Every reasonable human being born in the last 25 years or so loves, or damn well should love, Pixar movies. Sure, the generations before us had Disney Animation, which no doubt produced it’s fair share of classics, but Pixar is literally Disney on steroids. And ol’ Walt was already powerful enough, so you can imagine.
Pixar defines the phrase “coming in hot”, as their first ever film was none other than Toy Story, which not only starred American treasure Tom Hanks, but is also widely considered one of the finest animated movies ever made. Seriously, if you don’t like Toy Story, just GTFO. I don’t trust people who don’t like Toy Story. You would think it would be hard to stop Toy Story, right? WRONG. Pixar followed that up with hit after hit: Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, and Inside Out.
With Pixar’s latest film, The Good Dinosaur, set to hit theaters this Wednesday, it got me thinking about what are the best Pixar movies ever made. But then the brain cells really started cooking and it hit me: what would be my GO TO Pixar movie for a Netflix & Chill type date? And no, Toy Story actually did not make the cut.
Toys and childhood nostalgia are the last emotions you want cropping up when you’re trying to get some.
5. Monster’s University
Given the average age of COED’s audience, I’m gonna assume that Monster’s University is the most relevant to our current lives. Set at a college campus, Monster’s University combines everything you loved about Monster’s Inc with a college setting, so it’s pretty much perfect.
4. Finding Nemo
What is maybe Pixar’s most universally loved movie, Finding Nemo is legitimately funny no matter how old you are. And chicks love to laugh, so that definitely helps. Dory is hilarious, and Crush the stoner turtle is the best character Pixar has ever created. All around solid choice. Plus, Finding Dory is coming out this summer, and we could all use a little refresher.
This is where this list gets hard, because all of the top three are home runs. Ratatouille might not seem like an obvious choice – given the whole ‘rat’ factor- but there’s a couple of reasons it’ on this list. First, the main characters are adults trying to do adult things, so that helps. Second, chicks LOVE food. Finally, my main man Alfredo Linguini is out here just trying to get some like the rest of us, which will definitely help the vibes.
The number 1 and number 2 movies on this list are a toss up, it’s honestly all a matter of preference. Up is an emotional roller that kicks you right in the nuggets, but the intro sequence is one of the best things Pixar has ever created, and it puts the mood of love in the air. Their’s a cute chubby fat kid, an adorable grumpy old man, talking dogs, and an awesome plot. Everyone loves Up.
Remember how I said the number 1 and 2 movies are a toss up? I lied. They’re not. There’s only one movie that deserves to be number, and that’s WALL-E. A movie with barely any dialogue, it’s two main characters – two robots- fall in love. This movie is perfect for a Pixar & Chill date for a number of reasons. There’s minimal plot, so you barely need to pay any attention. The emotions this movie invokes are exactly what you’re looking for. Finally, every girl loves the Wall-E robot. I’ve literally never met someone who didn’t find the thing adorable. So, if you’re looking for the perfect movie to throw on during a date, WALL-E is it.