Top 10 Darkest Non-Disney Animated Movies

Disney isn't the only one who can make incredibly dark animated movies plenty of other studios have managed to make animated movies that are not only dark but downright disturbing,

The Top Ten

1 Grave of the Fireflies
2 Plague Dogs (1982)
3 Watership Down

A lot of graphic violence with rabbits killing each other. - egnomac

4 The Prince of Egypt

There is a scene Where Water turns to blood.

Fun fact: this is made by the same person who worked on The Lion King and The Black Cauldron.

The Prince of Egypt may be a PG film but in my opinion, it's not a kids film. The film has many children dying ( one on-screen ) from either crocodiles, plauges, and a spirit called The Angel of Death. The film ends with thousands of Egyptians drowning and dying in The Red Sea,
killing half of the entire cast.

An animation adaption of the 1956 movie The Ten Commandments and they don't hold back on anything. - egnomac

5 Ringing Bell

The movie is about a baby lamb who's mother is killed by a wolf and the lamb wants to kill the wolf in retaliation, he is eventually taken under the wolf's wing so he too can become more like him when the lamb grows up he turns into this very dark and grotesque ram with devil like horns, the wolf orders him to attack the sheep house that he grew up in he almost does it but is unable to and instead kills the wolf and all the sheep reject him because of what he has become and ends up becoming a loner. - egnomac

Definitely Top 10 material.

Narrator : here we experience the delicate first seconds of a domesticated sheep. But who would expect such a sweet lamb to also be... A NATURAL BORN KILLER! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’ฃ


6 The Adventures of Mark Twain

That claymation is kind of creepy at times. ESPECIALLY with The Mysterious Stranger.

7 Coraline

Scary as a kid and still now - BreakFastBeast2005

Dark and creepy the story of a girl who is lead through a door in her new house that leads to a parallel similar to her own world only better only to find its all a trap set up by Other Mother who wants to lure Coraline into her world so she devour her. - egnomac

8 When the Wind Blows

This movie is not only dark but incredibly depressing about an retired couple who survive a bomb blast and find nearly everything destroyed by the nuclear bomb blast and as days pass they get sick from exposure to the radioactive fallout but continue to be in complete denial being assured that everything is going to be all right despite things getting worst the movie ends with the dying couple getting into paper sacks as they crawl back into the shelter as they prepare for the inevitable. - egnomac

9 Animal Farm
10 Felidae

A really good movie but REALLY dark. - xXEnglishGothXx

The Contenders

11 Sausage Party

It may be an animated movie for adults but its pretty dark taking place mostly at a supermarket where food comes to life who sing to the gods aka the humans and look forward to being chosen and taken to the great beyond which is all a lie as most of them quickly realize the horrifying truth that awaits them after leaving the store. - egnomac

12 ParaNorman

I'm not gonna lie to you: I was actually kinda of scared of this movie when I was first saw it as a kid, but when I watched again as I got a little older, it's actually one of my favorites now. A word of advice, though: don't show any movies like this to your little ones, at least until they're old enough to watch them.

A story about a kid who can see ghosts and has everyone thinking his's crazy who then must prevent the ghost of a witch from coming back and releasing her vengeance who actually turns out to be a little girl with bizarre powers who was sentenced to death by some settlers accusing her of witchcraft. - egnomac

13 The Secret of NIMH

Don Bluth's first major animated movie considered to be his best had plenty of dark moments including the flashback to when the rats were experimented on by the people of NIMH, Mrs. Brisby going to see the great owl knowing how dangerous it is and the possibility that she could get eaten then in the movie's climax main villain Jenner plots to have Nicodemus assassinated so he can easily convince the others to stay at the farm and continue to leech off the farmers resources which succeeds then leads to a deadly battle with Justin all while Mrs. Brisby's home with her family sinking. - egnomac

14 The Last Unicorn
15 Akira

This should be higher. It's the forest movie ever.

16 9

Go back to the source - TwilightKitsune

17 Monster House
18 Ghost in the Shell
19 Perfect Blue
20 Where the Dead Go to Die
21 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
22 Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew
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Top Remixes

1. Grave of the Fireflies
2. Plague Dogs (1982)
3. Watership Down


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