1988: Grave of the Fireflies


Toho Company

– Director: Isao Takahata

– Stacker score: 93.2

– Metascore: 94

– IMDb user rating: 8.5

– Runtime: 89 minutes

Produced by Studio Ghibli, this animated World War II drama presents a gripping story of survival. Follow two siblings as they try to find their parents in the wake of an American firebombing. Japanese author Akiyuki Nosaka wrote the novel upon which the film is based, having experienced fire-bombings firsthand.