Top 10 Underrated Animated Movies [Linwood’s Picks]

Much like a couple of my colleagues, I am an avid lover of animation and the executive producer of two shorts of the medium that are scheduled to be released this year under GameCargo Studios, so I wanted to show my appreciation to unfortunately barely-noticed films that I’ve discovered throughout my years and enjoyed for their noteworthy ambition. Regardless of the quality possibly being seen as dated or low-budget presentation.

Due to misconceptions about animation being commonly mistaken as an artistic form of expression purposefully geared towards children, I have included the ratings or suggestions of these movies for fans of GameCargo that are parents.

Some of these movies might be very difficult to find without using a streaming site or purchasing them online as most of them are being independent and foreign products. We do not advocate piracy and are not responsible for any consequences that you face in your country. Besides, there’s a very good chance that your government has already started cracking down on the best-streaming sites and file-sharing services that were available prior to y’all reading this article.


“In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city’s largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export, youth, and beauty. In this world of stark contrasts and rigid laws, the populace is kept in line and accounted for.”

Rated R for “Some violent images, sexuality, nudity, and language”


[Warning: Foreign Language (English Dub of the Film exists)]
The film is based on Bernard Lenteric’s early ’80s novel of the same name (French title: La nuit des enfants rois), and centers around a group of gifted teenagers whose past traumas cause them to wreak havoc against the world — and the one person capable of putting a stop to their revenge.”

Not Rated: “Contains a disturbing rape, graphic violence, and strong language.”


“A cat must investigate brutal murders of other cats in a neighborhood he has moved into with his owner.”

Not Rated: “Contains brief pornographic images [Paintings], suggested mating of animals, extreme violence, and strong language.”


“Private detective Sam Ruben’s clever plan falls apart with the onset of amnesia. Everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn’t know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature.”

Not Rated: “Contains graphic sexual content, violence, language, and disturbing imagery.”


“A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.”

Rated PG for “Action violence, mild sensuality, and brief language.”


“Killer Bean is sent on a mission in Beantown, but when he attacks one of the warehouses owned by the mafia boss, Cappuccino, he gets the attention of Detective Cromwell, a bean who’s trying to put Cappuccino, and possibly Killer Bean, behind bars.”

Not Rated: “Contains bloodless gun violence and mild strong language.”


“A malevolent rock star kidnaps a singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon, and her band must help her stop him.”

Rated PG for “Adult situations and language.”


“A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.”

Rated PG-13 for “Violence/warfare and some thematic elements


“An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn’t consider.”

“Not Rated: Contains mild sexuality and nudity, animated violence, and moderate strong language.”


“Caitlin Fairchild, is a teenager who is offered a place in an institute for gifted children. She soon learns that the school isn’t really a school, but rather a military project to turn children with a special genetic structure into super soldiers. After developing incredibly enhanced abilities, Caitlin rebels against the program that created her. But all is not what it appears; there are some in the military who want to help her, and a deadly enemy is actually a long lost sibling.”

Not Rated: “Contains brief nudity, bloody sci-fi violence, and mild language.”
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