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A list of all the best stop motion movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This stop motion movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of stop motion films also contains stop motion movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This stop motion films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best stop motion movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This stop motion movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Upvote your favorite movies on the list to see them rank higher.

List of stop motion films includes stop motion movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share this on your social media so that your "friends" can get in on the voting too.

These are the top films in the stop motion genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the stop motion genre in it. Be it the motifs of the stop motion genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Show your appreciation for movies like Coraline or Dougal and the Blue Cat by voting for them. If we missed any stop motion movies on this list, please add them to the list 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 stop motion movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about stop motion movie lists.
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 stop motion movies. List includes photos and stop motion movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

This list is made up of many different movies, including Star Warp'd and Accumulonimbus.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these stop motion movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good stop motion movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest stop motion movies, here is the full stop motion movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Stop motion movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Sam Raimi and Joe Dante.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stop Motion Movies
Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the same title directed by Henry Selick and written by Caroline Thompson.

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Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel of the same name. It was produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. Written and ...more

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Jeff Martinez added Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton. The plot is set in a fictional ...more

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George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who takes food each night from three mean ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was produced by Tim Burton and ...more

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Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter ParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika, distributed by Focus Features and was released on August 17, 2012. It stars the voices of Kodi ...more

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Janis Orenstein Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass Productions and currently distributed by DreamWorks Classics. It first aired ...more

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Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody of and a homage to the ...more

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Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton Chicken Run is a 2000 British-French-American stop-motion animated comedy film made by the Aardman Animations studios and directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park. Chicken Run received positive ...more

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samubim added Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a 2005 British stop-motion animated comedy film. The film was produced by Aardman Animations in partnership with DreamWorks Animation, and ...more

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Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey Kubo and the Two Strings is a 2016 American 3D stop-motion action fantasy film directed and produced by Travis Knight. The film revolves around Kubo, a young boy who wields a magical shamisen ...more

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Jeff Martinez added Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette The Boxtrolls is a 2014 American 3D stop-motion animated fantasy-comedy film based on the novel Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. Produced by Laika, it was directed by Graham Annable and Anthony ...more

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Eric Bana, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette Mary and Max is a 2009 Australian stop motion animated comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Elliot and produced by Melanie Coombs. The voice cast included Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni ...more

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Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. The series stars Shaun, a sheep previously featured in the 1995 short film A ...more

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Peter Sallis The Wrong Trousers is a 1993 stop-motion animated short film directed by Nick Park at Aardman Animations, featuring his characters Wallace and Gromit. It was his second half-hour short featuring ...more

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Peter Sallis, Anne Reid A Close Shave is a 1995 stop motion animated short film directed by Nick Park at Aardman Animations in Bristol, featuring his characters Wallace and Gromit. It was his third half-hour short ...more

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Ranchor added Buddy Hackett, Don Messick, Paul Frees Jack Frost is a 1979 animation family fantasy musical film written by Romeo Muller and directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, Tom Noonan Anomalisa is a 2015 American stop-motion animated comedy-drama film directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson. A lonely customer service expert (David Thewlis) perceives everyone (Tom Noonan) ...more

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Ranchor added Red Skelton In this television special, Rudolph has just come back from delivering Christmas presents with Santa Claus when he is asked by Father Time to find the next Baby New Year before midnight on New ...more

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Crank Balls Devin Bell Bolas Boladas is a 2007 short animation film written and directed by Devin Bell.

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Pinocchio's Christmas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stop Motion Movies
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Ranchor added Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Don Messick Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin-Bass. It was first aired on ABC in 1977.

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Ranchor added Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles, Billie Mae Richards Willy McBean and his Magic Machine is a Rankin/Bass full-length stop-motion puppet animation film released in theaters. It was also the first stop-motion animated feature film in the United ...more

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Ranchor added Alfred Drake, Bob McFadden, Earle Hyman The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus is a 1985 Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass. It is based on The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, a 1902 ...more

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Ranchor added Pingu Pingu is a 1986 animation film written and directed by Otmar Gutmann and Marianne Noser.