I thought I’d do a post today on my favourite top 10 animated movies ever. This is just something different. It may help you get to know me a little better as well as give you some good movie recommendations.
These are in no particular order. I can’t make one my ultimate favourite because I switch between them all time haha.
Starting from the early years:
1. Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs 1937
A Princess who is loved by all including animals has been mistreated by her stepmother (Queen) for years. Once Snow White comes of age, she is said to be the most beautiful of all. Jealousy kicks in and the stepmother wants her dead and sends someone to kill her. Snow White manages to run into a forest and meets 7 Dwarfs . The Queens is not happy that she is still about and uses her powers to try and silence her forever.
When I was a child this film was my ultimate favourite. I still love it to this day and could probably act out every role in this film haha. I used to want to be Snow White, and to be honest if it wasn’t for creepy crawlies I would love to live out in the woods and feed all the animals. I would be the Crazy Cat Lady 2.0.
What I admire most about the film is that Snow White gets treated like trash in her own home, gets hunted down by her step mothers request and yet still finds it in her heart to be kind to others and always see the good in people and animals.
We all go through our own journeys to find out who we are. We are all go through tragedies and difficult situations. At some point in our lives we think that everything and everyone is against us. We can choose whether that makes us stronger and learn from it without becoming bitter and sour and turning into something ugly.
Sorry rambling on.
2. Alice in Wonderland 1951
If you don’t like this film then I question your humanity. I’m going to pretend that you have had amnesia.
Alice in Wonderland is about a girl that follows a white rabbit and falls down a whole. She continues to follow said white rabbit, then gives up when she gets lost and the rest of the film is about her journey trying to get home. It’s amazing and creative and mind blowing.
3. The Sword in the Stone 1963
This is a good movie. The best part for me is the humour. The movie is basically a boy named Arthur who is destined for greater things than being a squire. A wizard, Merlin, tries to make him believe for himself and testis him in different ways to become King Arthur.
4. The Jungle Book 1967
This movie is about a boy that grows up in the jungle. I’m pretty sure everyone has seen or at least heard of this movie. My favourite parts is the songs. Even as I’m writing this I’m humming a tune from the movie. Definitely a top 10 favourite.
5. Beauty and the Beast 1991
A woman in her home town feels like an outsider. Seen to be the most beautiful woman in town, which comes with difficulties. Stuck between a beast that kept her captive but is gentle and kind and saved her life. Or a handsome man that is trying to blackmail her into being his wife.
I love this movie. Most times when I can’t sleep I take a couple of pillows down early in the morning (or late at night depending on how you see it) and watch this. For me, it’s a comforting movie because it takes me back to my early childhood when I stayed at my dad’s house. Those were simpler times. I love the whole love story; loving what’s beneath rather than what’s on the surface. The film puts it in perspective for you – a strapping man with a shit personality compared to a scary beast with a heart of gold (sometimes). A beautiful shell means nothing if you’re rotten inside. Some people need to remember that.
6. The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993
It’s up to yourself if you consider this a Halloween or Christmas film. I personally think it’s a Halloween film.
Basically this movie has it that there are different world’s for each seasonal celebration. The Pumpkin King is finding his world a bit repetitive and wants something more. He discovers doors deep within a forest that allows one to travel between world’s and is amazed by Christmas Town. Not fully understanding Christmas , he kidnaps “Sandy Claws” and tries to run Christmas Town. Obviously there are some difficulties along the way.
I love this movie. Again my favourite parts is the music. It’s just amazing. I watch it every year and never get bored. I will warn you though, you might be humming the songs right up until December when it’s replaced by Christmas songs.
Over all its a brilliant movie. Quality is amazing especially for 1993. Detail is amazing and you can tell that a lot of time and effort went into the film.
7. Scooby-Doo 2002
I love Scooby-Doo. I don’t care if I’m too old for it. This particular animated movie of Scooby- Doo is one of my favourites.
The movie starts out with all the gang together trying to solve a mystery. They do, of course, but because of Velma’s plan. When a TV crew comes up Fred takes all the credit. An argument starts out and escalates and eventually the gang splits up. A few years later they are brought back together, unknowingly and unwillingly, to solve a mystery in Spooky Island. Then a few things happen and monsters take human bodies and the gang come together to help save the world.
I think it’s one of the best Scooby-Doo movies ever. The plot is good, animation is good, actors are good. There’s not much more I can say. It’s just awesome.
8. Flushed Away 2006
If you follow my Instagram you would have seen a picture of this film this morning. I got woken up at 4 then that was me for the rest of the day. So around 5 when I stopped trying to get back to sleep I watched this film.
Quick run down; a house rat gets flushed down the toilet. Ends up in the sewers and finds a whole city and has to adapt to survive. He is trying to get back home and runs into some trouble on the way. It is very funny. A lot of good actors in it (voice over only) such as Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Bill Nighy and plenty more.
9. The Simpsons Movie 2007
I used to watch the TV show every night but I either grew out of it or lost interest. Few years later a movie came out. I wasn’t interested, my brother made me watch it and I couldn’t stop laughing the whole way through it. I still haven’t been hooked on the TV show again, but whenever I see the movie I don’t skip it. It hilarious.
Basically it starts of as Homer being himself. He causes a catastrophe in Springfield causing it to be quarantined by a big dome. Nobody can enter or leave Springfield and the Simpsons are hated and hunted by all the residents of the town.
It is very entertaining. I’m getting the notion to watch it just now.
10. A Christmas Carol 2009
This is an animation film, based on the Charles Dicken’s novel of man, Scrooge, being visited by three ghosts to help him change his cruel ways before he has the same fate as his old business partner, Marley.
I’ve seen a few Scrooge films and this one tops them all. I would say it’s target viewers is probably adults. It’s more mature and got a bit more darkness in the film than previous ones. It definitely keeps my eyes glued to the screen. Definitely worth a watch.
Well that is it. I hope this was somewhat interesting for you. Please feel free to leave any comments or opinions about this posts or your own favorite animation films.