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I started this list when I was much younger. My tastes have changed a little, so I've been trying to rewatch things and re-evaluate them when I can.

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Aeon Flux (U.S. TV) Very good
Air (TV) Decent
Air (movie) Not really good I had three problems with this movie. (1) Like most films based on TV shows, the plot is rushed and many of the best characters and subplots were cut out. (2) Osamu Dezaki was the wrong guy to direct this. His bombastic approach doesn't mesh with a tender story like this. (3) The ending is contrived. The characters all acted like idiots for the sole purpose of making that ending happen.
Akira (movie) Masterpiece
Alien Nine (specials) Very good (dub & sub) The show's biggest strength is its overwhelming sense of unease. There's always a sense of something wrong beneath the surface, even in the happier scenes.
Angel Beats! (TV) So-so
Angel Densetsu (OAV) Good
Angel's Egg (movie) Very good
Animation Runner Kuromi (OAV) Not really good
(The) Animatrix (OAV) So-so
Aquatic Language (special) Decent
Armitage III (OAV) Decent
Armitage: Dual-Matrix (movie) Not really good
Azumanga Daioh - The Very Short Movie Decent
Azumanga Web Daioh (ONA) Decent
Battle Angel (OAV)
Beyond (OAV)
Black Cat (TV) Not really good
Black Jack (OAV) Excellent Dark, gorgeously animated, histrionic medical drama with a truly weird streak. Nothing else quite like it. The English dub is well-acted for its time but makes script changes ranging from "actual improvement" to "WTF?"
Black Jack 21 (TV) Good Over-the-top even by this franchise's standards, but seldom boring.
Black Jack Final (OAV) Very good
Black Jack The Movie Excellent Like a Black Jack OAV episode, just longer and with a higher budget.
Black Jack: The Two Doctors Of Darkness (movie) So-so Blah. At least Kiriko was in it, so it wasn't a total loss.
Black Magic M-66 (OAV)
Black Rock Shooter (OAV) Good
Blood: The Last Vampire (movie)
Bubblegum Crisis (OAV)
California Crisis: Gun Salvo (OAV) Nifty art style, unique setting and...that's all there is to it really.
Call Me Tonight (OAV) Cheerful 80's-era spoof of tentacle porn.
Cannon Fodder (movie)
Castle in the Sky (movie)
Cat Soup (OAV)
Catnapped! The Movie
Cencoroll (movie)
Cipher (OAV) So-so Unusual, in that it was recorded entirely in English. Don't miss the behind-the-scenes featurette after the credits.
Clover (special) Good
(The) Cockpit (OAV) Decent
Comedy (OAV)
Cosmos Pink Shock (OAV) So-so
Cowboy Bebop (TV) Excellent Saw when I was younger and had a shorter attention span. I'd probably appreciate it more now.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Crest of the Stars (TV) Very good
Cromartie High School (TV) Very good
Daicon films (special) Very good
Deadman Wonderland (TV) So-so
Death Note (live-action movie) Not really good
Detective Story (OAV)
Dimension Bomb (movie) Very good
Doomed Megalopolis (OAV) Decent
Dr. Pinoko no Mori no Bōken (movie)
Dracula: Sovereign Of The Damned (special) Even sillier than Garzey's Wing, though not as quotable.
Dragon Half (OAV)
Drop (movie) Decent
Egao (special)
Elf Princess Rane (OAV)
End of the World (OAV) Decent
Eternal Family (TV) Good
Fake (OAV) Good
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (movie) Decent
(The) Final Flight of the Osiris (OAV)
FLCL (OAV) Masterpiece (dub & sub)
From Up On Poppy Hill (movie) Decent
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV) Good
Fullmetal Alchemist: Chibi Party (OAV) Decent
Fullmetal Alchemist: Kids (OAV) So-so
Fullmetal Alchemist: Seven Homunculi VS State Alchemists (OAV) Weak
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa Not really good
Fumoon (movie) Decent Hokey yet strangely riveting old Tezuka special.
Gall Force - Eternal Story (movie) Decent
Garzey's Wing (OAV) Excellent The ultimate "so bad it's good" anime - quotable and jaw-dropping absurd. Watch it with friends.
Genius Party (movie)
Ghost in the Shell (movie) Very good
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (movie) Good
(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie)
Grave of the Fireflies (movie) Excellent
(The) Green Cat (OAV) Decent
Grrl Power (OAV)
Gunbuster (OAV) Very good
Hellsing (TV) Decent The plot is mediocre (especially toward the end), and Alucard is a God Mode Sue. But the chemistry between the 4 leads is a joy to watch, and lifts the series beyond the sum of its parts.
Howl's Moving Castle (movie) Very good
Immoral Sisters (OAV) Not really good
Jumping (movie)
Key the Metal Idol (OAV) Very good
Kid's Story (OAV)
Kiki's Delivery Service (movie)
Kikumana (movie) Good
Knight of the Iron Dragon (OAV) Decent
Kowarekake no Orgel (OAV) So-so
Kumo to Tulip (movie) So-so
Labyrinth (movie) Very good
Last Order Final Fantasy VII (OAV) So-so
(The) Laughing Target (OAV) Decent
Lupin III: Dead or Alive (movie) So-so
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie) Very good (dub & sub)
Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy (movie) Good 73 minutes of Lupin and the gang monkeying around scenic Japan. What's not to like? (And I do mean scenic--the backgrounds are gorgeous!)
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV) Good
Macross Plus (OAV) Very good
Mad Bull 34 (OAV) Good Total guilty pleasure.
Magnetic Rose (movie) Excellent
(La) Maison en Petits Cubes (movie)
Matriculated (OAV)
Megazone 23 (OAV) So-so
Megazone 23 Part II (OAV) Good
Megazone 23 Part III (OAV) Not really good
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV)
Memories (movie) Excellent
Metropolis (movie) Good
Mighty Orbots (U.S. TV) Decent Creative, colorful, shockingly well-animated Saturday morning goodness.
Millennium Actress (movie) Excellent
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV) Excellent (dub & sub)
Mt. Head (movie)
Mushi-Shi (TV) Masterpiece
My Neighbor Totoro (movie) Excellent
Natsume's Book of Friends (TV) Good
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie) Very good
Neko no Shūkai (special)
Neo-Tokyo (movie) Very good
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) Excellent
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie) Excellent
Night on the Galactic Railroad (movie)
Nineteen 19 (OAV) Very good
Ninja Scroll (movie) Not really good
Noiseman Sound Insect (movie)
Now and Then, Here and There (TV) Very good
Occult Academy (TV) Decent
On Your Mark (movie) Excellent
One Pound Gospel (OAV)
(The) Order to Stop Construction (movie) Very good
Oruchuban Ebichu (TV) Good
Otaku no Video (OAV)
Pale Cocoon (OAV) Good
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (TV)
Paprika (movie)
Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day (ONA) Decent
Patlabor 2: The Movie Excellent
Patlabor: The Movie Excellent
Perfect Blue (movie) Masterpiece
Pet Shop of Horrors (TV) Good
Please Save My Earth (OAV) Excellent
Please Save My Earth Music Image Video: Kin-Iro no Toki Nagarete (special) Very good
Pokemon 3 - The Movie Decent
Pom Poko (movie)
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (movie)
Porco Rosso (movie)
Princess Jellyfish (TV)
Princess Mononoke (movie)
Program (OAV)
Project A-Ko (movie) Good
R20 - Ginga Kūkō (movie) Good Ah, what might have been.
Rayearth (OAV)
Read or Die (OAV) So-so
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV) Masterpiece My all-time favorite anime (and my favorite TV show, period). Every few years I rewatch it and still discover new things. Beneath the fairy-tale/arthouse craziness lies staggering nuance, emotional depth, and subversiveness. (NOTE: The English dub is bad. Like, REALLY bad.)
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie Excellent
Robot Carnival (OAV) Excellent
Romeo × Juliet (TV) Weak (dub & sub)
Roujin Z (OAV) Very good
Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise (movie)
Running Man (movie) Good
Rurouni Kenshin (TV) Good
Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection (OAV) Weak
Rurouni Kenshin: The Motion Picture So-so
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (OAV)
Saint Young Men (movie) Very good
Scoopers (OAV) Not really good Weird little sci-fi OAV from Monkey Punch.
Second Renaissance (OAV)
(The) Secret World of Arrietty (movie) Good
Self-portrait (movie - Osamu Tezuka) Decent
Serial Experiments Lain (TV) Excellent
Shinesman (OAV) Decent
Shuffle! (TV) Good Bland most of the time, but surprisingly compelling in parts. May watch again.
Silent Möbius: The Motion Picture Excellent
Slipstream (OAV) Decent
Sonic Boom Squadron (OAV) Decent
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (OAV) Good
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o - Anata to Koibito Tsunagi (OAV)
Soul Eater (TV) Decent (dub & sub)
Spirited Away (movie) Masterpiece
Spriggan (movie)
Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko (OAV) Decent Above-average fluff. Yohko herself is an awesome character--strong, crafty, sarcastic. Anime needs more heroines like her.
Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko II (OAV) Decent Ditto.
Steamboy (movie) Decent
Stink Bomb (movie) Very good
Summer Wars (movie)
Superflat Monogram (movie) Not really good
Survival 2.7D (OAV) So-so
Tales of the Street Corner (movie) Good
Tiger & Bunny (TV) Good
Time Stranger Kyoko (OAV) So-so
Tobira o Akete (OAV 1995) So-so
Tokyo Godfathers (movie) Masterpiece
Trigun (TV) Excellent
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (movie) Good
Twilight Q (OAV) Good
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (movie) Decent
Vampire Knight (TV) Not really good
Video Girl Ai (OAV)
Voices of a Distant Star (OAV)
Wata no Kuni Hoshi (OAV) Not really good
Whisper of the Heart (movie) Masterpiece (dub & sub)
World Record (OAV)
xxxHOLiC (TV) Good
xxxHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream Good
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (OAV)
Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san (OAV)
Yōsei Florence (movie) Decent
You're Being Summoned, Azazel (TV)
Yu-Gi-Oh! (TV 1/1998) Decent