Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki

Highest Rated: 100% Only Yesterday (1991)

Lowest Rated: 85% Pom Poko (1994)

Birthday: Jan 5, 1941

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Long acknowledged as Japan's preeminent animator and director, Hayao Miyazaki remained a cult figure to American devotees of "manga" (Japanese comic books) and "anime" (Japanese animated features) until the 1999 US release one of his undisputed masterworks, "Princess Mononoke" (1997). Acquired by Miramax and redubbed into English using a script by Neil Gaiman and the vocal talents of actors such as Claire Danes and Billy Crudup, "Princess Mononoke" introduced the richly crafted animation and superb storytelling to mainstream audiences. The film was deemed too violent for young children used to Disney cartoons filled with cheery anthropomorphic sidekicks and sing-along musical scores but their older siblings and parents could marvel at the detailed set pieces and enjoy the three-dimensional characters, who were neither true-blue heroes nor all-black villains. Miyazaki's anime classic explored big themes like man versus nature and good versus evil, but they were couched in mythology and highly memorable visuals. His subsequent film, 2001's boldly imaginative "Spirited Away," received even more acclaim and went on to win a 2003 Academy Award, solidifying Miyazaki's already-revered status in international cinema.

Highest rated movies

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness




92% 87% The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Unknown (Character) - 2013
88% 85% The Wind Rises Director,
- 2013
86% 79% From Up on Poppy Hill Screenwriter $284.7K 2011
95% 85% The Secret World of Arrietty Screenwriter - 2010
91% 83% Ponyo Director,
Executive Producer, English Version,
$15.1M 2008
87% 93% Howl's Moving Castle Director,
$4.7M 2004
88% 82% The Cat Returns Executive Producer - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Koro's Big Day Out Director,
- 2002
97% 96% Spirited Away Director,
$10.0M 2001
No Score Yet 82% Sherlock Hound: Case File 1 Director - 2000
93% 94% Princess Mononoke Director,
Film Editor
- 1997
No Score Yet 69% On Your Mark Director - 1995
85% 77% Pom Poko Executive Producer - 1994
95% 87% Porco Rosso Director - 1992
100% 82% Only Yesterday Executive Producer - 1991
98% 88% Kiki's Delivery Service Director,
- 1989
94% 94% My Neighbor Totoro Director,
- 1988
96% 91% Castle in the Sky Director,
Film Editor
- 1986
89% 72% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Director - 1984
95% 88% The Castle of Cagliostro Director,
- 1979
No Score Yet 64% Panda Kopanda Rainy Day Circus Screenwriter - 1973


No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan, the Boy in Future Director 1978