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Year
1999
Runtime
86 min.
Director
Brad Bird
Genres
Action, Animation, Adventure
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
118,103
Checks
47,452
Favs
2,977
Dislikes
113
Favs/checks
6.3% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
26:1
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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.
    7 years 10 months 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. 4 years ago
  3. tangerun's avatar

    tangerun

    Great and very emotional. Love it. 6 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #5 in Top 100 Animated Features of All Time
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  3. This movie ranks #38 in IMDb's Family Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #49 in IMDb's Sci-fi Top 50
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  6. This movie ranks #57 in The New Cult Canon
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  7. This movie ranks #103 in Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films
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  8. This movie ranks #451 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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