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Best Movie Genres The Best Stop Motion Movies  

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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Stop motion films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

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 steals food each night from three ...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. It was the first feature-length ...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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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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Crank Balls Devin Bell Bolas Boladas is a 2007 short animation film written and directed by Devin Bell.

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Peter Sallis, Geraldine McEwan, Sally Lindsay A Matter of Loaf and Death is a film directed by Nick Park and released on December 3, 2008.

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Jeff Martinez added Salma Hayek, David Tennant, Hugh Grant Pirates! is a 2012 animation, adventure and family film written by Gideon Defoe and directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt.

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Bernard Frédéric, Jeanne Balibar, Bouli Lanners A Town Called Panic is a 2009 stop-motion animated film, co-produced by Belgium, Luxembourg and France. It was directed by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar and is based on the TV series ...more

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Gena the Crocodile Vasily Livanov, Klara Rumyanova, Vladimir Kenigson Gena the Crocodile is a 1969 Soviet/Russian stop-motion animated film directed by Roman Kachanov for Soyuzmultfilm studio.

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Lucian Msamati, Rodney Newman, Jason Linforth The Legend of the Sky Kingdom is a 2003 animated feature film from Zimbabwe - the country's and Africa's first. It was based on a children's book of the same name by Phil Cunningham, who was ...more

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samubim added The Cameraman’s Revenge "A story of jealousy and revenge starring beetles! Starewicz’s genius at stop-motion animation has never been surpassed." Quoting the description from the 2011 San Francisco Silent

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Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long Caveman is a 1981 American slapstick comedy film written and directed by Carl Gottlieb and starring Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long and Barbara Bach. The film has also gained a cult

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A Quiet week in the House is a 1969 Czechoslovak live-action/animated short film by Jan Švankmajer.

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Georgi Burkov, Inna Churikova, Nikolai Burlyayev The Cat Who Walked by Herself is a 1988 Soviet animated feature film directed by Ideya Garanina and made at the Soyuzmultfilm studio. It is based on Rudyard Kipling's short story, "The Cat ...more

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The Czech Year is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Stop Motion Movies
The Czech Year, also called A Treasury of Fairy-Tales, is a 1947 stop-motion-animated feature film from Czechoslovakia. It was the first feature film directed by Jiří Trnka, and it ...more

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Geoffrey Rush, Joel Edgerton, Anthony LaPaglia $9.99 is a 2008 stop-motion animation film directed by Tatia Rosenthal.

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Virginie Efira, Denis Podalydès, Patrick Bouchitey Max & Co is a stop-motion animated feature film released in Belgium, France, and Switzerland in February 2008. It won the Audience Award at the 2007 Annecy International Animated Film ...more

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The Sand Castle is a 1977 stop motion animated short by Co Hoedeman. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 50th Academy Awards, the film was produced by Gaston Sarault ...more

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The Battle of Kerzhenets is a 1971 Soviet animated film directed by Ivan Ivanov-Vano and Yuriy Norshteyn. The film is set to music by Rimsky-Korsakov and uses Russian frescoes and paintings from ...more

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The Necktie Le Noeud cravate is a 2008 animated short film written and directed by Jean-François Lévesque.

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Guy Madison, Patricia Medina, Eduardo Noriega The Beast of Hollow Mountain is a 1956 Weird West movie about an American cowboy living in Mexico who discovers his missing cattle are being preyed upon by an Allosaurus. The Allosaurus would ...more

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Dom Ligia Branice Dom is a 1958 Polish short film directed by Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Lenica. The short combines live action with various animation techniques, such as stop motion, cut-out animation and

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The Magic Pipe Yuriy Sarantsev, Boris Tokarev, Aleksandr Lenkov The Magic Pipe is a 1998 Russian stop motion-animated feature film directed by Mikhail Tumelya. Work on the film started in 1993, and it was Russia's fifth feature-length animation to be ...more

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Accumulonimbus "Natural and man-made objects on a spin cycle accumulate, disintegrate, and multiply. Created by stop motion animating clay on glass, this independent film is a meditation on motion and the ...more

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Star Warp'd is a 2002 claymation parody film, directed by Pete Schuermann. The film's plot is a combination of famous science fiction movies, done in a parodic manner. The film was released ...more

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Michel Poujade, Janine Grillon Ubu et la Grande Gidouille is a 1987 French animated film directed by Jan Lenica. It is based on Alfred Jarry's play Ubu Roi. The film was released on 11 November 1987 in France. Michel Poujade ...more