Hayao Miyazaki's 2004 fantasy film is set in a fictional kingdom where both magic and early 20th-century steampunk technology are prevalent, against the backdrop of a war with another kingdom. The film tells the story of a young, content milliner named Sophie who is turned into an old woman by a witch who enters her shop and curses her. She encounters a wizard named Howl and gets caught up in his resistance to fighting for the king. Miyazaki said the film was his favorite creation
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. A 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Film critic David Ehrlich called it, "Perhaps the greatest animated film ever made."
Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.
A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family. [more inside]
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. [more inside]