Top 10 Most Underrated Animated Movies of the 2010s


The Top Ten

1 Kubo and the Two Strings

I love this movie. - Cartoonfan202

Just saw it a week ago and I LOVED it. Although I feel like only a more mature audience will be able to truly appreciate it for what it is. - Anonymousxcxc

The animation looks pretty. - RaccoonCartoon

This movie, a complete masterpiece, didn't make its production budget. Meanwhile, crap like Ice Age 5 and Emoji Movie make very high amounts.

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2 Megamind

The brain of a villain with the heart of a hero. What's not to like? It was quirky and unusual plus it had great music. I loved Megamind's character. He was the the underdog that was always living in the hero's shadow. He just wanted to be appreciated and noticed and when he wasn't he decided to be a villain. I enjoyed watching his character evolve into a hero. The movie had it all: humor, action, romance, and diabolical dance numbers. - NerdBunny

Aside from the cliched unoriginal storytelling, Megamind had some decent jokes, good voice acting, beautiful animation, fantastic action, and an outstanding soundtrack with songs such as Back in Black and Welcome to the Jungle. I was disappointed this movie never got the fame and sequels it's rival Despicable Me got all these years, because it really deserved more than it got. - Disneykid00

I was surprised at how clever the humor was in this one. I have to say, this was a lot better than what I expected. It's deserving of a high place on this list, for sure. - cjWriter1997

Might not have been an absolute favorite, but this is one of dreamworks most underrated - Phillip873

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3 Paranorman

I like this movie. It is about a boy who can talk to ghost and everyone thinks he is crazy but depend on him to save them all in the end. I think it is a really good animated movie. - lolsy

Really fun and scary, kept me interested throughout.

4 Rise of the Guardians

Yes! I really enjoyed this movie and I like the fact all our holiday heroes e.g. Santa. Are all one. Like the Nightmare Before Christmas, it was an very good movie and one of the best that year for animation and Dreamworks alike. - lolsy

One of DreamWorks most beautiful films. - cjWriter1997

It's quite a sweet movie


Well Jack Frost's Fanbase Is Overrated, But That Doesn't Make Him A Bad Character. - JPK

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5 Shaun the Sheep Movie

I have ALWAYS loved both Shaun the Sheep Wallace and Gromit. This movie was hilarious and brought me back to my childhood

I don't understand why this movie is so underrated. It is amazing and full of good humor for the whole family to join in on.

I couldn't care less about the whole 'underrated' criteria a ton of lists have overused on here, though I absolutely loved this movie. Animated comedies nowadays definitely need to take inspiration from this movie's hilarious quirks! - Entranced98

My top 3 favorite stop-motion movies
1. Chicken Run
2. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
3. Shaun the Sheep Movie - PeeledBanana

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6 Epic

Blue Sky's creativity went through the roof with this to me. I really enjoyed and wish it did better than Ice Age 4 and Rio 2. I found it better and people missed a chance with this. - lolsy

It was okay, I guess it is too generic. (That three-legged pug though.) - TristGamer

This movie was alright. I was the only one who did a tiny giggle in the cinema. - RaccoonCartoon

This movie was horrible - TwilightKitsune

7 The Book of Life

Amazing movie but not talked about - lolsy

Saw it yesterday, was amazed. - 445956

Watched this one in my Spanish II class. I wish I saw it earlier because I thought it was a charmingly good movie with a very interesting animation style - Phillip873

My aunt actually worked on this. I fell in love with it when it came out on Bluray. I only hope Disney can avoid ripping this off when they make Coco.

8 Frankenweenie

Underrated as hell man. Not talked about enough because I found it better than Shrek and Shrek 2. I found it amazing. - lolsy

This is a great film but a bit scary for younger kids

9 Monsters University

It was okay for the most part but I felt it should've been a sequel instead of a prequel. I want to know what happens with Sully and Boo! - cjWriter1997

I agree, I want to know what happens after the end of Monsters Inc - PeeledBanana

I'm going to be honest and say I found this underrated. It's a good origin story. Not Pixar at their best but it's not at its worst like people say - Phillip873

I honestly thought this was a great movie and way more developed than the two previous Pixar movies Brave and Cars 2. - Mcgillacuddy

I don't agree quite frankly. Its meh at most. But yea it is certainly better than Cars 2 - enderderp

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10 Arthur Christmas

A great Christmas movie, this is great Christmas movie and I like the fact it is catching with modern times and like it for that fact - lolsy

You Put This Here Because I Liked The Movie... - VideoGamefan5

Great movie and one of Aardman's best. Funny, charming and very Christmasy, this feel-great film should hopefully become a festive favourite in the future. - Mrveteran

The Contenders

11 The Pirates! Band of Misfits

This movie looks hilarious yet heartwarming and beautiful. - AinezoChan

I like this movie because it is British so that makes everything better. And they could do with pirates increased the possiblites of Aardman animation. - lolsy

12 Rio

I like it a lot - PeeledBanana

13 Home (2015)

Home is such a great film :( - AinezoChan

This movie was lame, and we didn't need Sheldon's annoying voice in the form of an alien octopus thing. The cat was cute, though. - RaccoonCartoon

This Movie Sucks And It Has One Of The Worst Singers Ever In It, Rihh-Anna, - VideoGamefan5

14 The Good Dinosaur

I liked this movie. The landmark looked so realistic I actually thought it was a real photo with animated dinosaurs. - RaccoonCartoon

I actually kinda liked this movie. Granted, it's far from Pixar's best but it wasn't bad at all. - Mcgillacuddy

I think this movie is popular and underrated too. - AinezoChan

The story was just bland to me, I guess it just wasn't something people were looking for. - TristGamer

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15 The Boxtrolls

I like the fact that most of my animated movies on this list as Stop-Motion animation. It is great and creative movie throughout and give it a watch. - lolsy

One of the most overrated movies of 2014. Whenever someone says that they don't like The Boxtrolls in favor of Big Hero 6, they get thumbed down. >:(

16 The Peanuts Movie
17 Rango

Haha! I remember watching this as a kid. - AinezoChan

This may have been made by Nickelodeon (the company that brought us The Thundermans, Sanjay & Craig, Deadtime Stories, The Mighty B., Nick Jr., the Fred Figglehorn franchise, Fanboy & Chum-Chum, Barnyard, the recent Dan Schneider Nickcoms like Sam & Cat, Henry Danger, Zoey 101 and Game Shakers), but Rango takes place in the Old West and does not pander to little kids like genders are COMPLETELY different from each other.

18 Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
19 It's Such a Beautiful Day

Amazing and beautiful movie

This whole movie is such a beautiful day! - The Ultimate Daredevil

20 Puss in Boots

Can't believe my sister used to play this movie over and over. It was still cute, though. - RaccoonCartoon

This one is pretty funny too. I liked it more than some of the Shrek films. - cjWriter1997

For a spinoff movie, this is a pretty good movie! - Phillip873

Very underrated dreamworks movie that has been regonised as good movie like a prequel but a very good one and I really enjoyed this movie - lolsy

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Megamind
2. Paranorman
3. Monsters University
1. The Book of Life
2. Kubo and the Two Strings
3. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
1. Arthur Christmas
2. Epic
3. Kubo and the Two Strings

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