All Pixar Movies Ranked
Here are our rankings of the Pixar films!
18. Cars 2
Cars 2 is not a bad movie. It's just not a good Pixar movie. This unnecessary sequel is more of a spin-off than anything else. It all came from John Lassetter's desire to make a spy film, and since Cars was his dream project, he made the sequel into his espionage movie. Not a bad idea, like I said not even a bad movie, there's plenty of exciting action and humor, but the heart of the original isn't there even though there's still an important lesson learned. Anyone can have a blast watching this movie, but only if you're looking for an action-driven plot and some cheap laughs. You won't find an emotional follow-up to the great original premise here.
17. Monsters University
Pixar's first attempt at a prequel is a failure overall. While there's a good story deep down and some good characters here, it's all muddled by a boring plot and too many silly moments. The film sets up Monsters, Inc. well, but any prequel can do that. It features a good backstory on how Mike and Sully first met, but doesn't do much beyond that. There are some fun monster designs here though and some real scares towards the end. Again, it isn't a complete failure, but it is completely unnecessary.
16. Finding Dory
A recent attempt at a sequel, Finding Dory has a really great story, but again it's an unnecessary one. She found her family at the end of Finding Nemo, so this movie somewhat negates that ending. Also, it can feel too similar to that first film at times. There are plenty of laughs though, and some excellent new characters including the septopus Hank. A new setting helps it stand out a bit, and it isn't a poorly made film, it's just not quite up to the standard of the first movie.
15. Inside Out
Inside Out is a very imaginative and original idea, and that's what Pixar does best. It features an excellent voice cast and might be the most unique looking Pixar film to date. This one certainly has an emotional story and one that can help children understand and control their emotions. It's a fun movie, but one that doesn't quite hold a child's attention all that well. I appreciate that they took their time with the story and didn't rely on action, but there needed to be a few more thrills to satisfy a general audience.