This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
This is my personal toplist of Japanese films.
The version presented here is the June 2017 update of my first toplist, which was exactly 2 years old. I originally made a list consisting of 300 titles and published that one on the toplist forum of the Dutch site www.moviemeter.nl.
The 2017 version is a Top 250 and contains 31 new entries: 17/ The Light Shines Only There ; 18/ Journey to the Shore ; 31/ Villain ; 56/ 0.5 mm ; 57/ Samurai ; 60/ That’s It ; 81/ After the Storm ; 87/ Love Hotel ; 89/ Wonderful World End ; 93/ Japanese Girls Never Die ; 104/ Fires on the Plain ; 108/ A Story of Yonosuke ; 134/ Revenge ; 139/ Being Good ; 157/ Yearning ; 158/ Scrap Heaven ; 161/ Petal Dance ; 167/ Hanezu ; 169/ Her Granddaughter ; 170/ The Projects ; 199/ Our Huff and Puff Journey ; 201/ Kabuchiko Love Hotel ; 208/ Au Revoir l’Été ; 209/ To All the Corners of the World ; 214/ The Clone Returns to Homeland ; 226/ Round Trip Heart ; 230 / Three Stories of Love ; 232/ 100-Yen Love ; 241/ Marebito ; 242/ Wild Geese ; 246/ A Bride for Rip Van Winkle 
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from iCheckMovies (incl. # of Official Top Lists) and IMDb to reveal the 150 'Greatest' Animated Movies of All Time.
This list is from Philip Brophy's book [url=http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_178.html]100 Anime[/url] (2005).
"100 Anime is an exploration of the wonderfully complex and beautifully disorienting world of Japanese animation - anime. This expansive and mind-blowing book delves deep into the chaos of meaning gorged by anime's mutation of Eastern/Western themes, images and sounds."
This is not a list of the "100 Greatest Anime." Some of the titles were selected in order to analyze Japanese pop culture and to show how vast the world of anime is. The list is in alphabetical order.
Missing from IMDb:
SD Gundam (1988)
Onderhond's Top 100 Animated Films, as published on the forum of the Dutch website MovieMeter.nl
disclaimer: as of March 20th 2017, five movies will be added to the list each day, until 100 is reached.
This is a guide for anyone who wants to learn about the history of anime movies, short films, and OVAs, from the 1920s to the present.
While creating the list, I took several factors into account:
1. Quality, based on a combination of critical acclaim and my personal opinion. This is the most important factor, because I want it to be a list that's enjoyable to work on.
2. Variety. This list covers a wide variety of genres, styles, and trends throughout the entire history of anime, and covers all of the most important anime film directors. Some unusual films are included mainly for variety, but I did take quality into account when making my choices. Additionally, I tried to avoid picking too many similar films or too many films by the same director. If your favorite Miyazaki or Takahata or Kon film is missing, it doesn't mean that I don't like it. I just thought it would be pointless to include every single one.
3. Popularity and historical importance. This wasn't a major factor, but it did play a role for some choices.
Most of the movies/OVAs are standalone, but I included a few that are based on series (Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer, Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie), because I think you can understand them without watching the series. I included Hi no Tori: Uchuu Hen, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, and You Are Umasou because I think they feel more like new adaptations rather than sequels.
I excluded some remakes such as Rebuild of Evangelion and Madoka Magica because I think it's better to watch the series first. However, I included Galaxy Express 999 and The Dog of Flanders even though they're remakes, because the movies are (arguably) at least as important as the series, and a lot of people have seen only the movies. I excluded the movie series Kara no Kyoukai because I didn't want it to take up so many spots on the list, although the 5th one is very good.
I included some short OVAs with (3 hours total or less). I wanted to include some OVAs because they're an important part of anime history and they don't take long to watch, but this list is just an introduction, so I don't want to overwhelm people with longer series. This means that I left out some important OVAs, but I had to draw the line somewhere.
I'm using a fairly broad definition of anime, so I included films which are mostly still images (Band of Ninja, Fantascope: Tylostoma). I also included Grim, which doesn't really look animated, but it was photographed frame by frame, so it sort of fits the definition of stop motion.
Missing from IMDb:
Hana to Mogura (1970)
Kiseichuu no Ichiya (1972)
"This four-DVD set of vintage anime presents 55 titles from the 1920s and 1930s, the Golden Age of Japanese silent film."
1-12: Disc 1
13-26: Disc 2
27-40: Disc 3
41-52: Disc 4
Missing from IMDb:
Shojoji no Tanuki-bayashi Ban (Disc 3) (the list includes both the benshi version and original version, but there is only 1 IMDb entry)
Mabo no Daikyoso (Disc 4)
Dobutsu-mura no Daisodo (Disc 4)
Note: I am assuming that Deko-bô no jitensha ryokô is the same as Dekobo no Jidosha Ryoko (jitensha is probably just a misspelling).
In November 2013, Kadian created [url=http://thecartdriver.com/animetacritic-v-2-more-reviewers-more-lists/]AniMetacritic V.2[/url], a list of the highest rated anime by 161 reviewers and critics (based on ratings from their MAL profiles). It is an expanded version of Scamp's original [url=http://thecartdriver.com/animetacritic-what-anime-reviewers-think-are-the-best-and-worst-anime-of-all-time/]AniMetacritic[/url] list.
This is a list of the top 50 standalone series on AniMetacritic V.2. I am defining "standalone" as any series which is the first (or only) series in its franchise (so sequels and remakes are excluded).
This is a clone of a list I made for a friend who expressed an interest in getting more good films under her belt. Many of these are just plain entertaining, others are essentials. There is a nice balance of english and foreign language films, genres, and tone.
"Cult anime exist on a plane between mainstream and obscure. They are popular enough to garner a loyal fanbase while still being relatively unknown to the mainstream. These anime are entertaining in their own right, and you might even become a fan after viewing them!"