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Year
1999
Runtime
86 min.
Director
Brad Bird
Genres
Action, Drama, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
118,103
Checks
48,692
Favs
3,094
Dislikes
115
Favs/checks
6.4% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
27:1
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  1. Timec's avatar

    Timec

    marcuaharon - Yeah, the "if you didn't cry during [insert film title] then you have no soul/heart/whatever" thing does get old.

    On the other hand, the best "kids' movies" offer just as much for adults as they do kids - which is to say, I'll fiercely defend any film as warm and humane, as artistic, and as beautiful, imaginative, and intelligent as this or "Spirited Away," regardless of whether it has been placed in the category of a "kids' movie" and regardless of whether some insecure, immature people think that such films can't be truly great. (That's not to suggest that you're insecure or immature if you don't like this or "Spirited Away" or any other specific film - those descriptors only apply if you think there's something wrong with an adult defending or feeling passionately about a children's film, or get upset when they place a "kids' film" on a list of favorite films.)

    In reality, some "kids' movies" are among the greatest films ever made.
    10 years ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Brad Bird's first and perhaps still best feature film, about a boy who befriends a giant robot from space during the month Sputnik orbited the Earth. Wonderful traditional animation, and a story with real heart and real stakes that'll you smile and will make you cry. I once read someone call it "the best Superman film ever made", and in many ways, it is. Bird's premise was "What if a gun had a soul?", which definitely ties into the idea of Superman as a metaphor for the value of self-restraint. It also evokes the 1950s beautifully, subtly and overtly, has some incredible action scenes all the way through, and never ever talks down to its audience. 6 years 3 months ago
  3. Scratch47's avatar

    Scratch47

    Wonderful underrated classic. 10 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #5 in OFCS's Top 100 Animated Features of All Time
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  2. This movie ranks #29 in IMDb's Animation Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #32 in IMDb's Family Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #40 in BFI's 100 Animated Feature Films
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  5. This movie ranks #41 in IMDb's Sci-Fi Top 50
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  6. This movie ranks #57 in A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon
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  7. This movie ranks #60 in Pixar Directors Recommend: Films for Kids Under 13
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  8. This movie ranks #61 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  9. This movie ranks #447 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #914 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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