#78. The Secret of NIMH (1982)



– Director: Don Bluth

– Stacker score: 84

– Metascore: 76

– IMDb user rating: 7.6

– Runtime: 82 minutes

In this dark animated adventure, a field mouse must cure her son’s illness before their home is destroyed by a plow. Desperately seeking help, she visits a colony of super-intelligent rats, and soon discovers the secret of NIMH. This film marked the directorial debut of former Disney animator Don Bluth, who went on to make animated features like “An American Tail” and “The Land Before Time.”