20 Greatest Animated Films Of All Time

It’s Such A Beautiful Day – 2012

Created by Don Hertzfeldt, animated “Bill” struggles to put together his shattered psyche in this feature film. When it came out in 2012 to a limited theatrical release, the animated film was very well received by critics. So well, in fact, that The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named it their runner-up for Best Animated Feature Film of 2012.

Grave Of The Fireflies – 1988

Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated film written and directed by Isao Takahata. It was been critically acclaimed and features a Japanese family trying to get by in the final days of World War II. Critic Roger Ebert considered it one of histories’ greatest war films and listed it on his “Great Movies” list in 2000.

Akira – 1988

Akira, a Japanese animated film, is a science-fiction thriller set in the year 2019 and focuses on teenage biker, Tetsuo Shima, and his psychic abilities. It continues as a cult film to this day with a large and growing following. Fans and critics alike consider it one of the greatest animated films of all time.

Fantasia – 1940

Possibly one of Walt Disney’s most original animated films, it features 8 animated short films, each set to the tune of a different classical music score. Not only does the film feature animated Disney classics like Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice but musical scores from the likes of Beethoven and Stravinsky.