The Best Animated Films Ever Films
Ultimate List
29,010 votes 48,322 views more info

The Best Animated Films Ever

List Criteria: The Best Animated and CGI Movies

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.
  • 60 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 522
    Down 175

    most listed Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

    open
  2. 2
    Up 572
    Down 160

    the people's #1 Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons

    open
  3. 3
    Up 495
    Down 136

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

    open
  4. 4
    Up 462
    Down 128

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

    open
  5. 5
    Up 462
    Down 120

    Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman

    open
  6. 6
    Up 368
    Down 114

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

    open
  7. 7
    Up 407
    Down 136

    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson

    open
  8. 8
    Up 497
    Down 138

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Jeff Garlin

    open
  9. 9
    Up 393
    Down 146

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

    open
  10. 10
    Up 362
    Down 133

    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Allen

    open
  11. 11
    Up 385
    Down 127

    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

    open
  12. 12
    Up 324
    Down 151

    Jack Black, Ray Romano, Denis Leary

    open
  13. 13
    Up 357
    Down 111

    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

    open
  14. 14
    Up 312
    Down 125

    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

    open
  15. 15
    Up 357
    Down 141

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

    open
  16. 16
    Up 281
    Down 129

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

    open
  17. 17
    Up 367
    Down 113

    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

    open
  18. 18
    Up 264
    Down 136

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

    open
  19. 19
    Up 324
    Down 108

    open
  20. 20
    Up 269
    Down 102

    Mark Hamill, Tim Curry, Frank Welker

    open
  21. 21
    Up 261
    Down 103

    Eddie Murphy, George Takei, Donny Osmond

    open
  22. 22
    Up 203
    Down 93

    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Will Wright

    open
  23. 23
    Up 265
    Down 119

    Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

    open
  24. 24
    Up 222
    Down 128

    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

    open
  25. 25
    Up 195
    Down 97

    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Walter Catlett

    open
  26. 26
    Up 184
    Down 94

    June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

    open
  27. 27
    Up 193
    Down 90

    Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

    open
  28. 28
    Up 213
    Down 83

    Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

    open
  29. 29
    Up 221
    Down 99

    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Jack Black

    open
  30. 30
    Up 235
    Down 104

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

    open
  31. 31
    Up 173
    Down 83

    added by midnightq2 Ed Wynn, Sterling Holloway, Heather Angel

    open
  32. 32
    Up 151
    Down 82

    Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith

    open
  33. 33
    Up 168
    Down 76

    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

    open
  34. 34
    Up 163
    Down 83

    Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman

    open
  35. 35
    Up 146
    Down 59

    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

    open
  36. 36
    Up 196
    Down 96

    Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver

    open
  37. 37
    Up 211
    Down 104

    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

    open
  38. 38
    Up 188
    Down 104

    Walt Disney, Corey Burton, Jimmy MacDonald

    open
  39. 39
    Up 153
    Down 69

    Marvin Miller, Verna Felton, Taylor Holmes

    open
  40. 40
    Up 181
    Down 123

    often listed & added by Bootsdad Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

    open
  41. 41
    Up 186
    Down 69

    added by Freak_Show1 Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Verna Felton

    open
  42. 42
    Up 191
    Down 96

    Cameron Diaz, Joan Rivers, Eddie Murphy

    open
  43. 43
    Up 97
    Down 79

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ray Romano

    open
  44. 44
    Up 190
    Down 92

    ranked low on reranks Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Daveigh Chase

    open
  45. 45
    Up 74
    Down 54

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy

    open
  46. 46
    Up 132
    Down 60

    Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

    open
  47. 47
    Up 109
    Down 48

    added by AndrewW.Curley Kurt Russell, Corey Feldman, Mickey Rooney

    open
  48. 48
    Up 96
    Down 33

    Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey

    open
  49. 49
    Up 81
    Down 50

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

    open
  50. 50
    Up 153
    Down 91

    Danny DeVito, Charlton Heston, James Woods

    open
145 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists