Top 100 Animated Movies

This is my 100th post, so to commemorate this I’ve compiled a list of my top 100 favourite animated feature films. I've only included films I've seen. I've included a mix of films that incorporate animation into live action, puppet films and fully animated feature films to complete the list.

These films are of course listed in accordance with my own personal preference. You may disagree, so let me know what you think should top the list, or if I've missed a film altogether that you think should have been included.



100. Yellow Submarine (Dir. George Dunning, 1968)
99. Monster House (Dir. Gil Kenan, 2006)
98. Cinderella (Dir. Various, 1950)
97. Enchanted (Dir. Kevin Lima, 2007)
96. Heavy Metal (Dir. Gerald Potterton, 1981)



95. Fire And Ice (Dir. Ralph Bakshi, 1983)
94. Asterix And The Vikings (Dir. S. Fjeldmark & J. Moller, 2006)
93. The Muppet Movie (Dir. James Frawley, 1979)
92. The Plague Dogs (Dir. Martin Rosen, 1982)
91. An American Tail (Dir. Don Bluth, 1986)




90. A Scanner Darkly (Dir. Richard Linklater, 2006)
89. Interstella 5555 (Dir. Kazuhisa Takenochi, 2003)
88. 9 (Nine) (Dir. Shane Acker, 2009)
87. Waking Life (Dir. Richard Linklater, 2001)
86. Wizards (Dir. Ralph Bakshi, 1977)




85. Antz (Dir. Eric Darnell & Tim Johnson, 1998)
84. The BFG (Dir. Brian Cosgrove, 1989)
83. Astro Boy (Dir. David Bowers, 2009)
82. Powerpuff Girls The Movie (Dir. Craig McCracken, 2002)
81. The Land Before Time (Dir. Don Bluth, 1988)



80. Fritz The Cat (Dir. Ralph Bakshi, 1972)
79. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (Dir. Tray Parker, 1999)
78. Shrek (Dir. Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson, 2001)
77. Bambi (Dir. Various, 1942)

76. The Brave Little Toaster (Dir. Jerry Rees, 1987)




75. The Last Unicorn (Dir. Jules Bass & Arthur Rankin Jr., 1982)
74. Pinocchio (Dir. Various, 1940)
73. Persepolis (Dir. Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, 2007)
72. Town Called Panic (Dir. Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar, 2009)
71. The Black Cauldron (Dir. Ted Berman & Richard Rich, 1985)




70. The King And The Mockingbird (Dir. Paul Grimault, 1980)
69. Team America: World Police (Dir. Trey Parker, 2004)
68. Ice Age (Dir. Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha, 2002)
67. The Simpsons Movie (Dir. David Silverman, 2007)
66. The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (Dir. Stephen Hillenburg, 2004)




65. Strings (Dir. Anders Ronnow Klarlund, 2004)
64. Peter And The Wolf (Dir. Suzie Templeton, 2006)
63. The Sword In The Stone (Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman, 1963)
62. Grave Of The Fireflies (Dir. Isao Takahata, 1988)
61. Corpse Bride (Dir. Tim Burton & Mike Johnson, 2005)




60. The Lord Of The Rings (Dir. Ralph Bakshi, 1978)
59. A Muppet Christmas Carol (Dir. Brian Henson, 1992)
58. Sleeping Beauty (Dir. Clyde Geronimi, 1959)
57. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Dir. Various, 1937)
56. James And The Giant Peach (Dir. Henry Selick, 1996)




55. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Dir. Robert Zemeckis, 1988)
54. Ghost In The Shell (Dir. Mamoru Oshii, 1995)
53. Clash Of The Titans (Dir. Desomnd Davis, 1981)
52. Toy Story 2 (Dir. John Lasseter, Ash Brannon & Lee Unkrich, 1999)
51. Toy Story 3 (Dir. Lee Unkrich, 2010)




50. Waltz With Bashir (Dir. Ari Folman, 2008)
49. Faust (Dir. Jan Svankmajer, 1994)
48. Time Masters (Dir. Rene Laloux, 1982)
47. Animal Farm (Dir. Joy Batchelor & John Halas, 1954)
46. Robin Hood (Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman, 1973)




45. Dumbo (Dir. Various, 1941)
44. The Jungle Book (Dir, Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967)
43. Ratatouille (Dir. Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava, 2007)
42. Ponyo (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 2008)
41. Chico And Rita (Dir. Javier Mariscal & Fernando Trueba, 2010)




40. Watership Down (Dir. Martin Rosen, 1978)
39. Despicable Me (Dir. Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud, 2010)
38. Perfect Blue (Dir. Satoshi Kon, 1998)
37. Fantasia (Dir. Various, 1940)
36. The Emperor’s New Groove (Dir. Mark Dindal, 2000)




35. Chicken Run (Dir. Peter Lord & Nick Park, 2000)
34. Monsters Inc. (Dir. P. Docter, D. Silverman & L. Unkrich, 2001)
33. When The Wind Blows (Dir. Jimmy T. Murakami, 1986)
32. Coraline (Dir. Henry Selick, 2009)
31. Akira (Dir. Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988)




30. Metropolis (Dir. Rintaro, 2001)
29. Jason And The Argonauts (Dir. Don Chaffey, 1963)
28. Up (Dir. Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, 2009)
27. Kiki's Delivery Service (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 1989)
26. Wall.e (Dir. Andrew Stanto, 2008)



25. How To Train Your Dragon (Dir. Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders, 2010)
24. Aladdin (Dir. Ron Clements & John Musker, 1992)
23. The Incredibles (Dir. Brad Bird, 2004)
22. Kung Fu Panda (Dir. Mark Osborne & John Stevenson, 2008)
21. Mary and Max (Dir. Adam Elliot, 2009)



20. Kirikou And The Sorceress (Dir, Michel Ocelot, 1998)
19. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Dir. Henry Selick, 1993)
18. Alice (Dir. Jan Svankmajer, 1988)
17. The Secret Of Kells (Dir. Tomm Moore& Nora Twomey, 2009)
16. Spirited Away (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)



15. Wallace & Gromit Curse Of The Were-Rabbit (Dir. Nick Park, 2005)
14. Belleville Rendez-Vous (Dir. Sylvain Chomet, 2003)
13. The Adventures Of Prince Achmed (Dir. Lotte Reiniger, 1926)
12. Secret Of NIMH (Dir. Don Bluth, 1982)
11. Finding Nemo (Dir. Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich, 2003)



10. Beauty And The Beast (Dir. Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise, 1991)
9. The Iron Giant (Dir. Brad Bird, 1999)
8. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Dir. Wes Anderson, 2009)
7. The Illusionist (Dir. Sylvain Chomet, 2010)
6. Fantastic Planet (Dir. Rene Laloux, 1973)



5. My Neighbour Totoro (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)
4. Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 1984)
3. Lion King (Dir. Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, 1994)
2. Toy Story (Dir. John Lasseter, 1995)
1. Princess Mononoke (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)

4 comments:

Martin said...

That's a pretty far reaching list! I reckon I've seen probably less than a third of those.

Tim said...

You need to get watching Martin! Do you have a favourite?

Martin said...

Although I've not seen it for years, memories of The Great Muppet Caper are fond. From your list, Belleville Rendezvous and The Illusionist are definitely up there.

tom said...

finally somebody who knows a thing or two about animation makes one of these here lists. nice to see ralph bakshi getting some love.

I noticed you listed a bunch of hayao miyazaki films, but not Porco Rosso. I thought it was without a doubt his best film, have you seen it? if not check it out. also you should check out jim henson's the dark crystal, you may like it.