Some Of The Greatest Animated Films Ever Made

greatest animated films

The greatest movies ever made have the ability to bring us that overwhelming feeling of emotions; from joy, excitement, grief, to even anger and heartbreak, more so if they are animated films. Animation however goes beyond the cartoon concept, the films address various societal aspects, in a  comedic or light-hearted manners. 

Pixar, Disney, and Japan’s Hayao Miuazaki have produced some of the greatest animated films of all time. Films like Toy Story, Spirited Away, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are at the top of the list. Hence, we discuss some of the greatest animated films ever made.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

The film was directed by Bob Peraichetti and others. It features actors like Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, and some others. It won 2018’s best animated film, and rightly so. No superhero film dropped in 2018 came close to toppling it. It not only stars the spiderman, but also features Gwen Dtacy as the spider-woman. 

Sony even had to patent the film as a future guarantee. The detailed beauty of comic books were perfectly translated into the animated film. The storyline comes awesome, you get to laugh a lot, whilst experiencing the numerous actions. It was just a really good animated superhero movie which set a new standard for superhero films.

Spirited Away

an anime character

This film was directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It stars actors like Daveigh Chase, Susan Egan, David Ogden and some others. Spirited Away boasts being one of the most successful Japanese movies ever; its box office receipts totalled more than $275 million. 

Miyazaki eight animated film comes with a simple storyline. Chihiro, a little girl, became trapped in a bathhouse for spirits. This happened while she was moving with her family. They took a detour, found themselves at an abandoned amusement park, then Chihiro got stuck in the bath house. 

The film came hand-drawn and therefore offers the liveliness that other animated films don’t. It certainly is one of the greatest animated films ever made.


A close up of a toy stuffed animal

This is the first Pixar film featuring an entirely nonwhite cast. It features stars like Anthony Mendez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alanna Ubach and many others. It veneers around the cultural Mexican tradition. Miguel, a young boy, hopes to play music, to the disapproval of his family. He finds himself trapped in the afterlife on the Day of the Dead and must find a way to leave.


There exists numerous animated films that can be considered the greatest ever made; considering how dear they were to viewers, how much they commanded in the box office, or how many awards the films won. Hence, we discuss some of the greatest animated films ever made.

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