Ranking Pixar Movies

PixarlogoIt’s the moment you all have been waiting for.  I have finished reviewing the Pixar movies so that means it is time for me to rank them in order of less great to greatest.  I was hesitant to review the Pixar movies at the beginning because I love them all that I didn’t know if they would be good reading but I hope you guys have enjoyed my efforts.

Ranking is tough because honestly I have my #1 and then about a 8 car pile-up for 2nd place.  They are all so different and appeal to me in different ways.

That said, here goes!

15. Brave– I enjoy it but doesn’t deliver the movie it promises in the strong introduction.

brave2014. Cars 2– Both Cars movies are pretty close for me.  I like the energy in 2 and think the spy elements are creative.

cars2-313. Cars– A little slower than I remembered this time around.  Still a nice message about Main Street USA and lovely animation.

cars12. A Bug’s Life– A sweet little movie with a predictable story but I like the characters and it is well written.

bugs life211.  Monsters University– I love the message of Mike finding out his true calling is not his dream.  It makes Mike into one of Pixar’s most complex character.

mu210.  Monsters Inc- A delightful film with great chemistry between Sulley and Mike.  Creative world building with Monstropolis.

monsters inc29. Toy Story 2– A fun action adventure comedy for Woody, Buzz and the gang.  We get real heart with Jesse and her song.  Plus Woody must decide what he wants out of his life.

toy story2-48. Toy Story 3- Pixar’s take on a prison escape movie is full of drama and keeps you on the edge of your seat.  Humor from Barbie and Ken and a pitch perfect ending.

7. Ratatouille- A movie that makes me smile from beginning to end.  I love Remy and his desire to cook French food.  It is funny, sweet and lovely.  Paris never looked better.

ratatouille-paris-pixar-dvdbash6. Finding Nemo- Great adventure as we follow 2 storylines with Marlin looking for Nemo and Nemo in the aquarium.  Nearly every joke works and a real heart to boot.

finding nemo55. Wall-e– Starts out as a silent film following the life of a little robot left on earth.  Then we move to space and Wall-e and Eve help the humans realize their potential and get back to where they belong.  A movie that grows stronger each time I watch it.  Emotional, sweet, beautiful and bold.

walle and eva4. Incredibles– The best superhero movie.  A great film about marriage and work.  Funny, exciting with a terrific villain.  Looks great and a total delight.

incredibles103. Inside Out– I’ve seen it 3 times in theaters and every time I am more blown away.  Emotional, funny, layered adventure for both the emotions and Riley.  Bing Bong was an unexpected character and the ending is perfect

inside out52. Toy Story– When I watched for this series I was amazed at how it held up.  It’s really a story about how Woody learns to overcome his weaknesses- his jealousy, his fear.  We all fear of being forgotten and that is Woody’s fear.  It still looks good for the story and the emotion and humor hold up.  In the end it is the Pixar I have loved longest so that counts for something.

toy story11. Up– No surprise there.  You guys know it is my favorite movie.  The opening is emotional.  The journey of Carl to overcome his grief and make his devotion to his wife is touching, funny and lovely.  I love the animation and music.  It is just perfect.

up12Here’s my video I made of the ranking

10 thoughts on “Ranking Pixar Movies

  1. My raking would be this:
    15: Cars
    14:Cars 2
    13: Brave
    12: Monsters University
    11: A Bug’s Life
    10: Monsters Inc.
    9: Toy Story 2
    8: Wall-E
    7: Toy Story
    6: Ratatouille
    5: Toy Story 3
    4: The Incredibles
    3: Up
    2: Inside Out
    1: Finding Nemo

    Anyway, I enjoyed your list as well. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. Also I didn’t explain why one is higher than the other because I really didn’t have a big reason. It came down to if I was going to watch one which would I pick, and then another, and one more. My top 8 all got A+s so I really don’t have much negative to say to differentiate them.

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  3. It’s been a great series of reviews! Here’s my personal ranking, leaving out Monsters University as I haven’t seen it.

    01. Ratatouille
    02. Toy Story 2
    03. Toy Story
    04. The Incredibles
    05. Inside Out
    06. Up
    07. Wall-E
    08. Toy Story 3
    09. Cars
    10. Monsters Inc
    11. Finding Nemo
    12. A Bug’s Life
    13. Brave
    14. Cars 2

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