We just can’t get enough of the cool animated movies. So, we came up with another list of 5 of the must-watch animated films. And again, it is not about Belle and her Beast or Pocahontas and her John Smith. And yes, this is a second installment to the Must-Watch 5 Super Cool Animated Movies we previously published.
Rotten Tomatoes Rank: 23
Complex Rank: 10
Compared to most animated movies, WALL- E offers a different use of the medium for something bigger than the audience. A story about a robot left to clean up trash on Earth, the movie soon transforms into a post- apocalyptic love story where two robots fall in love and with a little bit cliche twist, things turn out for the better and world order is restored thanks to the love between these robots.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Rotten Tomatoes Rank: 48
Complex Rank: 11
Here is one movie that many fans of Japanese anime fans have enjoyed recently. Thanks to its lovable character Totoro, the movie has recently become popular with stuff toys becoming more visible and available in hobby shops.
Those familiar with the story will understand when Jason Serafino describes it as “an intelligent film that explores innocence and youth in a difficult time.” And saying that its creator, “ Miyazaki has always had a flair for tapping into the wondrous worlds filled with energy and originality, and My Neighbor Totoro is the prime example of his abilities.”
The Iron Giant (1999)
Rotten Tomatoes Rank: 18
Complex Rank: 12
Jennifer Aniston in a tearjerker? Quite acceptable. Vin Diesel? Interesting. But what puts this movie on this list is not because of its star power. Besides, they were still starting out back then. Instead, this movie is filled with heartbreaking scenes of separation and intervention and people who want two good friends apart.
Although it flopped at the box office, this movie from Warner Bros. was so remarkable that those who watched it were able to appreciate it and those who rated it on Rotten Tomatoes gave it a score of 97%.
Rotten Tomatoes Rank: 20
Complex Rank: 14
Raking 20th and 14th on Rotten Tomatoes and Complex respectively, is this one classic from Disney, whose story might be sad for most adults to handle. Really, it’s honestly sad and is just the perfect example of how simply bullying deflates the morale of whoever the victim.
Complex adds more insight to this description with Tara Aquino’s write up which says that, “The awkward, big-eared baby elephant, whose bullies call him “Dumbo” instead of his real name, “Jumbo Jr.,” embodies the outcast in all of us, with all our social anxieties. When Dumbo’s mother is captured, he blames himself (this is why a lot of people need therapy). But, of course, this is a Disney movie, and Dumbo comes to terms with himself. He also gets his happiness back thanks to Timothy Q. Mouse and champagne that’s spilled into his water. Yeah, champagne is what makes him fly (this is why a lot of people are alcoholics).”
The Incredibles (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes Rank: 15
Complex Rank: 16
And just like that, Pixar’s got another entry on the list with another family favorite. Breaking tradition from the usual superhero movie, here Pixar shows that it has a lot of creative fuel in the tank and the technology to boot. As Complex’s Jason Serafino put it, “The Incredibles focuses on a family of superheroes, not unlike the Fantastic Four, that has to juggle their bizarre superpowers while trying to live a normal life. The good folks at Pixar weren’t just satisfied with regurgitating the same superhero stories we’vd seen over and over again, though; instead, they gave us a complex tale featuring superheroes facing domestication and worldwide threats.”
Throw Jack- Jack into the mix and you have an action- packed movie with an adorable little hero.