What are the top stop-motion animation movies?

Riro - Contributor

We are all fascinated by great animated movies for sure. The color and art that these films bring are quite at the top of a moviegoer's to-see list more often than not. And long before the emergence of CG in our favorite films, stop-motion animation seemed to be the 'new thing'. Imagine being entertained by the manipulation of things like puppets, cutouts, and clay, leading to movements consisting movie scenes. That's basically how stop-motion does its magic. This technique was unprecedented when it first came out in 1987 and it was something revolutionary in cinema. It sure takes a lot of hard work to create an on-screen character being manipulated one frame at a time. How it creates a movement illusion via playback is the heart and soul of this technique. The intricacy involved in these processes would soon pave the way for the creation of the best stop-motion movies we know of today.

In recent years, animated films that use stop-motion have been making it big and have been receiving critical and commercial acclaim. This leaves studios without much of a choice but to invest more and create new features for its development. You may think of stop-motion as ancient thing but the truth is it ain't dying anytime soon. The next few years are gonna be headline with the best offerings from this genre of animation. If you haven't fully appreciated the art of moving objects by careful manipulation, there is much to be seen. We are here to help you as in this list, you can choose from some of the best stop-motion animation movies ever created.

  1. 1The Nightmare Before Christmas


    The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop-motion animated film directed by Henry Selick in 1993, produced by Tim Burton. The movie originated through a poem written by Burton in 1982 and runs for a total of 76 minutes.

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  1. 2Kubo and the Two Strings


    Kubo and the Two Strings is a movie produced by Laika Entertainment and directed by Travis Knight. The movie was released on August 19, 2016, and it features Art Parkinson in the lead as Kubo.

  2. 3The Little Prince


    The Little Prince is an animated fantasy movie directed by Mark Osborne featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, and Mackenzie Foy in 2015. It was based on the novel of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. 

  1. 4Coraline


    Coraline is an animated dark fantasy horror movie which is also an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. This film follows the story of Coraline as she finds another world that is full of secrets.

  2. 5Chicken Run


    Chicken Run is a British-American stop-motion animated comedy film released in 2000 directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park. The story centers on a group of chickens who see a cockerel as their opportunity to escape their owner. 


  • #1
    January 24, 2020
    "This is a very old movie but still it gets me everytime. It's not the pioneer of stop-motion animation in films but it's still the one that used it the coolest!"
    Refering to:
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • #2
    January 24, 2020
    "I just love everything they had in this movie. I didn't even know that it was called stop-motion when I watched it. Cool film though"
    Refering to:
    Kubo and the Two Strings
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1The Nightmare Before ChristmasMovies 16 Paid
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