Millennium Actress is a animated movie not many otaku's know about. Sure everyone has seen Studio Ghibli everything, but little is known about outside films. This one in particular.
This was referred to me by a college art professor when I was young. I picked it up at a local Blockbuster (yeah that long ago) and was amazed by it.
The wavering through time periods, movies, while still holding to the story line is a masterpiece. The art is simply fantastic, and it's honestly hard to get your eyes off of it. It's an inspiring piece of art, and you are really missing out if you have not seen it.
This is a movie I defiantly recommend to find and watch asap. You can't call yourself an otaku of animated films if you have not seen this.