Top 10 Best Theatrical Animated Movies of the 2000s and 2010s

Now for the upside of things for this list we will be looking back at the best theatrical animated movies released in the 2000's and 2010's decade.

The Top Ten

1 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

After that disaster that was the Emoji movie along with a series of other stinkers it almost seemed like Sony Pictures Animation would never be able to recover but to everyone's surprise Sony surprised everyone with Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse with its unique premise and stunning visuals which garnered an academy award for best animated movie of 2018. - egnomac

Yes. I agree with this being the top spot although Incredibles and Up are close too. - B1ueNew

This was really good! - sonictiger

Self-moderated. Really? - darthvadern

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2 Coco

Amazing but doesn't deserve top two - darthvadern

3 Spirited Away

The second animated movie in history to win an academy award for best animated feature in 2002 from studio Ghibli which follows a young girl Chihiro who must save her and her parents by working at a bathhouse for the spirits while giving up her own name to Yubaba the witch who runs it as Chihiro must summon up the courage ans strength to free her parents and escape the spirit world. - egnomac

Now THIS should be at the top in my opinion - darthvadern

4 Kubo and the Two Strings

Great but my opinion has recently gotten twisted a bit - darthvadern

5 The Incredibles

A movie that follows a family of superheroes what more could you ask. - egnomac

Definitely a great movie - darthvadern

6 The Wind Rises
7 The Lego Movie

Not a fan - darthvadern

8 When Marnie Was There
9 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
10 Shrek 2

Yes amazing - darthvadern

The Contenders

11 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;resurrection
12 Finding Nemo

This is a wonderful classic - darthvadern

13 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
14 Toy Story 3

The 3rd sequel in the Toy Story franchise though not as good as Toy Story 2 but it still managed to be both entertaining and emotional and would have been the perfect finale to an already great franchise before Toy Story 4 came around. - egnomac

Worst of the series but I still like it - darthvadern

15 Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
16 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks
17 Frozen
18 From Up on Poppy Hill
19 Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
20 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Good but isn't deserving of anywhere near the top ten in my opinion - darthvadern

21 Shrek

I get the feeling the internet memes surrounding this movie have overshadowed how good it actually is. I seriously think that it's the best animated movie outside of the Disney/Pixar stuff that usually dominates these kinds of lists. Even including them this is top ten, maybe even top five all time best. Also, I'm surprised Shrek 2 got on this list before the original.

22 Inside Out
23 Tangled
24 Moana
25 Wreck-It Ralph

Specifically the original one. The sequel was not good.

26 Finding Dory
27 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
28 It's Such a Beautiful Day

Had a limited theatrical release, so it counts. EXTREMELY underrated, and blows all the overrated Ghibli trash out of the water.

29 The Addams Family
30 Zootopia
31 Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of Were-Rabbit
32 Road to El Dorado

Really underappreciated animated movie from the 2000's that follows Miguel and Tulio who go on an epic journey to find the city of El Dorado the city of gold and when they arrive at their destination they are mistaken for gods and must put on the charade long enough to make off with the gold. - egnomac

33 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Detonation
34 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 1st
35 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A's
36 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection
37 The Simpsons Movie
38 Ralph Breaks the Internet
39 How to Train Your Dragon
40 Rise of the Guardians

Such a shame this movie bombed it had a really nice premise with a young boy Jack Frost who is recruited by several other guardians like the tooth fairy, Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman as they face off against Pitch Black who plans to engulf the world into darkness. - egnomac

41 Cars

Go boi - sonictiger

42 Trolls
43 The Secret Life of Pets
44 The Secret Life of Pets 2
45 Cars 3
46 Big Hero 6
47 The Iron Giant

Great. - B1ueNew

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Top Remixes

1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
2. Coco
3. Spirited Away
1. The Wind Rises
2. When Marnie Was There
3. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya


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