I am a huge fan of the Studio Ghibli movies. For those who may not know what they are, their Japanese anime movies. I’ve seen almost all of them and I love every single one. The quality of these movies is amazing. They are far better than the Disney movies, because these actually have a moral or a message in them. I also like how the bad guy usually never dies in these, but learns a lesson. I do have to admit that Disney actually does a good job in dubbing the movies.
Their all family friendly with the exeption of two: Grave of the Fireflies and Princess Mononoke.
Grave of the Fireflies is a truelly awsome movie, but it’s about two siblings in Japan during WWII, and it is truely one of the saddest movies I’ve ever seen. Also one of the best War movies I’ve ever seen.
Princess Mononoke is a great movie, with a really good message, but it is violent in some parts.
I really recommend the other movies by this Studio to parents that are a bit tired of the regular Disney movies. The english dubbed versions of the Studio Ghibli movies are done by Disney, and I do give them credit for an awsome job.
Here are the ones I’ve seen (I’ll list them by favorites).
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. My all time favorite movie actually.
Howl’s Moving Castle.
Whisper of the Heart
Kiki’s Delivery Service
My Neighbor Totoro
Castle in the Sky
Grave of the Fireflies
I Can Hear the Ocean