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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4. Toy Story 2 (1999)

The second installment in the franchise, released 4 years after the first one stole our hearts, Toy Story 2 took everything we loved about the original - the humor, the heart, the adventure - and turned it up to eleven. But why does it land in a surprising 4th place in our playful yet earnest ranking, even though it's often hailed as a shining star in the animated cosmos?

Toy Story 2 is an emotional rollercoaster that takes the essence of the first movie and injects it with a dose of "Wowza!" From Woody's existential crisis to Buzz's daring rescue mission, it's a tale that tugs at your heartstrings while tickling your funny bone.

So, why the 4th place trophy in our toy chest? It seems like a mix-up at the toy factory, right? Well, not really. When you're comparing diamonds, even the slightest difference in sparkle can change the rankings. Each Toy Story movie brings its own unique flavor to the table, making the task of ranking them as challenging as choosing your favorite ice cream flavor at a gourmet gelato shop. This movie did everything right – deepened emotional landscapes, introduced unforgettable new characters (hello, Jessie and Bullseye), and spun a story so engaging that both munchkins and their guardians are glued to the screen. It blended humor, heart, and a dash of adventure into an animated concoction of perfection.

The accolades showered upon Toy Story 2 are as numerous as the stars in the night sky. Critics and fans alike laud it for pushing the boundaries of what animated films could achieve back then, both in storytelling and in visual splendor. Its exploration of themes like loyalty, identity, and the value of friendship adds layers to the narrative, making it resonate with a broad audience. Yet, in the grand toy parade of all four Toy Story movies, it secures the 4th spot in this particular ranking – not because it lacks luster, but because it's part of a franchise where every installment is a gem in its own right and, compared to the remaining 3 movies' storylines and plots, it didn't quite reach the bar for me.

In the end, whether Toy Story 2 is your personal number one or sits comfortably in fourth place, it remains an undeniable classic in the realm of animation. Its legacy is not just in the laughter and tears it brings but in how it elevated the art of storytelling, setting a new benchmark for movies that followed.