7 Animated Films That Are Not Just For Kids

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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Isao Takahata's film follows two siblings struggling through life in Japan as World War II engulfs the world in bloody conflict.

Persepolis (2007)

Source material author Marjane Satrapi co-directe with Vincent Paronnaud this film about a young girl and how she grows up during the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Up (2009)

Pete Docter directed this film about a grumpy septuagenarian whose life is changed when he meets a Boy Scout and a talking dog.

Mary and Max (2009)

Adam Elliot directed this 1976-set film about a bond that gets formed between unusual pen pals: an eight-year-old girl in Australia and a forty-four-year-old man in the USA.

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Steven Spielberg's film could only truly be enjoyed if one was a fan of the original comics by Herge, and for that group, the rambunctious action-adventure had plenty to offer.

Anomalisa (2015)

Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman directed this film about a man whose very by-the-beats existence is changed by an extraordinary event.

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Isle of Dogs (2018)

Wes Anderson's stop-motion film appeals to children as a film about many dogs and their lives; to adults, its themes of othering, segregation, and xenophobia ring true for the times we live in.

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