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10 Critically Acclaimed Best Animated Movies : [2000-2018]

I am here with another post on “Critically acclaimed Best Animated Movies” that you should watch. As you all know I am a huge fan of movies. And when it comes to Animated Movies, I just can’t resist myself watching it. Animated movies can often be called as cartoon movies. Frankly Speaking, Animation is that category of the movie with which we all relate to. It is a visual delight to watch those animated characters driving the storyline just like any other normal movies. It’s totally normal if you accept the fact that animated movies can make you cry. It is said that “Animated Movies are for Kids” which is totally a wrong statement. Nowadays, Animated Movies are made for adults as well. The Landscape of Animation has changed with the growing Animation. Now, new technologies have been used in order to make much high quality top animated movies.

I have been a huge fan and following these animated movies for years now. I have shortlisted Best Animated Movies from 2000 to 2018 to make your work cut out. Thus, The Cineknot comes with 10 critically acclaimed movies you must watch. This list contains all from old to latest animated movies.

Top 10 Critically Acclaimed Best Animated Movies

1. Monster, Inc. (2001)

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It is a story of a girl who accidentally enters into Monstropolis, a Moster World. Now the Top Monsters of the Monstropolis Sulley and Mike have the responsibility to get her back in her room. They try every method along with the help of their friends to do so. “Will they succeed in getting the girl back to her room?” is what worth looking for. This movie gives a strong message of how positivity wins over Negativity. Worth Watching.

2. The Incredibles (2004)

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The Incredibles is a story of a Superhero Family. Mr. Incredible, head of the family in order to hide his identity ends up in a white-collar job. But soon realized that he is alive just to save the world. As soon as he gets into action again, he is trapped by Mr. Syndrome and its the responsibility of his family to save him. This Movie is just awesome and delivers an extraordinary family drama.

3. Ratatouille (2007)

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Ratatouille is a story of a Rat named Remy who aspire to become a chef. Yes, you heard it right, a rat wanted to become a Chef. It’s illogical to hear but a visual delight to watch. “From where he learn cooking?”, “What struggles he has to go through?” is worth looking for. As he manages to work as a chef, he soon realizes that people would not accept the food made by a rat. Most Underrated Best Animated Movie. Nice Concept. A Must One Time Watch.

4. Wall-E (2008)

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Wall-E is a story of a robot whose job is to cleaning waste from the earth. On this Journey, he finds another robot and fall in love with her. This movie shows beautifully how our future is going to be. This movie bounds the emotional aspect of humankind with that of scientific aspect. A Must Watch Movie for Everyone. It gives a strong message with its simple plot. Outstanding Animation.

5. Up (2009)

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It is a story of an old widower, Carl who lives by himself. His wife has died years ago leaving him alone. Carl’s boring life takes on a roller coaster journey when Carl’s house accidentally began to fly. He goes on to find his wife’s dream destination in his flying home with a little cute boy. This movie is visually stunning, emotionally touching with cuteness spread all over. A must watch for all the animated movie lovers.

6. How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

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It is a story of a Viking named Hiccups who got a task of killing a night fury. Instead of killing him, he befriends him and named him “Toothless”. He goes against all and breaks rules in order to save “Toothless”. Later, he saved his Vikings empire with the help of “Toothless”. It also has the second installment “How to Train Your Dragon 2”. This movie is all about friendship and believing in oneself. Good Animation, Great Concept.

7. Inside Out (2015)

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“Inside Out” coins the concept that every human has five core emotions namely Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear. Every human is controlled by these five emotions is what practically shown in the movie. This concept of the movie is so new that you haven’t seen before. One of the best movie in the list of animation films. A Must Must Watch for Everyone. You also come to know that which emotion of ours is the strongest one.

8. Zootopia (2016)

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“Zootopia” is a computer-animated comedy-drama produced by Walt Disney Studios. It was one of the best film released in 2016. Its a story of two animals named Judy and Nick who teams up to find fourteen missing predators. They soon realized that it is not just about the missing case but larger than that. It is one of the Best Animated Movies you will ever see. Also, seeing different animals taking on a variety of jobs is quite delightful.

9. Moana (2016)

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As the name suggests “Moana” is a story of a girl named Moana who wants to cross the sea. But her parents do not allow her for some personal reason. As soon as her island’ crops and fishes began to die, she decided to go beyond the sea. She decided to persuade Maui, a demigod to return the heart of goodness for restoring her island. Songs of the movie are quite soothing and beautiful. A Must Watch for Dwayne Johnson – “The Rock” Fans Out There.

10. Coco (2017)

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“Coco” is a story of a young boy named “Miguel” who aspire to become a singer just like his idol Ernesto De La Cruz. Desperate to sing, he accidentally enters into a new colorful dimension of the dead. There, he meets a man named “Hector” with whom he goes on an extraordinary journey. He also got to unlock the truth behind his Family History.
In my opinion, it is one of the Best Animated Movies I have seen so far. A remarkable storyline, extraordinary music, and a fresh new concept. It contains all the elements that a movie should have.


Thus, above is the list of Best Animated Movies of all time. It includes top 10 animated movies for you to must watch. How is the list guys? Is it a good one? or I need to make some changes. Comment me all your views and opinions in the comment below. That is my list of critically acclaimed Best Animated movies. You can comment below what’s your list. Also, tell which of the above-mentioned movie you find most interesting and outstanding. Hope to see you all in our next post. It will be available soon. Have a great day ahead. Stay Tuned.


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