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What are the five best Studio Ghibli movies?

I am a frozen-hearted White Walker (don't like any).
0 (0%)
I really like the one with the genie and the monkey (haven't seen enough).
0 (0%)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
4 (5.3%)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
6 (7.9%)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
12 (15.8%)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
5 (6.6%)
Only Yesterday (1991)
4 (5.3%)
Porco Rosso (1992)
2 (2.6%)
Pom Poko (1994)
1 (1.3%)
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
3 (3.9%)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
7 (9.2%)
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
0 (0%)
Spirited Away (2001)
16 (21.1%)
The Cat Returns (2002)
0 (0%)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
5 (6.6%)
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
0 (0%)
Ponyo (2008)
0 (0%)
Arrietty (2010)
1 (1.3%)
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
0 (0%)
The Wind Rises (2013)
3 (3.9%)
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
6 (7.9%)
When Marnie Was There (2014)
1 (1.3%)
The Red Turtle (2016)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 17

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Re: Best Studio Ghibli Movies
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2017, 11:59:22 AM »
I had this argument in real life once, planning a Studio Ghibli marathon and debating whether or not it should start with Nausicaä. I was on the "of course it should" side. But then again, I'm someone who pronounces Ghibli with a hard g.

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Re: Best Studio Ghibli Movies
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2017, 12:28:33 PM »
Fair enough, I'm clearly in the minority! To me, the spirit of a question like this is "which are your favorites by this group of artists working in a certain idiom?" more than "which are your favorites that have this logo on them?" but that's just my perspective. Feel free to mentally scratch out Nausicaa when looking at my list. It is at #13 on my list, so just treat it like one of those elevators that have no 13th floor.
Yea, I get that. There are plenty of fans who go Lupin forward when talking about Ghibli. It's almost like the subs/dubs argument. People have preferences and while you may think one is wrong, both are valid. A couple of Ghibli films I have only seen dubbed and the dubs were good enough I didn't think that I was missing a definitive experience.

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Re: Best Studio Ghibli Movies
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2017, 12:30:21 PM »
When my local theater curated a Studio Ghibli program, it included Nausicaa. Therefore, I included it on my list here as well, since that program was my first exposure to much of their catalog.
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Re: Best Studio Ghibli Movies
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2017, 01:48:35 PM »
Fair enough, I'm clearly in the minority! To me, the spirit of a question like this is "which are your favorites by this group of artists working in a certain idiom?" more than "which are your favorites that have this logo on them?" but that's just my perspective. Feel free to mentally scratch out Nausicaa when looking at my list. It is at #13 on my list, so just treat it like one of those elevators that have no 13th floor.

I have a Disney Animated Studios poll and a Dreamworks poll. It is about more than the logo, it is about consistency. If I include other works by the directors of the studio, why not include Lasseter's Disney works in a Pixar poll or something to that effect? There is a logic in proceeding by studio, which admittedly is less strong in the case of Ghibli because this is basically the product of two directors but them's the rules.

(Now, off to check if there is a Pixar poll already I go. Probably...)
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Re: Best Studio Ghibli Movies
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2017, 01:58:21 PM »
I disagree on several points, but I feel like I've derailed this thread too much already. It's your poll, so your rules!
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Re: Best Studio Ghibli Movies
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 05:00:12 PM »
Derailing threads is a honored filmspotting past-time.

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Re: Best Studio Ghibli Movies
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2017, 07:18:38 PM »
Nausicaa is in my top 5, but it makes sense that it's not in the Ghibli list. I am disappointed, but I get the logic.


5/5
Spirited Away
(Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind)
Princess Mononoke

4.5/5
My Neighbor Totoro
Castle in the Sky
Howl's Moving Castle

4/5
The Wind Rises
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
The Secret World of Arietty
The Cat Returns
Kiki's Delivery Service
Pom Poko
Ponyo
Grave of the Fireflies
From up on Poppy Hill
Porco Rosso

3.5/5
Only Yesterday
When Marnie was There

3/5
My Neighbors the Yamadas
Whisper of the Heart
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Re: Best Studio Ghibli Movies
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2017, 05:33:10 AM »
Derailing threads is a honored filmspotting past-time.

Yeah, derail away as far as I am concerned. Now I am curious about those points.
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Re: Best Studio Ghibli Movies
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2017, 06:20:28 AM »
Princess Mononoke
Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
My Neighbour Totoro

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Grave of the Fireflies
Proco Rosso
When Marnie Was There
The Castle in the Sky
Arrietty
The Wind Rises
Kiki's Delivery Service

From Up on Poppy Hill
The Red Turtle


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Re: Best Studio Ghibli Movies
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2017, 10:02:31 AM »
1. Only Yesterday
2. Whisper of the Heart
3. Kiki's Delivery Service
4. My Neighbor Totoro
5. Spirited Away
6. Porco Rosso
7. Tale of the Princess Kaguya
8. The Wind Rises
9. My Neighbors the Yamadas
10. Pom Poko
11. Ponyo
12. Grave of the Fireflies
13. Howl's Moving Castle
14. When Marnie was There
15. Castle in the Sky
16. Princess Mononoke
17. The Secret World of Arietty
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