Princess Mononoke has become an iconic film, both in and out of the anime world - and for good reason. Miyazaki’s most succinct film, lots of powerful themes, lots of Japanese folklore, don’t write this off as a children’s film, this is an epic battle that hits everything they taught you in Secondary English. We’ve got man vs. nature, man vs. man, man vs. self, man vs. society all in one.
43. Memories (1995) - dir. Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura & Katsuhiro Otomo
From the minds of two of the biggest names in anime, Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue) comes these three fantastic short films, pieced together in the perfect order, making Memories exist as a stand still piece of art.