Best Animation

A list of my favorites based on what I've seen so far. If you have a suggestion of something not listed please comment, I may not have seen it and would like to check it out.
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1.
Fantastic Planet (1973)
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This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. (72 mins.)
Director: René Laloux
 
2.
Spirited Away (2001)
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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. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
3.
Gandahar (1988)
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An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature. (78 mins.)
Director: René Laloux
 
4.
Æon Flux (1991 TV Series)
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Æon Flux is a mysterious and amoral secret agent from the country of Monica. Her motives or background are left unexplained... (30 mins.)
 
5.
Akira (1988)
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
 
6.
Twilight of the Cockroaches (1989)
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A colony of cockroaches lives peacefully in a messy bachelor's apartment until his new girlfriend moves in. (105 mins.)
Director: Hiroaki Yoshida
 
7.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
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A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
8.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
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In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner. (100 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
9.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002 TV Series)
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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team. (24 mins.)
 
10.
Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (2006 TV Movie)
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A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team... (108 mins.)
Director: Kenji Kamiyama
 
11.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
12.
Desert Punk (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand... (580 mins.)
 
13.
The Animatrix (2003)
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The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix. (102 mins.)
 
14.
Afro Samurai (2007 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan. (125 mins.)
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
 
15.
Samurai Jack (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world. (25 mins.)
 
16.
Noein: Mô hitori no kimi he (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A teen girl is approached by a pilot who claims to be her from the future where a force from a parallel dimension is attempting to invade and destroy our universe and only she has the key that can stop this. (25 mins.)
 
17.
Tokko (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When 108 demons free themselves and start killing people, Special Public Safety Task Force, or "Tokko" for short, is formed to stop them. Some of the members have demons inside of them and can use them to enhance their own abilities.
Director: Masashi Abe
 
18.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
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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. (100 mins.)
 
19.
Waking Life (2001)
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A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. (99 mins.)
 
20.
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
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A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world. (116 mins.)
Director: Makoto Shinkai
 
21.
Paprika (2006)
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When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it. (90 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
22.
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979 TV Movie)
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Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a lion messiah. (95 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
23.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
24.
The Venture Bros. (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons. (22 mins.)
 
25.
Aachi and Ssipak (2006)
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In a future where energy is made from fecal matter, the government rewards defecation with "juicybars". Small-time hustlers try to get rich while fending off the mutated Diaper Gang. (90 mins.)
Director: Jo Beom-jin
 
26.
Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
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Julie must keep madman Tyler from immortality... (88 mins.)
 
27.
Archer (2009 TV Series)
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Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones. (22 mins.)
 
28.
Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The off-the-wall, day-to-day life of three friends who have exactly the same name. (30 mins.)
 
29.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
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Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
 
30.
God, the Devil and Bob (2000 TV Series)
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God has made a bet with the Devil: if one human of the Devil's choosing can't prove that humanity is decent... (30 mins.)
 
31.
Heavy Metal (1981)
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A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. (86 mins.)
 
32.
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The show takes us through the struggles of life as a child monster. 3 monster friends are studying how to scare humans in school... (30 mins.)
Director: Jeff McGrath
 
33.
Adventure Time (2010 TV Series)
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A human boy named Finn and adoptive brother and best friend Jake the Dog, protect the citizens of the Land of Ooo from foes of various shapes and sizes. (11 mins.)
 
34.
Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999 TV Series)
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The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land. (11 mins.)
 
35.
G-Force: Guardians of Space (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A bird-themed superhero team battles the threat of Galactor and his minions, an international terrorist organization with advanced technology. (22 mins.)
 
36.
Battle of the Planets (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra. (30 mins.)
Director: David E. Hanson
 
37.
Blackstar (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An astronaut, stranded on a primitive planet in a distant universe, fights against the tyranny of the Overlord. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City... (100 mins.)
 
39.
Michiko and Hatchin (2008 TV Series)
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Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who escaped from prison, while Hatchin is a run away girl fleeing from her strict catholic foster family. The two join forces and set off on an unpredictable road trip seeking their own freedom. (23 mins.)
 
40.
Rick and Morty (2013 TV Series)
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An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not so bright grandson. (22 mins.)
 
41.
Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 1 - Ghost Pain (2013)
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In this prequel set one year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker extraordinaire Motoko Kusanagi from the military's 501st Secret Unit finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing. (58 mins.)
 
42.
A Letter to Momo (2011)
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Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her... (120 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
 
43.
A Cat in Paris (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches. (70 mins.)
 
44.
The Rabbi's Cat (2011)
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Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism. (100 mins.)
 
45.
Invader ZIM (2001 TV Series)
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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. (30 mins.)
 
46.
Attack on Titan (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Jaegar vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction. (24 mins.)
 
47.
Memories (1995)
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"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four... (113 mins.)
 
48.
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
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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. (119 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
49.
Dexter's Laboratory (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister. (23 mins.)
 
50.
The Powerpuff Girls (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things. (30 mins.)
 
51.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
This story opens with the new action hero and the two other survivors of Pitch Black already caught by a giant spaceship filled with dread... (35 mins.)
Director: Peter Chung
 
52.
The Maxx (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Confused hulking homeless superhero The Maxx tries to protect his social worker and friend Julie from an omniscient serial killer Mr. Gone both in the real world, which may or may not actually be real, and the subconscious fantasy world. (154 mins.)