]

#115
#115
Adjusted Score: 30895%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Straw Hat Pirates take on Gild Tesoro, one of the richest and most ambitious men in the world.... [More]
Directed By: Hiroaki Miyamoto

#116
#116
Adjusted Score: 18111%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two soldiers (Alyson Court, Paul Mercier) battle a mutated monster while trying to eradicate a deadly virus.... [More]
Directed By: Makoto Kamiya

#117
Adjusted Score: 67788%
Critics Consensus: The animation is lovely, but the plot is complex to the point of inscrutability, leaving Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence both original and numbing.
Synopsis: A mostly mechanical cyborg and his human-looking partner track robotic sex dolls that have murdered their masters.... [More]
Directed By: Mamoru Oshii

#118
#118
Adjusted Score: 62615%
Critics Consensus: An animated adventure perhaps best appreciated as a visual experience, Children of the Sea is strikingly lovely if less than satisfying on a narrative level.
Synopsis: When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she... [More]

#119

Steamboy (2004)
60%

#119
Adjusted Score: 62523%
Critics Consensus: The story isn't the greatest, but there's an abundance of sci-fi eye candy to compensate.
Synopsis: England of the 1860s receives a technological remake in this animated adventure. Ray (Anna Paquin) is a brilliant young inventor... [More]
Directed By: Katsuhiro Ohtomo

#120
#120
Adjusted Score: 18354%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Takeshi Kovacs protects a tattooist while investigating the death of a yakuza boss on the planet Latimer.... [More]

#121

The Deer King (2021)
57%

#121
Adjusted Score: 58267%
Critics Consensus: The Deer King's lush animation is certainly striking, although it isn't quite enough to make up for the movie's dawdling, predictable story.
Synopsis: In the years following a vicious war, the Empire of Zol now controls the land and citizens of rival Aquafa... [More]

#122
Adjusted Score: 56935%
Critics Consensus: Despite a creative team and source material that should be any animation fan's fantasy, uneven craft and an inert story keep Little Nemo from being a proper dream come true.
Synopsis: A boy goes to the kingdom of Slumberland and then, Nightmare Land.... [More]

#123
#123
Adjusted Score: 52611%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The movie "Jin-Roh" is about those in society who are predators among prey. But these "beasts" never bother to change... [More]
Directed By: Hiroyuki Okiura

#124

Bubble (2022)
50%

#124
Adjusted Score: 50277%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The story is set in Tokyo, after bubbles that broke the laws of gravity rained down upon the world. Cut... [More]
Directed By: Tetsuro Araki

#125
#125
Adjusted Score: 23223%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Shy outcast Kokoro has been avoiding school for weeks when she discovers a portal in her bedroom mirror. She reaches... [More]
Directed By: Keiichi Hara

#126
Adjusted Score: 15153%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A hero named Cloud (Takahiro Sakurai) must fight a new evil as a mysterious disease affects mankind in a devastated... [More]
Directed By: Tetsuya Nomura

#127
#127
Adjusted Score: 40689%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Saya goes undercover just before Halloween and battles daemons.... [More]
Directed By: Hiroyuki Kitakubo

#128
Adjusted Score: 22056%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ash and his friends try to thwart Mewtwo's evil plan to destroy the word.... [More]
Directed By: Kunihiko Yuyama

#129
#129
Adjusted Score: 29232%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Before there was Tohru and Kyo -- there was Katsuya and Kyoko. Discover the turbulent beginning of Tohru's mom's dark... [More]
Directed By: Yoshihide Ibata

#130
Adjusted Score: 29165%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The world's first VRMMORPG (Sword Art Online) became a game of death. Over a month has passed since 10,000 users... [More]
Directed By: Ayako Kouno

#131
Adjusted Score: 10233%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Yugi Muto and Kaiba have a duel that transcends dimensions.... [More]
Directed By: Satoshi Kuwabara

#132
#132
Adjusted Score: 10793%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the early years of Japan's Meiji Restoration, a human Ronin must unite with an orc assassin to save an... [More]
Directed By: Kyōhei Ishiguro

#133

MFKZ (2017)
39%

#133
Adjusted Score: 39054%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In Dark Meat City, a young man develops supernatural powers after an otherwise uneventful scooter accident.... [More]

#134
#134
Adjusted Score: 38923%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the land of Earthsea, a mysterious force threatens to plunge humanity into destruction and chaos. A powerful wizard named... [More]
Directed By: Goro Miyazaki

#135
Adjusted Score: 17392%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ash turns 10 years old and becomes a Pokémon trainer when Professor Oak gives him his first Pokémon.... [More]
Directed By: Kunihiko Yuyama

#136
#136
Adjusted Score: 31221%
Critics Consensus: With a story as uninspired as its animation, Earwig and the Witch is a surprising -- and near-total -- misfire for Studio Ghibli.
Synopsis: Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her... [More]
Directed By: Goro Miyazaki

#137
#137
Adjusted Score: 24883%
Critics Consensus: Digimon is better than Pokemon, but it's still a predictable movie with mediocre animation.
Synopsis: The Internet becomes a battlefield for the DigiDestined and their Digimon companions, as they embark on their greatest adventure yet.... [More]

#138
#138
Adjusted Score: 21326%
Critics Consensus: Critics say that the third Pokemon movie has a better plot than its two predecessors. This is not enough, however, to recommend it to those not already fans of the franchise.
Synopsis: Young Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum and his loyal friends journey to the beautiful mountain town of Greenfield, where they will... [More]
Directed By: Kunihiko Yuyama

#139
Adjusted Score: 21170%
Critics Consensus: Despite being somewhat more exciting than the previous film, this kiddy flick still lacks any real adventure or excitement. What is does contain is choppy animation and poor voice acting. Doesn't match up to virtually anything out there.
Synopsis: Ash's adventure begins when a powerful storm beaches him and his friends on Shamouti Island just as the islanders are... [More]
Directed By: Michael Haigney

#140

Pokémon Heroes (2003)
19%

#140
Adjusted Score: 19674%
Critics Consensus: This series isn't getting any better.
Synopsis: Two thieves go to an island city to steal a giant jewel that was once used to defend the canal... [More]
Directed By: Larry Juris

#141
#141
Adjusted Score: 21369%
Critics Consensus: Audiences other than children will find very little to entertain them.
Synopsis: Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu face Mewtwo, a bioengineered Pokémon, and the super-Pokémon it has created. With short "Pikachu's Vacation."... [More]

#142

Pokémon 4Ever (2002)
16%

#142
Adjusted Score: 16479%
Critics Consensus: Only for diehard Pokemon fans.
Synopsis: Ash and his friends travel to an island to search for a rare species of Pokemon that has the power... [More]

#143
Adjusted Score: 10452%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An elite force of soldiers must protect the magical kingdom of Lucis from the invading empire Niflheim.... [More]
Directed By: Takeshi Nozue

#144

Yu-Gi-Oh! (2004)
6%

#144
Adjusted Score: 7500%
Critics Consensus: Don't watch the TV show or play the card game? Then this movie is not for you.
Synopsis: Young Yugi (Dan Green) must use his game skills to defeat his bitter rival (Eric Stuart) and an Egyptian mummy.... [More]
Directed By: Hidetaka Ikuta

#145
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The greed of a princess who wants control of a planet threatens Rainbow's mission to bring joy to the world.... [More]

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