#5. Ratatouille (2007)
(down two spots from previous ranking)
Brad Bird’s Ratatouille is a triumph of both concept and execution.
The premise — a rat with a gift for cooking — is both comically simple and curiously profound. Imagine if your very existence was uniquely horrifying in the very setting you felt most at home.
The visuals of this movie are breathtaking, with Bird taking full advantage of his Paris setting, and Michael Giacchino’s score is among my very favorites in a Pixar movie.