The best Animated movies for adults. Animation catered specifically to an adult audience, some of them containing violence, black humor, and dramatic content.



10. Alice in Wonderland

best Animated movies

 

Alice in Wonderland (1951) is an animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Alice books by Lewis Carroll. Features the voices of Kathryn Beaumont as Alice, Sterling Holloway, and Verna Felton.

The story follows the adventure of Alice, a young and curious girl who finds herself in a surrealistic world.  

 

  • Initial release: July 26, 1951 (United Kingdom)
  • Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, 
  • Wilfred Jackson
  • Based on: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through
  • the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • Music by: Oliver Wallace
  • Budget: 3 million USD
  • Box office: 5.6 million USD

9. The Lego Movie

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The Lego Movie (2014) is an animated science-fiction comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Based on the Lego line of construction toys, its story focuses on Emmet. Starring Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman provide their voices for the film’s main characters.

The story follows Emmet, an ordinary individual prophesied to be the Special, who is entrusted with a huge responsibility of saving the Lego world from the cruel ways of Lord Business.

                                                                                                   

  • Initial release: February 1, 2014 
  • Directors: Chris Miller, Phil Lord
  • Based on: Lego Construction Toys
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell,
  • Elizabeth Banks,
  • Will Arnett, Nick Offerman
  • Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh
  • Budget: 60–65 million USD
  • Box office: 468.1 million USD

8. Wall-E

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Wall-e (2008) is Sci-Fi animation directed by Andrew Stanton

A machine dependable for cleaning waste-covered Soil meets another robot and falls in cherish with her. Together, they set out on a journey that will modify the destiny of mankind.

         

  • Initial release: June 21, 2008 (Los Angeles)
  • Director: Andrew Stanton
  • Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa  Knight, Jeff Garlin
  • Film OST by Thomas New
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  • Featured song: Down to Earth
  • Box office: 533.3 million USD 
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Animated
  • Feature

7. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) is a computer-animated science fiction film directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the Final Fantasy franchise. It was the first photorealistic computer-animated feature film and It features the voices of Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, James Woods, and Steve Buscemi.

The story follows scientists Aki Ross and Doctor Sid, trying to free a post-apocalyptic Earth from an extraterrestrial race the Phantoms.

                                                                                 
  • Initial release: July 2, 2001 (USA)
  • Directors: Hironobu Sakaguchi
  • Based on: Final Fantasy by
  • Hironobu Sakaguchi
  • Starring: Ming-Na Wen,
  • Alec Baldwin, James Woods
  • Donald Sutherland, Ving Rhames,
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Music by: Elliot Goldenthal
  • Budget: 137 million USD
  • Box office: 85.1 

 

6. Superman: Red Son

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Superman: Red Son (2020) is a comic book mini-series published by DC Comics. Author Mark Millar created the comic with the premise

What if Superman had been raised in the Soviet Union?” It received critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2004 Eisner Award for best limited series.

  • Initial release: February 24, 2020 (USA)
  • Director: Sam Liu
  • Based on: DC Comics characters

 

5. Waltz with Bashir

best Animated movies

 

Waltz with Bashir (2008) is an Israeli animated war documentary drama film written, produced, and directed by Ari Folman. Music by Max Richter

The story follows a brief vision of Ari Folman about the 1982 Lebanon War in which he served as an infantry soldier.

                                                                                                     

  • Initial release: June 12, 2008 (Israel)
  • Director: Ari Folman
  • Starring: Ari Folman
  • Music by: Max Richter
  • Budget: 2 million USD
  • Box office: 11,125,849 million USD

 

4. Watchmen: Motion Comic

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Watchmen: Motion Comic (2008) is an animated short film series of motion comics for web and television based on the DC comic book series Watchmen, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.

                                                             

  • Initial release: July 17, 2008
  • Director: Jake Strider Hughes
  • Based on: Watchmen by Dave Gibbons,
  • Alan Moore
  • Music by: Lennie Moore

 

3. Waking Life

best Animated movies

 

Waking Life is a 2001 American adult animated film written and directed by Richard Linklater.

Waking Life is a 2001 American experimental adult animated film written and directed by Richard Linklater.

  • Initial release: October 19, 2001 (USA)
  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Starring: Glover Gill
  • Music by: Glover Gill

2. The Animatrix

best Animated movies

 

The Animatrix (2003) is an animated science fiction anthology film produced by the Wachowskis. It is a compilation of nine animated short films based on The Matrix trilogy, which was written and produced by the Wachowskis.

The film follows the backstory of The Matrix series, including the original war between humankind and machines which led to the creation of the titular Matrix.

  • Initial release: June 3, 2003 (USA)
  • Directors: Shinichirō Watanabe, Takeshi Koike, Yoshiaki
  • Kawajiri, Peter Chung, Koji Morimoto, 
  • Mahiro Maeda.
  • Based on: The Matrix 1999 film
  • Music by: Don Davis, Juno Reactor,
  • Machine Head
  • Photek

1. Rick and Morty

best Animated movies

 

Rick and Morty is an adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Starring Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, and Sarah Chalke as voice actors.

The story follows Rick Sanchez, cynical, alcoholic, but the smartest scientist in the multiverse. and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and interdimensional adventures. He also goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer.

  • Initial release: December 2, 2013
  • Directors: Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon
  • Starring: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell,
  • Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke
  • Based on: The Matrix 1999 film
  • Music by: yan Elder

 

 


The best Animated movies for adults. Animation catered specifically to an adult audience, some of them containing violence, black humor, and dramatic content.



10. Alice in Wonderland

best Animated movies

Alice in Wonderland (1951) is an animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Alice books by Lewis Carroll. Features the voices of Kathryn Beaumont as Alice, Sterling Holloway, and Verna Felton.

The story follows the adventure of Alice, a young and curious girl who finds herself in a surrealistic world.

  • Initial release: July 26, 1951 (United Kingdom)
  • Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, 
  • Wilfred Jackson
  • Based on: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through
  • the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • Music by: Oliver Wallace
  • Budget: 3 million USD
  • Box office: 5.6 million USD

9. The Lego Movie

best Animated movies

The Lego Movie (2014) is an animated science-fiction comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Based on the Lego line of construction toys, its story focuses on Emmet. Starring Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman provide their voices for the film’s main characters.

The story follows Emmet, an ordinary individual prophesied to be the Special, who is entrusted with a huge responsibility of saving the Lego world from the cruel ways of Lord Business.

  • Initial release: February 1, 2014 
  • Directors: Chris Miller, Phil Lord
  • Based on: Lego Construction Toys
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell,
  • Elizabeth Banks,
  • Will Arnett, Nick Offerman
  • Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh
  • Budget: 60–65 million USD
  • Box office: 468.1 million USD

8. Wall-E

best Animated movies

Wall-e (2008) is Sci-Fi animation directed by Andrew Stanton

A machine dependable for cleaning waste-covered Soil meets another robot and falls in cherish with her. Together, they set out on a journey that will modify the destiny of mankind.

  • Initial release: June 21, 2008 (Los Angeles)
  • Director: Andrew Stanton
  • Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
  • Film OST by Thomas Newman
  • Featured song: Down to Earth
  • Box office: 533.3 million USD
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Animated
  • Feature

7. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

best Animated movies
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) is a computer-animated science fiction film directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the Final Fantasy franchise. It was the first photorealistic computer-animated feature film and It features the voices of Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, James Woods, and Steve Buscemi.

The story follows scientists Aki Ross and Doctor Sid, trying to free a post-apocalyptic Earth from an extraterrestrial race the Phantoms.

  • Initial release: July 2, 2001 (USA)
  • Directors: Hironobu Sakaguchi
  • Based on: Final Fantasy by
  • Hironobu Sakaguchi
  • Starring: Ming-Na Wen,
  • Alec Baldwin, James Woods
  • Donald Sutherland, Ving Rhames,
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Music by: Elliot Goldenthal
  • Budget: 137 million USD
  • Box office: 85.1 

 

6. Superman: Red Son

best Animated movies

Superman: Red Son (2020) is a comic book mini-series published by DC Comics. Author Mark Millar created the comic with the premise

What if Superman had been raised in the Soviet Union?” It received critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2004 Eisner Award for best limited series.

  • Initial release: February 24, 2020 (USA)
  • Director: Sam Liu
  • Based on: DC Comics characters

 

5. Waltz with Bashir

best Animated movies
Waltz with Bashir (2008) is an Israeli animated war documentary drama film written, produced, and directed by Ari Folman. Music by Max Richter

The story follows a brief vision of Ari Folman about the 1982 Lebanon War in which he served as an infantry soldier.

  • Initial release: June 12, 2008 (Israel)
  • Director: Ari Folman
  • Starring: Ari Folman
  • Music by: Max Richter
  • Budget: 2 million USD
  • Box office: 11,125,849 million USD

 

4. Watchmen: Motion Comic

best Animated movies
Watchmen: Motion Comic (2008) is an animated short film series of motion comics for web and television based on the DC comic book series Watchmen, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.

         

  • Initial release: July 17, 2008
  • Director: Jake Strider Hughes
  • Based on: Watchmen by Dave Gibbons,
  • Alan Moore
  • Music by: Lennie Moore

 

3. Waking Life

best Animated movies
Waking Life is a 2001 American adult animated film written and directed by Richard Linklater.

Waking Life is a 2001 American experimental adult animated film written and directed by Richard Linklater.

         

  • Initial release: October 19, 2001 (USA)
  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Starring: Glover Gill
  • Music by: Glover Gill

2. The Animatrix

best Animated movies
The Animatrix (2003) is an animated science fiction anthology film produced by the Wachowskis. It is a compilation of nine animated short films based on The Matrix trilogy, which was written and produced by the Wachowskis.

The film follows the backstory of The Matrix series, including the original war between humankind and machines which led to the creation of the titular Matrix.

         

  • Initial release: June 3, 2003 (USA)
  • Directors: Shinichirō Watanabe, Takeshi Koike, Yoshiaki
  • Kawajiri, Peter Chung, Koji Morimoto, 
  • Mahiro Maeda.
  • Based on: The Matrix 1999 film
  • Music by: Don Davis, Juno Reactor,
  • Machine Head
  • Photek

1. Rick and Morty

best Animated movies
Rick and Morty is an adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Starring Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, and Sarah Chalke as voice actors.

The story follows Rick Sanchez, cynical, alcoholic, but the smartest scientist in the multiverse. and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and interdimensional adventures. He also goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer.

 

  • Initial release: December 2, 2013
  • Directors: Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon
  • Starring: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell,
  • Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke
  • Based on: The Matrix 1999 film
  • Music by: yan Elder

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