Princess Mononoke ★★★★

A sprawling, blood-soaked fantasy epic, where every character and faction is given narrative space to fully develop. The scene where the wolves attack the oxen train was one of the most beautiful, exciting pieces of animated action I've ever seen.

Has all your favorite Miyazaki tropes, such as "community of cheerful, industrious women", "deep reverence for harmony between humans and their environment", and, uh, "every time someone gets shot with an arrow they lose a limb or their head"?