Top 14 Highest-Rated Animated Movies on IMDb Worth Watching

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Animated movies have entertained audiences all around the world since the early 20th century. Animated Movies are made up of a series of slightly different drawings of people, animals, and objects that make them appear to move. The 1st feature film in the Animation Genre was the Argentinian movie ‘El Apostol’ which was released in 1917. Animated Movies and Series became popular due to Walt Disney who created a universe of characters like Mickey, Minnie, Rapunzel, Snow White, and many more. Since then as the popularity of this genre is rising, many production houses have started making Animation Movies.

From hand-drawn animation of early Disney Movies to computer animation in recent times, each animated movie has evolved from the previous ones. The best-animated movies on IMDb include most of the styles within the genre that are present today. These movies are watched and loved by kids and adults all over the world and the market for Animation Movies is increasing day by day. For now, let us have a look at the Top 14 Animated Movies on IMDb currently.

Note- The rankings can change over time as IMDb Ratings are decided by the user’s ratings.

1. Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse

Synopsis- Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People changed with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.9/10
  • Cast Voices- Shameik More, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry & others
  • Director- Jaoquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
  • Duration- 2 hours 20 minutes

2. Spirited Away

Synopsis- During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, a world where humans are changed into beasts.

  • IMDb Rating-8.6/10
  • Cast Voices- Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Rumi Hiragi & others
  • Director- Hayao Miyazaki
  • Duration- 2 hours 5 minutes  

3. The Lion King

Synopsis- Lion Prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.5/10
  • Cast Voices- Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones & others
  • Director- Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
  • Duration- 1 hour 28 minutes

4. Grave of the Fireflies

Synopsis- A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.5/10
  • Cast Voices- Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, and others
  • Director-Isao Takahata
  • Duration- 1 hour 29 minutes

5. Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Synopsis- Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his universe and must join with five spider-powered individuals from other dimensions to stop a threat to all realities.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.4/10
  • Cast Voices- Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson & others
  • Director- Peter Ramsay, Rodney Rothman, Bob Perscichetti & others
  • Duration- 1 hour 57 minutes

6. Coco

Synopsis-Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.4/10
  • Cast Voices- Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt & others
  • Director- Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
  • Duration- 1 hour 45 minutes


Synopsis- In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.4/10
  • Cast Voices- Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin & others
  • Director- Andrew Stanton
  • Duration- 1 hour 38 minutes

8. Your Name

Synopsis– Two Teenagers share a profound magical connection upon discovering they are swapping bodies. Things manage to become even more complicated when the boy and the girl decide to meet in person.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.4/10
  • Cast Voices- Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, and others
  • Director- Makato Shinkai
  • Duration- 1 hour 46 minutes

9. Up

Synopsis- 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to paradise and falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking young stow away.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.3/10
  • Cast voices- Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai & others
  • Director- Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
  • Duration- 1 hour 36 minutes.

10. Toy Story

Synopsis- A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman action figure supplants him as a top toy in a boy’s bedroom.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.3/10
  • Cast voices- Tom Hanks, Don Rickles & others
  • Director- John Lasseter
  • Duration- 1 hour 21 minutes

11. Toy Story 3

Synopsis- The toys are mistakenly delivered to a daycare center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.3/10
  • Cast Voices- Tom Hanks, Tim Allen & others
  • Director- Lee Unkrich
  • Duration- 1 hour 43 minutes

12. Princess Mononoke

Synopsis- On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest, he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.3/10
  • Cast Voices- Yoji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yuko Tanaka & others
  • Director- Hayao Miyazaki
  • Duration- 2 hours 14 minutes

13. Howl’s Moving Castle

Synopsis- When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.2/10
  • Cast voices- Cheiko Baisho, Takuya Kimura & others
  • Director- Hayao Miyazaki
  • Duration- 2 hours

14. Finding Nemo

Synopsis- After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

  • IMDb Rating- 8.2/10
  • Cast voices- Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould & others
  • Director- Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
  • Duration- 1 hour 40 minutes

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Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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