9 The Greatest to Worst Pixar Films

Before its release, many had to explain that Lightyear isn't about Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, but the man behind the toy. To infinity and beyond? More like to the back of the line.

Lightyear (2022)

With Cars 3, the franchise should have exited the highway of life. They've driven it long enough.

Cars 3 (2017)

Every generation gets its heart-wrenching dinosaur tale. Millennials had The Land Before Time; Zoomers got The Good Dinosaur. Unfortunately, this Pixar film feels conventional and unmoving.

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

Onward's biggest flaw is its predictability. Despite new characters and worlds, it's a typical buddy comedy about brothers. Pixar could have done better.

Onward (2020)

Cars' success guaranteed a sequel, but Cars 2 should have been sent to the impound lot. It lacks the charm and logic of the original.

Cars 2 (2011)

A Bug's Life is just fine. As Pixar's second feature, it doesn't have the lasting appeal of later films but showcases early themes of community and friendship.

A Bug’s Life (1998)

Brave started strong with a promise of a strong female heroine but quickly shifted focus to bears. It missed the mark of being a classic princess movie with a twist.

Brave (2012)

Reuniting with Mike and Sully is charming, but explaining their friendship adds little to the lore. Monsters, Inc. was better without the backstory.

Monsters University (2013)

Finding Dory has its moments, but Dory works better as a side character. Her solo adventure feels forgettable and occasionally annoying.

Finding Dory (2016)