All 4 Toy Story movies ranked from worst to best

Four incredibly touching movies, full of life lessons, giggles, and tears. But there can only be one - which one claims the throne as the best Toy Story movie?

FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES -- In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” the toys find themselves in the dusty shadows of Second Chance Antiques—a massive set that had to be stocked with thousands of objects, creating nooks and crannies that serve as the toys’ secret corridors. Featuring Annie Potts, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key as the voices of Bo Peep, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bunny and Ducky, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES -- In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” the toys find themselves in the dusty shadows of Second Chance Antiques—a massive set that had to be stocked with thousands of objects, creating nooks and crannies that serve as the toys’ secret corridors. Featuring Annie Potts, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key as the voices of Bo Peep, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bunny and Ducky, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights /
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Imagine if your toys could talk, scheme, and go on wild adventures the moment you left the room. Slight creepiness aside, that'd actually be pretty cool.

I remember treating my Captain America and Batman action figures as well as the occasional Barbie dolls that made their way into my younger self's life a lot better once I watched Toy Story at 6 years old, hoping that they'd eventually come to life and play with me. But, much to my sadness (or maybe relief), that never actually happened.

That's the magic carpet ride the Toy Story franchise invites us on, transforming your average bedroom into a stage for some of the most thrilling escapades and heartwarming friendships ever seen through the eyes of a cowboy doll named Woody and his spaceman buddy, Buzz Lightyear. Since 1995, these toys have been sneaking out of their toy boxes to teach us about loyalty, courage, and the value of friendship, all while making us laugh and tear up more often than we'd care to admit. Throw in a roundup of other characters, each with their own quirks and backstories, from a sarcastic potato head to a fiercely loyal dinosaur, and you've got a recipe for non-stop entertainment. Each toy, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, plays a crucial role in the heart of the story. It's like peeking into a secret world where toys have their own lives, complete with ups, downs, and everything in between.

They navigate kidnappings by obsessive collectors, rummage through daycare centers, and even face existential crises together, but what makes these toys so special isn't just their ability to talk or move on their own - it's their unwavering commitment to each other, proving time and again that friendship and loyalty come above all else. Their adventures remind us of our childhood fantasies, where toys become the heroes of their own stories, embarking on quests filled with danger, laughter, and sometimes, a touch of sadness.

The franchise has a magical way of speaking to both kids and adults alike, weaving in jokes and references that fly over the heads of the little ones but land squarely with the grown-ups. It teaches us that it's okay to grow up, that change is part of life, but also that there's always room to keep a bit of our childhood wonder alive. Through Andy's journey from a playful kid to a young adult leaving for college, we're reminded of our own fleeting childhoods and the timeless memories we've made, making for some pretty emotional or extra giggly moments.

All that being said, these four incredible movies also hit pretty differently. Let's take a look and see how they rank among each other and which one takes the title of the overall best movie in the Toy Story franchise.