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Animated/Anime movies to break the stereotype that they are only for kids - The Project Quote

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

Here is the list of animated/anime movies to break the stereotype that animated movies are only for kids.

1. Mary and Max (2009)

This stop motion story about two pen pals living poles apart and with the age difference of 30. It deals with themes like death, mental illness, friendship, parenthood, social structures, and so on. It's an amazing experience that you must watch immediately!

2. Loving Vincent (2017)

Based on the death of fabled painter Vincent Van Gogh. It is the first fully painted animated feature film made by a team of 100 painters and 65000 frames a truly cinematic experience!!

3. Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa) (2016)

This anime masterpiece is not just another romantic story, it will make you keep guessing on what will happen next and still surpass that!!

4. Isle of dogs (2018)

This stop motion movie revolves around a young boy, Atari, who is searching for his lost dog with help of five dogs on Trash Island, a fictional island of Japan on which dogs are being sent due to a "canine flu" outbreak. Watch this for the love of stop motion or maybe Wes Anderson :-P.

5. Paprika (2006)

Inception, who?? If you loved the movies like Inception you will love this and can actually see the uncanny resemblance of both movies. This mind-blowing anime masterpiece at least requires two watches to understand!!

6. Persepolis (2007)

Based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel with the same name. This black and white animated movie revolves around the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and shows us moments of the life of Iranian in their country through the eyes of a child and later as an adult.

7. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

Just like Persepolis, this political masterpiece is not your traditional animated movie, it is said to be more like an animated documentary about the first Lebanon war from the point of view of a soldier. Waltz with Bashir shows horrors of war and how it can impact the life of soldiers even years later.

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