10 Best Animation movies like The Black Cauldron (1985)

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The Black Cauldron 1985
Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.
List of the best animation movies like The Black Cauldron (1985): Soul, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Atlantis: Milo's Return, ParaNorman, Dragon Hunters, Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron, Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds, Dragonlance: Dragons Of Autumn Twilight, Checkered Ninja, Rise of the Guardians.

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Soul (2020)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, adventure, family, family, cartoon, cartoon, short
CountryUSA

Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.

Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

Robin is sent by Batman to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.

Atlantis: Milo's Return (2003)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Milo and Kida reunite with their friends to investigate strange occurances around the world that seem to have links to the secrets of Atlantis.

ParaNorman (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from an curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don't go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can.

Dragon Hunters (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration01:18

Dragon Hunters is a fantastic tale telling the adventures of two dragon hunters: the world has become a vast conglomerate of islands of varying size and shape. This babbling universe is mainly peopled with ruthless rogues, surly peasants and illiterate, petty lords Their main concerns revolve around two fundamental rules : Eat and don't get eaten.

Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:15

When Hellboy, Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapien are assigned to investigate the ghost-infested mansion of a publicity-hound billionaire, they uncover a plot to resurrect a beautiful yet monstrous vampire from Professor Bruttenholm’s past. But before they can stop her bloodbath, Hellboy will have to battle harpies, hellhounds, a giant werewolf, and even the ferocious goddess Hecate herself.

Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, USA, United Kingdom
Duration01:41

Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Meanwhile, Arthur is still a Minimoy, and thus in a state where he's unable to fend him off. With the help of Selenia and Betameche, he hatches a plan to regain his usual size: all they must do is infiltrate Arthur's house through the pipeworks, catch an electric train from his bedroom to his grandfather's study and find an elixir that will make him grow back to his human size. Sounds simple enough, if it weren't for Darkos, Maltazard's own son, hot on their tails.

Dragonlance: Dragons Of Autumn Twilight (2008)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA, India, Germany
Duration01:30

After five years apart, searching the world of Krynn for proof of the existence of the true gods, a group of adventurers reach their goal in the form of a barbarian woman carrying a miraculous blue crystal staff. Soon they are thrust into war as an army of dragons overtakes their homeland.

Checkered Ninja (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryDenmark

A possessed Ninja doll teams up with a teenage boy to avenge the murder of a poor child factory worker.

Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

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The Princess and the Goblin (1991)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, Japan, USA, Denmark
Duration01:22

The story is about the Princess Irene and a young warrior boy named Curty. Irene must use her magic power to fight off goblins and save the kingdom.

The Return of the King (1980)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:38

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.

Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryItaly
Duration01:14

The archenemies of the Winx Club, the Trix witches, team up with the evil nymph Politea and find out that, to defeat the fairies once and for all and become invincible, it takes very little: a Pearl hidden in the Deep of the Infinite Ocean! As small as powerful, the Pearl of the Depth gives enormous powers to those who possess it! For the Winx there is not a minute to waste: how will they stop the plans of their enemies before it's too late? Get ready: the most dangerous mission of the Winx is about to begin!

Regular Show: The Movie (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:09

To save the universe, and their friendship, Mordecai and Rigby must defeat an evil volleyball coach.

Steven Universe: The Movie (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA, South Korea, Spain, Japan, Mexico

Two years after the events of "Change Your Mind", Steven (now 16 years old) and his friends are ready to enjoy the rest of their lives peacefully. However, all of that changes when a new sinister Gem arrives, armed with a giant drill that saps the life force of all living things on Earth. In their biggest challenge ever, the Crystal Gems must work together to save all organic life on Earth within 48 hours.

James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:19

When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.

Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

In Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans, the comedic modern-day quintet takes on their 2003 counterparts when villains from each of their worlds join forces to pit the two Titan teams against each other. They'll need to set aside their differences and work together to combat Trigon, Hexagon, Santa Claus (that's right, Santa!) and time itself in order to save the multiverse.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Denmark
Duration02:04

In LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash, Reverse-Flash manipulates the Speed Force to put the Flash into a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again—with progressively disastrous results, including losing his powers and being fired by the Justice League. The Flash must find a way to restore time to its original path and finally apprehend his worst enemy before all is lost for the Flash…and the world!

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:16

An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow — and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home. Fawn must convince her fairy friends to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:43

The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the world’s last remaining Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, they fight to protect Lucis. As the overwhelming military might of the empire bears down, King Regis is faced with an impossible ultimatum – to marry his son, Prince Noctis to Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae, captive of Niflheim, and surrender his lands to Niflheim rule. Although the king concedes, it becomes clear that the empire will stop at nothing to achieve their devious goals, with only the Kingsglaive standing between them and world domination.

Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland (1989)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:25

A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.

Playmobil: The Movie (2019)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Canada, USA

Marla is forced to abandon her carefully structured life to embark on an epic journey to find her younger brother Charlie who has disappeared into the vast and wondrous animated world of Playmobil toys.

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective, military
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:30

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:07

Russia is being terrorized by an evil witch known as Baba Yaga; the only one who is not afraid of her is Bartok the Magnificent. Bartok, an albino bat, has just arrived in Moscow and is impressing everyone with his performances, including Prince Ivan Romanov. However, one person is not impressed; Ludmilla finds Bartok annoying and naive. After Bartok's show, a violent bear suddenly attacks. Bartok must save everyone by stunning the bear with dust and then knocks him over and traps him in a wagon.

The Book of Life (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

The Magic Roundabout (2005)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Republic of Ireland, Australia
Duration01:25

A shaggy, candy-loving puppy named Dougal along with a group of friends embarks on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer ZeeBad (Zebedee's evil twin). As the world is placed in mortal danger Zeebad who wants to turn the world to ice. Doogal and his friends must recover 3 diamonds that are needed to stop him.

Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:32

Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and nowhere are the flames of hatred more intense than in the eyes of Sio.

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:30

Natsu Dragneel and his friends travel to the island Kingdom of Stella, where they will reveal dark secrets, fight the new enemies and once again save the world from destruction.

The Last Unicorn (1982)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration01:32

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.




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