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Released 2009


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Henry Selick
Coraline is a stop-motion children's film that was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2009 Academy Awards. Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) is not happy when she is forced to move away from Michigan to live with her mother Mel (Teri Hatcher) and father Charlie (John Hodgman) at the Pink Palace Apartments in Oregon. Since her parents are ignoring her to devote time to work, Coraline begins to feel bored and forgotten. The only other people that she has to talk to at the apartments are two old women, a retired acrobat, and Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey, Jr.), the annoying grandson of the caretaker. One night, Coraline wakes up to discover a magical door in her apartment that leads to an alternate reality. When she enters the other world, she discovers fun doppelg''ngers of her parents who give her a lot of attention, along with more exciting versions of the people from the apartment complex. Although Coraline enjoys taking trips to the alternate reality each night, she will soon find that there is a dark side to this seemingly perfect world.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A remarkable feat of imagination, a magical tale with a genuinely sinister edge.

  • 90

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Coraline lingers in an atmosphere that is creepy, wonderfully strange and full of feeling.

  • 80

    Variety Justin Chang

    This eccentric and deliriously inventive fantasy finds stop-motion auteur Henry Selick scaling new heights of ghoulish whimsy, buoyed by a haunting score that works its own macabre...

  • even though i don't watch horror stuff

    a few years ago, i was at my parents friends house, they were watching me. they had 2 kids, one older than me and one younger than me. we got bored, and we watched it.

    it did not scare me, i was too excited; it was the first 3-d thing i ever watched.

    the only horror thing i have ever watched, and the only thing i ever will. ._.
Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders

Miss April Spink/Other Spink

Ian McShane

Ian McShane

Mr. Sergei Alexander Bobinsky/Other Bobinsky

Dawn French

Dawn French

Miss Miriam Forcible/Other Forcible

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Coraline Jones (voice)

Keith David

Keith David

The Cat (voice)

Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher

Mel Jones/Other Mother/Beldam (voice)

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Family Dramas, extraordinary situations, nightmares, horrible people, friendly monsters