Top 20 Adult Animation Movies on Netflix



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If you’re a big fan of animation like me, you’re probably always craving for more to watch.

But the truth is that finding good adult animation in the mainstream media can sometimes be challenging.

Luckily, Netflix has a selection of animated movies aimed at adults that you don’t want to miss.

In this list, we offer you the 20 adult animation movies we found on Netflix around the world. However, there is one caveat about how you can watch them which I’ll cover below.

How to watch these movies on Netflix

Though some movies on this list are available globally on Netflix, most of them are only present in certain countries.

To access a Netflix catalogue different to your country, you’ll need to use an app called a ‘VPN’ that will allow you to skip the regional blocking.

In general terms, we recommend ExpressVPN because it has the fastest speed connections, it’s user friendly, and it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

But since not all VPNs unblock all Netflix catalogues, we also recommend NordVPN and Surfshark. They have similar features to ExpressVPN, and they also offer incredible connection speeds.

Please, note that we have tested each location these movies are available in to offer you the most complete guide. So, along with the recommended locations, we also mention which VPNs work.

For more exhaustive information regarding the use of VPNs, please check the other guides on our site.

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in.

1. Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)

Action, Crime – 96 min.

Available in France, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK

Recommended VPN Locations: France (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), India (NordVPN), Japan (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), and the UK (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark)

A Hungarian movie about a troubled psychotherapist who is haunted by nightmares related to famous works of art.

Four of his patients, who are all expert thieves, offer to steal these works because he believes that his nightmares will go away if he owns them. Now, he has become a wanted criminal known as The Collector.

2. Tatsumi (2011)

Biography, Drama – 96 min.

Available in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand

Recommended VPN Locations: Japan (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), Singapore (Surfshark)

A Singaporean film paying tribute to Japanese mangaka Yoshihiro Tatsumi who was the creator of the gekiga genre.

This genre describes comics aimed at an adult audience with a cinematic style and more mature themes. The movie is based on the manga memoir A Drifting Life and five earlier short stories by Tatsumi.

3. Funan (2018)

War – 84 min.

Available only in the United States

Recommended VPN: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark

Set during the beginning of the Khmer Rouge revolution.

In April 1975 in Cambodia, the movie follows a Cambodian woman’s struggles searching for her 4-year-old son who was taken from her by force by the regime.

4. I lost my body

Drama, Fantasy – 81 min.

Available globally

A severed hand escapes from a laboratory in Paris looking for its body, a young man named Naoufel.

The movie is told by flashbacks telling the story of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle, providing some clues about why he lost his hand.

5. Arjun: The Warrior Prince (2012)

Action, Adventure – 96 min.

Available globally

Loosely based on the early life of Prince Arjuna from the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata, this Indian animated movie is a co-production between UTV Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures India.

A coming of age story of how Arjun fought his inner self to become a legendary archer.

6. Flavors of Youth: International Version (2018)

Drama, Romance – 74 min.

Available globally

A collaboration between the Chinese studio Haoliners and the Japanese studio CoMix Wave Films, where Your Name was created.

This movie tells three different stories of youth in three different cities of China.

7. Loving Vincent (2017)

Biography, Crime – 94 min.

Available in Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Poland, South Korea, and Spain

Recommended VPN locations: Brazil (NordVPN), Spain (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark).

A movie made in oil painted animation emulating Van Gogh’s paintings following the painter’s life and especially the circumstances of his death.

A co-production between Poland and the UK, funded by the Polish Film Institute, Loving Vincent is an amazing visual experience.

8. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016)

Comedy, Drama – 75 min.

Only available in the United States

Recommended VPN: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark

Tides High on the California coast is a high school undergoing some renewals, such as a new gym on the top floor. When an earthquake hits the building, it starts floating into the sea and slowly sinks like a shipwreck.

9. Sausage Party (2016)

Adventure, Comedy – 89 min.

Available in selected countries

Recommended VPN locations: Canada (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), France (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), Singapore (Surfshark), Spain (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), and the UK (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark)

A raunchy comedy about a sausage discovering the true fate awaiting for the food once they leave the supermarket.

10. Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Action, Crime – 76 min.

Only available in the United States

Recommended VPN: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark

Based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, the story follows the Joker, who after escaping Arkham Asylum, makes life hell for the Gordon family just to prove Batman sickeningly that a bad day could lead a good man to madness.

11. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999)

Comedy, Fantasy – 81 min.

Available in Canada, France, Australia, Belgium, and Switzerland

Recommended VPN Locations: Canada (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), France (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark)

The irreverent comedy from Comedy Central made its jump into the big screen twenty years ago, and now, it’s available on streaming.

When Stan and his friends go to the cinema to see an R-rated movie, they start cursing, and their parents blame Canada for this behaviour. Now the third world war is about to begin!

12. War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)

Action, Adventure – 85 min.

Available in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand

Recommended VPN Locations: India (NordVPN), Japan (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), Singapore (Surfshark)

A Malaysian animated film that works as an adaptation and sequel to H.G.Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds. Fifteen years have passed since the invasion from Mars in 1899.

Humankind has prepared for a next attack and has created a tripod named Goliath to fight the Martians back.

13. Planet Hulk (2010)

Action, Adventure – 81 min.

Available in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, United States, United Kingdom

Recommended VPN Locations: Brazil (NordVPN), Canada (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), the US (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), the UK (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark)

Part of the animated movies from Marvel adapting popular sagas from the comic book, Planet Hulk follows one of these graphic novels in which the green giant is ejected from Earth in a spaceship and he lands on a planet ruled by tyrants who force warriors to fight in a coliseum.

Probably this story may sound familiar if you already saw Thor Ragnarok, and yes, this is because this movie loosely adapts the events from Planet Hulk.

This animated version is more faithful to the comic, and although it is a direct to video production, the animation has great quality.

14. 9 (2009)

Action, Adventure – 79 min.

Available in Czech Republic, Greece, India, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK

Recommended VPN Locations: India (NordVPN), Spain (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), the UK (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark)

In a post-apocalyptic world where machines have taken control, rag-doll robots are given life by their creator to fulfill a mission.

Lost and running away from the machines that try to hunt them, they fall into despair until a newcomer joins the group holding the key to save humankind.

15. Heavy Metal (1981)

Adventure, Fantasy – 86 min.

Available in Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia

Recommended VPN Locations: Poland (Surfshark)

A green orb brought by an Astronaut to his daughter will terrorize a young girl with visions of fantastic stories and dark fantasy, everything moving to the rhythm of heavy metal music.

16. Dante’s Inferno (2010)

Action, Adventure – 84 min.

Available in Belgium and the Netherlands

Recommended VPN Location: the Netherlands (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark)

Based on the video game of the same name and loosely inspired by the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.

This story presents Dante as a templar knight from The Crusades, who, guided by Virgil’s spirit must cross the nine rings of hell to save Beatrice from Lucifer’s hands.

17. Big Fish and Begonia (2016)

Adventure, Drama – 100 min.

Available in Argentina, Brazil, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, and Thailand

Recommended VPN Locations: Brazil (NordVPN), France (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), India (NordVPN), Japan (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), Singapore (Surfshark), and Spain (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark)

A Chinese animation epic fantasy movie about a mystical world beneath ours inhabited by magical beings.

Chun turns 16 years old, and she’s sent to the human world in the shape of a dolphin. When she’s trapped by hunters, a human boy saves her at the cost of his own life.

Chun feels she’s in debt to him and will try to save him and bring him back to life at any cost.

18. Paprika (2006)

Drama, Fantasy – 90 min.

Available in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand

Recommended VPN Locations: Japan (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark), Singapore (Surfshark)

From the late Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress), comes this visual feast based on the novel of the same name by Yasutaka Tsutsui.

In the future, therapists have a device to enter their patients’ dreams. When one of these machines is stolen from a psychiatric facility, chaos begins when reality and dreams collide. Only Paprika, a young therapist, can stop it.

19. The Wind Rises (2013)

Biography, Drama – 126 min.

Available globally

The Wind Rises is the most mature animated movie produced by Studio Ghibli and the last one directed by Hayao Miyazaki up to today.

Adapted from Miyazaki’ manga of the same name, the movie is a fictionalised biographical film of Jiro Horikoshi who was the designer of the Mitsubishi A5M fighter aircraft and its successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, used by Japan during World War II.

20. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Action, Crime, Cyberpunk – 83 min.

Available in Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Portugal and Spain

Recommended VPN Location: Spain (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark)

A classic based on Masamune Shirow’s acclaimed manga, Ghost in the Shell is now a reference in the cyberpunk genre.

Motoko Kusanagi is a cyborg policewoman working for a particular division of the government. After some strange incidents, she is tasked with apprehending The Puppet Master, a hacker taking over the minds of computer-enhanced humans.


No matter your tastes, there’s something for everyone available to stream on Netflix.

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