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The Best Computer Animation Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 6.4k votes 679 voters 25.3k views77 items

List RulesVote 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.

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  • 1
    Minions
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    Minions

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

    Released2015

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

    Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 2
    Despicable Me Franchise
    412
    96

    Despicable Me Franchise

    Despicable Me is a computer-animated comedy film franchise distributed by Universal Pictures... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Happy Feet
    246
    119

    Happy Feet

    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman

    Released2006

    Directed byJudy Morris, George Miller, Warren Coleman

    Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family film, directed,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Avatar
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    82

    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • 5
    Arthur and the Invisibles
    106
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    Arthur and the Invisibles

    Madonna, David Bowie

    Released2006

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Arthur and the Invisibles is a French/American CGI animated/live-action feature film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 6
    Kung Fu Panda Franchise
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  • 7
    Rio
    55
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    Rio

    Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx

    Released2011

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha

    Rio is a 2011 animated adventure comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha and written by Don... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Madagascar Franchise
    Madagascar is a computer-animated franchise produced by DreamWorks Animation. Voices of Ben... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Brave
    40
    54

    Brave

    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson

    Released2012

    Directed byMark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

    Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Beowulf
    27
    38

    Beowulf

    Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Monsters vs. Aliens
    31
    45

    Monsters vs. Aliens

    Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler

    Released2009

    Directed byConrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

    Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Tron: Legacy
    21
    30

    Tron: Legacy

    Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges

    Released2010

    Directed byJoseph Kosinski

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  • 13
    Open Season
    23
    34

    Open Season

    Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing

    Released2006

    Directed byJill Culton, Roger Allers, Anthony Stacchi

    Open Season is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film, written by Steve Bencich and Ron... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 14
    Meet the Robinsons
    24
    35

    Meet the Robinsons

    Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett

    Released2007

    Directed byStephen J. Anderson

    Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 15
    The Lorax
    77
    117

    The Lorax

    Taylor Swift, Zac Efron

    Released2012

    Directed byKyle Balda, Chris Renaud

    Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a 2012 American computer-animated 3D musical fantasy comedy film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    27
    42

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2009

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 2009 American computer-animated science fiction comedy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 17
    Shark Tale
    15
    24

    Shark Tale

    Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera

    Released2004

    Directed byVicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman

    Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 18
    Tron
    14
    24

    Tron

    Jeff Bridges, David Warner

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Lisberger

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  • 19
    Surf's Up
    16
    26

    Surf's Up

    Zooey Deschanel, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2007

    Directed byChris Buck, Ash Brannon

    Surf's Up is a 2007 American computer-animated mockumentary family comedy film directed by Ash... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    9
    15
    25
    9 is a 2005 computer animated short film created by Shane Acker as a student project at the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    Chicken Little
    11
    21

    Chicken Little

    Patrick Stewart, Joan Cusack

    Released2005

    Directed byMark Dindal

    Chicken Little is a 2005 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 22
    TMNT
    10
    19

    TMNT

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Stewart

    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Munroe

    TMNT is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy action film and a part of the Teenage Mutant... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 23
    Planet 51
    13
    24

    Planet 51

    Jessica Biel, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2009

    Directed byMarcos Martinez, Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad

    Planet 51 is a 2009 English-language Spanish animated science fiction/family comedy film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 24
    The Smurfs
    10
    20

    The Smurfs

    Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara

    Released2011

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    The Smurfs is a 2011 American 3D live-action/computer-animated comedy film loosely based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 25
    Barnyard
    11
    22

    Barnyard

    Courteney Cox, Andie MacDowell

    Released2006

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

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