Top 10 Least Emotional Pixar Movies

Pixar is traditionally known for making very emotional and sad films. So let's now look instead at the Pixar movies that weren't so sad.
The Top Ten
1 Cars 2 Cars 2 Product Image

Honestly this should be obvious. As decent as this movie is in my opinion, they really didn't care all too much when creating this film. It's really just a random action movie whose characters happen to be cars, and even though the plot is intersting and the action scenes are very well done, it would be a most certain lie to say that this movie made me feel any deeper feelings, and this is despite the fact that it has the highest death count of any Pixar movie.

There is a good reason why it is the least popular Pixar movie. This movie, doesn't make me feel a lot except a little bit of laughs and a little bit of nostalgia. Even though I don't find this movie terrible, it is my least favorite from Pixar, and the emotions or lack thereof is a big reason why.

I remember watching this movie over and over again when I was around 8 years but now looking back it's kinda meh.

2 A Bug's Life A Bug's Life Product Image

I forgot that this movie even existed, watched it a bit when I was a lot younger, forgot about it, but rediscovered it thanks to TheTopTens. In my opinion this is kind of one of the more forgettable Pixar movies.

A Bug's Life is easily Pixar's most generic film. There's nothing about it that really stands out, it could've been made by Disney or Dreamworks and I wouldn't bat much of an eye. It's simply just a good film but nothing more.

This movie is really fun, but not much more.

3 Incredibles 2 Incredibles 2 Product Image

A few months ago, I created a list of guilty dislikes in movies or video games, and I said that I don't like the 2 incredible movies as much as I would like to, and I didn't get why. This is where I discovered that it is because of how important emotions are for me to like a movie, and that those movies have more subtle qualities than emotions. Because of that they are some of the most mature Pixar movies, but are not my personal favorites, and the second movie is no exception.

Incredibles 2 has got to be one of the most disappointing animated sequels of all time, when compared to how great the first installment was. Like sure, this movie is still pretty good, but could they REALLY not have come up with something deeper? Toy Story 2 did it, in a time when the developers were stressed as all can be. What excuse does Incredibles 2 have to be almost the exact same as the first movie? Not a lot of emotion.

4 The Incredibles The Incredibles Product Image

The most emotional bit in this movie could be Syndrome's backstory. Otherwise this movie isn't too emotional but I don't really care since in the end it's one of the best Pixar movies of all time.

Same opinion as the second movie.

5 Brave Brave Product Image

It's kind of hard to feel sympathetic for anyone in this movie, because of how unlikeable and stupid every single character is. Despite this it tries to be sad so I guess I can't put it in the top five. despite how much I hate the only bad Pixar film.

I see that this movie tries to be really emotional, and they kind of succeed, but not always. This is one of the most forgettable Pixar movies for me, and I think it says a lot.

6 Toy Story 4 Toy Story 4 Product Image

Toy Story 4 is a massive black sheep in the Toy Story franchise. Every other film had at least one extremely sad moment. The closest moment like this I can find in Toy Story 4 is when Gabby Gabby finds a new owner, but it pales in comparison to say Buzz learning that he's a toy. The moment that is supposed to be sad (Woody leaving the gang) made me feel nothing.

7 Cars Cars Product Image

My most nostalgic movie ever, is honestly not the most emotional of Pixar's catalog. It's kind of like a Bug's Life, where it is a really simple story.

Cars is a hard movie to feel for, enough said.

Besides the "Our Town" sequence... nothing'

8 Ratatouille Ratatouille Product Image

Being made by Brat Burns who made the two Incredibles movies, this movie also has more subtle strengths than emotions, but on the other hand it has some big emotional moments, like when Anton Ego tastes the ratatouille. What a phenomenal scene by the way.

Overall nothing incredibly emotional, although Anton Ego's flashback can be touching and the way Remy's treated by his peers can be sad.

9 Cars 3 Cars 3 Product Image

I love Cars 3, because even though Cars really feels like a money grabbing franchise and not much more, I really feel that those who made this movie wanted to make a good movie, instead of just wanting to make money. And part of that is how emotional McQueen's arc is. There are much more emotional Pixar movies though.

Most emotional of the trilogy because of how McQueen is forced to retire and such but eh...

10 Toy Story Toy Story Product Image

Personally, Toy Story is the least emotional and least good without question of the quadrulogy, but it is still great.

The Contenders
11 Finding Dory Finding Dory Product Image

Finding Dory is very emotional personally, but I had to include 10 movies in my top 10 and it ended up being that one.

12 Soul Soul Product Image

Soul isn't really traditionally emotional or sad like Pete Docter's other films like Up or Inside Out, so it unfortunately made it to the top ten worst list, however, I think it offers a lot so it just barely made this list.

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