An idiosyncratic auteur gets animated with this stop-motion take on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel.
Best quote: “Redemption? Sure. But in the end, he’s just another dead rat in a garbage pail behind a Chinese restaurant.”
9. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The film that made Christmas creepy.
Best quote: “Jack, you make wounds ooze and flesh crawl!” (It’s a compliment.)
8. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Not the first animated feature, but the start of the Disney empire.
Best quote: “Magic mirror on the wall…”
7. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.
Best quote: "I don't know, but it's been said, I love scaring kids in bed!"
6. Dumbo (1941)
It ain’t easy being gray in one of Disney’s most simple, cute and memorable tales.
Best quote: “And it ain’t nobody’s fault you got them big ears.”
5. The Incredibles (2004)
A superheroic family tries to blend into their quiet suburban lifestyle, but realizes that their skills are nothing to be ashamed of.
Best quote: "And when everyone's super, no one will be."
4. Toy Story (1995)
Cowboy or spaceman—which is Andy’s favorite plaything? And how do these secretly alive toys feel about that?
Best quote: "To infinity and beyond!"
3. Pinocchio (1940)
A wooden puppet yearns to be a real boy; he must prove himself worthy.
Best quote: "And always let your conscience be your guide."
2. Shrek (2001)
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.
Best quote: "I live in a swamp! I put up signs! I'm a terrifying ogre! What do I have to do to get a little privacy?"
1. Finding Nemo (2003)
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
Best quote: "Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down, do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming.”