My top 10 favorite animated movies (sorry, no Disney movies)

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1.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
“ The greatest anime of all time. Has a very developed story, some very good characters (some were bland), and the best animation you'll see in an animated film ” - zakso999
 
2.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
“ Another very good anime. The characters are strong, the animation is gorgeous, and has a very well developed story (the dubbing is a lot better than most anime films). ” - zakso999
 
3.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ Sad, sad, sad, sad movie. If you thought The Lion King was sad, wait till you see this movie. Tells a great story, has some great characters, some nice atmosphere, and truly powerful. The saddest animated movie you'll see, even besting out the Disney movies. ” - zakso999
 
4.
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Most of the movie is live action, but key scenes (like the trial scene) are animated, so I decided to put this on the list. Tells a great story of a burnt out rocker, and his scarring past. The animation is what I can only describe as a Ralph Bakshi, Terry Gilliam, and Ralph Steadman crossover. A very emotional movie, that tells it's points through animation. ” - zakso999
 
5.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When Cartman and his friends go see an R rated movie, they start swearing and their parents think that Canada is to blame. (81 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
“ A great parody of censorship. The characters are interesting, thought out and very funny, and the songs are surprisingly good. Maybe Trey Parker and Matt Stone should explore songwriting. The humor maybe lurid and the story seems like a long episode, but this is still a worthy animated feature. ” - zakso999
 
6.
The Iron Giant (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ Absolutely, Heart-Warming story. Great characters (although a few are a little stale, like Hogarth), Probably one of the best non disney movies out there. ” - zakso999
 
7.
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected. (82 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
“ Great writing, great characters, great movie. ” - zakso999
 
8.
Coonskin (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Rabbit, a country-born trickster, takes over the organized crime racket in Harlem, facing opposition from the institutionalized racism of the Mafia and corrupt police. (100 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
“ Maybe a little racist, but it is a very funny parody of song of the south. The characters are very interesting, and the story is well thought out. Although, maybe the animation was a little bit of a turn off. ” - zakso999
 
9.
Heavy Traffic (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork. (77 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
“ Very funny. The characters are great, the story is great and the animation is pretty good. ” - zakso999
 
10.
Fritz the Cat (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s. (78 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
“ Fritz is an interesting character. The story is pretty good for an animated movie. The animation is decent. I found this to be very funny. ” - zakso999
 
11.
Persepolis (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
“ An amazing film about the 1979 Iranian Revolution and how it changed people's lives, particularly Marjane Satrapi's life. The story is excellent, and very personal. Being of about 1/8th Iranian descent, this movie certainly hit me harder. ” - zakso999
 
12.
Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls... (87 mins.)
Director: Noriyuki Abe
“ *****ALL BLEACH MOVIES*****

Being a Bleach fan, I love the movies, the TV show, and the manga. I've also cosplayed as Ichigo on one occasion. I can tell you that Bleach has a very well developed story. ” - zakso999