Top 10 Anime Movies of All Time

All-Time Best Ten Anime Movies

All-Time Best Ten Anime Movies


Today animation movies are being made with impeccable perfection. The wacky snapshot humour, colourful characters and new innovative themes are captivating and keep you riveted to the screen till the movie terminates. Though not all animation movies are up to the mark, most movies carve a niche for themselves and are remembered years after they are made. Now the 3-D trend has begun for most anime movies making the movie even more interesting.

Though most animation movies stand out and deserve an applause, here is the list of the best 10 anime and 9anime movies of all time that you can never really afford to miss out on.

Toy Story (1994)

Toy Story Anime Movies

This anime movie was released in 1994 and was directed by John Lasseter.

In this movie, the toys are shown as beings that come to life when humans are not around and they also have emotions like human beings. The adventures in this movie begin when Andy’s cowboy toy gets jealous of his new toy Buzz Lightyear.

This anime movie was very well accepted by the audience and later its sequels Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010) were also released which were also popular among audiences. It definitely deserves a spot in the top 10 anime movies produced so far.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo Anime Movies

This 2003 anime movie was directed by Andrew Stanton.

The plot of this movie is about a poor clownfish Nemo and his relentless efforts to reach back to his overprotective Dad Marlin. The three cruel sharks, the coral reefs and the aged sea turtle are all very well portrayed.

Even the little girl with braced teeth appears really scary and vulpine in the movie.

Shrek 2 (2004)

Shrek 2 Anime Movies

This movie was released in 2004 and was a sequel of Shrek which released in 2001.

The plot of the movie revolves around ogre Shrek’s efforts to get the Happily Ever After potion so that he and Fiona can live happily ever after. The entire pursuit is very nicely woven with the donkey always by Shrek’s side.

A third part of the Shrek series was released in 3D in the year 2007.

Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille Anime Movies

This animation movie was released in 2007 and directed by Brad Bird.

The story of the movie revolves around a puny little rat Remy who aspires to be a chef. The movie has been very beautifully woven. The characterization has been done well and the movie sure will be loved by one and all.

The Lion King (1994)

The Lion King Anime Movies

This anime movie was released in 1994 and directed by Roger Allers and is certainly one of the top anime movies of all time.

The movie speaks of Simba, future heir of the Jungle who goes into exile because he thinks he killed his father. The rest of the pack thinks that Simba is dead. After years, when he plans to return to the herd, his courage wavers.

A sequel to this movie Lion King II: Simba’s Pride was released in 1998 and a parallel to this The Lion King 1½ was released in 2004.

Monsters, Inc (2001)

Monsters, Inc Anime Movies

This is a 2001 animation movie directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Lee Unkrich and David Silverman.

The movie is about Monstropolis which is a city populated by monsters. The monster world is connected to children’s bedrooms through closet doors. Monster, Inc is a power plant that employs monsters to extract energy from the screams of children by scaring. The story begins when a little girl follows a monster into the monster world.

Witty, humorous with strokes of emotions make this movie a grand success.

Wall.E (2008)

Wall.E Anime Movies

This animation movie was released in 2008 and was directed by Andrew Stanton.

The movie is about a robot named Wall.E which is programmed to clean waste from the earth. The adventure begins when Wall.E falls in love with EVE, another robot and follows her to outer space.

Up (2009)

Up Anime Movies

This animation film was director Pete Docter’s second venture after Monsters, Inc and was released in 2009.

The movie is about the adventures of an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen and a young lad named Russell who addresses himself as the wilderness explorer when then fly to South America by a Floating House.

The movie also won a lot of critical acclaims.

The Incredibles (2004)

The Incredibles Movies

This is an animation film directed by Brad Bird and released in 2004.

The movie is about a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and identity and lead normal lives.

How to train your Dragon (2010)

How To Train Your Dragon Movies

This animation movie directed by Chris Sanders and Dean De Blois was released in 2010. The movie is loosely based on the book of 2003 by the same name.

The story of the movie takes place in the Viking world where the young Viking Hiccup wishes to live up to his tribe’s tradition and slay a Dragon. When he catches his first dragon, he realizes that now he cannot slay it because the dragon has become his friend.

Other animation movies that are worth watching include The Polar Express (2004), Megamind (2010), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Tangled (2010) and Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011).



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