Since early days when i am a teenager, i am very much inspired by anime. One movie stands out which is the first Ghost in the shell movie.
Trailer - www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkVA79gX8Ho
I think it is the first movie i saw that has the realism style to a animation. It feels true and epic. It's like what Christopher Nolan done to the batman, adding more realism, not darker but believable.