We ranked the 7 Pixar sequels from worst to best

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Monsters University

From this film on, none of the movies are bad in any way. Some are better than others, but these sequels — unlike the Cars ones, sorry ‘bout it — are beloved by audiences and critics.

In this 2013 Pixar prequel, we get to see Sully and Mike back in their university days, when they weren’t the same inseparable pair they were while working at Monsters, Inc. But throughout their college experience, they managed to overcome their differences and become best friends for life.

Fans of 2001’s Monsters, Inc. were delighted by the return of these beloved characters, and critics thought the film delivered funny, thoughtful family entertainment for viewers of any age — thankfully, because you know most of the audiences grew up with the original. It’s disappointing when a sequel takes so long to produce and doesn’t live up to your expectations, but luckily Monsters University did.

In fact, the film has an 81 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, which is not too shabby for a sequel! It also grossed a whopping $744 million dollars worldwide, compared to the original film’s $577 million gross back in 2001.

If Pixar decided to make another sequel in this beloved franchise, fans would definitely be on board. Considering how successful Toy Story 3 was (even earning an Oscar nomination for Best Picture), it may not be a bad idea. Fan theories about what happened to Boo from the first film are rampant on the Internet, and it would be great to see what she’s been up to since her adventures in Monstropolis with Sully and Mike.