We Ranked the Best 20 Animated Movies of All Time, From ‘Snow White’ to ‘Soul’


Animation has grown to be one of the most versatile and transformative methods of stylization and storytelling in the entire medium as film. What was once written off as a medium designed and made only to appeal to children has produced countless all-time classics considered some of the best films ever. Animated films will only continue to prosper and redefine themselves again and again as more and more creative voices take their spin on this iconic medium of cinematic storytelling.

Top 20 Animation Movies

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

1. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero.


2. Nimona (2023)

When a knight in a futuristic medieval world is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona — a mischievous teen who happens to be a shapeshifting creature he’s sworn to destroy.


3. Elemental (2023)

Follows Ember and Wade, in a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

4. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

A plumber named Mario travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, trying to save a captured princess.

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

5. Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (2023)

A shy adolescent learns that she comes from a fabled royal family of legendary sea krakens and that her destiny lies in the depths of the waters, which is bigger than she could have ever imagined.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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

Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his universe and must join with five spider-powered individuals from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023)

The Turtle brothers as they work to earn the love of New York City while facing down an army of mutants.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

8. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

When Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll and he has burned through eight of his nine lives, he launches an epic journey to restore them by finding the mythical Last Wish.


9. Mulan (1998)

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China’s greatest heroines in the process.

Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse

10. Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse (2024)

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After leaving off from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the story continues.

Sing 2

11. Sing 2 (2021)

Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.


12. Cars (2006)

On the way to the biggest race of his life, a hotshot rookie race car gets stranded in a rundown town and learns that winning isn’t everything in life.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

13. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.


14. Encanto (2021)

A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

Resident Evil: Death Island

15. Resident Evil: Death Island (2023)

D.S.O. agent Leon S. Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Dr. Antonio Taylor from kidnappers, when a mysterious woman thwarts his pursuit. Meanwhile, B.S.A.A. agent Chris Redfield is … 

Mavka: The Forest Song

16. Mavka: The Forest Song (2023)

Mavka must choose between love and duty to protect the Heart of the Forest.

Spirited Away

17. Spirited Away (2001)

During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches and spirits, a world where humans are changed into beasts.


18. Ratatouille (2007)

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous Paris restaurant.


19. Moana (I) (2016)

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

The Lion King

20. The Lion King (1994)

Lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.

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