10. Song of the Sea (2014)
> Directed by: Tomm Moore
> Starring: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan
> Runtime: 93 min.
Director Tomm Moore’s “Song of the Sea” is rich in Irish mysticism. It tells the story of an Irish boy and his sister — who can turn into a seal — who try and save the spirit world. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film in 2015. Though not a box office hit, critics gave the film a 99% Freshness rating, and 92% of audiences liked the movie.
9. Toy Story 4 (2019)
> Directed by: Josh Cooley
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts
> Runtime: 100 min.
The most recent, and possibly last, Toy Story movie is the second most successful film in the franchise, grossing more than $433 million, adjusted for inflation. In “Toy Story 4,” Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the other toys go on a roadtrip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky and discover how big the world is. Critics and audiences responded enthusiastically to the fourth installment of the series, giving it a rating of 97% and 94%, respectively.
8. Up (2009)
> Directed by: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
> Starring: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger
> Runtime: 96 min.
In “Up,” veteran actor Ed Asner, who audiences know from the television series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Lou Grant,” lends his voice to Carl Fredricksen, an aging balloon salesman who dreams of traveling to faraway lands. Jordan Nagai stars in the sweetly melancholy story opposite Asner in the role of Russell, a young explorer who joins Fredricksen’s adventure. The film holds a 98% Freshness rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
7. WALL·E (2008)
> Directed by: Andrew Stanton
> Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
> Runtime: 98 min.
“WALL·E” was an instant success for Disney and Pixar, piling up over $63 million in its first weekend of its release — it was the No.1 film that weekend. The film follows a lonely trash-cleaning robot on a desolate, future Planet Earth as he falls in love with a visiting robot named EVE. The picture won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2009. It also resonated with critics, who gave it a 95% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Paul Byrnes of the Sydney Morning Herald gushed: “If anyone doubted that Pixar is the most creative outfit in modern motion pictures, this movie should convince them. It is a genuine masterpiece.”
6. Coco (2017)
> Directed by: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
> Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
> Runtime: 105 min.
Hollywood newcomer Anthony Gonzalez voices the lead character Miguel in Disney and Pixar’s 2017 feature “Coco.” Against his family’s wishes, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician and ventures into the world of the dead to meet a musical ancestor, and in the process he uncovers the truth about his family history. The visually stunning movie set in Mexico was a hit among critics, 97% of whom gave it a positive review on Rotten Tomatoes and 94% of audiences liked “Coco.”