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A.k.a.
Grave of the Fireflies
Year
1988
Runtime
89 min.
Director
Isao Takahata
Genres
Drama, Animation, War
Rating *
8.5
Votes *
145,438
Checks
24,183
Favs
3,135
Dislikes
148
Favs/checks
13.0% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
21:1
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  1. jamesmcavoy's avatar

    jamesmcavoy

    Well that was a mighty depressing film. And I loved it. I even think it might be one of my favourites ever. Films are supposed to make you feel, and this one surely made me feel A LOT. I was basically going through the whole film with tears in my eyes because I knew what was coming, and I completely bawled at the end. If you're looking for a film that rips your heart out and stomps on it, then this is the right film for you. 7 years 9 months ago
  2. arrbrr's avatar

    arrbrr

    So sad! 7 years 6 months ago
  3. Scratch47's avatar

    Scratch47

    Horrific, emotionally punishing film that reveals the ravaging and systematic, deliberate violation of conflict in a way few are willing to acknowledge. As powerful an anti-war message as Platoon, yet in a sense even more brutal as it features two children fighting for their lives in quiet desperation, with the miserable end almost a foregone conclusion. Necessary watching for those who occupy a Patton-like bravado on the issue of war's necessity. It isn't pleasant and is actually designed to break the audience in two, but in this case, poison is the cure. Still can't believe this premiered in a double bill with My Neighbour Totoro - a marketing gaffe of seismic and laughable proportions, to be sure! 8 years 4 months ago
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  6. This movie ranks #31 in BFI's 100 Animated Feature Films
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  7. This movie ranks #39 in IMDb's Drama Top 50
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  8. This movie ranks #47 in IMDb's Top 250
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  13. This movie ranks #100 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  14. This movie ranks #219 in Reddit Top 250
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  15. This movie ranks #417 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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