Hello, Check out some films from Garage, http://www.theauteurs.com/garage/films. Cheers
Pixar movies are my guilty pleasure as well. You don't even want to know how many times I've seen Ratatouille.
I don't know if you can do this but try to think like a child. My dad says I still have a childlike innocence and that is why I can connect with Miyazaki so well. Try and refind it as you or before you watch the film. : )
I have never seen Ikiru. Is it good?