15 Creepy Animated Movies Like “Coraline”

Moving away from the colorful, chaotic, and cheerful Disney and Pixar animated films, “Coraline” is a movie that takes some sort of a dark, creepy, and moody approach, making it appealing to varying types of audiences, both old and young. So, if you’ve seen this film, liked it, and desperately searching for others like it, then this post is all about the 15 best dark and creepy animated movies like “Coraline”.

Movies Like "Coraline"


15 Dark & Creepy Animated Movies Like “Coraline”

So, from “Corpse Bride” to “Coco”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, etc., here are the best movies like “Coraline”.

Coco20171h 45m8.4 (578K)
Soul20201h 40m8.0 (372K)
The Nightmare Before Christmas19931h 16m7.9 (372K)
Corpse Bride20051h 17m7.4 (296K)
Luca20211h 35m7.4 (189K)
Onward20201h 42m7.4 (167K)
Monster House20061h 31m6.6 (136K)
Frankenweenie20121h 27m6.9 (116K)
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio20221h 57m7.6 (110K)
ParaNorman20121h 32m7.0 (109K)
The Book of Life20141h 35m7.2 (77K)
Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania20221h 27m6.0 (38K)
The House20221h 37m6.8 (22K)
Wendell & Wild20221h 45m6.4 (13K)

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“Coco” is a masterpiece that was made possible by combining the brains at the Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Studios together, to give us this one of a kind of movie.

It’s a movie that weaves different elements together, from colorfulness to music, comedy, sad moments, and even a sprinkle of spookiness and creepiness.

It tells the story of Miguel, a young boy who aspires to be a musician but at the disapproval of his family. He later learns that his great grandfather was the greatest musician to have ever lived, and ventures into the land of the dead to find him.

So, if you’re looking for the closest thing to “Coraline” minus the music and chaos, this is the best movie like it.


Movies Like "Coraline"

Again, another musical masterpiece from the joint work of Walt Disney and Pixar, “Soul” takes a different turn from “Coco” because it’s more of a moody, slow buildup type of movie, and also has to do with switching from the human world to the other side, and vice versa.

The movie tells the story of Joe Gardner, a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music, who after a successful gig at the Half Note Club, suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body, and instead of finding himself in the “Great Beyond”, accidentally finds himself in the “Great Before”, a place where souls are being prepared before 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 Great Before, in order to get back to Earth.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is another spooky animated movie, albeit Christmas-themed, and it tells the story of Jack Skellington (pronounced Skeleton), the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who becomes bored with the annual routine of scaring people during Halloween.

When Jack accidentally discovers Christmas Town, he is enchanted by the joy and cheer of the holiday but decides to take over Christmas, believing he can bring a unique and spooky touch to the festivities.

However, what seems like a good intention immediately goes awry when the children of the real world are terrified by the nightmarish gifts, and chaos ensues afterward.

Corpse Bride

Movies Like "Coraline"

“Corpse Bride” is another creepy animated film that follows the story of Victor Van Dort, a shy and nervous young man, who is engaged to Victoria Everglot, a woman he has never met. During the rehearsal for their wedding, Victor is unable to recite his vows properly and accidentally proposes to a deceased bride, Emily, who rises from the grave and believes they are now married.

Victor finds himself in the Land of the Dead, where he meets Emily, the “Corpse Bride,” and discovers her tragic past. Victor desperately tries to return to the Land of the Living to be with Victoria, but he faces various challenges, including the manipulative intentions of Victoria’s villainous suitor, Lord Barkis.

And there you have it, folks, the 15 best dark and creepy animated movies like “Coraline” that you definitely don’t want to miss watching this period.

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