Several classic Studio Ghibli films have come to Prime Video
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You can buy digital versions of several classic Studio Ghibli films on Amazon (via Prime Video, but no, they're not free for Prime members, although the price is reasonably competitive), now! You're no longer limited to Ponyo and newer. Some examples are below:
Whisper of the Heart
The Cat Returns
Kiki's Delivery Service
Howl's Moving Castle
My Neighbor Totoro
Castle in the Sky
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
and others, including some I had not known about
You can buy the English dubs, or the Japanese with English subtitles (the previews of the Japanese versions have English subtitles, anyway). Yes, both languages are separate purchases.
Just as a note, I don't recommend all Studio Ghibli films as family-friendly (and since I only like to recommend family-friendly films, I don't recommend all Studio Ghibli films), although I'm a lot stricter there than some people (for instance, Castle in the Sky has at least one curse word, and Princess Mononoke has lots of violence, and at least one disturbing bloody scene). Look at the parents guide on IMDB and/or the reviews on Common Sense Media (as well as the rating of each film). It should be noted that most Studio Ghibli films do tend to be more family-friendly than most Japanese animé available in the USA, however, but you still have to be careful, as with any movie.
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