Top 5 Best Pixar Animated Movies

This is my list of my top five favorite Pixar animated movies. This is perhaps the most difficult list I’ve ever put together. Mainly because, with the exception of Cars 2, there isn’t a bad Pixar flick out there. Check out the list of contenders – Toy Story, Toy Story 3, UP, A Bug’s Life, Ratatouille, Cars, and Brave. I can only imagine that this list will continue to grow and that only a few additions won’t make me double check my top five Pixar movies list.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Box Office Gross: $339,714,978     Adjusted: $0

Nemo, a boy clownfish, is stolen from his home in the Great Barrier Reef and winds up in an aquarium in a dentist’s office. His timid father Marlin must embark on a dangerous trek to rescue his son, who has daring plans of his own to return safely home.

WALL-E (2008)

Box Office Gross: $223,808,164     Adjusted: $0

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for — cleaning up the planet — WALL·E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he encounters a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL·E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future and races back to space to report her findings to the humans who have been eagerly waiting aboard the luxury spaceship Axiom for news that it is safe to return home. Meanwhile, WALL·E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most incredible comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Joining WALL·E on his fantastic journey across the universe 800 years into the future is a hilarious cast of characters, including a pet cockroach and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Box Office Gross: $255,873,250     Adjusted: $0

Monsters, Inc. is a factory which sends monsters around the world to scare kids who are trying to sleep. It’s nothing personal, in fact the screams are used to power Monstropolis where the monsters live. This job isn’t easy for the monsters, who believe children are toxic. James P. Sullivan (Goodman), a large woolly blue monster, is one of the company’s top scarers. Teamed up with a troublesome green one-eyed monster named Mike Wazowski (Crystal), the two roommates and best friends are finding that today’s kids are not as easily scared as they used to be. One night Sulley accidentally lets a young girl named Boo into the monster world. Now Sulley and Mike must risk their own safety as they race to get Boo back into the human world without letting anyone know of her existence.

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Box Office Gross: $245,852,179     Adjusted: $0

The toys face a new crisis as Andy goes to summer camp. An obsessive toy collector (Wayne Night) snatches Woody (Tom Hanks) who turns out to be a highly valued collectable — it seems that Woody was the star of a 1950s television show. It is now up to Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) to rally up the rest of the gang (Mr. Potato Head, Rex, Hamm and Slinky Dog) and spring into action to rescue their pal from becoming a museum piece, all before Andy gets home and finds Woody missing.

The Incredibles (2004)

Box Office Gross: $261,441,092     Adjusted: $0

Bob Paar used to be one of the world’s greatest superheroes (known to all as “Mr. Incredible”), saving lives and fighting evil on a daily basis. But now, 15 years later, Bob and his wife (a famous former superhero in her own right) have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids. Now he’s a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster fighting boredom and a bulging waistline. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment.

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3 thoughts on “Top 5 Best Pixar Animated Movies

  • August 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I agree! Although I have to question the incredibles, I never cared for that one at all. I would instead add “Up” to the list. but I agree with every other movie on your list

  • July 17, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Some good choices, but not the best IMO:
    1 – Up
    2 – Toy Story
    3 – The Incredibles
    4 – Wall-E
    5 – Toy Story 3

  • July 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

    It’s nice to see The Incredible get some love. I always seem to find it more towards the bottom of most top Pixar lists. I couldn’t agree more about the difficulty in putting this list together.

    Here’s my Top 5 Pixar Films:

    1 – Up
    2 – Finding Nemo
    3 – Monsters, Inc.
    4 – Wall-E
    5 – Toy Story


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