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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Arguably the best stop-motion film, Nightmare saw Disney stray away from its princess fairy tales to create the melancholy cult classic loved by kids and adults alike. Beyond the stunning claymation, the writing is superb. The music by Oingo Boingo lead singer Danny Elfman even nods to Hamlet when Jack sings, "And since I am dead, I can take off my head, to recite Shakespearean quotations."

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