Netflix a few months back included oodles of extraordinary movies from Studio Ghibli. A Japanese animated film studio, Ghibli is an eminent animation studio in the world which was established on 15th June 1985. I have been watching Studio Ghibli movies since when I was 6. I have watched all of the films squarely and each has its own substance and makes a splash on every cinephiles.
The most winning thing about Ghibli movies is that audiences of any age group can be besotted with the movies, most of them find it to be relatable and gripping. The animation is so exhilarating in Ghibli movies that it’s gritty for anyone to not become their adherents. The music tunes in their movies have always heaped praises for being fervent and like pouring oil in the troubled waters. No one can escape from the fact that Ghibli movies have amazing storyline.
If you are planning to watch Ghibli films then these are 3 movies that are fine and dandy to start & will definitely make you have a yen for it.
3. Spirited Away
Spirited Away was praised to the skies and often placed among the esteemed animated films ever made. It has received an Academy award for Best Animated Feature Film, released in 2001 it still hasn’t left the locus of success. This movie gave universal recognition to Studio Ghibli. Chihiro, a ten year old girl, gets abandoned in an amusement park, after her mother and father strangely become giant pigs. This movie is full of adventure and in every scene there are new characters. It has adventure, depth and an appeal. Spirited away connects the viewer well with the intricacies & perplexities in the mind of the protagonist. Personally, I loved the way Yubaba and workers carried out day to day activities to run a bathhouse for spirits. And obviously the antagonist, No-Face 😉
2. Howl’s Moving Castle
Sophie Pendragon has a humdrum life at her deceased father’s hat store, but all that fluctuates when she sides with the wizard, Howl (voiced by Christian Bale), who resides in a mystical fluttering castle. However, the wicked Witch of Waste takes hitch with their developing bond and puts a spell on teenager Sophie, which ages her prematurely. Now Howl must use all his magical talents to battle the jealous hag and return Sophie to her former youth and beauty. The nature of Sophie is very tender and courteous. The story beautifully portrays the connection between Howl and Sophie changing from strangers to deeply connected even so Sophie gained the appearance of 90 years old. This beautiful piece of art is full of adventure, newness, enchantment, the whole nine yards.
1. Kiki’s Delivery Service
This movie can be loved by every age group or gender. By name one would think it to be a typical children movie or a girly movie but you have gone off key. This movie portrays beautifully the struggle of leaving one city to another for career or other reasons. Kiki who is just 13-years old moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village’s tradition for witches in training. Kiki sets up a flying courier service and soon becomes a fixture in the community. But when the insecure young witch begins questioning herself and loses her magic abilities, she must overcome her self-doubt to get her powers back. This piece captures the essence of individuals getting stuck in the loop of society, teen angst, and being a misfit. The animation of the movie is so alluring that one can only wish to be in the places presented in this movie.
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Nitisha Bhardwaj is a writer, speaker, and researcher. She has an affinity for International Aviation and Corporate Law. She is a creative thinker and seeks for balance