1. Iria: Zeiram the Animation
Iria: Zeiram the Animation is a six episode original video animation anime series produced by Ashi Productions and directed by Tetsurō Amino. To me this is one of the greatest short lived animes out there I urge you to watch it if you haven't heard of this epic series!!! Plus Iria is just totally badass!
2. Green Legend Ran
In a world drained of natural resources by alien beings, a boy sets out to rescue his kidnapped beloved. In general this anime is just so awesome on so many levels. Its just epic is what it is. You need Green Legend Ran in your life.
3. Black Magic M-66
Black Magic is a cyberpunk manga written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow which later became a short anime film. I love this fantastic anime is just so F***ing amazing that I get angry that its less than an hour long. Its totally inspired by The Terminator but it is just a great film by itself. Creator of Appleseed made it. Totally worth watching over and over again.
4. Outlaw Star
The adventures of an outlaw crew of an advanced starship. Now I know a lot of people know this anime, but the newer generation seems to not know this at all. Most people I meet that watch anime have never heard of it and every time my blood begins to boil. Don't you dare call yourself an anime fan if you have never seen this. Please walk of a cliff.
5. Perfect Blue
A singer quits her band to become an actress and sheds her "good girl" image. This movie is just freaking amazing. A great psychological thriller. Love the story great script....just watch this please!
6. Darkside Blues
A small band of rebels and a mysterious stranger join forces to prevent a corporation's takeover of Earth. This is a classic....and a must watch!
7. Lily C.A.T.
The crew of an interplanetary starship fights for survival after an alien force takes control of their craft. Clearly inspired by the movie Alien but still such a great movie. Its real old school and just awesome.
8. Blue Submarine No. 6
The once famous and well respected scientist Zorndyke has bred a new genre of living being, one that thrives on the oceans and lives to destroy humans. Great anime! CGI is outdated but still enjoyable!
9. Battle Angel
In the twenty-sixth century, a female cyborg is rescued from the scrap heap by a scientist and discovers her humanity. Another great short lived anime series. I wish they finished this. This anime has inspired hit movies and shows such as Dark Angel and Elysium.
10. Macross Plus
Macross Plus is a four-episode anime OVA and theatrical movie in the Macross series. It was the first sequel to the original Macross television series that took place in the official timeline. It is the best Macross movie ever!!!! Love the soundtrack and has inspired many movies! Yoko Kanno's best soundtrack ever!!!
11. Once Upon A Time (Windaria)
An ambitious young farmer becomes an agent in a pointless war between two nations, and tragedy ensues. Pretty awesome and sad. Loved this anime a true classic and one of a kind especially for its time.
12. Dominion Tank Police
In a dystopic pollution ridden future, the tank police fight for law and order and cause massive collateral destruction along the way. If your a true anime fan than you should either know and love this movie or get your newbie ass to sit down and watch it! Its great for many reasons one being because of the "prude" Puma Twins...
13. Record of The Lodoss War
A group of medieval adventurers must participate in a war against dark forces in the land of Lodoss. If you like or are into Dungeons and Dragons you will love this anime it was inspired by the famous board game which makes it freaking epic!
14. Armitage III
In the year 2046, a cop and his female android partner called Armitage, part of the latest android line known as "class III" models that look, act and feel human, investigate illegal manufacture of class III androids on colonized Mars. Super awesome anime, it has many stars as voice actors in it one being Bryan Cranston (Walter White of Breaking Bad).
I put this on my list because I am sure many of you know it or have seen it. I did this out of respect for one of the greatest animes of all time. Akira is the God Father of Animes. It really helped push anime where it is today whether you agree with me or not... I don't care.
16. Roujin Z
An experimental machine designed to care for the elderly transforms itself into an unstoppable robot. This movie is unique and one of a kind. WATCH IT NOW!
There are many more great animes I will put out on my second list. This is not in any particular order so don't judge. I hope you enjoy all these animes...may the force be with you all.