Best Stop Motion Animated Movies


The Top Ten

1 Coraline

Simply a horrific masterpiece. Powerful story telling mixed with strangely captivating animation is a great horror and animated movie, without cgi or blood.

I like it

First watched this at the age of 8 in 2009, immediately became my favourite movie, and has continued to be my favourite movie for almost 10 years. And I think it will be forever. It's absolutely mesmerising. I've surely seen it at least 20 times and still notice some hidden detail I hadn't seen before every time. And that soundtrack! wow. Watching Coraline makes me want to work as an animator. So glad this is at #1 :))

The art style is amazing, and scary!

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2 Chicken Run

I love the music in the start

Lol, I love Ginger, the roosters, and a few others. I own this as well! ^•^ - ScourgetheHedgehog

It’s my favourite stop motion animated film of all time

3 The Nightmare Before Christmas

This should be #1

From the mind of Tim Burton, this is clearly the best. With bueatiful animation, catchy musical numbers, and good voice acting.

4 Fantastic Mr. Fox

I’ll over this so much. But where is Isle Of Dogs!

2nd under Chicken Run.

Great movie, great cast, and an amazing director this movie is my favorite movie ever

5 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

I also have this. I love all the Wallace&Gromit things! ^_^ - ScourgetheHedgehog

6 Corpse Bride


I love this tim burton film

7 ParaNorman

Paranorman made me cry

One of my all time favourites!

8 The Pirates! Band of Misfits

I have this, too! X-P - ScourgetheHedgehog

9 Frankenweenie
10 Kubo and the Two Strings

SO GOOD! that's all I can say this mvie was beautiful and moving. the animeation is absolutely stunning with vibrant visuals and a heart warming story (plot holes aside).

Animation: 10/10
Story: 9/10
Characters: 10/10 (except the 🐒)
Pacing: 10/10
Everything about this screams beautiful. 👍😀

The Contenders

11 Mary and Max

My favorite movie on this list is ParaNorman, but Mary and Max is a close second. The reason that I voted for this instead of ParaNorman is because I think it deserves some love. Let's get Mary and Max to the top five. - rob5

12 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Great holiday classic. It’s a shame SJWs say it’s “problematic.” (It’s not.)

13 9

Just because it's a Tim Burton movie doesn't mean it's stop motion - Mcgillacuddy

This isn't stop motion. - FondaSu

14 The Lego Movie

Lego is awesome the toys are awesome the movie is awesome the theme park is awesome people can make tons of cash making Lego and I'm like 24 years old and still play with Lego

This want even stop motion

Sorry to tell you, but this isn’t stop motion - MrCoolC

Ok, 1. This wasnt even stopmotion. They animated it so it would LOOK like stopmotion. 2. This movie is awesome. - MUSHROOM

15 James and the Giant Peach
16 The Boxtrolls

Some people didn't like this movie that much, but I really enjoyed it. While the story is a little lacking, it's characters, humor, animation and score are all incredible and it makes for a great film. I don't think it's the best, but it should definitely be higher.

17 Shaun the Sheep Movie
18 Isle of Dogs
19 A Town Called Panic

Very good put subtitles on if you speak english

Well, this movie was made in Belgium and I think this is very underrated. Well, it's kinda hard to see one character with numbers of movements/poses in one frame.

20 Early Man
21 The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
22 Dougal and the Blue Cat
23 The Wind In the Willows
24 Robbie the Reindeer
25 Gumby: The Movie
26 The Adventures of Mark Twain

If you can get past the mysterious stranger part, then this is a pretty good movie.

27 My Life as a Courgette
28 Anomalisa
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Kubo and the Two Strings
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox
3. Coraline
1. Coraline
2. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
3. Corpse Bride
1. Chicken Run
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Coraline

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