.. make it this one.
I always find it so difficult to say which of the Ghibli films is my favourite; and each time i discover a new one, it seems to be my new favourite- as i'm sure many people who have commented already can probably empathise with.
However, being the slushy female i am, this is definitely my favourite, closely followed my laputa (as that's got such humour, and still such depth).
Whisper of the Heart is one for a true romantic. However, if you're ever feeling low and needing a pick-me-up; AVOID grave of the fireflies- it's wonderful, but an absolute tearjerker. i cried my eyes out! ha.
All of ghibli films are worth a see, but this is fantastic.
P.S- the characters in the cat returns are similar, but compared to this, that film is tripe.