Stop motion movies are a genre of animated films, but instead of using drawings or computer generated imagery, objects are physically manipulated in small increments between frames, to simulate motion. 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!
Directed by: Henry SelickCoraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Henry SelickTim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Wes AndersonFantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Tim Burton, Mike JohnsonCorpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Travis KnightKubo and the Two Strings is a 2016 American 3D stop-motion action fantasy film directed and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Nick Park, Steve BoxWallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a 2005 British stop-motion animated comedy... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Peter Lord, Nick ParkChicken Run is a 2000 British-French-American stop-motion animated comedy film made by the... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sam Fell, Chris ButlerParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Tim BurtonFrankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Larry Roemer, Kizo NagashimaRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Henry SelickJames and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Graham Annable, Anthony StacchiThe Boxtrolls is a 2014 American 3D stop-motion animated fantasy-comedy film based on the... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Adam ElliotMary and Max is a 2009 Australian stop motion animated comedy-drama film written and directed... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Nick ParkThe Wrong Trousers is a 1993 stop-motion animated short film directed by Nick Park at Aardman... more on Wikipedia
- 15Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace... more on Wikipedia11070
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Directed by: Devin BellBolas Boladas is a 2007 short animation film written and directed by Devin Bell.
Directed by: Nick ParkA Close Shave is a 1995 stop motion animated short film directed by Nick Park at Aardman... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules BassJack Frost is a 1979 animation family fantasy musical film written by Romeo Muller and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Duke Johnson, Charlie KaufmanAnomalisa is a 2015 American stop-motion animated comedy-drama film directed by Charlie... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jon Favreau filmographyElf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Peter Lord, Jeff NewittPirates! is a 2012 animation, adventure and family film written by Gideon Defoe and directed... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules BassThe Little Drummer Boy is a 1968 Christmas stop-motion television special produced by... more on Wikipedia
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Released: 1976In this television special, Rudolph has just come back from delivering Christmas presents with... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Nick ParkEarly Man is a 2018 British stop-motion animated adventure comedy film directed by Nick Park.... more on Wikipedia