Most Underrated Animated Films


The Top Ten

1 The Iron Giant

This is my favourite animated Warner bros movie of all time

Such a great movie and a HUGE part of my childhood. Kinda sad how underrated it is but literally no one has a clue what it is or has ever even heard of it!

With how everyone will tell you this movie is underrated now, it really has transcended being "underrated" (or what people REALLY mean, overlooked) and has become a modern animated classic along with The Lion King and Toy Story. - LarkwingFlight

One of Vin Diesel's finest roles. Other than Groot, of course.

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2 The Road To El Dorado

Oh, I remember my sister absolutely loved this movie when we were little. And we both still really like it, because it's extremely funny and has one of the best comedic duos in animated films. - Elric-san

Remember when Dreamworks made gold? Now they make garbage. - LarkwingFlight

How is THIS my favourite Dreamworks movie unironically? (my favourite ironically is Shrek) - DapperPickle

3 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
4 Bee Movie

This is no longer underrated.

This should be number one on this list one of my favorite cgi movies

5 Cars

Count me in guys. This movie is literally my first 5 years I was a mass of cells on this earth. Oh, did you know there is a super rare card VHS? One of my life goals is to own it.

Why do so much people hate it? This movie was part of my childhood. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I just don't understand the hate for the movie it was part of my childhood as well and overall it's one of my favorite animated films. Honestly I wish people would be at least a little more respectful to this movie because this was the last movie Joe Ranft worked on before his death and yet nobody seems to care.

You're Not Alone ModernSpongeBobSucks
This Was My Childhood Too!

6 Treasure Planet

Well done and good story

7 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Way better than Pocahontas.

8 A Bug's Life
9 Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Am I the only one who likes this movie? - Neonco31

I love this movie so much I bought the Blu-Ray release and watched it immediately twice in one day. The second time was with the Audio Commentary and let me just say the film still holds up with great characters, beautiful animation, a fantastic score by James Newton Howard, and an Awesome female lead named Kida (Cree Summer). This film is a must watch for Animation fans, Disney fans, Adventure fans, people who like 20,000 leagues under the sea type of stories to name a few.

It received mixed reviews upon initial release however it is phenomenal and deserves much more attention! I give the film a rating of 10/10.

10 Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius

So underrated.

The Contenders

11 Brother Bear
12 Over The Hedge

This movie is kind of a guilty pleasure for me. - KingFab

13 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
14 Antz
15 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
16 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

I love this movie

My Name Is Sy

This Is One Of My All Time Favorite Movies So Let's Say Let It Grow! - VideoGamefan5

17 Anastasia
18 Madagascar
19 The Emperor's New Groove
20 Ratatouille


SO EPIC! Am I the only one who used to watch this movie ALL the time?

21 An American Tail
22 The Lion King 2 - Simba's Pride
23 Osmosis Jones

Heck yes!

24 9
25 The Fox and the Hound
26 Pocahontas
27 The Angry Birds Movie

Don't get fooled by the weak, silly animation.

29 Monsters University
30 Rock & Rule
31 Balto

Toy Story was great, but I think this movie deserves a chance to shine.

32 The Aristocats

This is not terrible. I had it on video when I was little. You just don't understand 1970s movie's. If I was a 70s kid you would be sorry. But I'm a 90s kid so whatever.

33 The Good Dinosaur
34 Barnyard
35 Toy Story 3

This is UNDERrated, not overrated. - LarkwingFlight

36 Shrek The Third

It Sucks

37 The Great Mouse Detective
38 Hoodwinked!

Don't get fooled by the overly dull animation! Hoodwinked is on my list of "Top 10 Best Movies With Bad Animation". Also, Jambareeqi needs a new, positive perspective on Hoodwinked. - The Ultimate Daredevil

Really underrated,it has actually great writing. - ad48

39 Minions

This is anything but underrated.

40 The Thief And The Cobbler
41 The Black Cauldron
42 Song of the Sea

Why don't more people know about this movie?

I'm baffled at how obscure this movie is. If you're an animation fan you should watch this immediately

43 Escape from Planet Earth
44 Norm of the North

How is this ABOVE Bolt?! That movie was awesome! This movie is just complete garbage! A month of explosive diarrhea is more entertaining than this!

This movie is trash, don't waste your time

So underrated! - darthvadern

45 Kubo and the Two Strings

It's the highest-rated non-disney or pixar animated film ever, and yet pretty much nobody saw it. No, seriously, if you ask a hundred people about this movie, I bet about one of them would recall it.

46 Meet the Robinsons
47 The Secret of NIMH

This movie was my childhood. MY ENTIRE CHILDHOOD. Along with one of my friends too! Honestly, this was a masterpiece... - TheAlbinoWolf

Combine a Wonderful Musical Score and Brilliant Animation, and you've got a Film that the Whole Family will LOVE.

A g rated very dark said a bad word movie its very awesome - Tyoshi

48 The Legend of the Titanic

I've got a doodle book - Graffiti Doodle Mess Up A Masterpiece, its got Titanic sinking maybe I'll add an octopus lol.

49 Coraline

One of the best kids horrors

Definitively underrated, one of my favorite

50 Cars 2
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Top Remixes (7)

1. Brother Bear
2. The Road To El Dorado
3. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
1. Shrek The Third
2. The Good Dinosaur
3. Escape from Planet Earth
1. The Iron Giant
2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
3. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

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