10 Movies Like Inside Out 2 You Can Watch Right Now (and Where to Stream Them)

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Inside Out 2 is smashing box office records and once again putting Pixar at the top of Hollywood. The sequel to 2015’s Inside Out sees Riley entering her teenage years, which brings about tons of new emotions. Hailed as relatable and emotional, the movie has received glowing reviews.

Stacked with a great voice cast that includes Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke, Lewis Black, and Kyle McLachlan, Inside Out 2 brings out the powerful emotion and storytelling that made Pixar’s early hits like Toy Story and Finding Nemo so impactful.

If you loved the new film, check out these great movies like Inside Out 2 that you can watch online right now using popular streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Max, Disney+ and more!

Turning Red

Just as Inside Out 2 explores the complexities of teenage emotions, Pixar’s Turning Red follows Chinese-Canadian teenager Mei, who is forced to hide her interests and desires from her strict old-school parents. But holding her emotions in all the time ends up having a strange consequence… she turns into a giant red panda. Turning Red received great reviews and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2023 Oscars.

Soul

In Soul, a struggling Jazz musician suddenly dies and his soul is sent to the “Great Beyond”, but instead he ends up in the “Great Before”, where souls go before they’re born into human bodies. Just as Inside Out 2 explores the harmony of all emotions, both good and bad, Soul does a great job of exploring the circle of life, death, and everything in between. Soul even won the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2021.

Mean Girls

Inside Out 2 shows Riley becoming a teenager, with all the new – and overwhelming – emotions that come with it. 2004’s Mean Girls similarly did a great job at showing what teenage life is like, revealing the catty, cliquey, and alienating aspects of high school – but all through the lens of a great, smart comedy, which has turned the movie into a downright classic.

Riley’s First Date?

Originally released as part of the special features on the Inside Out DVD, Riley’s First Date? is a short film that takes place between the first and second movies. In the short, Riley hangs out with a boy, and her emotions (and parents) freak out. Despite being a short film, it even has a post-credits sequence.

Toy Story 3

Just as Riley has grown up in Inside Out 2, Pixar’s Toy Story 3 shows what happens to Andy’s toys now that he’s heading for college. Filled with some surprisingly hard-hitting emotions, Toy Story 3 told a great story, all while exploring what it means to grow up and move on. Not only did Toy Story 3 win the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2011, but it was also nominated for Best Picture.

Camp 

In Inside Out 2, Riley heads to camp where she experiences some new emotions like anxiety and embarrassment as she tries to fit in with her peers. 2003’s Camp is another great movie about a group of teenage misfits at camp who desperately want to fit in, stand out, and make new friends. Making it even funnier is that it’s no ordinary camp, but a theater camp in the Catskills. Camp also served as the breakout role for Anna Kendrick.

Onward

In Onward, two teenage brothers set out to reanimate their dead father. It sounds pretty morbid for a Disney movie, but when you watch it, you’ll realize the film is actually about love, loss, and learning to embrace the life you have, even if it comes with some pain. Just like Inside Out 2, the film packs a hefty emotional punch.

Elemental

Inside Out 2 personified emotions like Joy, Fear, and Anger, and Pixar’s 2023 hit Elemental personified the elements, bringing life and personality to fire, water, wind, and more. But beneath the surface, the movie is actually about immigration, discrimination, and diversity. Elemental became a sleeper hit at the box office, ultimately grossing almost $500 million.

Strange World

Just as Riley experiences new emotions as a teenager, so does Ethan in Strange World. Not only is he on a quest to save his father, but he’s also got a crush on another boy. On top of its LGBTQ representation, Strange World was filled with adventure in a thrilling world inspired by classic Jules Verne stories. It also had a great voice cast that included Jake Gyllenhaal, Lucy Liu, and Gabrielle Union.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Based on the iconic 1998 YA novel of the same name, The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows a group of high schoolers who must navigate their teenage years and all the good and bad emotions that come with it. Fans of Inside Out 2 will relate to the way the film depicts being a teenager and all the elevated, joyous, messy emotions that are experienced during that time.

Where to watch movies like Inside Out 2 online

Check out our list below to find out where to stream ten movies like Inside Out 2 online in the United States!

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  1. Turning Red

    Turning Red

    2022

    IMDB 7.0 (155k)

    #1

    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.

  2. Soul

    Soul

    2020

    IMDB 8.0 (386k)

    #2

    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.

  3. Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    2004

    IMDB 7.1 (440k)

    #3

    Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

  4. Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    2010

    IMDB 8.3 (899k)

    #4

    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.

  5. Strange World

    Strange World

    2022

    IMDB 5.7 (46k)

    #5

    A journey deep into an uncharted and treacherous land, where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades—a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest, and by far most crucial, mission.

  6. Elemental

    Elemental

    2023

    IMDB 7.0 (133k)

    #6

    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.

  7. Riley's First Date?

    #7

    Riley, now 12, who is hanging out with her parents at home when potential trouble comes knocking. Mom's and Dad's Emotions find themselves forced to deal with Riley going on her first "date."

  8. Onward

    Onward

    2020

    IMDB 7.4 (172k)

    #8

    In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

  9. Camp

    Camp

    2003

    IMDB 6.2 (6k)

    #9

    Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every two weeks. Several personal stories come to the fore.

  10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    #10

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love.