Animated movies are a good choice of entertainment for all ages. So here are 10 fun animation films on Netflix for all to watch and pass the time…
After Smeerensburg’s new postman, Jesper proves himself to be the worst postman at the academy, he is posted to a frozen town in the North where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out. A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When he befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions. This animation movie was rated 8.2/10 on IMDb.
THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA (2010)
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny nymph found inside a bamboo stalk grows into a beautiful and desirable young woman. However, she orders her suitors to prove their love by completing a series of near-impossible tasks. The mysterious young princess fascinate all those who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. This animated fantasy film was rated 8/10 on IMDb.
A WHISKER AWAY (2020)
Miyo Sasaki is in love with her classmate Kento Hinode and tries repeatedly to get his attention. She then discovers a magic mask that allows her to transform into a cat. However, there is also a probability that she might never become human again, if she continues using the mask. What’s also frightening is that at some point, the boundary between herself and the cat becomes ambiguous. This film was rated 6.7/10 on IMDb.
IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD (2016)
Set in Hiroshima during World War II, a spirited 18-year-old woman is married off to a man she barely knows and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life’s amenities she still has to maintain the will to live. This emotional and realistic war/animation movie is rated at 7.8/10 on IMDb.
I LOST MY BODY (2019)
A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal- to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to, until it meets Gabrielle. This animation/fantasy film is more poetic than filled with suspense and cliffhangers. It was rated 7.6/10 on IMDb.
THE WILLOUGHBYS (2020)
Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings, along with their new nanny, embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family. This animated comedy movie is great for the little ones to watch and enjoy. It was rated a 6.4/10 on IMDb.
THE BREADWINNER (2017)
Based on the Non-fiction book Women of the Afghan War, The Breadwinner is a film about Parvana, a 11-year-old girl, who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. But when her dad is imprisoned on convenient and wrong terms, it’s up to the spirited Parvana’s resourcefulness to feed and care for the rest of her family with the use of a desperate and daring plan. Working alongside a friend, she decided to cuts off her hair and dress like a boy to support her family. She soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, she embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family. This lifelike war animation movie was rated 7.7/10 on IMDb.
Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed – a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Migo then embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious human and prove to the villagers that he wasn’t lying. This is an ironic turn on humans not believing the existence of Yeti creatures and how we’ve alloyed them with the name ‘Bigfoot’. This family film was rated 6.6/10 on IMDb.
When 9, springs to life, it finds itself in a post-apocalyptic world where humans no longer exist, and the only signs of life are rag dolls that are alive and the machines that hunt them. Though it is the youngest of the group, 9 convinces them that the only way to survive against the machines is to stop hiding, locate the machines and find out why they want to destroy them. As 9 and the group learn, the survival of the civilization depends on their success or failure. This fantasy animated film was rated 7.1/10 on IMDb.
THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (2013)
Arrietty is a tiny person who lives with her parents under the floor of a suburban home without the knowledge of the homeowner and housekeeper. Like others of her kind, Arrietty remains hidden from her human hosts, but occasionally ventures forth from beneath the floorboards to borrow sugar cubes and other supplies. A secret friendship forms when 12-year-old Shawn meets Arrietty, but their relationship could spell danger for Arrietty’s family. This fantasy animated film was rated 7.6/10 on IMDb.
GANTZ : O (2016)
People who have recently died are brought back to life and supplied with high-tech weapons in order to defeat an army of monsters in Tokyo and Osaka. The black spheres known as Gantz, are objects with seemingly impossible abilities, mass produced in a factory in Germany, using alien military technology. This technology was sent to Earth by a species to help them fight off another alien species that had previously tried to invade them. This action animation film is rated 7.1/10 on IMDb.
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