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(Entertainment Weekly)   The fourteen greatest Pixar films of all time. Hard to argue with the rankings   (ew.com ) divider line
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2013-06-22 08:32:53 AM  
No it isn't. The only rank I agree with is cars 2. That movie sucked.
 
2013-06-22 08:49:11 AM  
I really didn't enjoy either "Cars" movie. At least they got #1 correct.
 
2013-06-22 08:52:34 AM  
Monsters, Inc is number twelve??? Go to hell, EW article.
 
2013-06-22 09:56:54 AM  
Only fourteen PIXAR films exist.
 
2013-06-22 10:39:27 AM  
Still say "Up" is an over-maudlin tear-jerker.
 
2013-06-22 11:27:31 AM  
Toy Story 2 and Ratatouille are tied for the best for me. Toy Story 2 is pretty much a flawless blend of action and comedy with a lot of heart. It's as good a sequel as has ever been made.

Ratatouille is hugely underrated to me. I think it's a film that a lot of people need to reconsider. I highly recommend AO Scott's review before rewatching. It's a film with so much to say about artistry, excellence and criticism.It's as good as a message as I've ever seen in a family film. It's also beautifully crafted as a story and visually. I can't get enough of it.
 
2013-06-22 12:18:58 PM  

gopher321: Still say "Up" is an over-maudlin tear-jerker.


Up gets a lot of mileage from its first 10 minutes which are just exquisite.

Also, deslidification
 
2013-06-22 12:20:13 PM  
Subby is wrong.
 
2013-06-22 12:20:27 PM  
I know my opinion isn't popular - but the best 3 are:

Up
Wall-e
Monsters Inc

The others fall below that somewhere.

Cars 1 + 2 and Bugs life wouldn't be on the list if I could remove them.
 
2013-06-22 12:21:47 PM  
The Incredibles not at #1? Bad list! BAD!
 
2013-06-22 12:21:54 PM  
The Incredibles should be number one, IMO, but otherwise good list.
 
2013-06-22 12:22:14 PM  

Snapper Carr: Up gets a lot of mileage from its first 10 minutes which are just exquisite.


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2013-06-22 12:22:28 PM  

Snapper Carr: Also, deslidification


Thank you
 
2013-06-22 12:23:53 PM  

JerseyTim: Ratatouille is hugely underrated to me. I think it's a film that a lot of people need to reconsider. I highly recommend AO Scott's review before rewatching. It's a film with so much to say about artistry, excellence and criticism.It's as good as a message as I've ever seen in a family film. It's also beautifully crafted as a story and visually. I can't get enough of it.


Absolutely agree with this. I think a lot of people get freaked out by the "mouse in the kitchen" parts and don't let themselves absorb the movie overall. It's about as smart of a movie as a "family" movie can be.
 
2013-06-22 12:26:01 PM  
A Bug's Life is  one of my favorite Pixar movies.  I know it doesn't top anyone else's list, but I honestly don't get the constant slamming it gets.  Sure it's not as exciting as their later efforts, but it still a cute little flick.

Monsters Inc needs to be a LOT higher.  That last "Kitty!" gets me every time.
 
2013-06-22 12:27:02 PM  

kronicfeld: Only fourteen PIXAR films exist.


No, there is another.
 
2013-06-22 12:28:34 PM  
Wall-E is the only one worth watching.
 
2013-06-22 12:29:19 PM  
How Up gets ranked higher than Monsters Inc., I'll never figure out.

After the first 10 minutes, Up just goes straight to shiat.
 
2013-06-22 12:29:39 PM  

gopher321: Still say "Up" is an over-maudlin tear-jerker.


Agreed. Also agree with the Ratatouille fans. My list would have Incredibles at the top, with Ratatouille a close second.
 
2013-06-22 12:30:29 PM  
And Toy Story 3 was much better than Toy Story 2.
 
2013-06-22 12:33:12 PM  
Incredibles should be 1. Up should be 2 Toy Story 3 should be 3.

See I just argued with it.
 
2013-06-22 12:33:31 PM  

Smashed Hat: Monsters, Inc is number twelve??? Go to hell, EW article.


PRE-F*CKING-POSTEROUS!  BLASPHEMERS!

List should go out to the barn to hang itself in shame.

BAD list.  BAD!
 
2013-06-22 12:34:39 PM  
MY opinion is that they would be ranked DIFFERENTLY.
 
2013-06-22 12:34:51 PM  
i have never understood the "cars" hate...1 or 2. maybe they don't reach the normal uber-greatness of pixar movies like toy story, incredibles, and monsters inc, but they're still better than 99% of the animated movies to come out.

taking my 3 year old son to his first movie-in-theater experience tuesday:

MONSTERS U!!!!!

can't frigging wait :) i've already had friends telling me it's a great movie
 
2013-06-22 12:36:00 PM  

Smashed Hat: Monsters, Inc is number twelve??? Go to hell, EW article.


In no universe should Monsters, Inc. be ranked behind Brave.
 
2013-06-22 12:36:16 PM  
I still maintain that WW3 will be started over the question "What's the best Pixar film?"

/Up and Ratatouille take #1 and #2 for me, and you're all wrong for thinking otherwise and should change what you like to reflect this immediately
 
2013-06-22 12:37:15 PM  

gopher321: Still say "Up" is an over-maudlin tear-jerker.


god I thought I was the only one. It's not a bad movie, but the rest of the movie is nowhere near on par with the first 10 minutes.

I'm surprised at how A Bug's Life seems to get very little love as well.
 
2013-06-22 12:37:19 PM  

Carth: Incredibles should be 1. Up should be 2 Toy Story 3 should be 3.

See I just argued with it.


but it was hard to do so, right?
right?
i mean, surely you had difficulty deciding which of the toy story movies to rank at #3
right?
 
2013-06-22 12:38:04 PM  
Toy Story is cute, but the Incredibles is all around one of the best kids movies ever made. Aside from the wonderful heroes and action, the family struggling through a divorce allegory and coming together stronger than ever at the end is beautiful. One of those movies I can put on any time and enjoy no matter how many times I've seen it.
 
2013-06-22 12:38:05 PM  

qorkfiend: Smashed Hat: Monsters, Inc is number twelve??? Go to hell, EW article.

In no universe should Monsters, Inc. be ranked behind Brave.


i've yet to see brave, nor wall-e

but i highly doubt brave should be above 13 on that list
 
2013-06-22 12:38:55 PM  

KellyKellyKelly: A Bug's Life is  one of my favorite Pixar movies.  I know it doesn't top anyone else's list, but I honestly don't get the constant slamming it gets.  Sure it's not as exciting as their later efforts, but it still a cute little flick.

Monsters Inc needs to be a LOT higher.  That last "Kitty!" gets me every time.


Bug's Life and Ratatouille are generally the most underrated of the Pixar films.
 
2013-06-22 12:42:38 PM  

RevMercutio: KellyKellyKelly: A Bug's Life is  one of my favorite Pixar movies.  I know it doesn't top anyone else's list, but I honestly don't get the constant slamming it gets.  Sure it's not as exciting as their later efforts, but it still a cute little flick.

Monsters Inc needs to be a LOT higher.  That last "Kitty!" gets me every time.

Bug's Life and Ratatouille are generally the most underrated of the Pixar films.


bugs life 2 was epic! but far too short

Waldo Pepper: bungle_jr: i have never understood the "cars" hate...1 or 2. maybe they don't reach the normal uber-greatness of pixar movies like toy story, incredibles, and monsters inc, but they're still better than 99% of the animated movies to come out.

taking my 3 year old son to his first movie-in-theater experience tuesday:

MONSTERS U!!!!!

can't frigging wait :) i've already had friends telling me it's a great movie

I'll give you cars is better than most of the others but cars 2 is crap, the production is good. This is the only pixar movie that I've turned off part way through and have to plans to attempt to watch it again.


i argue that even cars 2 was better than many other animated made-for-the-sake-of-profit movies i've ever seen

Ivo Shandor: kronicfeld: Only fourteen PIXAR films exist.

No, there is another.


and whether labeled as "disney" or "pixar", ralph was a thoroughly enjoyable movie, and the lengths they went to in order to accurately represent the different levels of videogame graphics was much appreciated by this cartoon lover
 
2013-06-22 12:49:41 PM  
I didn't like Toy Story 3 (too mean) or Finding Nemo (too much yelling), and there's no way Up is better than Brave
 
2013-06-22 12:51:23 PM  

Notabunny: I didn't like Toy Story 3 (too mean) or Finding Nemo (too much yelling), and there's no way Up is better than Brave


What do you mean by 'too mean'? You mean the behavior of the bad toys at the pre-school?
 
2013-06-22 12:55:00 PM  

Notabunny: I didn't like Toy Story 3 (too mean) or Finding Nemo (too much yelling), and there's no way Up is better than Brave


Notabunny is a bunny because only a meek timid little rabbit would say there was too much yelling in Finding Nemo.
 
2013-06-22 12:56:08 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Notabunny: I didn't like Toy Story 3 (too mean) or Finding Nemo (too much yelling), and there's no way Up is better than Brave

What do you mean by 'too mean'? You mean the behavior of the bad toys at the pre-school?


Yeah, and the incinerator. It wasn't like the Zurg. I think Stinky Pete was about the upper limit for the target audience.
 
2013-06-22 12:59:37 PM  
Wall-E is among their worst movies. Cannot understand why people don't see it for the utter mess it is. The first 30 minutes are brilliant--but once they leave Earth, the movie forgets its main characters, turns into an endless, mindless chase, and focuses on unappealing characters who don't deserve to be protagonists.

The list is SPOT-ON with Toy Story being #1. People forget how revolutionary Toy Story was, not because it was the first CG movie, but because of the paradigm shift of its storytelling. Vastly more sophisticated storytelling than any animated movie made before it, in 50 years. It made subtle commentary on the mundanities of life we take for granted, and had no villain (the conflict comes from the protagonist's own jealousy). Absolutely brilliant storytelling that still holds up today.
 
2013-06-22 01:00:21 PM  
Not only is The Incredibles my favorite Pixar film, it's in my top 5 of all films.
 
2013-06-22 01:01:26 PM  

plushpuppy: Notabunny: I didn't like Toy Story 3 (too mean) or Finding Nemo (too much yelling), and there's no way Up is better than Brave

Notabunny is a bunny because only a meek timid little rabbit would say there was too much yelling in Finding Nemo.


Watch it again. It seemed to me that Mel Brook's Marlin was almost always yelling. Hearing an adult voice yell so much scared some of the kids I took to watch the movie. Also, go on the Finding Nemo ride at Disneyland. It's all about mines and sharks and explosions and yelling. It frightens children. Also, I'm a wuss.
 
2013-06-22 01:02:59 PM  

Leader O'Cola: Wall-E is the only one worth watching.


And Phantom Menace was the best Star Wars film.
 
2013-06-22 01:04:15 PM  

Notabunny: plushpuppy: Notabunny: I didn't like Toy Story 3 (too mean) or Finding Nemo (too much yelling), and there's no way Up is better than Brave

Notabunny is a bunny because only a meek timid little rabbit would say there was too much yelling in Finding Nemo.

Watch it again. It seemed to me that Mel Brook's Marlin was almost always yelling. Hearing an adult voice yell so much scared some of the kids I took to watch the movie. Also, go on the Finding Nemo ride at Disneyland. It's all about mines and sharks and explosions and yelling. It frightens children. Also, I'm a wuss.


That would've been a different movie for sure.
 
2013-06-22 01:06:16 PM  
 
2013-06-22 01:07:10 PM  

tarkus1980: JerseyTim: Ratatouille is hugely underrated to me. I think it's a film that a lot of people need to reconsider. I highly recommend AO Scott's review before rewatching. It's a film with so much to say about artistry, excellence and criticism.It's as good as a message as I've ever seen in a family film. It's also beautifully crafted as a story and visually. I can't get enough of it.

Absolutely agree with this. I think a lot of people get freaked out by the "mouse in the kitchen" parts and don't let themselves absorb the movie overall. It's about as smart of a movie as a "family" movie can be.


Anthony Bourdain calls it the best and most accurate (apart from anthropomorphized rat, presumably) film about the restaurant industry.
 
2013-06-22 01:09:03 PM  
Brave was terrible. Cars was bad enough that Cars 2 is the only Pixar film I haven't seen. All the rest are interchangeable on the list depending on taste really. I'd put Toy Story 2 at the top, with  Monsters Inc, and The Incredibles right behind it. The only thing The Incredibles was missing was that Pixar trademark moment that reduces a grown ass man to tears. Some of the other movies had that (Up for instance) but weren't as good as The Incredibles in other ways, IMO.
 
2013-06-22 01:10:51 PM  

Corn_Fed: and had no villain (the conflict comes from the protagonist's own jealousy)


Sid was the "villain" in Toy Story.
 
2013-06-22 01:10:59 PM  
#1 should be The Project Genesis Device Instructional Video

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2013-06-22 01:11:18 PM  

Leader O'Cola: Wall-E is the only one worth watching.


Zero points.  Z-E-R-O.  Zero.
 
2013-06-22 01:11:56 PM  

bungle_jr: i have never understood the "cars" hate...1 or 2. maybe they don't reach the normal uber-greatness of pixar movies like toy story, incredibles, and monsters inc, but they're still better than 99% of the animated movies to come out.

taking my 3 year old son to his first movie-in-theater experience tuesday:

MONSTERS U!!!!!

can't frigging wait :) i've already had friends telling me it's a great movie


It is. I was hoping there'd be more Monsters U discussion in this thread. I'm sure it will pick up later in the day.
 
2013-06-22 01:15:04 PM  
With all the (deserved) love that Ratatouille and the The Incredibles are getting, let's not overlook the common factor: Brad Bird.  The guy does good work.  Put those two along with The Iron Giant and you got about a perfect animation trifecta as there ever was.

/Superman
 
2013-06-22 01:21:21 PM  
I took my two-year-old son to Monsters University last night, his first ever movie theatre experience.

It was fun. Predictable storyline, college hijinks, etc.He loved it and couldn't fall asleep after due to being so wound up.
 
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