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1. XX/XY (2002)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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52 Metascore

Three friends begin a dangerous three-way relationship that spirals out of control, leading to dire consequences that haunt them ten years later.

Director: Austin Chick | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Kathleen Robertson, Maya Stange, Kel O'Neill

Votes: 2,800 | Gross: $0.10M

2. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

118 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Director: Mami Sunada | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki, Shinsuke Nonaka

Votes: 2,952

3. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

7.9
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker

Votes: 4,124

4. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Animation

7.1
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76 Metascore

A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry, Richard Feynman, Michèle Oshima

Votes: 2,588 | Gross: $0.13M

5. The Taste of Tea (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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77 Metascore

A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano, Satomi Tezuka

Votes: 4,576

6. Wallace & Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation (1996 Video)

75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.6
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A collection of some of the most popular work featuring Wallace and Gromit.

Director: Nick Park

Votes: 3,435 | Gross: $1.00M

7. Demonlover (2002)

R | 129 min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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64 Metascore

Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Connie Nielsen, Gina Gershon, Chloë Sevigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 3,799 | Gross: $0.23M

8. The Reluctant Dragon (I) (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney | Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant

Votes: 1,597

9. La boum 2 (1982)

109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Two years after the first "Boum", Vic - now 15 and a half years old - has a very calm love life, actually no boyfriend at all. Her parents are happily together again, Grandma Poupette ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Pinoteau | Stars: Claude Brasseur, Brigitte Fossey, Sophie Marceau, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 3,038

10. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

8.6
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The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 6,429

11. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

7.7
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70 Metascore

The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.

Director: Don Hahn | Stars: Roy Edward Disney, John Lasseter, Michael Eisner, Don Hahn

Votes: 1,818 | Gross: $0.08M

12. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier, Brigitte De Villepoix

Votes: 661 | Gross: $0.15M

13. Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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72 Metascore

A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh

Votes: 903

14. Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus

Votes: 1,131

15. Rocks in My Pockets (2014)

88 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Signe Baumane and five women in her family battle with depression and madness.

Director: Signe Baumane | Star: Signe Baumane

Votes: 429 | Gross: $0.02M

16. Shirobako (2014– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Aoi will never forget how she felt the day her high school animation club's labor of love was shown at the cultural festival. The sense of awe and the feeling of accomplishment that came ... See full summary »

Stars: Juri Kimura, Haruka Yoshimura, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Mai Nakahara

Votes: 241

17. To Want to Fly (1991)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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Martina is a professional lady whose clients are harmless if eccentric; she sees herself as a social worker. Shy Maurizio dubs sound for cartoons while his outgoing brother dubs more saucy ... See full summary »

Directors: Guido Manuli, Maurizio Nichetti | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Angela Finocchiaro, Mariella Valentini, Patrizio Roversi

Votes: 631

18. The Pixar Shorts: A Short History (2007 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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The story of Pixar's early short films illuminates not only the evolution of the company but also the early days of computer animation, when a small group of artists and scientists shared a... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Kaplan, Erica Milsom | Stars: Jim Blinn, Eben Ostby, Craig Good, Loren Carpenter

Votes: 742

19. The Wacky World of Tex Avery (1997– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.2
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TWWOTA was a 65-episode syndicated package consisting of 195 seven-minute cartoon shorts. These shorts fell into 7 story categories: "Tex Avery" "Einstone" "Genghis & Khannie" "Freddy the ... See full summary »

Stars: Cree Summer, Billy West, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett

Votes: 127

20. Ryan (2004)

TV-PG | 14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.7
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The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth | Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy, Derek Lamb

Votes: 2,307

21. Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': Still the Fairest of Them All (2001 Video)

Unrated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.9
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Released as a Bonus Feature for Disney's Platinum DVD Edition of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" this short documentary shows how this classic film came to life.

Director: Harry Arends | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Ken Anderson, Rudy Behlmer, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 61

22. Sioux City Sue (I) (1946)

Approved | 69 min | Music, Western

6.7
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Utilizing a script from 1939's "She Married a Cop" with a 1946 Hit Parade song for the title, Gene Autry's screen return following his WW II Army Air Corps service, "Sioux City Sue" has ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Lynne Roberts, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 70

23. Celle que j'aime (2009)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

4.5
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A young boy must accept his divorced mother's new fiancé.

Director: Élie Chouraqui | Stars: Marc Lavoine, Barbara Schulz, Gérard Darmon, Anton Balekdjian

Votes: 140

24. Frank and Ollie (1995)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary about two famed Disney animators, Frank and Ollie.

Director: Theodore Thomas | Stars: Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Sylvia Roemer, John Canemaker

Votes: 256

25. 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005 TV Special)

245 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

6.7
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A list compiling the 100 Greatest cartoons, new and old, as voted by the British public.

Directors: Esther Dere, Anna Gien | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Joe Alaskey, Terry Alderton, Kelly Asbury

Votes: 113

26. You Can Fly!: The Making of Walt Disney's Masterpiece 'Peter Pan' (1997 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Stars: Corey Burton, Leonard Maltin, Frank Thomas, Marc Davis

Votes: 43

27. Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

7.0
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Animator Robert Clampett presents a history of "Termite Terrace," the little shack on the Warner Brothers studio lot which in the 1930's and 1940's housed the animation unit which gave ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Jackson | Stars: Orson Welles, Mel Blanc, Robert Clampett, Tex Avery

Votes: 275

28. The Amazing World of Wallace and Gromit (1999 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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A behind-the-scenes look at the worldwide phenomenon that is Wallace and Gromit.

Director: David Hutt | Star: Nick Park

Votes: 68

29. The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999)

G | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on the life of the under-appreciated animator Ub Iwerks, who played a major role in the creation of Mickey Mouse.

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Mark Kausler, John Lasseter, Russell Merritt

Votes: 177

30. Walt & El Grupo (2008)

PG | 106 min | Documentary

6.6
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55 Metascore

It's 1941 and Walt and his creative team go to South America on a goodwill tour.

Director: Theodore Thomas | Stars: Flávio Barroso, Lee Blair, Mary Blair, James Bodrero

Votes: 258 | Gross: $0.02M

31. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)

TV-14 | Documentary

6.8
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The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.

Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Kathy Bates, Anthony Hopkins, Hayden Christensen, Glenn Close

Votes: 216

32. Frazetta: Painting with Fire (2003)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.6
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For over 50 years, Frank Frazetta dominated the art world with his images of fierce warriors, helpless princesses, and fantastical creatures set in the most lavish landscapes. His impact ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Laspina | Stars: Eleanor Frazetta, Frank Frazetta, Heidi Frazetta, Forrest J. Ackerman

Votes: 316

33. The Making of 'Walking with Dinosaurs' (1999 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.4
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A behind-the-scenes look at how the animators, sculptors and palaeontologists, using the latest state-of-the-art animatronics and computer graphics, collaborated to re-create not just these... See full summary »

Director: Jasper James | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Andrew Daffy, Marco Marenghi, Mike Milne

Votes: 360

34. Ghiblies: Episode 1 (2000 Video)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Ghiblies, a totally different look on the staff of Studio Ghibli as they go through life, work on new animation projects, office jokes, off the wall events, and deciding what to have for lunch.

Votes: 122

35. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Story Behind the Masterpiece (2002 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Harry Arends | Stars: Corey Burton, Xavier Atencio, Ollie Johnston, Burny Mattinson

Votes: 27

36. Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons (2000 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary, Animation

6.8
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A treasure trove of "lost" animation from Warner Bros., this documentary includes Bugs Bunny, many of the Looney Tunes gang and many others in rare and never-before-seen clips

Director: Peter Fitzgerald | Stars: Leslie Fram, Tex Avery, Dawn Benedict, Henry Binder

Votes: 64

37. Perversion for Profit (1965)

Unrated | 29 min | Documentary, Short

3.7
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George Putnam narrates standing in front of a map of the U.S., using large title cards to establish each topic. He argues that moral decay is spreading in this country: pornography, smut ... See full summary »

Stars: George Putnam, Damian O'Flynn

Votes: 282

38. Adventures in Plymptoons! (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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A documentary film about Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton. This is a portrait piece that includes interviews with family, friends, colleagues, critics, and fans.

Director: Alexia Anastasio | Stars: Alexia Anastasio, John Andrews, Ralph Bakshi, Signe Baumane

Votes: 58

39. The Making of 'The Lion King' (1994 TV Movie)

27 min | Documentary

7.7
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Behind the scenes look at the making of The Lion King.

Director: Dan Boothe | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Roy Edward Disney, Roger Allers

Votes: 50

40. The Spirit of Mickey (1998 Video)

83 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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Come see Mickey Mouse is a collection of his best shorts.

Stars: Domenick Allen, Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Corey Burton

Votes: 255

41. Mondo Plympton (1999)

53 min | Animation, Biography, History

6.9
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A compilation of animator Bill Plympton's classic shorts, including "Your Face", "How to Kiss", "One of Those Days", "25 Ways to Quit Smoking", "Plymptoons", "Nosehair" and "How to Make ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Chris Hoffman, Daniel Kaufman, Ruth Maleczech, Maureen McElheron

Votes: 80

42. Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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A cartoonist draws faces and figures on a blackboard - and they come to life.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 695

43. Once Upon a Dream: The Making of Walt Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty' (1997 Video)

Not Rated | 16 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Brian Cummings, Ken Anderson, Frank Armitage, Madge Blake

Votes: 59

44. Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons (1937)

Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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A compilation of five Oscar-winning Disney shorts, released to help promote the upcoming release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

Votes: 32

45. Sprookjesboom de Film (2012)

72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.4
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Friends from the land of the Fairy Tale Tree become trapped in Winterland and must find 5 magical crystals to return home.

Director: Hans Walther | Stars: Ali B., Frank Focketyn, Marike Folles, Reineke Jonker

Votes: 77

46. Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian Anijam (2013)

8 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.0
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For the first time in Canadian history, 15 of Canada's most award-winning and celebrated independent animators have come together to create a collaborative animated film. Yellow Sticky ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Chiba Stearns

Votes: 24

47. Dream on Silly Dreamer (2005)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Disney animator Dan Lund documents the studio's decision to shut down its hand-drawn animation department and focus instead on computer-generated animation.

Director: Dan Lund | Stars: Thomas Baker, Joel Biske, Paul Briggs, John Cashman

Votes: 91

48. The Erotic Cartoon Festival (1976)

Animation, Comedy

6.0
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Star: Linda York

Votes: 11

49. Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 TV Movie)

Documentary, Family

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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Jane Curtin, Dennis Franz, Soleil Moon Frye

Votes: 17

50. The Making of 'Bambi' (1994 Video)

Documentary

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A look back at the making of this classic Disney masterpiece about the life of a young faun as he makes friends, experiences love and loss, and grows into adulthood. Includes much archived ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Behn, Corey Burton, Donnie Dunagan, Cammie King Conlon

Votes: 39