Top Animation Movies


The Top Animation Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Animation List". Lists are calculated daily.

11. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Year of Release: 1993
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Henry Selick
Actors: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey
Plot: Jack, "The Pumpkin King", discovers Christmas Town and tries to bring Christmas joy to Halloween Town. Things don't go as planned.

12. Toy Story 3

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Lee Unkrich
Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Joan Cusack
Plot: In this third installment of the Toy Story series, when owner Andy heads off to college, he decides to drop his toys off at a day-care center.

13. How to Train Your Dragon

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Actors: Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jay Baruchel
Plot: Based on the book by Cressida Cowell. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is the son of a powerful Viking chief, but is no hero. To prove his courage he seeks out the biggest, meanest dragon... only to end up with an surly, toothless runt of a dragon.

14. Aladdin

Year of Release: 1992
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Actors: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman
Plot: Street urchin Aladdin has run-in with Princess Jasmine and decides to do whatever it takes to win her heart, even if it means working with the underhanded Vizard Jafar to steal a mysterious lamp. He soon learns the importance of this item as it contains a genie that can grant three wishes - wishes he can use to make his dreams come true.

15. Toy Story 2

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: John Lasseter
Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer
Plot: The toys are back this time Woody is stolen by a toy collector in which eventually he must decide to either stay or leave the museum.

16. Despicable Me

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Sergio Pablos
Actors: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews
Plot: The truly despicable Gru is used to getting what he wants and now he has his sights set on the moon. Trouble arises for his plan when a trio of orphan girls disrupts his life.

17. Kung Fu Panda

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Mark Osborne
Actors: Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu
Plot: A young-ish panda is one of the laziest animals in the area (called the valley of peace). After a long selection process he becomes the one panda that must protect their home land from all the enemies. The sad thing is that Po doesn't really know much protection action and must learn it on the fly.

18. Tangled

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Actors: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman
Plot: Rapunzel has lived her life in a tower, but a passing bandit catches her eye and she finally leaves tower life behind to track him down.

19. The Little Mermaid

Year of Release: 1989
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Animation
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Actors: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll
Plot: Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, is a mermaid who dreams of life outside the sea. The king forbids this, and she decides to strike a bargain with the sea witch, Ursula, but the witch has an evil plan of her own.

20. Ice Age

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Animation
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Actors: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic
Plot: In a time of cavemen and dinosaurs, a small baby goes on a fantastic journey with a Saber-toothed Tiger, a goofy Sloth and a Wooly Mammoth.

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