Where to Watch and Stream the Ghibli Films Free Online

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Where is the best place to watch and stream Studio Ghibli films for free online in 2022? We've compiled an updated list of streaming services that currently have many or all the Ghibli films available to watch!

Watch Ghibli Films For Free

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• Netflix has exclusive streaming rights for the Ghibli movies in most of the world

• North American fans can find the Ghibli films on HBO Max

From fantasy classics like My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Kiki's Delivery Service, to slice-of-life works such as Only Yesterday and From Up on Poppy Hill, Studio Ghibli is home to some of the most well-loved anime movies of all time. Many fans got into anime because of Hayao Miyazaki's films, and not only.

From the most famous to the most obscure, Ghibli films are known to empower young viewers, encouraging them to appreciate the little things in life, be they heartwarming everyday interactions and habits, natural beauties, or good food.

Related: The 23 Best Studio Ghibli Movies Ranked

Some of the most iconic anime moments, GIFs, and merch come from the beloved studio, and if you haven't watched at least one of their works, then you're missing out. Here's how you can stream them online:

Are the Ghibli Films on Netflix?

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Netflix is the best place to watch Ghibli films. Due to this deal, it's now easier than ever to watch the critically-acclaimed movies that were formerly hard to find.

At the time of writing, Netflix has streaming rights for most of the world with the exception of the US, Canada, and, of course, Japan.

As Netflix is the first and only platform for many viewers, many people are now able to access all Ghibli movies easily without an extra charge.

Are the Ghibli Films on Amazon Prime Video?

Many films are available on Amazon Prime Video for an extra cost if they aren't included in the membership, but this isn't the case for the Ghibli movies. Alternatively, Prime will let you watch Your Name and Wolf Children.

The one Ghibli film you can watch on Prime, but not on Netflix, is the 1988 film Grave of the Fireflies.

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If you make that brave choice though, make sure to have plenty of tissues at hand. You have been warned.

Are the Ghibli Films on Disney Plus?

Disney used to own the rights to the Ghibli movies. However, this is no longer the case, which means that Disney Plus doesn't have the films in its library.

Are the Ghibli Films on HBO Max?

As of Fall 2022, HBO Max is the only other place apart from Netflix where fans based in North America can stream their favorite Ghibli movies.

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Are the Ghibli Films on Hulu?

At the time of writing, the Ghibli films are not available to stream on Hulu. However, Hulu is a great platform for anime lovers, especially if you're interested in anime series.

Are the Ghibli Films on Peacock?

At the time of writing, watching the Ghibli films on Peacock is not an option.

Are the Ghibli Films on Paramount Plus?

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Paramount Plus is a new-ish streaming platform that's home to many good films and series. The Ghibli films, however, are not included in its library.

Are the Ghibli Films on Crunchyroll or Funimation?

Oddly enough, the beloved movies haven't made it to any of the major anime platforms in the West, such as Funimation and Crunchyroll, which is likely because of the Netflix deal.

Thankfully, there are other ways to travel to the world of Hayao Miyazaki and not only!