Saddest Disney and Pixar Animated Movies


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1Inside Out

This movie makes me cry during the time when Joy and Bing Bong fall into the pit where Riley forgets memories and stuff. It made me cry when Joy cried. I mean, it's the EMOTION joy. The emotion who brings us happiness and she cried. And when Bing Bong sacrificed himself and told Joy to take Riley to the moon as he was soon forgotten. It also saddened me at the ending.

I think by far its one of the best animated movies I have seen. Its very touching too.

The great thing about this movie is that it isn't perfect. How would you like it if Joy had never fallen into the pit with Bing Bong and Bing Bong was never forgotten and they all made it back to headquarters and the moral of the story was, "Quit wining and hot glue a smile onto your face." But instead, (Spoiler alert) Joy falls into the pit, we get a beautiful scene where Bing Bong sacrifices himself so that Joy and Sadness can save the trainwreck that is at this point Riley, which they do and even though everything doesn't end perfectly, at least there's progress being made, and the moral is, "You can't live without sadness and that emotions never die."

This movie makes me cry every time I hear it's theme song, watch a trailer about it, or whenever I watch the movie! This is by far Pixar's best movie yet! I'm not going to spoil it, though! It is the saddest movie I've ever seen! - doctorman

Its very sad movie

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The first 10 minutes had everyone in the theater bawling, adults as well as children. Such a sweet film. It's also comedic it had us laughing one minute and crying the next. I recently watched it for about the 100th time, and I still cried at least 5 times. It's also quite a relatable film as it involves love, loss, friendship, etc.. It's so powerful and just an overall fantastic story which I'm sure everybody, young or old, would enjoy. I can't recommend it enough!

This movie gave me so much emotion in the first 10 minutes! It is a very sweet and sad movie. - doctorman

All these movies are extremely sad, but I always cry watching up... Who said guys don't cry?! :'( - Ninja_Potato123

This may sound a bit crazy but I didn't find this sad

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3Big Hero 6

I really think this is an emotional movie. I cry every time I watch it! - Lina1028

Big Hero 6 reminds me of this other movie, Frank And Robot

My mother and sister cried when they saw this

Very emotional. It's the best Disney movie and emotional

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I hope hunters take this lesson seriously: Stop killing animals for no reason! They don't deserve it, and Bambi's story is definitely not fake. It's happening to millions of animals worldwide, and we have to stop it! Imagine if someone shot your mother or father! How would you feel? Why would hunters do that? I remember walking into Dick's and seeing all the hunting things and CRYING! I never cry! I hate it! Please make the torture stop, hunters!

The guy who shot Bambi's character is the worst Disney character of all time

I almost became a vegan after I watched the mom die

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5Toy Story 3

If you grew up watching the Toy Story movies as I did this one pulls at your heart strings. If your like me you feel like you grew up with Andy's toys as well and so there's that emotional connection you share with the characters. Not the saddest Disney movie but definitely top 5.

Cried at the ending and when they accepted there death and held hands

This, was a very emotional movie, and I would've been satisfied if this was the ending of the Toy Story franchise. But we've got Toy Story 4 coming out, and I hope Pixar can work it's magic

What a crap movie, toy story is the worst film franchise of all time - DragonHarrier

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I cry at this movie every time. Even if I am not a daughter I still love the Mother - Daughter relationship. The ending is so sad.

The end makes you very sad, and also it's very touching! Lovely movie!

This movie one of Pixars greatest but everyone seems to disagree

The end it's whelming

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7The Hunchback of Notre DameV2 Comments
8The Fox and the Hound

This should be #1. Watch it and if you don't cry or even get sad, there's something wrong with you.

The only Disney film to ever make me cry, and I saw it as a teenager! - Donut

Two individuals driven apart by sociatal norms. This happens in REAL LIFE. - megaboss

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9Monsters, Inc.V3 Comments
10Toy Story 2V1 Comment

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11The Lion King

I think The Lion King is the saddest Disney movie because Simba's Daddy died. By his own brother, that's just sad and they talked about it nearly talked about it for nearly all of the second part, but by the way, The Lion King is the best Disney movie ever!

When Mufasa died, I was weeping uncontrollably, I have to admit.

This was supper sad when his dad dies this should be at least in the top five

This one didn't make me cry at all. It's a great movie but it definitely isn't very sad

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WHY ANIMAL CRUELTY WHY! okay number one its not ethical to whip a innocent animal number two why are you separating dem

The seen where Dumbo's mother is rocking him in her trunk and dumbo starts to cry makes me feel so sad. I feel so sorry for dumbo - Froglamb

This film is so sad especially when Dumbo's mother sings baby mine to him and dumbo gets upset,this film is so sad

13Wreck-It Ralph

The scene were Ralph has to destroy the car that he and Vanellope made together is completely heartbreaking for me. He is crushing her dreams (both literally and figuratively), because he wants to protect her, and this was the one thing that he had ever made instead of wrecking.

Oh come on, he was literally going to kill himself to save the arcade and this movie is only 14th? - DragonHarrier

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14The Good Dinosaur

It was emotional, but not realistic, and the lack of realism is why this movie is the worst movie ever made by Pixar, it sucks and if they added realism into this movie, then the comet would hit the Earth and the dinosaurs would be extinct, no lie, Lots of fictional movies have lots of realism, and this had none, what a waste of money.

I love The Good Dinosaur it was very touching and moving. Thunderclap is my favorite I wish there where more scenes of him and his flock.

This wasn't as sad as it was scary, but yes, VERY emotional. I never cry in movies, but I DO get a little teary-eyed

It's sad that Disney made it

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This movie defiantly had its sad moments. For example, when Nick was revealed to be a victim of prejudice as a young child was a very sad moment. Also, Judy's heartfelt apology to Nick was sad as well. Inside Out seemed a bit more depressing.

Like real animals everywhere, Nick had to deal with prejudice. Sure, it's fictional, but people kill animals because they think they're harmful or because they did something that wasn't their fault. This isn't exactly the lesson, but I hope someone thought of this once.

It had its moments, but I felt Zootopia was much more cheerful than even Big Hero 6, which might be why I love it so much! - LarkwingFlight

This should be number one

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This isn't that sad. It's a bit emotional, but not sad.

Its one of the most dramatic movies I ever saw but it's not very sad

I thought it was sad but not the saddest Disney Movie

I cry at the fact it exists

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17Finding Dory

At times it could be sad, and it did it well! Rate this 10/10 and is sad when it needs to be.

This one was a tear jerker, I won't spoiler it but my dad cried when my mom was DESCRIBING it

Started bawling in the theater and cried on the way home

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18The Rescuers
19Brother Bear

This movie is a whole entire emotional rollercoaster and I cried.

Definitely should be higher on the list! The story behind Koda is what seals the deal!

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20Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

It's so sad that Snow White dies! I have cried off this

This movie is just so sad! Can't believe the stupid queen poisens her! I always cry when snow white dies!

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