Chlotrudis Society picks the Best Animated Films of All Time!

Spirited AwayEvery year at this time, the members of the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film publish a new list detailing their members favorite films in a certain category.  Past categories have included such topics as Best Scary Films of all time, Best Remakes and Sequels, Funniest Films of All Time, Foreign Language Films and Documentaries to name a few.  You can find all of these lists by checking out Our Favorite Films section of the website. This year members put their heads together to create the Top 55 Animated Films of all time.  This list goes way beyond Disney and Pixar to pick up quite a bit of anime, as well as animated films from Isreal, the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium and beyond. 

The big winner on this list is Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, who had the most films on the list, coming in at six, including the number one animated film of all-time, SPIRITED AWAY.  Miyazaki has made quite a career in Japan creating fanciful films at Studio Ghibli.  The fact that Disney was smart enough to enter a deal to distribute Studio Ghibli films in the U.S. is enough for people to take notice, but the imagination and artistry in Miyazaki's films is legendary. 

So if you're looking for some good films to watch, and you remember that animation isn't just for kids, check out this list and I bet you'll be able to find something you'll love. 


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Glad to see a list that includes more than the Disney films and is international! Thanks.