Favorite animated films made by Pixar

by jrsl88 | created - 06 Nov 2012 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Films made by Pixar that are my personal favorites. Arranged in ABC order. This list is my own opinion.

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1. André and Wally B. (1984)

G | 2 min | Animation, Short, Family

5.3
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A brainless android wakes up to be taunted by a large bee.

Director: Alvy Ray Smith

Votes: 4,052

Made by The Graphics Group, a subsidiary of Lucasfilm, which was later renamed Pixar

2. The Blue Umbrella (2013)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.7
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Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas- one blue, one not- fall eternally in love.

Director: Saschka Unseld | Star: Sarah Jaffe

Votes: 6,557

3. Boundin' (2003)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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A sheep dances proudly in his southwestern landscape, until one day his wool is sheared and he is left naked. He's depressed and shy, until a cheerful jackalope comes along and shows him how to leap proudly and not to be ashamed.

Directors: Bud Luckey, Roger Gould | Star: Bud Luckey

Votes: 10,550

4. Brave (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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69 Metascore

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

Votes: 305,893 | Gross: $237.28M

5. A Bug's Life (1998)

G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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77 Metascore

A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

Directors: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere

Votes: 229,250 | Gross: $162.80M

6. Burn-E (2008)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.7
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If BURN-E (a welding robot) had known how much trouble he'd be caused by WALL-E's pursuit of EVE, then he'd have taken the day off.

Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Angus MacLane, Tessa Swigart, Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin

Votes: 8,256

7. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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73 Metascore

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft | Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 295,539 | Gross: $244.08M

8. Cars 2 (2011)

G | 106 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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57 Metascore

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Directors: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis | Stars: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 119,186 | Gross: $191.45M

9. Cars 3 (2017)

G | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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59 Metascore

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

Director: Brian Fee | Stars: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion

Votes: 32,074 | Gross: $152.90M

10. Day & Night (2010)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along.

Director: Teddy Newton | Star: Wayne Dyer

Votes: 13,255

11. Dug's Special Mission (2009 Video)

TV-PG | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Alpha, Beta, and Gamma try to keep Dug out of their way while they hunt for Kevin the Snipe. However, their instructions for his "very special mission" keep backfiring on them.

Director: Ronnie Del Carmen | Stars: Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft, Edward Asner

Votes: 4,101

12. Finding Dory (2016)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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77 Metascore

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 178,653 | Gross: $486.30M

13. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 781,664 | Gross: $380.84M

14. For the Birds (2000)

G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston | Star: Ralph Eggleston

Votes: 23,580

15. Geri's Game (1997)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.0
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Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

Director: Jan Pinkava | Star: Bob Peterson

Votes: 18,162

16. The Good Dinosaur (2015)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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66 Metascore

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Director: Peter Sohn | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple

Votes: 82,120 | Gross: $123.09M

17. Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation (2011)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room.

Director: Gary Rydstrom | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 5,412

18. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 527,629 | Gross: $261.44M

19. Inside Out (I) (2015)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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94 Metascore

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen | Stars: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 450,009 | Gross: $356.46M

20. Jack-Jack Attack (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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The Parrs' baby Jack-Jack is thought to be normal, not having any super-powers like his parents or siblings. But when an outsider is hired to watch him, Jack-Jack shows his true potential.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Bret 'Brook' Parker, Bud Luckey, Eli Fucile, Jason Lee

Votes: 10,536

21. Knick Knack (1989)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 10,505

22. La Luna (2011)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.0
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A young boy helps his father and grandfather harvest stars from the moon.

Director: Enrico Casarosa | Stars: Krista Sheffler, Tony Fucile, Phil Sheridan

Votes: 10,141

23. Lava (2014)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.2
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A story that takes place over millions of years and is inspired by the beauty of tropical islands and the allure of ocean volcanoes.

Director: James Ford Murphy | Stars: Napua Greig, Kuana Torres Kahele

Votes: 10,900

24. The Legend of Mor'du (2012 Video)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.2
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The witch from Pixar's Brave (2012) uses magical illustrations to tell the legend of a power-obsessed prince who sought a magic spell that would allow him to wrest control of a kingdom from... See full summary »

Director: Brian Larsen | Stars: Julie Walters, Steve Purcell, Callum O'Neill

Votes: 728

25. Lifted (2006)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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A teenage alien tries to abduct a sleeping human, but with so many switches to do so, it's nearly impossible.

Director: Gary Rydstrom

Votes: 14,651

26. LOU (2017)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A Pixar short about a lost-and-found box and the unseen monster within.

Director: Dave Mullins | Star: Jack Bright

Votes: 2,269

27. Luxo Jr. (1986)

G | 2 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.4
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A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 10,359

28. Mater and the Ghostlight (2006 Video)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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In this short featuring the characters of the movie Cars, Mater is told the story of a Ghostlight, which causes him to be scared.

Directors: John Lasseter, Dan Scanlon | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Michael Wallis, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 6,121

29. Mike's New Car (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Mike's bought a new 6-wheel-drive car, and he can't wait to show it off to Sulley. Only problem is, Mike hasn't exactly mastered the controls yet, and they're pretty complicated.

Directors: Pete Docter, Roger Gould | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman

Votes: 9,791

30. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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78 Metascore

In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think.

Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 660,796 | Gross: $289.92M

31. Monsters University (2013)

G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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65 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Director: Dan Scanlon | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren

Votes: 262,662 | Gross: $268.49M

32. One Man Band (2005)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez

Votes: 12,103

33. Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends.

Director: Mark A. Walsh | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Corey Burton

Votes: 3,738

34. Piper (2016)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.4
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A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive.

Director: Alan Barillaro

Votes: 18,583

35. Presto (2008)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland | Star: Doug Sweetland

Votes: 18,950

36. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 522,447 | Gross: $206.45M

37. Red's Dream (1987)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.4
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With a sale tag hanging from his seat, propped up in the corner of a bicycle store on a rainy night, Red the unicycle dreams about a better place.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 5,158

38. Sanjay's Super Team (2015)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.0
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Bored with his father's meditation, a young Indian boy daydreams of Hindu gods as superheroes.

Director: Sanjay Patel | Stars: Brent Schraff, Sunny Singh Attar, Arun Rao, Jaquelynn Herrera

Votes: 3,048

39. Tin Toy (1988)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.7
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A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 7,782

40. Toy Story (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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95 Metascore

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 703,654 | Gross: $191.80M

41. Toy Story 2 (1999)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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88 Metascore

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.

Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 424,943 | Gross: $245.85M

42. Toy Story 3 (2010)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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92 Metascore

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Director: Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Votes: 611,074 | Gross: $415.00M

43. Toy Story of Terror (2013 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.6
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Woody and the gang are held up at a roadside motel and members of the group start to disappear from everywhere. Woody and set about getting to the bottom of the mystery.

Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers

Votes: 10,065

44. Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.2
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It's a post-Christmas play-date and the toys have to go up against the fearsome and aggressive new dino toys.

Director: Steve Purcell | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 6,623

45. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.4
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95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 810,720 | Gross: $223.81M

46. Up (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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88 Metascore

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 753,533 | Gross: $293.00M