Hayao Miyazaki: Ranked

Finally watched the last of his features. This is only his features. Of what’s considered his superlative work, I’ve never found the higher gear others have for My Neighbor Totoro; his finest sequence may have come in Spirited Away; Kiki’s Delivery Service may stand as the purest example of his art; and The Wind Rises soars with bitter lyricism and tenderness; but for my money he’s never struck with the same anger and precision as he did with Princess Mononoke.

  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Wind Rises
  • Spirited Away
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Porco Rosso
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Ponyo
  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Howl's Moving Castle