Favorite Pixar Movies

We went to see Toy Story 3 yesterday, after reviewing Toy Story and Toy Story 2 a week ago. So, all these films are fresh in my mind. Given that Pixar seems to have yet another outstanding film with broad appeal, I thought I’d put my list of favorite Pixar movies. These are my favorites, the films I’d most like to watch if you put a gun to my head and said watch one right now. These might not be the “best” films based on artistic merit but the ones I like the best.

  1. Toy Story 3
  2. Wall-E
  3. The Incredibles
  4. Toy Story 2
  5. Toy Story
  6. Up
  7. Cars
  8. Monsters Inc.
  9. A Bugs’s Life
  10. Finding Nemo
  11. Ratatouille

A couple notable things about the list. Yep, Toy Story 3. What a wonderful mix of humor and action and most of all heart. Perhaps the most tissue-worthy climax of any film since Marley & Me, and you didn’t have to kill a dog to get there either.  Obviously, I really love the Toy Story films based on their positions on the list. My favorite Toy Story character? Woody.

Some might be surprised to see the oft-ridiculed Cars so high on the list (especially over the Oscar winners Finding Nemo and Ratatouille). I really liked Cars, and not just because Frat Pack favorite Owen Wilson is the lead voice. I really love the Route 66 theme and did find the storyline to be just as touching as many of the other Pixar films.


5 Replies to “Favorite Pixar Movies”

  1. I’m not saying that my bottom couple are terrible films. It’s just that from a “rewatchability” standpoint I’d rather not see a Parisian Rat or Australian Fish.

  2. I haven’t seen TS3 yet, but I am excited for it. I loved Ratatouille, but I agree that its rewatchability factor is low. Although, I feel that way about Wall•E as well. I just saw UP for the first time the other day and although I enjoyed it, I thought it was very depressing (even with its message). For me the Toy Story franchise, The Incredibles and Monsters, Inc. are the most rewatchable Pixar movies.

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