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Best 40 Animated Movies of All Time

Updated on 4 February 2023 by Ritesh kumar

  • Animation is a one of the best way to make movie.With animation Filmmakers are not bounded by any physical laws of the Earth, so their characters can do incredible things.Animated movies can show you the worlds that can only be imagined And as technology more advance every day and animated movies are getting easier to make. Many Computer animation movies had made in top 50 best list of IMDb. Pixar first started the whole computer animated movie business with their ground breaking movie in 1995 was Toy Story. So, if you're looking for a movie that you can watch with kids,then you watch some animated movie.
    Here our Best 40 Animated Movies of All Time:

  • zootopia


    IMDb Rating: 8/10 (over 504k votes)
    Release Year:2016
    Duration: 1h 48m
    Director: Rich Moore, Byron Howard

    Zootopia Is One of the best animated to watch because of all characters is brilliant specially The slow mottion moment,it was so funny I cantstop laughing.Judy Hopps It's a Great Hero that saved an entire city. This movie has such great moments of racism and life lessons. we think it's the best computer animated Disney movie ever.There's nothing like you've ever seen with this amazing heart touching Disney movie.

  • WALL-E


    IMDb Rating: 8.4/10 (over 1.1M votes)
    Release Year:2008
    Duration:1h 38m
    Director:Andrew Stanton

    WALL-E is the best CGI movie of all time.The movie is about 700 years in the future, Where a city of skyscrapers rises up from the land. A closer view reveals that the skyscrapers are all constructed out of garbage, neatly compacted into squares or bales and piled on top of one another. The movie is about WALL-E, the last of the functioning solar-powered robots. Story of the movie is on whole another level.

  • spider man

    3.Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    IMDb Rating: 8.4/10 (over 537k votes)
    Release Year:2018
    Duration:1h 56m
    Director: Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is great animation of Spider-Man with extraodinary comedy,emotions and beautifully delivered the power of friendship and togetherness. The movie has a story line where multiple, parallel universes collide. The great aspect of this film is how it builds an emotional relationship with the audience in very less screen time.

  • Spirited Away

    4.Spirited Away

    IMDb Rating: 8.6/10 (over 770k votes)
    Release Year:2001
    Duration:2h 5m
    Director:Hayao Miyazaki

    Spirited Away is a work of magic that you shouldn’t miss the movie to watch. It is an unforgettable, thrilling and enchanting anime movie.This is one of the best movie watch. Studio Ghibli is from Japan, and there are many movies from it like Howl’s Moving Castle, War Of The Fireflies, Whisper Of The Heart, and My Neighbour Totoro. You will definitely love Spirited Away if you are an anime fan. Even if you hate anime, you need to watch this masterpiece.

  •  how to train your Dragon

    5.How to train your Dragon

    IMDb Rating: 8.1/10 (over 746k votes)
    Release Year:2010
    Duration: 1h 38m
    Director:Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois

    How to train your Dragon is one of a best movie to watch. It's such a beautiful, fun, heartwarming to watch .The movie has shown soft heart and the biggest empathy for the Dragon that I just can't help but fall in love with, not just the world they built but also, the connection each character has with each other.

  •  ratatouille


    IMDb Rating: 7.5/10 (over 749k votes)
    Release Year:2016
    Duration:1h 55m
    Director:Scott Derrickson

    Ratatouille is a best animated movie produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. This is a very heartwarming, PG, happy-ending movies that families tend to watch together. This is movie about a young rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a chef.The rat lives in the sewers of Paris with his rat family, but his passion for cooking leads him to venture into the city, where he ends up in the kitchen of a famous restaurant. The movie was a commercial success with collection over $620 million worldwide and also won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2008.

  • Wreck-It Ralph

    7.Wreck-It Ralph

    IMDb Rating: 7.7/10 (over 428k votes)
    Release Year:2012
    Duration:1h 41m
    Director:Rich Moore

    Wreck-It Ralph is a fantastic Disney Movie.We love how Ralph the main character is on a quest to prove that he can be good. He wins a medal from another arcade game and uses it to show his coolness but he realizes that he doesn't need a medal to prove he's a good person.

  • Kung Fu Panda

    8.Kung Fu Panda

    IMDb Rating: 7.6/10 (over 477k votes)
    Release Year:2008
    Duration:1h 32m
    Director:John Stevenson, Mark Osborne

    Kung Fu Panda will always be one of everyone favorite animated movies. This movie has it all great story, amazing characters and character arcs. This movie definitely an entertaining and fun and epic animated movie to watch.

  •  up


    IMDb Rating: 8.3/10 (over 1M votes)
    Release Year:2009
    Duration:1h 36m
    Director: Pete Docter

    This movie was one of my favorites when I was growing up.In this movie two lovebirds getting married, and The Wife dying. Carl is such an amazing character, who would do absolutely anything to fulfill his dream of going to paradise falls with his wife Ellie. They were unfortunately unable to do that together due to real life problems, such as bills, car wrecks, Injuries and House replacement. During those life problems, they thought they are going to be pregnant with their first child, but after a few months,she is suffering a miscarriage and then we learned that she was now infertile. She falls into a deep depression soon after, so Carl shows his wife her old Adventure Book, reminding her of the promise that first brought them together, and they begin to plan a trip to Paradise Falls, as they had always wanted.

  •  despicable me

    10.Despicable Me

    IMDb Rating: 7.6/10 (over 552k votes)
    Release Year:2010
    Duration:1h 35m
    Director:Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

    Despicable Me is not just a movie but a work of art and a masterpiece. The way the Gru, goes from a cold-hearted loner to a loving, caring father who would put his life on the line for his girls truly captures what life is all about that is family. In our opinion, Gru is the greatest character, not only in film but in fiction itself.

  •  Frozen


    IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 (over 630k votes)
    Release Year:2013
    Duration: 1h 42m
    Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

    Frozen is based on the fairy tale “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Anderson. This is one of the best musicals animated movie created by Disney.The casting and song is perfect as all the main character.

  • Big Hero 6

    12.Big Hero 6

    IMDb Rating: 7.8/10 (over 467k votes)
    Release Year:2014
    Duration: 1h 42m
    Director:Chris Williams, Don Hall

    Big Hero 6 great movie to watch with visuals and animation are absolutely stunning. The movie really feels you in for the first hour with the two brothers and an amazing showcase of technology and science. It has a great combination of humor and technology throughout the film that makes it a great to watch with family .

  •  Inside Out

    13.Inside Out

    IMDb Rating: 8.2/10 (over 720k votes)
    Release Year:2015
    Duration:1h 35m
    Director:Pete Docter

    Inside Out idea behind the movie is amazing.In the movie has shown emotions of an eleven year-old girl named Riley are brought to life inside her head as they move from Minnesota to San Francisco. The voice casting in this film is amazing with Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling are terrific as Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust respectively.

  •  coco


    IMDb Rating: 8.4/10 (over 515k votes)
    Release Year:2017
    Duration:1h 45m
    Director:Adrian Molina, Lee Unkrich

    Coco is a wonderful movie. I really love the message about bringing people together through music and family.Miguel and Mama Coco were able to bring music back because they realize that if they want to be a good family, they have to be good listeners.

  •  The Croods

    15.The Croods

    IMDb Rating: 7.2/10 (over 218k votes)
    Release Year:2013
    Duration: 1h 38m
    Director:Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders

    The Croods is incredibly funny animated movie with very heartfelt, sincere, and presents a very moralistic view about goals and braveness. belt, the sloth, was without a doubt a funny character to see and he's in fact a great wingman to eep and guy.

  • Toy Story

    16.Toy Story

    IMDb Rating: 8.3/10 (over 1M votes)
    Release Year:1995
    Duration:1h 21m
    Director:John Lasseter

    This movie is an absolute masterpiece. The humor in Toy Story is absolutely perfect. Comedic timing always on point and jokes that never get old every time you watch the movie.

  • The Incredibles

    17.The Incredibles

    IMDb Rating: 8/10 (over 744k votes)
    Release Year: 2004
    Duration: 1h 55m
    Director:Brad Bird

    The Incredibles is one of favorite Pixar movies many grew up with.The story plot was splendid with lots of action, an incredible voice cast, and an incredible music score performed by Michael Giaachino.

  • Monsters, Inc

    18.Monsters, Inc

    IMDb Rating: 8.1/10 (over 915k votes)
    Release Year:2001
    Duration:1h 32m
    Director:Pete Docter

    Monsters, Inc is one of favorite movies to watch because I was so entranced by all of the colorful monsters in the amazing monster world known as Monstropolis. The characters, the musical score, the song in the end, the story, the feelings, the intensity, the laughs, the truth behind the huge business of the whole city, everything about this film amazing. Mike and Sulley are yet another one of the most incredible and fearless pairs of best friends I've ever seen, sure they may seem a bit hesitant about a few new things they come across but they still march through them because they're best friends

  • megamind


    IMDb Rating: 7.3/10 (over 268k votes)
    Release Year:2010
    Duration: 1h 35m
    Director:Tom McGrath

    Megamind is one of best Suprhero/Sci-fi animated moovie of all time. In a storyline where the villain goes good, the former good guy usually becomes bad. But Metro Man is just tired of playing something he never wanted to be and quit. While it’s admittedly selfish it’s understandable, and you cannot fault him for finally thinking for himself.

  • Finding Nemo

    20.Finding Nemo

    IMDb Rating: 8.2/10 (over 1M votes)
    Release Year:2003
    Duration:1h 40m
    Director:Andrew Stanton

    Finding Nemo is one of the best 20 animated movie to watch. Marlin, a nervous and neurotic clownfish is heavily overprotective of his son Nemo, who only wants to explore the sea in its entirety. When Nemo gets caught by a scuba diver and taken away, it is up to Marlin to swallow his own fears and find Nemo. The ensuing search and rescue organized by the him is a mass effort by swimming and flying creatures of all sizes and personalities, such as a threesome of vegetarian sharks, a fish with short term memory and an aged turtle, all helping him realise the error of his ways in restricting himself to just his home.

  • The Boss Baby

    21.The Boss Baby

    IMDb Rating: 6.3/10 (over 129k votes)
    Release Year: 2017
    Duration:1h 37m
    Director:Tom McGrath

    The plot of this movie is not that great but the characters are outstanding. Boss Baby is everyone favorite character in the movie.

  •  Hotel Transylvania

    22.Hotel Transylvania

    IMDb Rating: 7/10 (over 260k votes)
    Release Year: 2012
    Duration: 1h 31m
    Director:Genndy Tartakovsky

    Hotel Transylvania is a great animated movie to watch. The plot of this movie is average but the characters are amazing. Dracula accent is funny, Mavis has nice hair I guess but Johnny is the main character.

  •  Monsters University

    23.Monsters University

    IMDb Rating: 7.2/10 (over 364k votes)
    Release Year: 2013
    Duration: 1h 44m
    Director:Dan Scanlon

    Pixar movies had produce many amazing animated movie,one of then is monsters university. This movie shows how Mike and sulley first met and it also shows their friends that they had in the past. This movie tells us a lot of things and it gave us a huge lesson to learn just like toy story would do.

  •  Meet the Robinsons

    24.Meet the Robinsons

    IMDb Rating: 6,8/10 (over 102k votes)
    Release Year: 2007
    Duration:1h 35m
    Director:Stephen John Anderson

    Meet the Robinsons is another one of the greatest Disney movies ever made. This is a family movie. My favorite character in the entire Robinson family is Lazlo mostly because I just find him very charming and rather creative since he doesn't seem to touch the ground most of the time, but everyone else in the entire Robinson family I love so much and they even remind me of my family quite a bit.

  • cloudy with achance of meatballs

    25.Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

    IMDb Rating: 6.9/10 (over 237k votes)
    Release Year:2009
    Duration: 1h 30m
    Director:Phil Lord, Chris Miller

    Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is a great movie with unique storyline.This movie is based on the book of the same name by Judi & Ron Barrett, this underrated gem is the most tastingly delicious, zany, fast-paced food movie ever. I know Sony Pictures Animation isn't that great of a studio, but here they just proved that they can be as great as both Disney & Pixar . The idea of food falling down from the sky like rain is EXTREMELY wonderful, the characters are lovable.

  • Brave


    IMDb Rating: 7.1/10 (over 416k votes)
    Release Year:2012
    Duration:1h 33m
    Director: Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews

    Brave is One of a best animated movie to watch.The movie follows the adventurous journey of a young princess named Merida, who defies an ancient rule and unleashes chaos in her kingdom. Merida must use her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse before it's too late. This movie won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2013. Brave is great movie to watch in free time.

  • A Bug's Life

    27.A Bug's Life

    IMDb Rating: 7.2/10 (over 296k votes)
    Release Year:1998
    Duration: 1h 35m
    Director: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

    Bug's Life is amazing animated movie from last 1990s. The animation is one of new from that era, and love the story about Flick the ant living in a colony and constantly messing everything up, and all he wants to do is show the colony about what he wants to do to help.

  • Cars


    IMDb Rating: 7.2/10 (over 428k votes)
    Release Year:2006
    Duration:1h 57m
    Director:John Lasseter

    Cars is yet another Disney masterpiece and deserves all the credit and appreciation that any Disney film should get, with everything this film has to offer with the characters, musical score, great songs including my favorite one from this film Life is a Highway, story, animation and amazing message about how there are more important things in life than winning.

  • The Lion King

    29.The Lion King

    IMDb Rating: 8.5/10 (over 1M votes)
    Release Year:1994
    Duration: 1h 27m
    Director:Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    The Lion King has been one favorite Disney animated movies of all time. This animated movie has best characters,story,music,plot,voice.This is a also family friendly movie.

  • Tangled


    IMDb Rating: 7.7/10 (over 459k votes)
    Release Year:2010
    Duration: 1h 40m
    Director:Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

    Many believe Tangled is one of the greatest animated movies till date. The plot is an interesting, unique take on the original Grimm tale and blends a beautiful mix of fantasy, comedy, romance, horror, and realism together into an original fairytale. The voice actors are well-picked and did an great job delivering each character's personality and emotions properly.

  •  Madagascar


    IMDb Rating: 6.9/10 (over 409k votes)
    Release Year:2005
    Duration:1h 26m
    Director: Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell

    Madagascar is animated animal Zoo story movie from Madagascar. This movie has such nice characters like Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman who lived in their peaceful homes in Central Park Zoo. The animation, the music and the characters are fantastic for the whole family to enjoy.

  • epic


    IMDb Rating: 6.6/10 (over 106k votes)
    Release Year:2013
    Duration:1h 42m
    Director:Chris Wedge

    Epic is really an epic movie with epic characters.This movie has great message about that the natural world is extremely important and that it really is essential because it supplies us with all the natural resources we need to survive. The natural world produces the oxygen we need to survive which is the number one material we need to survive.

  • Moana


    IMDb Rating: 7.6/10 (over 341k votes)
    Release Year: 2016
    Duration:1h 47m
    Director: Ron Clements, John Musker

    Moana is a phenomenal animated movie about a young girl that breaks the stereotypes and limitations of her culture and parents’ desires for her life in order to save her tribe. The movie follows her as she slowly gains the confidence to leave on a long journey across the sea to Te Fiti in order to save her people. On her journey, she ends up meeting Maui, a demi-god.

  • storks


    IMDb Rating: 6.8/10 (over 63k votes)
    Release Year:2016
    Duration: 1h 27m
    Director:Doug Sweetland, Nicholas Stoller

    Storks is one of a cuttest and funny animated movie. Storks is child's perspective friendly and family movie.

  •  Onward


    IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 (over 152k votes)
    Release Year: 2020
    Duration:1h 42m
    Director: Dan Scanlon

    Onward is a very special movie with beautiful message that everybody has lost someone in their lives but always has others to look up to.Amazing to see that creator has put more meaning into the movie by bringing people together instead of blowing things up. Chris and Tom did astounding in their roles because of similarities found between their characters and their own lives.

  • The Good Dinosaur

    36.The Good Dinosaur

    IMDb Rating: 6.7/10 (over 118k votes)
    Release Year:2015
    Duration:1h 33m
    Director:Peter Sohn

    The Good Dinosaur is great movie to watch with families. The visuals of the film are better than anything to ever come on animated films.

  •  Soul


    IMDb Rating: 8/10 (over 334k votes)
    Release Year:2020
    Duration:1h 40m
    Director:Pete Docter

    The message of the Soul animated movie is about how to appreciate yourself and to be happy about all the little moments in your life. Also do not hold a bad relationships and truly appreciate the gift of life that life is not about talent, it's about perseverance.Director puts more meaning into the movie by bringing people together instead of blowing them up.

  •  Luca


    IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 (over 166k votes)
    Release Year:2021
    Duration:1h 35m
    Director: Enrico Casarosa

    Luca is really enjoyble animated movie for all. It will took you back to the carefree days of your youth.

  • Turning Red

    39.Turning Red

    IMDb Rating: 7/10 (over 125k votes)
    Release Year:2022
    Duration:1h 40m
    Director:Domee Shi

    Turning Red is one of best recent animated movie to watch. The characters are some of the best written characters ever. The animation in the movie is the best in history and every movie should look like this.

  • 40.Sing

    IMDb Rating: 7.1/10 (over 174k votes)
    Release Year:2016
    Duration: 1h 50m
    Director: Garth Jennings

    Sing is a masterpiece,the characters interact. It shows many different points of view which causes young watchers and listens to be able to have better speech with people around that, also they can understand what people are saying easier.

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