Animated feature films may be broadly categorized under four key headings: the traditional cartoon; stop-motion three-dimensional (3D) animation, including puppet and clay animation, and work undertaken within the special-effects tradition; digital animation, incorporating computer-generated films, Web animation, motion capture and postproduction visual effects; and alternative animation, embracing experimental and avant-garde forms and independent, developmental films that are essentially related to a fine-art discipline and context. Watch best animation movies of all time!
#1 Toy Story 3 2010
No toy gets left behind.
Director: Lee Unkrich. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris.
Overview: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.
Genres: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: G.
#2 Spirited Away 2001
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara, Yumi Tamai, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Takashi Naitō, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tatsuya Gashûin, Yo Oizumi, Koba Hayashi, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Takehiko Ono, Akio Nakamura, Ken Yasuda.
Overview: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 5m.
#3 Wall·E 2008
An adventure beyond the ordinar-E.
Director: Andrew Stanton. Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, MacInTalk, John Ratzenberger, Sigourney Weaver, Kathy Najimy, Fred Willard.
Overview: WALL-E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, Wall-E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.
Genres: Animation, Adventure, Family, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: G.
#4 Princess Mononoke 1999
The Fate Of The World Rests On The Courage Of One Warrior.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi, Masahiko Nishimura, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Sumi Shimamoto, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Satô, Akira Nagoya, Akihiro Miwa, Mitsuko Mori, Hisaya Morishige, Takako Fuji.
Overview: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.
Genres: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 14m. Rated: PG-13.
#5 Up 2009
Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson. Cast: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Josh Cooley, John Ratzenberger, David Kaye, Jeremy Leary, Elie Docter, Mickie McGowan, Danny Mann, Donald Fullilove, Jess Harnell, Jerome Ranft.
Overview: After a lifetime of dreaming of traveling the world, 78-year-old homebody Carl flies away on an unbelievable adventure with Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer, unexpectedly in tow. Together, the unlikely pair embarks on a thrilling odyssey full of jungle beasts and rough terrain.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 36m. Rated: PG.
#6 Grave of the Fireflies 1988
Director: Isao Takahata. Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi.
Overview: In the latter part of World War II, a boy and his sister, orphaned when their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo, are left to survive on their own in what remains of civilian life in Japan. The plot follows this boy and his sister as they do their best to survive in the Japanese countryside, battling hunger, prejudice, and pride in their own quiet, personal battle.
Genre: Animation. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 29m. Rated: NR.
#7 The Lion King 1994
Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life.
Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff. Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Niketa Calame, Moira Kelly, Jeremy Irons, Rowan Atkinson.
Overview: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing -- even killing his own brother -- to get it.
Genres: Animation, Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 29m. Rated: G.
#8 Toy Story 1995
Director: John Lasseter. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Sarah Freeman, Penn Jillette, Jack Angel, Spencer Aste.
Overview: Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 21m. Rated: G.
#9 Mary and Max 2009
Director: Adam Elliot. Cast: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries, Bethany Whitmore, Renée Geyer.
Overview: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. She's Mary Dinkle, the only child of an alcoholic mother and a distracted father. He's Max Horowitz, living alone in New York, overweight, subject to anxiety attacks. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence, interrupted by a stay in an asylum and a few misunderstandings. Mary falls in love with a neighbor, saves money to have a birthmark removed and deals with loss. Max has a friendship with a neighbor, tries to control his weight, and finally gets the dream job. Will the two ever meet face to face?
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Indie. Country: Australia. Runtime: 1h 20m. Rated: NR.
#10 My Neighbor Totoro 1988
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto, Tanie Kitabayashi, Masashi Hirose, Yûko Maruyama, Shigeru Chiba, Toshiyuki Amagasa.
Overview: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.
Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Family. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 26m. Rated: PG.
#11 How to Train Your Dragon 2010
We’re lonely, so, let’s be lonely together.
Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Robin Atkin Downes, Philip McGrade, Kieron Elliott, Ashley Jensen, David Tennant.
Overview: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: He must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it. So, he befriends the beast -- which he names Toothless -- much to the chagrin of his warrior father
Genres: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 38m. Rated: PG.
#12 Finding Nemo 2003
There are 3.7 trillion fish in the ocean, they're looking for one.
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich. Cast: Alexander Gould, Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Andrew Stanton, Elizabeth Perkins, Barry Humphries, Bill Hunter, Willem Dafoe.
Overview: A tale which follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish, the fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo, who are separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly but forgetful fish named Dory, the overly cautious Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic journey to rescue his son.
Genres: Animation, Family, Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: G.
#13 Barefoot Gen 1983
Director: Mori Masaki. Cast: Issei Miyazaki, Masaki Kouda, Seiko Nakano, Takao Inoue, Yoshie Shimamura, Takeshi Aono, Katsuji Mori, Taeko Nakanishi, Tatsuya Jo, Junji Nishimura, Kōichi Kitamura.
Overview: A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old at the time of the Hiroshima bombing, and is one of the survivors of the destruction. The bomb was responsible for the death of his father, his sister, and his brother. At the age of 6 he and his mother dug their remains out of the ruins of their home. In 1963 Nakazawa moved to Tokyo to become a manga artist, but returned to Hiroshima in 1966 to attend his mothers funeral. It was then that he learned of the true impact of the radiation from the bomb.
Genres: Animation, Drama, War. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 23m.
#14 Ratatouille 2007
He's dying to become a chef.
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Holm, Peter Sohn, Brian Dennehy, Brad Garrett, Peter O'Toole, John Ratzenberger, Jake Steinfeld, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar.
Overview: In one of Paris' finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family's wishes and his true calling. Remy and his pal Linguini set in motion a hilarious chain of events that turns the City of Lights upside down.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 50m. Rated: G.
#15 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1984
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya, Ichirô Nagai, Kôhei Miyauchi, Jôji Yanami, Minoru Yada, Rihoko Yoshida, Yôji Matsuda, Mîna Tominaga, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Iemasa Kayumi, Tetsuo Mizutori, Uma Thurman.
Overview: Nausicaä, a gentle young princess, has an empathetic bond with the giant mutated insects that evolved in the wake of the destruction of the ecosystem. Traveling by cumbersome flying ship, on the backs of giant birds, and perched atop her beloved glider, Nausicaä and her allies must negotiate peace between kingdoms battling over the last of the world's precious natural resources.
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Action, Science Fiction, Foreign. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 35m.
#16 Castle in the Sky 1986
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Keiko Yokozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Minori Terada, Kotoe Hatsui, Fujio Tokita, Ichirô Nagai, Hiroshi Itoh, Machiko Washio, Takumi Kamiyama, Yoshito Yasuhara, Sukekiyo Kameyama, Eken Mine, Tarako, Reiko Suzuki, Masashi Sugawara.
Overview: The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world.
Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 4m.
#17 Howl's Moving Castle 2004
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mitsunori Isaki, Yô Ôizumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Daijiro Harada, Haruko Kato, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson.
Overview: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Science Fiction, Family, Foreign. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h. Rated: PG-13.
#18 The Incredibles 2004
No gut, no glory
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Dominique Louis, Teddy Newton, Jean Sincere, Eli Fucile, Maeve Andrews, Wallace Shawn, Spencer Fox, Lou Romano, Wayne Canney, Sarah Vowell, Michael Bird.
Overview: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Animation, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m.
#19 The King and the Mockingbird 1980
Director: Paul Grimault. Cast: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières, Agnès Viala, Renaud Marx, Hubert Deschamps, Roger Blin, Philippe Derrez, Albert Médina, Claude Piéplu, Jacques Colombat.
Overview: The kingdom of Takicardie quakes under the rule of the tyrannical King Charles V-et-III-font-VIII-et-VIII-font-XIV, whose favourite pastime is shooting birds. His archenemy is a cheeky mockingbird, whose favourite pastime is thwarting the king’s attempts to shoot birds. One night, a portrait of the king comes to life and disposes of the real king, taking his place. The portrait king falls in love with a young shepherdess in another painting and intends to marry her. But, alas, the shepherdess has fallen in love with a chimneysweep and together they elope from the king’s palace. Enraged, the king sends his police to capture them and once they are within his power he forces the shepherdess to marry him. The mockingbird must use all his guile and courage to once more thwart the king and bring his evil reign to an end.
Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy. Country: France. Runtime: 1h 23m.
#20 Beauty and the Beast 1991
The most beautiful love story ever told.
Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise. Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury.
Overview: Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.
Genres: Animation, Fantasy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 24m. Rated: G.
#21 Monsters, Inc. 2001
We Scare Because We Care.
Directors: Lee Unkrich, David Silverman, Pete Docter. Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz, Steve Susskind, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Pidgeon, Samuel Lord Black, Jack Angel, Bob Bergen.
Overview: James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 32m. Rated: G.
#22 Persepolis 2007
Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Simon Abkarian, Chiara Mastroianni, Gabrielle Lopes Benites, François Jerosme, Paola Cortellesi, Licia Maglietta, Sergio Castellitto, Angelica Bolognesi, Miranda Bonansea, Danielle Darrieux.
Overview: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.
Genres: Animation, Drama, Foreign. Countries: France, Iran. Runtime: 1h 35m. Rated: PG-13.
#23 The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993
A ghoulish tale with wicked humour & stunning animation.
Director: Henry Selick. Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey.
Overview: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.
Genres: Animation, Family, Musical. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 16m. Rated: PG.
#24 Toy Story 2 1999
The toys are back!
Director: John Lasseter. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Wayne Knight, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Estelle Harris, R. Lee Ermey, Jodi Benson.
Overview: Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 32m. Rated: G.
#25 Waltz with Bashir 2008
Director: Ari Folman. Cast: Ron Ben-Yishai, Dror Harazi, Ronny Dayag, Ari Folman.
Overview: One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there’s a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can’t remember a thing anymore about that period of his life.
Genres: Animation, Documentary, Drama, Foreign, History, War. Countries: Israel, France, Germany. Runtime: 1h 30m. Rated: R.
#26 Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion 1997
Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki. Cast: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yûko Miyamura.
Overview: NERV faces a brutal attack from SEELE, but with Asuka in a coma, and Shinji in a nervous breakdown, things soon turn into the surreal. This movie provides an concurrent ending to the final two episodes of the show "Neon Genesis Evangelion"
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 27m.
#27 Whisper of the Heart 1995
Director: Yoshifumi Kondô. Cast: Yōko Honna, Kazuo Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Yorie Yamashita, Maiko Kayama, Yoshimi Nakajima, Minami Takayama, Mayumi Iizuka, Mai Chiba, Satoru Takahashi, Akiko Sakaguchi, Hiromi Yasuda.
Overview: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets a boy her age whom she finds infuriating, but discovers to her shock that he is her 'Prince of Books'. As she grows closer to him, she realises that he merely read all those books to bring himself closer to her. The boy Seiji aspires to be a violin maker in Italy, and it is his dreams that make Shizuku realise that she has no clear path for her life. Knowing that her strength lies in writing, she tests her talents by writing a story about Baron, a cat statuette belonging to Seiji's grandfather
Genres: Animation, Drama, Family. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: G.
#28 Cat City 1986
Director: Béla Ternovszky. Cast: Miklós Benedek, László Sinkó, Gyula Bodrogi, Ilona Béres, Péter Haumann, András Kern, Ferenc Kállai, János Körmendi, István Mikó, Károly Mécs, Vera Pap, Zsuzsa Pálos, Gyula Szombathy.
Overview: In the year 80 AMM (After Mickey Mouse) on planet X the crime-syndicated Cats try to erase the Mouse-population once and for all. A scientist of the mice, prof. Fushimishi seems to have found the weapon against the threat - so Intermouse calls it's best, but now retired agent - Nick Grabowsky - to get the plans. As a distraction for the Cats, they also send a second agent - Seargent Lazy Dick - for the mission.
Genres: Animation, Family. Country: Hungary. Runtime: 1h 36m.
#29 Shrek 2001
The greatest fairy tale never told.
Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson. Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Peter Dennis, Clive Pearse, Jim Cummings, Bobby Block.
Overview: It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 30m. Rated: PG.
#30 5 Centimeters Per Second 2007
A chain of short stories about their distance
Director: Makoto Shinkai. Cast: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue.
Overview: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their friendship alive, as time and distance slowly pulls them apart. When Takaki finds out that he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.
Genres: Animation, Drama. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 3m.
#31 Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance 2009
Directors: Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki. Cast: Megumi Ogata, Yūko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi, Maaya Sakamoto, Megumi Hayashibara.
Overview: Under constant attack by monstrous creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind, U.N. Special Agency NERV introduces two new EVA pilots to help defend the city of Tokyo-3: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Meanwhile, Gendo Ikari and SEELE proceed with a secret project that involves both Rei and Shinji.
Genres: Action, Animation, Drama, Science Fiction. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 48m. Rated: NR.
#32 The Adventures of Prince Achmed 1929
Director: Lotte Reiniger.
Overview: Based on stories from "The Arabian Nights." A wicked sorcerer tricks Prince Achmed into riding a magical flying horse. The heroic prince is able to subdue the magical horse, which he uses to fly off to many adventures. While travelling, he falls in love with the beautiful Princess Peri Banu, and must defeat an army of demons to win her heart. The film is animated using the silhouette technique.
Country: Germany. Runtime: 1h 5m.
#33 The Iron Giant 1999
It came from outer space!
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman.
Overview: A giant metal machine falls to Earth and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine in 1958, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 26m. Rated: PG.
#34 Pinchcliffe Grand Prix 1976
Director: Ivo Caprino. Cast: Frank Robert, Kari Simonsen, Toralv Maurstad, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Helge Reiss, Per Theodor Haugen, Wenche Foss, Henki Kolstad, Leif Juster.
Overview: 100 miles north, a bit east and up, is Flåklypa... home of bicycle repairman Reodor Felgen and his two assistants - Solan Gundersen, morning bird and natural born optimist, and Ludvig who is a true pessimist. Sponsored by oil sheik Ben Redic Fy Fazan, they build the car "Il Tempo Gigante" and the race of the decade is a fact.
Genre: Animation. Country: Norway. Runtime: 1h 28m.
#35 Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009
Dig the life fantastic!
Director: Wes Anderson. Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe.
Overview: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 27m. Rated: PG.
#36 Mind Game 2004
Director: Masaaki Yuasa. Cast: Koji Imada, Sayaka Maeda, Takashi Fujii, Seiko Takuma, Tomomitsu Yamaguchi.
Overview: The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Mystery. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 43m.
#37 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 2006
Director: Mamoru Hosoda. Cast: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Fumihiko Tachiki, Ayami Kakiuchi, Yuki Sekido, Sachie Hara, Mitsuki Tanimura, Midori Ando, Takayuki Handa, Utawaka Katsura.
Overview: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.
Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Drama, Science Fiction. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 35m.
#38 Akira 1988
Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E.
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo. Cast: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshou Genda, Hiroshi Ohtake, Kōichi Kitamura, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Masaaki Ōkura, Takeshi Kusao, Kazuhiro Kamifuji, Tatsuhiko Nakamura, Fukue Itô.
Overview: A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
Genres: Science Fiction, Animation. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 4m. Rated: R.
#39 Kiki's Delivery Service 1989
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi, Keiko Toda, Mieko Nobusawa, Kôichi Miura, Haruko Kato, Hiroko Seki, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Kôichi Yamadera, Kikuko Inoue, Debbie Reynolds, Phil Hartman, Kirsten Dunst, Yûko Kobayashi.
Overview: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 43m.
#40 Fantasia 1940
Hear the pictures! See the music!
Directors: Samuel Armstrong, James Algar, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe, T. Hee, Norm Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen. Cast: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Walt Disney, James MacDonald, Julietta Novis, Paul J. Smith, Corey Burton.
Overview: Fantasia is the adventurous 1940 experiment from Disney. The film sets Disney animated characters to classical music as Mickey Mouse uses his magic wand to set broomsticks dancing in one of the more famous elaborate scenes. The film was groundbreaking in its usage of animation and music and is still considered a masterpiece decades later.
Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Music, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 4m. Rated: G.
#41 The Little Fox 1981
Director: Attila Dargay. Cast: László Csákányi, Judit Pogány, József Gyabronka, Tibor Bitskey, Teri Földi, Gyula Szabó, Sándor Szabó.
Overview: A tale about a little fox Vuk from the novel of the famous Hungarian writer István Fekete.
Country: Hungary. Runtime: 1h 14m.
#42 Ninja Scroll 1993
Directors: Kevin Seymour, Tatsuo Sato. Cast: Kôichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono, Daisuke Gôri, Toshihiko Seki, Shûichirô Moriyama, Gara Takashima, Junichi Sugawara, Masako Katsuki, Norio Wakamoto, Reizô Nomoto, Ryûzaburô Ôtomo, Akitoshi Ohmori, Ichirô Nagai, Jouji Nakata.
Overview: Jubei is a wandering noble sword for hire, but when a chance meeting leads him to save a young ninja woman from rape, he makes enemies with a group of demonic humans. Jubei and the woman part ways but later a government spy forces Jubei to join up with her again and investigate the mysterious death of an entire village.
Genres: Action, Animation, Eastern, Fantasy. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 34m.
#43 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937
The Happiest, Dopiest, Grumpiest, Sneeziest movie of the year.
Director: David Hand. Cast: Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Harry Stockwell, Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Billy Gilbert, Eddie Collins, Moroni Olsen, Stuart Buchanan, Marion Darlington, Purv Pullen.
Overview: A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own.
Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 23m. Rated: G.
#44 Aladdin 1992
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker. Cast: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale, Bruce Adler, Brad Kane, Lea Salonga, Jim Cummings, Charlie Adler, Corey Burton, Jack Angel, Philip L. Clarke.
Overview: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp, with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.
Genres: Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 30m. Rated: G.
#45 Millennium Actress 2001
Director: Satoshi Kon. Cast: Mami Koyama, Masamichi Sato, Masaya Onosaka, Shouko Tsuda, Hirotaka Suzuoki.
Overview: A movie studio is being torn down. TV interviewer Genya Tachibana has tracked down its most famous star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who has been a recluse since she left acting some 30 years ago. Tachibana delivers a key to her, and it causes her to reflect on her career; as she's telling the story, Tachibana and his long-suffering cameraman are drawn in.
Genres: Animation, Drama. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 27m.
#46 Tangled 2010
They're taking adventure to new lengths.
Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard. Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, M.C. Gainey, Ron Perlman, Paul F. Tompkins, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett, Richard Kiel.
Overview: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
Genres: Animation, Family, Comedy, Musical. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: PG.
#47 Ghost in the Shell 1995
It Found A Voice... Now It Needs A Body
Director: Mamoru Oshii. Cast: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Kôichi Yamadera, Tamio Ôki.
Overview: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.
Genres: Animation, Science Fiction. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 22m. Rated: NR.
#48 Porco Rosso 1992
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Sanshi Katsura, Tsunehiko Kamijô.
Overview: Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air pirates" in the Adriatic Sea. He has been given a curse that changed his head to that of a pig. Once called Marco Pagot, he is now known to the world as "Porco Rosso", Italian for "Red Pig."
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 34m. Rated: PG.
#49 When the Wind Blows 1987
Director: Jimmy T. Murakami. Cast: Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, Robin Houston.
Overview: With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II
Genres: Animation, Disaster, Drama. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 20m.
#50 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005
Something bunny is going on...
Directors: Steve Box, Nick Park. Cast: Nicholas Smith, Liz Smith, John Thomson, Vincent Ebrahim, Geraldine McEwan, Edward Kelsey, Dicken Ashworth, Robert Horvath, Pete Atkin, Noni Lewis, Ben Whitehead, Christopher Fairbank, James Mather, William Vanderpuye, Helena Bonham Carter.
Overview: Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup run a business ridding the town of garden pests. Using only humane methods that turn their home into a halfway house for evicted vermin, the pair stumble upon a mystery involving a voracious vegetarian monster that threatens to ruin the annual veggie-growing contest.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family, Adventure. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 25m. Rated: G.
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