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Howl's Moving Castle

Movie
2004
1h 59m
PG
Japanese
Fantasy, Animation, Adventure
User Score: 
8.5
Critic Score: 
84
Howls Moving Castle' Poster
When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
Howls Moving Castle Poster

Howl's Moving Castle

PG
Movie
2004
1h 59m
Japanese
Fantasy, Animation, Adventure
When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
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8.5
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Howl's Moving Castle (2004) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
84

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Chieko Baisho
Sophie (voice)
Takuya Kimura
Howl (voice)
Akihiro Miwa
Witch of the Waste (voice)
Tatsuya Gashin
Calcifer (voice)
Rynosuke Kamiki
Markl (voice)
Haruko Kat
Madame Suliman (voice)
Yayoi Kazuki
Lettie (voice)
Mayuno Yasokawa
Honey (voice)
Yo Oizumi
Prince Justin / Turnip Head (voice)
Rio Kanno
Madge (voice)
Akio Otsuka
King of Ingary (voice)
Daijir Harada
Heen (voice)
Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki
Written By: Hayao Miyazaki (Screenplay), Diana Wynne Jones (Novel)

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forestofbygones says...
5 years ago
bitch saved everyone with the power of love i'm crying
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rubengarciam says...
8 years ago
> It was a pleasure meeting you, even if you are my least favorite vegetable! Take care, Turniphead!
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samtasia says...
4 months ago
biggest plot twist in this movie is that howl is straight.
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auleme says...
2 years ago
At the beginning, I put a 9/10 at this movie, but when I was listening to the song, It changed my mind.
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Featured User Reviews

Xadyu_1417456017
8/10  8 years ago
I love the Studio Ghibli films. So far I think it is safe to say that Miyazaki is my favourite anime author, and I doubt anyone will ever take his place because I have grown so attached to the work of this man and his ideals reflected on the way he conceives animation, that I can't think of a de More
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drqshadow
7/10  2 years ago
A relatively obscure Welsh fantasy novel provides the material for this, Miyazaki's follow-up to _Spirited Away_. It's a lovely marriage; two visions meant for one another. _Howl_'s land of witches and wizards, steam-powered societies and shadowy machinations, calls back to several prece More
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enry_cami
one year ago
DISCLAIMER: I did not see this movie in its original language(Japanese), but in a dubbed version(Italian). I may have missed some nuances.

What attracted me to _Howl's Moving Castle_ is without a doubt the steampunk-ish vibe of the castle itself. It looked very interesting from every picture More
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Andres Gomez
4 years ago
Really good movie staging in a fictional center European country. The drawings are great and the story is as delicate as any other from Miyazaki.
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