10 Best Animated Movies of All Time, According to IMDb

I’m just going to come out and say it: I’m a sucker for animated movies. There’s a lot of them, and they’re all really good. But which is the best-animated movie of all time? That’s right—when IMDb announced the 10 best-animated movies of all time, I can’t miss them. Compiled from the reviews of tens of millions of viewers, this is generally a fierce confrontation between Disney and Ghibli. Let’s find out the company’s movie that reaches No.1.

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 is the third installment in the Toy Story series, and it is also the highest-grossing film of 2010. The film was released on June 18, 2010, and it was directed by Lee Unkrich.

Toy Story 3 follows Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), and Bo Peep and other toy’s adventure to escape from a day-care center after Andy’s mother mistakenly winds up on the curb with the trash instead headed for the attic because Andy, now grown up and, is going to college, doesn’t play with the toys anymore.

Barely is there a series where the latter is more critically acclaimed than the previous. Toy Story 3 is one of those when it brings a beautiful, touching ending to Andy’s childhood journey with his toys. The segment Andy said goodbye to the toys in the arms of the new owner, certainly made many viewers burst into tears.


Up was released in 2009, directed by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and produced by Jonas Rivera. The film tells the story of Carl Fredricksen ( a 78-year-old man with the dream of exploring South America to find the forbidden Paradise Falls) last adventure with his persistent 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell, opens up a thrilling journey. The adventure, the love between Carl and Ellie through Pixar’s delicate delivery enough to make anyone get goosebumps.

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is a 1997 Japanese animated epic historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The 10th feature-length animated film produced by Studio Ghibli, it was released in Japan on July 12, 1997.

Princess Mononoke follows the journey of the last Emishi prince, Ashitaka, and his attempts to make peace between the human settlement, Irontown, and the creatures living in the forest that surrounds it.

With the way of building a strong, brave female character, but still has a loving heart, Mononoke gains love from audiences and she is so famous that is considered the “big sister” of the Ghibli female characters.


This Pixar movie is a love story about a robot named Wall-E – the last robot on Earth. The film was directed by Andrew Stanton and stars the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight and Jeff Garlin. It won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film in 2008 and was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Original Score & Best Original Song.

As a space genre animated movie, Wall-E has conquered viewers with the futuristic setting and also prompted the audience to reflect on countless messages about life and the environment.


Coco is a 2017 American computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The story follows Miguel, a boy who dreams of becoming a famous musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz despite his family’s generations-old ban on music. Miguel finds himself drawn into the Land of the Dead and must make a decision between two paths: one that would lead him home while another could take him closer to achieving his dreams.

Based on Mexican folklore and tradition, it has catchy music, fresh and colorful images, a bit of comedy at the beginning an emotional family affection that makes it to the top 10.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. The movie’s plot focuses on Miles Morales as the new Spider-Man encounter various parallel universes versions of him and together they try to save their universe from an evil villain known as “Kingpin”.

The movie was praised by critics and audiences, winning Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards. It is considered to be one of the greatest animated films of all time.

Your Name.

Your Name is a Japanese film that was released in Japan on August 26, 2016. It was directed by Makoto Shinkai and written by Makoto Shinkai and Masayoshi Tanaka.

The story follows Mitsuha Miyamizu (Mone Kamishiraishi) who lives alone with her father while dreaming of meeting the boy she saw eating bread with his mother in the park one day. After that, they usually switch their body and spend time together trying to solve their issues without knowing each others’ names yet talking about music or video games together. However, one day the body switch comes to an abrupt end and they have to find a way to meet each other in real life…

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated film directed by Isao Takahata. The movie’s story takes place in Japan after World War II, where a brother and sister deal with the aftermath of war. The film is set in a small town, where it tells the story of two siblings: Seita and Setsuko. They’re forced to live alone after their mother dies during an air raid and their father goes missing during the war.

Grave of the Fireflies clearly shows the poverty and pitifulness of two little brothers in the bomb era. The ending with the deads of 2 siblings will take away all your tears. The film’s content has many fascinating elements about people and society intertwined, still widely discussed to this day.

The Lion King

The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. It features the voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons and James Earl Jones. The Lion King has won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Original Song (Elton John). The film was inspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet with elements from the Biblical stories of Joseph and Moses and Disney’s 1942 film Bambi. Set in Africa with Tim Rice as a writer/lyricist who co-wrote songs with Elton John such as “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” which won an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 1994 ceremony.

Disney’s The Lion King is about a young lion named Simba, who is the crown prince of an African Savanna, his journey from a little to a grown-up lion, taking back the throne from Scar-Mufasa’s brother. With the companionship of a warthog named Pumbaa, a meerkat named Timon, and Nala, Simba’s childhood friend who then becomes his wife, he gains wise, responsibility with animals in his kingdom.

Spirited Away

Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli. The plot follows a girl named Chihiro on her quest to find her parents after they are kidnapped by spirits (the Yubaba).

The film was critically acclaimed and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It is considered by many to be one of Miyazaki’s best films, along with My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke. The pride of Ghibli has opened up a new world full of strange but also fascinating world, which contains messages and layers of meaning.


I hope you enjoyed the list. There are a lot of great films off the list, but here we just talk about the top 10 and I think that they all deserve to be on this list. Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments section if you have any!

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