Top 20 Animated Movies By Pixar Studios (Ranked)

Pixar is one of the most well-known companies for animated movies. They make great movies that kids and adults will enjoy. Some people say that you haven’t seen anything if you haven’t seen at least one Pixar movie.

About 27 animation movies have been made by Pixar so far. If you want to watch some of them but don’t know which ones to pick, here are the 20 best Pixar movies that are top-rated by the audience.

1. Up

Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) ties thousands of balloons to his house to fly to South America, hoping to fulfill a promise to his late wife. He discovers Russell (Jordan Nagai), a young scout, on his porch. Together, with Dug (Bob Peterson), a talking dog, and Kevin, a rare bird, they face obstacles and find adventure and friendship.

2. Wall-E

Wall-E (Ben Burtt), a waste-collecting robot left alone on Earth, meets EVE (Elissa Knight), a probe sent to find life. Their journey to space aims to bring humans back to Earth. Wall-E falls in love with EVE, and together, they embark on a space journey that changes the fate of mankind, highlighting themes of love and environmental care.

3. Finding Nemo

Marlin (Albert Brooks), a protective clownfish, searches for his son Nemo (Alexander Gould) who gets captured and placed in a fish tank. With the help of Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a forgetful fish, Marlin faces dangers in the ocean to bring Nemo back, learning lessons of trust and letting go.

4. Toy Story

Woody (Tom Hanks), a cowboy doll, feels jealous when Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) becomes his owner Andy’s new favorite toy. Their rivalry turns into a partnership as they navigate the outside world to return to Andy, forging a lasting friendship and learning the value of being true to oneself.

5. Ratatouille

Remy (Patton Oswalt), a rat who dreams of becoming a chef, makes an unlikely alliance with Linguini (Lou Romano), a garbage boy in Paris. They collaborate to achieve Remy’s dream of cooking, leading to a heartwarming story of friendship, ambition, and breaking barriers.

6. Coco

Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a musician despite his family’s ban on music. In his journey to the Land of the Dead, he seeks the help of his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer, to return to the living and uncover family secrets, celebrating the importance of family and remembering loved ones.

7. Soul

Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx), a passionate jazz musician and middle school music teacher, finds himself in a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities. With the help of an infant soul, 22 (Tina Fey), Joe learns about what truly makes life worth living, exploring themes of passion, purpose, and the joys of life.

8. Inside Out

Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) faces the challenges of moving to a new city with her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) – trying to guide her. They navigate through her changing life, illustrating the complexity of emotions and the importance of accepting them.

9. The Incredibles

Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson) and his family, all with superpowers, live a quiet suburban life until they are called to action to save the world from the villain Syndrome (Jason Lee). Their adventure rekindles their family bond and shows the strength of teamwork and the unique talents of each family member.

10. Elemental

Ember (Leah Lewis) from Fireland and Wade (Mamoudou Athie) from Waterland team up despite their elemental differences when their homes face threats. Along with Ember’s brother, Ash (Ian McShane), and Wade’s sister, Brook (Génesis Rodríguez), they embark on a mission to save their worlds.

11. Toy Story 3

As Andy prepares for college, Woody, Buzz, and the other toys find themselves accidentally donated to a daycare. They plan their escape to return to Andy, embarking on a journey that tests their friendship and loyalty, and ultimately finding a new beginning.

12. Monsters, Inc.

Monsters James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) scare children for energy at Monsters, Inc. Their lives take a turn when a human girl, Boo (Mary Gibbs), enters their world, leading them to discover the power of laughter over screams and the importance of friendship.

13. Luca

Luca Paguro (Jacob Tremblay), a young sea monster with the ability to take human form on land, explores the Italian Riviera with his friend, Alberto Scorfano (Jack Dylan Grazer). Their summer of adventures and the discovery of true friendship challenge their beliefs and reveal the beauty of accepting differences.

14. Cars

Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), a race car, finds himself in the small town of Radiator Springs, learning valuable lessons about friendship, love, and life from the town’s quirky residents. His journey highlights the importance of slowing down and appreciating the simpler moments in life.

15. A Bug’s Life

Flik (Dave Foley), an inventive ant, seeks the help of a group of mercenaries to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers led by Hopper (Kevin Spacey). His journey is a tale of courage, innovation, and the power of believing in oneself to make a difference.

16. Toy Story 2

Woody is stolen by a toy collector, leading Buzz and their toy friends on a rescue mission. Woody discovers his value as a collectible from a 1950s TV show but ultimately learns that friendship and love are what truly matter, emphasizing the bonds we create.

17. Brave

Merida (Kelly Macdonald), a Scottish princess, defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in the kingdom. Her quest to undo a beastly curse leads her on a journey of self-discovery and bravery, highlighting the importance of understanding and communication between parents and children.

18. Turning Red

Mei Lee (Rosalie Chiang), a 13-year-old, turns into a giant red panda due to her emotions. Her struggle to balance her life, family expectations, and her new chaotic condition explores themes of identity, adolescence, and the universal journey of self-acceptance.

19. Finding Dory

Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) embarks on a journey to find her family, remembering she has a family and where they might be. With the help of Marlin and Nemo, and new friends like Hank, a septopus, she navigates the vast ocean, highlighting themes of family, friendship, and self-discovery.

20. Monsters University

Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) attend Monsters University to become top scarers. Their journey from rivals to best friends showcases the importance of hard work, perseverance, and the realization that teamwork often leads to success.

Pixar movies take us on incredible journeys with their unique stories and characters. I recommend you watch all Pixar movies because they are really great. Until next time, happy Pixar-ing!

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