The 27 greatest stop motion movies of all time

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With Laika's visually sumptuous and breathtaking stop motion masterpiece Kubo And The Two Strings dazzling audiences throughout the country, what better time to celebrate this singular and remarkable art form?

The effect is created when an on-screen character or object is carefully manipulated one frame at a time, leading to an illusion of movement during playback - and such fiendishly intricate work, which takes years of dedication, deserves to be honoured. Here are the greatest examples of stop motion movie mastery.

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    Humpty Dumpty Circus

    1908, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Lost World

    1925, in 7 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
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    Jason and the Argonauts

    1963, in 5 top lists Check
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    Clash of the Titans

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Terminator

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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    RoboCop

    1987, in 13 top lists Check
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    Neco z Alenky

    1988 — a.k.a. Alice, in 10 top lists Check
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    A Grand Day Out

    1989, in 1 top list Check
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    1993, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Wrong Trousers

    1993, in 4 top lists Check
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    A Close Shave

    1995, in 1 top list Check
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    James and the Giant Peach

    1996, in 1 top list Check
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    Chicken Run

    2000, in 7 top lists Check
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    Corpse Bride

    2005, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    2009, in 5 top lists Check
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    Coraline

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
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    Mary and Max

    2009, in 5 top lists Check
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    ParaNorman

    2012, in 1 top list Check
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    The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

    2012, in 0 top lists Check
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    Frankenweenie

    2012, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Boxtrolls

    2014, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Lego Movie

    2014, in 4 top lists Check
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    Shaun the Sheep Movie

    2015, in 0 top lists Check
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    Anomalisa

    2015, in 1 top list Check
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    The Little Prince

    2015, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Mar 17, 2018; source