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The Best Animated Movies of 2017 

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Updated May 12, 2020 6.6k votes 1.3k voters 54.9k views 18 items

Animation fans, it's time to rank the best animated movies of this year. Featuring superheroes, funny animals, action figures, and a talking baby in a suit, 2017 animated movies gave audiences all kinds of lovable characters. What is the best animated movie of 2017?

Disney and Pixar's Coco is easily one of the best animated movies this year. Captain Underpants was a pleasant surprise, while animated sequels Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3 kept their franchises going strong. Other great 2017 animated movies include The Lego Batman Movie, Your Name, and The Boss Baby.

Vote up the best animated movies of 2017 and feel free to add any 2017 animated movies missing from the list.

If you are looking for, check out our list of The Best Animated Movies of 2020.

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Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich. Aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (Gael ...more

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Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker

Directed by: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda

Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series. Gru (Steve Carell) faces off ...more

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#481 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,023 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #23 of 97 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked

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The Boss Baby Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2017

Directed by: Tom McGrath

The Boss Baby is a 2017 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Tom McGrath, loosely based on the 2010 book by Marla Frazee. A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby (Alec Baldwin) ...more

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The Lego Batman Movie Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera

Released: 2017

Directed by: Chris McKay

The Lego Batman Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Chris McKay. A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to ...more

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Ferdinand John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha

Ferdinand is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha. After Ferdinand (John Cena), a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured ...more

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Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch

Directed by: David Soren

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (or simply Captain Underpants) is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated superhero adventure comedy film based on the children's novel series of the same ...more

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Cars 3 Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer

Directed by: Brian Fee

Cars 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar. After being trounced in many races by hightech racer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), many begin to wonder if the ...more

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Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa

Released: 2016

Directed by: Makoto Shinkai

Your Name is a 2016 Japanese animated drama film directed by Makoto Shinkai. A high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo experience a strange phenomenon: they occasionally ...more

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The Star Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi

Directed by: Timothy Reckart

The Star is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated Christian adventure comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. A small but brave donkey (Steven Yeun) and his animal friends become the unsung ...more
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Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen

Released: 2017

Directed by: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan

The Lego Ninjago Movie is an 2017 Danish-American 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film that is being directed by Charlie Bean. Six teenagers are "hired" by an old ...more
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Jeff Dunham, Joe Pingue, Rob Tinkler

Released: 2016

Directed by: Cal Brunker

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#93 of 100 The Best Jackie Chan Movies of All Time #18 of 24 The Best Kids Movies of 2017

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Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello

Directed by: Kelly Asbury

Smurfs: The Lost Village is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and The Kerner Entertainment Company, with animation by Sony Pictures ...more
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Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn

Released: 2017

Directed by: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Loving Vincent is a 2017 animated biographical drama film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of ...more

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Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman

Released: 2017

Directed by: Jayson Thiessen

My Little Pony: The Movie is a 2017 Canadian┬ľAmerican animated musical fantasy film directed by Jayson Thiessen, based on the television series My Little Pony.
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The Emoji Movie T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden

Directed by: Tony Leondis

The Emoji Movie is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated buddy adventure comedy film written and directed by Tony Leondis. Gene (T.J. Miller), a multi-expressional emoji who lives in a phone, ...more

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#94 of 97 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked #16 of 113 The Absolute Worst Animated Movies #45 of 50 The Best Comedy Movies of 2017

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Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J. K. Simmons

Released: 2016

Directed by: Ash Brannon

Rock Dog is a 2016 computer-animated comedy film directed by Ash Brannon, based on the Chinese graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog by Zheng Jun. A young Tibetan Mastiff (Luke Wilson) leaves his home ...more
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Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon

Released: 2017

Directed by: Aaron Woodley

Spark is a 2016 3D computer-animated science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Aaron Woodley. Spark (Jace Norman), a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to ...more
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