30 Best Netflix Animated Movies You Should Watch

Whenever quintessential movies seem to appear less lively or simply don’t fit into the joyful mood, animated films become my go-to options. With amazing animation coupled with a larger-than-life storyline, they hardly take any time to set the stage for a fun-loving movie watching experience. Not to mention, animated flicks come in a variety of sub-genres like comedy, science-fiction, musical adventure, fantasy, horror, and more. So, choosing a specific flick based on what the mood demands is never a big deal. If you are toying with the idea of indulging yourself with awesome animation, this comprehensive assortment of the best Netflix animated movies in 2022 is for you.

Best Netflix Animated Movies to Watch Right Now (2022)

Before we get to our list, here are some other genre of movies that you can check out on Netflix:

You can quickly pick the movie that sparks your interest from the Table of contents below. The Rotten Tomatoes ratings are in expert/audience format. Now, if you are settled and ready to explore the animated world of storytelling, let’s begin.

1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • IMDb: 8.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 97% / 93%
  • Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
  • Writer: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman
  • Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry
  • Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes

Though I have watched tons of animated movies, none of them has impressed me as much as “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. What has appealed to me the most in this superhero film is an extremely intriguing storyline coupled with amazing animation.

In this first animated feature film in the Spiderman franchise, Miles Morales team up with other Spider-Men from several dimensions to save New York City from Kingpin. With nerve-wracking battles and jaw-dropping actions, this animated movie is what you need to set your showtime on fire!

Watch Trailer here

Check out Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Netflix 

2. The Incredibles 2 (2018)

The Incredibles 2
  • IMDb: 7.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 94% / 85%
  • Director: Brad Bird
  • Writer: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huckleberry Milner
  • Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes

“The Incredibles 2” is the sort of animated movie that never fails to charm us. With a gripping story and awesome action scenes, it’s a pretty solid entertainment pack that your entire family would love to watch. The story is centered around a Parr family that has decided to restore people’s faith in superheroes.

As they are up against a mighty enemy who is hell-bent on setting people against superheroes, their task is full of challenges. Watch this cool animated film to figure out the fate of the Parr family and what sort of tricks they have to employ to turn the tide against the villain!

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Check out Incredibles 2 on Netflix 

3. The Little Prince (2015)

The Little Prince
  • IMDb: 7.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 93% / 84%
  • Director: Mark Osborne
  • Writer: Irena Brignull, Bob Persichetti
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Bud Cort, Marion Cotillard
  • Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes

As a fantasy adventure family drama, “The Little Prince” belongs to an elite league. And if you have a penchant for the flick that has plenty of adventure and fantasy strapped with drama, you shouldn’t miss out on this one. Netflix’s original animated movie is about a girl whose neighbor introduces her to an incredible world where anything is possible. Oh yes, this is also the world where her “Little Price” lives!

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Check out The Little Prince on Netflix

4. Coco (2017)

  • IMDb: 8.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 97% / 94%
  • Director: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
  • Writer: Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich
  • Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
  • Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes

Are you a lover of music and never seem to get enough of it? If yes, you are going to like “Coco” a lot. To me, what sets this flick as one of the best Netflix animated movies is the extremely fascinating story where a 12-year-old boy named Miguel gets accidentally transported to the world of the dead.

There he meets his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer, and appeals to him to remove the family’s ancestral ban on music and also send him back to the family among the living. Aside from an interesting story, this animated fantasy film has also got a lot of comedy up its sleeve so that you will enjoy watching it with your band of couch buddies!

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Check out Coco on Netflix

5. Coraline (2009)

  • IMDb: 7.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 90% / 73%
  • Director: Henry Selick
  • Writer: Henry Selick
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French
  • Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes

Are you ready to take on one of the best horror movies on Netflix? If you are willing to indulge yourself with a dark fantasy horror movie, “Coraline” would be a top-notch pick. The movie has been directed by Henry Selick and features the voices of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Robert Bailey Jr., and Jennifer Saunders.

This horror flick is about an adventurous girl who comes across another world that happens to be an idealized version of her home which she doesn’t like at all. But the little girl is completely unaware of the sinister secrets that reside there.

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Check out Coraline on Netflix

6. April And The Extraordinary World (2015)

April And The Extraordinary World
  • IMDb: 7.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 96% / 76%
  • Director: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci
  • Writer: Franck Ekinci, Benjamin Legrand
  • Cast: Marion Cotillard Philippe Katerine, Jean Rochefort, Olivier Gourmet
  • Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes

A great science fiction adventure film like “April And The Extraordinary World” deserves to find a place in this collection of the most popular animated movies that are streaming on Netflix. The movie’s plot follows a teenage girl whose scientist parents have suddenly gone missing.

Instead of bowing down to the fear and constant threat to her life, the girl decides to take on the villains, displaying amazing wit and grit. I have relished watching this animated flick and I guess you would also find it refreshing in every aspect.

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Check out April And The Extraordinary World on Netflix

7. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

The Emperor’s New Groove
  • IMDb: 7.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 85% / 83%
  • Director: Mark Dindal
  • Writer: Chris Williams, Mark Dindal
  • Cast: David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick
  • Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes

“Walt Disney” is well-known for producing some of the most loved animated movies. And “The Emperor’s New Groove” has got all the qualities to be one of the best-animated movies on Netflix. The movie features some notable voice cast including David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, and Patrick Warburton.

As for the plot, it is set around a young Incan emperor called Kuzco who has been transformed into an avatar of the llama. The story is perfectly woven with quite a few funny scenes that will never fail to tickle your funny bones. Ditto!

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Check out The Emperor’s New Groove on Netflix 

8. Tarzan (1999)

  • IMDb: 7.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 89% / 75%
  • Director: Kevin Lima, Chris Buck
  • Writer: Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White
  • Cast: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, Alex D. Linz
  • Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes

Though I was fond of animated movies much before Tarzan arrived, it made me a huge fan of animated flicks. The movie excels in most aspects and keeps you engrossed throughout due mainly to the out-of-the-box screenplay. That’s the prime reason why I think it deserves to find a safe spot in this lineup of the best Netflix animated movies.

Talking about the story, it is centered around a man who has been raised by gorillas. One day, he comes to know that he is human. Will he leave gorillas or start a new life as a human?

Watch Trailer here

Check out Tarzan on Netflix 

9. Mulan (1998)

  • IMDb: 7.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 86% / 85%
  • Director: Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft
  • Writer: Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik
  • Cast: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer
  • Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes

What happens when action-adventure and music are elegantly integrated? Well, you get a scintillating movie like “Mulan” that not only breaks several new grounds but also possesses a lasting charm. That’s the reason why I have been compelled to include this animated musical action-adventure flick that was released during the Disney renaissance era.

Set in China during the Han dynasty, it’s the story of the daughter (Fa Mulan) of an aged warrior (Fa Zhou). To save her father from death in the army and also counter the Hun invasion, she impersonates a man. Set this flick into motion to discover the charismatic tale of China’s most loved heroine!

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Check out Mulan on Netflix 

10. Leap! (2016)

  • IMDb: 6.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 40% / 62%
  • Director: Éric Summer, Éric Warin
  • Writer: Éric Summer, Laurent Zeitoun, Carol Noble
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler, Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes

All set for a musical adventure? Take on the “Leap” (aka Ballerina) to not only relish a scintillating musical adventure but also fill the moments with loads of comedy. The movie follows an orphan girl who desires to be a Ballerina. Her life takes a surprising turn when she gets a golden chance to take part in the audition for the famous school of the Paris Opera Ballet.

Watch Trailer here

Check out Leap! on Netflix 

11. Hoodwinked! (2005)

  • IMDb: 6.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 47% / 56%
  • Director: Cory Edwards
  • Writer: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, Patrick Warburton
  • Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes

While searching for a cool animated movie that I could enjoy watching with my family, I stumbled upon “Hoodwinked” recently. Though I was a little skeptical about this family comedy movie initially as it hadn’t got high ratings, it didn’t disappoint me at all.

As for the story, the movie is focussed on retelling the folktale “Little Red Riding Hood” as a very interesting police investigation and makes the best use of flashbacks to reveal the point of view of multiple characters in a hilarious way. Go for it to set the showtime for a long laughter spree!

Watch Trailer here

Check out Hoodwinked! on Netflix 

12. How to Train your Dragon (2010)

How to Train your Dragon
  • IMDb: 8.1
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 99% / 91%
  • Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
  • Writers: Will Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
  • Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes

Be ready to witness an adventure fantasy film with a heartfelt message. We meet Hiccup, a teenage boy who wants to become a dragon slayer. One day, he finds a Nightfury, a rare and unseen dragon injured in a pit. Taking the opportunity, he tries to kill the dragon but does not have the guts to do it. Instead, he befriends him and discovers that humans have long misunderstood intelligent creatures. He tries to convince the tribe to train the dragons and live in harmony. However, he has to deal with tremendous judgments and backlashes. 

The movie is followed by two sequels titled How to Train Your Dragon 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World in 2014 and 2019, respectively. The franchise also contains several short films and television series.

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Check out How to Train Your Dragon on Netflix 

13. Vivo (2017)

  • IMDb: 6.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 87% / 73%
  • Director: Kirk DeMicco
  • Writer: Kirk DeMicco, Quiara Alegría Hudes
  • Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Zoe Saldana, Juan de Marcos González, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Rooker
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes

If you are looking for an animated adventure, here’s Vivo. The movie introduces us to a one-of-kind kinkajou (rainforest “honey bear”) who enjoys playing music to the crowds in a plaza with his beloved owner Andrés. One day, things change suddenly when Andrés receives a letter from his old partner and now famous Marta Sandoval, inviting him to her farewell concert. Andrés opens up about his love for Marta, which he wrote in a song but never confessed. Now, it’s up to Vivo to deliver the message that Andrés never could because of unavoidable events. Vivo gets help from Gabi- an energetic teen on his adventure to another part of the world. 

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14. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • IMDb: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 86% / 72%%
  • Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
  • Writer: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
  • Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell
  • Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes

Based on the 1978 children’s book of the same name by Judi and Ron Barrett, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is a classy animated science-fiction comedy film. The movie depicts the life of an aspiring inventor called Flint Lockwood who develops a machine capable of converting water into food.

But something goes completely wrong and the machine starts developing massive food storms. Watch the ways and means through which he tries to control the destructive machine and the extremely humorous things that unfold!

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Check out Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Netflix 

15. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Rise of the Guardians
  • IMDb: 7.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 75% / 80%
  • Director: Peter Ramsey
  • Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Cast: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law
  • Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes

Do you remember when Nick Fury appointed heroes from various places and formed Avengers in the first Avenger movie? Well, replace the Avengers with your childhood fairy tale characters. Rise of the Guardians is a heartfelt Christmas movie you can watch with your family. The movie brings together fairy tale heroes like Santa, Toothfairy, Sandman, Easter Bunny, and more together to fight an evil spirit trying to kill magic from the world. The united team must fight together to save the innocence of the children. It brilliantly delivers the optimistic message of belief.

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16. Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Meet the Robinsons
  • IMDb: 6.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 67% / 74%
  • Director: Stephen Anderson
  • Writer: Jon Bernstein, Michelle Spitz
  • Cast: Daniel Hansen, Jordan Fry, Wesley Singerman, Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Harland Williams
  • Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes

“Meet the Robinsons” may not be considered as Disney’s magnum-opus by any means but this flick has got enough to steal your heart. Personally, I have loved watching it due mainly to the evergreen story. Speaking of the plot, it’s about a 12-year-old aspiring inventor who is working day and night to scan his memory to trace the location of his mother who had left him at an orphanage when he was a baby.

Just when he seems to lose hope a bit, he meets a charismatic 13-year-old boy named Wilbur Robinson who claims to be a time cop from the future. Play the flick to discover the entire story and I bet you would really praise the movie!

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17. My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

My Life as a Zucchini
  • IMDb: 7.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 98% / 88%
  • Director: Claude Barras
  • Writer: Céline Sciamma, Claude Barras, Germano Zullo
  • Cast: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud
  • Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes

With a brilliant integration of drama and comedy, “My Life as a Zucchini” can leave you spellbound. No wonder it’s got a 98% Tomatometer rating. Beyond the high rating, it’s the second adaptation of Gilles Paris’ famous 2002 novel Autobiographie d’une Courgette.

The story is centered around a boy called Icare who lives with his alcoholic mother. One day, his life takes a dramatic turn when his mother dies and he finds himself in an unfortunate state. Though the story is emotional, it has lots of hilarious scenes in between so that sadness doesn’t overtake the whole plot.

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Check out My Life as a Zucchini on Netflix 

18. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Kung Fu Panda
  • IMDb: 7.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 87% / 83%
  • Directors: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
  • Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
  • Cast: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie
  • Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes

Kung Fu Panda is one of the greatest animated movies of all time, with exciting characters, meaningful quotes, and a mesmerizing plot. It starts with Po, a fat panda, and a Kung Fu fan. He excitedly attends the ceremony where Master Oogway will declare the Dragon Warrior, protector of the Peace valley and Kung Fu. After several failed attempts, he finds himself inside the stadium where the ceremony is going on, and Master Oogway chooses him as the Dragon Warrior. It disappoints everyone, especially the furious five who trained hard for this day. It comes to master Shifu to train the panda and make him the warrior everyone needs.

Meanwhile, a bigger threat is heading for the valley and its people. The movie is followed by two sequels titled Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3, released in 2011 and 2013, respectively. There are also three television series and several short films in the franchise.

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19. Wish Dragon (2021)

Wish Dragon
  • IMDb: 7.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 68% / 79%
  • Director: Chris Appelhans
  • Writer: Chris Appelhans
  • Cast: Jimmy Wong, John Cho, Constance Wu, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jimmy O. Yang
  • Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes

Inspired by the story of Aladdin, this animated fantasy comedy follows a similar story. We meet Din, a determined teen trying to reconnect with his childhood best friend. An old man gives him a teapot which releases a wish granting dragon, Long, who shows the power of magic to Din. The plot then revolves around Din’s attempt to reconnect with Li Na and the origin of the Dragon. It is a beautifully animated story of learning the meaning of life. 

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20. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Lilo & Stitch
  • IMDb: 7.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 86% / 77%
  • Director: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
  • Writer: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
  • Cast: Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, David Ogden Stiers
  • Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes

If you are on the hunt for the animated movies lashed with lots of comedies, Lilo & Stitch would be the way to go. The story of this science-fiction comedy-drama revolves around two extremely mischievous characters named Hawaiian girl named Lilo Pelekai and her dog named Stitch – a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive.

Thanks largely to the eccentric acts and lots of comic scenes, Lilo & Stitch would bring more fireworks to your video-streaming than what you expect. So, don’t forget to add it to your Netflix queue!

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21. Monster House (2006)

Monster House
  • IMDb: 6.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 74% / 63%
  • Director: Gil Kenan
  • Writer: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Pamela Pettler
  • Cast: Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James
  • Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes

A great mix of supernatural horror and comedy, “Monster House” can prove to be an icing on the cake for exciting showtime with plenty of “OMG” moments! The film is about a neighborhood that is being horrified by a haunted house.

Speaking of the voice cast, this supernatural horror movie features the likes of Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Give it a shot and I’m sure you will come out impressed with the story and screenplay.

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Check out Monster House on Netflix 

22. Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019)

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus
  • IMDb: 7.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 100% / Not available 
  • Director: Hae Young Jung, Young Kyun Park, Jhonen Vasquez
  • Writer: Jhonen Vasquez
  • Cast: Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Andy Berman, Melissa Fahn, Rodger Bumpass
  • Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes

This movie is for someone looking to take a break from ordinary movies and explore the offbeat content. Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus takes place after the events of the Invader Zim TV series, originally aired on Nickelodeon. The plot revolves around Zim and Dib, his human nemesis. When Zim finds out his species was never planning to invade the Earth, he loses his morale giving Dib the perfect opportunity to stop him. The movie is highly appreciated by critics for offbeat animation, story, and humor. 

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23. Bolt (2008)

  • IMDb: 6.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 89% / 74%
  • Director: Chris Williams, Byron Howard
  • Writer: Dan Fogelman, Chris Williams
  • Cast: John Travolta, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell
  • Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes

When you have a top-notch comedy-adventure vying for your attention, why should you look anywhere else? This Walt Disney Animation Studios’ movie has won plenty of accolades and features notable voice cast: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell, Diedrich Bader, and more.

The animated film is about a canine star who thinks that his powers are real and decides to save his co-star from danger by decimating huge threats that are looming large.

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24. The Breadwinner (2017)

The Breadwinner
  • IMDb: 7.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 96% / 76%
  • Director: Nora Twomey
  • Writer: Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis
  • Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Bhatia, Ali Badshah, Noorin Gulamgaus, Kane Mahon
  • Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes

If you are in quest of a critically-acclaimed drama film to spice up your movie watching, “The Breadwinner” would be an excellent pick. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, the movie is set in the early 2000s (Afghanistan) and follows the life of an 11-year-old girl whose father ( a school teacher) got physically impaired during The Soviet-Afghan War.

Unpack this extremely emotional film to discover how this brave girl fights out the turbulent times and more significantly; how she transforms into a different avatar altogether to take on the villains!

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25. I Lost My Body (2019)

I Lost My Body
  • IMDb: 7.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 96% / 83%
  • Director: Jérémy Clapin
  • Writer: Jérémy Clapin, Guillaume Laurant
  • Cast: Hakim Faris, Victoire du Bois, Patrick d’Assumçao
  • Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes

I Lost My Body is a French adult animated movie directed by Jérémy Clapin. The movie premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and won the Nespresso Grand Prize; first animated film to do so. Later on, it was also sent for the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. The movie shows us a severed hand which escapes from a dissection lab trying to find its body. Meanwhile, we learn about Naoufel and Gabrielle’s love story in flashback scenes. The story is both romantic and unsettling. Combine that with great animation and you get this great animated movie on Netflix.

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26. MFKZ  (2017)

  • IMDb: 6.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 41% / 83%%
  • Director: Shōjirō Nishimi, Guillaume “Run” Renard
  • Writer: Guillaume “Run” Renard
  • Cast: Orelsan, Gringe, Redouanne Harjane, Féodor Atkine
  • Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes

MFKZ aka Mutafukaz is a fun-loving adult animated science fiction movie. Based on the comic series and short movie of the same name, the animated movie is a treat to watch. Directed by Shōjirō Nishimi and Guillaume “Run” Renard, it stars Orelsan, Gringe, Redouanne Harjane, and Féodor Atkine.

The story revolves around a grown young adult called Angelino and his antique love affair with Luna. Thanks to a fascinating story, Mutafukaz became a hit minting $229,423.

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27. Klaus (2019)

  • IMDb: 8.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 94% / 97%
  • Director: Sergio Pablos
  • Writer: Sergio Pablos, Jim Mahoney, Zach Lewis
  • Cast: Jason Schwartzman, J. K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso, Neda Margrethe Labba
  • Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes

If you are after an exciting Christmas adventure film full of comedies, look no further than Klaus. Directed by Sergio Pablos, the movie stars the voices of proven names including Jason Schwartzman, J. K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso, and Neda Margrethe Labba. With a fictional 19th-century setting, the story is about a postman who lives in an island town to the Far North.

Klaus received positive reviews for the amazing animation, story, and vocal performances. Moreover, the movie also won seven awards at the 47th Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature.

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28. Flavors of Youth (2018)

Flavors of Youth
  • IMDb: 6.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 80% / 65%
  • Director: Li Haoling, Jiaoshou Yi Xiaoxing, Yoshitaka Takeuchi
  • Writer: Tyler Rhoads
  • Cast: Taito Ban, Mariya Ise, Takeo Otsuka, Ikumi Hasegawa
  • Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes

Directed by Li Haoling, Jiaoshou Yi Xiaoxing, and Yoshitaka Takeuchi, Flavors of Youth is an anime/Donghua anthology drama film. The plot is an amalgamation of three storylines named Hidamari no Choshoku (The Rice Noodles), Chiisana Fashion Show (A Little Fashion Show), and Shanghai Koi (Love in Shanghai). It revolves around Xiao Ming and his struggle.

Netflix’s original animated film stars Taito Ban, Mariya Ise, Takeo Otsuka, and Ikumi Hasegawa. With top-notch animation and gripping story, Flavors of Youth looks like a sure-shot for a long binge-watching.

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29. The Croods (2013)

The Croods
  • IMDb: 7.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 71% / 77%%
  • Director: Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco
  • Writer: Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman
  • Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes

Produced by DreamWorks Animation, The Croods is an animated adventure comedy movie. It has been written and directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders. Set in the fictional prehistoric Pliocene era named “The Croodaceous”, it stars notable names such as Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, and Clark Duke.

The plot revolves around a cave family called the Croods. As for the box office success, it received fairly positive reviews and grossed $587 million against the budget of $135-$175.

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30. A Silent Voice (2016)

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  • IMDb: 8.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 94% / 92%%
  • Director: Naoko Yamada
  • Writer: Reiko Yoshida
  • Cast: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yūki, Kenshō Ono, Yūki Kaneko
  • Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes

A Silent Voice is one of the most loved Japanese animated teen drama films which you can watch on Netflix right now. The animated movie has been directed by Naoko Yamada and stars Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yūki, and Kenshō Ono. Based on the manga of the same name, the story revolves around Japanese teenager Shoya Ishida and his never-ending altercation with Shoko Nishimiya.

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Enjoy Streaming the Best Netflix Animated Movies

Now that you have a boatload of top-notch Netflix animated movies, kickstart the video streaming without any further ado. As for which flick would be ideal for your showtime, it entirely depends on what your mood demands. Before getting into the groove, toss up your thoughts in the comments below. Moreover, if you find some worthy contenders missing from the above roundup, do let me know their names as well.

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