The 8 Best Animated Movies Ever Made

Akira (1988)

Set in a futuristic Tokyo, Akira is a dense and visionary sci-fi epic adapted from Otomo's own manga series. It explores themes of power, teenage angst, and societal collapse amidst motorcycle gangs and supernatural powers.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

The first animated film to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, Beauty and the Beast is a classic Disney fairy tale that brings depth to its characters and story, alongside a memorable musical score.

Bambi (1942)

Adapted from Felix Salten's novel, Bambi presents a poignant and realistic portrayal of woodland life, focusing on a young deer's journey to adulthood amidst natural beauty and challenges.

Coraline (2009)

Based on Neil Gaiman's novella, Coraline is a dark fantasy film that follows a young girl discovering a parallel world. It's known for its eerie atmosphere and willingness to unsettle its audience.

Frozen (2013)

Disney's Frozen revitalized the princess genre with a story of sisterhood and self-discovery. Elsa's ice powers inadvertently plunge her kingdom into eternal winter, leading to a heartfelt journey of reconciliation

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

A powerful anti-war film, Grave of the Fireflies tells the heartbreaking story of siblings struggling to survive in Japan during World War II. It's renowned for its emotional impact and humanist message.

The Iron Giant (1999)

Set during the Cold War era, The Iron Giant is about a young boy who befriends a giant alien robot. It explores themes of friendship, identity, and the consequences of choices, blending adventure.

The Last Unicorn (1982)

Adapted from Peter S. Beagle's fantasy novel, The Last Unicorn follows a unicorn on a quest to find others of her kind. It's noted for its surreal animation and memorable characters.