Stop motion movies are a genre of animation films, but instead of using drawings or computer generated imagery, objects are physically manipulated in small increments between frames, to simulate motion. This is most commonly down in claymation films. So, if you’re looking for the best stop motion movies to watch with your family (or, hey, maybe you just wanna watch a little stop motion on your own, we’re not here to judge!), this list has got you covered.
With stop motion titles ranging from James and the Giant Peach, to Chicken Run, to The Nightmare Before Christmas, this list has the greatest stop motion films ever made, ordered from best to worst. But you don’t have to take our word for it -- this list has been voted on by fans of stop motion movies, and you can vote too! If your fave stop motion flicks are low on the list, vote them up to move them higher -- and if you think any of the top films on this list aren’t deserving of their high positions, vote them down to move them outta the way.
But enough chit chat, if you’re looking for the best stop motion movies to watch, let this list guide your decision on where to start!
Stop motion movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Sam Raimi and Joe Dante.