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 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

2 The Incredibles

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

Definitely a great movie - darthvadern

3 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

Easily the best of the toy stories - PeeledBanana

Worst of the series but I still like it - darthvadern

4 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 movie was really great. Definitely one of the best animated movies ever made. - RadioHead03

Self-moderated. Really?

EDIT: Well at least it isn't anymore - darthvadern

5 Finding Nemo

This is a wonderful classic - darthvadern

6 Wreck-It Ralph

Specifically the original one. The sequel was not good.

7 Coco

Amazing but doesn't deserve top two - darthvadern

8 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.

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

The Contenders

11 The Wind Rises

Really good - darthvadern

12 Kubo and the Two Strings

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

13 How to Train Your Dragon
14 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

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

15 The Lego Movie

Not a fan - darthvadern

16 Shrek 2

Yes amazing - darthvadern

17 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
18 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;resurrection
19 WALL·E

Great. - B1ueNew

20 A Letter to Momo
21 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
22 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks
23 Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
24 Steamboy
25 The Boy and the Beast
26 Frozen
27 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

28 The Simpsons Movie
29 Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
30 From Up on Poppy Hill
31 Inside Out
32 Summer Wars
33 Zootopia
34 Patema Inverted
35 Tangled
36 Moana
37 Finding Dory
38 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
39 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.

40 The Addams Family
41 Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of Were-Rabbit
42 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Detonation
43 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 1st
44 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A's
45 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection
46 Ralph Breaks the Internet
47 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

48 Cars

Go boi - sonictiger

49 Trolls
50 The Secret Life of Pets
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