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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: 2,791 | Gross: $0.10M

2. 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 »

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

Votes: 4,100

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: 2,546 | Gross: $0.13M

4. 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: 3,788 | Gross: $0.23M

5. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

118 min | Documentary

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 2,868

6. 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: 1,590

7. 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: 1,793 | Gross: $0.08M

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: 3,013

9. 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 »

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

Votes: 4,536

10. 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: 901

11. 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: 3,382 | Gross: $1.00M

12. 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: 738

13. 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.

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

Votes: 427 | Gross: $0.02M

14. 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.

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

Votes: 6,380

15. Animated Century (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.6
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Professor Elderberry, Horace, and Tatiana introduce clips from 160 animated films from 26 countries.

Writers: Irina Margolina, Adam Snyder | Directors: Irina Margolina, Adam Snyder | Stars: Kevin Kolack, Danny McDermott, Dede Pochos

Votes: 26

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: 232

17. 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 »

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

Votes: 656 | Gross: $0.15M

18. Frank and Ollie (1995)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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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: 254

19. 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.

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

Votes: 1,124

20. 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 »

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

Votes: 623

21. 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: 313

22. 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 »

Creators: Robby London, Phil Harnage | Stars: Cree Summer, Billy West, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett

Votes: 125

23. 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: 2,294

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

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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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: 67

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

Unrated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Family

8.0
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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

26. 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.

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

Votes: 177

27. 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.

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

Votes: 111

28. 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: 281

29. 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: 274

30. Seven Days in Japan (2005)

PG-13 | 35 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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An African-American animation fan travels to Japan with a group of other enthusiasts.

Writer: Joseph Doughrity | Director: Joseph Doughrity | Stars: Joseph Doughrity, Katie Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Kimberly Falls

Votes: 12

31. Making 'Nemo' (2003 Video)

26 min | Short, Documentary

6.9
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The production of the movie, "Finding Nemo," shot behind the scenes at Pixar Animation Studios.

Director: Rick Butler | Stars: Dylan Brown, Sharon Calahan, Robin Cooper, Ronnie Del Carmen

Votes: 130

32. 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: 30

33. 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: 137

34. Ghiblies: Episode 1 (2000 Video)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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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: 119

35. Chuck Amuck: The Movie (1991)

Unrated | 51 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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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: 76

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

Writers: Jerry Beck, George A. Klein | Director: Peter Fitzgerald | Stars: Leslie Fram, Tex Avery, Dawn Benedict, Henry Binder

Votes: 64

37. 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.

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

Votes: 257 | Gross: $0.02M

38. The Erotic Cartoon Festival (1976)

Animation, Comedy

6.3
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Star: Linda York

Votes: 10

39. 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: 689

40. 39 Pounds of Love (2005)

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.8
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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: 235 | Gross: $0.03M

41. 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.

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

Votes: 90

42. 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: 23

43. 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: 217

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

Not Rated | 157 min | Animation, Comedy

8.9
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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: 77

45. The Story Behind 'Toy Story' (2000 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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The documentary short of Toy Story of why and how the feature length blockbuster sleeper movie became a success and helps to boost Pixar's popularity of making one of the few animation ... See full summary »

Writer: Phil Savenick | Stars: Corey Burton, Tom Hanks, John Lasseter, Tim Allen

Votes: 96

46. 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.

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

Votes: 77

47. 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: 254

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

25 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Writers: Harry Arends, Phil Savenick | Director: Harry Arends | Stars: Corey Burton, Xavier Atencio, Ollie Johnston, Burny Mattinson

Votes: 25

49. Tex Avery, the King of Cartoons (1988 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

8.3
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Writer: Joseph Adamson | Directors: John Needham, Tex Avery | Stars: Chuck Jones, Joseph Adamson, Ed Love, Mark Kausler

Votes: 35

50. Animania: The Documentary (2007 TV Movie)

24 min | Documentary

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Japanese anime is the biggest thing to come out of the East since Godzilla. It's featured on clothing, television, video games and for some, has become a way of life. With the introduction ... See full summary »

Writer: Felice Gorica | Director: Felice Gorica