The Top Ten Best Animated Films


The Top Ten

1 The Lion King

No movie rivals The Lion king. It will continue to make money for Disney for years to come. Loved everything about this movie, from the heartbreak to the singing to the redemption. All of it.

The Lion King was the peak of the 2D animation film genre. It was the most successful animated Disney film ever made, and is still the highest grossing traditionally animated feature film of all time. Musically and visually this was the highlight of the "Disney Renaissance", a period which broke film records multiple times within a decade with musicals based on existing stories. It has since been remade into a theatre production that is among the top 10 longest running performances in broadway history and has traveled the world This film deserves to be placed among the top three simply for the amount of success it has attained, as well as the amazing scenic imagery and music which today's animated films either lack or forgo for a cheap laugh.

This personally deserves to be #1 on the list, I was simply blown away by it - amazing plot, well-done music score/ songs, good characters, and Scar is the best villain Disney ever created and the best villain in an animated movie.

Controversial piece of dog poo that ruined everything and gave a real animal species (hyenas) a bad reputation. This movie deserves to be boycotted.

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2 Finding Nemo

This movie is cute and funny and where the hell is the lion king that should be number 1 lion king is the king of animated movies

Nostalgic and iconic, Pixar's films are the best

Finding Nemo is a family film, and has a cute storyline.

I love it and also the 3d one nabeel

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3 The Simpsons Movie

spider pig, spider pig, does what ever a spider pig does, can he swing from a web, no he can't cause he's a pig, look outt he's a spider pig - ali54

Ah! Homer Simpson, one of the most beloved dumbasses of the last century!

He paved the way for such characters as Bender from Futurama and Peter Griffin from Family Guy!

It rivals South Park the Movie not only as the greatest animated T.V. adaptation but also as the greatest T.V. adaptation period!

If there was no Homer Jay Simpson, there would be no Bender Bending Rodriguez, no Eric Cartman and no Peter Griffin.

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4 Toy Story

It's Toy Story how is this not 1st. This was all I watched as a child and The Simpsons Movie wasn't even that good, it just because it was the Simpsons. This was the film that made Pixar what it is today and is still their greatest film ever.

I agree with the guy who wrote the list! Toy story 3 is the best seconded by toy story 1, then lion king. This list is out of whack but simpsons movie was still good. Same thing goes for shrek and ice age

You should put Toy Story at number 1! - Stephen2

Best animation film ever! :)))

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5 Charlotte's Web

Which version are you talking about, liard302? The 1973 adaptation of "Charlotte's Web" or the 2006 adaptation of "Charlotte's Web" which the picture shows? Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure and Spider's Web: A Pig's Tail needs even more flack than you gave it!

It's annoying, it's got the wrong voices for people, it's stupid, and all the people I know hate it! I wish it didn't exist! - lizard302

6 Shrek

This is probably Eddie Murphy's best movie. As a child this was my favourite animated movie, a few years later (present time) it is still my favourite animated movie

Who doesn't love the big green guy? This movie certainly started a new age in animated movies! I also liked the Simpsons movie but it just insulted God way too much. - Oreanta

Shrek is love. Shrek is life. - Ross115

Everything about this movie is good. Characters, plot, moral, animation, voice acting. The memes are good but the movie is also good. The moral is that no matter who you are you can find true love. And you don't have to be perfect. I like shrek movie - Lunala

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7 Ice Age

I watched this movie a couple months ago with my little cousin and I forgot how much I liked this movie - Ajkloth

So funny and cute I love it

8 Bambi

SCREW FROZEN! Bambi is great!

9 Up

Not only does this movie have an excellent sense of humor, but its able to capture true love in the first 10 minutes of the movie with relative ease. This is a Pixar masterpiece.

Up is a happy film which is great and the plot is pretty decent. I think 98% on Rotten Tomatoes is a bit too much though. 8/10 - AlphaQ

This movie was amazing!

Hi. My name is Dug. - Pikachulover1

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10 The Fox and the Hound

The Contenders

11 The Incredibles

Seen it in theatres as a little boy, loved it since.

This movie desperately needs a sequel - Ajkloth

Overwhelmingly hyped for the sequel next year. This movie is my childhood.

12 Kung Fu Panda

This is my top animated movie! Engaging story and really funny! - Darkstar

Any one can achieve it

Yeah this film is pure genius. 9/10. I like the humor and stuff in this masterpiece. - AlphaQ

It shoul be at top at least

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13 Monsters, Inc.

No disrespect to Shrek, but there are reasons why The Animated Heroine prefers Monsters Inc over Shrek quite a bit for being heartfelt. This is useful to me. - The Ultimate Daredevil

This movie is great! Has a emotional ending!

14 Wall-E

Remarkable animation, timeless humor, and an excellent theme.

One of a kind!

2 words incredible movie I always thought ths movie was boring but when I recently watched it it was incredible!

Seriously this is number 7? This is my favorite cgi movie so far in my life!

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15 Chicken Run

Aardman is superior to Disney by a big margin. Chicken Run demonstrates the quality of Aardman Animations and why it makes Britain so proud. - jezza0

That Movie Is The Best

Aardman already prooved with their Wallace & Gromit shorts that they make exquisite stop motion. Chicken Run takes it up a few notches.

16 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Probably the funniest animated musical around. And this is coming from a guy who ain't that fond of musicals in the first place.

South Park is really funny and messed up at the same time. The plot is pretty well done too. 8.5/10 - AlphaQ

There's a funny retaliation gag to the Kyle's Mom Song

Kyle: Dude it's a lady getting poo-ed on
Stan: Woah! Is it Cartman's Mom?
Cartman: Oh very funny!
Kyle: Hey. It IS Cartman's Mom! - mom4

17 Toy Story 3

Where's Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius? Someone put it on this list so I can vote please?

18 The Little Mermaid

This tells you to follow your dreams that's why I want this higher please

Should be 19 and beauty and the beast after it

I wish this was higher

Such a cute movie my third favorite animated movie after 1 aladdian 2 lion king
And when I was a little kid I watched it as my favorite movie I'm a boy

19 The Rescuers

I hate this movie no one likes it sucks

Worst movie ever

20 Wreck-It Ralph

Seriously? This film sucks and is overrated! Take this film out of this list now!

Dat face though

Are you crazy? Wreck-It Ralph is one of the most underrated movies ever and deserves to be in the top 10 at least.

I think this is really good. The plot has been better than Lion King's and the humor is better than Up. 9/10 - AlphaQ

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21 Dumbo
22 Beauty and the Beast

What why 46 shame just shame

This should be after little mermaid

One of the best animated movies ever


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23 Finding Dory
24 Spirited Away

The very same night I watched Spirited Away for the first time I came to the conclusion that it was the greatest animated film of all time. The animation, the story, the messages, the characters, the character design, the world building, EVERYTHING is superior to all other animated films. The Incredibles, Lion King, Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Treasure Planet, Mask Of The Phantasm, Sinbad, NONE of them compare to this film. Hayao Miyazaki is truly the master.

I believe Spirited Away should at least be in the top ten. It's a beautifully animated masterpiece set in some world that seems magical and imaginative. It's not some basic story about a princess finding her prince, or about some hero saving the day. Instead it's a story of self growth. Chihiro is able to change from a rather whiny and spoiled kid to a person able to stand up for herself. And like all Miyazaki films, the movie teaches something about the importance of nature and balance.

Spirited away isn't a bunch of dumbass characters with an unstoppable flow of bad jokes its a beautiful and magical dream which leaves us spellbound.

I was 17, and this kept me interested.
enough said?
shrek can go back to the swamp. - sniktawekim

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25 Kung Fu Panda 2

This deserve to be in the top 10 best movies ever

I love Lord Shen!


26 Big Hero 6

88? Seriously should be in the top 5. Best animated movie.

Stupid movei

27 Despicable Me

The best movie I've ever seen.
Literally, the best.

28 The Adventures of Tintin

One of the most ambitious animated features so far. It feels just like a classic Spielberg adventure film. Of course Steven Spielberg himself helmed this epic motion capture digimation. Simba can go back to the filthy jungle.

With an all star British cast including Jamie Bell, Simom Pegg, Nick Frost, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig, you can't go wrong. Plus it has pedigree in the form of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. - Peter0

Steven Spielberg's first foray into motion capture digimation. Stars Jamie Bell, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg among others. - Dale

Once you get past the fact that this is a motion capture digimation, then you're in for a wild adventure.

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29 A Bug's Life

This is 10X better than Toy story and allot troll face funny

30 The Nightmare Before Christmas

This has been a favorite of mine since I was a child and that is one thing that has never changed. Tim Burton does have some great movies.

31 Shrek 2
32 How to Train Your Dragon

My favourite movie

As a huge fan of animated movies, especially those from Disney/Pixar and Dreamworks, I have seen almost all of these movies at least once. But, I must say, none were nearly as great as this one. I have watched How to Train Your Dragon numerous times and have never gotten bored even for a moment.

How To Train Your Dragon has to be one of my favorite movies. It has spectacular graphics, a beautiful soundtrack, great voice actors. I never get bored of this movie and if you haven't seen it already, I highly suggest that you watch it.

Why is this so low?

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33 Cars

Better than Frozen.

Love this film

34 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

I can't believe people think the sequel is better than this. This would've been an awesome series finale if Nickelodeon didn't want more money.

What would've been the conclusion to the show still holds as one of my most memorable moments.

The SpongeBob Movie is awesome! But to be honest I think the Sponge out of water one is better! - lizard302

35 Inside Out

Art in it's purest form, just watch the first 10 minutes and tell me if u like it - ass23

Explores emotion theory, enough said

36 Rango

As far as Western parody/pastiche movies go Rango is on top of the pecking order.

37 Toy Story 2

This one was the best. - darthvadern

Is this movie forgotten? Only 23rd place?

38 Frozen

Should be higher up the list. Good plot music and storyline.

A brilliant new Disney film! I loved it and I think it needs to be higher on this list! The characters, the plot and even the soundtrack are excellent! I applaud the creator of this film!

This movie is SUPER overrated! And that's why I don't like this junk movie!

Tangled is better. (enough' said)

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39 The Iron Giant

This movie is beautiful

How is this 89? It should be in the top ten!

Definitely deserves to be in TTT! - keycha1n

Easily the best animated film I've ever seen...and believe me, I'm not just saying that because of nostalgia either. Don't believe me? Well then, just try looking up almost any scene in it involving Dean, Mansley and/or the Giant :D - xandermartin98

40 Lady and the Tramp
41 101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians is one of the greatest Disney classics with a heart warming plot and a thoroughly entertaining plot. Still not the best, but pretty darn amazing. 8/10

How many times! Boring! - lizard302

It's stpid

42 Batman: The Killing Joke

Best superhero animated film I’ve ever watched! Mark Hamill is the best Joker around the world! Better than Heath Ledger’s Joker. - asantalo

43 Sleeping Beauty

Please I want this to go higher I love this movie and charechters

44 Galaxy Express 999
45 The Jungle Book

It may be a bit old but that doesn't mean it isn't THE BEST! - Shubbie999

46 Oliver & Company

Its arsome and sexy dog Dodger

47 Cinderella


48 Aladdin

Go high34

Go higher

49 Fantasia

Named the second greatest animated film by the Online Film Critic's Society, one of the 100 greatest American films on the AFI Top 100 list in 1998, and named the fifth greatest animated film by the AFI.

Best Disney Film ever. Chernabog is the best villain that Disney created. - asantalo

50 Fantastic Planet
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1. The Fox and the Hound
2. Charlotte's Web
3. Bambi
1. Finding Nemo
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