Me and @DizzyDesii both put out a list of animated movies that we like. However, my last list was non Ghibl and Non Disney films. Now, I am posting my top 6 Ghibl films.
6. Castle In the Sky
In this film 2 Teenagers try to discover the lost city of Laputa (similar to a certain dirty word in Spanish) whilst battling air pirates and a corrupt bunch of government officials. An adventure movie that later influenced "Treasure Planet" for Disney.
Loosely based on "The Little Mermaid" this movie follows Souske and a goldfish turned human named Ponyo after a big Tsunami takes over their town. This is a really magical movie and even features Betty White the last original Golden Girl as well as Tina Fey, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Lily Tomlin, and Liam Neeson.
4. Porco Rosso
This is a underrated film. A WWI fighter pilot is turned into a pig. He is a womanizer, fights pirates, and his rival is an American pilot. Along the way he learns to respect women and manages to escape the government of Fascist Italy. This movie has some funny moments and good dogfight scenes.
3. My Neighbor Totoro
Totoro is to Ghibli as Mickey Mouse is to Disney. This is one movie I can put on and relax. There is also a Catbus! Plus The Fanning sisters play off each other naturally here. It's not plot heavy but is still a great film
2.Howl's Moving Castle
A masterpiece, visually stunning, and a great film to watch over and over. This movie is based off a Novel by Diana Wynne Jones. Features a voice cast of Christian Bale, Josh Hutcherson (pre Peeta in Hunger Games), and Billy Crystal. This film was also in a way a criticism of President Bush and the Iraq War by Hayao Miyazaki.
1 (Tie) Kiki's Delivery Service and Spirited Away
Kiki is a heartwarming classic. A true coming of age and adulting story of a young witch and her cat moving out from rural life to a big city to make it on their own. However, Kiki discovers she has to find her own creativity and hold on tight to her dreams in order to prevent burnout. This film is as relevant todays world as it was when it was released in 1989.
Spirited Away is one of the best Animated movies of all time, bar none. The asthetics are just superb. There's a 2 minute scene of Chihiro and No face being on the train to the spirit world where there is no dialogue, just relaxing music. The colors in this movie also pop out. Even non anime fans such as myself love this movie, and it's not hard to see why. And as of this date is still the only Anime film to ever win an Academy Award for Best Animated Picture.
I have also seen From Upon Poppy Hill, Princess Mononoke, and Arriety. I will have to rewatch Mononoke, and Arrietty was my least favorite so far. I still have a few more to watch, but as of now these are my favorite Ghibl films.