Best Animated Movies For Adults

Thursday, August 18 by Andrea Miller

Do you want to check out some of the best animated movies for adults? Animation is not just for kids anymore. In the past few years, several animated films have been released that appeal to an older generation. Read on for the list of best animated movies for adults:

"Mary and Max" (2009).

This quirky Australian animated film is the story of two unlikely penpals, a lonely 8-year-old Australian girl and an overweight, 40-year-old New York man. The movie follows the pair over more than 20 years of letters across the world. In addition to the interesting story, the movie also has adult appeal because of its stars, Toni Collette and Philip Seymour Hoffman. "Mary and Max" won an award for Best Film from the Australian Film Institute.

"Persepolis" (2007).

Based on a graphic novel, this animated film has very adult themes. "Persepolis" is the story of a young girl living in wartorn Iran during the 1970s. Her parents send her to Vienna for school, and when she returns she no longer feels like she belongs in her homeland. The movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, along with numerous other awards.

"Waltz with Bashir" (2008).

This animated adult drama is rated R for violence and nudity. "Waltz with Bashir" is about a man who can't remember anything about his time serving in the Lebanon war, but is plagued by disturbing dreams. He travels around the world interviewing old friends to try to piece together the missing memories of his life. The Israeli movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009).

Wes Anderson wrote and directed this animated comedy with adult appeal, based on a book by Roald Dahl. The film is the story of a rebellious fox who is trying his best to put his wild days behind him and be a father. The all-star cast includes George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray. The movie was nominated for Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Music.

 "Up" (2009).

Though made for children, adults also love this poignant Pixar animated film. After his wife dies, an old man takes a balloon trip to South America, and finds that a little boy has stowed away with him. The two become unlikely friends in this great animated movie, which won Oscars for Best Music and Best Animated Feature.