Bruizer Top 10: Animated Films

April 10, 2020

Bruizer Top 10: Animated Films

With life as it is, any chance of escapism will be warmly welcomed in most households. What better way than an animated film to give us a short break from reality? Here at Bruizer we’ve compiled our top 10… 


1. The Lion King (1994)

Available on Disney+

We could’t create a recommended animated film list and not include the absolute classic that is The Lion King could we? As a cub, Simba is forced to leave the Pride Lands after his father Mufasa is murdered by his wicked uncle, Scar. Years later, he returns as a young lion to reclaim his throne. The 1994 classic is actually tamer than the latest re-make, which might be better for younger children. Nevertheless, good luck not shedding a tear or two!


2. Spirited Away

 Available on Netflix

An animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki. During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

“Somewhat of a “typical” choice but it is one of the best animated films ever made, it’s basically flawless.” – Simon, Bruizer Editor


3. TRON (1982)

Available on Disney+

Kevin, a software programmer, is dragged into a virtual world where he is forced to compete in gladiatorial games. He takes the help of TRON, a security programme that helps him defeat the villain, Master Control. Fun fact: TRON was one of the first films to make extensive use of any form of computer animation and it is celebrated as a milestone in the industry.


4. Avatar

Available on Disney+

If you’ve succumbed to Disney+ and have nearly 3 hours spare, why not watch one of the most advanced CGI films of its time?
Avatar is based around Jake, a paraplegic who replaces his twin on the Na’vi inhabited Pandora for a corporate mission. After the natives accept him as one of their own, he must decide where his loyalties lie. Not only did James Cameron make a fortune at the box office, but quite possibly for the fancy dress industry too!


5. Wallace and Gromit – A Close Shave

Available on Netflix and Amazon Prime

How can anyone not love Wallace and Gromit? If you’ve never seen the short stop-motion films before (where have you been?!) they are based around eccentric inventor Wallace and his ever loyal dog, Gromit. A Close Shave is one of the original films and tells the story of Wallace falling for shopkeeper Wendolene. But things don’t go to plan when Gromit becomes entangled in a sheep-rustling scheme. If you, or the kids, love this there’s also The Wrong Trousers, A Grand Day Out and the feature length film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit to sit back and enjoy!


6. Shrek

Available on Netflix 

If you haven’t seen Shrek before (or even if you have) it is sure to entertain you or the kids at home! Shrek, an ogre, embarks on a journey with a donkey to rescue Princess Fiona from a vile lord and regain his swamp. It has a great cast, who you won’t get bored listening to with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow.


7. Ready Player One

Based in a world where virtual reality is very much the norm, Ready Player One mixes live action and stunning animation to create an action packed film. Based on the book, the story follows Wade as he embarks on a quest to find the Easter Egg that the founder of the virtual world, called OASIS, has hidden. Whoever finds it will take control of the OASIS. With Steven Spielberg directing you’re in safe hands with this one!


8. Monsters Inc

Available on Disney+

In Monstropolis, best friends Sulley and Mike are the top scarers working at the Monsters, Inc. However, their lives are hugely disrupted when a young human girl enters their ‘no humans allowed’ world. This film will make you laugh and probably cry, but you’ll love the characters. Also, prepare to mesmerised by Sulley’s animated fur!

“I think you’d be lying if you said you didn’t enjoy this film at all” – Sarah, Production Assistant


9. Gantz: O

Available on Netflix

One for the adults and gaming cultured population. Gantz: O is about people who have recently died being brought back to life and supplied with high-tech weapons in order to defeat an army of monsters in Tokyo and Osaka. If you enjoy watching freaky monsters, moments of horror, blood and carnage then this ‘Battle Royale’ type fantasy is for you.


10. Wall-E

Available on Disney+

Who would have thought a robot could communicate so much emotion, the power of animation eh?! In the world of Wall-E, Earth is now just full of trash in which a little robot named Wall-E is slowly but surely clearing up. One day EVE, a reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find out if the planet can once again sustain life. Naturally, Wall-E falls in love with EVE and their adventure begins… Great for adults and kids alike!