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What are the best animated movies?

Animation is probably one of the best gifts that technology has gifted mankind. It could be very hard to trace the actual beginnings of this art as there are no definite records to back it up. However, the idea of people using drawings and sequences to create motion has been mind-blowing when it first came out. Actually, not much has changed. Who isn't fascinated every time they get a chance to watch an animated movie feature? Throughout the years, animation has developed in many forms. Take hand-drawn, VFX, 3D/CGI, or even stop-motion to the mix, and they will all fit perfectly on the big screen, Rightfully so, the likes of Disney and Pixar have elevated animation in movies to unreachable heights. Because of their hard work, we have witnessed great movies with stories featuring moving toys, superhero families, or even disoriented robots.

Animated movies have long been dominant in cinema. Arguably we all have our favorite titles growing up. It has intertwined with different genres and can be offered to different audiences. And while we can't say that the technology involved in animation has reached its full potential, we can only hope for the best. What better type of films are there for us to share with our children than animated films? There are some classics that would never die, as well as weird new releases. Whatever your type of animated feature is right now, chances are you will have newer discoveries in the future. Dive into this list to find some of the top animated movies that you will surely enjoy. 

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  1. 1Inside Out

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    Inside Out is an adventure comedy animated movie directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, and starred by Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and Lewis Black. This tells the story of young Riley dealing with her emotions.

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  1. 2Coco

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    Coco is an animated comedic adventure motion picture that features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt. It was written and directed by Lee Unkrich and was co-directed by Adrian Molina.

  2. 3Paddington 2

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    Paddington 2 is a family-oriented movie directed by Paul King and features Ben Wishaw, Hugh Bonneville, and Sally Hawkins. It tells the story of a bear named Paddington, whose gift for his aunt was stolen.

  1. 4Frozen

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    Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film. In "Frozen," fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey.

  2. 5Up

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    Up is a computer-animated movie directed by Pete Docter in 2009. It won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. It is about the adventures of a septuagenarian named Carl Fredricksen, a Wilderness Explorer named Russell and a flying house. 

  3. 6Wall-E

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    Wall-E is Pixar's ninth feature film. It is set in the future where humans left Earth on a ship called Axiom, while a small waste-collecting robot designed to clean-up the planet meets another robot named EVE and falls in love with her.

  4. 7The Little Mermaid

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    The Little Mermaid is an American animated musical fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film follows the story of the mermaid Ariel who is amazed by life on land.

  5. 8Incredibles 2

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    Once again, the hero family is about to embark on a new mission, but this time The Incredibles have to find their way to juggle their roles. Mr. Inredible is going to be a househusband and Elastigil is set to save the world outside. Don't miss out on this fourth highest-grossing film of 2018.

  6. 9Moana

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    Moana is an animated adventure film directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. It was first released on November 23, 2016, by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It featured the voices of Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Rachel House.

  7. 10Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a computer-animated superhero film released in 2018 based on the Marvel Comics. This is the first animated feature film in the Spider-Man franchise which was set in a shared multiverse.

  8. 11Toy Story 3

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    Toy Story 3 is a 2010 computer-animated movie directed by Lee Unkrich which features the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. It is about Woody, Buzz and the rest of Andy's toys mistakenly donated to a daycare center run by an evil teddy bear. 

  9. 12Finding Nemo

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    Finding Nemo is an animated film from Pixar directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee UnkrichIt. It tells the story of a clownfish looking for his son, Nemo, when he's is captured by a scuba diver. The movie shows the love of a father for his son and captures the feeling of loneliness. 

  10. 13Beauty and the Beast

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    Beauty and the Beast is an animated fantasy motion picture that features the voices of Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, and Jesse Corti. It was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise and was released on November 22, 1991.

  11. 14Spirited Away

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    Spirited Away is a Japanese movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of yokai and the spirit world and mythology of Japan. Chihiro and her parents are traveling to their new home when they enter a magical world.

  12. 15How to Train Your Dragon

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    How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 computer-animated film directed by Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois. It stars the voices of Jay Baruchel & Gerard Butler. It is about a young Viking named Hiccup & his friendship with a dragon named Toothless. 

  13. 16Ratatouille

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    Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy Pixar film. It is an animation, adventure, and comedy movie about a rat who can cook and makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

  14. 17Despicable Me 3

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    Despicable Me 3 is the third installment of Universal Pictures' Despicable Me film series. The film features Gru teaming-up with his long-lost twin brother Dru to defeat a new enemy named Balthazar Bratt. The film is the 4th highest-grossing film of 2017.

  15. 18Rio

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    Rio is an animated film about a macaw named Blu, voiced by Jesse Eisenberg, who was once a domesticated pet from Minnesota. Blu was apparently the last of his kind until they hear about another female macaw living in Rio de Janeiro.

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    May 22, 2018
    "This is probably the best film to come out so far this year, and if the Academy is smart, they will nominate it for Best Picture. No other film in recent memory has been as original and creative as this. The first 40 minutes will be shown in film classes and will leave you gaping at the screen. The film is relentless and doesn't let down at any point in the story. It's time that people start recognizing the geniuses at Pixar with other films that aren't animated, because they are in a league of their own and none other can compare. "Wall-E" is a masterpiece."
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    September 17, 2019
    "I dont normally write reviews but i think writing one for this film is an exception. Because most of the reviews I read about this animated movie is negative which are coming from parents complaing it to be too intense for kids. But I believe this isn't for them as it touch upon the subject of depresson which pre-teens and teenagers are facing. Isn't this amazing? Who would have thought an animated movie will tackle this subject eh."
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    Inside Out
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    Anonymous
    May 28, 2018
    "Of all the movies my niece wants to keep watching over and over again with I'm not bothered its this one. Frozen is actually pretty good, and has a great soundtrack. Plus for a computer animated movie from 5 years ago it still looks really good today."
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    Anonymous
    September 17, 2019
    "What is the best about Coco is that it showed an accurate portrayal of the Mexican culture and Day of the Dead. After I have seen this one of the best animated movies right now out there I felt like I was back in Mexico since I've been there before."
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    Anonymous
    September 17, 2019
    "15 freakin years! Yes! I waited for more than 15 years to see the sequel. I remember I was a teenager when I first saw The Incredibles and now I am a young adult when I watched the sequel. I still love this animated movie. Worth all the wait."
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    Anonymous
    September 17, 2019
    "Sweet entertainement for all ages! I loved this movie particulalry its storyline and how it has excitement and humor. It even exceeded my expectation after I saw the first film. Definitely adding this to my list of top animated movies."
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    Paddington 2
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    Anonymous
    September 17, 2019
    "IHMO Moana will soften the people who even have the hardest of heart. Yeah this has the classic Disney formula from the cliches and characters but its pure beauty and production differed from the old classic Disney movies."
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    Moana
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    Anonymous
    September 17, 2019
    "Ratatouille is deifintely my favorite Disney movie of all time. It's cute and funny and made me even salivate with all the food it has shown. But most of all it has a nice story that teached me a lesson."
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    Anonymous
    May 21, 2018
    "I've seen this movie more times than I can count, and every time it's on TV, I sit there and watch it til completion. I love this movie and everybody should check it out and watch it."
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    The Little Mermaid
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    Anonymous
    May 28, 2018
    "Beauty and the Beast is a completely charming animated movie. A wonderfully entertaining tale with great music and a powerful message for the kids, it's always a good choice to watch."
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    Beauty and the Beast
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    Anonymous
    May 22, 2018
    "This movie is a marvel of modern computer animation and fun for all children. it has a good plot and characters that children and adult alike would enjoy."
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    How to Train Your Dragon
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    Anonymous
    September 17, 2019
    "i dont know about you but for me Up is by far the most emotional Pixar movie thus far. It is very heavy, so much so that it even made me cry."
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    Anonymous
    May 16, 2018
    "I am a new fan to japanese animation, or anime. This movie certainly makes me want to see more anime movies.his is an amazing movie."
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    Spirited Away
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    Anonymous
    May 22, 2018
    "Excellent movie!! I decided to watch this one with my grandkids and we all loved it so much. They ask to watch it all the time."
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    Finding Nemo
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    Anonymous
    May 21, 2018
    "Toy Story is a classic. This is bound to be a great animated kids movie."
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    Toy Story 3
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    January 8, 2019
    "its pretty animated and its so clever written"
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
This list is about What are the best animated movies
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Inside OutMovies 21 Paid
2CocoMovies 15 Paid
3Paddington 2Movies 9 Paid
4FrozenMovies 7 Paid
5UpMovies 6 Paid
6Wall-EMovies 5 Paid
7The Little MermaidMovies 5 Paid
8Incredibles 2Movies 5 Paid
9MoanaMovies 5 Paid
10Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseMovies 4 Free
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