my top 10 favorite animated films

by ihab-azar | created - 02 Nov 2012 | updated - 03 Nov 2012 | Public

this is a list of my top 10 favorite animated films of all time, the films that i mention here are my personal all time favorites and not the best of all time (there are better animated films that aren't on the list, but i liked the ones mentioned more than them)

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1. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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83 Metascore

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 734,423 | Gross: $312.90M

the film that influenced me most in my life, a brilliant musical epic that has everything i ask in an animated movie and a movie in general disney's best with great music animation story and characters and emotionally gripping moments long live the king

2. Toy Story 3 (2010)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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92 Metascore

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Director: Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Votes: 611,279 | Gross: $415.00M

one of the best truelly. sharply written and executed, this is one of the most heart gripping films i have ever seen this film is a hilarious film about friendship, loyalty and the most important: growing up and letting go of our childhood for good with some very emotional moments (i had the hardest time trying to hold my tears at the last 7 minutes of this film)

3. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

R | 81 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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73 Metascore

When Cartman and his friends go see an R rated movie, they start swearing and their parents think that Canada is to blame.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 173,068 | Gross: $52.01M

hold on all you skeptics, this film is not just immature swearing and violence, if you look closely you will see a great hilarious musical that drives it's point in a way i have never seen before and gives a great message about freedom of speech, censorship and bad parenting so let's all laugh and swear to this underrated comedy that is high up there with all the other comedy masterpieces, long live trey and matt (writers of the film)

4. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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95 Metascore

A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 350,339 | Gross: $218.97M

the one that proved disney is back and here to stay, the adaptation of the universally known fairy tale is a great heart touching musical that teaches about the beauty within and the beast inside all of us what a great great motion picture with great characters, story, animation and music

5. Up (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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88 Metascore

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 753,775 | Gross: $293.00M

pixar's most mature film to date and probably a little too dark for children, the journey of the widower 78 year old baloon seller joined by a 10 year old scout, a rare bird and a "talking" dog through south america is a heart tocuhing story about life and it's bittersweetness deserved to win the best picture oscar (it didn't but oh well)

6. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 781,911 | Gross: $380.84M

at it's time it broke box office records for animated films and for a reason. one of the best looking and best films you will ever see. when i first saw it in the cinema back at 2003 it absolutely blew my mind and still does to this day, a story about parenting, letting go and overcoming your fears told brilliantly through fish. couldn't ask for more in a film like this

7. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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74 Metascore

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 545,486 | Gross: $217.58M

the only dreamworks film on this list is their best to date and the most fresh and heartfelt one since the first shrek. dreamworks breaks their tradition of stuffing animated films with star power and a billion jokes (they are funny but there's pretty much nothing else in their films) and focuses on telling a timeless tale about freindship and prejudice, in addition to absolutely breathtaking flying sequences in a viking land with a brilliant soundtrack and spectacular animation. so hop on a dragon and take the journey

8. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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96 Metascore

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

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 522,586 | Gross: $206.45M

after delivering the mediocre cars, pixar needed a truelly unusual film to get it's reputation as the greatest family studio back, so they gave us the story of a rat who loves to cook and dreams to make it big in paris, the restaraunt capital of the world. sounds silly? not at all. overall a very funny comedy about art (in any form) and what it means to those who create it, and even more meaningful to those who really appreciate it. this pixar tastes great indeed

9. Bambi (1942)

Approved | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 105,847 | Gross: $102.80M

an unprecedented achievement at it's time (and still is), this is the best film made during walt disney's lifetime. dark, touching and really shows the beauty of nature, this one represents disney at it's best with a charming story and unforgettable main characters that will appeal to all. a film that should be recognised as one of the all time classics, and walt's best

10. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 290,764 | Gross: $217.35M

one of the funniest disney films of all time, this is a beautiful and hilarious film driven by the genie (the brilliant robin williams), but also teaches us to be ourselves and be happy with what we have, and if we do, things will eventually work for the best, so if you ever have 3 wishes, make sure one of them will be this one on home media, it's a real winner