60 Animation Movies That Are All Time Favorite

Movies That Will Make You Child Again!

Tushar Sahu

May 6, 2021|14 min read


Animation Movies, this phrase itself is an emotion for some people, maybe for you too. Whenever we think or hear about Animation Movies, our mind gets pop-up and we immediately start thinking about our favorite Animation Movies, and their suspense or climax scenes. 

Many individuals believe that Animation Movies are only for kids, who just watch Animation Movies for their entertainment purposes. But it isn’t the whole truth. There are numerous Animation Movies, which are made for every age group. 

Even if I personally speak, I still use to watch Animation Movies, which makes me feel excited and vanishes out all the stress, if I’m in a bad mood. 

In this article, you’re getting to know about some of the Best Animation Movies, which should definitely be watched, irrespective of your age. And I’m pretty sure that these Animation Movies will surely change your moods, and will make you fill with excitement and joy. 

Apart from the animation, the creativity and story of these Animation Movies will also help you think to the next level. The delivery of dialogues in an exceptional way and the design of characters make these Animation Movies more exciting.

Let’s get started with the following list of some of the Best Animation Movies, to make your day better:

1) Kubo And Two Strings (2010)

Kubo and two Strings, the first one from this list of Best Animation Movies, is a story of a 12-year-old adventurous boy Kubo, having only a single eye. Art Parkinson played the voice cast of the character Kubo.

2) The Lion King (1994)

This is a story of a young lion Simba, whose Parental uncle Scar, hatch the conspiracy to kill Simba’s father Mufasa.  After years, Simba gets to know about his father’s death and challenges Scar. At the conclusion of the movie, Simba becomes a Rightful King.

3) Klaus (2019)

Klaus is an English language Spanish Christmas film. This movie received numerous positive reviews for its best story, animation, and vocal performances from people. Other than this Klaus also got nominated for the Oscar.

4) Beauty and the Beast (1991)

It is the story of a prince, who got transformed into a Monster, named Beast. On the other hand, Belle is a young and pretty princess. Here Beast learns to love from Belle and tries to get back the love in return, to get back in his actual human form.

5) The Iron Giant (1999)

This movie depicts the scenario from the Cold War during 1957, which centers on a 9-year-old young boy Hogarth Huges, who was energetic, curious, and very intelligent, having a great imagination.

Based on the novel ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes, published in 1968.

6) Zootopia (2016)

Zootopia tells the story of anthropomorphic mammals, where there was a partnership between a Police officer, who was a Rabbit, and a Red Fox. They both solve and try to uncover the criminal conspiracy of Titular city.

7) How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

This one from Animation Movies, tells the story of a teenage Viking boy, Hiccup, who wishes to become a dragon slayer, to follow their tradition. But instead, he lost his interest in slaying dragons and became friends with one of them.

This movie is based on the book, ‘Of The Same Name’ written by Cressida Cowell (2003).

8) Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse (2018)

Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse (2018)

This movie shares the story of a multiverse named ‘Spider-Verse’. The characters in this movie are taken from Marvel Comics, whom the leading one is Miles Morales. Here, you’ll get to know about how Miles Morals met other spider people from numerous dimensions and became a new Spiderman.

9) The Lego Movie (2014)

The story of this adventure comedy movie centers on Emmet, an ordinary Lego mini-figure. This movie from Animation Movies is dedicated to the former director (Entertainment Development) of the Lego Company, who died in April 2013.

10) Moana (2016)

Moana itself is a leading character in this movie, who is the daughter of a Chief, living in Polynesian Village. In the story, she chooses herself to restore the heart of goddess Te Fiti.

11) The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

The story of ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ centers on Batman as the leading superhero from DC Comics. Batman (Will Arnett), who is a billionaire superhero of Gotham City, tries to stop his Arch Rival Joker (Zech Galifianakis).

12) Spirited Away (2001)

Story of a 10-year-old girl Chihiro, who when moving to his neighborhood, accidentally enters the world of Kami, and her parents get transformed into Pigs. Further, she takes a job and simultaneously tries to find a way to transform her parents into humans and return to the human world.

13) Song of the Sea (2014)

Ben, a 10-year-old rich boy, having a mute sister, whom he blamed for the apparent death of his mother. Having the voice of David Rawle, in the character of Ben. This movie is too adventurous and filled with suspense. 

14) How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

In this movie, a boy named Hiccup, makes a bond with a female Light Fury, to overcome the threat of a ruthless dragon. Jay Baruchel played the voice cast as a Hiccup in this movie. 

15) Frozen (2013)

Frozen is a story of a princess, who set off her journey along with an iceman, a snowman, and her reindeer in search of her estranged sister, whose icy powers have trapped the whole kingdom within the eternal winter.

16) Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

This movie from Animation Movies is the sequel to the film Wreck-It Ralph, and a story tells further about a kind-hearted and gigantic man, Wreck-It Ralph.

17) How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Sequel to How to Train Your Dragon (2010), this movie is about Drago Bludvist, a mad man who wants to conquer the whole world in his hand. The movie tells about how Hiccup and his friends met his mother and also with the Drago Bludvist.

18) Big Hero 6 (2014)

Big Hero 6 is the story of two brothers, Hiro Hamada being the elder one, a young prodigy when it comes to robotics. Baymax is a robot who provides healthcare facilities to his younger brother, who forms the superhero team to rebel against an ultimate masked villain.

19) Bambi (1942)

Story of a white-tailed deer, with his parents, his friend, a pink-nosed rabbit (Thumper), and a flower (a skunk), and also his childhood friend and future partner, Faline.

This movie from Animation Movies is based on the book ‘A Life in the Woods’ (1923) by Australian Author Felix Saltan.

20) Mary and Max (2009)

As the name itself suggests, this movie is the story of a long-distance friendship between Mary, an Australian girl, and Max, a pen-pan, who suffers the disease of having overweight with Asperger’s Syndrome.

21) Bolt (2008)

An amazing movie from Animation Movies, in which a dog named Bolt, believes that he has some superpowers, as he watches TV series too much. When he gets to know that Penny, his owner, has been kidnapped, he goes out to rescue her. 

22) Tangled (2010)

The story follows a naive and young girl named Rapunzel, who is locked due to the over-possessiveness of her mother. She then escapes against her mother and meets a thief named Flynn, who is actually a kind-hearted person.

23) Shrek 2 (2004)

This one from Animation Movies is based on fairy tales, depicting the American popular culture. Also, some portion of this movie relates to the picture book Shreck! (1990).

Shreck 2 is a sequel to the movie Shreck, which was released in 2001.

24) Shreck (2001)

Story of a Shreck named Orge, having a donkey as a partner. Shreck and his donkey go to regain his swamp and to rescue Princess Fiona, from a vile lord Farquead, who wishes to marry the princess and aspires to be a King.

The story is loosely based on a fairy tale picture book, ‘of the same name by William Steig (1990).

25) Winnie the Pooh (2011)

The story of this movie centers on a character from an Eponymous novel. Winnie the Pooh, who is always in hunger for honey, and Tigger, a tiger who loves to bounce, having an enthusiasm in him.

Jim Cummings is the voice cast as Winnie the Pooh.

26) Kung Fu Panda (2008)

It is a story of a giant panda, Po Ping, who without having any hope, gets chosen as a Dragon Warrior, and everyone doubted his potential. To prove his worth, Po starts working hard to reach his dream destination.

27) Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Story of a princess, named Aurora, and daughter of King Stefan and Queen Leah. Aurora gets cursed that she’ll die on her 16th birthday, for survival, she goes to a deep sleep, which can only be broken if her true love will kiss her.

28) Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Story of a boy Wreck-It Ralph, who is a villain in a fictional game called Fix-It Felix Jr. and dreams to become a hero in it. In reality, he is a kind-hearted and gigantic man.

29) Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Here Po, the leading character, forms an army of locals (other pandas) to battle against Kei’s Jade minions to save the lives of his friends. 

This movie is one of the best Animation Movies of all time and a sequel to Kung Fu Panda 2 (2016).

30) Princess Mononoke (1997)

This movie follows the story of young Emishi Prince Ashitaka, who got infected by an animal attack and then seeks a cure from Shishigami, the deer-like god. This is a story of the struggle for a forest between humans, animals, and gods.

31) Pinocchio (1940)

The oldest movie in this list of Animation Movies, yet too interesting to watch. Pinocchio was just a wooden one, which turned into a living one by the Blue Fairy.

It is based on the novel, ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ by Carlo Collodi (1883). 

32) Dumbo (1941)

Dumbo is the story of an anthropomorphic elephant Jumbo Jr., who gets trolled by giving him the nickname ‘Dumbo’. Apart from his mother, mice are his only friend. Also, due to his huge ears, he is capable of flying using them as wings. 

33) Ice Age (Series)

Ice Age, which is an American Media Franchise, tells the story of a group of various mammals, who used to survive in the Paleolithic Ice Age.

Animation Movies from the Ice Age series are: 

  • Ice Age (2002)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
  • Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

34) The Croods (2013)

The Croods (2013)

Set in the fictional pre-historic time of the Pliocene era known as ‘The Coodecaous’. In this movie, Grug and his family begin their journey in search of a new shelter, as their cave is destroyed. 

35) The Lady and the Tramp (1955)

The mixture of Romance and Adventure, this is a story of a female dog named Lady, who lives in a refined and upper-middle-class family and a male dog named Tramp. Both of them fall crazily in love with one another.

It is based on the story, ‘Happy Den, The Cynical Dog’ from a Cosmopolitan Magazine, written by Ward Greene (1945).

36) Despicable Me (2010)

Story of a Mastermind, Gru, who wants to make the biggest heist in history. For this, he adopts 3 orphans as pawns. But his life got completely changed after an incident when the little girls saw him as their father. 

37) Soul (2020)

This movie from Animation Movies follows the story of a middle school music teacher, Joe Gardner, who had an accident, and as result, his body and soul get separated. The whole movie is about his efforts to unite both soul and the body.

38) Onward (2020)

Having an adventurous story of two brothers, Barley Lightfoot, the older brother, and Ian Lightfoot, the younger one. To temporarily bring their dead father back, they both set out on a quest, in which by finding an artifact, they can bring their father back.

39) Toy Story (1995)

Story of two toys who fight for their owners, Andy and Davis, friends who get reunited after a separation. The pull-string cowboy doll, Woody, and an Astronaut action figure, Buzz Lightyear, the toys who fight with each other all time.

40) Toy Story 2 (1999)

In the sequel to Toy Story (1995), Woody, the pull-string cowboy doll, gets stolen by a toy collector. Buzz Lightyear, along with his friends, goes to rescue him. But then Woody is being tempted by the idea of immortality in a museum. 

41) Toy Story 3 (2010)

In this film, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Andy’s other toys accidentally donated to the daycare center, during the time when Andy (17-years-old boy) is preparing to leave for his college.

42) Toy Story 4 (2019)

Toy Story 4 is stepping ahead, from where the story of Toy Story 3 (2010) is ended. Now, Woody, Buzz, and their other toy friends find a new place for living with Bonnie. Then along with Bonnie, they begin their road trip adventure. 

43) The Incredibles (2004)

This movie is a story of a family, having superpowers, but hide their powers because of the government rules, and used to live a simple and ordinary life. But when Mr. Incredible was lured into a trap made by the evil Syndrome, all of them came into action to save him.

44) Incredibles 2 (2018)

Here, the Incredibles tries to restore the public’s faith in superheroes along with balancing their family life, such that they can fight against the supervillain, who seeks to turn people against every superhero. 

This movie is the sequel to the 2004 movie, ‘The Incredibles’.

45) Coco (2017)

This movie follows the story of a 12-year-old boy Miguel, an aspiring singer, even after his family was suffering from a lifetime ban on music. Accidently, he gets transported into the Land of Dead, where he gets to know that his great-great-grandfather was a legendary singer. At last, the family ban on the music gets reversed. 

46) Brave (2012)

Brave is a story of princess Merida, an independent archer, who disagrees with an age-old custom, causing chaos in the kingdom by expressing the desire not to get involved in it. After encountering a witch, she makes the effort to reverse the curse. 

47) Cars (2006)

Centering the Racing Car named Lightning McQueen, this movie from Animation Movies is a story based on anthropomorphic cars, who can talk along with the other vehicles. 

48) Cars 2 (2011)

This movie is based on the World Grand Prix race, in which both car Lightning McQueen and his truck friend Mater participate. But, due to Mater getting involved in international espionage, the racing championship gets troubled.

49) Cars 3 (2017)

Sequel to Cars 2 (2011), in this movie, Lightning McQueen proves to the world that he is still the best racing car of the world, by competing with the modern and high-tech racing cars. 

50) Finding Dory (2016)

This film centers on a fish Dory, who suffers from the inability of memory loss. Dory wishes to reunite with her parents but isn't able to recall the incidents that happen in her life.

This movie from Animation Movies is a sequel to Finding Nemo (2003).

51) Finding Nemo (2003)

This movie is the story of a clownfish, Marlin, who was too possessive by nature. Along with a Dory named regal blue tang. Further, Martin terms with Nemo such that he can take care of himself.

52) The Good Dinosaur (2015)

This film makes us explore alternate history, where along with humans, dinosaurs also exist. A young timid Apatosaurus, named Arlo, meets a human baby and later becomes friends with him. Further, they discover and overcome a lot of mysteries and challenges together.

53) Inside Out (2015)

The film depicts the mind of an 11-year-old young girl, Riley, where she’s personified with different kinds of emotions- Joy, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust to lead her through her life as she, along with her parents, move to San Francisco from Minnesota.

54) Monsters University (2013)

Story of Monsters University centers on two friends, Mike and Sulley, from their college days. Initially, they both don’t like each other and start off as rivals, but along with time, both became best friends.

55) Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille (2007)

Story of a Rat, Ramy, an aspiring chef who tries to achieve his goal of forming an alliance with a Persian restaurant’s garbage boy, and that’s why he’s always in search of an opportunity.

56) Up (2009)

Up is the story of Carl Fredricksen, an elderly widower and a boy Russel. Both of them tied thousands of balloons to fulfill the dream to form a flying house in search of Paradise Falls, which was Carl’s late wife’s dream destination.

57) WALL-E (2008)

Story of WALL-E centers on a robot, who came to Earth to clean the garbage in waste-coated Earth. After some time, he falls in love with another robot, named EVE, and both set out on their journey across the galaxy.

58) Monsters, Inc. (2001)

It is a story of two Monstropolis, best friends James P. Sullivan (Sulley) and his one-eyed partner and best friend Mike Wezow Ski. Both of the friends, Sulley and Mike, have a job at the energy-producing factory Monsters, Inc., that generates power by scaring children.

59) A Bug’s Life (1998)

This movie includes a misfit ant, Flik, who looks for some brave warriors to save the colony of ants from the attacking grasshoppers by recruiting a group of insects who can save the colony of ants.

60) We Bare Bears (2015)

The last one from the list of Animation Movies, which is an American TV Series, centers on three bears Grizzly, Panda, and Beer (voiced by Eric Edelstein, Bobby Moynihan, and Demetri Martin), showing their awkwardness while trying to engage with the human world.

The above is the list of some of the Best Animation Movies till now, which are really exciting to watch, and the excitement will get doubled if you watch these above Animation Movies along with your friends or family. They are just amazing in their own way, and are really exciting, consisting of a lot of suspense in it. 

The above Animation Movies can also help you to reduce your stress level, for which the other kinds of movies are not that effective, as these Animation Movies are filled with lots of joy and excitement in it. You can also watch these Animation Movies in the small breaks, which’ll lead to brain refreshment and your concentration or simply productivity of the work will increase.

As the sum-up of this article on some of the Best Animation Movies, which I hope that you'll really like to read till the end. Again, thanks for reading this article till the end, have a great day!

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Tushar Sahu

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