10 Best Movies to Watch If You Loved Inside Out 2 (and Where to Stream Them)

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Inside Out 2 is the highly-anticipated sequel to Disney’s 2015 blockbuster Inside Out. Much like the movie before it, Inside Out 2 continues the heartwarming and imaginative journey through the emotions of teen Riley and her family. This time around, emotions like Joy and Anger are joined by new players like Anxiety and Envy.

If you enjoyed this emotional animated film, here are ten movies that offer similarly emotional and visually stunning experiences. We take you through many other movies that you can watch after Inside Out 2. This guide will also show you how and where to stream these movies in India!

1. IF

This 2024 movie by John Krasinski is a whimsical tale about a young girl who discovers that her imaginary friend is real. Its blend of fantasy and heartfelt storytelling is perfect for fans of Inside Out 2.

2. Orion and the Dark

This Netflix title is a story about a boy named Orion who overcomes his fear of the dark with the help of a friendly shadow named Dark. Its imaginative narrative and emotional core make it a great follow-up to Inside Out 2.

3. Soul

This Pixar classic explores the journey of a middle-school music teacher who discovers his true passion after an out-of-body experience. Its deep themes of purpose and identity resonate with the emotional depth found in Inside Out 2.

4. Elemental

Set in a city where fire, water, land, and air residents coexist, this film follows a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy as they explore their unique connection. Its vibrant world and emotional storytelling will appeal to Inside Out 2 fans.

5. Turning Red

This film centers on a teenage girl who transforms into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. Its exploration of adolescence and identity mirrors the themes of emotional growth seen in Inside Out 2.

6. Up

A heartwarming adventure about an elderly man who fulfills his dream of visiting South America by tying thousands of balloons to his house. Its blend of emotional storytelling and adventure makes it a must-watch for fans of Inside Out 2.

7. Monsters, Inc.

This Pixar classic follows two monsters who must return a human child to her world. Its imaginative setting and heartfelt themes of friendship and courage make it a great choice for Inside Out 2 enthusiasts.

8. The Boy and the Heron

This Japanese animated fantasy film by Studio Ghibli is a visually stunning and emotionally rich tale that follows a grieving teenager who discovers a secret world. Discovering this fantastic realm can reconnect him with his past but his adventurous spirit also brings emotional challenges. The Oscar-winning film captures the imagination and depth akin to Inside Out 2.

9. My Neighbor Totoro

Another Studio Ghibli masterpiece, this film tells the story of two sisters who encounter magical creatures in the countryside. Its enchanting world and gentle storytelling will captivate fans of Inside Out 2.

10. Toy Story 3

The third installment in the beloved Toy Story series, this film explores themes of change and letting go as Andy's toys face an uncertain future. Its emotional depth and character-driven narrative make it a perfect follow-up to Inside Out 2.

Where to watch movies like Inside Out 2 online

The list below gives you all the streaming platforms on which you can watch, buy, or rent these movies in India. They all might be animated movies but be prepared to shed some tears! It’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster like Inside Out 2. 

Netflix
Amazon Prime Video
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV
Crunchyroll
Hotstar
Jio Cinema
Zee5
Eros Now
Google Play Movies
MUBI
Sony Liv
YouTube
GuideDoc
Netflix Kids
Tubi TV
Yupp TV
Sun Nxt
Hungama Play
Alt Balaji
Hoichoi
Curiosity Stream
EPIC ON
ShemarooMe
DOCSVILLE
Tata Play
Discovery+
ManoramaMax
MX Player
Spamflix
aha
Spuul
Plex
WOW Presents Plus
Magellan TV
BroadwayHD
Filmzie
Lionsgate Play
MovieSaints
Dekkoo
True Story
DocAlliance Films
VI movies and tv
Eventive
ShortsTV Amazon Channel
Amazon Video
Cultpix
FilmBox+
Takflix
Classix
Amazon miniTV
AD tv
Shahid VIP
Bookmyshow
Lionsgate Play Apple TV Channel
Eros Now Select Apple TV Channel
Lionsgate Play Amazon Channel
MGM Amazon Channel
Crunchyroll Amazon Channel
Hoichoi Amazon Channel
ManoramaMAX Amazon Channel
Chaupal Amazon Channel
BBC Kids Amazon Channel
Sony Pictures Amazon Channel
Vrott Amazon Channel
Anime Times Amazon Channel
MyZen TV Amazon Channel
Museum Tv Amazon Channel
BBC Player Amazon Channel
MUBI Amazon Channel
Discovery+ Amazon Channel
CuriosityStream Amazon Channel
DocuBay Amazon Channel
Stingray Amazon Channel
Iwonder Amazon Channel
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  1. IF

    IF

    2024

    IMDB 6.5 (27k)

    #1

    A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone's imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up.

  2. Orion and the Dark

    Orion and the Dark

    2024

    IMDB 6.3 (14k)

    #2

    A boy with an active imagination faces his fears on an unforgettable journey through the night with his new friend: a giant, smiling creature named Dark.

  3. Soul

    Soul

    2020

    IMDB 8.0 (385k)

    #3

    Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful audition at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.

  4. Elemental

    Elemental

    2023

    IMDB 7.0 (132k)

    #4

    In a city where fire, water, land and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy will discover something elemental: how much they have in common.

  5. Turning Red

    Turning Red

    2022

    IMDB 7.0 (155k)

    #5

    Thirteen-year-old Mei is experiencing the awkwardness of being a teenager with a twist – when she gets too excited, she transforms into a giant red panda.

  6. Up

    Up

    2009

    IMDB 8.3 (1m)

    #6

    Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.

  7. Monsters, Inc.

    Monsters, Inc.

    2001

    IMDB 8.1 (987k)

    #7

    Lovable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home.

  8. The Boy and the Heron

    #8

    While the Second World War rages, the teenage Mahito, haunted by his mother's tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the boy's mother. As he tries to adjust, this strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who perplexes and bedevils Mahito, dubbing him the "long-awaited one."

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  9. My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    1988

    IMDB 8.1 (385k)

    #9

    Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

  10. Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    2010

    IMDB 8.3 (898k)

    #10

    Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.