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The Best Computer Animation Movies  

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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Computer animation films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best computer animation movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This computer animation movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. You can also click on the CGI movie titles in this list for more information about the film, or copy the list to start your own. This list, though, contains the best computer animation movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films. This CGI movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote up the best movies so that they get closer to the top of the list! You can even re-rank the list to fit your opinions, then share it with your friends on social networks.

These are the top CGI films, as voted on by fellow fans of computer animated movies. Don't like Angel Wars or Avatar? Give them a thumbs down to move them down lower on the lit. If we missed any CGI movies on this list, please add them yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous computer animation movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about CGI movies.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the computer animation movies. List includes photos and computer animation movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these computer animation movies on DVD, or streaming on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon... or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good CGI movies to help you decide what to watch first. So, from the latest, to the greatest computer animation movies, here is the full computer animation movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Computer Animation films, including Ang Lee and Robert Zemeckis.

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Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are ...more

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#57 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #354 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #136 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies

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Despicable Me is a computer-animated comedy film franchise distributed by Universal Pictures and produced by Illumination Entertainment. It consists of three feature films, ten short films and ...more
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Madonna, David Bowie, Robert De Niro
Arthur and the Invisibles is a French/American CGI animated/live-action feature film adaptation of the 2002 children's book Arthur and the Minimoys, and the 2003 sequel Arthur and the Forbidden ...more
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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni ...more

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#89 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #64 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
underdoglover added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams
Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family film, directed, produced and co-written by George Miller. It was produced at Sydney-based visual effects and animation ...more

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#60 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #47 of 100 The Best Dance Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Kung Fu Panda franchise from DreamWorks Animation consists of three films: Kung Fu Panda (2008), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016). The first two were distributed by ...more

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Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Betty White
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a 2012 American computer-animated 3D musical fantasy comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment and based on Dr. Seuss' children's book of the same name. The film ...more

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#123 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #134 of 318 The Best Political Films Ever Made #47 of 72 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana
Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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#3 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #38 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweenslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more

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#6 of 600 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Most Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About WALL-Elisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Toy Story is a CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the original 1995 film, Toy Story, produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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#6 of 118 The Very Best Movie Franchises #3 of 173 The Best Movies for Familiesfeaturing The Best Toy Story Characters in the Whole Series, Ranked

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The Ice Age franchise is produced by Blue Sky Studios, a division of 20th Century Fox, and featuring the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Chris Wedge. Five films have been ...more

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#32 of 118 The Very Best Movie Franchises #10 of 16 The Best Animated Film Franchises, Rankedfeaturing The Best Characters in the Ice Age Series, Ranked

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Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee
The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more

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#4 of 600 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Incredibles Fan Theorieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi
Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more

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#25 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #56 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songsfeaturing Every Song in Tangled, Ranked by Singability

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Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett
Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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#15 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #273 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant
How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The ...more

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Up is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
lucas-webb added Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman
Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

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Madagascar is a computer-animated franchise produced by DreamWorks Animation. Voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith are featured in the films. It began with ...more
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Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jane Lynch
Rio is a 2011 animated adventure comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha and written by Don Rhymer.

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#113 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #103 of 312 The Best Movies for Kids #43 of 72 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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The Shrek franchise from DreamWorks Animation, based on William Steig's picture book Shrek!, consists of four computer-animated films including: Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third ...more

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The Adventures of Tintin... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Jamie Bell
The Adventures of Tintin, also known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, is a 2011 3D motion capture computer-animated epic adventure film based on The Adventures of Tintin, ...more

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#451 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #23 of 33 The Best Steven Spielberg Movies #124 of 207 The Best Adventure Movies

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Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey
A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by ...more

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#30 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #107 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movieslisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly
Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and ...more

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#64 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #73 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweens #131 of 261 The Best Movies for 10 Year Old Kids

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Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West
Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007. The 47th animated feature in ...more

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