The best movies from the years 1980 in genre Animation

List of the best movies from the years 1980, in genre Animation. Order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Secret of NIMH
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The Secret of NIMH

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widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.

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The Little Mermaid
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The Little Mermaid

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his colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

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Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no takkyubin)
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Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no takkyubin)

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young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

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Castle in the Sky (Tenku no shiro Rapyuta)
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Castle in the Sky (Tenku no shiro Rapyuta)

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he orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world.

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Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out (A Grand Day Out)
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Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out (A Grand Day Out)

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allace and Gromit have run out of cheese and this provides an excellent excuse for the animated duo to take their holiday on the moon, where, as everyone knows, there is ample cheese. The moon is inhabited by a mechanical caretaker, who is not too happy about the two visitors from earth that nibble on the moon.

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika)
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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika)

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ausicaä, a gentle young princess, has an empathetic bond with the giant mutated insects that evolved in the wake of the destruction of the ecosystem. Traveling by cumbersome flying ship, on the backs of giant birds, and perched atop her beloved glider, Nausicaä and her allies must negotiate peace between kingdoms battling over the last of the world's precious natural resources.

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Vincent
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Vincent

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oung Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

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My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro)
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My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro)

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wo sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

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Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka)
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Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka)

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n the latter part of World War II, a boy and his sister, orphaned when their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo, are left to survive on their own in what remains of civilian life in Japan. The plot follows this boy and his sister as they do their best to survive in the Japanese countryside, battling hunger, prejudice, and pride in their own quiet, personal battle.

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