#22. The Iron Giant (1999)


Warner Bros.

– Director: Brad Bird

– Stacker score: 91.2

– Metascore: 85

– IMDb user rating: 8.0

– Runtime: 86 minutes

Before dazzling audiences with movies like “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille,” animation veteran Brad Bird released this cult classic in 1999. Based on a 1968 novel, the movie chronicles the adventures of a young boy and his giant robot friend, who forge a tight bond as they flee from a paranoid government agent. Actor Vin Diesel voices the giant, who mostly issues guttural sounds in lieu of actual dialogue. Diesel later put those same skills to work while providing the voice of Groot in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise.