the best anime and Cartoon Movies and shows top 50by groo-8 | created - 08 Apr 2012 | updated - 09 Apr 2012 | Public
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2. The Venture Bros. (2003– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons.
3. GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998– )
60 min | Drama, Comedy, Action
Also known as "Great Teacher Onizuka." Former juvenile delinquent Onizuka finds himself thrust into to role of high school teacher, facing students who behave just as he used to and an ... See full summary »
5. Akira (1988)
R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama
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.
Votes: 123,920 | Gross: $0.55M
6. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)
102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.
8. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)
TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.
9. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 167,265 | Gross: $75.29M
10. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Votes: 265,704 | Gross: $2.38M
15. Panique au village (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Cowboy and Indian's only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr Horse's birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they'll need to travel the world and back to make things right again.
Votes: 6,407 | Gross: $0.17M
17. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
PG-13 | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.
Votes: 23,506 | Gross: $0.13M
20. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.
Votes: 251,435 | Gross: $75.08M
21. King of the Hill (1997–2010)
TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.
23. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
24. Mimi wo sumaseba (1995)
G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family
A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.
25. Perfect Blue (1997)
R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery
A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Votes: 36,434 | Gross: $0.11M
26. Spirited Away (2001)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Votes: 500,453 | Gross: $10.06M
27. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Votes: 96,252 | Gross: $5.50M
28. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
29. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
30. Ponyo (2008)
G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
Votes: 97,998 | Gross: $15.09M
32. Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World (2007–2009)
Welcome to the gayest of gay ghettos, West Lahunga Beach, where Rick and Steve make their fabulously decorated double-income-no-kids home. That is until Rick's lifelong lesbian friend ... See full summary »
33. Wonder Showzen (2005–2006)
TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares.
35. Superjail! (2007–2014)
TV-MA | 10 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime
In a surreal world, a large maximum security prison, which houses thousands of dangerous inmates is run by an eccentric warden and his equally odd staff.
36. Squidbillies (2005– )
TV-14 | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Follows the adventures of the Cuylers, an impoverished and dysfunctional family of anthropomorphic, air-breathing, redneck squids who live in a rural Appalachian community in the state of Georgia.
38. Frisky Dingo (2006–2008)
TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A philandering billionaire playboy who moonlights as the superhero, Awesome X, faces against his greatest adversary, Killface, but finds balancing his business and superhero lives difficult.
40. Memories (1995)
PG-13 | 113 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by ... See full summary »
41. Toki o kakeru shôjo (2006)
Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.
42. Film Noir (2007)
97 min | Animation, Crime, Mystery
Private detective Sam Ruben's clever plan falls apart with the onset of amnesia. Everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature.
43. Masters of the Universe (1987)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The heroic warrior He-Man battles against lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.
Votes: 31,244 | Gross: $17.34M
48. Invader ZIM (2001–2004)
TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
An alien from the planet Irk is sent to Earth, not realising that his leaders were fooling him and didn't think a planet was there. He manages to fit in with school children but one boy sees through his disguise.
49. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
Votes: 255,260 | Gross: $4.71M