The Best Animated Movies Of 2018 

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Updated May 12, 2020 6.7k votes 1.8k voters 94.9k views 20 items

With such an impressive roster of 2018 animated films, it's hard to determine the best animated movies of this year. Sequels to smash hits, like Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2, are coming out in 2018. There will also be exciting original animated films, such as Peter Rabbit and Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad. Which animated movies of 2018 do you like the best?

Vote on this list of 2018 animated movies to help decide which animated films stood out in 2018. Vote for the best animated films of 2018 and vote down any films you felt were just so-so.

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

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Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, based on the Marvel Comics character. ...more

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Incredibles 2 Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Brad Bird

Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is out ...more

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Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray

Released: 2018

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Isle of Dogs is a 2018 American stop-motion animated adventure film directed by Wes Anderson. In a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on a remote island, a boy ventures ...more

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer

Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah ...more

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney

The Grinch is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated Christmas comedy film directed by Peter Candeland and Yarrow Cheney, based on the Dr. Seuss story. The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) hatches a ...more

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Mary And The Witch's Flower Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent

Released: 2017

Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Mary and the Witch's Flower is a 2017 Japanese anime fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart. A young girl encounters a strange flower that ...more
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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez

Released: 2018

Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Johnny (Andy ...more

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Smallfoot Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya

Released: 2018

Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick

Smallfoot is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Karey Kirkpatrick. Migo (Channing Tatum) is a Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as ...more
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Peter Rabbit Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill

Released: 2018

Directed by: Will Gluck

Peter Rabbit is a 2018 3D live-action/CGI animated adventure comedy film directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit's (James Corden) feud with Mr. McGregor ...more
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Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams

Released: 2018

Directed by: Nick Park

Early Man is a 2018 British stop-motion animated adventure comedy film directed by Nick Park. At the dawn of time when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, a caveman ...more
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Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki, Gen Hoshino

Released: 2018

Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda

Mirai is a 2018 Japanese animated film directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Kun, a spoiled 4-year-old boy, comes across a magical garden where he meets his future sister Mirai who is now a young woman and ...more

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Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Greg Cipes

Released: 2018

Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Micha

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is a 2018 American animated superhero film directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Micha, based on the TV series. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their ...more
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John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis

Released: 2018

Directed by: Kevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander

Next Gen is a 2018 computer-animated science fiction action comedy drama film directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. After awakening a powerful robot in a secret lab, Mai (Charlyne Yi) and ...more

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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu

Released: 2018

Directed by: Richard Lanni

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a 2018 computer-animated biographical family film directed by Richard Lanni. The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history, Sgt. Stubby, ...more
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James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Stevenson

Sherlock Gnomes is a 2018 British-American 3D computer-animated fantasy romantic comedy mystery film directed by John Stevenson. Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) recruit detective ...more
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Gnome Alone Becky G, Josh Peck, Olivia Holt

Released: 2018

Directed by: Peter Lepeniotis

Gnome Alone is a 2018 Canadian-American computer-animated comedy film directed by Peter Lepeniotis. When Chloe (Becky G) discovers that her new home's garden gnomes are not what they seem. She ...more

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Emily Watson, Nick Frost, Jessica Brown Findlay

Released: 2018

Directed by: Holger Tappe

Monster Family is a 2017 British-German computer animated horror comedy film directed by Holger Tappe, based on the children's book by David Safier. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Frank ...more
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Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim

Released: 2018

Directed by: Chris Jenkins

Duck Duck Goose is a 2018 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Chris Jenkins. A gander befriends two lost ducklings and journeys south with them.
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Released: April 20, 2018

Directed by: Ross Venokur

Charming is a 2018 American musical comedy film directed by Ross Venokur. After a fairy spills a large amount of charm dust on Charming (Wilmer Valderrama), the Prince, led by the heroine Lenore ...more
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MFKZ Kenn Michael, Vince Staples, Michael Chiklis

Released: 2018

Directed by: Shōjirō Nishimi, Guillaume "Run" Renard

Mutafukaz (also known as MFKZ) is a 2017 French-Japanese animated film directed by Shōjirō Nishimi and Guillaume "Run" Renard, based on the comic book series. After a scooter accident, ...more