Top 10 Animated Films of All Time - A CineFix Movie List

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There’s one particular branch of filmmaking that seems to get overlooked more than others; animation! For whatever reason, these movies often get picked last in film school gym class, but not today! We’re giving hand drawn cells, computer animation, stop motion, claymation, anime, fairy tales and cartoons their due. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Animated Movies of All Time.

The great thing about animation and the thing that keeps it tricky to categorize is that it’s not a genre, but a style. An aesthetic choice by a filmmaker the same as a film stock. So we’re breaking animated films down by category. From fantastic Studio Ghibli fairy tales to hyper violent anime science fiction, from classic Disney musicals to Pixar movies hitting you in the feels to a mind-bending exploration of humanity through stick figures to a trippy experiment Into the Spider-verse and beyond, animated films can be the funniest, saddest and most action packed movies out there all at the same time.

The Picks:

Fairy Tale - Spirited Away - 2001 - director Hayao Miyazaki
Adventure - Boy and the World - 2013 - director Alê Abreu
Sci-Fi - Akira - 1988 - director Katsuhiro Otomo
Action - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - 2018 - directors by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
Horror - The Wolf House - 2018 - Joaquin Cociña and Cristóbal León
Musical - Fantasia - 1940 - Various directors
Comedy - Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers - 1993 - director Nick Park
Family Drama - Toy Story - 1995 - directors John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Josh Cooley and Valerie LaPointe
Adult Drama - Persepolis - 2007 - Marjane Satrapi and Winshluss
Mind Bending - It’s Such a Beautiful Day - 2012 - director Don Hertzfeldt


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