The Secret World of Arrietty

Alt titles: Karigurashi no Arrietty

Movie (1 ep x 94 min)
4.369 out of 5 from 6,061 votes
Rank #175

For nearly fourteen years, Arrietty has lived with her parents under the floorboards of a house. As 'tiny people', the family must remain hidden from humans, 'borrowing' items from them such as postage stamps or herbs to cook with. Arrietty is old enough to borrow for the first time, and alongside her father, the two explore the house in search of tissue and sugar. But when the pair is spotted by Sho, a boy who is visiting his great aunt, Arrietty's parents fear for their safety. However, unlike her family, Arrietty is convinced that not all humans are dangerous, and together she and Sho form an unlikely friendship.

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alessandra's avatar by alessandra on Aug 17, 2011
Score: 10/10

This is going to sound unbelievable but believe it, this is the best Ghibli movie I've ever seen. It was absolutely charming in every respect, the story was darling, and oh the scenes!  Ever since I was a little girl I had a fascination with The Borrowers stories, this really exceeded my expectations. read more

DavidWP's avatar by DavidWP on Feb 20, 2012
Score: 9.5/10

Charming is the ultimate word to describe this film. And from a Studio Ghibli film I don't think you would expect anything more, it isn't high on emotions like some of the studios previous efforts, but it has an extreamly like-able female lead in Arrietty and some of the best use in music I've seen from an anime, the music and soundtrack really up the experience and soely thanks to the music it offers very... read more

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