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Cult Animation

Like your animation a little weird and wonderful? Then look no further, you have arrived. From works as diverse as Jan Svankmajer and The Brothers Quay to that of Richard Linklater ("Waking Life", pictured), from the "Simpsons" to the "Bloggs" (in "Where the Wind Blows"). For Japanese Animation, check out "Japanime", for those oldies but goodies (1920-1965) check out "Classic Animation".

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

8.2/10
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Voices Of, Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Jean Simmons, Blythe Danner, Billy Cr...

With its otherworldly beauty and charm Miyazaki's magical tale of adventure and self-discovery is testament to his limiltiless imagination. 18-year-ol... Read more

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

7.7/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Joanna Cassidy

Groundbreaking blend of live-action and animation in which jaded, 1940's detective Bob Hoskins goes searching for a murderer with prime suspect, and c... Read more

Waltz with Bashir (2008)

8/10
Director: Ari Folman

Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman employs a unique animated style in this innovative documentary that recalls his military service in the early 1980s. When... Read more

Watership Down (1978)

7.7/10
Director: Martin Rosen
Starring: Voices Of, John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Simon Cadell, Terence Ri...

Director Martin Rosen's acclaimed animated version of the Richard Adam's novel about a family of rabbits seeking a safe place to live as developers mo... Read more

The Triplets of Belleville ( aka Belleville Rendez-vous ) (2003)

7.8/10
Director: Sylvain Chomet

In this offbeat, creative, original animated feature from France, Champion, an orphan who lives with his grandmother Madame Souza, turns his childhood... Read more

Alice (1988)

7.5/10
Director: Jan Svankmajer
Starring: Kristyna Kohoutova, Camilla Powers

Jan Svankmajer, the Czech master of animation, has fulfilled a lifetime ambition in this interpretation of Alice in Wonderland. Svankmajer's Alice rem... Read more

Heavy Metal (1981)

6.7/10
Director: Gerald Potterton
Starring: Voices Of, Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty

This animated film based on the French science fiction comic book of the same name combines the sexy sci-fi art style pioneered by Frank Frazetta with... Read more

A Cat in Paris (2010)

7/10
Director: Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli

By day, a childs beloved companion& by night, a rooftop-roaming thief! Meet Dino, a common house cat who lives a double life. Hes the loyal pet of Z... Read more

Akira (1988)

8.1/10
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Starring: Voices Of, Lewis Lemay, Jimmy Flanders, Drew Thomas

Groundbreaking Japanese animated epic set in the post-WWIII metropolis of Neo-Tokyo. The labyrinthine plot revolves around a battle between oppressive... Read more

Waking Life (2001)

7.8/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Wiley Wiggins, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Steven Soderbergh

Director Richard Linklater's innovative cartoon odyssey uses live-action footage overlaid with matching computer animation to create an experience as... Read more