I know what you’re thinking right now. “Isn’t Animated movies for kids?” If you’re the kind who this way, I can guarantee that you are missing out on a whole lot of adventure. Animated movies bring out the child within us. It takes us to a utopian world free of “real” problems and numbs our minds to only good things. Plus, you can experience a roller coaster of feel-good emotions. So, let’s dive into the world of fantasy, and take you through animated movies you should watch.
Luca is the latest animated drop by Pixar. It is set against the backdrop of the Italian coast. Luca tells the story of a sea monster curious to learn about the human world. He wants to experience the forbidden human world. He befriends an outgoing sea monster who introduces him to the human world. The film is about their journey to the outside world. More than that, the underlying theme of Luca is acceptance and sacrifice.
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The Mitchells vs. The Machines
A robot/tech apocalypse breaks out. A dysfunctional family tries to survive and, save the world from doom. As the title says, this story is a war between The Mitchells and The Machines. The family tries to bond through their apocalyptic revenge against the robots. The movie is an eye-opener to our ‘addiction’ to technology. It also explores the possibility of envisioning a world ruled by AI. It’s not as dark as it seems, but it conveys a strong message. This family drama is a must-watch!
Raya And The Last Dragon
Ever since the ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ saga released, we can’t help but fall in love with dragons. Raya And The Last Dragon is set in the fictional land of Kumandra. The film explores the harmonic relationship between dragons and humans. For years, humans and dragons lived in peace, but an external force has threatened the land. As such, the dragons sacrifice themselves to save humanity. 500 years later, the same force has come to threaten their lives again. A warrior princess, Raya, goes on a journey to find the last dragon to save her homeworld from dividing. Along the way, she learns the meaning of life, friendship, and compassion. Will she save her world? Watch the know!
The Good Dinosaur
An Apatosaurus family of three enjoys being together and living a life of calm and peace. A rainstorm, however, separates Arlo, the kid from the family. Arlo, who has never seen the world beyond his own bubble, tries to find his way home. While travelling he befriends a child named Spot. They both go on an adventure to get home safe and sound. The Good Dinosaur is a soul-satisfying film, and it will make us appreciate the place we call home.
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Flavours of Youth
This film features three stories – The Rice Noodles, A Little Fashion Show, Love in Shanghai – set in three different cities in China. Each story encaptures a theme that is close to your heart. From exploring the compassionate connection with food and exploring the beauty within to the bittersweet memories of first love, Flavours of Youth is as honest as it can get. It will pique your interest slowly, then all at once.
We all love a good superhero movie, and Fearless is one of them. The story follows a gamer who has to babysit superpowered infants. They come out of his favourite video game, and he has no clue what to do. It does a great job of entertaining you through an unexpected adventure.
A Whisker Away
Some would call this movie a weird obsession gone horribly wrong. Others would call it a love story. In this film, Miyo is in love with Hinode, who doesn’t reciprocate the same feeling. So, she turns into a cat whenever she wants to be with Hinode. He doesn’t know of her capability, and thus, sees the cat as a friendly stray and pampers it on occasions. She finds comfort in being a cat under Hinode’s innocent feline love. But, as the line between human and feline blurs, will Miyo be able to transform back to a human form?
We have to admit, it did spook us a little bit. Monster house tells the story of a haunted house and a group of friends who get trapped in it. Unlike stereotypical haunted houses where a ghost(s) wanders inside, this house gobbles up people (or kids) that disturb it. It’s fun, it’s scary, and it’s crazy good.
This is our favourite list of animated movies we are obsessed with. Let us know if we have missed out on any.