Everyone loves a good Pixar film. Known for their critical acclaim, Pixar flicks have received all types of awards and have set the tone for what an animated movie should look like. If you are looking for a movie to cheer you up, the following 15 best Pixar movies of all time are worth a watch.
15. Onward (2020)
Onward is a Pixar film that will sneak up on you. It is full of surprises and fun adventures. The story involves two elf brothers who search for magic in order to find their father.
Hugely underrated, it will get you all the feels. The movie also features amazing music that will keep you glued to your seat.
14. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
The Good Dinosaur follows the heartwarming friendship of a young lost dinosaur with a feral human boy who helps it find its family.
Despite great animation quality, some really funny moments, and catchy music, the story fell short and couldn’t impress critics.
13. Inside Out (2015)
Pixar worked up its magic when it created Inside Out. It is another excellent movie that will hit all your emotions, quite literally. Watch how a young girl struggles when her father gets a promotion and they all move to San Francisco.
The different emotions she feels will amplify your experience. With fantastic animation and heartbreaking scenes, it is a Pixar film that you will remember for life.
12. Luca (2021)
Luca follows two boys who form a unique bond and friendship. One of the boys is both a sea creature (when on water) and a human (when on land).
Set on the Italian Riviera, it is a coming-of-age tale that involves endless pasta, gelato, and scooter rides. The easygoing vibe of the movie makes it a real treat to watch.
11. Brave (2012)
Set in the Scottish Highlands, Brave is an unusual Disney princess story. It focuses on the life of young princess Merida who refuses to conform to the typical expectations placed upon her because of her gender.
Because of Merida’s rebellious nature and conflicting beliefs, she has a difficult relationship with her mother Queen Elinor. Thanks to some great funny moments this emotional clash between the mother-daughter duo is quite enjoyable to watch.
10. A Bug’s Life (1998)
A Bug’s Life focuses on the life of a deviant genius ant, Flik, who sets out on a mission to save his ant colony from the ruthless grasshoppers that keep attacking their food supply.
Flik’s humorous yet inspirational journey to recruit a team of misfit insects is something that every Pixar fan can rejoice in. The animation quality as well as the catchy music really raised the bar for Pixar films.
9. Soul (2020)
Having won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Soul is a Pixar film that has a soul. It is about an aspiring Jazz musician who loses his soul just before a big break.
You will come to love every aspect of the movie as it has been made with perfection in mind, especially the music which takes things to the next level.
8. Finding Nemo (2003)
Finding Nemo made history when it won an Academy Award for Best Animated Film along with three other Oscar nominations. The movie tells the tale of an overprotective father and his little one who goes missing.
The father desperately searches for his son and travels all the way to Sydney. It is the perfect movie to watch with a loved one over some delicious popcorn.
7. Monsters Inc. (2001)
Considered to be an iconic franchise for Pixar, Monsters Inc. is a movie about monsters that scare kids every night to keep their cities powered. However, they are actually afraid of children.
Explore a new world when you watch the film. Characters like Boo, Mike, and Sully will make you laugh and cry. Although Monsters University has not been included in our list, the sequel is just as good.
6. Up! (2009)
With a tearjerker of an intro, “Up!” is a movie that will take you on an adventure far away. When Ellie dies, Carl decides to bring their home to a place where the two always wanted to visit.
As he lets the balloons take his home away, a kid named Russel and a dog named Dug join him in an unknown land.
5. The Incredibles (2004)
The Incredibles is what makes Pixar unique. It centers on superheroes who possess a wide range of powers, from elasticity to super-strength to ultra-speed and more. Follow the Parr family as they are locked up by a villain who is adamant about causing havoc.
The plot twist is that the villain used to be their number one fan and decided to take revenge on them as they failed to consider him as a sidekick.
4. Ratatouille (2007)
Featuring delicious food and Paris, what more could you ask for? Pixar really pushed under its belt by producing such a unique story that follows a rodent who teaches an aspiring chef how to cook gourmet meals.
With interesting voice acting and lovable characters, you cannot go wrong when you watch this film.
Imagine a world where humans can no longer walk and require robots to help them. This is the premise of Wall-E.
Despite the fact that the movie focuses on a topic like an overreliance on technology and the end of the world, the movie is still funny and tells a love story of a robot who falls for Eve.
2. Toy Story (1995)
The first Toy Story was arguably the best. It proved that Pixar is a powerhouse and allowed viewers to believe in the impossible.
The tale involves toys that adore their owner and have fun when he is not around. Perhaps, what you will like the most about the movie is the bond that Buzz Lightyear and Woody share.
1. Coco (2017)
Coco is an epic Pixar movie that is hard to beat. It changed the game for animation studios. The film captures the beautiful colors of Mexico and the many festivals that make it a unique country. Visit the land of the dead with young Miguel who aspires to be a musician and ends up meeting his ancestors.
With countless twists and turns, the emotional climax will leave you crying. You will also enjoy listening to “Remember Me”, a beautiful original song.
- Cars (2006)
- Turning Red (2022)
- Elemental (2023)
Pixar creates all types of worlds for its viewers. It pushes them to be better individuals, to feel, and to think about the impossible. Watch the above Pixar films for an unforgettable time. Leave a comment below to let us know what your favorite Pixar movie is.