Best Stop Motion Animated Movies


The Top Ten

1 Coraline

Best story line for an animated movie. Most intense, really enjoyable film.

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

Simply the best, fun, terrifying and mysterious!

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 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 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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

5 Fantastic Mr. Fox

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

2nd under Chicken Run.

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).

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.)

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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

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

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

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 Isle of Dogs
18 Shaun the Sheep Movie
19 The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
20 A Town Called Panic

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 Dougal and the Blue Cat
22 The Wind In the Willows
23 Robbie the Reindeer
24 Gumby: The Movie
25 The Adventures of Mark Twain

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

26 My Life as a Courgette
27 Early Man
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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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