Revisiting My Top Ten Pixar Films

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Last year I posted a top ten list ranking Pixar’s first ten films seeing how Up made for the animation studio’s tenth feature. This weekend Toy Story 3 comes out and I was taking a look over the list again, which went like this:

  1. WALL•E
  2. Ratatouille
  3. Finding Nemo
  4. Toy Story
  5. Up
  6. Cars
  7. The Incredibles
  8. Monsters, Inc.
  9. Toy Story 2
  10. A Bug’s Life

Looking it over I think I would change things around a bit now, especially since I have since received Blu-ray editions of Monsters, Inc., Up, Cars, Toy Story and Toy Story 2 giving me additional opportunities to watch each of them.

Up has particularly grown on me, as did Monsters, Inc., which seems to be a movie that gets better each time I see it. I can’t say the same thing about the Toy Story films, though I will always contend the first one is the best of the two, even though I will admit the opening sequence to Toy Story 2 was particularly impressive in 3D, even if the film itself doesn’t do much for me.

Cars is ranked a little too high on that first list as it really doesn’t hold up to what I remember it being as I was one of the few that actually liked it when it first came out, but I am starting to come around to the pack mentality. I said as much in my review of the Blu-ray late last year.

Prior to my screening of Toy Story 3 tomorrow night, here’s where I think I stand with a Pixar top ten at the moment:

  1. WALL•E
  2. Ratatouille
  3. Up
  4. Finding Nemo
  5. Monsters, Inc.
  6. Toy Story
  7. The Incredibles
  8. Toy Story 2
  9. Cars
  10. A Bug’s Life

You can read my original top ten piece here for some “at-the-time” explanations, but as with all things in life… my opinion keeps on a changin’.