10 Best Pixar Movies

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Pixar has made a lot of great movies throughout the years. These are the 10 Best Pixar Movies Ever Made

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In Theaters: Jun 18, 2010

Directed By: Lee Unkrich

Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Michael Arndt

Runtime:  1 hr. 43 min.

Budget:     $200 million

Box Office: $1.063 billion

2011 Best Picture nominee Toy Story 3 found the best way to end the Toy Story trilogy. As Andy goes off to college he must leave his childhood friends behind. Watching the movie we were able to see ourselves in Andy. Its powerful ending left everyone in tears wondering what ever happen to the toys we once had. Pixar stories are almost always about growing up and seeing the moral behind each story. It’s #1 strictly because the previous installments made me care for the characters so much that when I cry for fictional toys in a movie, something was done right.

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In Theaters: Jun 19, 2015

Directed By: Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen

Screenplay by: Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley

Runtime:  1 hr. 55 min.

Budget:                $175 million

Box Office: $856.8 million

 Inside Out explores the complex emotions inside all of u through the brain of an 11-year old girl. We see her emotions fight to find balance during a pivotal moments in her life. The film has a lot going for it. Amazing animation, phenomenal voice acting, a great original concept of a story and when it warps together it is truly one of Pixars best. It’s a film that should be used in schools to teach children about emotions and how to handle them. Few films have touched me as much as Inside Out did. Long Live Bing Bong.

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In Theaters: May 29, 2009

Directed By: Peter Docter, Patrick Lin, Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

Screenplay by: Peter Docter, Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Tom McCarthy, Ronnie del Carmen

Runtime:  1 hr. 29 min.

Budget:                $175 million

Box Office: $731.4 million

 Many will say that Up should not be this high on my list because besides its opener there is not much there. I will have to disagree with those individuals and challenge them to watch the film once again. Yes the first 20 minutes of the film are a cinematic master piece where you see love and heartbreak without a single word being spoken, but beyond that Up becomes a rich, sweet movie about opening up to new experiences and friends in an uncertain world at any age or stage of your life. If you disagree still Up did become the second animated movie to ever receive a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars.

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In Theaters: May 30, 2003

Directed By: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds

Runtime:  1 hr. 40 min.

Budget:                $94 million

Box Office: $936.7 million

Pixar’s first film to win best Animated film at the Oscars, Finding Nemo has some of the studios most recognizable characters. Now on its surface Finding Nemo may seem like a safe comedy about a fish searching for his son. But if you dig deeper it’s about the importance of being OK letting children live their own lives at times and allowing them to make some mistakes that they will learn from. Everything in the movie seems to always land. From its scary opening to its hilarious characters scattered throughout.

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In Theaters: Jun 25, 2008

Directed By: John Lasseter

Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon

Runtime: 1 hr. 37 min.

Budget:                $180 million

Box Office: $521.3 million

So Wall-E might be Pixar’s most compelling and best told film from a Storytelling perspective. The film is not really just one genre. It starts as a silent film, moves into a romance surrounded by a space adventure and a filled with an all too real cautionary tale. We were somehow able to relate to Wall-E as a character. We get the fact that he is a robot but somehow feel his pain, get invested in his emotion triumphs. WALL-E one could argue features Pixar’s greatest love story and the character can’t even speak.

toy-story-1995-wallpaper-2Toy Story 100

In Theaters: November 22, 1995

Directed By: John Lasseter

Screenplay by: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Peter Docter

Runtime:  1 hr. 20 min.

Budget:                $30 million

Box Office: $362 million

The one that started it all. Toy Story is the reason we have a list in the first place. The characters became instant classics and the film feels like it will always be able to stand the test of time. Going in we expected it to be a film just for kids but upon walking out we left knowing we witnessed Emotional storytelling, fantastic action sequences and legitimate insights on the human condition. Ask anyone from the age of 50 to 10 and I’m sure they will know the names Woody and Buzz.

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In Theaters: Nov 5, 2004

Directed By: Brad Bird

Screenplay by: Brad Bird

Runtime:  1 hr. 55 min.

Budget:                $92 million

Box Office: $631.4 million

The film that everyone already calls the perfect cinematic version of the Fantastic Four. The Incredibles is considered one of the greatest superhero movies for a reason. It’s a movie about what it means to be a superhero. Director Brad Bird had so much attention to character detail in the film along with being able to balance a huge group of characters and giving each their own well-rounded development. It truly does not feel like Pixar film in the same way that others on this list do. It’s easily one of the coolest films on Pixar’s resume.

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Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

Rating: G

Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy

Directed By: John Lasseter

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack

Box Office: $485 million

Toy Story 2 could have been a disaster but somehow managed to deliver something almost as phenomenal as the first film. The film introduced us to more amazing characters expanding upon Woody and Buzz’s universe without losing focus on the original characters. Built more as a comedy from the other two it was still able to give us an unforgettable flashback sequence that had everyone crying. When a studio delivers 3 films that any could be considered the best in the franchise you know something is done right.

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In Theaters: November 2, 2001

Directed By: Peter Docter, Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich

Screenplay by: Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson

Runtime:  1 hr. 32 min.

Budget:                $115 million

Box Office: $562.8 million

A story about the monsters that go bump in the night, Monsters Inc was able to create something pretty unique and special. They were able to take what every child fears the idea of the monster under the bed or what’s hiding in the closet and make it cute and lovable. The reason the film works is truly the characters it developed in Sulley and Mike. The two balance each other well the same way Timon and Pumba did in the Lion King. Like most of Pixar’s films the ending of the movie which sees fear changed to joy and laughter brings a tear to your eye.

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In Theaters: Jun 29, 2007

Directed By: Jan Pinkava, Brad Bird

Screenplay by: Brad Bird

Runtime:  1 hr. 50 min.

Budget:                $150 million

Box Office: $623.7 million

You would think that a film about a rat who prepares food would be hard to stomach but somehow Pixar was able to create a sweet, charming and funny take on the story. It took what most people in the world are feared of and had them rooting for it. The film went on to win the 2008 Best Animated Feature at the Academy awards. Although it is the least blockbuster feeling movie on the list the film was still able to become a huge hit at the box office. Which could be a testament to the fact that no matter what Pixar decides to make people will go out to see it.

 

 

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