Top 10 Pixar Movies Since 2000

This is a list of the best Pixar movies of the 21st century which means Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Toy Story 2 are not allowed on this list.

The Top Ten

1 Finding Nemo

Fun fact: Nemo is Latin for "nobody". So this movie is called "Finding Nobody". There's only one thing I don't understand about this movie. The moral is that Marlin should be less controlling but Nemo got captured because he wouldn't listen to his father. And yes, I know CinemaSins pointed this out. Anyway, let's talk about how great this movie is! After Nemo gets captured, Marlin goes on an adventure to save him. He even meets Dory (played by Ellen DeGeneres). Dory has short term memory loss so she forgets things a lot. Along the way, the come across sharks, turtles, jellyfish, and a whale. Meanwhile, Nemo is hanging out with some fish in a dentist office tank. This movie was my childhood! I absolutely love how Marlin cares so much for his son that he would travel the entire ocean for him. The side characters were pretty enjoyable too. Especially, Crush! He so totally rocks, dude! - MegaSoulhero

"Especially, Crush! He so totally rocks, dude! " I sea what you did there. - PeeledBanana

Finding Nemo really is a classic. It's one of those Pixar animations that belongs in the 'legendary' category. The whole adventure is mesmerising, I saw it when I was young and it has everything you want from an animation. There are a lot of fantastic Pixar animations since 2000 but this film just has the edge for me. - 235711

Good movie but overrated. Not everything in this movie was fantastic. Just my opinion by the way

Just telling you that this is the same as Finding Dory just that Finding Dory has Dory as main instead of Nemo - qwhx

2 Toy Story 3

Since this is a list of the best Pixar movies from 2000-2016, I can't put the first two Toy Story movies on here. Toy Story 3 in my opinion is the best of the trilogy. Andy's moving off to college so the toys decide to go to a daycare center. Lotso Huggin' Bear doesn't let them leave because he is the villain. That's not a spoiler, it's actually pretty obvious. I just wanna point out that I did NOT cry at the end of this movie. Being honest here. However, I almost shed a tear in the incinerator scene. We all knew they were going to survive somehow, but the fact that they were willing to die as a family was very emotional. Lotso's backstory was pretty sad and I found Buzz to be hilarious while he was speaking Spanish. This is a great movie and a great ending to a franchise! Oh wait. Toy Story 4 comes out in 2018. Why, Pixar? - MegaSoulhero

I love all the Toy Story movies. It's hard deciding which is better than the other since they're all so great. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Hilarious, dark and at times heartbreaking... my favourite Pixar movie of all time...

I cried so badly when I first saw it but my vote goes to inside out. The riley scene had me crying a river

3 The Incredibles

Yep, this is a pretty great movie. When I was younger, I admired it for its sleek, vaguely-1950s design as well as its action. Now, as I'm older, watching it is a different, but no less great experience - the struggles of the various family members really come to light, and are still complimented by some of the greatest action sequences in animation history. - TheCypressStation

YES! THE INCREDIBLES IS AWESOME! I remember the first time I saw this movie as a kid! It's about a superhero family who save the city from a villain known as Syndrome. Mr. Incredible is super strong, Elastigirl is extremely flexible and extremely attractive, Violet can turn invisible and has a force field, and Dash can run very fast. There's also a superhero called Frozone who has ice powers and he can really let it go. I love everything about this movie! The action is great! The characters are great! This is also the first Pixar movie to have humans as the main characters! I love this movie and I look forward to seeing Incredibles 2! - MegaSoulhero

One of the best films ever made!

I am excited for the sequel. - Swampert02

4 Inside Out

This just means so much to me. Never have I loved a film more than I love Inside Out. As someone who is on the cusp of manhood, I really needed a movie about growing up in order to let me know that everything is going to be okay. I was always the shy kid in school, so I heavily relate to Riley and the troubling experiences that she goes through. I really see myself as her, and see many of my personal experiences within her experiences. I LOVE every single, solitary thing about this movie. I love its message of the importance of sadness, I love the characters, I love the animation, I love the comedy, I love the score. When I see Inside Out, I see a absolutely perfect film in every sense of the word. The performances (especially Amy Poehler's) are all incredible and make it seem that these characters are all real. But that's the beauty of this movie. These characters ARE real in each of us, and make each of us who we are. We all have joy, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust ...more - phillysports

Sounds like this could be the title of a horror movie. Inside Out shows you what it's like inside someone's head. We are introduced to the five emotions. Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. There should be more emotions than that but I like it this way better. This movie is absolutely brilliant because it shows the struggle of growing up and getting used to moving away from home. It also shows that sometimes, you need a little sadness in your life. One thing I especially like about this movie is the voice casting! Lewis Black as Anger was perfect! Mindy Kailing as Disgust was genius! Although, she reminded me too much of Taffyta from Wreck-it Ralph. Another character voiced by Mindy Kailing. This is definitely a movie that Pete Docter should be proud of. - MegaSoulhero

Oh my god.. How is the Incredibles in number 1?! Have people actually known how to judge a movie?! Inside Out is amazing. It's beautiful, funny, and spectacular. This has the most character development most of the entire movie sets in the mind of Riley. The animation is amazing, the story is great, and I already stated about the characters. Pixer makes amazing movies, and a Superhero movie isn't in anyway unique..

Inside Out was amazing but I don't really agree that The Incredibles was better, but everyone has their own opinion. This film proved than CGI and a beautiful story do work together for Pixar. Anger and Sadness were my personal favourites. And I actually cried when bing bong left!

5 Up

I agree, the first 10 minutes of Up was pretty sad. Let's talk about the rest of the movie and not specifically that one part! An old man named Carl Fredricksen takes his house and flies to paradise falls, along with Wilderness Explorer, Russel. They come across a giant bird and a talking dog. Carl meets his childhood hero, Charles Muntz, who later becomes the villain. I find it odd that Charles looked like he was in his 30s while Carl was still a kid and when they met each other they look like they're the same age. Pretty sure Charles should be dead. This is known by many to be the most emotional movie that Pixar has ever made. For me, it's a tie between this and Inside Out. Both movies are pretty sad. - MegaSoulhero

I was on the verge of tears when Carl's wife died in the first minutes of Up. :'( To me, even to this day, I think this is the saddest Pixar movie I ever watched. But Inside Out is sad and good as well. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I love this movie definitely one of my favorites I just want to watch this movie over and over again and can't wait to watch it again

It's deep, it's funny, it's got action. What more could one ask for? I know everyone hates the first ten minutes, but it was necessary. come on now! - MojoSpaederman

6 Wall-E

This is a pretty good movie! But it's also very overrated. Poor little Wall-E had a boring life all alone on Earth. But little did he know he would be taken on the greatest space adventure of his life. He falls in love with a robot named Eve who is looking for a plant. Luckily for her, Wall-E has the only plant left on the entire planet. Wall-E and Eve go on a spaceship filled with fat humans who haven't done anything for themselves in years. Like I said, this is a good movie but I wouldn't say it's a masterpiece. I will admit I found it very emotional when Wall-E temporarily lost his memory. My favorite part was when Wall-E and Eve were flying together in space. The music was so good and it was such a beautiful scene. This is definitely a better love story than Twilight. - MegaSoulhero

Following pixar's classic style, this movie makes you think deep. But what makes it so special is how it has a different tone from all the other pixar movies, making it one of the best.

I fell in love with this movie when it came out. So much is said with absolutely no dialogue in the first half. It says so much about our world. There is only 1 Pixar movie that has topped this one (personally) and that's Inside Out.

I must say that this deserves to be higher. I know it's tough when Pixar has so many amazing films but this one is almost as perfect as is humanly possible. - BKAllmighty

7 Monsters, Inc.

I would've loved to see a sequel to this movie. But instead, we got a terrible prequel. But let's not talk about that, let's talk about Monsters Inc! I absolutely enjoyed this movie when I was a kid. I watched it a million times! Our two main characters, Mike and Sully, are best friends and they work in a factory collecting screams from children to gain power. I don't why it has to be screams specifically from kids but okay. Mike and Sully find a human girl named Boo (her real name is Mary) but Randall (played by Steve Buscemi) wants to capture her. Mike and Sully do their best to protect her. I find this movie to be very hilarious and cute. Only problem I have is that something happens to the power in Monstropolis whenever Boo laughs or cries. But there are moments when Boo laughs and nothing happens. This is still a pretty good movie and definitely something that kids can enjoy. - MegaSoulhero

Sully's fur... it's Pixar CGI expertise at its finest. Not to mention the plot is very unique as well! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Monsters, Inc. is likely my favorite Pixar series, but this one is the better of the two. It's a unique concept, it's funny, and it's full of interesting designs, characters, and great voice acting. I've probably seen it at least 10 times and it isn't old. - TheCypressStation

EITHER this or inding nemo for highest quality cgi and best story

8 Finding Dory

I never should've doubted this movie! It was so good! A lot of people got mad at me for putting this on the Top 10 Predicted Worst Movies of 2016 list and I am sorry about that. I absolutely love this movie! It is very fast-paced, hilarious, and emotional. Unlike the first movie, it seems like this one focuses more on the humor because, well, it's about Dory. But you know what? The jokes are very funny! I laughed at almost all of them! Dory's short term memory loss moments didn't seem to bother me even though I thought it would get annoying real fast. This movie has a post-credits scene, by the way. I was surprised by how much I liked this movie! - MegaSoulhero

This will go down as one of the greatest sequels ever made. I guarantee it. - BKAllmighty

As of the 26th of June 2016 Finding Dory has been out for 9 days and is at number 8. Wow. The movie must be good. - KingFab

This movie rocks! - jackintheboxisgross

9 Ratatouille

This movie definitely gets my mouth watering. Ratatouille is about a rat named Remy who dreams about being a chef. He even teams up with a chef named Linguini who works at Gusteau's restaurant. Remy does the cooking and Linguini takes the credit. Basically, both of the main characters have a hard time fitting in. Remy is shunned for his cooking skills and Linguini is shunned for his lack of cooking skills. So these two both have similar problems. But with teamwork, they both end up happy and the restaurant becomes very successful! So yeah, Gusteau was right. Anyone can be a cook. - MegaSoulhero

A very inspirational movie with a good moral. It's essentially the Chowder of Pixar movies. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

No movie has ever made me hungrier after watching it than this did. - BKAllmighty

Ratatouille kept me in my seat from the beginning to the end!

10 Cars

Cars has to be my favourite Pixar movie. But please, before you burn me at the stake, hear me out. (Kachow!)

Cars is the first movie I remember seeing in the theatre, so, naturally, it will always hold a special place in my heart, right next to Wonderwall and The Land Before Time. Even as a young, naive child, I appreciated the'shiny race cars' and music. (I do, however, love UP and Finding Nemo and Wall-E. A lot. My parents just didn't think I would love them as much. I grew up with dinosaurs and Cars.) Now, time to tackle my latest years.

In my elementary years, I loved Cars just about as much as I did my first time seeing it. Only this time, I could really appreciate the lesson. At my young age, I thought it was 'don't be a jerk or else you might not win a Piston Cup'. But as I grew older, I finally learned its true moral. My mother owns a theatre, so I have always had movie knowledge, and I deeply appreciated the flawless animation and score.

Now to tackle the ...more - UselessReptile

I don't know why people hate this movie! It's one of my childhood favorites from Pixar! I think it's right up there as one of the greatest Pixar movies of all time with Toy Story and Monsters Inc.! Plus, the animation is just as realistic as the other Pixar movies! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Cars 1 was really great and heart-warming. I loved every second of it. However, Cars 2 was just terrible which is why some probably hate the first one. Honestly the change in Lightning's character left a good message. You can't always be happy with fame and money, you need to live life with the friends you make and the sights you see. - cjWriter1997

I thought Cars was okay. Cars 2 however was bad. I liked the message from the first one, but the second one was just action scenes that just drag on. In Cars, McQueen (or whatever his name is), learns not to be egotistical and care about others more than about winning a race. Then in the beginning of Cars 2, he goes right back to how he was originally.

This movie is underrated, and yes, I know what you're thinking "What!? How is Cars underrated? " Well, compared to the other Pixar movies, it is, I don't know why but I get the feeling that it doesn't get so much credit. - PeeledBanana

The Contenders

11 Monsters University

I like this movie. I think that it's a bit of a broad concept for a single movie (I think it could've worked well as a miniseries or T.V. series), but I like the new characters and environment. - TheCypressStation

Should be like my 3rd after monster's inc. and finding dory...
but it's a really great movie though!

12 Brave

This film was good but wasn't great like most other pixar films in my opinion. I appreciate them trying something different but... Not a lot of people particularly loved it. Still better than Cars 2 though.

Way better than most Pixar films

Princess Merida...

Worst movie ever in pixar

13 The Good Dinosaur

I'm one of the only people who actually likes this movie. I understand why it's hated. The story isn't that interesting and it's kind of slow. However, I thought it was pretty cute at times and pretty emotional. The relationship between Arlo and Spot I thought was well done. There is one scene where Spot gets back together with his family and even though there was no dialogue in that scene, I was able to feel their emotions. I'll admit, this movie kind of steals ideas from The Lion King and Land Before Time but that didn't bother me too much. The animation in this movie is gorgeous by the way. The scenery looked so realistic! - MegaSoulhero

This film was really emotional and in my opinion better than Monsters University and Brave. It may not be as groundbreaking as films like Finding Nemo and Inside Out but its still great. Also the scene were they use sticks to represent their family dying is one of the most emotional animated pieces ever personally. 8/10

Also it completely doesn't deserve to be a box office bomb!

This was a very good film. 9/10 - PeeledBanana

14 Cars 2

Severely underrated film. I know it lacks a lot of the racing we expected to see but it still has a lot of fun things in it and the animation is spectacular. I adore Francesco especially when he and McQueen are talking.

Great film, horribly underrated

Ha you guys thoughts we werent gong to put this here but too bad its here its awesome

It's not awesome. It's one of the worst animated movies of all time! - MegaSoulhero

Great movie to eat beans to

15 Cars 3

Cars 2 above Cars 3? Na, come on. Cars 3 actually goes back to the roots of the franchise which is about racing. So they go back to the roots of the franchise which is the first Cars film which was better than Cars 2, so Cars 3 is also better than Cars 2. Get this higher on the list at least. - DisneyLover19


16 Coco
17 Zootopia

*Face palm* Ugh, another non-Pixar movie got added to this list. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

What? I haven't seen another non-Pixar movie other than Zootopia on this list? - DinoLover4242

Does anyone realize this isn't a Pixar movie?

This is not Pixar. - anonygirl

Best pixar movie ever got 98% on rotten tomatoes and that = very good

18 Incredibles 2
19 Frozen
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