Where to stream all Studio Ghibli movies

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Very few animation studios hold the same level of influence and adoration as Japan’s Studio Ghibli. Guided by the unparalleled talent of animator, writer, and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, the studio has delivered numerous globally acclaimed hits, earning both critical acclaim and substantial commercial success. The reputation Studio Ghibli enjoys is well-deserved given the enchanting worlds, stunning animation, and beloved characters they’ve brought to life over their 40-year legacy.

For those intrigued by the magical realms crafted by this studio or already devoted fans eager to explore more, understanding where to access their films for streaming becomes paramount. Fortunately, a guide is available for accessing almost all of Studio Ghibli’s films through streaming platforms.

 

Where can you stream all of Studio Ghibli’s movies?

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If you’re an international fan residing outside the U.S. and Japan, Netflix serves as the go-to platform for accessing these cinematic treasures. However, for viewers in the U.S., Studio Ghibli’s catalog isn’t on Netflix but rather on HBO Max. Subscribing to HBO Max grants access to nearly every Studio Ghibli movie ever created.

Yet, it’s essential to note that a couple of titles are regrettably absent from streaming platforms, including “The Red Turtle,” “Grave of the Fireflies,” and the more recently released “The Boy and the Heron.” The unavailability of “Grave of the Fireflies” is due to publishing rights not being held by Ghibli’s regular distributor, Tokuma Shoten.

Suppose you’ve enjoyed the available titles on Netflix or HBO Max and seek to complete the collection. In that case, “The Red Turtle” and “Grave of the Fireflies” can be rented or purchased through services like Prime Video or Apple TV. Additionally, “The Red Turtle” is also streamable on Starz in the U.S. at present.

Now, how many Studio Ghibli movies exist?

Determining the count can be tricky, primarily depending on whether one includes “The Red Turtle.” This 2017 film was an international collaboration involving French studios, with no direct involvement from Ghibli in its animation. Including it brings the total to 25 films, spanning from 1984’s “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” to 2023’s “The Boy and the Heron.”

Here’s the complete official lineup of Studio Ghibli movies based on their release dates:

1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
2. Castle in the Sky (1986)
3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
4. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
5. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
6. Only Yesterday (1991)
7. Porco Rosso (1992)
8. Ocean Waves (1993)
9. Pom Poko (1994)
10. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
11. Princess Mononoke (1997)
12. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
13. Spirited Away (2001)
14. The Cat Returns (2002)
15. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
16. Tales from Earthsea (2006)
17. Ponyo (2008)
18. The Secret World of Arrietty/Arrietty (2010)
19. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
20. The Wind Rises (2013)
21. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
22. When Marnie Was There (2014)
23. Earwig and the Witch (2020)
24. The Boy and the Heron (2023)