Director: Henry Selick
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane
British novelist and comic book scribe Neil Gaiman penned a children's novel called Coraline in 2002, and it swept awards for genre novellas in 2003. It wasn't long before the film dropped, turning Gaiman's creepy tale of a young girl who travels to a different world where nothing is what it seems (first sign? Her parents have buttons for eyes—it's terrifying) into a gorgeous stop-motion animation masterpiece.
Seeing as Gaiman had a hand in the production, Coraline couldn't miss. It's also one of the few films worth seeing in 3D. —RS