This is the list of 15 Best Animation Movies. This list is created by The direction. story, plot, screenplay, acting, and rating of these movies are kept in consideration in making this list.


15. Anomalisa (2015)

Poster of 2015 animation film Anamolisa
Anomalisa (2015), cover/image

Production Company:   Starburns Industries, HanWay Films, Snoot Films

Producer:                      Duke Johnson, Rosa Tran, Dino Stamatopoulos, Charlie Kaufman

Director:                       Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, Tom Noonan

Duration:                      90 minutes

A list of Animated movies is not complete without the 2015 romance animation, Anomalisa, which tells the story of Michael Stone, a boring and lonely customer service representative who lives a boring life. He is fed up with his same routine every day. However, he meets an unusual woman named Lisa, a stranger, on a business trip and things change for him.

14. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Poster/Cover image of The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Batman Movie (2017), cover/image

Production Company:   Warner Animation Group, RatPac Entertainment, Lin Pictures, DC Entertainment, Lego System A/S, Lord Miller Productions, Vertigo Entertainment

Producer:                      Phil Lord, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Christopher Miller

Director:                       Chris McKay

Starring:                       Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes

Duration:                     104 minutes

What good is an animation movies list if it doesn’t include The Lego Batman Movie (2017), which tells the story of a hardened criminal who is making an attempt to take over Gotham City, and goes by the name of Joker. So Batman joins forces with Barbara, the police commissioner’s daughter, and Robin, his ward.

13. Incredibles 2 (2018)

Poster of the best animation movie Incredibles 2 (2018).
Incredibles 2 (2018), cover/image

Production Company:   Walt Disney Productions, Pixar Animation Studios

Producer:                      Nicole Paradis Grindle, John Walker

Director:                       Brad Bird

Starring:                       Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Huckleberry Milner, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson

Duration:                     118 minutes

The Incredibles 2 is number 13 on our list of the best Animation Movies, as it has one of the most loved characters in it, and the animation is just awesome. It tells the story of Helen who has a task to restore the public’s faith in superheroes. She goes on a mission to arrest a supervillain, who is trying to turn the public against superheroes and bring him to justice. While Bob stays home and handles the issues there.

12. The Lion King (1994)

Poster/Cover image of The Lion King (1994).
The Lion King (1994), cover/image

Production Company:   Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Pictures

Producer:                      Don Hahn

Director:                       Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

Starring:                       Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Moira Kelly, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, Niketa Calami, Nathan Lane, Rowan Atkinson, Ernie Sabella, Robert Guiilaume, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Cummings, Cheech Marin, Madge Sinclair

Duration:                     88 minutes

The Lion King is one of the oldest and best Animation movies of all time and easily makes its place in every Best Animation Movies list. It tells the story of a young lion prince Simba, whose father has been killed by his evil uncle Scar. The heart-broken Simba leaves his land in despair but learns the true meaning of courage and duty on the road. Eventually, he meets a young lioness Nala and comes back to his land to reclaim his rightful throne.

11. Toy Story (Series)

Cover image of the animated film series Toy Story.
Toy Story Series, image

Production Company:   Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

Producer:                      Ralph Guggenheim, Bonnie Arnold

Director:                       John Lasseter

Starring:                       Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Tim Allen, Jim Varney, Annie Potts, John Ratzenberger, John Morris, Erik Von Detten

Duration:                     81 minutes

The Toy Story series is one of the best amination series of all time, which tells the story of toys who come to life and embark on an adventurous journey. The toys live in a world where they are all alive but are dead when humans are around.

10. Coraline (2009)

The 2009 animation movie Caroline.
Coraline (2009), cover/image

Production Company:   Pandemonium Films, Laika

Producer:                      Claire Jennings, Mary Sandell, Bill Mechanic, Henry Selick

Director:                       Henry Selick

Starring:                       Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Saunders, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane, Dawn French

Duration:                     100 minutes

Caroline, a young adventurous girl does not like the life she is living and is fed up with the way her parents treat her. Caroline discovers a secret door in an old house where she just moved in with her parents. She enters into the door and goes through a passage to enter into a parallel world, where everything is different from reality. She finds that in the other world her parents love her and care for her, and all her dreams have come true but soon realizes that this parallel world is just as good as to entice her to stay, so she refuses her (other) mother’s offer to stay in this parallel world.

9. Paddington 2 (2017)

Paddington 2 (2007), one of the best animation movie
Paddington 2 (2017), cover/image

Production Company:   StudioCanal UK, Heyday Films

Producer:                      David Heyman

Director:                       Paul King

Starring:                       Hugh Bonneville, Brendon Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant

Duration:                     104 minutes

The 2017 adventure animation film Paddington tells the story of Paddington, a young bear, who is happily living with the Brown family, and he is a valuable member of the family. He decides to give the perfect gift to Aunt Lucy on her 100th birthday, a very unique pop-up book that he found at an antique shop. He takes on different jobs to save the money to buy the book. But the book is stolen, so he must track down the thief and recover the book.

8. Inside Out (2015)

Cover image of Inside Out (2015)
Inside Out (2015), cover/image

Production Company:   Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

Producer:                      Jonas Rivera

Director:                       Pete Docter

Starring:                       Phyllis Smith, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Richard King, Mindy Kaling, Diane Lane, Kaitly Dias, Kyle MacLachlan

Duration:                     94 minutes

The 2015 animation film tells the story of an eleven years old girl Riley, who has to move to San Francisco from Minnesota, as her father takes on a new job here. She is uprooted from her old life and struggles to adjust to the new one. Her five core and strong emotions Joy, Fear, Rage, Disgust, and Sadness instruct her on how to cope up with this life. Her most critical emotion, joy, try to make things easy for her, but other emotions disagree.

7. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009 animated film.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), cover/image

Production Company:   American Empirical Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Indian Paintbrush

Producer:                      Scott Rudin, Allison Abbate, Jeremy Dawson, Wes Anderson

Director:                       Wes Anderson

Starring:                       Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Owen Wilson, Bill Murry, Jason Schwartzman

Duration:                     87 minutes

The Fantastic Mr. Fox is almost on every other best animation movie list, and it deserves to be, as it is as funny as it gets, and it tells a great story. Mr. Fox is a family guy and lives an easy life among his people, but his uncontrollable animal instincts make him move back to his stealing ways. He decides to make the last raid on a farm that belongs to his enemy farmers. Things turn sour and difficult when the three farmers decide to kill him and all his kind.

6. WALL-E (2008)

One of the best animated film Wall-E (2008).
WALL-E (2008), cover/image

Production Company:   Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

Producer:                      Jim Morris

Director:                       Andrew Stanton

Starring:                       Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin, Elissa Knight, Fred Willard, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver, John Ratzenberger

Duration:                     97 minutes

The 2008 adventurous animation film Wall-E, is among the best-animated movies of all time. It tells the story of a machine that cleans and uninhabitable and abandoned planet. He luckily meets EVE, another robot, who comes to the planet on a probe. Wall-E falls in love with her. Together they embark on a beautiful journey, that will eventually save mankind.

5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), cover/image

Production Company:   Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Pascal Pictures, Lord Miller Productions, Arad Productions

Producer:                      Avi Arad, Phil Lord, Amy Pascal, Christina Steinberg, Christopher Miller

Director:                       Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman

Starring:                       Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Mahershala Ali, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Valez, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, Liev Schreiber, Nicolas Cage

Duration:                     117 minutes

Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse, easily makes its place in any best animation movies list. This action/adventure animation film tells the story of Miles Morales, who acquires superpowers after he is bitten by a spider. Soon he finds himself in the middle of a great war and joins forces with other spider people to save the multiverse from evil forces (Kingpin).

4. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010).
How to Train Your Dragon (2010), cover/image

Production Company:   DreamWorks Animation

Producer:                      Bonnie Arnold

Director:                       Dean Deblois, Chris Sanders

Starring:                       Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, America Ferrera, T. J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig

Duration:                     98 minutes

How to Train Your Dragon is perhaps one of the most beautiful animated works of all time, and always comes up whenever animation films are being discussed. It tells the story of a young Viking, Hiccup, who must kill a dragon in order to become a real man and to be initiated into his tribe. He ends up befriending the mysterious Night Fury dragon named Toothless. He discovers that his people have misjudged the species. They both learn that they must fight the ignorance that plagues their planet.

3. Ratatouille (2007)

Best Animation Movie, Ratatouille (2007).
Ratatouille (2007), cover/image

Production Company:   Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

Producer:                      Brad Lewis

Director:                       Brad Bird

Starring:                       Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Ian Holm, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Brian Dennehy, Peter O’Toole, Will Arnett, Peter Sohn

Duration:                     111 minutes

The 2007 family/comedy animation Ratatouille is one of a kind animation film, which tells the story of a rat named Remy, who wants to become a popular French chef. He does not realize that the people would never eat a meal cooked by him. Ratatouille is one of the most hilarious animated movies you’ll find. Its great story, turn of events, and funny comments make it one of the best in business.

2. Isle of Dogs (2018)

Poster of the 2018's best animation movie, Isle of Dogs.
Isle of Dogs (2018), cover/image

Production Company:   Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures

Producer:                      Scott Rudin, Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales

Director:                       Wes Anderson

Starring:                       Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Ikira Ito, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Greta Gerwig, Francis McDormand, Akira Takayama, Courtney B. Vance, F. Murry Abraham,

Duration:                     101 minutes

The comedy/adventure animation Isle of Dogs easily makes it in second place on our list of 15 best-animated movies, as it has got all. It is funny, adventurous, exciting, and wondrous. It tells the story of a 12-years-old boy named Atari, who rides across the river to the Trash Islan in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop, to find his dog, Spots, who has been banished from Megaski City along with other canine pets. There he meets with a pack of mongrel companions and embarks on a journey that will determine the future of the entire Prefecture.

1. Coco (2017)

The Best Animation Movie of all time, Coco (2017),.
Coco (2017)

Production Company:   Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

Producer:                      Darla K. Anderson

Director:                       Lee Unkrich

Starring:                       Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Renee Victor, Alanna Ubach, Edward James Olmos, Ana Ofelia Murguia

Duration:                     105 minutes

The 2017 family/adventure animation film Coco easily makes on top of any best animation movies list. It tells the story of a young boy named Miguel, who desperately wants to become a musician, but his family’s long-standing ban on music comes in his way. He somehow ends up in the Land of the Dead where all the dead people live. There he meets a charming trickster Hector and becomes friends with him. They both then embark on a quest to learn the truth about the past of Miguel’s family.

Compare our list with:

ScreenRant’s The 15 Best Animated Movies of All Time The Best 15 Animated Movies to Watch with Your Children

Esquire’s The Best Animated Films of All Time Have No Age Limit

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