The 50 best animated movies of all time, according to critics


Disney animated movies have been a well-established force in the genre for many decades.

But while Disney films rank high (and often) among the most critically acclaimed animated films of all time, the company is sporadically outranked on this list by movies from the likes of Warner Bros. and Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki’s company). 

To find out which animated films have received the most critical acclaim, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes for its ranking of the top animation-based movies in history.

The site ranked the films by a weighted critic score that accounts for variation in the number of reviews each film received.

Here are the 50 best animated movies of all time, according to critics:

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50. “Bambi” (1942)

Critic score: 90%

Audience score: 72%

Summary: The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.”

49. “The Triplets of Belleville” (2003)

Critic score: 94%

Audience score: 90%

Summary: When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters — an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire — to rescue him.”

48. “Coraline” (2009)

Critic score: 90%

Audience score: 73%

Summary: An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.”

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