I'm ashamed to admit that I've never seen Paprika, but I promise to fix that this weekend! I happen to own both Akira and Spirited Away. I hate putting out proclamations like this, but I think any self-respecting anime fan should at least see both of those films. I'm sure plenty of you will think I'm crazy for not having seen Paprika yet! Anyway, if Spirited Away and Akira are any indication of Paprika's quality, I have nothing to worry about.
With the list being just 25 entries long, it's hard to find out what the cream of the crop is. With that said, there are two surprises I faced while reading the list. First off, I thought that Miyazaki would be better represented, but I guess one entry on the list gets the job done. My other surprise was not seeing Ghost in the Shell on here. I truly believe GitS to be one of the best anime films out there, and I know that many critics feel the same way. Perhaps GitS was sitting on the bubble at spot #26.
What do you guys think of this list? Check out the full 25 at the link below. Do you think there were some anime films that should have made the cut but didn't? Perhaps a little Summer Wars love?