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Full List of Studio Ghibli Movies on Netflix (And a Beginner’s Guide) – What’s on Netflix

Summary

In 2020, all 21 Studio Ghibli movies are made available to stream on Netflix Internationally. Now, over a year later, there are now 22 Studio Ghibli movies on Netflix internationally with the exclusive release of Earwig and the Witch. For those who are new to Studio Ghibli and have never watched one of the studio’s incredible feature films, we’ve prepared a beginner’s guide. See below for background on the studio’s history, along with our suggestions on where to start with th…….

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In 2020, all 21 Studio Ghibli movies are made available to stream on Netflix Internationally. Now, over a year later, there are now 22 Studio Ghibli movies on Netflix internationally with the exclusive release of Earwig and the Witch. For those who are new to Studio Ghibli and have never watched one of the studio’s incredible feature films, we’ve prepared a beginner’s guide. See below for background on the studio’s history, along with our suggestions on where to start with the new additions.

Please note: The Studio Ghibli movies are not currently available to stream on Netflix in the US & Canada. Instead, they’re exclusive to HBO Max.


Who is Studio Ghibli?

A household name in the anime industry, Studio Ghibli is a world-renowned animation studio that was founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, and the late Isao Takahata and Yasuyoshi Tokuma.

The studio is responsible for the creation of some of the most iconic anime in history, in particular, the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away and the beloved classic My Neighbor Totoro.

In its 35-year history, Studio Ghibli has been responsible for the production of 21 films, bringing in over $1 billion at the box office, and making billions more in-home video and merchandising.

Of the top 10 highest-grossing anime films of all time, six are Studio Ghibli titles. Until Your Name was released in 2016, the top three highest-grossing anime movies were all from Studio Ghibli.

Hayao Miyazaki the co-founder of Studio Ghibli

The movie collection before 2020 had been very difficult to stream. This came down to licensing, and which companies were responsible for the streaming distribution rights.

Up until 2017, Disney held the license for Studio Ghibli’s home distribution (DVD, Blu Ray), eventually selling the rights to GKIDS for North America.


Watch Studio Ghibli Movies in Order of Netflix Release

Netflix received Studio Ghibli movies in three batches (four if you count Earwig and the Witch as a batch).

The first batch came in February 2020 which included:

  • Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Ocean Waves (1993)
  • Only Yesterday (1991)
  • Porco Rosso (1992)
  • Tales from Earthsea (2006)

The second batch came in March 2020:

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • The Cat Returns (2002)
  • Arrietty (2010)
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

The final batch came in April 2020: