What’s the BEST Animated Movie of All Time?

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No matter how old you are, you have to admit that there’s a certain draw to animated movies. From The Little Mermaid to Dumbo, they’re still great entertainment.

But what’s the best animated movie out there?

PrettyFamous decided to look back at all animated movies with over 20,000 IMDb votes and rank them on their Smart Rating — a score out of 100 that takes into account a movie’s IMDb rating, Rotten Tomatoes’ scores, Gracenote rating, Metacritic score and the inflation-adjusted U.S. box office gross.

Let’s just say that No. 1 isn’t what you would expect and is certainly up for debate!

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50 – Dumbo

Smart Rating: 92.36 U.S. Release Year: 1941 Description: An outcast baby elephant with oversized ears soars to fame and fortune as the world’s only flying elephant.

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49 – Coraline

Smart Rating: 92.56 U.S. Release Year: 2009 Description: A girl (Dakota Fanning) finds a secret door in her new home and walks into an alternate reality that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better.

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48 – Bambi

Smart Rating: 92.63 U.S. Release Year: 1942 Description: In a Disney animation classic, a fawn named Bambi explores the beautiful woods with friends Thumper, Flower and Faline. His doting mother and his father, the Great Prince of the Forest, teach him that the forest has dangers as well as delights.

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47 – How to Train Your Dragon

Smart Rating: 92.71 U.S. Release Year: 2010 Description: A misfit Viking teenager (Jay Baruchel) sees a chance to change the course of his clan’s future when he befriends an injured dragon.

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46 – Mary and Max

Smart Rating: 92.81 U.S. Release Year: 2009 Description: A lonely Australian girl (Toni Collette) and an elderly Jewish man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in New York develop an unlikely friendship through letters.

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45 – Wreck-It Ralph

Smart Rating: 92.87 U.S. Release Year: 2012 Description: After years of losing to his adversary (Jack McBrayer), an arcade-game character (John C. Reilly) grows tired of always being the bad guy and takes matters into his own hands to finally become a hero.

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44 – Anomalisa

Smart Rating: 92.88 U.S. Release Year: 2015 Description: An inspirational speaker (David Thewlis) becomes reinvigorated after meeting a lively woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who shakes up his mundane existence.

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43 – Watership Down

Smart Rating: 92.95 U.S. Release Year: 1978 Description: Courageous rabbits embark on a perilous journey to a new home in this animated adaptation of the Richard Adams novel.

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42 – Lady and the Tramp

Smart Rating: 93.01 U.S. Release Year: 1955 Description: Walt Disney’s animated classic of the romance between a pampered cocker spaniel and a streetwise mongrel.

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41 – Sleeping Beauty

Smart Rating: 93.05 U.S. Release Year: 1959 Description: Three good fairies and a handsome prince save Princess Aurora from a bad fairy’s spinning-wheel curse.

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40 – The Jungle Book

Smart Rating: 93.07 U.S. Release Year: 1967 Description: An Indian boy has adventures with his jungle animal friends in Disney’s animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s stories.

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39 – Waking Life

Smart Rating: 93.17 U.S. Release Year: 2001 Description: A young vagabond (Wiley Wiggins) listens to such varied subjects as existentialism, evolution, alienation, dreaming and the media.

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38 – Frozen

Smart Rating: 93.37 U.S. Release Year: 2013 Description: A fearless young princess (Kristen Bell) sets out with a mountaineer (Jonathan Groff) to find her sister (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped their kingdom in eternal winter.

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37 – Pinocchio

Smart Rating: 93.55 U.S. Release Year: 1940 Description: Woodcarver Geppetto’s marionette gets the chance to prove himself worthy of becoming a real boy in Disney’s animated classic.

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36 – Song of the Sea

Smart Rating: 93.76 U.S. Release Year: 2014 Description: An Irish youth (David Rawle) discovers that his mute sister is a selkie who must find her voice and free supernatural creatures from the spell of a Celtic goddess (Fionnula Flanagan).

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35 – One Hundred and One Dalmatians

Smart Rating: 93.79 U.S. Release Year: 1961 Description: Two British dalmatians embark on a daring rescue when their puppies are dognapped by Cruella De Ville.

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34 – Akira

Smart Rating: 93.86 U.S. Release Year: 1988 Description: A Japanese teenager learns that his newfound powers of telepathy are more powerful than he suspected.

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33 – Shaun the Sheep Movie

Smart Rating: 93.87 U.S. Release Year: 2015 Description: When his master (John Sparkes) winds up in the big city and loses his memory, Shaun (Justin Fletcher) the sheep rounds up Timmy the lamb, Shirley (Richard Webber) the ewe and the rest of his farm-animal friends to rescue him.

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32 – Cinderella

Smart Rating: 93.93 U.S. Release Year: 1950 Description: With a wicked stepmother and two jealous stepsisters who keep her enslaved and in rags, Cinderella (Ilene Woods) stands no chance of attending the royal ball, until her fairy godmother (Verna Felton) appears.

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31 – Big Hero 6

Smart Rating: 93.97 U.S. Release Year: 2014 Description: When a devastating turn of events thrusts them into the middle of a dangerous plot, a child prodigy (Ryan Potter), his robot (Scott Adsit) and their friends become high-tech heroes on a mission to save their city.

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30 – The Secret World of Arrietty

Smart Rating: 94.17 U.S. Release Year: 2012 Description: A secret friendship blossoms between a human boy (David Henrie) and a tiny girl (Bridgit Mendler) who lives with her family beneath the floorboards of his home.

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29 – Fantastic Mr. Fox

Smart Rating: 94.17 U.S. Release Year: 2009 Description: After three nefarious farmers declare war on them, a sly fox (George Clooney) rallies his animal neighbors to fight back.

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28 – Ponyo

Smart Rating: 94.26 U.S. Release Year: 2009 Description: During a forbidden excursion to the surface world, a goldfish princess (Noah Cyrus) becomes more and more human after befriending a village boy.

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27 – Finding Dory

Smart Rating: 94.42 U.S. Release Year: 2016 Description: With help from Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) the forgetful fish embarks on an epic adventure to find her mother (Diane Keaton) and father (Eugene Levy).

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26 – The Little Mermaid

Smart Rating: 94.51 U.S. Release Year: 1989 Description: Ariel, a mermaid, is fascinated with life on land, and during one of her visits to the surface, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days.

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25 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Smart Rating: 94.70 U.S. Release Year: 1938 Description: A wicked queen casts a spell upon a beautiful young girl in this Disney adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

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24 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Smart Rating: 94.84 U.S. Release Year: 1988 Description: In a world where cartoons coexist with humans, a private eye tries to clear a long-eared fugitive of murder charges.

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23 – Fantasia

Smart Rating: 94.88 U.S. Release Year: 1940 Description: Disney cartoon sequences set to classical music include Mickey Mouse as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

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22 – Shrek

Smart Rating: 94.89 U.S. Release Year: 2001 Description: In order to save his home, a monster (Mike Myers) with a donkey (Eddie Murphy) makes a deal with a mean lord to rescue a beautiful princess (Cameron Diaz).

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21 – The Incredibles

Smart Rating: 94.96 U.S. Release Year: 2004 Description: Now fighting boredom in suburbia, a former superhero (Craig T. Nelson) and his family get a chance to save the world.

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20 – Princess Mononoke

Smart Rating: 95.04 U.S. Release Year: 1999 Description: A prince becomes involved in the struggle between a forest princess and the encroachment of mechanization.

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19 – The LEGO Movie

Smart Rating: 95.09 U.S. Release Year: 2014 Description: An ordinary LEGO figurine (Chris Pratt), thought to be the key to saving the world, is accompanied by a fellowship of strangers embarking on a quest to vanquish a tyrant bent on a terrible deed.

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18 – Monsters, Inc.

Smart Rating: 95.31 U.S. Release Year: 2001 Description: A blue behemoth (John Goodman) and his short, one-eyed assistant (Billy Crystal) work in a giant factory that exists to scare children.

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17 – The Iron Giant

Smart Rating: 95.46 U.S. Release Year: 1999 Description: A malevolent government agent threatens to destroy the friendship between a boy and a huge alien robot.

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16 – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Smart Rating: 95.50 U.S. Release Year: 1993 Description: The Pumpkin King gives the yuletide season a touch of Halloween in an animated tale from the mind of Tim Burton.

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15 – Zootopia

Smart Rating: 95.76 U.S. Release Year: 2016 Description: Rookie police rabbit Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) works with a wily fox (Jason Bateman) to solve a mysterious case in the mammal metropolis of Zootopia.

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14 – Beauty and the Beast

Smart Rating: 95.81 U.S. Release Year: 1991 Description: A French maiden takes the place of her captured father in the enchanted castle of an accursed prince, and her love is his only chance to resume human form, in the Disney version of a French fairy-tale .

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13 – Aladdin

Smart Rating: 95.91 U.S. Release Year: 1992 Description: Disney’s version of a tale about an Arabian thief who finds a magic lamp and tries to win a princess’s heart.

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12 – Toy Story 2

Smart Rating: 96.06 U.S. Release Year: 1999 Description: When a toy collector kidnaps Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys band together to bring him home.

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11 – Waltz With Bashir

Smart Rating: 96.12 U.S. Release Year: 2008 Description: A friend’s recurring nightmare prompts filmmaker Ari Folman to explore his own suppressed memories as a soldier during the 1982 Lebanon conflict.

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10 – Persepolis

Smart Rating: 96.22 U.S. Release Year: 2007 Description: An Iranian girl witnesses the fundamentalist takeover of her country and rebels against its strict policies, especially regarding women.

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9 – The Lion King

Smart Rating: 96.28 U.S. Release Year: 1994 Description: After the death of his royal father, a young lion returns to battle his scheming uncle for the jungle throne.

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8 – Finding Nemo

Smart Rating: 96.49 U.S. Release Year: 2003 Description: A clown fish (Albert Brooks) embarks on a journey to find his son (Alexander Gould) after losing him in the Great Barrier Reef.

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7 – Ratatouille

Smart Rating: 96.54 U.S. Release Year: 2007 Description: A Parisian rat (Patton Oswalt) who enjoys fine food lives beneath a famous restaurant and longs to be a great chef.

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6 – Up

Smart Rating: 96.63 U.S. Release Year: 2009 Description: A 78-year-old balloon salesman (Ed Asner) ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies to South America, but discovers too late a young stowaway aboard.

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5 – WALL-E

Smart Rating: 96.94 U.S. Release Year: 2008 Description: After years of tidying up an Earth devoid of humanity, a robot janitor (Ben Burtt) meets a mechanical scout and chases her across the galaxy.

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4 – Inside Out

Smart Rating: 97.15 U.S. Release Year: 2015 Description: An 11-year-old girl’s (Kaitlyn Dias) five emotions try to guide her through a difficult transition after she moves from the Midwest to San Francisco.

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3 – Toy Story 3

Smart Rating: 97.24 U.S. Release Year: 2010 Description: Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the toys find themselves dumped in a day-care center after Andy leaves for college.

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2 – Toy Story

Smart Rating: 97.43 U.S. Release Year: 1995 Description: A flashy new action hero’s arrival creates upset in a community of toys that comes to life when people are absent.

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1 – Spirited Away

Smart Rating: 97.70 U.S. Release Year: 2002 Description: During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

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