Top Ten Best Movies from Sony Pictures Animation

The following list compiles the best movies produced by the Sony Pictures Animation branch of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Top Ten

1 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is possibly the best Sony Pictures Animation movie to ever be produced. Sure it doesn't stay that much true to the source material book adaptation. But the movie makes it up for its fun and enjoyable execution that delivers creative writing with an inventive script, really funny comedy, clever gags and great plucky characters. On top of that, it also offers one of the best Pete Oswald's unique and cartoony art style of Animation that works very well in CGI, with fluent movement and fast-paced slapstick; it fits the silly and goofy premise of the movie. I loved this movie! - UltimateReviewer

Rewatching this movie, I can safely say it was absolutely brilliant. - iliekpiez

Animat would explode if he saw this list

This is one of the only few good movies made by Sony. This is a Masterpiece.

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2 Surf's Up

This movie was my childhood I legitimately used to watch it 7 times a day

Great - iliekpiez

best movie

This was terrible - darthvadern

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3 Arthur Christmas

I love this movie - iliekpiez

I haven't seen this movie, but I'm sure it is good. - EpicJake

It's awesome, EpicJake! If you hate Justin Bieber, please overlook that flaw. Aardman is the reason why Sony Pictures Animation has a slight amount of good movies, along with the original Sony Pictures Animation movies.

I love this movie. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

4 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Let me tell you a story as I write this in 2018. A year ago, I found myself at the movie theater, ready to purchase a ticket for Pixar's Coco. But while I was doing that, I saw an elder black woman purchasing some tickets for her and her grandsons to go see Sony's The Star. In my mind, I was flabbergasted that Sony Pictures Animation would be getting any money from them that holiday season when they deserved to see a much better movie with Coco rather than a movie by the same animation studio who made the reviled summer disaster that was The Emoji Movie.

Zoom right to 2018 and I'm at that same movie theater. Only this time, I wasn't giving my money to Disney or Pixar. This time, I gave my money to Sony. And let me tell you, for every second of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse that I saw, every penny that went into the ticket I bought to go see it was totally worth it. Into the Spider-Verse isn't just quite arguably the best Spider-Man film to come out in recent years. It was ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This deserves to be number 1 not that cartoony garbage that is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Powerful storytelling mixed with stunning animation, Spider-Man just re-invented animation. 10/10

Best Animated Movie of 2018, and the best Superhero movie!

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5 Hotel Transylvania

I really liked it - iliekpiez

I love Mavis


It's got great animation and lovable characters.

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6 The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Underrated - iliekpiez

They made this movie? I thought the people who made shaun the sheep did...

It is one of my favorite movies. - RalphBob

7 Open Season

One of the only good Sony movies

Sucks - iliekpiez

This was terrible, the jokes in particular - darthvadern

It reminds me Native Americans, mountains, Australia, you name it... - The Ultimate Daredevil, describing mainly the animation of Open Season favorably

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8 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Rocks - darthvadern

Sucks - iliekpiez

So good

9 The Angry Birds Movie

Make this number one please

This movie was pretty bad - darthvadern

Dab on dem hatas

Sucks - iliekpiez

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10 The Smurfs

Not as bad as the sequel but pretty weird - darthvadern

I like Smurfette because Katy Perry is playing her

Terrible - iliekpiez

The Contenders

11 Hotel Transylvania 2

Decent - iliekpiez

It was decent I guess, at least it wasn't bad - darthvadern

This film was ok, but nowhere near as good as the original.

This should be in number 2

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12 Sausage Party

I really liked it - iliekpiez

It's great. But there are some scenes (+18).

Funny gags,solid story,memorable characters,you name it.


13 Goosebumps

I love jack black and this is a really fun movie

14 Monster House

I like this movie fine - iliekpiez


This movie also isn't made by Sony Pictures Animation. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

15 The Emoji Movie

I love this movie! This is my favorite movie! My favorite characters are Gene and Jailbreak, they are so cute!

Why tf is this movie on the list ;/

I hate this movie with a passion - iliekpiez

Who put this movie on the list

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16 The Smurfs 2

Worse than the first. - iliekpiez

Screw this movie. I wish Smurfette were gooshed for being whiny. Crying like babies is not what good girls do.

17 Smurfs: The Lost Village

Mediocre - iliekpiez

It is way more faithful (to its original source material) than the live-action The Smurfs duology.

I want to see this! -trollsfan536

18 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
19 Open Season 3

Actuality scared silly is the worst movie in the franchise not the 3rd movie and besides scared silly all of the other films in the franchise are good.

This is easily the worst in the franchise.

20 The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow
21 Peter Rabbit
22 Open Season 2
23 The Star

Creative and engaging animated rendition of the ageless story of Christ's birth. WELL DONE.

24 Surf's Up 2: Wavemania
25 Open Season: Scared Silly
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