10 Best Animated Movies of All Time

Loved by the old and the young alike, animated movies have always held a special place in everyone’s heart. Nothing captures our imagination and lets our thoughts soaring like a good animated movie. So here’s a look at the list of 10 best animated movies of all time.


10. The Iron Giant (1999)


Directed by Brad Bird, ‘The Iron Giant’ is a comedy-adventure romp, with sci-fi thrown in for good measure. Adapted from the 1968 novel of the same name, the story is set against the backdrop of the Cold War when tensions mounted between the US and the Soviet Union. A Warner Bros. classic, ‘The Iron Giant’ won the prestigious Hugo and the Nebula awards for the Best Dramatic Presentation.


9. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)


The Japanese are peerless when it comes to soulful and thought-provoking animation. ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ is one such example. Directed by the animation legend Hayao Miyazaki, this film has a traditional Japanese animation style fused with modern overtones, and is a must watch for everyone.


8. WALL-E (2008)


Animation can easily be divided into two categories: Before Pixar and After Pixar. WALL-E is one of the best examples of what happens when creators pour their heart out in a movie. WALL-E is an intensely moving tale about a lonely, Trash compactor robot who eventually finds love. The film is ripe with beautiful imagery and is technically perfect. It swept away all major awards the year it was released, including the Academy Award for the Best Animated Feature.


7. Beauty and the Beast (1991)


The first animated movie to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a classic Disney retelling of the enchanting fairy tale. The ballroom dance sequence is a work of magic and gives a sense of wonder quite unparalleled. The movie eventually went on to win the Oscar for the Best Original Score.


6. Up (2009)


Pixar topped their success of ‘WALL-E’ with ‘Up’, their most emotionally satisfying movie ever. It features one of the best love stories ever committed to screen and is a tear-jerking tale of love, loss, and rediscovery. Such was the praise given (and rightfully so) to the movie, that it became only the second movie in history to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.