Since 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has given us some of the contemporary era's greatest films. Built on ingenuity and fueled by creativity, Pixar has successfully breathed new life into the film industry's imaginative potential. From the most renowned film critic to the average joe, anyone will agree that Pixar has produced not only the best animated films of the day, but some of the best films in recent years.
So where do the studio's films fall in relation to each other? I've gone through and watched every Pixar movie in order to build what I believe to be the definitive ranking of the Pixar movies from worst to greatest.
Before we begin, here are a few ground rules: for this list, I'm considering animated feature films from Pixar Animation Studios. I'm not including any shorts made by the studio, any spin-off movies from Disney (such as Planes), or any movies from another studio that had Pixar personnel working on them (such as Disney's Big Hero 6, produced by John Lasseter or WB's The Iron Giant, directed by Brad Bird). I'm also excluding any films that Pixar worked on in contract, such as Young Sherlock Holmes and The Nightmare Before Christmas. (So basically, I'm just including what you'd expect.)
So now, let's take a look at the definitive ranking of Pixar movies . . .