Top 35 Animated Films that Impressed Me the Most

Latest update: September 2021 | Adrian Țofei

These are the animated films that impressed me the most from childhood till recently. They’re not necessarily the ones I consider to be the greatest or best ever made, it’s a highly subjective list of the animated films & cartoons that marked my life. Colored green are the newly-added films and those that climbed in the top at the latest updates. Check out my other film lists as well!

Top 10:

  1. The Iron Giant (1999, Brad Bird)
  2. The Land Before Time (1988, Don Bluth)
  3. Kiwi! (2006 short, Dony Permedi)
  4. One Froggy Evening (1955 short, Chuck Jones)
  5. Up opening sequence “Married Life” (2009 short, Pete Docter)
  6. For Scent-imental Reasons (1949 short, Chuck Jones)
  7. The Brave Little Toaster (1987, Jerry Rees)
  8. Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies (1931-1969 series of shorts, various directors)
  9. Tom and Jerry (1940-1967 series of shorts, various directors)
  10. Lifted (2006 short, Gary Rydstrom)

Top 35:

(in chronological order from 11th to 35th)

  • Coco (2017, Lee Unkrich)
  • Ferdinand (2017, Carlos Saldanha)
  • Inside Out (2015, Pete Docter)
  • Toy Story 3 (2010, Lee Unkrich)
  • Up (2009, Pete Docter)
  • Death Note (2006 tv mini-series, Tetsuro Araki)
  • The Incredibles (2004, Brad Bird)
  • The Polar Express (2004, Robert Zemeckis)
  • Happy Tree Friends: Eye Candy (2002 short, Rhode Montijo)
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001, Pete Docter)
  • Antz (1998, Eric Darnell & Tim Johnson)
  • The Chicken from Outer Space (1996 short, John Dilworth)
  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992, Bill Kroyer)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991, Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise)
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989, Don Bluth)
  • The Snowman (1982 short, Dianne Jackson)
  • Duck Amuck (1953 short, Chuck Jones)
  • Feed the Kitty (1952 short, Chuck Jones)
  • Bear Feat (1949 short, Chuck Jones)
  • The Cat ConcertoHeavenly Puss (1947/1949 shorts, William Hanna & Joseph Barbera)
  • King-Size Canary (1947 short, Tex Avery)
  • Hair-Raising Hare & Bully for Bugs (1946/1953 shorts, Chuck Jones)
  • Northwest Hounded Police (1946 short, Tex Avery)
  • Bambi (1942, David Hand)
  • The Night Before Christmas (1941 short, William Hanna & Joseph Barbera)

Listing these films doesn’t mean acceptance of the potentially illegal, unethical or immoral behaviour of any creator or voice star, neither that I agree with their opinions on any subject matter. It also doesn’t mean approval of the ideas expressed in the films or of the ways they were made.