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1. Kybernetická babicka (1962)

29 min | Short, Animation, Horror

Trnka's sci-fi vision of the future in which machines and robots try to substitute themselves into the most beautiful human relationships. A cybernetic robot is supposed to substitute for ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 139

2. The Hand (1965)

18 min | Animation, Short, Horror

A delicate and secluded ceramist sees his orderly life turn upside down, when a gigantic hand in a white glove invades his space, demanding that a sculpture of itself is made. When will the hand's obstinate demands stop?

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 1,425

3. Tango (1981)

8 min | Animation, Short

Subsequent characters appear in a poorly-decorated room, intertwining but never colliding, all possessed by never-ending rituals.

Director: Zbigniew Rybczynski

Votes: 2,224

4. Mount Head (2002)

Not Rated | 10 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

A sad rakugo of a stingy old man experiencing the unforeseen consequences of eating a few cherries whole, without throwing the pits away.

Director: Koji Yamamura | Stars: Takeharu Kunimoto, Bruno Metzger

Votes: 1,281

5. Garden Party (2017)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

Directors: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

Votes: 1,404

6. Negative Space (2017)

5 min | Animation, Short

Even though Sam's father is hardly ever home because he is often away on business trips, he is able to connect with his son by teaching him how to pack a suitcase.

Directors: Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter | Star: Albert Birney

Votes: 1,504

7. Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Three surreal depictions of failures of communication that occur on all levels of human society.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 3,537

8. Fantastic Planet (1973)

PG | 72 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart

Votes: 20,841

9. Angel's Egg (1985)

71 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Mako Hyôdô, Jinpachi Nezu, Kei'ichi Noda

Votes: 5,630

10. Son of the White Mare (1981)

81 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A dethroned goddess-turned-horse gives birth to three superpowered sons who set out to save three princesses from three ancient dragons and reclaim their parents' lost kingdom from the underworld.

Director: Marcell Jankovics | Stars: György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Gyula Szabó, Ferenc Szalma

Votes: 1,128

11. A Phantasy (1952)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short

Drawn in pastels, and scored with jazzy music, fantastical plant-like things "grow" from the ground, launching five spheres in to space to create even more fantastical scenes.

Director: Norman McLaren

Votes: 301

12. Rhythmus 21 (1923)

3 min | Animation, Short

Black and white rectangular images fade in and out of the screen. Their movement make them sometimes look like they're panning from side to side. Their movement also make the black and ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Richter

Votes: 1,112

13. Rejected (2000)

Unrated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator's failing grip on sanity.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Robert May, Jennifer Nyholm, Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 7,480

14. Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space (2002)

92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

A cerebral and existential story of Tamla, a kitten from the Planet of Cats, who sets out to solve the mystery of her birth.

Director: Tol | Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Takeshi Katô, Hisayo Mochizuki, Shinji Takeda

Votes: 454

15. Steamboy (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

66 Metascore

In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 15,859 | Gross: $0.41M

16. The Death Lullaby (1985)

27 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A semi-surreal disturbing visual narration that focuses among other things on a child that's being bullied by other kids.

Director: Hiroshi Harada

Votes: 84

17. Kite (1998)

50 min | Animation, Action, Crime

She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer, and if you're on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target.... See full summary »

Stars: Konami Yoshida, Kinryû Arimoto, Kôsuke Okano, Tatsuo Matoba

Votes: 3,519

18. The Plague Dogs (1982)

PG-13 | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 6,155

19. Fist of the North Star (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind.

Director: Toyoo Ashida | Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 5,806

20. Dominion Tank Police (1988–1989)

R | 70 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

In a dystopic pollution ridden future, the tank police fight for law and order and cause massive collatorol destruction along the way.

Stars: Hiromi Tsuru, Masaaki Ôkura, Yûsaku Yara, Ichirô Nagai

Votes: 1,362

21. Detonator Orgun (1991– )

Not Rated | Animation, Action, Drama

Tomoru is an average student in Artificial City 5 of Earth 2292 but is bored with his life. Losing himself in VR dreams everynight to avoid the banality of his life he dreams of adventure ... See full summary »

Stars: Matthew Bray, Jessica Calvello, Cory Carthew, Brendan Charleson

Votes: 205

22. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

Not Rated | 82 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

93 Metascore

An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Director: Nina Paley | Stars: Annette Hanshaw, Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, Manish Acharya

Votes: 4,233

23. Seder-Masochism (2018)

Not Rated | 78 min | Animation

Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director's own father. But there's another ... See full summary »

Director: Nina Paley | Stars: Barry Gray, Hiram Paley, Nina Paley

Votes: 127

24. S He (2018)

95 min | Animation

A high heel mother shoe survives in an authoritarian world dominated by male shoes and brings up her daughter shoe by disguising herself as a male shoe.

Director: Shengwei Zhou | Stars: Fuyang Lyu, Shengwei Zhou

Votes: 28

25. Spriggan (1998)

R | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

48 Metascore

An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.

Director: Hirotsugu Kawasaki | Stars: Shotaro Morikubo, Ryuji Aigase, Takehito Koyasu, Katsumi Suzuki

Votes: 3,381 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Baoh the Caller (1989 Video)

50 min | Action, Animation

Doress, a Japanese "black projects" organization, has been gathering psionics and making biological weapons to "make Japan superior". When one of the biological experiments, BAOH, escapes ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Yokoyama | Stars: Jim Clark, Sandy Clubb, Chuck Denson Jr., Mark Franklin

Votes: 393

27. Summer Wars (2009)

PG | 114 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

63 Metascore

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takahiro Yokokawa

Votes: 23,277 | Gross: $0.08M

28. The Dog of Flanders (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Drama, Family

A small poor boy lives with his caring grandfather in a small Flemish village in the 19th century Belgium, has a lovable pet dog, loves art and dreams of becoming a famous painter one day. Based on a famous Flemish novel.

Directors: Yoshio Kuroda, Doug Stone | Stars: Makoto Tsumura, Sakura Tange, Brady Bluhm, Brianne Brozey

Votes: 452

29. Whisper of the Heart (1995)

G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family

A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and a boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.

Director: Yoshifumi Kondô | Stars: Yoko Honna, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 41,319

30. Anomalisa (2015)

R | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

88 Metascore

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

Directors: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman | Stars: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan

Votes: 58,790 | Gross: $3.76M

31. The Red Turtle (2016)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Fantasy

86 Metascore

A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit | Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers

Votes: 25,700 | Gross: $0.92M

32. My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

John Monroe observes and comments on life, to the bemusement of his rather sensible wife Ellen (Joan Hotchkis) and intelligent, questioning daughter Lydia (Lisa Gerritsen). Monroe's ... See full summary »

Stars: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 324

33. Cool World (1992)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

28 Metascore

A comic strip femme fatale seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger, Brad Pitt, Michele Abrams

Votes: 19,356 | Gross: $14.11M

34. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

Votes: 10,196 | Gross: $25.00M

35. Wizards (1977)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval

Votes: 9,372 | Gross: $9.00M

36. Spicy City (1997)

TV-MA | Animation, Adventure, Crime

An anthology of sexy and risque animated stories in a futuristic city with a seamy side.

Stars: Michelle Phillips, Charlie Adler, Letitia Hicks, James Keane

Votes: 352

37. Galaxy Express 999 (1979)

PG | 129 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a brave young boy who travels from planet to planet in a determined quest to avenge his mother's death.

Director: Rintaro | Stars: Masako Nozawa, Masako Ikeda, Yôko Asagami, Miyoko Asô

Votes: 1,695

38. Technotise: Edit & I (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

Belgrade 2074. Edit is a student. After a few failed exams she decides to implant a memory chip... but, something strange starts happening to her.

Directors: Aleksa Gajic, Nebojsa Andric, Stevan Djordjevic | Stars: Sanda Knezevic, Nebojsa Glogovac, Jelisaveta 'Seka' Sablic, Petar Kralj

Votes: 2,869

39. The Tragedy of Man (2011)

160 min | Animation, Drama, History

Adam's and Eve's epic journey throughout history trying to find the meaning of human life. Do we grow in wisdom as centuries pass, or just drift towards an inevitable doom?

Director: Marcell Jankovics | Stars: Gyula Balázsi, Péter Benkö, Ágnes Bertalan, Péter Blaskó

Votes: 600

40. Snow White (1984)

90 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

A farcical retelling of Snow White. Disillusioned Snow White isn't all that pretty or cute, her friends dwarfs aren't all that hospitable, her evil stepmother is an alcoholic and prince charming likes the ladies too much.

Director: József Nepp | Stars: Ferenc Kállai, János Körmendi, Ilona Béres, Judit Halász

Votes: 665

41. Sisyphus (1974)

3 min | Animation, Short

The film is an artistically spare depiction of the Greek myth of Sysiphus, sentenced to eternally roll a stone up a mountain. The story is presented in a single, unbroken shot, consisting ... See full summary »

Director: Marcell Jankovics

Votes: 582

42. Allegro non troppo (1976)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Maurizio Micheli, Marialuisa Giovannini, Néstor Garay

Votes: 2,433

43. Consuming Spirits (2012)

136 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Consuming Spirits 16mm to HD, is an Independent feature animation, chronicling the lives of three characters who live in a rust belt town called Magguson, and work at its local newspaper ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Sullivan | Stars: Nancy Andrews, Chris Sullivan, Judith Rafael, Mary Lou Zelazny

Votes: 122

44. Midori-ko (2010)

55 min | Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi

A woman strives to engineer a dream-food that can put a stop to the famine that has lain waste to a dystopian, near future Tokyo.

Director: Keita Kurosaka | Stars: Sayaka Suzuki, Rina Yuki, Chicapan, Miwako Mishima

Votes: 76

45. The Cosmic Eye (1986)

71 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

Earth is visited by a race of aliens, who issue an ultimatum: either peace or complete destruction.

Directors: Faith Hubley, John Hubley | Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Linda Atkinson, Sam Hubley, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 55

46. Îhatôbu gensô: KENjI no haru (1996 TV Movie)

55 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

The story of Kenji Miyazawa, the beloved Japanese poet, who also wrote Night on the Galactic Railroad.

Directors: Shôji Kawamori, Stuart J. Levy | Stars: Shirô Sano, Mariko Kouda, Chikao Ohtsuka, Victor Chin

Votes: 265

47. Miss Hokusai (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Biography, Drama