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All Pixar Films, Ranked Best to Worst 

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List Rules Films released by Pixar Animation Studios

When the worst Pixar movie you can think of is still better than almost every other animated movie in the last 50 years, you know you've got a good thing going. This list of all Pixar films is ranked best to worst, but it's probably better to think of it as ranked from greatest to less great. Of the 20 Pixar movies that have been released, a good percentage are already on the list of the best movies ever, and the company has already found a place on the list of the top film franchises with the Toy Story trilogy (no doubt Cars isn't far behind).

From WALL-E to Finding Nemo, there is no shortage of quality coming out of Disney and Pixar studios. The hard part is deciding which Pixar films are best, and ranking them against each other, which is why this list of Pixar films exists.

What is the best Pixar movie? How many movies has Pixar made? You should be able to answer these questions after perusing the list of Pixar films ranked best to still ok, but not the best. Make sure to upvote your favorite Pixar movies so other fans will know just what the greatest Pixar movie really is.

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Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2001

Directed by: David Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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#3 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #97 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brad Bird

The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more

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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Released: 1995

Directed by: John Lasseter

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more

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Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee ...more

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#249 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies The Best Toy Story Characters in the Whole Series, Rankedlisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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#16 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #277 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on List of French Inventions

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Oxknifer added Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling

Released: 2015

Directed by: Pete Docter

Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter. In the mind of a young girl, five personified emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), ...more

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#14 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #750 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Kevin Lev added Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich. Aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (Gael ...more

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Fanimation03 added Incredibles 2 Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Brad Bird

Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is out ...more

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Random User added Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence

Released: 2016

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sequel to Finding Nemo. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen ...more

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#934 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #106 of 180 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft

Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter, it is ...more

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#909 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #801 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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jordy12 added Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

Released: 2013

Directed by: Dan Scanlon

Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Pixar Films, Ranked Best to Worst
Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by ...more

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#32 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #548 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

Released: 2012

Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and ...more

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#385 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #89 of 243 Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck #18 of 70 The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal

Released: 2019

Directed by: Josh Cooley

Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Josh Cooley. Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang go on a search when Bo Peep (Annie Potts) goes missing.

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#390 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #105 of 116 Movies That Need Sequelslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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MichaelChoi added Cars 3 Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer

Released: 2017

Directed by: Brian Fee

Cars 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar. After being trounced in many races by hightech racer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), many begin to wonder if the ...more

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#491 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #39 of 102 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked #375 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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Brian McGovern added Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott

Released: 2015

Directed by: Peter Sohn

The Good Dinosaur is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film directed by Peter Sohn. In a fictional Earth in which dinosaurs never became extinct, a young Apatosaurus ...more

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#58 of 58 The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals #72 of 109 The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

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Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brad Lewis, John Lasseter

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