This is my favorite movie from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Adapted from a novel by Diana Wynne Jones, the movie is so beautifully animated that it will make you wish you could live in such a perfect world. The characters are so complex and fun, you'll feel like you know them and the story will stick with you for a long time. A wonderful and non-traditional love story sits in the background, while you watch our young (old?) protagonist, Sophie, learn who she is and what she wants in life. All the while she overcomes all the obstacles in her way. Wrap that up in a magical and whimsical world, with a snarky yet lovable fire demon, and you have the perfect movie for all ages.
A young woman named Sophie flees to the moving castle of a notorious wizard named Howl after she is cursed to look old beyond her years; while at the castle she falls in love with Howl who can see Sophie's true self despite the curse.