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Best 2D animation movies you need to see before you die!!

Following is the list of the best 2D animation movies you’ll ever see.

If you have to make a list of the bestest best 2d animation movies ever, I bet you can’t make it better than this. I am compiling just the 7 best 2d animation movies, So I had to make some pretty tough decisions. Leaving out some of the classics like Howl’s moving castle and beauty and the beast. But this is the best I can come up with. This list contains every type of movie from love to hate, from sorrow to happiness, from family to friends and also from humans to robots… Read it out. I know you’ll love it. This might be the best list available on the internet coz its coming from one of the bestest 2d animation movie buff…. ;D

So without further ado, here’s the list for you:

The Tale of princess Kaguya : This movie is basically about the minor things in life we miss out. I know what you might be thinking. Such a serious topic in 2d? Well…. you don’t worry when it is directed by Isao takahata. The Guy is a genius. He is the only name in Japanese animation industry who can stand tall with Hayao Miyazaki (both being the founding members of Studio Ghibli)

2d animation movies the tale of princess kaguya

 

Graveyard of the fireflies : Another feather in Studio Ghibli’s and Isao Takahata’s cap. This movie is again woven around a rather serious topic. It shows the struggle of a brother and sister in the aftermaths of the bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A very touching movie. I bet you can’t stop your tears from rolling out at the end of the movie. And the thing with this movie is that it becomes more intense every time you watch it again..

2d animation movies - graveyard of the fireflies

 

The Iron Giant : The iron giant is a movie about the friendship of a kid with an alien robot. This was one of the first movies which showcased the earlier sparks of director Brad Bird. And you’d be astonished to know that the Voice of the robot was given by none other than our very own Vin Diesel.

2d animation movies - the iron giant

 

Spirited Away : Spirited Away Japanese animated film written and directed by the great Hayao Miyazaki himself. It tells the story of a girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the spirit world. Soon after that her parents are transformed into pigs by a witch named Yubaba (Natsuki). The girl, Chihiro starts working in Yubaba’s bathhouse to find a way to free her parents and return to the human world.

2d animation movies - spirited away

 

The Lion king : This movie on the list must’ve been watched the most no. of times, I guess. This is a tale we grew up watching and admiring. Its the story of a lion cub, who faces all the atrocities in life to come up victorious and be crowned the king of the jungle. This movie is made of the stuff a typical hero movie is made of.

2d animation movies - the lion king

 

Ponyo : Ponyo is a very intriguing story which has the ingredients in it to amaze a child and a grown-up alike. The movie is about a very cute friendship-cum-love story that develops between a kid and a fish girl. There are no words to explain the feeling you’ll wind up with after watching the movie. You’ll feel like a kid all over again… trust me. Must Watch!!

2d animation movies - ponyo

 

My Neighbour Totoro : This again is a very cute work by the artists over at Japan’s anime powerhouse – Studio Ghibli. If you loved the movies on this list, you might’ve already figured out that most of them are by this studio. I am a huge fan of studio Ghibli and its 2d animation movies. Their works just can’t stop amazing you. Trust me on this one…. if you really love watching 2D animation, you gotta watch out all the movies by studio Ghibli.

2d animation movies - my neighbour totoro

UPDATE 2018:

Your Name : This is a complex love story about two individuals in two different timelines. Yup! somewhat like the interstellar.  But the story-telling  here isn’t slow like the interstellar. Infact it is very pacy. As the movie progresses you realise what an intelligent piece of writing and directing this movie incorporates. All I can say is that this movie is the kind of stuff that made me fall in love with japanese anime. Watch out !!

your name 2016
your name movie poster

Very Honourable Mention:

Garden of Words : This is a half an hour short film which features in our list because of the ultra-realistic level of animation achieved in this one. Our words will not suffice you. You’ll have to watch out the movie to believe……. its that amazing!

2d animation movies - garden of words

You have to come back here again after watching these movies on the list and tell us how you liked them… Use the comments section below

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