As any true movie lover can attest, now is a great time for animated fare. Indeed, what was once primarily relegated to the family genre has broadened in every conceivable scope. Hailing from various countries around the world is a full spectrum of animated styles, subjects, and motifs. They join an already legendary list of classic works from production houses like Studio Ghibli and Pixar. Whether tackling mature themes or aiming strictly for the family genre, the top animated films deliver far more quality than one might expect. In turn, they sit next to a range of live-action masterpieces in terms of durability and timelessness. Proving as much are the critical reviews, which can be downright gushing when the movie is well-executed. But which animated films do critics hail as the best of all time (as of January 2019)? Stacker went to Metacritic for the answer. To qualify for the list, each film needed at least four professional reviews. In the case of a ratings tie, the film with more reviews ranked higher on the list. Live-action films with occasional animated sequences were not considered for inclusion. Here, check out what the critics had to say.