Most-Loved Pixar Movies

Which Pixar movie is the world’s favourite of all time?

Some of the world’s most loved animated movies have been created by Pixar over the years. From classics such as Toy Story and A Bug’s Life to their more modern releases like Luca and Onward, Pixar tells beautiful stories that all the family can enjoy.

However, which Pixar film is the most loved of all time and which is the favourite in each country? Looking at factors such as critic and audience review scores, gross worldwide box office revenue and search volumes, we’ve ranked all 24 of Pixar’s movies to date to discover which is the world’s most favourite.



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Up (2009)

Taking the top spot for the most loved Pixar movie of all time is the incredible Up. This animated masterpiece follows widower Carl Fredricksen as he explores South America and Paradise Falls, unsuspectingly accompanied by Boy Scout Russell after lifting his house with thousands of balloons. Full of humour and emotion, Up made $935 million at the box office (adjusted for inflation) and received 141.2 million global searches in the last year, showing its enduring popularity over a decade after its release.



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Coco (2017)

Coco takes second place as the world’s most-loved Pixar film, with critics and audiences alike rating the film very highly (97% and 94% respectively). This musical tale follows aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, and he enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.



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Toy Story 3

Finally, in third place is Toy Story 3. The much anticipated third instalment to the Toy Story saga was released 11 years after Toy Story 2 and follows the toys as they try to escape a day-care centre they have been mistakenly delivered to instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for university. With a mix of comedy and tear-jerking moments, critics rate Toy Story 3 at 98%.

Discover how popular your favourite Pixar film is in our ranking below!

Pixar Movies RANKED



Release Date

Directed By



Gross Worldwide Box
Office Revenue
(Adjusted For Inflation)

Global search

Movie Score /10

Favourite movie

Number of countries

Coco 118
Up 26
Toy Story 4 8
Finding Dory 3
Cars 3 2
Incredibles 2 2
Toy Story 2
Luca 2
Cars 2 1
Toy Story 5 1
Soul 1
Finding Nemo 1
The Incredibles 1
Inside Out 1

Looking at 158 countries around the world, we looked at the annual search volume for all 24 Pixar films to find which was the favourite in each country. According to our research Coco is the favourite Pixar film in 118 countries, Up is the favourite in 26 countries and Toy Story 4 is the favourite in 8 countries.

See which film is the favourite in your country below!


Using this list of Pixar films from Wikipedia we collected data on a number of different factors to determine which is the most-loved Pixar film of all time. To calculate the final ranking score ​​we normalised the data for each factor to give it a score out of 10, before taking an average final score across all factors. The factors used are as follows:

Critic and audience score: Both of these scores were taken from each films respective page on IMDB page and then adjusted for inflation in 2021 using US Inflation Calculator.

Gross Worldwide Box Office Revenue (Adjusted For Inflation): The gross worldwide box office revenue on year of release was taken from each film’s respective Rotten Tomatoes.

Global Search Volume: The global search volume for each film was found using Google’s Keyword Planner, taking volumes from the August 2020 - July 2021 period.

To find each individual country’s favourite film, we ran each film through Ahrefs Keyword Explorer tool and filtered by each countries search volume for each film, making a note of how many times each film appeared.