The 10 Best Anime Movies On Crunchyroll, According To IMDb

Crunchyroll has a large catalog of anime on its platform, but did you know that also includes anime movies? They’re considered the official source for the anime, which means it should come as no surprise that they have access to some of the most anticipated movies that fans have been looking forward to watching. It’s also a great way to support original creators in Japan!

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Including standalone releases, sequels, originals, and classics, they offer a wide range of genres for your movie night. We’ve scoured the crisp catalog to find the top-rated movies on the platform for your viewing pleasure, so here are the contenders.

ten ACCEL WORLD: INFINITE BURST (6.0)


We start this list with the sequel to the spring 2012 anime, accelerated world. Accel World: Infinite Blast is based on the light novel by Reki Kawahara who is best known for his other isekai series Sword Art Online. This movie, in particular, debuted on July 23, 2016 in Japan.

The main story is about people using a device called Neuro-Linkers to play an augmented reality fighting game called Brain Burst. Accel World: Infinite Blast continues after the finale and focuses on the two main characters Haruyuki Arita, an overweight boy with low self-esteem, and Kuroyukihime, a girl whose real name is unknown and the vice president of the student council who is in love with him.

9 BLACK FOX (6.2)


black fox debuted on Crunchyroll in the fall of 2019. The story follows Rikka Isuragi, a young girl who happens to be a descendant of ninjas. She is expected to be like her grandmother, one of the best and most honored ninjas in the land.

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However, Rikka does not wish to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps. Instead, she aspires to be like her scientist father. But when her house is attacked on her 16th birthday and her father is mortally wounded, Rikka swears revenge and steals the research that was stolen, prompting her to be named the vengeful ninja, “Black Fox”.


8 A WIND CALLED AMNESIA (6.5)


A wind called amnesia is a 1990s post-apocalyptic anime film based on the novel of the same name by Hideyuki Kikuchi. The novel is published by Dark Horse in English. In 1999, the world becomes a wasteland due to a strong gust of wind that gave many amnesia about how to live.

Wataru, a survivor of the apocalypse, regained his humanity upon learning from a man named Johnny. Before he died, he told Wataru to travel the world. With nowhere to go, Wataru decides to do as he was told with Sophia, a mysterious woman who saves him, to go to New York.


seven I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU ~ CONFESSION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ~ (6.6)


I’ve Always Loved You ~ Confession Executive Committee was released in the spring of 2016 and is part of HoneyWorks’ Confession Love Committee’s Vocaloid song series which has spawned various merchandise, manga, and light novels. The story follows a group of friends from Sakuragaoka High School who struggle to confess their love.

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If you’re craving a teenage romance filled with webs of love, this one’s for you with the love lives of its 7 characters: Natsuki Enomoto, Yuu Setoguchi, Akari Hayasaka, Sota Mochizuki, Mio Aida, Koyuki Ayase, and Haruki Serizawa. Although the film begins with Natsuki confessing to his childhood friend Yuu and lying that it’s a rehearsal, there are others that catch the eye within the hour.


6 JUNGLE EMPEROR LION (6.9)


The Emperor of the Lion Jungle is a 1997 animated film that may look like a cartoon to those unaware of its Japanese origins. The film’s style is none other than Osamu Tezuka’s and is based on the second half of the manga of the same name.

The story centers around Leo or known in America as Kimba the White Lion, and his companion Lyra who gave birth to twins named Lune and Lukio. They just want to live in peace, but when greedy humans enter Leo’s habitat in search of gems, he must do whatever he can to protect his family.


5 K MISSING KINGS (7.1)


K missing kings was released in the summer of 2014 as a sequel to the original series. It occurs one year after the events of the anime. It was animated by GoHands, a company known for its unique way of creating smooth animation.

the original K The anime follows Yashiro Isara, a charismatic young man who carries a Japanese parasol, Neko, a carefree girl who is in love with him, and Kurou Yatogami, a swordsman who wishes to defeat an evil king. The film takes place after Yashiro goes missing and focuses on the two of them finding him. Everything else would be a spoiler, so you’ll have to watch to find out what happens.


4 CAPTAIN HARLOCK: ARCADIA OF MY YOUTH (7.2)


Captain Harlock: The Arcadia of My Youth is a 1982 film that chronicles the origins of Captain Harlock. Leiji Matsumoto created the character as well as other notable series such as Space Battleship Yamato and galaxy express 999.

The plot follows Captain Harlock, a man who was blacklisted for rebelling against the government by not giving up hope against the invaders. Over the course of the film, he shows his fight against Earth’s oppressors, the Mazone, who wish to reclaim Earth when they ruled it in ancient times. It’s the perfect movie for those who want to enjoy a classic 90s anime.




3 SAKURA CARD SENSOR: THE MOVIE (7.4)


Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie was the first film released in the series in the summer of 1999. Against the belief of most fans, it was a non-canon film, it was written by Clamp’s head writer Nanase Oukawa. The film takes place during the first and second seasons of the original Sakura card sensor.

Similar to the series, Sakura card sensor follows Sakura Kinomoto, a 9-year-old girl who becomes the Cardcaptor of the Clow Cards. While on a field trip to Hong Kong, Sakura and her friends experience mysterious dreams that hamper their time there and must get to the bottom of events.


2 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND (7.6)


5 centimeters per second is a 2007 film directed, written and produced by Makoto Shinkai. It has three segments throughout the film within an hour of running. This movie also received the Best Picture award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and is considered one of the best anime movies.

The story begins in the 1990s and stretches to 2008. Each segment is about Takaki Touno, the protagonist, and Akari Shinohara, his love interest. After Takaki walks away, each writes the other letters but starts talking less until they meet in real life several times, each a bittersweet encounter.


1 CARDCAPTOR SAKURA 2: THE SEALED CARD (7.9)


The highest rated movie on Crunchyroll is Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card which was released in the winter of 2000. The film is set after the series ended and was directed by Morio Asaka and written by Nanase Oukawa. 16 years after the movie, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Map came out as a result.

The story focuses on Sakura struggling to come to terms with Syaoran’s confession, preparing for her school play, and capturing The Nothing Clow Card to prevent her from causing Tomoeda’s landmarks to disappear. The film is a must-watch for fans of the series and was once considered the finale, but it’s still a delight to watch to this day.

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