Many people grew up watching animated movies and cartoons, some were so popular that people passed on their loves of certain animated movies to their children, and then eventually to their grandchildren. Some of the older classic animated films that remain popular decades later include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, The Yellow Submarine, and 101 Dalmatians. Animated films aside from children’s films from the past twenty years, such as Waking Life and the South Park movies, are also good animated movies to watch for adults.
Even with many animated movies targeted for children, there are many things that adults will catch and enjoy about them as well, especially by watching some of the movies from your childhood again, you’ll be surprised with what you didn’t understand or catch by watching the movie as a child. The following is a list of the top 16 best animated movies to date.
Finding Nemo (2003)
Finding Nemo is a classic animated movie that hits on the importance of family. Two clownfish in the Great Barrier Reef, a father and son, are separated after the son, Nemo, is captured by fishermen. The father, Marlin, sets out on a journey to find Nemo, encountering interesting creatures, such as sharks, jellyfish, turtles, and a fish named Dory, who has short-term memory loss. Marlin finds the journey to Sydney, where Nemo is living in an aquarium at a dentist office, to be more than he bargained for, though he would do anything to get his son back. Meanwhile, Nemo made friends with the other sea creatures in the aquarium, who are trying to help him find a way to escape. The best part about the story is the way the sea creatures from all walks of life band together to help, and that no matter how far you get lost, you’ll always find your way back home.
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story was the first feature-length film for Pixar, and won an Academy Award, plus it was nominated for three additional Academy Awards. Toy Story follows a little boy named Andy who loves playing with his toys and using his imagination to bring his toys to life, his favorite being a cowboy doll named Woody. Whenever Andy leaves his room or goes to sleep, the toys all come to life. Woody loves Andy, as do the rest of the toys, and when Andy receives a newly popular toy for his birthday, a space ranger named Buzz Lightyear that quickly becomes his favorite new toy, Woody worries that Andy does not love him anymore. Buzz also doesn’t believe he is a toy, which angers Woody even more, who decides to get rid of Buzz. After failing to do so, Woody and Buzz are lost and have to work together to find their way back home before Andy moves away with his family. Encountering a terrorizing child along the way, Buzz and Woody form a close friendship to help get back into Andy’s arms.