The Best Animated Films Ever Films

The Best Animated Films Ever

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The best animated films of all time are an assortment of animated movies that rank among the best movies of all time. While the characters might be brightly colored and possess abilities most real people could only wish to ever have, the stories and imagery speak to everyone and have set these movies up to become the best animated films ever.

Far from simply being movie versions of cartoons, these are movies with some of the best characters, most compelling stories, and some of the overall most memorable movies in the history of cinema. With great animated movies, the sky's the limit (literally, for characters in movies like The Incredibles and WALL-E) for the story being told. Many of these top animated films are comedies with message (like Toy Story) while others are heartbreaking dramas (like The Lion King). There's no story that can't be told be these amazing animated films.

What are the best animated movies ever? What makes one animated film better than another? What is the greatest animated film? There are many varied answers to what makes a great animated film (story, characters, animation style), but there's no question that these are some of the best animated movies ever made. If you don't see your favorite animated movie on the list, make sure to add it to the list of the greatest animated films so that it might become someone else's favorite animated film someday.

Not all animated films are for kids, but if you are looking for some more animated and live-action kid friendly fare, check out the best movies for children.

List Criteria: Fully animated and CGI movies - no live action

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    Toy Story

    1995 More
    100
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    the people's #1
    The Lion King

    1994 More
    100
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    Finding Nemo

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    94
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    Monsters, Inc.

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    91
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    The Incredibles

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    Aladdin

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    86
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    WALL-E

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    85
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    Toy Story 3

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    84
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    Ice Age

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    Despicable Me

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    82
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    Beauty and the Beast

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    Toy Story 2

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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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    73
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    Spirited Away

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    The Iron Giant

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    1953 More
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    Frozen

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    My Neighbor Totoro

    1988 More
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