The best animated movies of all time

The best animated movies of all time

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Find the best of Disney, Pixar, Studio Ghibli and more in our list of the best animated films of all time!
Table of Contents
  1. Nimona (2023)
  2. Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (2023)
  3. Suzume (2023)
  4. Entergalactic (2022)
  5. Toy Story 4 (2019)
  6. How to Train Your Dragon 3 (2019)
  7. Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  9. Isle of Dogs (2018)
  10. The Breadwinner (2017)
  11. Viva: Life is a Party (2017)
  12. The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)
  13. Love, Van Gogh (2017)
  14. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  15. Your Name (2016)
  16. Tower (2016)
  17. My Zucchini Life (2016)
  18. Zootopia (2016)
  19. Moana: A Sea of ​​Adventure (2016)
  20. The Voice of Silence (2016)
  21. The Big Fish & Begonia (2016)
  22. Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (2015)
  23. Long Way North (2015)
  24. April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
  25. Inside Out (2015)
  26. Anomalisa (2015)
  27. Operation Big Hero (2014)
  28. A LEGO Movie (2014)
  29. Song of the Sea (2014)
  30. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
  31. The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
  32. Frozen: A Freezing Adventure (2013)
  33. Lives in the Wind (2013)
  34. ForNorman (2012)
  35. Brave (2012)
  36. Wolf Children (2012)
  37. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  38. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  39. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  40. Tangled (2010)
  41. Despicable Me (2010)
  42. Redline: Danger on the Tracks (2009)
  43. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  44. It's Raining Burger (2009)
  45. My Dog Tulip (2009)
  46. Up: High Adventures (2009)
  47. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  48. Mary and Max: A Different Friendship (2009)
  49. Coraline and the Secret World (2009)
  50. Summer Wars (2009)
  51. A Journey to the World of Fables (2009)
  52. WALL-E (2008)
  53. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
  54. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  55. The Simpsons: The Movie (2007)
  56. Ratatouille (2007)
  57. Persepolis (2007)
  58. The Monster House (2006)
  59. The Girl Who Conquered Time (2006)
  60. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
  61. Happy Feet: The Penguin (2006)
  62. The Double Man (2006)
  63. Bell pepper (2006)
  64. The Place Promised in Our Youth (2004)
  65. Shrek 2 (2004)
  66. The Incredibles (2004)
  67. The Animated Castle (2004)
  68. The Bicycles of Belleville (2003)
  69. Finding Nemo (2003)
  70. Interstella 5555 (2003)
  71. The Ice Age (2002)
  72. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  73. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2002)
  74. Metropolis (2001)
  75. Shrek (2001)
  76. Wake Up to Life (2001)
  77. Monsters Inc (2001)
  78. Spirited Away (2001)
  79. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
  80. The Chicken Run (2000)
  81. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
  82. The Iron Giant (1999)
  83. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  84. Little Ant (1998)
  85. A Bug's Life (1998)
  86. Kiriku and the Sorceress (1998)
  87. Mulan (1998)
  88. Anastasia (1997)
  89. Hercules (1997)
  90. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of the Gospel (1997)
  91. Princess Mononoke (1997)
  92. Perfect Blue (1997)
  93. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
  94. Whispers of the Heart (1995)
  95. Toy Story (1995)
  96. The Phantom of the Future (1995)
  97. The Lion King (1994)
  98. Ninja Scroll (1993)
  99. Jack's Strange World (1993)
  100. Batman: Mask of the Phantom (1993)
  101. Porco Rosso: The Last Romantic Hero (1992)
  102. Aladdin (1992)
  103. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  104. Memories of Yesterday (1991)
  105. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  106. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  107. Akira (1988)
  108. Tomb of Fireflies (1988)
  109. My Friend Totoro (1988)
  110. The Adventures of the Mouse Detective (1986)
  111. The Castle in the Sky (1986)
  112. An American Tail (1986)
  113. Vampire Hunter D (1985)
  114. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  115. The Last Unicorn (1982)
  116. The Brave Mouse (1982)
  117. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
  118. A Great Adventure (1978)
  119. Wizards (1977)
  120. Music and Fantasy (1976)
  121. Fantastic Planet (1973)
  122. The Belladonna Tragedy (1973)
  123. Fritz the Cat (1972)
  124. Yellow Submarine (1968)
  125. Mowgli the Wolf Boy (1967)
  126. The Sword in the Law (1963)
  127. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  128. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  129. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  130. The Adventures of Peter Pan (1953)
  131. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  132. Cinderella (1950)
  133. Bambi (1942)
  134. Dumbo (1941)
  135. Fantasy (1940)
  136. Pinocchio (1940)
  137. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  138. Le Roman de Renard (1930)

Animated films are an important part of cinema and have grown with this industry from a very early age. And there are several possibilities and genres, ranging from children's stories to the most complex ones aimed at an adult audience. This list seeks to bring diversity and contemplate several niches.

In addition, many of the films listed have tones of nostalgia and emotional ties that at some point were transmitted from generation to generation. In any case, each one of them has an important role in the history of animation, whether offering unique stories, provoking reflections or getting sincere laughs with well-made scripts. Animated films are in order from most current to oldest. Discover some new titles to watch or revisit the purest nostalgia!

Nimona (2023)

94% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,6 on IMDb

In one of the most recent animated films, a knight is accused of a crime he didn't commit, and the only person who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a shape-shifting teenager who may also be a monster he has sworn to kill.

Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (2023)

Original title: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,9 on IMDb

Here, Miles Morales returns for the next chapter in the Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport the likeable full-time Spider-Man from Brooklyn across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of "Spider-Men" to face a villain more powerful than anything they've ever encountered.

Suzume (2023)

Original title: Suzume no Tojimari

96% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

In this story, the young Suzume needs to prevent a mythologically huge worm from falling into the cities and landscapes of the country. To do this, the teenager needs to travel across Japan, locking interdimensional doors.

Entergalactic (2022)

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,4 on IMDb

entergalactic is a production co-created by Kid Cudi who also voices our protagonist Jabari. In addition, this film was also used as a visualizer from Cudi's self-titled album. Simply flawless.

In the story, Jabari is a comic book artist who leaves his mark on the streets. His focus is totally on the new professional opportunity he received and the change of apartment, but the past keeps chasing him and his ex still has unresolved feelings. In parallel to all these events, when moving, he ends up meeting the photographer Meadow - the neighbor who made him consider believing in love at first sight.

Toy Story 4 (2019)

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

In the fourth film of the franchise Toy Story, Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the toy gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventure soon turns into an unexpected reunion when a small detour Woody takes leads him to his long-lost friend, Bo Peep.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 (2019)

Original title: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,4 on IMDb

In this third film, Hiccup seeks to fulfill his great dream of finding a peaceful home where dragons can live in safety. There, Toothless discovers a companion, just like him, but somewhat wild. But it's when danger begins to surround the home that Toothless and Hiccup are tested and need to make difficult decisions to save their species.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)

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Dragon Ball Super Broly (Image: IMDb)

Original title: Doragon bôru chô: Burorî

83% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

In the synopsis, despite the Earth being in a period of lull, Goku refuses to stop training constantly. What he didn't imagine was that his new enemy would be Broly, a powerful super saiyan thirsty for revenge, who wants to destroy everyone he finds ahead.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Original title: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,4 on IMDb

Definitely one of the best animated films ever made.

In the synopsis, after being hit by a radioactive web, Miles Morales, a young black man from Brooklyn, becomes Spider-Man, inspired by the legacy of the now deceased Peter Parker. However, when visiting his idol's tomb on a rainy night, he is surprised by the presence of Peter himself, wearing the hero's costume under an overcoat. The surprise is even greater when Miles discovers that he came from a parallel dimension, as well as other versions of Spider-Man.

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Original title: Isle of Dogs

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

Directed by Wes Anderson, Isle of Dogs shows the life of Atari Kobayashi, a 12-year-old Japanese boy. He lives in Megasaki City, under the tutelage of the corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. 

The politician approves a new law that prohibits dogs from living on the site, causing all animals to be sent to a neighboring island full of garbage and unhealthy conditions. But the little Atari does not accept to be separated from the dog Spots. He summons his friends, steals a miniature jet and goes in search of his faithful friend. The adventure will completely transform the life and future of the city.

The Breadwinner (2017)

Original title: The Breadwinner

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

In the synopsis of this incredible story, Parvana is an 11-year-old girl living under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After her father's wrongful arrest, Parvana cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic journey to find her father and reunite her family.

Viva: Life is a Party (2017)

Original title: Coco

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,4 on IMDb

An exciting film that unites culture, heritage, lots of love, traditions and the eternal passion for music.

Em Viva: Life is a Party, despite his family's generations-long ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming a talented musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the dazzlingly colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming rogue named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unravel the true story behind Miguel's family history.

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)

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The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (Image: IMDb)

Original title: Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,5 on IMDb

In the synopsis, as a group of teenagers go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as "The Girl with Black Hair" experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife - unaware of Senpai's romantic desires, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and invented reasons to bump into her, in an attempt to win her heart.

Love, Van Gogh (2017)

Original title: Loving Vincent

84% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

In this beautiful and sad homage, one year after the suicide of Vincent Van Gogh, Armand Roulin finds a letter written by the painter and sent to his brother Theo, which never reached its destination. Deciding to deliver the mail himself, Armand leaves for the French city of Arles in the hope of finding some contact with the deceased artist's family. There, he starts an investigation with the people who knew Van Gogh, in order to decipher whether he really killed himself.

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Original title: Kubo and the Two Strings

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

In the story, Kubo accidentally invokes an evil spirit that seeks revenge and, from that point on, is forced to unravel the mystery of his deceased samurai father and his mystical arsenal. Also, in the meantime, he must discover and know how to use his own magical powers.

Your Name (2016)

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Your Name (Image: The Harvard Crimson)

Original title: Kimi no na wa

8,4 on IMDB

One of the most beautiful and profound love stories ever made in animation. In it, Mitsuha is the daughter of the mayor of a small town, but dreams of trying her luck in Tokyo. Taki works at a restaurant in Tokyo and wants to quit his job. The two don't know each other, but they are connected by the images of their dreams and end up discovering a much deeper connection than they imagined.

Tower (2016)

99% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,9 on IMDb

Animation, testimony and archival footage combine to recount the events of August 1, 1966, when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower, killing 16 people.

My Zucchini Life (2016)

Original title: My Zucchini Life

99% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

In the synopsis of this animated film, after the sudden death of his mother, Abobrinha, a 9-year-old child, becomes friends with police officer Raimundo, who accompanies the boy to his foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first, Abobrinha struggles to find her place in this strange and sometimes hostile environment. Thus, with the help of Raimundo and new friends, the boy gradually learns to trust, find true love and, in the end, a new family for himself.

Zootopia (2016)

98% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

In the animal city of Zootopia, a smart fox who's trying to get along is forced to flee when she's accused of a crime she didn't commit. Zootopia's top cop, a feisty female rabbit, is hot on her heels when they both become targets of a conspiracy. So they are forced to join forces and discover that even natural enemies can become best friends.

Moana: A Sea of ​​Adventure (2016)

Original title: Moana

7,6 on IMDB

Em Moana: A Sea of ​​Adventures, a young woman sets out on a quest to save her people. Along the way, Moana meets the once mighty demigod Maui, who guides her on her quest to become a master pathfinder. Together they sail across the ocean on an incredible journey.

The Voice of Silence (2016)

Original title: koe no katachi

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,1 on IMDb

Em The Voice of Silence, a student with hearing problems is bullied by her peers and decides to change schools. Years later, one of the boys who bothered her decides to redeem himself.

The Big Fish & Begonia (2016)

Original title: Da yu hai tang

91% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,0 on IMDb

A girl from a magical kingdom embarks on a fantastic and dangerous adventure after transforming into a dolphin to explore the human world. When a young boy sacrifices himself on a mission to save her at one point, she uses magic to bring him back to life - only to discover that power comes at a very high price and could threaten both universes.

Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (2015)

Original title: The Peanuts Movie

87% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,0 on IMDb

Life always seems more complicated than it really is for good old Charlie Brown, the kid who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds. When the little red-haired girl moves into their neighborhood, Charlie Brown falls in love with her. Meanwhile, his best friend Snoopy embarks on an epic adventure in a fantasy world. As a flying ace in World War I, the adorable beagle pursues his nemesis, the Red Baron, while also trying to win the heart of a beautiful poodle named Fifi.

Long Way North (2015)

Original title: Tout en haut du monde

98% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,2 on IMDb

In this animated film set in 1882, in the city of Saint Petersburg, Sacha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather, Oloukine. A renowned explorer, he never returned from his last expedition two years earlier. The young woman decides to travel to the far north of the planet and look for her grandfather.

April and the Extraordinary World (2015)

Original title: Avril et le monde trické

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,2 on IMDb

in the animated film April and the Extraordinary World, accompanied by her talking cat, a teenager embarks on a quest to find her missing parents in 1941 Paris.

Inside Out (2015)

Original title: Inside Out

98% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,1 on IMDb

Em Divertida Mente, with the move to a new city, Riley's emotions, who is only 11 years old, are extremely agitated. A mess in her brain's control room leaves Joy and Sadness out, affecting Riley's life radically.

Anomalisa (2015)

91% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

In this animated film, Michael Stone is a motivational speaker who has a dilemma: the more he helps people, the more monotonous and boring his life becomes. In his head, everyone looks the same, but surprisingly, everything changes when he meets Lisa.

Operation Big Hero (2014)

Original title: Big Hero 6

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

Em Big hero operation, the large inflatable robot Baymax is always on hand to take care of Hiro Hamada. When something devastating hits the city, the boy wonder, his friends and the robot form a group of heroes to fight evil.

A LEGO Movie (2014)

Original title: The Lego Movie

96% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

The animated film A Lego adventure follows Emmet, an ordinary LEGO figure who becomes his world's only hope to stop Mr Business's evil plans, an adventure Emmet is completely unprepared for.

Song of the Sea (2014)

Original title: Song of the Sea

99% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

Em The Song of the Sea, little Ben has always listened to his mother tell fantastic stories. But when she disappears shortly after giving birth to Saoirse, he becomes very bitter and has no patience for the child, blaming her for the loss of her mother. Some events end up showing that, in fact, the stories he heard may be real, and that his little sister is the key to the survival of magical creatures that are in danger.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Original title: How to Train Your Dragon 2

92% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

Five years have passed since Hiccup conquered and made peace with the dragons, and he now lives in harmony on the Isle of Berk with Toothless. They fly, race and have a lot of fun. On one of these adventures, they discover a secret cave full of dragons. Now, the duo fights to protect Berk from a dangerous warrior named Drago Bludvist, who wants to control all dragons in existence.

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)

Original title: Kaguya-hime no monogatari

8,0 on IMDB

In the story, Kaguya was a baby who was found inside a glowing bamboo trunk. After time, she turns into a beautiful young woman who becomes coveted by five nobles, including the emperor himself.

Frozen: A Freezing Adventure (2013)

Original title: Frozen

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,4 on IMDb

One of the biggest hits to date follows the fearless and optimistic Anna who sets out on an epic journey, alongside mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa, whose freezing powers have imprisoned the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff face obstacles in a race to save the kingdom.

Lives in the Wind (2013)

Original title: kaze tachinu

88% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

Em Lives in the Wind, Jiro Horikoshi is a young man who lives in a city in the interior of Japan. He has the unusual dream of flying in a plane shaped like a bird. From that desire, Jiro decides that building this plane and putting it in the air is his life's goal. 

During the quest to achieve this goal, he meets Naoko, a charming young woman with whom he falls in love. However, Naoko becomes deeply ill, not knowing if she will survive, and Jiro's plans may be about to change.

ForNorman (2012)

89% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,0 on IMDb

In this animated film, young Norman Babcock manages to talk to the dead and prefers to live with them rather than live with the living. From this ability, his uncle Prenderghast communicates with him to say that the curse of a centuries-old witch will come true, and only Norman can stop it.

Brave (2012)

Original title: Brave

79% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,1 on IMDb

Em brave, empowered princess and legend Merida must follow the customs of her kingdom and become queen alongside the gentleman who wins her hand during an archery tournament. However, the young woman is determined to walk her own path and challenges ancestral tradition.

Wolf Children (2012)

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Wolf Children (Image: IMDb)

Original title: Ôkami kodomo no Ame to Yuki

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,1 on IMDb

wolf children follows Hana, a woman who falls in love with a Wolf Man and gives birth to two half-human, half-wolf children. After the tragic death of her beloved, Hana seeks refuge in a rural town where she tries to build a life for herself and her children.

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Original title: Wreck-It Ralph

87% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

In the story of this animated film, Ralph is tired of being ignored at his own arcade game. To gain the attention of the hero Felix and all the other characters, the unintentional villain has a plan and goes in search of a medal, intending to prove his worth.

Toy Story 3 (2010)

98% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,3 on IMDb

In the third film in the franchise, with their beloved owner Andy preparing to leave for university, Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the toys face their greatest fear: being forgotten when they are placed in the attic. But, by mistake, they end up on the curb. Woody, the only one chosen to accompany Andy, realizes his mistake and saves the gang, but the toys end up in a day care center. There, everyone realizes that there is a place with endless games, but the little ones are uncontrollable and Woody and the gang decide to plan a great escape.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Original title: How to Train Your Dragon

8,1 on IMDB

In the synopsis, Hiccup is a young Viking who has no ability to fight dragons, as local tradition requires. His life changes when he helps a dragon that shows him the whole truth. Together they try to prove that dragons and humans can be friends.

Tangled (2010)

Original title: Tangled

89% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

In the synopsis of Tangled, the most wanted bandit in the kingdom, Flynn Rider, hides in a tower and ends up bumping into Rapunzel, a longtime resident of the place. Owner of golden and magical hair, she has been locked up for years and desperately wants freedom. The determined teen strikes a deal with the boy, and together they set off on an exciting adventure.

Despicable Me (2010)

Original title: Despicable Me

80% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,6 on IMDb

This animated film follows one of the most beloved and iconic villains in existence. In the synopsis, Gru, a man who loves everything related to diabolical creations, hatches a plan to steal the moon. 

Surrounded by an army of minion helpers and their arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru prepares to destroy anyone who gets in his way. But he doesn't expect his biggest challenge: three adorable orphans who want to have him as a father.

Redline: Danger on the Tracks (2009)

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Redline: Danger on the Tracks (Image: IMDb)

Original title: Redline

70% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,5 on IMDb

Em Redline: Danger on the Slopes, every five years the most dangerous car race in the universe takes place. Only the most daring and adventurous looking for adrenaline dare to compete. JP considers participating, but must face many layers involving the mafia, the government and love.

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Original title: The Princess and the Frog

85% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,1 on IMDb

The story of the best princess ever created in history, let's face it. Hard-working and ambitious, Tiana dreams of one day opening her own restaurant in New Orleans. Her plans take a different turn when she meets Prince Naveen, who has been turned into a frog by the evil Dr. Facilier. However, the frog prince has hopes of becoming a human again if Tiana kisses him. And from there, surprising events and twists arise.

It's Raining Burger (2009)

Original title: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

6,9 on IMDB

In the synopsis, Flint Lockwood is a young scientist who dreams of creating something that will make him recognized by the people of Boca Grande, a small island in the Atlantic where he lives. One day, he creates a machine capable of turning water into food, but it needs a lot of electricity to run it. When trying to use energy from the local generator, he loses control of the invention, which heads for the sky. Flint thinks he's lost the machine, until suddenly hamburgers start raining all over town.

My Dog Tulip (2009)

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My Dog Tulip (Image: IMDb)

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 6,8 on IMDb

Ackerley was never much of a dog person, but as he got older, he ended up adopting Tulipa, a very cute little dog. To her surprise, he created a very strong emotional bond with her and saw that her company became essential in her life.

Up: High Adventures (2009)

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UP: High Adventures (Image: IMDb)

Original title: Up

98% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,3 on IMDb

There's no way not to be moved by Up: High Adventures, this is a fact. The soundtrack, Carl and Ellie's love story and the whole unfolding of the narrative is very unique and extremely emotional.

In the synopsis, Carl Fredricksen is a balloon salesman who, at the age of 78, is about to lose the house he has always lived in with his wife, the late Ellie. After an incident, Carl is deemed a public menace and forced to be institutionalized. To prevent this from happening, he puts balloons in his house, causing it to take off. Carl wants to travel to a forest in South America, where he and Ellie have always wanted to live, but discovers that a problem has come along: Russell, an 8-year-old Boy Scout.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Original title: Fantastic Mr. Fox

93% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,9 on IMDb

In the synopsis, after 12 years of bucolic happiness, Mr. Raposo breaks the promise he made to his wife and invades the farms of neighbors Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Giving in to your animal instincts endangers not only your marriage, but the lives of your family and friends. When the ranchers set a trap for Mr. Fox, he has to rely on his natural cunning to survive the traps.

Mary and Max: A Different Friendship (2009)

Original title: Mary and Max

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,1 on IMDb

In the history of animated film Mary and Max: A Different Friendship, a lonely Australian girl and an elderly Jewish man in New York develop an unlikely friendship through letters.

Coraline and the Secret World (2009)

Original title: Coraline

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

between us, Coraline and the Secret World scarier than a lot of horror movies out there.

In the synopsis, while exploring her new home at night, little Coraline discovers a secret door that contains a world similar to her own, but better in many ways. Everyone has buttons for eyes, the parents are loving and Coraline's dreams come true there. She is delighted with this discovery, but soon realizes that strange secrets begin to surface: another mother and the rest of her family try to keep her eternally in this parallel world.

Summer Wars (2009)

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Summer Wars (Image: IMDb)

Original title: Samâ uôzu

79% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,4 on IMDb

Em Summer Wars, a teenager who is a math genius solves a complex equation. The problem is that in doing so, he puts the virtual world's artificial intelligence in a position to destroy the planet.

A Journey to the World of Fables (2009)

Original title: The Secret of Kells

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,5 on IMDb

In the remote Irish forest, Cellach builds a fortress to defend against an impending Viking attack. From there, Cellach's young nephew is recruited by a monk to complete a series of dangerous tasks and practice the art of magic.

WALL-E (2008)

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,4 on IMDb

In the synopsis, after littering the Earth with garbage and polluting the atmosphere with toxic gases, humanity left the planet and started to live in a gigantic ship. The plan was for the retreat to last a few years, with robots being left to clean up the planet. WALL-E it is the last of these robots, and its life consists of compacting the existing garbage on the planet. Until one day, a ship suddenly appears, which brings a new and modern robot: Eva. At first curious, WALL-E falls in love and decides to follow her throughout the galaxy.

Waltz with Bashir (2008)

Original title: Waltz Im Bashir

96% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

Em Waltz with Bashir, a friend's recurring nightmares send director Ari Folman digging into his own well-buried memories of the Lebanon War in the early 1980s. To that end, the director also interviews friends in search of answers.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

87% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,6 on IMDb

In the synopsis, Po is a panda who works in his family's noodle shop and dreams of becoming a kung fu master. His dream comes true when, unexpectedly, he must fulfill an ancient prophecy and study the martial art with his idols, the Furious Five. In the meantime, Po needs all the wisdom, strength, and skill he can muster to protect his people from an evil snow leopard.

The Simpsons: The Movie (2007)

Original title: The Simpsons Movie

87% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

One of the most famous cartoons also has a movie. In the plot of the feature film, Homer Simpson pollutes Springfield's lake and ends up causing serious damage to the city. To mitigate the problem, the solution is to put the entire city inside a bubble, isolating itself from the rest of the world.

Ratatouille (2007)

96% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,1 on IMDb

In the synopsis of this popular animated film, Remy resides in Paris and has a sophisticated palate. His dream is to become a chef and enjoy the various masterpieces of culinary art. The only big problem is that he is a mouse. In one situation, when he ends up walking into one of the finest restaurants in Paris, Remy decides to make his dream a reality.

Persepolis (2007)

Original title: Persepolis

96% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

In Persepolis, a young Iranian woman who dreams of becoming a clairvoyant closely follows the fall of the Shah and his brutal regime. However, she ends up revolting against the fundamentalist impositions of the rebels, especially against women.

The Monster House (2006)

Original title: Monster House

75% on Rotten Tomatoes | 6,6 on IMDb

A short horror film for children, full of amazing elements and an important message, The monster house will always be in our hearts. 

In the plot, no adult believes when three teenagers say that there is a house in the neighborhood that is a dangerous creature. With Halloween approaching, they must figure out a way to destroy the house before it harms innocent children.

The Girl Who Conquered Time (2006)

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Original title: Toki o kakeru shojo

84% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

Em The Girl Who Conquered Time, Makoto is a young woman who is still in high school and, from some events, acquires the power to travel through time. With that, she decides to use him for her own personal gain.

Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

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Original title: Tekkon kinkurito

76% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,5 on IMDb

In the story of this animated film, two brothers who live on the streets, Black and White, fight to save their city from an unscrupulous businessman who wants to destroy the buildings to set up a huge park for the rich.

Happy Feet: The Penguin (2006)

Original title: Happy Feet

76% on Rotten Tomatoes | 6,4 on IMDb

In the story, Mano, a young emperor penguin, lives in the cold Antarctica. Like all other animals of its kind, it needs to sing its heart's song to attract a mate. The problem is that Mano has a horrible voice, and he feels like a real fish out of water. Instead, the penguin tries to express himself and seduce a female with his amazing tap dancing talent.

The Double Man (2006)

Original title: A Scanner Darkly

68% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,0 on IMDb

In the synopsis of the double man, in the near future, in which the United States has all but lost the war on drugs, Robert Arctor, a narcotics police officer in Orange County, California, infiltrates his work so deeply that he ends up becoming one of the addicts. So from there he persuades Donna, a drug dealer, to bring up her supplier. At the same time, he is ordered to spy on his housemates, one of whom is suspected of being Donna's biggest client.

Bell pepper (2006)

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85% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

Atsuko Chiba works day and night as a scientist, using the code name Paprika, as a dream detective who works at DC Mini, where she provides psychiatric assistance. From there, this machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen. So Paprika and her team race against time to identify the thief and stop him from using the equipment to invade people's minds.

The Place Promised in Our Youth (2004)

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Original title: Kumo no muko, yakusoku no basho

71% on Rotten Tomatoes | 6,9 on IMDb

The Place Promised in Our Youth is a tender story involving themes of loss and friendship, with stunning visuals and an emotion-focused approach to characters set against a sci-fi backdrop. Elements that have become the trademark of director Makoto Shinkai.

Synopsis: In an alternate post-war Japan, three teenagers become obsessed with a mysterious tower across the Union border that stretches into the sky. Hiroki and Takuya work on a makeshift plane, and promise their friend Sayuri that they'll use it to visit the tower together someday. But it disappears before it is completed. Several years later, the tower is suddenly activated, starting a phenomenon that threatens the world. And the young people now discover that their longtime friend Sayuri may hold the key to many explanations.

Shrek 2 (2004)

89% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

In the continuation of this iconic franchise, Shrek and Fiona have just returned from their honeymoon and are living happily in their swamp home. The couple receives an invitation from the princess's parents, who want to meet their new son-in-law, for dinner at the castle.

It is important to note that they only found out that Fiona had married her true love, but what they still don't know is that this darling is a rude ogre weighing over 300 kilos, who has a talking donkey as his best friend. .

The Incredibles (2004)

Original title: The Incredibles

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

Beto, throw me!

After the government bans the use of superpowers, the greatest hero on the planet, Mr. Incredible, lives peacefully in a simple life with his family. Despite being resigned to the domestic routine, Mr. Incredible still misses the days when he lived as a superhero. Your big chance to spring back into action comes when an old enemy strikes again. Only now he needs to count on the help of the whole family to beat the villain.

The Animated Castle (2004)

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Original title: Hauru no ugoku shiro

87% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,2 on IMDb

Em The Animated Castle, a witch casts a terrible curse on young Sophie, turning her into an old woman. Desperate, she embarks on an odyssey in search of the wizard Howl, a mysterious sorcerer who can help her reverse the spell.

The Bicycles of Belleville (2003)

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Original title: Les triplettes de Belleville

94% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

In the history of animated film The Bicycles of Belleville, three elderly singers help a grandmother and her dog rescue a cyclist who has been kidnapped shortly before competing in the Tour de France.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Original title: Finding Nemo

99% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,2 on IMDb

An animated film that takes you back to childhood. Its version dubbed into Portuguese is a gem and certainly left at least one of the many iconic lines engraved in the minds of those who grew up at the time of production.

In the synopsis, on his first day of school, totally ignoring the advice of his overprotective father, Nemo is captured by a diver and ends up in a dentist's aquarium. While Nemo tries to hatch a plan to escape, his father crosses the ocean to rescue him.

Interstella 5555 (2003)

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Original title: Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

86% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

In the synopsis of interstella, four talented alien musicians are kidnapped by a music producer who disguises them as humans. Shep, a space pilot in love with bassist Stella, follows them to Earth. Reprogrammed to forget their real identities and renamed The Crescendolls, the group quickly become hugely successful playing soulless corporate pop. At a concert, Shep manages to free all the musicians except Stella. With that, the band decides to investigate and revisit who they really are, as well as rescuing Stella.

The Ice Age (2002)

Original title: Ice Age

77% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,5 on IMDb

Manny the mammoth, Diego the saber tooth tiger and Sid the ground sloth are friends in a time far removed from the present day and live their lives amidst a lot of ice. Until the day they find an Eskimo boy all alone, far from his parents, and decide they need to help him find his family. Meanwhile, the prehistoric squirrel Scrat is on his quest to keep his beloved nut safe from other predators.

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

87% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

Lilo is a girl who loves to take care of vulnerable animals, with the habit of collecting recyclable garbage on the beaches to, with the money received, buy food for fish. Until, one day, she finds a dog and decides to adopt him. However, this dog is actually Stitch, an alien being who is one of the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy. Now, Stitch hides four of his six legs and decides to pass himself off as an ordinary dog, becoming the little girl's inseparable friend.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2002)

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Original title: Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira

67% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

In the synopsis of Cowboy Bepop: The Movie, the arrogant Spike Spiegel and the crew of his spaceship, Bebop, made up of an intrepid band of bounty hunters, land on Mars in the year 2071 in pursuit of a huge cash bounty.

The four-person team, also including cyborg Jet Black, fearless Faye Valentine and tech expert Edward, are in pursuit of ex-military officer Vincent. The former hero has become a biological terrorist with an arsenal of devastating nanobots and intends to unleash them on Alba City the night before Halloween if his demands are not met.

Metropolis (2001)

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Original title: Metoroporisu

87% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,2 on IMDb

Metropolis is a futuristic city where humans and robots live together. In it, detective Shunsaku Ban and his nephew Kenichi investigate the dangerous scientist Dr. Laughton and discover that he created Tima, a robot girl programmed to control the future of humanity.

Shrek (2001)

88% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,9 on IMDb

Simply iconic and timeless.

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there was an ogre named Shrek, whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of irritating fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save his home - not to mention his peace - Shrek makes a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride. Rescuing the princess can be a small piece of cake compared to her secret.

Wake Up to Life (2001)

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Original title: Waking Life

80% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

In the plot, a young man cannot for anything in this world wake up from a dream. In the midst of this, he begins to talk about the various states of consciousness in philosophical and religious discussions with various characters, such as filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

Monsters Inc (2001)

Original title: Monsters, Inc.

96% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,1 on IMDb

Another amazing animated film that I also consider one of my favorites. It has many iconic scenes, striking lines and even a part of recording errors at the end – which is very creative, after all, how could there be mistakes if it is an animation?

In the synopsis, the largest monster factory in the world has James Sullivan, one of the scariest monsters, who has blue fur and horns, as well as his assistant and best friend Mike Wazowski, a green one-eyed monster. 

Their mission is to scare children, considered (literally) toxic by monsters and whose contact with them would be catastrophic for their universe. However, when visiting the world of humans for work, Mike and Sully meet little Boo, who ends up accidentally ending up in their world.

Spirited Away (2001)

Original title: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

96% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,6 on IMDb

Chihiro and her parents are moving to a different city. On the way to the new house, the father decides to take a shortcut. Halfway through, they come across a table full of food, although no one is around. Chihiro is suspicious and senses danger in the air, but his parents start eating. When it gets dark, they turn into pigs. Now, only Chihiro can save them.

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

Original title: The Emperor's New Groove

86% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,4 on IMDb

Em The Emperor's New Groove, the young and arrogant Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his powerful mentor named Yzma. Lost in the forest, Kuzco's only chance to regain his throne is with the help of Pacha, a lowly peasant. Together, they must face the witch Yzma before completing their journey.

The Chicken Run (2000)

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Original title: Chicken Run

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,1 on IMDb

In the chicken coop of an English farm in the 1950s, chickens fulfill their function and live peacefully dreaming of a better life. One of them, Ginger, dreams of freedom and plans to fly away with her companions. Iconic movie. 

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

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South Park: Bigger, Better, Uncut (Image: Letterboxd)

Original title: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

80% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

Coming from the series, now in film format, after going to Canada to see an R-rated movie starring Terrance & Phillip, the four boys are declared “corrupted”. The mother of one of them then blames Canada, and a violent war breaks out.

The Iron Giant (1999)

Original title: The Iron Giant

96% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,1 on IMDb

in the animated film the iron giant, set in 1957, a giant alien robot lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine. Hogarth, a nine-year-old boy who was exploring the area, finds the robot and the two become friends. But a completely obsessed government agent appears with the objective of destroying the extraterrestrial at any cost.

Toy Story 2 (1999)

100% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,9 on IMDb

In this continuation, Woody tries to save a toy that ends up in a used bazaar, but ends up kidnapped by a collector who intends to sell it to a Japanese museum. At the kidnapper's house, Woody discovers that, in the past, he was the protagonist of a famous TV series and that is why he is a very valuable toy. There, the doll meets the other members of his collection and, meanwhile, the other toys, led by Buzz Lightyear, set out on a cowboy rescue operation.

Little Ant (1998)

Original title: Antz

92% on Rotten Tomatoes | 6,5 on IMDb

In a similar vibe to Insect's lifeOn little ant, Z is a worker ant who tries to reconcile his individuality with the community work ethic of the anthill. He meets and falls in love with Princess Bala, the anthill's heiress, and devises a plan to find her again. But the evil General Mandible threatens to wipe out the entire working population, and it's up to Z to save the ant colony from Mandible's treacherous conspiracies.

A Bug's Life (1998)

Original title: A Bug’s Life

92% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,2 on IMDb

In the story, Flik is an inventive ant who is always getting in the way of his colony. Her last mishap was destroying the food stores that were supposed to be used to pay Hopper the locust. Now, the mighty insect demands that the ants gather twice as much food – or face annihilation. To avert disaster, Flik embarks on a journey to recruit fighters to defend the colony. When he meets a bunch of flying circus bugs, he thinks he's found salvation.

Kiriku and the Sorceress (1998)

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Cartoon Kiriku and the Sorceress (Image: IMDb)

Original title: Kirikou et la sorciere

96% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,5 on IMDb

In the story of the animated film, upon learning that the village where he lives in Africa is being threatened by an evil being, a small child and his warrior uncle decide to fight against the evil force. In the battle to save the village they meet new friends and face many enemies.

Mulan (1998)

86% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,6 on IMDb

In this classic, Mulan, a young Chinese woman who does not fit in with society, fears that her father, a sick man, will be drafted to fight in the coming war. The girl then disguises herself as a man and takes her father's post in the Chinese army. 

Accompanied by her dragon Mushu, Mulan takes to the line of battle, befriends the other soldiers and uses her wits to help fight off the invading Huns while struggling to hide her true identity.

Anastasia (1997)

7,1 on IMDB

In the story, after the evil Rasputin's spell, young Anastasia disappears from the palace. Years later, her grandmother, the Imperial Grand Duchess who lives in Paris, offers a reward to whoever brings her granddaughter back. With an eye on the money, two Russians take tests to find a girl who looks like the princess, and find Anya, a young orphan, who has everything to impersonate Anastasia.

Hercules (1997)

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82% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

In the synopsis of this classic, Hercules, son of the gods, was captured as a baby by Hades and forced to live among mortals as half man and half god. Now a teenager, Hercules needs to perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove himself worthy of living with the gods of Mount Olympus. With his satyr sidekick and plucky Philoctetes, the boy must learn to use his strength to defeat a host of evil creatures.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of the Gospel (1997)

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Original title: Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,1 on IMDb

Directed by Hideaki Anno and produced by Gainax, The End of the Gospel features an alternate ending to the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. In the synopsis, SEELE orders an attack on NERV to destroy the EVAs before Gendo manages to cause the third impact and the union of human souls.

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Original title: Mononoke-hime

93% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,3 on IMDb

In the synopsis, after facing an enraged boar god, Prince Ashitaka is cursed with an evil that could kill him. To find the cure, he decides to travel far away and ends up getting involved in a battle between the animal gods of the forest and the residents of a village of miners, who are gradually destroying the forest. In the midst of this, he meets Mononoke.

Perfect Blue (1997)

Original title: Pâfekuto burû

83% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

In Perfect Blue, a mysterious figure stalks a pop star as she becomes an actress on a television show.

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

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Original title: ames and the giant peach

91% on Rotten Tomatoes | 6,7 on IMDb

In the synopsis, the life of an orphan boy mistreated by his cruel aunts takes a surprising turn when he finds a giant peach with talking insects and embarks on an extraordinary journey to reach New York, facing various dangers along the way.

Whispers of the Heart (1995)

Original title: Mimi wo sumseba

94% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

Shizuku, a student who dreams of being a writer, decides to get into a project and set a goal of reading twenty books over the summer. But curiously, all the editions Shizuki picked up from the library had already been read by one Seiji Amasawa.

Toy Story (1995)

100% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,3 on IMDb

It is more or less here that the key turns and another aesthetic type of film begins to be produced for a new generation that will be influenced by Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Procurando nemo and many other productions.

In the synopsis, the boy Andy's birthday is coming up and his toys start to get nervous, fearing that he will get new toys that can replace them for good. Led by the cowboy Woody, Andy's favorite toy, they receive Buzz Lightyear, the doll of a space patrolman, who soon starts to receive more attention from the boy. Jealous, Woody tries to teach him a lesson, but Buzz falls out the window. This is the beginning of the cowboy's adventure, who needs to rescue Buzz to clean up his mess with the other toys and bring him back before his owner notices the absence of both.

The Phantom of the Future (1995)

Original title: kokaku kidôtai

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,9 on IMDb

Em the ghost of the future, the world, in 2029, has become a highly computerized place, to the point where human beings can access extensive networks of information with their cyber-brains. From there, the cybernetic agent Major Motoko is the leader of the secret service unit Shell Squad, responsible for fighting crime. Motoko has been so modified that almost her entire body is now robotic. Of human she would have only a ghost of herself left.

The Lion King (1994)

Original title: The Lion King

93% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,5 on IMDb

The Lion King, Disney's acclaimed cartoon, follows the adventures of young lion Simba, Mufasa's heir. Simba's evil uncle, Oscar, plans to steal Mufasa's throne by luring father and son into an ambush. Simba manages to escape and only Mufasa dies. With the help of his friends, Timon and Pumbaa, he reappears as an adult to recover his land, stolen by his uncle.

Ninja Scroll (1993)

Original title: Jûbê ninpûchô

89% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

In this animated film, Jubei, a highly skilled ninja, is coerced into killing his own clan of warriors. After unwillingly killing his fellow swordsmen, he becomes an itinerant contract killer. 

During his travels, he must contend with an organization of demonic ninja known as the Demons of Kimon, who are plotting to take over the government of Japan. The demons will stop at nothing and have the power to annihilate entire villages. Now, only Jubei and a spy named Dakuan can stop them.

Jack's Strange World (1993)

Original title: The Nightmare Before Christmas

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,9 on IMDb

Particularly one of my favorite animated films.

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, gets tired of having Halloween every year and leaves the city limits. By chance, he ends up going through the portal of Christmas, where he sees the joy of the Christmas spirit.

Upon returning to Halloween Town, still assimilating the different reality he witnessed, he begins to convince citizens to kidnap Santa Claus and make their own Christmas. Despite his loyal girlfriend Sally being against it, the good old man is captured and the unfolding events show that Sally was right all along.

Batman: Mask of the Phantom (1993)

Original title: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

81% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

In this animated film about one of DC's most famous heroes, under the secret identity of Batman, billionaire Bruce Wayne fights dangerous criminals who threaten Gotham City. This time, in addition to facing his archenemy Joker, the tireless bat-man faces another terrible villain: the Phantom.

Porco Rosso: The Last Romantic Hero (1992)

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Original title: Kurenai no buta

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

Porco Rosso: The Last Romantic Hero is a riveting tale by renowned Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, who also has success on his vast resume. A Viagem de Chihiro, My Totoro Friend, The Animated Castle, Princess Mononoke and many other animated films.

In the synopsis, World War I flying ace Marco Pagott mysteriously transforms himself into a pig after all his comrades die in battle. Now known as Porco Rosso, the pilot continues to fight pirates in the air while, on land, he flirts with a beautiful nightclub singer. After an attack by a brash American pilot, Porco meets the confident Fio, who fixes his plane and sees him for what he really is.

Aladdin (1992)

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

A humble young man discovers a magic lamp with a genie that can grant wishes. Now, the boy wants to conquer the girl he fell in love with, but what he doesn't know is that the girl is a princess who is already committed and that the genie has other plans for the lamp and the wishes.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Original title: Beauty and the Beast

93% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

In this classic, the young Bela is tired of the provincial life of a small French town, where the heartthrob Gastón also lives, despite melting hearts, he is unable to win her over with his rude and arrogant manner. 

Once, Maurice, Bela's father, travels to expose one of his inventions and ends up trapped in a castle where Beast lives, who needs to find true love and be reciprocated to break a spell and return to being a prince. In exchange for her father's freedom, Belle agrees to be trapped in the castle forever.

Memories of Yesterday (1991)

Original title: Omohide pore pore

100% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,6 on IMDb

not reflective Memories of Yesterday, Taeko is a single woman who is dedicated only to work. She leaves her native Tokyo for the first time and travels to Yamagata to visit her sister's family during the annual turmeric harvest. Along the journey, she begins to question whether her stressful life is what she wanted as a young woman.

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Original title: Majo no takkyubin

98% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,8 on IMDb

On her mother's orders, Kiki leaves for a year-long place of learning, accompanied by her black cat. At the command of her magic broom, she will end up in the charming little town of Moreoastal. Unfortunately, local hotels don't accept witches and the police catch her up to some shenanigans.

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Original title: The Little Mermaid

92% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,6 on IMDb

In this classic that could not be left out of the list of best animated films of all time, Ariel is a sixteen-year-old mermaid princess dissatisfied with life under the sea and curious about the world on earth. She ends up falling in love with a human prince and makes a deal with the sea witch to be transformed into a human.

Akira (1988)

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91% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

Em Akira, a huge explosion caused Tokyo to be destroyed in 1988. Neo Tokyo was built in its place, which, even in the distant future, still suffers from terrorist attacks throughout the city.

Friends Kaneda and Tetsuo are part of a biker gang. They dispute violent cracks with a rival gang, the Clowns, until one day Tetsuo meets Takashi, a strange child with powers who escaped from the hospital where he was kept as a guinea pig.

Tomb of Fireflies (1988)

Original title: hotaru no haka

100% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,5 on IMDb

One of the saddest animated films that exist, in Grave of the Fireflies, the brothers Setsuko and Seita live in Japan in the midst of World War II. After their mother's death in a bombing and their father's call to war, they move in with some relatives. Dissatisfied and unhappy, they leave town and end up in a shelter in the woods.

My Friend Totoro (1988)

Original title: Tonari in Totoro

93% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,1 on IMDb

In the synopsis of this acclaimed animated film, sisters Satsuki and Mei move to the countryside to be closer to the hospital where their mother is admitted. There they meet the Totoros, adorable mystical and happy creatures that can only be seen by children. With them, the two sisters will experience magical adventures in the countryside.

My Totoro Friend brings a story with deep roots that refer to Japanese tradition and culture based even on the past and personal experiences of creator Hayao Miyazaki. There is a notion of a collective childhood full of stories that involve love, mystery and curiosity for everything that develops around.

At the same time, there is the darker side of the story. What child has not been afraid of losing their parents? Or went through loneliness and various frustrations throughout childhood. Still, all of this is approached lightly and the focus is on trying to turn it all into moments of appreciating life's simplest details.

The Adventures of the Mouse Detective (1986)

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Original title: The Great Mouse Detective

76% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,1 on IMDb

in the cartoon The Adventures of the Mouse Detective, Olivia is advised by Dr. Dawson to hire Basil of Baker Street, a famous mouse detective, to investigate the disappearance of her father, a toymaker. He just didn't count that his archenemy, Ratagão, would be behind the enigma.

The Castle in the Sky (1986)

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Original title: Tenku no shiro Rapyuta

96% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

in the animated film The Castle in Heaven, Sheeta, a young orphan who possesses a mysterious necklace, teams up with the miner Pazu to search for a legendary floating city. But halfway through, the duo is pursued by greedy air pirates.

An American Tail (1986)

Original title: An American Tail

77% on Rotten Tomatoes | 6,9 on IMDb

Em an american tale, Fievel, a young Russian mouse, is separated from his parents while traveling to the USA, a land he believes is free of cats. When he gets there, he goes in search of his family, making new friends and running away from the felines that, after all, also exist there.

Vampire Hunter D (1985)

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Original title: Kyûketsuki hantâ D

78% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,0 on IMDb

In this animated film, the future reveals itself to be a dark place for the world's remaining humans, who inhabit a vast wasteland and spend most of their time trying to survive and flee from cruel vampires and other demonic beings.

A swordsman with supernatural abilities known simply as D, who is also part vampire, is hired by mortals to track down the villainous Count Magnus Lee, who has recently attacked a girl. When D travels to Lee's lair on his mechanical steed, there is a great deal of bloodshed and difficult fights with the fiendish creatures along the way.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Original title: Kaze no tani no Naushika

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 8,0 on IMDb

In the future, after Earth is impacted by the War of the Seven Days of Fire, Princess Nausicaä tries in every way to prevent two nations from going to war and destroying each other on a dying planet.

The Last Unicorn (1982)

Original title: The Last Unicorn

77% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

In The Last Unicorn, the evil King Haggard plots to destroy all the unicorns in the world, but a young unicorn discovers that she is in danger and may soon be the last of her kind. 

She then leaves the safety of her forest and enlists the help of Schmendrick, a kind if clumsy sorcerer. Together, they embark on a long and dangerous journey with one goal: defeat Haggard and save the unicorns from extinction. 

The Brave Mouse (1982)

Original title: The Secret of NIMH

93% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,5 on IMDb

Em The Brave Mouse, Mrs. Brisby is a little mouse who lives with her family in the countryside. When her son Tim comes down with pneumonia, everyone is in danger because it's plowing season. She seeks help from a society of lab rats who can cure Tim.

The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Original title: Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,6 on IMDb

In this animated film, renowned international thief Lupine III arrives in the small European county of Cagliostro to investigate an impeccably forged money scam, and stumbles upon a national conspiracy dating back hundreds of years.

A Great Adventure (1978)

Original title: Watership Down

79% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,6 on IMDb

Em a great adventure, a group of rabbits come together to form a society of their own and build a colony just for their kind, far from the framework of tyranny and human interventions. To accomplish this goal, they use any means necessary, no matter what they need to do to achieve the purpose.

Wizards (1977)

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Cartoon Wizards (Image: IMDb)

62% on Rotten Tomatoes | 6,3 on IMDb

In the synopsis of Wizards, after the death of his mother, the evil mutant wizard Blackwolf discovers some long-lost military technology. Filled with ego and ambition, Blackwolf claims his mother's throne, assembles an army, and sets out to brainwash and conquer Earth.

Meanwhile, Blackwolf's gentle twin brother, the bearded and wise Avatar, calls upon his own magical abilities to thwart Blackwolf's plans for world domination - even if it means destroying his own flesh and blood.

Music and Fantasy (1976)

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Cartoon Music and Fantasy (Image: IMDb)

Original title: Not too cheerful

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,4 on IMDb

Music and Fantasy is basically an Italian answer to musical animation Fantasy fabric, from Disney – also on this list, of course. In the synopsis, this animated film features a series of cartoon short films for the likes of Claude Debussy, Joseph-Maurice Ravel, and Antonio Vivaldi. 

Animated excerpts are both humorous and fantastical: an elderly satyr tries to regain his lost youth, a bee is interrupted mid-meal by two lovers, the myth of Adam and Eve is retold, and much more. Among the drawings, a filmmaker (Maurizio Nichetti) struggles to finish the film.

Fantastic Planet (1973)

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Fantastic Planet (Image: IMDb)

Original title: La Planète Sauvage

91% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

This animated film follows the relationship between the tiny Oms, who have a human appearance, and their much larger, blue-skinned oppressors, the Draag, who rule the planet of Ygam. 

While the Draag keep Oms for many years as illiterate and inferior pets, this hierarchy changes after an Om boy has access to education, thanks to a young Draag. This leads to an Om rebellion, which weakens Draag's control over their race. A power struggle is then born.

The Belladonna Tragedy (1973)

Original title: Kanashimi no Belladonna

90% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

A strong story that definitely runs away from Disney's children's tales. Aimed at older audiences, The Belladonna Tragedy follows the plot of a perverse feudal lord who abuses a girl on her wedding night and continues to ruin and make her life and her husband's hell. After being banished from her village, the young woman makes a pact with the devil to gain magical abilities and take revenge on everything. 

Fritz the Cat (1972)

Original title: Fritz the Cat

64% on Rotten Tomatoes | 6,2 on IMDb

Set in the 1960s, in the animated film, Fritz is a relaxed cat, a university student and a young man with a restless mind, who wants to live life intensely, seeking to enjoy any and all experiences and adventures that come his way.

Yellow Submarine (1968)

Original title: Yellow Submarine

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,4 on IMDb

in the animated movie Yellow Submarine, the inhabitants of Pepperland are subjugated by the Blue Meanies, a group of creatures who absolutely hate music in general. The mayor of the city dispatches old sailor Fred to Liverpool, England, where he enlists the Beatles' help. The band then drives a yellow submarine to Pepperland to try to change that.

Mowgli the Wolf Boy (1967)

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Animated movie Mowgli the Wolf Boy (Image: IMDb)

Original title: The Jungle Book

88% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,6 on IMDb

In the story of this cartoon movie, the boy Mowgli was raised by wolves in the forest. At one point, his friends decide to send him to a human tribe because of the menacing presence of the tiger Shere Kahn. Alongside Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, Mogli lives an adventure on his way to civilization.

The Sword in the Law (1963)

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Cartoon The Sword in the Stone (Image: IMDb)

Original title: The Sword in the Stone

67% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,1 on IMDb

The Sword Was the Law is an adaptation of the fable about the humble beginnings of King Arthur. In the story, as an orphaned child, Arthur was known as Wart, who wanted to help his foster brother Kay to be a knight. 

While helping Kay with her training, the Wart came across a cabin belonging to Merlin, a clumsy but very talented mage. Merlin does his best to convince the boy that he is destined for greatness and many achievements. So when he travels with Kay to London to accompany him to a competition, they discover that Merlin was right.

101 Dalmatians (1961)

Original title: One Hundred and One Dalmatians

98% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

Cute little spots, barking everywhere and lots of fun amidst adventures in this classic Disney cartoon, which tells the story of Pongo and Perdita to save all of London's Dalmatians from the evil plans of the evil Cruella de Vil .

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Original title: Sleeping Beauty

89% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,2 on IMDb

In the story, because she is very jealous and vindictive, the fairy Maleficent casts a cruel spell on Princess Aurora on the day of her birth. Aurora is doomed to fall into a deep sleep when she turns 16 and, to wake up again, her only salvation would be a kiss from her true love. The three good fairies, Flora, Fauna and Spring, try to avoid the evil prophecy, but fail. Now it only remains for Prince Phillip to face Maleficent and save the princess.

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Original title: L

93% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

You may have already noticed that this list has many Disney classics, but between us it is inevitable, as these animated films were pioneers and shaped a lot of what we know about more current animations. And besides the classic factor, they are wonderful stories!

Em The Lady and the Tramp, we follow the story of a spoiled dog named Lady as her comfortable life ends when her owners have a baby. After some complicated circumstances, Lady finds herself loose on the street, making unlikely friendships. In this, she becomes protected from the tough mutt Tramp and a romance begins to blossom between the two dogs.

The Adventures of Peter Pan (1953)

Original title: Peter Pan

77% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

In this animated Disney movie, Wendy and her two brothers are stunned when a magical boy named Peter Pan flies into their bedroom and appears at their window, supposedly looking for his rebellious shadow. 

The boy Peter Pan and his fairy friend, Tinkerbell, come from a faraway place called Neverland, where children stay forever young. Delighted, Wendy and the brothers follow him on adventures. But when Pan's enemy, the pirate Captain Hook, causes trouble, the kids begin to miss their old life.

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Original title: Alice in Wonderland

84% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

Yet another fascinating story that inspires many retellings and stories based on this cartoon.

In the story, Alice is a curious girl who is tired of the monotony of her life. One day, while following the hurried and mysterious White Rabbit into a burrow, she ends up in Wonderland. There, she meets several incredible beings, such as the peculiar Mad Hatter, the mysterious Master Cat, the Caterpillar and the tyrant Queen of Hearts.

Cinderella (1950)

Original title: Cinderella

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

With a wicked stepmother and two jealous and insufferable half-sisters who keep her enslaved and without the right to decent clothes or a dignified life in general, Cinderella is prevented from attending the royal ball, the most important event that would happen. 

So when a fairy godmother magically appears, she transforms Cinderella's reality into a true dream with everything the girl is entitled to. So, having managed to go to the ball with this help, Cinderella charms Prince Charming at the ball, but as a result she must face the wrath of her enraged stepmother and sisters when the spell wears off at midnight.

Bambi (1942)

91% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,3 on IMDb

In the heart of the forest, all the animals are bustling and excited about the birth of a deer named Bambi. The cub soon earns the title of prince of the forest, as his father is the most important deer in the region. Bambi grows up, makes friends with other forest animals, learns to survive and discovers love. On this journey of maturity, he realizes that, even in the midst of tragedies, it is possible to be strong and see the beauty of life. It is an exciting animated film that you will hardly be able to reach the end without at least shedding a tear.

Dumbo (1941)

98% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,2 on IMDb

In history, Dumbo is a baby circus elephant who was born with huge ears. After being ridiculed by his group of friends, he becomes the main attraction of his circus when he discovers that, using his ears, he is able to do what no other elephant has ever been able to do before: fly.

Fantasy (1940)

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Fantasy animated film (Image: IMDb)

95% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

Released in 1940, the animated film represents Disney's most daring experiment to date, as it bets on mixing animated images with classical music. What began as a starting point to highlight the figure of Mickey Mouse, turned into a feature film that remains unique in the history of animation.

Pinocchio (1940)

Original title: Pinocchio

100% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,5 on IMDb

Pinocchio is yet another classic story that still inspires re-readings and productions freely inspired by this narrative. 

In the story of this cartoon, the carpenter Geppetto sees a shooting star and wants the doll he just created, Pinocchio, to become a real boy. The Blue Fairy grants his wish and asks Jiminy Cricket to serve as the wooden boy's conscience. But, like every child, Pinocchio's curiosity about the world leads him to dangers and adventures.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Original title: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

97% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,6 on IMDb

One of Disney's most classic and popular stories. In the plot, the evil queen becomes jealous of Snow White's beauty and orders her to be killed. Soon, she discovers that the young woman did not die and is living in the forest with seven dwarfs. The princess is then poisoned by the queen and only a prince's kiss can save her.

Le Roman de Renard (1930)

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Animation film Le roman de Renard (Image: IMDb)

100% on Rotten Tomatoes | 7,7 on IMDb

In the animal kingdom of Renard's Roman, Reynard the fox is used to deceiving and cheating everyone. Because of this attitude, the King the Lion receives more and more constant complaints about this fox. So he makes a decision and orders Reynard arrested and brought before him. This is a story inspired by a medieval French tale.

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Source: R, Time-out e Vulture

Text proofread by: Pedro Bomfim (28 / 08 / 23)

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