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Ranking The Best Animated Movies Of All-Time

“What are the best Animated Movies Of All-Time?” We looked at 234 of the top Animated films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 62 films, all appearing on 6 or more “Best Animated” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 150+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 62 Animated Movies



62 .) Big Hero 6 (2014) directed by Don Hall

	Big Hero 6 (2014)

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  • USA Today

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.



61 .) Castle in the Sky (1986) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	Castle in the Sky (1986)

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  • The Best Picks
  • Time Out
  • USA Today

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.



60 .) Cinderella (1950) directed by Clyde Geronimi

	Cinderella (1950)

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  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • Time Out
  • Watch Mojo
  • WTOP

Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother’s wand, Cinderella’s rags are magically turned into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving a single glass slipper… the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending!



59 .) Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

	Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

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  • Business Insider
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  • Game Designing
  • Movie Dash
  • MSN
  • USA Today

Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers.



58 .) Millennium Actress (2001) directed by Satoshi Kon

	Millennium Actress (2001)

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Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not have imagined that it would not only unlock the long-held secrets of Chiyoko’s life… but also his own.



57 .) Moana (2016)

	Moana (2016)

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  • USA Today
  • WTOP

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right.



56 .) Mulan (1998) directed by Tony Bancroft

	Mulan (1998)

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  • IMDB
  • Nerd Much
  • Ranker

A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country — and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.



55 .) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

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  • Time Out
  • USA Today

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.



54 .) Only Yesterday (1991)

	Only Yesterday (1991)

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It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio, and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.



53 .) Rango (2011) directed by Gore Verbinski

	Rango (2011)

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  • Rolling Stone
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  • USA Today

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt.



52 .) Sleeping Beauty (1959) directed by Clyde Geronimi

	Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love’s first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess’s fate.



51 .) South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) directed by Trey Parker

	South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

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  • Mental Floss
  • Rolling Stone
  • Time
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When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Philip, they are pronounced “corrupted”, and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.



50 .) The Jungle Book (1967) directed by Wolfgang Reitherman

	The Jungle Book (1967)

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The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli “The Bare Necessities” of life and the true meaning of friendship.



49 .) Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

	Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

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  • Time
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Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park’s animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup run a business ridding the town of garden pests. Using only humane methods that turn their home into a halfway house for evicted vermin, the pair stumble upon a mystery involving a voracious vegetarian monster that threatens to ruin the annual veggie-growing contest.



48 .) 101 Dalmatians (1961) directed by Clyde Geronimi

	101 Dalmatians (1961)

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  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • Time Out

When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.



47 .) Mary and Max (2009) directed by Adam Elliot

	Mary and Max (2009)

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A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970’s, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence. Will the two ever meet face to face?



46 .) Paprika (2006) directed by Satoshi Kon

	Paprika (2006)

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  • Time
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When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient’s dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.



45 .) Princess Mononoke (1997) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	Princess Mononoke (1997)

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Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.



44 .) Shrek (2001) directed by Andrew Adamson

	Shrek (2001)

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It ain’t easy bein’ green — especially if you’re a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot — a wisecracking donkey.



43 .) Waking Life (2001) directed by Richard Linklater

	Waking Life (2001)

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Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.



42 .) Wreck-It Ralph (2012) directed by Rich Moore

	Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

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Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game’s titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Hero’s Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game’s hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.



41 .) Your Name (2016)

	Your Name (2016)

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  • Mental Floss
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High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other.



40 .) Zootopia (2016)

	Zootopia (2016)

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Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case – even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.



39 .) Anomalisa (2015)

	Anomalisa (2015)

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A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.



38 .) Frozen (2013) directed by Chris Buck

	Frozen (2013)

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Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She’s accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.



37 .) Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

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When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.



36 .) Kung Fu Panda (2008) directed by Mark Osborne

	Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the “chosen one” and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won’t be easy. It’s up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five — Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey — to give it a try.



35 .) Monsters, Inc (2001) directed by Pete Docter

	Monsters, Inc (2001)

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James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business… even though they’re more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.



34 .) Tangled (2010) directed by Nathan Greno

	Tangled (2010)

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When the kingdom’s most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.



33 .) Toy Story 2 (1999) directed by John Lasseter

	Toy Story 2 (1999)

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Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al’s Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy’s toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.



32 .) Coraline (2009) directed by Henry Selick

	Coraline (2009)

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When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.



31 .) Fantasia (1940) directed by James Algar

	Fantasia (1940)

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Walt Disney’s timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound! See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.



30 .) Ghost in the Shell (1995) directed by Mamoru Oshii

	Ghost in the Shell (1995)

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In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as ‘The Puppetmaster’ begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.



29 .) Grave of the Fireflies (1988) directed by Isao Takahata

	Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

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In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.



28 .) Waltz with Bashir (2008) directed by Ari Folman

	Waltz with Bashir (2008)

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Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on animation enabled Folman to illustrate their personal memories and dreams.



27 .) Yellow Submarine (1968)

	Yellow Submarine (1968)

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The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and goes to Liverpool to enlist the help of the Beatles.



26 .) Akira (1988) directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo

	Akira (1988)

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Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his friend.



25 .) Bambi (1942) directed by James Algar

	Bambi (1942)

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Bambi’s tale unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns about life, love, and friends.



24 .) How to Train Your Dragon (2010) directed by Dean DeBlois

	How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead befriends the beast – which he names Toothless – much to the chagrin of his warrior father



23 .) Persepolis (2007) directed by Vincent Paronnaud

	Persepolis (2007)

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In 1970s Iran, Marjane ‘Marji’ Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah’s defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.



22 .) The Lego Movie (2014) directed by Phil Lord

	The Lego Movie (2014)

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An ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.



21 .) The Incredibles (2004) directed by Brad Bird

	The Incredibles (2004)

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Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it’s time to get back into costume.



20 .) Ratatouille (2007) directed by Brad Bird

	Ratatouille (2007)

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A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely – and certainly unwanted – visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy’s passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.



19 .) The Triplets of Belleville (2003) directed by Sylvain Chomet

	The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

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When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him.



18 .) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) directed by Robert Zemeckis

	Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

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Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.



17 .) Aladdin (1992) directed by Ron Clements

	Aladdin (1992)

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Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp, with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.



16 .) Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) directed by Wes Anderson

	Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

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The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.



15 .) Inside Out (2015) directed by Pete Docter

	Inside Out (2015)

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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.



14 .) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) directed by Henry Selick

	The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack’s rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.



13 .) The Little Mermaid (1989) directed by Ron Clements

	The Little Mermaid (1989)

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  • Ranker
  • Rolling Stone
  • Time
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This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters — including the villainous sea witch Ursula.



12 .) My Neighbor Totoro (1988) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

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Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.



11 .) Beauty and the Beast (1991) directed by Gary Trousdale

	Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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  • IMDB
  • Mental Floss
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  • Ranker
  • The Best Picks
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Time Out
  • USA Today
  • WTOP

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who’s been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all — that true beauty comes from within.



10 .) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) directed by William Cottrell

	Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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  • IMDB
  • Mental Floss
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  • Ranker
  • Rolling Stone
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  • Watch Mojo

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as “the fairest in the land,” and Snow White’s beauty surpasses her own.



9 .) Toy Story 3 (2010) directed by Lee Unkrich

	Toy Story 3 (2010)

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  • Time
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  • USA Today

Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy’s toys haven’t been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.



8 .) Pinocchio (1940) directed by Norman Ferguson

	Pinocchio (1940)

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  • USA Today
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  • WTOP

Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he’s worthy as he sets off on an adventure with his whistling sidekick and conscience, Jiminy Cricket.



7 .) The Iron Giant (1999) directed by Brad Bird

	The Iron Giant (1999)

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  • The Cinemaholic
  • Time Out
  • USA Today

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.



6 .) Finding Nemo (2003) directed by Andrew Stanton

	Finding Nemo (2003)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Business Insider
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  • Time
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  • USA Today
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Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist’s office aquarium. It’s up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home — meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.



5 .) The Lion King (1994) directed by Roger Allers

	The Lion King (1994)

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A young lion cub named Simba can’t wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.



4 .) Toy Story (1995) directed by John Lasseter

	Toy Story (1995)

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Led by Woody, Andy’s toys live happily in his room until Andy’s birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy’s heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.



3 .) WALL-E (2008) directed by Andrew Stanton

	WALL-E (2008)

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WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL·E thinks he’s finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.



2 .) Up (2009) directed by Pete Docter

	Up (2009)

Lists It Appears On:

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Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.



1 .) Spirited Away (2001) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

	Spirited Away (2001)

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A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.




The 150+ Additional Best Animated Movies Of All-Time



# Movies Directors Lists
63 Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord
Business Insider
Game Designing
IMDB
Rolling Stone
Time Out
64 Coco (2017)   Flick Chart
Game Designing
MSN
The Best Picks
USA Today
65 Despicable Me (2010) Pierre Coffin IMDB
MSN
Ranker
The Best Picks
USA Today
66 Ernest & Celestine (2012)  
Business Insider
Game Designing
MSN
Time Out
USA Today
67 Fantastic Planet (1973)   Flick Chart
MSN
Rolling Stone
Time Out
USA Today
68 Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) Hayao Miyazaki Flick Chart
IMDB
MSN
Time Out
USA Today
69 Lady and the Tramp (1955) Clyde Geronimi Flick Chart
IMDB
Ranker
Time
Time Out
70 Perfect Blue (1997) Satoshi Kon Flick Chart
IMDB
MSN
Time Out
USA Today
71 Ponyo (2008) Hayao Miyazaki Flick Chart
Game Designing
IMDB
MSN
USA Today
72 Porco Rosso (1992) Hayao Miyazaki Flick Chart
IMDB
MSN
Time Out
USA Today
73
Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
 
Business Insider
Game Designing
Indie Wire
MSN
USA Today
74
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
  Flick Chart
Mental Floss
Rolling Stone
Time
Time Out
75 The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Business Insider
Game Designing
IMDB
MSN
USA Today
76 The Wind Rises (2013)   Flick Chart
Game Designing
Indie Wire
MSN
USA Today
77 Tokyo Godfathers (2003)   Flick Chart
Game Designing
MSN
Time Out
USA Today
78 Alice In Wonderland (1951) Clyde Geronimi Flick Chart
IMDB
Ranker
Time Out
79 Dumbo (1941) Samuel Armstrong Flick Chart
IMDB
Time
Time Out
80 Finding Dory (2016)  
Business Insider
Game Designing
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81 Frankenweenie (2012) Tim Burton
Game Designing
IMDB
MSN
USA Today
82 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Dean DeBlois
Game Designing
IMDB
MSN
USA Today
83 Lilo & Stitch Dean DeBlois
Game Designing
IMDB
Nerd Much
Ranker
84 My Life as a Zucchini (2016)  
Business Insider
Game Designing
MSN
USA Today
85 Peter Pan (1953) Clyde Geronimi Flick Chart
IMDB
Ranker
Time Out
86 Robin Hood (1973) Wolfgang Reitherman Flick Chart
IMDB
Ranker
Time Out
87 Song of the Sea (2014)  
Business Insider
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88 The Illusionist (2010)  
Game Designing
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89
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
 
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MSN
USA Today
90 The Red Turtle (2016)  
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MSN
USA Today
91 Watership Down (1978)   Flick Chart
MSN
Time Out
USA Today
92 Whisper of the Heart (1995)   Flick Chart
MSN
Time Out
USA Today
93 A Bug’s Life 1998   Flick Chart
Game Designing
Ranker
94 Antz  
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Game Designing
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95 Arthur Christmas (2011)  
Game Designing
MSN
USA Today
96 Hercules Ron Clements IMDB
Nerd Much
Ranker
97 Ice Age (2002) Chris Wedge Chillopedia
IMDB
Ranker
98 Madagascar (2005) Eric Darnell Chillopedia
IMDB
Ranker
99 Ninja Scroll (1993)   Flick Chart
MSN
USA Today
100 Paddington 2 (2017)  
Game Designing
MSN
USA Today
101 Summer Wars (2009)   Flick Chart
MSN
USA Today
102 Tarzan Chris Buck
Game Designing
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Ranker
103 The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Steven Spielberg IMDB
MSN
USA Today
104
The Boy and the Beast (2015)
 
Game Designing
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USA Today
105
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
  MSN
Time Out
USA Today
106 The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box IMDB
MSN
USA Today
107 The Emperor’s New Groove Mark Dindal Flick Chart
IMDB
Ranker
108 The Land Before Time (1988) Don Bluth IMDB
Ranker
WTOP
109 The Little Prince (2015)  
Game Designing
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USA Today
110
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
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MSN
USA Today
111 The Secret of Kells (2009)  
Game Designing
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USA Today
112 The Secret of NIMH (1982)   Flick Chart
Rolling Stone
Time Out
113 The Simpsons Movie David Silverman Flick Chart
Game Designing
IMDB
114
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
  Indie Wire
MSN
USA Today
115
When Marnie Was There (2014)
 
Game Designing
MSN
USA Today
116 Winnie the Pooh (2011)  
Game Designing
MSN
USA Today
117 A Monster Calls (2016)   MSN
USA Today
118 A Silent Voice (2016)   MSN
USA Today
119
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
  Chillopedia
Flick Chart
120
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)
  MSN
USA Today
121 Bolt Byron Howard
Game Designing
IMDB
122 Brave Mark Andrews IMDB
Ranker
123 Cars John Lasseter IMDB
Ranker
124 Despicable Me 2 (2013)   MSN
USA Today
125 Duck Amuck 1953   Flick Chart
Rolling Stone
126 Fritz the Cat (1972)  
Rolling Stone
Time Out
127
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
  MSN
USA Today
128 Happy Feet   Ranker
Time
129 Heavy Traffic (1973)   Time Out
Variety
130 Isle of Dogs (2018)   MSN
USA Today
131
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
 
Game Designing
Time Out
132 Kung Fu Panda 3 Alessandro Carloni
Game Designing
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133 Loving Vincent (2017)   MSN
USA Today
134
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
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Time Out
135 Paddington (2014)   MSN
USA Today
136 ParaNorman (2012)  
Game Designing
Time Out
137 Shrek 2 Andrew Adamson
Game Designing
IMDB
138 Sita Sings the Blues (2008)   Indie Wire
Time Out
139
Team America: World Police (2004)
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Variety
140 Tekkonkinkreet (2006)   MSN
USA Today
141 The Book of Life (2014)   MSN
USA Today
142
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979)
  Time
Time Out
143 The Fox and the Hound Ted Berman IMDB
Ranker
144 The Princess and the Frog Ron Clements
Game Designing
IMDB
145 The Sword in the Stone Wolfgang Reitherman Flick Chart
IMDB
146 Tower  
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Game Designing
147 Treasure Planet Ron Clements IMDB
Nerd Much
148 What’s Opera, Doc?’ (1957)   Flick Chart
Rolling Stone
149 Wolf Children (2012)   MSN
USA Today
150 World of Tomorrow’ (2015)   Indie Wire
Rolling Stone
151
A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965
  Flick Chart
152 A Goofy Movie   Nerd Much
153 Alice (1988)   Time Out
154 Allegro Non Troppo (1976)   Time Out
155 Anastasia Don Bluth IMDB
156 Animal Farm (1954)   Time Out
157
April and the Extraordinary World
 
Game Designing
158 Atlantis: The Lost Empire   Nerd Much
159
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993
  Flick Chart
160 Bee Movie   Nerd Much
161
BELLADONNA OF SADNESS (1973)
 
Mental Floss
162 Boy and the World  
Game Designing
163 Brother Bear   Nerd Much
164
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
 
Game Designing
165 Charlotte’s Web’ (1973)  
Rolling Stone
166 Chico and Rita (2010)   Variety
167
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
 
Game Designing
168 Consuming Spirits (2012)   Time Out
169 Coonskin (1975)   Time Out
170 Corpse Bride Tim Burton IMDB
171
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie 2001
  Flick Chart
172
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
  Time
173 Faust (1994)   Time Out
174 Fehérlófia (1981)   Time Out
175
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
  Time Out
176 Goodbye Mr. Christie (2011)   Time Out
177 Gulliver’s Travels (1939)   Time Out
178
Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
  Time Out
179 Hotel Transylvania Genndy Tartakovsky IMDB
180
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1966
  Flick Chart
181 In This Corner of the World  
Game Designing
182 Incredibles 2 2018   Flick Chart
183
It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2014)
  Time Out
184 It’s the Great Pumpkin   Flick Chart
185
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  Time Out
186 King Kong (1933)   Time Out
187 Kirikou and the Sorceress   Time Out
188 Kung Fu Panda 2 Jennifer Yuh Nelson IMDB
189 Little Otik (2000)   Time Out
190 Long Way North  
Game Designing
191
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro 1979
  Flick Chart
192 Meet the Robinsons   Nerd Much
193 Megamind Tom McGrath IMDB
194 Mind Game (2004)   Time Out
195 Minions   Ranker
196 Miss Hokusai  
Game Designing
197 Monsters   Flick Chart
198 Monsters University Dan Scanlon IMDB
199 Monsters vs Aliens   Nerd Much
200 My Dog Tulip  
Game Designing
201
Night on the Galactic Railroad
  Time Out
202 Open Season   Nerd Much
203 Over the Hedge   Nerd Much
204 Planet 51   Nerd Much
205 Pocahontas   Nerd Much
206 Pom Poko (1994)   Time Out
207 Prince of Egypt (1998)   Movie Dash
208 Puss in Boots Chris Miller IMDB
209 Rio Carlos Saldanha IMDB
210 Rise of the Guardians Peter Ramsey IMDB
211 Sausage Party (2016)   Movie Dash
212 Shark Tale   Nerd Much
213
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  WTOP
214 Space Jam   Nerd Much
215 Steamboat Willie’ (1928)  
Rolling Stone
216 Street of Crocodiles’ (1986)  
Rolling Stone
217 The Animatrix Peter Chung IMDB
218 The Black Cauldron   Nerd Much
219 The Breadwinner  
Game Designing
220 The Croods Kirk DeMicco IMDB
221 The Dark Crystal Jim Henson IMDB
222
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 2006
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223
The Great Mouse Detective 1986
  Flick Chart
224
The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
  Time Out
225 The Lord of the Rings (1978)   Time Out
226 The Peanuts Movie  
Game Designing
227 The Pirates! Band of Misfits  
Game Designing
228 The Prince of Egypt Brenda Chapman IMDB
229 The Rugrats Movie   Nerd Much
230 The Tale of the Fox (1930)   Time Out
231
The Transformers: The Movie 1986
  Flick Chart
232 The Wrong Trousers’ (1993)  
Rolling Stone
233 Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride  
Game Designing
234 When the Wind Blows (1986)   Time Out


20 Best Animation Films Sources/Lists



Source Article
Business Insider The 50 best animated movies of all time, according to critics | Business …
Chillopedia 20 Best Animated Movies of All Time – Chillopedia
Flick Chart The Top 100 Animation Movies of All Time – Flickchart
Game Designing The 100 Best Animated Movies of All Time | 2018 Edition
IMDB 100 Best Animated Movies Ever Made – IMDb
Indie Wire The Best Animated Movies of the 21st Century | IndieWire
Mental Floss The 10 Best Animated Movies Of All Time | Mental Floss
Movie Dash Top 10 Greatest Animated Movies Of All Time – Moviedash.com
MSN 100 Best Animated Movies of All Time – MSN.com
Nerd Much 20 Most Underrated Animated Movies of All-Time (Updated)
Ranker Best Animated Movies Ever | List of the Greatest Cartoon Films – Ranker
Rolling Stone 40 Greatest Animated Movies Ever – Rolling Stone
The Best Picks Best Animated Movies of All Time – The Best Picks.com
The Cinemaholic 10 Best Animated Movies of All Time – The Cinemaholic
Time The 25 All-TIME Best Animated Films | Time
Time Out Best animated movies ever made including Disney and … – Time Out
USA Today The 100 best animated movies of all time – USA Today
Variety 10 Greatest Animated Films for Adults – Variety
Watch Mojo Top 10 Animated Movies: All Time | WatchMojo.com
WTOP Best animated movies of all time | WTOP

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