Last updated on March 13th, 2023 at 12:44 am
More often than not, it is hardly possible to binge-watch anime series after a tiring day’s work. And, therefore the next best thing that comes up is anime movies. These movies deal with the finer nuances, and whatever they lack in character development, they tend to make up through an intense appreciation of the plot with minimal time.
Often these movies can be a great way of relaxing and getting a basic overview of the characters. Let’s be honest, it is not always possible to follow every anime series out there, and these movies come in as a rescue force. Therefore, today we’ll discuss the top 20 best anime movies on Funimation.
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Top 20 Best Anime Movies on Funimation
20) Fairy Tail Movie 2: Dragon Cry
|Duration||1 hr 41 mins|
Fairy Tail Movie 2: Dragon Cry follows Natsu and his team going to the small island nation of Stella to retrieve a dangerously powerful weapon called the Dragon Cry. The Dragon Cry is a staff made of the rage and despair of dragons, and is stolen by a traitor named Zash Caine.
Filled with the usual comedy-filled adventure and intense fight scenes, this movie is worth a watch if you’re a fan of this genre.
19) Sing A Bit Of Harmony
|Duration||1 hr 49 mins|
Shion is a music prodigy who transfers into Keibu High School. Extremely mysterious, nobody knows where she came from and where she goes after school. Surprise! Surprise! She turns out to be an A.I. under testing. Can she really turn human, or will humanity be the end of her? Try this to find out.
18) Psycho-Pass: The Movie
|Duration||1 hr 53 mins|
If a psychological thriller is your forte, then this is the movie for you. In a future dystopia, the Sybil system has replaced normative governance, and the inspectors and enforcers are in charge of maintaining justice. Into this world is thrust a newly made inspector Akane Tsunemori with a strong moral identity.
However, things are not what they seem in this world controlled by machines and artificial intelligence. Is the system itself corrupt? Who runs the Sybil System? What determines a person’s coefficient of misdeed? Does a latent criminal really deserve to die? If these questions intrigue you, then try out this movie, and you won’t be disappointed.
17) One Piece Film: Gold
In One Piece Film: Gold, the Straw Hat Pirates are back with their fun-filled voyage. This time their destination is the Gran Tesoro, the biggest entertainment city on a ship. Hitting the casino, the crew find themselves in a marvelous winning streak.
But when they accept the final gamble by Gild Tesoro, the master of the city, their luck finally runs out, leaving them penniless. Is it all about luck or is there something nefarious lurking in the city? Our favorite crew is about to find out.
16) Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of The Gods
|Duration||1 hr 45 mins|
If you haven’t heard of Dragon Ball Z at least a dozen times over the last 20 years, you must be living under a rock. This is the one anime that everyone is extremely hyped up about and for a good reason. One of the most popular anime series of the last two decades, this movie is uniquely different and yet so much similar to the series.
Once again, it follows out headstrong Goku; however, after defeating aliens and androids and whatnot, the only thing he’s left to fight against is a God. Well, to fulfill that, here comes Lord Beerus– the god of destruction, and it is upon Goku to save the world again. This time, however, he might be a little out of depth against a lateral God. Will Goku be able to save the world?
15) Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Re;surrection
|Duration||1 hr 53 mins|
It’s been a year since Lelouch’s demise, ridding the world of the most notorious rebel leader in the world. As the world is adjusting to this new situation under the United Federation of Nations, Nunnally vi Britannia and Suzaku Kururugi are kidnapped.
As Kallen Stadtfelt and her team go to investigate, they find C.C., the immortal witch who’d granted Lelouch’s Geass and is on her way to resurrect the man who’ll change the tide of the world.
This movie is a direct sequel to the 2018 movie Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III – Glorification which provides an alternate ending to the original storyline.
14) My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
|Duration||1 hr 36 mins|
Deku accompanies All Might into an island where scientific advancements are at their pinnacle. The entire faculty on the island is dedicated to the research on Quirks, and who else but All Might’s friend to head the research. The superhero festival is a huge occasion, and everyone wants to have a good time.
However, under all of that merrymaking lies a sinister plot and questions of a fight against humanity, and it is upon Deku as well as the No.1 Hero All Might come along with Class 1-A to punish the offenders and bring justice.
13) Ghost In A Shell 2: Innocence
|Studio||Production I.G., Studio Ghibli|
|Duration||1 hr 39 mins|
The second installment of the Ghost In The Shell franchise, this one has Major Motoko Kusanagi missing and a series of gruesome murders left to be investigated in Section 9. Without the assistance of the most famous detective brain, it was becoming increasingly difficult for Batou to continue the investigation.
Yet another movie set in a future dystopia, the lines that divide machines and humans increasingly begin to blur as questions crop up on humanity and all of its subjective problems. How much control should be given to the machines? Join Batou as he investigates the murders and resolves questions of existence.
12) One Piece: Stampede
|Duration||1 hr 41 mins|
When Luffy and his crew receive an invitation from Buena Festa, the Master of Festivities, to attend the Pirate Festival, there is no way he is turning down that opportunity. Plenty of food and a lot more merrymaking; that is precisely the sort of fun Luffy was looking for.
Douglas Bullet, the notorious pirate, however, has other plans for the world government and the other pirates. With his awakened Devil Fruit ability, he wishes to take over the world. The fights in this movie are as epic as anticipated, and Luffy and his crew must do everything in their power to stop Bullet in his tracks.
11) Josee, The Tiger And The Fish
|Duration||1 hr 38 mins|
Tsuneo Suzukawa is an aspiring marine biologist and has to juggle several jobs just to earn money for his education. On one of his odd jobs, he decides to take a detour and meets a girl bound on a wheelchair named Kumiko, who prefers to go by the name Josee.
Although Josee initially comes across as rude, Tsuneo finally realizes Josee’s wish to explore everything. He, therefore, decides to accompany her and discover trails that would be mutually beneficial. A heart-warming tale of love and friendship, follow them in their journey to find themselves again.
10) Black Butler: Book Of The Atlantic
|Duration||1 hr 41 mins|
Black Butler: Book Of The Atlantic shows young lord Ciel Phantomhive and his demonic butler Sebastian back at their game. As the Queen’s Guard Dog, Ciel has been given the task of investigating the recent resurrections of dead people all over the city.
As the duo dig deeper into it, they learn of the Aurora Society which is a medical organization rumored to be experimenting on the dead.
9) Dragon Ball Super: Broly
|Duration||1 hr 40 mins|
Well, we all know how hard Goku has trained to reach the level that he actually has. We also know that Goku and Vegeta are the last two surviving Saiyans of the Saiyans race. However, what if this was not the case?
There is another primitive Saiyan Broly on a far-off planet who is really a prodigy and a cut above all Saiyans. Having been exiled from his planet as a mere baby, he has grown up fighting monstrous creatures, and when Goku lands on that planet, the face-off is inevitable. However, will hard work win against raw talent? Watch this movie to find out.
8) Sword Of The Stranger
|Duration||1 hr 43 mins|
When Kotarou and his dog Tobimaru realize that they are being hunted for petty faults by professional assassins from the Ming dynasty, they must find out the secret to their being and the reason for the hunt while ensuring their survival. How long can they escape their fate?
7) Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region Of Déjà Vu
|Duration||1 hr 30 mins|
Kurisu Makise returns after spending a year in America, where she begins to experience certain flashbacks of occurrences that he has no memory of ever having gone through. She decides to abstain from time travel; however, unknowingly, she has affected the past, present, and future.
6) My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising
|Duration||1 hr 44 mins|
In this movie, Class 1-A of U.A. High are on a safety program on Nabu Island during the summer. There Deku encounters two young siblings, Katsuma and Mahoro whose father is away on work. The days on the island are ordinary and productive but danger lurks in the shadows as a nefarious villain Nine is on a hunt for useful and rare Quirks. This time his eyes are on Katsuma’s Quirk. But fear not, Deku and the would-be Heroes are here to save the day.
|Studio||Tokyo Movie Shinsha|
|Duration||2 hrs 4 mins|
In 1988 Japan, a psychic explosion by a boy almost ignites the entire city of Tokyo, and the boy is taken away, never to be seen again. Years later, a rowdy motorcycle gang by the name capsule is confronted by an esper runaway from a government institution. Is merely the crossing of paths a coincidence or destiny?
4) Wolf Children
|Duration||1 hr 57 mins|
A fantasy romance where a college student Hana falls in love with the last of the werewolves, Wolf Children plots the journey of a single mother in the unforgiving corrupt modern world as she struggles to raise her children. Keeping their identity secret, join Hana in her motherly quest to keep her children safe from all the corruption within the world.
3) Demon Slayer: Mugen Train
|Duration||1 hr 57 mins|
Tanjiro’s simple life is turned upside down when his family is destroyed in a demon attack on his village, and his sister is turned into a demon. He desperately searches for a way to turn his sister back into a human and ends up joining the Demon Slayer Cops.
This movie is a continuation of the first season of Demon Slayer and traces Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu’s journey aboard the Mugen Train with Hashira Rengoku, where they must down defeat one of the twelve upper moon level demons to stand against the primary antagonist − Muzan Kibutsuji.
2) Violet Evergarden: The Movie
|Duration||2 hrs 20 mins|
A prosthetic warrior who loses all on the battlefield is given a job as an Auto Memory Doll to record the humane feelings to the best of her abilities. She continues to rise in fame due to the exemplary nature of her services.
However, with the tower in Leidenschaftlich continuing to be built, telephones would become more relevant, leading to the decline of usage of Auto Memory Dolls. Violet is therefore left pursuing the ghost of a man who once professed his love for her.
1) Your Name
|Genre||Supernatural, Drama, Romance|
|Studio||CoMix Wave Films|
|Duration||1 hr 52 mins|
Another one of the best anime movies on Funimation is Your Name. A countryside girl longing for the bustling life in Tokyo, and a college boy longing for the calm of the countryside.
Their respective wishes are fulfilled as they find themselves in each other’s bodies. Now they must adjust and lead each other’s lives until they can reverse whatever spell was cast upon them.
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