The best animated movies of all time, like the other best movies of all time, encompass a cornucopia of emotions: celebration, heartbreak, joy, grief, excitement, and anger. Animated movies have a long and storied history of tackling both the more mundane aspects of everyday life to serious global, political issues. Animation is a medium that lends itself to diverse, often tear-jerking, story-telling. Box office smashes and sleeper hits alike make up the top animated movies of all time.
Pixar has been running the game stateside for many years, blessing us with animated movies like the Oscar-winning Toy Story and Coco. Hayao Miyazaki has held it down in Japan and enjoyed global success with an entirely different style of animation, thanks to classics like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. Animation continues to be a universal language, one well worthy of Academy Awards, like 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. These are the best animated films of all time.