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The Best Computer Animation Movies 

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Updated September 21, 2019 5.9k votes 676 voters 25.2k views 77 items

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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Released: 2015

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

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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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

Released: 2006

Directed by: Luc Besson

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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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
underdoglover added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

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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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Released: 2009

Directed by: James Cameron

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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Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Released: 2006

Directed by: Judy Morris, George Miller, Warren Coleman

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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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

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kyle Balda, Chris Renaud

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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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

Released: 2004

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

The Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas fantasy film based on the children's book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. Written, produced, and ...more

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Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock

Released: 2007

Directed by: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. Bee ...more

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Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick

Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, and ...more

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Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris

Released: 2009

Directed by: Betty Thomas

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel is a 2009 American live-action comedy film directed by Betty Thomas. The film stars Zachary Levi, David Cross and Jason Lee with the voices of Justin ...more

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Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film based on the Dr. Seuss' book of the same name. The film was directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, ...more

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The Adventures of Tintin... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Jamie Bell

Released: 2011

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2008

Directed by: Chris Williams, Byron Howard

Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When he is ripped from his world of fantasy, and action by his own doing. His own obsession with his owner ...more

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Jane Lynch, David Cross, Jesse McCartney

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tim Hill

Alvin and the Chipmunks is a 2007 American live-action comedy film directed by Tim Hill. Based on the characters of the same name created by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., the film stars Jason Lee, ...more

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Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tim Burton

Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more

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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks

Released: 2014

Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. An ordinary Lego minifigure (Chris Pratt) who finds himself being the only one ...more

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Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

Released: 2012

Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

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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Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

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Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jane Lynch

Released: 2011

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha

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Up is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Computer Animation Movies
lucas-webb added Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

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