Pixar movies in order

For all the Pixar fans, we have assembled a list of all the Pixar movies. There is no definite chronological order to watch the classic animated movies therefore, unless you’re having a Toy Story binge session, the best option to watch the Pixar back catalogue is in order of release, that goes well over two decades of brilliantly animated tugs at your heartstrings. You can now take a trip down the memory lane or select on for your children’s ideal watch.

Since 1995, Disney-Pixar has released an array of exciting, creative inventive and aesthetically pleasing movies. From Toy Story and Inside Out, to Onwards and The Incredibles, the movies have surpassed the umbrella for animated features and have developed a strong following, and a phenomenal reception in the process. Here is everything you need to know about the release date, rating runtime and much more!

1. Toy Story

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman action figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s bedroom.

  • Release date: November 22, 1995
  • IMDb Rating: 9.3/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes

2. A Bug’s Life

A misfit ant, looking for “warriors” to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

  • Release date: November 25, 1998
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes

3. Toy Story 2

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes a museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye.

  • Release date: November 24, 1999
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes

3. Monsters, Inc.

In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.

  • Release date: November 2, 2001
  • IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes

4. Finding Nemo

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

  • Release date: May 30, 2003
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes

5. The Incredibles

While trying to lead a quiet suburban life, a family of undercover superheroes are forced into action to save the world.

  • Release date: November 5, 2004
  • IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes

6. Cars

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

  • Release date: June 9, 2006
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes

7. Ratatouille

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous Paris restaurant.

  • Release date: June 29, 2007
  • IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 51 minutes


In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

  • Release date: June 27, 2008
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes

9. Up

78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

  • Release date: May 29, 2009
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes

10. Toy Story 3

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.

  • Release date: June 18, 2010
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes

11. Cars 2

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

  • Release date: June 24, 2011
  • IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes

12. Brave

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

  • Release date: June 22, 2012
  • IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes

13. Monsters University

A look at the relationship between Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. “Sully” Sullivan (John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University, when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.

  • Release date: June 21, 2013
  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes

14. Inside Out

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

  • Release date: June 19, 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes

15. The Good Dinosaur

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

  • Release date: November 25, 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes

16. Finding Dory

Friendly but forgetful blue tang Dory begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

  • Release date: June 17, 2016
  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes

17. Cars 3

IMDb summary: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

  • Release date: June 16, 2017
  • IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes

18. Coco

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

  • Release date: November 22, 2017
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes

19. Incredibles 2

The Incredibles family takes on a new mission which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.

  • Release date: June 15, 2018
  • IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes

20. Toy Story 4

When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Release date: June 21, 2019

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes

21. Onward

Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.

  • Release date: March 6, 2020
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes

22. Soul

After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.

  • Release date: December 25, 2020
  • IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes

23. Luca

On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.

  • Release date: June 18, 2021
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes

24. Turning Red

A 13-year-old girl named Meilin turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited.

  • Release date: March 11, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes

25. Lightyear

While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source.

  • Release date: June 17, 2022
  • IMDb Rating: 5.9/10
  • Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes

Wrap up

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