140 Essential Animated Movies To Watch Now

The origins of the whiz-bang animated wonders we see today in the likes of Toy StorySpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and How to Train Your Dragon date back more than a hundred years. Flip books and zoetropes revealed the mesmerizing power of animation to humans before movies were even invented in the late 19th century. And if you really wanted to journey back in time, look to prehistoric cave art where animals drawn with excessive pairs of legs created the illusion of motion when illuminated by fire – it might be considered the first animation.

So it was inevitable, practically human nature, that animation grew in tandem with cinema from the beginning. And it was only inevitable in the Internet age that someone, somewhere would pile up all the best feature-length animated films from the 20th century and beyond, rank them, and call the guide something like the 140 Essential Animated Movies Ever to Watch Right Now! Which is what you’ll find below.

All forms of the medium are featured here, from cel (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Land Before Time) to 3-D (Toy Story, Shrek), rotoscoped (Tower, A Scanner Darkly) to stop-motion (Chicken Run, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and oil canvas (Loving Vincent) to mixed media (Waltz With Bashir). Animation is frequently associated with specific studios, and to that end we have represented Disney (Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty), Pixar (WALL-E, Finding Dory), DreamWorks (How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda), Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service), and more.

How did we decide on the “Essential” 140? We looked at reviews, other “best of” lists, cultural impact, and applied some editorial discretion. They didn’t have to just be good – in fact, some are not so Fresh at all! – but they had to play a part in the history of the medium. These are the movies that have been passed on for generations, no matter how much style and artistic tastes change year-to-year. They’re the ones that parents and kids watch together, frequently becoming part of the family tradition. They’re the movies that pushed animation forward, and that inspire people to pick up the pen, pencil, or stylus and try to make their own mark in history with their own colorful stories.

Tomatometer scores were not a factor in ranking (besides the fact that it needed to have one), only feature films were considered, and movies with some live-action thrown in (The LEGO Movie, James and the Giant Peach) were fine, as long as the majority of their runtime was animated.

Whatever tickles your ‘toon, you’ll find it’s type here. Get drawn to the 140 essential animated movies ever!

#140

Redline (2011)
50%

#140
Adjusted Score: 10.364%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Redline is a racing film created by studio Madhouse (Paprika, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars). Redline is... [More]

#139
Adjusted Score: 37.292%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Animated adventure set in ancient Baghdad involves a princess and a cobbler who must retrieve three magic orbs to defeat... [More]
Directed By: Richard Williams

#138

Monster House (2006)
74%

#138
Adjusted Score: 79.088%
Critics Consensus: Monster House welcoms kids and adults alike into a household full of smart, monstrous fun.
Synopsis: A suburban home has become physically animated by a vengeful human soul looking to stir up trouble from beyond the... [More]
Directed By: Gil Kenan

#137

Anastasia (1997)
85%

#137
Adjusted Score: 87.924%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful animation, an affable take on Russian history, and strong voice performances make Anastasia a winning first film from Fox animation studios.
Synopsis: The first feature from the 20th Century-Fox animation unit in Phoenix, Arizona, this is the ninth film produced and directed... [More]
Directed By: Don Bluth

#136

ParaNorman (2012)
88%

#136
Adjusted Score: 94.221%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and solidly scripted, ParaNorman will entertain (and frighten) older children while providing surprisingly thoughtful fare for their parents.
Synopsis: The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy... [More]
Directed By: Sam Fell, Chris Butler

#135
Adjusted Score: 48.646%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A pair of feisty young street urchins attempts to protect an unnamed metropolis from a diabolical villain whose plans to... [More]
Directed By: Michael Arias

#134

Tower (2016)
99%

#134
Adjusted Score: 101.984%
Critics Consensus: Tower probes into a painful chapter of American history with sensitivity and grace -- and revisits its events from a valuable new perspective.
Synopsis: August 1st 1966 was the day our innocence was shattered. A sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of... [More]
Directed By: Keith Maitland

#133
Adjusted Score: 52.85%
Critics Consensus: An imaginative and thoughtfully engaging anime film with a highly effective visual design. This coming-of-age comedy drama has mad inventiveness to spare.
Synopsis: When a typical young high school girl discovers that she has the unique ability to traverse space and time, her... [More]
Directed By: Mamoru Hosoda

#132
#132
Adjusted Score: 55.426%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hiroyuki Okiura and Mamoru Oshii follow up on their landmark animation feature Ghost in the Shell with this despotic sci-fi... [More]
Directed By: Hiroyuki Okiura

#131

Fritz the Cat (1972)
58%

#131
Adjusted Score: 59.743%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the hands of writer and director Ralph Bakshi, a popular underground comics character was the inspiration for the first... [More]
Directed By: Ralph Bakshi

#130

Antz (1998)
93%

#130
Adjusted Score: 97.963%
Critics Consensus: Featuring a stellar voice cast, technically dazzling animation, and loads of good humor, Antz should delight both children and adults.
Synopsis: Central Park ant drone Z longs to be an individual of accomplishment, but Z's colony is a society that puts... [More]
Directed By: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson

#129

Shrek 2 (2004)
89%

#129
Adjusted Score: 95.609%
Critics Consensus: It may not be as fresh as the original, but topical humor and colorful secondary characters make Shrek 2 a winner in its own right.
Synopsis: After battling a fire-breathing dragon and the evil Lord Farquaad to win the hand of Princess Fiona, Shrek now faces... [More]

#128

Wizards (1977)
63%

#128
Adjusted Score: 64.787%
Critics Consensus: Its central metaphor is a bit too on the nose, but Wizards is an otherwise psychedelic, freaky trip into an alternate version of our world.
Synopsis: In this animated futuristic tale, a pair of twins must fight for domination of what is left of the world,... [More]
Directed By: Ralph Bakshi

#127
#127
Adjusted Score: 95.295%
Critics Consensus: The Simpsons Movie contains the hearty laughs, biting satire, and honest portrayal of an American family that makes the show so popular. And it boasts slicker animation and polished writing that hearkens back to the show's glory days.
Synopsis: Homer must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. It all begins with Homer, his new pet pig... [More]
Directed By: David Silverman

#126

Metropolis (2002)
86%

#126
Adjusted Score: 87.082%
Critics Consensus: A remarkable technical achievement, Metropolis' eye-popping visuals more than compensate for its relatively routine story.
Synopsis: Playing like a candy-colored hybrid of Fritz Lang's film of the same name and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, Osamu Tezuka's... [More]
Directed By: Rintaro

#125
#125
Adjusted Score: 93.982%
Critics Consensus: The Peanuts Movie offers a colorful gateway into the world of its classic characters and a sweetly nostalgic -- if relatively unambitious -- treat for the adults who grew up with them.
Synopsis: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved "Peanuts" gang make their big-screen debut, like they've never... [More]
Directed By: Steve Martino

#124

A Bug's Life (1998)
92%

#124
Adjusted Score: 96.639%
Critics Consensus: A Bug's Life is a rousing adventure that blends animated thrills with witty dialogue and memorable characters - and another smashing early success for Pixar.
Synopsis: John Lasseter, director of Pixar's movie phenomenon Toy Story, has set new standards in computer animation with this effort, another... [More]

#123

Big Hero 6 (2014)
89%

#123
Adjusted Score: 97.333%
Critics Consensus: Agreeably entertaining and brilliantly animated, Big Hero 6 is briskly-paced, action-packed, and often touching.
Synopsis: With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure... [More]

#122

Heavy Metal (1981)
61%

#122
Adjusted Score: 62.65%
Critics Consensus: It's sexist, juvenile, and dated, but Heavy Metal makes up for its flaws with eye-popping animation and a classic, smartly used soundtrack.
Synopsis: Based on the popular magazine of the same name, this animated cult film interweaves six visionary stories of science fiction... [More]

#121
Adjusted Score: 64.103%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hana is a 19-year-old student who falls in a "fairy-tale like" love with a "wolf man". Over the course of... [More]

#120
#120
Adjusted Score: 94.997%
Critics Consensus: The arresting and dynamic visuals, offbeat details and light-as-air storytelling make James and the Giant Peach solid family entertainment.
Synopsis: A young boy's discovery of a gigantic peach triggers an eventful journey across the sea in this strikingly designed and... [More]
Directed By: Henry Selick

#119

The Last Unicorn (1982)
71%

#119
Adjusted Score: 72.326%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.... [More]

#118
Adjusted Score: 102.983%
Critics Consensus: My Life as a Zucchini's silly title and adorable characters belie a sober story whose colorful visuals delight the senses even as it braves dark emotional depths.
Synopsis: After his mother's sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster... [More]
Directed By: Claude Barras

#117
Adjusted Score: 93.448%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Wolf is a clever thief with a knack for getting into trouble. This animated Japanese feature chronicles his adventures in... [More]
Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki

#116

Happy Feet (2006)
76%

#116
Adjusted Score: 81.317%
Critics Consensus: Visually dazzling, with a thoughtful storyline and catchy musical numbers, Happy Feet marks a successful animated debut from the makers of Babe.
Synopsis: In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and... [More]

#115
#115
Adjusted Score: 90.945%
Critics Consensus: The warmth of traditional Disney animation makes this occasionally lightweight fairy-tale update a lively and captivating confection for the holidays.
Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical "The Princess and the Frog," an animated comedy set in the great city... [More]
Directed By: John Musker, Ron Clements

#114

Ice Age (2002)
77%

#114
Adjusted Score: 81.487%
Critics Consensus: Even though Ice Age is treading over the same grounds as Monsters, Inc. and Shrek, it has enough wit and laughs to stand on its own.
Synopsis: Set against the onslaught of the ice age -- and a world filled with wonder and danger -- the story... [More]

#113
#113
Adjusted Score: 84.228%
Critics Consensus: A good introduction to Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice in Wonderland boasts some of the Disney canon's most surreal and twisted images.
Synopsis: This Disney feature-length cartoon combines the most entertaining elements of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.... [More]

#112
Adjusted Score: 57.232%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Written by animation master Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his protégé Yoshifumi Kondo, this film is a simple tale about... [More]
Directed By: Yoshifumi Kondo

#111

Brave (2012)
79%

#111
Adjusted Score: 87.748%
Critics Consensus: Brave offers young audiences and fairy tale fans a rousing, funny fantasy adventure with a distaff twist and surprising depth.
Synopsis: Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to... [More]

#110

Waking Life (2001)
80%

#110
Adjusted Score: 84.489%
Critics Consensus: Waking Life's inventive animated aesthetic adds a distinctive visual component to a film that could easily have rested on its smart screenplay and talented ensemble cast.
Synopsis: A boy has a dream that he can float, but unless he holds on, he will drift away into the... [More]
Directed By: Richard Linklater

#109

Peter Pan (1953)
80%

#109
Adjusted Score: 84.674%
Critics Consensus: Though it doesn't delve deeply into the darkness of J.M. Barrie's tale, Peter Pan is a heartwarming, exuberant film with some great tunes.
Synopsis: Disney's animated telling of the J.M. Barrie story chronicles the adventures of Peter, Wendy, Michael and John Darling as they... [More]

#108

My Dog Tulip (2010)
90%

#108
Adjusted Score: 90.982%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A bittersweet account of the author's 14-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian, MY DOG TULIP was written, directed and animated... [More]

#107
#107
Adjusted Score: 84.805%
Critics Consensus: Dragon Ball Super: Broly may seem like colorful chaos to newcomers, but for longtime fans, it represents this long-running franchise near its action-packed apogee.
Synopsis: A planet destroyed, a powerful race reduced to nothing. After the devastation of Planet Vegeta, three Saiyans were scattered among... [More]
Directed By: Tatsuya Nagamine

#106
Adjusted Score: 99.246%
Critics Consensus: Smart and refreshingly free of sentimentality, Long Way North takes viewers on a beautifully animated adventure grounded in fully realized characters and genuine emotion.
Synopsis: LONG WAY NORTH is set in the late 19th century Saint Petersburg. Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy,... [More]
Directed By: Rémi Chayé

#105
Adjusted Score: 84.89%
Critics Consensus: Its jokes are profoundly bold and rude but incredibly funny at the same time.
Synopsis: Trey Parker and Matt Stone bring the colorful citizens of South Park to the big screen in a film that... [More]
Directed By: Trey Parker

#104

Despicable Me (2010)
81%

#104
Adjusted Score: 86.619%
Critics Consensus: Borrowing heavily (and intelligently) from Pixar and Looney Tunes, Despicable Me is a surprisingly thoughtful, family-friendly treat with a few surprises of its own.
Synopsis: A mysterious criminal mastermind has stolen one of the pyramids in Egypt, sparking a fit of jealous envy in evil... [More]

#103
Adjusted Score: 90.11%
Critics Consensus: Quirky humor, plucky characters and solid slapstick make this family comedy a frenetically tasty time at the movies.
Synopsis: Inspired by Ron and Judi Barrett's beloved children's book of the same name, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs follows... [More]

#102

Hercules (1997)
84%

#102
Adjusted Score: 86.996%
Critics Consensus: Fast-paced and packed with dozens of pop culture references, Hercules might not measure up with the true classics of the Disney pantheon, but it's still plenty of fun.
Synopsis: Disney's animation team dipped into the rich well of ancient mythology for this musical comedy. The son of Greek gods... [More]
Directed By: John Musker, Ron Clements

#101
Adjusted Score: 12.897%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Place Promised in Our Early Days concerns a pair of best friends who built a plane together while they... [More]

#100
#100
Adjusted Score: 91.51%
Critics Consensus: Big Fish & Begonia's richly rendered blend of animation styles perfectly complements its bighearted, surprisingly complex cautionary fish tale.
Synopsis: From ancient Chinese legends comes a beautiful tale of love and sacrifice. There is a mystical race of beings that... [More]
Directed By: Xuan Liang, Chun Zhang

#99
Adjusted Score: 66.359%
Critics Consensus: This may be strictly for anime junkies, but they'll find much to like about Cowboy Bebop's casual violence and cool dialogue.
Synopsis: The popular animé series Cowboy Bebop gets its own feature-length film with the aptly named Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. Set... [More]
Directed By: Shinichirô Watanabe

#98
Adjusted Score: 20.005%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Euro-electro-pop of Daft Punk is married to an epic sci-fi story line in this ambitious anime project conceived by... [More]

#97
Adjusted Score: 89.321%
Critics Consensus: Inventively animated, boldly creative, and refreshingly ambitious, The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl should resonate deeply with fans of outré anime.
Synopsis: From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Adventure Time's "Food Chain") comes The Night is Short, Walk... [More]
Directed By: Masaaki Yuasa

#96

Loving Vincent (2017)
85%

#96
Adjusted Score: 90.904%
Critics Consensus: Loving Vincent's dazzling visual achievements make this Van Gogh biopic well worth seeking out -- even if its narrative is far less effectively composed.
Synopsis: This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of Vincent... [More]

#95

Tangled (2010)
89%

#95
Adjusted Score: 95.493%
Critics Consensus: While far from Disney's greatest film, Tangled is a visually stunning, thoroughly entertaining addition to the studio's classic animated canon.
Synopsis: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel,... [More]
Directed By: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

#94
#94
Adjusted Score: 73.849%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and genuinely endearing, The Land Before Time is sure to please dino-obsessed tykes, even if it's a little too cutesy for older viewers.
Synopsis: From Steven Spielberg and George Lucas comes the animated classic that started a global phenomenon. Go back in time with... [More]
Directed By: Don Bluth

#93
Adjusted Score: 97.087%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The film for this rare full-length animated feature was fully developed and shot by 1930 - just when sound was... [More]
Directed By: Wladyslaw Starewicz

#92

An American Tail (1986)
70%

#92
Adjusted Score: 71.953%
Critics Consensus: Exquisitely animated, An American Tail is a sweet, melancholy, immigrants story.
Synopsis: An American Tail is a beautifully rendered animated flim that tells an overly familiar story in terms children can easily... [More]
Directed By: Don Bluth

#91

Vampire Hunter D (1985)
75%

#91
Adjusted Score: 54.474%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When a young lady is bitten by an evil vampire in mideval Romania, a mysterious stranger known only as "D"... [More]
Directed By: Toyoo Ashida, Carl Macek

#90
#90
Adjusted Score: 105.027%
Critics Consensus: Kubo and the Two Strings matches its incredible animation with an absorbing -- and bravely melancholy -- story that has something to offer audiences of all ages.
Synopsis: Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever,... [More]
Directed By: Travis Knight

#89

Anomalisa (2015)
92%

#89
Adjusted Score: 101.975%
Critics Consensus: Anomalisa marks another brilliant and utterly distinctive highlight in Charlie Kaufman's filmography, and a thought-provoking treat for fans of introspective cinema.
Synopsis: A man struggles with his inability to connect with other people.... [More]

#88
#88
Adjusted Score: 56.919%
Critics Consensus: Family drama mixes with virtual online action in the breezy and entertaining Summer Wars.
Synopsis: Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job - passing himself... [More]
Directed By: Mamoru Hosoda

#87

Perfect Blue (1999)
77%

#87
Adjusted Score: 78.007%
Critics Consensus: Perfect Blue is overstylized, but its core mystery is always compelling, as are the visual theatrics.
Synopsis: Mima was a pop idol, worshipped by the masses until fashion dictated otherwise. In order to salvage her career, she... [More]

#86

Mulan (1998)
86%

#86
Adjusted Score: 89.796%
Critics Consensus: Exploring themes of family duty and honor, Mulan breaks new ground as a Disney film, while still bringing vibrant animation and sprightly characters to the screen.
Synopsis: Disney's cross-cultural retelling of a popular Chinese folk tale about a peasant girl who disguises herself as a man and... [More]
Directed By: Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft

#85

Watership Down (1978)
82%

#85
Adjusted Score: 85.107%
Critics Consensus: Aimed at adults perhaps more than children, this is a respectful, beautifully animated adaptation of Richard Adams' beloved book.
Synopsis: Unique in the annals of animated films, Watership Down is a serious, even grim tale that many will find relentless... [More]
Directed By: Martin Rosen

#84

Paprika (2006)
84%

#84
Adjusted Score: 86.349%
Critics Consensus: Following its own brand of logic, Paprika is an eye-opening mind trip that is difficult to follow but never fails to dazzle.
Synopsis: A machine allows therapists to enter patients' dreams. When it's stolen, all hell breaks loose, and only a woman therapist... [More]
Directed By: Satoshi Kon

#83

Lilo & Stitch (2002)
86%

#83
Adjusted Score: 89.826%
Critics Consensus: Edgier than traditional Disney fare, Lilo and Stitch explores issues of family while providing a fun and charming story.
Synopsis: A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law.... [More]

#82
#82
Adjusted Score: 90.396%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Something of a Fantasia for adults, Allegro Non Troppo intercuts slapstick live-action sequences -- which relay the story of a... [More]
Directed By: Bruno Bozzetto

#81
#81
Adjusted Score: 67.538%
Critics Consensus: A decent take on the legend of King Arthur, The Sword in the Stone suffers from relatively indifferent animation, but its characters are still memorable and appealing.
Synopsis: Another of the fantastic animated creations from the Disney studios, this is the animated version of The Once and Future... [More]
Directed By: Wolfgang Reitherman

#80
Adjusted Score: 90.94%
Critics Consensus: Belladonna of Sadness has more than enough brilliant visual artistry to keep audiences enraptured even as the film's narrative reach slightly exceeds its grasp.
Synopsis: This well-crafted Japanese animated feature adapts the novel Belladonna by Jules Michelet in a unique manner. The story concerns a... [More]
Directed By: Eiichi Yamamoto

#79

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
67%

#79
Adjusted Score: 73.002%
Critics Consensus: A faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel, A Scanner Darkly takes the viewer on a visual and mind-blowing journey into the author's conception of a drug-addled and politically unstable world.
Synopsis: Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, an undercover cop, Fred, is one of... [More]
Directed By: Richard Linklater

#78

The Jungle Book (1967)
87%

#78
Adjusted Score: 90.89%
Critics Consensus: With expressive animation, fun characters, and catchy songs, The Jungle Book endures as a crowd-pleasing Disney classic.
Synopsis: The final animated feature produced under the supervision of Walt Disney is a lively neo-swing musical, loosely based upon the... [More]
Directed By: Wolfgang Reitherman

#77

Fantastic Planet (1973)
89%

#77
Adjusted Score: 91.347%
Critics Consensus: Fantastic Planet is an animated epic that is by turns surreal and lovely, fantastic and graceful.
Synopsis: This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders.... [More]
Directed By: René Laloux

#76
#76
Adjusted Score: 82.859%
Critics Consensus: The Great Mouse Detective may not rank with Disney's classics, but it's an amiable, entertaining picture with some stylishly dark visuals.
Synopsis: This animated children's film spoofs the Sherlock Holmes legend by recasting the major characters as rodents. Basil, the Great Mouse... [More]

#75
#75
Adjusted Score: 92.722%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully drawn and refreshingly calm, The Secret of Kells hearkens back to animation's golden age with an enchanting tale inspired by Irish mythology.
Synopsis: Young Brendan lives in the Abbey of Kells, a remote medieval outpost under siege from raiding barbarians. One day a... [More]
Directed By: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey

#74

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)
87%

#74
Adjusted Score: 93.381%
Critics Consensus: Equally entertaining for both kids and parents old enough to catch the references, Wreck-It Ralph is a clever, colorful adventure built on familiar themes and joyful nostalgia.
Synopsis: Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their... [More]
Directed By: Rich Moore

#73
Adjusted Score: 102.677%
Critics Consensus: The rare trilogy capper that really works, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World brings its saga to a visually dazzling and emotionally affecting conclusion.
Synopsis: Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance... [More]
Directed By: Dean DeBlois

#72
Adjusted Score: 94.411%
Critics Consensus: Boy and the World's distinctive animation is visually thrilling -- and it's backed up with a daring, refreshingly different storyline that should enthrall younger viewers while resonating deeply with adults.
Synopsis: Cuca's cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest... [More]
Directed By: Alê Abreu

#71
Adjusted Score: 94.473%
Critics Consensus: As beautifully crafted as it is powerfully written, A Silent Voice looks at teen bullying from a soberingly hard-hitting perspective that's uncommon for the animated medium.
Synopsis: "A Silent Voice" follows the poignant and moving story of Shoya Ishida, a school bully, and Shoko Nishimiya, a young... [More]
Directed By: Naoko Yamada

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