Best Animated Movies of All Time

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40. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
> Directed by: Dean DeBlois
> Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler
> Runtime: 102 min.

In the sequel to the highly successful original produced by Dreamworks, Hiccup the viking and his friend Toothless the dragon find a cave with wild dragons and prepare for battle. The second of the Dragon trilogy scored 92% among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and 89% of moviegoers liked the film.

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39. Millennium Actress (2001)
> Directed by: Satoshi Kon
> Starring: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama
> Runtime: 87 min.

“Millennium Actress” is the story of a TV crew sent to interview an aging actress. The crew gives the actress a key, which triggers memories of her life and career. As the different memories intertwine, the movie also chronicles much of Japan’s history. The fantasy movie earned a 93% Freshness rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and 90% of audiences liked it.

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38. Incredibles 2 (2018)
> Directed by: Brad Bird
> Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell
> Runtime: 118 min.

Director Brad Bird was up to the challenge of making a worthy sequel to 2004’s “The Incredibles.” Time magazine called this sequel “rapturously entertaining.” It has earned a 94% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed more than $608 million at the domestic box office.

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37. The Breadwinner (2017)
> Directed by: Nora Twomey
> Starring: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus
> Runtime: 94 min.

The Oscar-nominated film tells the story of a young Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy to support her family after the Taliban capture her father and tries to find him. Angelina Jolie was the executive producer of the movie, which is based on a best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis. The movie was directed by Nora Twomey, who also co-directed the Academy Award-nominated fantasy animated motion picture “The Secret of Kells.”

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36. Finding Nemo (2003)
> Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
> Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
> Runtime: 100 min.

“Finding Nemo” won over critics with a 99% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes for its engaging story about a clownfish named Marlin who is separated from his son Nemo in the Great Barrier Reef. Marlin then goes on a perilous quest to find and get Nemo back. The film has grossed almost $381 million.