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Hayao Miyazaki Japan, 1997

Zach Closs's rating of the film Princess Mononoke

It's genuinely so spirited and absorbing that you feel like you're watching it in a haze; Miyazaki's best work by a landslide, and one of the greatest fantasies ever committed to celluloid. Hisaishi's score is gorgeous, and that stacked English voice cast... don't even get me started: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Billy Bob Thornton, Jada Pinkett Smith and Gillian fucking Anderson?! Damn.