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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.

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

Votes: 2,712

2. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

118 min | Documentary

7.9
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75 Metascore

About Hayao Miyazaki's life and Studio Ghibli.

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

Votes: 1,885

3. 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.

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

Votes: 2,028

4. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

8.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 3,744

5. 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: 257

6. 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.

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

Votes: 3,664

7. 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.

Writers: Kenneth Grahame, Ted Sears, Al Perkins, Larry Clemmons, William Cottrell, Harry Clork, Erdman Penner, T. Hee, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, John P. Miller | Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney | Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant

Votes: 1,360

8. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,776

9. Rocks in My Pockets (2014)

88 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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78 Metascore

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

Writer: Signe Baumane | Director: Signe Baumane | Star: Signe Baumane

Votes: 314

10. 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.

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

Votes: 1,594

11. 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.

Writers: Neil Berkeley, Chris Bradley, Kevin Klauber | Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh

Votes: 847

12. The Taste of Tea (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 4,262

13. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 607

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

75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Director: Nick Park

Votes: 2,846

15. Shirobako (2014– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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: 82

16. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

8.5
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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.

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 5,912

17. 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 »

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

Votes: 272

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

23 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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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: 722

19. 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: 2,150

20. Frank and Ollie (1995)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary about two famed Disney animators, Frank and Ollie.

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

Votes: 244

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

50 min | Documentary

7.3
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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: 299

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

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

5.1
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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 »

Creators: Robby London, Phil Harnage | Stars: Billy West, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett, Philip Maurice Hayes

Votes: 104

23. The Simpsons: Access All Areas (2010 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

4.6
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A behind-the-scenes look at The Simpsons (1989) and how it has become a worldwide success.

Director: David Green | Stars: Ricky Gervais, James L. Brooks, Al Jean, Matt Groening

Votes: 17

24. 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.

Writer: Bonnie Peterson | Stars: Domenick Allen, Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Corey Burton

Votes: 241

25. Volere volare (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 »

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

Votes: 606

26. 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005 TV Special)

245 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

6.4
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A list compiling the 100 Greatest cartoons, new and old, as voted by the British public.

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

Votes: 111

27. 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: 617

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

G | 90 min | Documentary

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 175

29. 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.

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

Votes: 221

30. 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: 120

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

Unrated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 60

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: 302

33. 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.

Writer: David Hutt | Director: David Hutt | Star: Nick Park

Votes: 61

34. Walt & El Grupo (2008)

PG | 106 min | Documentary

6.5
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55 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 244

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

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Writer: Winsor McCay | Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, Moe Howard

Votes: 1,024

36. 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.

Writers: Élie Chouraqui, Jean-Marie Duprez | Director: Élie Chouraqui | Stars: Marc Lavoine, Barbara Schulz, Gérard Darmon, Anton Balekdjian

Votes: 139

37. Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 157 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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A collection of all the big toons on homestarrunner.com, including holiday toons and the Cheat Commandos series, as well as a look into the website's archives.

Writers: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman, Chad Eikhoff, Melissa Palmer, Craig Zobel | Directors: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman, Chad Eikhoff, Craig Zobel | Stars: Matt Chapman, Melissa Palmer, Mike Chapman, Peter Olsen

Votes: 81

38. Re-Entering the Nightmare (2005 Video)

32 min | Short

1.5
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Writer: Lennie Williams | Director: Lennie Williams | Stars: Ernie Barbarash, Zachary Bennett, Lindsey Connell, Neil Crone

Votes: 100

39. Walt Disney's 'The Jungle Book': The Making of a Musical Masterpiece (1997 Video)

Documentary, Family

8.1
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Documentary about the making of Disney's animated musical adaptation of Kipling's classic.

Writer: Jeff Kurtti | Director: Jeff Kurtti | Stars: Ken Anderson, Corey Burton, John Canemaker, John Culhane

Votes: 24

40. Sioux City Sue (I) (1946)

Approved | 69 min | Music, Western

6.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 70

41. Chuck Amuck: The Movie (1991)

Unrated | 51 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Discussion of the career of animator Chuck Jones.

Writer: John Needham | Director: John Needham | Stars: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble, Lloyd Vaughan, Retta Davidson

Votes: 71

42. 39 Pounds of Love (2005)

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.7
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56 Metascore

This is the story of Ami, a man who while unable to move any part of his body, still manages to move each and every one of us, as he teaches us a part of life's intimate dance.

Writers: Ilan Heitner, Dani Menkin | Director: Dani Menkin | Star: Ami Ankilewitz

Votes: 233

43. Dream on Silly Dreamer (2005)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 88

44. Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town (1988 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Family

6.3
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Stars: Joanna Cassidy, Tony Anselmo, Mel Blanc, Noel Blanc

Votes: 106

45. The Original Movie. (1922)

Unrated | 8 min | Short, Animation, Comedy

6.5
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A look at the filmmaking process in the prehistoric era, inside the Stonehenge Film Company. It seems some things haven't changed much. The process begins with the writer dropping off his ... See full summary »

Writer: Tony Sarg | Director: Tony Sarg

Votes: 193

46. Sprookjesboom de Film (2012)

72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.1
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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.

Writers: Tingue Dongelmans, Dirk Nielandt, Noortje Noordstrand, Jimmy Simons | Director: Hans Walther | Stars: Ali B., Frank Focketyn, Marike Folles, Reineke Jonker

Votes: 78

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

25 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Writers: Harry Arends, Phil Savenick | Director: Harry Arends | Stars: Corey Burton, Xavier Atencio, Ollie Johnston, Burny Mattinson

Votes: 25

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

16 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Writer: Jeff Kurtti | Stars: Corey Burton, Leonard Maltin, Frank Thomas, Marc Davis

Votes: 40

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

Not Rated | 16 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Writer: Jeff Kurtti | Stars: Brian Cummings, Ken Anderson, Frank Armitage, Madge Blake

Votes: 58

50. Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 1 (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 124 min | Animation, Comedy

8.4
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A collection of all the short toons on homestarrunner.com, including the then-complete Marzipan's Answering Machine and Teen Girl Squad series.

Writers: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman | Directors: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman | Stars: Matt Chapman, Melissa Palmer, Mike Chapman, Marty Beller

Votes: 94