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1. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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84 Metascore

After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

Writers: William Steig, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S.H. Schulman, Cody Cameron, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon | Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 465,448 | Gross: $267.65M

2. Enchanted (2007)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

A princess, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

Writer: Bill Kelly | Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey

Votes: 142,078 | Gross: $127.71M

3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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90 Metascore

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 380,848 | Gross: $1.23M

4. The Jungle Book (1967)

Approved | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

Writers: Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Rudyard Kipling | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman

Votes: 122,811 | Gross: $141.84M

5. The House Bunny (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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55 Metascore

After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.

Writers: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith | Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

Votes: 63,773 | Gross: $48.24M

6. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 138,573 | Gross: $21.00M

7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple.

Writers: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith | Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

Votes: 132,814 | Gross: $184.93M

8. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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64 Metascore

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Writer: David Berenbaum | Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 147,310 | Gross: $173.38M

9. Chicken Little (2005)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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48 Metascore

After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.

Writers: Mark Dindal, Mark Kennedy, Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, Ron Anderson, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson, Sara Parriott, Josann McGibbon, David Reynolds, Sandra Tsing Loh | Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Garry Marshall, Don Knotts

Votes: 63,618 | Gross: $135.38M

10. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Writers: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen, David Michener | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 84,009

11. Cinderella (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

Writers: Charles Perrault, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Ted Sears, Winston Hibler, Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves, Ken Anderson, Joe Rinaldi | Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 103,966 | Gross: $34.10M

12. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.

Writers: Erdman Penner, Charles Perrault, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta | Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 99,737 | Gross: $51.60M

13. Pinocchio (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Writers: Carlo Collodi, Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia | Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie

Votes: 89,951 | Gross: $84.30M

14. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.8
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55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Charles Dickens | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 72,578 | Gross: $137.85M

15. The Sword in the Stone (1963)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in England history.

Writers: Bill Peet, T.H. White | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews

Votes: 64,855

16. Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004 Video)

G | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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Sequel to Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

Writers: Bill Motz, Bob Roth, Peggy Holmes, Chad Fiveash, James Patrick Stoteraux, Matthew O'Callaghan, Shirley Pierce, Theresa Cullen, Jim Peronto, Carole Holliday, Michael Shipley, Jim Bernstein, Colin Goldman | Directors: Carole Holliday, Matthew O'Callaghan, Theresa Cullen | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings

Votes: 2,214

17. Elephant Walk (1954)

Approved | 103 min | Drama

6.3
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The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.

Writers: Robert Standish, John Lee Mahin | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 1,616

18. Cinderella (1994 Video)

Not Rated | 48 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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A beautiful girl attends a royal ball where she meets the love of her life and must then fight for it.

Writers: Charles Perrault, George Arthur Bloom | Directors: Toshiyuki Hiruma, Takashi | Stars: Tony Ail, Nathan Aswell, Chera Bailey, Kathleen Barr

Votes: 137

19. Thru the Mirror (1936)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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Mickey has been reading Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 1,019

20. Old King Cole (1933)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.3
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Old King Cole throws party and invites all of the Mother Goose characters. He warns them that they must leave at midnight. Another collection of characters puts on a stage show. The Ten ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand

Votes: 307

21. Humpty Dumpty (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Humpty Dumpty must rescue his girlfriend, Easter Egg, from a bad egg who kidnaps her.

Writer: George Manuell | Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 121

22. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

6.9
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Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting ... See full summary »

Writer: Dick Rickard | Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Al Bernie, Thelma Boardman, Ann Lee, Dave Weber

Votes: 304

23. The Nifty Nineties (1941)

6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.0
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Mickey courts Minnie in the Gay Nineties: they take in a vaudeville show and go for a drive in his horseless carriage, to the strains of "While Strolling Through the Park" and "In the Good ... See full summary »

Director: Riley Thomson | Stars: George Johnson, Clarence Nash, Thelma Boardman, Bill Days

Votes: 310

24. Johann Mouse (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, Animation

7.6
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At the home of Viennese composer Johann Strauss, lived Johann Mouse. Whenever the composer played his waltzes, the mouse would dance to the music, unable to control himself. One day, when ... See full summary »

Writers: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera | Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Hans Conried

Votes: 778

25. The Toy Shop (1996 Video)

45 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Locked in a deserted old English toy shop, Katherine and her stuffy cousin Matthew meet some very special friends. Their fantasy world becomes a nightmare when Master Jack, the evil ... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Shekter | Directors: Rick Allen, Garry Blye, Henry Less | Stars: David Blye, Patrick Blye, Alyson Court, Don Francks

Votes: 13

26. Pigs Is Pigs (1954)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Flannery is a station master who does everything by the book. One day, a package of guinea pigs arrives at his station. Flannery assumes by their name that they are pigs but one customer, ... See full summary »

Writers: Leo Salkin, Ellis Parker Butler | Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Bob Hamlin, Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Gary Owens

Votes: 227

27. Tom Thumb (1936)

Approved | Animation, Short, Family

6.2
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The adventures of a miniature boy are illustrated.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 79

28. The Milky Way (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Animation, Fantasy

6.6
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The Three Little Kittens tie helium balloons to a basket and travel up to the Milky Way, which is filled with all the milk they can drink.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 404

29. The Wall Street Mystery (1931)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Mystery

6.0
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The apparent murder of two stockbrokers is solved in quick fashion by Dr. Crabtree.

Writers: S.S. Van Dine, Burnet Hershey | Director: Arthur Hurley | Stars: Donald Meek, John Hamilton, Frances Dale, Hobart Cavanaugh

Votes: 59

30. The Bookworm (1939)

8 min | Comedy, Animation, Short

6.2
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Three witches need a worm to complete their potion; they dispatch a raven to catch one, and he goes after a bookworm. He chases the worm into the horror section, where the monsters attack ... See full summary »

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hugh Harman | Stars: Mel Blanc, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 134

31. African Diary (1945)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.7
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Goofy narrates his own quest to Africa accompanied by various tour guides. He is in search of wild game. After run-ins with various animals while camping for the night and taking his ... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Peet | Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 273

32. The Calico Dragon (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.8
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A little girl reads a story about a dragon; as she falls asleep, her doll rides off on his calico horse through a calico land to do battle with a three-headed singing calico dragon.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 152

33. Der Struwwelpeter (1955)

79 min | Family

7.2
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A live action adaptation of the 1845 children's book.

Writers: Fritz Genschow, Heinrich Hoffmann, Renée Stobrawa, Hans-Joachim Weichert | Director: Fritz Genschow | Stars: Fredy Kaindl, Traute Höhnisch, Eric Canso, Renée Stobrawa

Votes: 17

34. Ali Baba (1936)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Ali Baba senior and his son Ali Baba live in poverty. One day they happen to see the Forty Thieves enter their cave. After the thieves leave, Ali Baba and his son enter the cave and start ... See full summary »

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 70

35. Sky Princess (1942)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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A prince in a flying ship sails up to a castle in the clouds in order to rescue a beautiful sleeping princess from a wicked witch. A big-eared guard named Hocus finds himself unwilling to thwart true love.

Director: George Pal

Votes: 24

36. Little Boy Blue (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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The Big Bad Wolf stalks Little Bo Peep and steals one of her sheep. She enlists Little Boy Blue and a dancing scarecrow to assist her and her mischievous black sheep in rescuing it. Singing, dancing, hilarity and impalement ensue.

Director: Ub Iwerks | Stars: Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Jack Mercer

Votes: 109

37. Little Ol' Bosko in Bagdad (1938)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

4.9
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Bosko imagines he's in Baghdad where giant frogs want to steal the cookies he's supposed to deliver to his grandma.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Ruby Dandridge, Lillian Randolph, Zoot Watson

Votes: 27

38. Happy Days (1936)

9 min | Animation, Short

5.5
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Pinhead is ridiculed by the other boys on the way to the fishing hole.

Director: Ub Iwerks | Star: Tommy Bupp

Votes: 71

39. Little Ol' Bosko and the Pirates (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

5.7
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Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Ruby Dandridge, Lillian Randolph, Zoot Watson

Votes: 15

40. The Queen of Hearts (1934)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Playing cards come to life. As in the nursery rhyme, the queen of hearts bakes some tarts; the jack of hearts steals them.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Shamus Culhane, Al Eugster

Votes: 52

41. A Kick for Cinderella (1924)

Short, Comedy

6.4
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Director: Del Andrews | Stars: Alberta Vaughn, George O'Hara

Votes: 8