Movie Recommendations


Favorite | Good
image9 (2009)
imageA.Li.Ce (2000)
imageAero-Troopers: The Nemeclous Crusade (2004)
imageThe Ant Bully (2006)
imageAntz (1998)
imageAppleseed Alpha (2014)
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  • Ranking: icon great design, good animation, average concept | writing
    Super cool, realistic mech designs/animation/action, except for the weaker human faces (especially the poorly chosen design for Deunan).
imageAppleseed Ex Machina (2007)
imageArk (2004)
imageArthur and The Invisibles (2006)
  • a.k.a.: Arthur and the Minimoys
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  • Ranking: icon
imageArthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)
  • a.k.a.: Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    Decent sequel with creative (although a bit disjointed) story.
imageAstro Boy (2009)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    While the plot was pretty simple and mostly for children, the animation was nice, the main character was compelling, and the robot fighting action was fun.
imageAzur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, weak concept | writing
    Very interesting visuals and stylized animation (except for sword fighting), although I did not find the fairy tale story very compelling.
imageBarbie as Rapunzel (2002)
imageBarbie in The Nutcracker (2001)
imageBarbie of Swan Lake (2003)
imageBarnyard: The Original Party Animals (2006)
imageBattle for Terra (2007)
  • a.k.a.: Terra
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  • Ranking: icon
imageBen 10: Destroy All Aliens (2012)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, weak concept | writing
    Like the original series, cool superhero action (even cooler in 3D CG) with writing for kids.
imageBeowulf (2007)
imageBionicle: Mask of Light - The Movie (2003)
imageBionicle: The Legend Reborn (2009)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    While it is a bit oriented to kids and the animation has a few weak points, it has some cool animation, nice visuals, good action, and an interesting mythology.
imageBolt (2008)
  • a.k.a.: American Dog
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  • Ranking: icon
imageBook of Dragons (2011)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, average concept | writing
    Written for kids,mostly using flashbacks, and mostly 2D.
imageBrave (2012)
  • a.k.a.: The Bear and the Bow
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Started off real slow, but stepped up once the bear came in the story.
imageA Bug's Life (1998)
imageCars (2006)
imageCars 2 (2011)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, average concept | writing
    Awesome animation as usual, but not very impressive writing.
imageCasper's Scare School (2006)
imageChicken Little (2005)
imageDonkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular (2010 Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, average concept | writing
    Pretty good Christmas short with movie-quality animation.
imageDragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (2012)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Despite some doll-like animation (due to excessive saturation for the anime effect and lazy usage of automated animation), the swordplay/fighting action, the creatures, and the environments were very cool.
imageDragon Hunters: The Movie (2008)
imageDragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
imageDragons: Metal Ages - The Movie (2005)
imageEpic (2013)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept, average writing
    Creative concept, nice animation, some great characters (dog and slugs), but writing not compelling enough to be a classic.
imageEveryone's Hero (2006)
imageThe Flight Before Christmas (2008)
imageFlushed Away (2006)
imageG.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Spy Troops - The Movie (2003)
imageG.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: VALOR vs. VENOM (2004)
imageGalerians: Rion (2004)
imageGarfield Gets Real (2007)
imageGift of the Night Fury (2011)
  • a.k.a.: Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury
  • details link DreamWorks reference link Amazon link
  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, average concept | writing
    Mostly written for kids, but still entertaining.
imageHappily N'Ever After (2006)
imageThe Happy Elf (2005)
imageHappy Feet (2006)
imageHow to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  • details link DreamWorks reference link Amazon link
  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    While the comedic writing was a bit lacking and the movie was slow to start, this is a very entertaining Dreamworks movie with great animation.
imageIce Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
imageIron Man and Hulk: Heroes United (2013)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Nice 3D superhero action with a quirky cel-shading look that works good mostly for non-human faces.
imageJimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
imageKaena: The Prophecy (2003)
imageKung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
  • details link DreamWorks reference link Amazon link
  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Not as funny or quite as touching as the first, but still a very good movie with more spectacular panoramic environments and cooler high-paced action (although sometimes too fast to follow) than the first.
imageLEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (2013)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, weak concept | writing
    Some fun superhero action in LEGO form, diminished a bit by weaker kids-only writing.
imageLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept, weak writing
    Spectacular design/animation in its own fantasy world. Unfortunately, I did not find the story and writing very compelling, exciting, or even funny.
imageLittle Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure (2012)
imageThe Lorax (2012)
  • a.k.a.: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Brings Dr. Seuss to life with entertaining characters and animation as well as a nicely delivered message.
imageMadagascar (2005)
imageMadagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
imageMeet the Robinsons (2007)
imageMerry Madagascar (2009)
imageMickey's Twice Upon A Christmas (2004)
imageMonster House (2006)
imageMonsters University (2013)
  • a.k.a.: Monsters, Inc. 2
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    A prequel that does justice to the original!
imageMonsters vs. Aliens (2009)
imageMonsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Good Halloween special.
imageMonsters, Inc. (2001)
imageOpen Season 2 (2009)
imageP3K: Pinocchio 3000 (2004)
imageThe Pirate Fairy (2014)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Another nicely done Tinkerbell movie with a creative tie to the Peter Pan history.
imagePixie Hollow Games (2012)
  • a.k.a.: Tinker Bell: Race Through the Seasons
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Good story with the consistently good visuals.
imagePlanes (2013)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    The usual good characters, story, and visuals even for a Disney (vs Pixar) film originally designed to be direct-to-video.
imageThe Polar Express (2004)
imagePrep & Landing (2009)
imagePrep & Landing Naughty vs. Nice (2011)
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  • Ranking: icon
imagePuss in Boots (2011)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    A great character with some great scenes (mostly in the first third of the movie).
imageResident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
  • a.k.a.: Biohazard: Degeneration
  • details link Digital Frontier icon Japan reference link Amazon link
  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    Evaluating it on its own (independent of the videogame), the story/action/characters are weak. And even though the human character animation is often clunky (especially for the secondary characters) and some human CG faces are plastic-like, there is enough awesome animation and stunning visuals to make this worth it. The CG for inanimate objects (e.g., airplane, helicopter, buildings, etc.) is especially very realistic.
imageRio (2011)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Great animation and visuals with endearing characters.
imageRio 2 (2013)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    More great visuals, comedy, and music.
imageRobots (2005)
imageScared Shrekless (2010)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Good Halloween special.
imageScourge of Worlds: A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure (2003)
imageSecret of the Wings (2012)
  • a.k.a.: Tinker Bell and the Mysterious Winter Woods
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Beautiful naturalistic visuals and animation with likeable characters in a sweet story.
imageShrek Forever After (2010)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept, average writing
    While it was visually nice and it had a warm story, it is a shame to end this cool series with such sub-par comedic writing (except for a few select scenes).
imageShrek the Halls (2007)
imageSinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists (2000)
imageSpace Chimps (2008)
imageStar Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
imageStarship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
  • details link Sola icon Japan reference link Amazon link
  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept, weak writing
    Shadows of the original with the characters and nudity (first I have seen in a CG feature) and lots of realistic designs and action (except for some of the human designs/movements); almost do not make up for quirky writing and poor character development.
imageThe Tale of Despereaux (2008)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    While some of the secondary character design/animation was weak and the story/adventure/action was lacking key elements for real greatness, this was a good movie with nice animation and an endearing lead character.
imageTangled (2010)
  • a.k.a.: Rapunzel Unbraided
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Great animation with decent characters and story, but not quite up to par with Disney classics.
imageTekken: Blood Vengeance (2011)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, weak concept | writing
    Some good fighting action with a wacky story and weaker animation for non-action (e.g., walk cycles).
imageTinker Bell (2008)
imageTinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Nice work for kids and adults.
imageTinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
imageTurbo (2013)
  • details link DreamWorks reference link Amazon link
  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept, average writing
    Some inventive concepts with nice animation and likeable characters.
imageValiant (2005)
imageVexille (2007)
imageThe Wild (2006)
imageYes, Virginia (2009)
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