Movies with music written by Joe Hisaishi

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Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky is the third feature film by the Japanese grandmaster of animation, Hayao Miyazaki, and the first movie released by Studio Ghibli. Despite being successful in Japan and cementing Miyazaki’s reputation in the worldwide anim...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 1987-07-14
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, ...
Howl's Moving Castle

Now that Disney has joined Fox and Dreamworks in abandoning traditional animation for that of the 3-D computer generated variety, hand-drawn animation has become an endangered species (although, given the cyclical nature of this sort of thing, it wil...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2005-06-10
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: (voices) Emily Mortimer, Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, ...
Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service is arguably among the “lesser” films of Hayao Miyazaki. Although considerably more arresting that the average animated kids’ movie, Kiki’s Delivery Service isn’t on the same level as My Neighbor Totoro, Cast...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 1990-12-20
MPAA Rating: "G" (In Japanese with subtitles/dubbed)
Genre: Animated/Fantasy
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi, ...
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, the first theatrical collaboration of Japanese animation icons Hayao Miyazaki (directing his second feature film) and Isao Takahata, led directly to the formation of Studio Ghibli, which was founded only a l...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-07-12
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Fantasy
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Sumi Shimamoto, Goro Naya, Asbel, ...
Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso is an outlier in the early canon of master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki – too dark and ambiguous for young children and too uneven for older viewers. Although superior to all but the best American-made animated motion pictures of...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 1992-07-18
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Shuichiro Moriyama, Tokiko Kato, Akemi Okamura, ...
Wind Rises, The

Hayao Miyazaki has long been viewed as the world's premiere animator. His work was so revered by the founders of Pixar that, after taking over Disney's animation department, they worked out a deal with whereby the studio would distribute Miyazaki's...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2014-02-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (War Violence)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, ...