Best-Reviewed Animated Movies 2017

Animation has come a long way in recent years, proving that you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the best the genre has to offer. Pixar came out on top again with their latest offering, Coco, but it was another strong year with a couple of surprises.

All scores below reflect the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2017.


Coco (2017)


Adjusted Score: 106.399%
Critics Consensus: Coco’s rich visual pleasures are matched by a thoughtful narrative that takes a family-friendly — and deeply affecting — approach to questions of culture, family, life, and death.
Synopsis: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician… [More]
Directed By: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina


Adjusted Score: 102.832%
Critics Consensus: The Lego Batman Movie continues its block-buster franchise’s winning streak with another round of dizzyingly funny — and beautifully animated — family-friendly mayhem.
Synopsis: In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO (R) Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of… [More]
Directed By: Chris McKay

Adjusted Score: 102.724%
Critics Consensus: My Life as a Zucchini’s silly title and adorable characters belie a sober story whose colorful visuals delight the senses even as it braves dark emotional depths.
Synopsis: After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster… [More]
Directed By: Claude Barras


The Breadwinner (2017)


Adjusted Score: 94.767%
Critics Consensus: The Breadwinner’s stunning visuals are matched by a story that dares to confront sobering real-life issues with uncommon — and richly rewarding — honesty.
Synopsis: Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested,… [More]
Directed By: Nora Twomey

Adjusted Score: 90.534%
Critics Consensus: With a tidy plot, clean animation, and humor that fits its source material snugly, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is entertainment that won’t drive a wedge between family members.
Synopsis: Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin… [More]
Directed By: David Soren

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