I love them all so much. The only ones that don't thrill me on repeated viewing are A Bug's Life and Toy Story. I own both of those though and do like them.....but all the others I can gladly watch over and over and just love it everytime. I've grown tired of TS and ABL.
1. The Incredibles
2. Toy Story 2
3. Toy Story
5. Monsters, Inc.
9. Finding Nemo
10. a bug's life
Like many fans, I enjoy all Pixar films, so it's odd to see any Pixar films in the bottom of a list. I mean I gave Up four stars in the other thread! Looking at this list, tho' I realize it's Pixar's successful ability to create a cast of memorable characters that's their hook for me. That's how I was able to rank them, which characters I really enjoyed most and could watch more than others.
Note: I have not seen Up yet so it will not be in my list. Later on I will update my post because I am gonna go see Up tonight.
Here is my list.
7.A Bug's Life
9.Toy Story 2
I rated mine strictly on which I enjoyed the best, which was hard because I have enjoyed all off them more than any other animated films I have seen. I love them all so much but this would be the list if I had to rate them.
Last edited by SILVERMOUSE21; 05-30-2009 at 11:03 PM.
10. BUG'S LIFE
What's surprising to me, is how solid my top three have remained for the past five films. Those have not wavered since Incredibles. And many would find my high ranking of Cars questionable, but the story of Radiator Springs succumbing to interstate bypass mirrors the decay of my original hometown in rural AZ. Watching Cars is like watching my parents' 16mm home movies.
I have a strong connection to TS2's story about aging, loneliness, and abandonment, and believe this film to be Pixar's most topically adult to date. While I enjoyed UP's take on these archetypal conditions, I still find TS2's treatment more emotionally satisfying, because the characters are not elderly. Aging, loneliness, and abandonment are not the exclusive property of senior citizens though our society typically only addresses them as such. I applaud Docter and Peterson for tackling geriatrics and these issues in their leading protagonist and antagonist, but find said treatment to be weaker in execution than in TS2. The montage of Carl and Ellie's relationship was poignant and heartfelt, but Emily's growth and eventual abandonment of Jessie had me in tears.
I suspect Bug's Life will remain at the bottom of my list from now on. I own all of Pixar's films on DVD, but have watched Bug's Life the least, with Monsters coming in a close second for least watched. I feel Docter and Peterson have grown considerably as filmmakers with UP, but still believe they have a long way to go before reaching the writing and directorial strengths demonstrated by Brad Bird and Andrew Stanton.