17 Movies Like Spirited Away


This mysteries animated film will surprise you and keep you wanting more. Check out these 17 movies like Spirited Away that are guaranteed to take you on a journey.


17 Movies Like Spirited Away

It might seem like a decent mystical animated film is not as easy to find these days. However, movies like Spirited Away are still making their debut and keeping us in the realm of magic and animation. Films such as these may allow you to escape reality as well as bring feelings of nostalgia. Join the adventures of your favorite animated characters as they battle obstacles such as pirates and even their own self-doubt. Check out this list we created of 17 spectacular movies similar to Spirited Away!

1. Ponyo


Ponyo, an adventurous goldfish princess travels to the forbidden surface world and befriends a human boy.

2. Princess Mononoke


Taking place in the 14th century, the peace that the humans, animals, and gods once enjoyed has begun to crumble.

3. Kiki's Delivery Service


Kiki, a witch in training, learns to control her broomstick and sets up a flying delivery service. The only obstacle she must overcome is her own self-doubt.

4. Howl's Moving Castle


Sofie's life at her late father's hat shop is quite uneventful until she befriends a Wizard named Howl who lives in a magical flying castle.

5. The Secret World of Arrietty


A tiny teenager who secretly lives in the recesses of a suburban house forms an unlikely friendship with a 12-year-old boy who lives in the home.

6. Porco Rosso


Porco Rosso is the only pilot brave enough to stop the sky pirates in terrorizing wealthy cruise ships in the Adriatic Sea.

7. The Cat Returns


This film follows Haru, who rescues a cat from being run over only to find out he is actually a price named Lune.

8. NausicaƤ Of The Valley Of The Wind


A few surviving humans must stay alive in a "toxic jungle" following an apocalyptic conflict.

9. Castle In The Sky


Two surviving orphans join forces to discover the mystical floating city of Laputa while being pursued by dangerous pirates.

10. Beauty And The Beast


A curse is placed on a young price turning him into a beast, whom Belle is compelled to draw out of isolation.

11. Pom Poko


The mythical tanuki creatures must use their supernatural talents to save the forest from urban development.

12. Tales From Earthsea


While the land of Earthsea is being threatened by a mysterious force, Arren and Sparrowhawk but work together to fight the evil.

13. The Tale of Princess Kaguya


A tiny nymph found inside a bamboo stalk grows into a beautiful and desirable young woman, who orders her suitors to prove their love by completing a series of difficult tasks.

14. Whisper Of The Heart


This film follows a young girl who loves to read and write, and believes that the boy who has checked out every book she has must be her soulmate.

15. My Neighbor Totoro


When two sisters move with their father into a new home, they discover they aren't the only ones living there. Playful spirits live in their home and in the forest, most notably Totoro.

16. Wolf Children


After Hana marries a wolf man and has two children, he passes away. Hana relocates her family to the countryside where her children have all kinds of adventures.

17. The Wind Rises


A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose greatest accomplishments is the creation of the A6M World War II fighter plane.