United Kingdom: September 12 2003
United States: September 20 2002
Ranking: 183 out of 16,242 movies (up 232)
Ranked #501 in list 'The best movies ever'
The film tells the incredible journey of a girl named Chihiro into a fantastic, beautiful and dangerous world. Such adventure begins in a village where Chihiro's parents collect their belongings and stacked in an old car, preparing to move to another neighborhood. On the way to its destination, the father leads through a tunnel that was hidden beyond the forests and on the other side a very rare village that seems a curious mix of Japanese ancient villa and western American city. Something strange happens there. The places are deserted. Nobody looks. Chihiro is scared. Her parents walk snooping around the place ... and then something horrible happens! What a disgrace! Chihiro is alone now, and she's the only one who can help her parents. It seems impossible: it is very small, and has to make a very long and terrible the spirit world trip. In that place inhabited by ancient gods and magical beings, the evil sorceress Yubaba made and unmade at will. Luckily the girl finds an ally in the enigmatic Yaku, but to survive in this dangerous world should work. To live you must learn to grow.