Howl's 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.

MPAA Rating PG

Status Released

Release Date 2004-11-19

Runtime 119 minutes

Budget $24m

Revenue $0.2b


TMDB 8.4


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missmeghanyoung shared a tip "One of my fave animated films of all time"

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joslyn shared a tip "An all time favorite 😍 especially love the score and story of course!"

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jessica_7565 shared a tip "One my favorite Studio Ghibli movies. I watch it all of the time!"

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kitty_koer shared a tip "A sumptuous animation style. I enjoy the story every time I watch it."

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caitlin_cherniak shared a tip "My favorite Studio Ghibli film of all time!"

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dan_lawrence_6476 shared a tip "The artwork is awesome."

poeitro shared a tip "Very cute movie, my ANS children enjoy , I turn on during dinner and they laugh, al love Calcifier"

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kenzieb shared a tip "I grew up watching this movie and I made my little six year old sister watch it and she loved it! one of my favs!!"

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rosie_walker shared a tip "Favorite Anime, I love pretty much all The stuff this studio produces"

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abby_rexroth shared a tip "The book was more detailed but a bit the movie!"

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madelyn_pena shared a tip "Steam punk magical romance. What more do you need"

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justice_wood shared a tip "Its adorable and fun with just enough thought provoking themes. One of those movies I think about often"

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BigDreamer913 shared a tip "I love Studio Ghibli's movies and this is my favorite! I even got a tattoo from it."

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aaron_7939 shared a tip "Worthy of all the praise. Great tale of magical powers and adventure.""

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kelly_mccraw shared a tip "My favorite anime"

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dallin_martin shared a tip "Romantic"

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joie_nicks shared a tip "That's a hard one.I'd say Spirited Away.What is yours?"

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morgan_roundy shared a tip "I'm not an anime person really but I really loved this movie"

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katlyn_criswell shared a tip "It is, there's also a book but it's very different. Still good though."

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cameron_omnia shared a tip "If you want to know more of Howl's history and future read the books by #dianawynnejones"

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amber_critchlow_3053 shared a tip "The art in this is incredible, like there are no words to complete describe how amazing it is."

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duru_d shared a tip "This movie is honestly amazing!!!"

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ferreginaa shared a tip "Story and Soundtrack are👌"

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robyn_gee shared a tip "One of my favorites, but I recommend watching all of Hayao Myazaki films. All of them are fantastic!"

elena_3400 shared a tip "Great movie literally so heart warming and the animation is amazing I’d say it’s one of the studios best work"

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persephone_williams shared a tip "I love anything by studio ghibli"

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lindsey_diemer shared a tip "It’s just such a beautiful movie"

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dragyn_phage shared a tip "I love this movie so much it was a huge part of my childhood: D"

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chalez_brown shared a tip "It is very visually pleasing and the start and art work is beautiful."

grace_knight_6423 shared a tip "Lovely music, bright and engaging animation, endearing love story and a time parallel you’ll better understand your second watch"

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ace__3591 shared a tip "im not crying but boy do i want to"

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anahi_11 shared a tip "The plot"

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caitlin_naeyaert shared a tip "Favorite from Studio Gibili!"

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samantha_orta_6202 shared a tip "I love the part when Sophie is driving that little plane back to the castle. The animation is so cool! How about you?"

melanie_johnson_1308 shared a tip "Love ghibli movies"

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chaghetti shared a tip "The perfect magic movie."

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crista_hark shared a tip "One of my favorite innocent love storie"

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corei_helmer shared a tip "Such a great movie! I discover something new every time. Such a calming beautiful movie."

blaze87 shared a tip "A romcom disguised as a kid's movie"

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stormyblueseas shared a tip "My absolute favorite ❤️ ghibli film."

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Addymae shared a tip "Loved this movie!!!"

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Kojacent shared a tip "personally, Wolf Children lol its the only movie i can watch and cry to the whole time 😅"

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sofiaverg shared a tip "Mind Blowing!"

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sophie_helmer shared a tip "One of my favourite Ghibli movie/animated movies of all time"

sara_buchan shared a tip "Maybe my favourite of Miyazaki's movies. Love it start to finish."

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fedolive shared a tip "me too!! it's the end mostly, when it all comes full circle! 💘🥺"

J u n e's profile image shared a tip "Iconic iconic iconic—absolutely love rewatching this for the vibes it emits~✨✨"

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uniquely_chic shared a tip "I loved the music and the movies complex plot."

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deleted_user_1622814183402 shared a tip "One of my favorites!"

c_s_8883 shared a tip "Different than the book, but still a great story"

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AudiBailee shared a tip "How can I choose? I love all of it!!"

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mike_mudrow shared a tip "It's beautifully put together, and the storytelling feels unique."

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itsdizzz shared a tip "This movie was amazing. Had me hooked from the start. I absolutely fell in love with the characters"

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sara_vega shared a tip "❤❤❤ This movie like omg"

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chilled_glaas shared a tip "At the moment, my favorite movie is Submarine by Richard Ayoade"

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Ali-Chi shared a tip "My sister is down bad for Howl and as a lesbian it's pretty annoying lol"

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alonda_perkins shared a tip "It is so worth it!!"

mimochi shared a tip "my all time favorite movie 🥺 it makes me so nostalgic"

bailee_taylor_991 shared a tip "Magical and full of wonder"

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wolfmawz shared a tip "Classic Ghibli movie full of adventure and warmth! 💕"

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krissy_doodle shared a tip "I definitely recommend it! The book is very good as well :)"

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nadia_salazar_9883 shared a tip "You can watch it on HBO max"

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katie_sotelo shared a tip "Beautiful animation and a beautiful story"

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ray-10 shared a tip "I don't have a favorite but one I love thee the studio ghibli movies"

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fils_ss shared a tip "It’s perfect when your bored and need something to watch."

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hannah_ruby shared a tip "This movie is amazing!"

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josiefawkes shared a tip "My favorite Miyazaki film, hands down."

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katie_eastman shared a tip "Funny. Serious. Lovely. Beautiful animation"

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nathalia_jimenez shared a tip "It’s one of my favorites. Cute story"

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eilidh_8810 shared a tip "need i say anymore?"

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margaret_aliffi shared a tip "Such a whimsical movie, perfect for lifting your spirits and finding a little magic in the world"

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erin_hash shared a tip "This is my favorite Studio Ghibli movie. So good!"

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Isamonkey shared a tip "This movie is soo romantic and perfect for a lovely date night... family friendly 10/10 #ghibli #fantasy #romance"

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miraclesnow shared a tip "Different from the book, but still amazing in it's own right."

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Elise.weirdo1212 shared a tip "My favorite anime it brings you on a long journey and the graphics are amazing."

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deleted_user_1596441024768 shared a tip "An original that everyone needs to watch."

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rachael_behen shared a tip "I adore this movie!"

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noel_brecto shared a tip "Kiki's delivery service"

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rachael_sircy shared a tip "I love this movie with a burning passion. Very lighthearted and beautiful!"

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yanelie_corona shared a tip "I love the stiry and connection the characters had with eachother"

cana_murphy shared a tip "studio ghibli is so amazing"

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liana_murphy shared a tip "Just recently seen it and I loved it."

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shoyaishida shared a tip "studio ghibli movies are always amazing and howl’s moving castle isn’t any different!"

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Ilikemoviesalotapparently shared a tip "One of my favorite Studio Ghibli movies for its beauty and characters. Definitely a good movie to watch for all ages"

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jay_s_1518 shared a tip "It was just so beautifully done and amazing"

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hannah_lee_3508 shared a tip "It is amazing. I also seen Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro."

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elibaka shared a tip "beautiful movie"

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cloudsin_thesky shared a tip "One of my favorite movies of all time"

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mariana_de_oliveira shared a tip "Absolutely my favorite of all times! An extraordinary movie to watch at any age and fall in love with its simplicity and beauty."

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leah_gough shared a tip "It’s literally a bittersweet fairytale"

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sarah_gonzales_3584 shared a tip "All Studio G movies are great"

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machie_ravers shared a tip "Should have won an Oscar"

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alyssa_16 shared a tip "Creative romantic inspiring encouraging."

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infinity_possible shared a tip "my favorite"

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ashley_hudson_5992 shared a tip "Best movie ever hands down no questions"

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