Last Updated on 17 September 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 300 best animated movies of all time.

I found 26 different ranked lists online of “best animated movies of all time” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation.  See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 26 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

  1. Toy Story (1995)
  2. Spirited Away (2001)
  3. WALL-E (2008)
  4. Finding Nemo (2003)
  5. Up (2009)
  6. The Lion King (1994)
  7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  8. The Incredibles (2004)
  9. Inside Out (2015)
  10. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  11. Pinocchio (1940)
  12. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  13. Fantasia (1940)
  14. Ratatouille (2007)
  15. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  16. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  17. The Iron Giant (1999)
  18. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  19. Aladdin (1992)
  20. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  21. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  22. Bambi (1942)
  23. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  24. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  25. Monsters Inc. (2001)
  26. Akira (1988)
  27. Coco (2017)
  28. Shrek (2001)
  29. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  30. Persepolis (2007)
  31. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  32. The LEGO Movie (2014)
  33. Dumbo (1941)
  34. Moana (2016)
  35. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  36. Coraline (2009)
  37. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
  38. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
  39. Cinderella (1950)
  40. Princess Mononoke (1997)
  41. The Jungle Book (1967)
  42. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
  43. Tangled (2010)
  44. Zootopia (2016)
  45. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  46. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
  47. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  48. Yellow Submarine (1968)
  49. Anomalisa (2015)
  50. Your Name. (2016)
  51. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
  52. Frozen (2013)
  53. Chicken Run (2000)
  54. Song of the Sea (2014)
  55. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  56. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  57. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  58. Mulan (1998)
  59. Paddington 2 (2017)
  60. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  61. Ernest & Celestine (2012)
  62. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  63. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
  64. The Red Turtle (2016)
  65. My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
  66. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
  67. Only Yesterday (1991)
  68. A Bug’s Life (1998)
  69. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
  70. Hercules (1997)
  71. Mary and Max (2009)
  72. Despicable Me (2010)
  73. Peter Pan (1953)
  74. Fantastic Planet (1973)
  75. Ponyo (2008)
  76. Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
  77. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
  78. Waking Life (2001)
  79. Shrek 2 (2004)
  80. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  81. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  82. The Illusionist (2010)
  83. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
  84. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
  85. Antz (1998)
  86. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
  87. Ice Age (2002)
  88. The Land Before Time (1988)
  89. Paprika (2006)
  90. Castle in the Sky (1986)
  91. Tower (2016)
  92. World of Tomorrow (2015)
  93. Finding Dory (2016)
  94. Rango (2011)
  95. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
  96. Porco Rosso (1992)
  97. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  98. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
  99. Robin Hood (1973)
  100. The Wind Rises (2013)
  101. Isle of Dogs (2018)
  102. Corpse Bride (2005)
  103. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
  104. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
  105. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  106. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  107. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  108. Soul (2020)
  109. Fritz the Cat (1972)
  110. Tarzan (1999)
  111. Watership Down (1978)
  112. Charlotte’s Web (1973)
  113. Bolt (2008)
  114. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  115. Cars (2006)
  116. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
  117. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  118. The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
  119. Arthur Christmas (2011)
  120. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)
  121. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
  122. Avatar (2009)
  123. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
  124. Perfect Blue (1997)
  125. Incredibles 2 (2018)
  126. Wolfwalkers (2020)
  127. Onward (2020)
  128. Duck Amuck (1953)
  129. Millennium Actress (2001)
  130. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)
  131. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  132. Toy Story 4 (2019)
  133. The Secret of Kells (2009)
  134. Metropolis (2001)
  135. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
  136. Madagascar (2005)
  137. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  138. What’s Opera, Doc? (1957)
  139. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
  140. Brave (2012)
  141. Ninja Scroll (1993)
  142. Frankenweenie (2012)
  143. The Little Prince (2015)
  144. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
  145. Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
  146. Street of Crocodiles (1986)
  147. The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979)
  148. The Breadwinner (2017)
  149. Allegro Non Troppo (1976)
  150. Animal Farm (1954)
  151. ParaNorman (2012)
  152. Klaus (2019)
  153. Monsters University (2013)
  154. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
  155. Megamind (2010)
  156. An American Tail (1986)
  157. A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016)
  158. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  159. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
  160. Loving Vincent (2017)
  161. The Rescuers (1977)
  162. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
  163. Heavy Traffic (1973)
  164. Wolf Children (2012)
  165. The Three Caballeros (1944)
  166. Anastasia (1997)
  167. Consuming Spirits (2012)
  168. The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
  169. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
  170. When Marnie Was There (2014)
  171. The Wrong Trousers (1993)
  172. Son of the White Mare (1981)
  173. The Lord of the Rings (1978)
  174. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
  175. Pocahontas (1995)
  176. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
  177. Alice (1988)
  178. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  179. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
  180. I Lost My Body (2019)
  181. Steamboat Willie (1928)
  182. Missing Link (2019)
  183. The Peanuts Movie (2015)
  184. The Book of Life (2014)
  185. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
  186. My Dog Tulip (2009)
  187. Liyana (2017)
  188. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019)
  189. Happy Feet (2006)
  190. Gulliver’s Travels (1939)
  191. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)
  192. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  193. Summer Wars (2009)
  194. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
  195. The Boy and the World (2013)
  196. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  197. The Aristocats (1970)
  198. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
  199. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  200. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
  201. Pom Poko (1994)
  202. Vampire Hunter D (1985)
  203. Luca (2021)
  204. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
  205. Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
  206. Encanto (2021)
  207. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
  208. Song of the South (1946)
  209. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
  210. A Goofy Movie (1995)
  211. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
  212. Wizards (1977)
  213. Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
  214. Space Jam (1996)
  215. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  216. Treasure Planet (2002)
  217. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
  218. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
  219. The Plague Dogs (1982)
  220. The Wolf House (2018)
  221. Sing (2016)
  222. The Masters of Time (1982)
  223. Frozen 2 (2019)
  224. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
  225. When the Wind Blows (1986)
  226. Fantasia 2000 (1999)
  227. April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
  228. The Rugrats Movie (1998)
  229. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
  230. Coonskin (1974)
  231. Chico & Rita (2010)
  232. Frosty the Snowman (1969)
  233. The Croods (2013)
  234. The Boy and the Beast (2015)
  235. Mind Game (2004)
  236. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
  237. Long Way North (2015)
  238. Turning Red (2022)
  239. The Sea Beast (2022)
  240. Window Horses (2016)
  241. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1948)
  242. Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
  243. Make Mine Music (1946)
  244. Nuts (2016)
  245. Paddington (2014)
  246. A Monster Calls (2016)
  247. The Girl Without Hands (2016)
  248. The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest (2014)
  249. Penguin Highway (2018)
  250. Brother Bear (2003)
  251. Wrinkles (2011)
  252. American Pop (1981)
  253. Puss in Boots (2011)
  254. Flee (2021)
  255. Team America: World Police (2004)
  256. Mirai (2018)
  257. Faust (1994)
  258. Teen Titans GO! To the Movies (2018)
  259. The Story of the Fox (1937)
  260. Wicked City (1987)
  261. Funan (2018)
  262. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
  263. Goodbye Mr. Christie (2011)
  264. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
  265. Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)
  266. Kenji Miyazawa’s Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)
  267. Another Day of Life (2018)
  268. Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)
  269. Gay Purr-ee (1962)
  270. Little Otik (2000)
  271. Oliver & Company (1988)
  272. Tatsumi (2011)
  273. Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)
  274. Rocks in My Pockets (2014)
  275. The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  276. Vincent (1982)
  277. The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  278. Rabbit of Seville (1950)
  279. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953)
  280. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
  281. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
  282. The Last Unicorn (1982)
  283. A Close Shave (1995)
  284. A Grand Day Out (1989)
  285. The Cat Returns (2002)
  286. Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
  287. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)
  288. One Froggy Evening (1955)
  289. Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
  290. Rabbit Seasoning (1952)
  291. Heavy Metal (1981)
  292. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  293. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)
  294. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
  295. Angel’s Egg (1985)
  296. The Batman Superman Movie: World’s Finest (1997)
  297. Steamboy (2004)
  298. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
  299. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
  300. The Skeleton Dance (1929)

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