Best Stop Motion Animated Movies


The Top Ten

1 Coraline

This is easily my favorite. The story is well driven, the characters are well acted out, and not too scary, but scary enough for such a story.

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 :))

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2 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.

3 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

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

Good Ass Stop Motion

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 Shaun the Sheep Movie
16 Isle of Dogs
17 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.

18 Early Man

Eh... it was alright - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

19 James and the Giant Peach
20 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.

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

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

28 My Life as a Courgette
29 Missing Link
30 Klay World: Off the Table
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Top Remixes (9)

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

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