Top 10 Saddest Animated Movie Moments


The Top Ten

1 Setsuko's death - Grave of the Fireflies Setsuko's death - Grave of the Fireflies

While the whole movie was like that they would survive but it was very sad that she died - zxm

I'm afraid this might go below the list as not many people saw the movie, but mufasa's death is NOTHING infront of this. This masterpiece, as realistic as it is, makes you wonder if there exists any humanity, And of course, doesn't answer that question. This is by far the saddest movie evvveeer.

Very depressing...

Setsuko's death.
What can I possibly say to describe it? - alimarashian

2 "Married Life" - Up

Sure inside out, toy story 3, the lion king, and maybe frozen/big hero 6 had some really touching moments but nothing and I mean nothing compares to how heart felt more than the first 11 minutes of Up so it should be number 1 guys.

There were like 4 amazingly emotional scenes in this movie. But " Married Life" is what the movie is known for. - alimarashian

Yes this has many sad scenes - zxm

Sad - Cyclne

3 Bing Bong fading away - Inside Out

Bing bong fading away was the only scene I cried for in years. - alimarashian

I didn't cry at this! - mimitchi33

You mean a year ago?

I mean I had not cried in movie before that for a long time, probably since Toy story 3. - alimarashian

"Take Riley to the moon for me."
It just reminded me of all beautiful, inspiring things that you create for yourself disappearing - Swiftdawn

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4 Sully says goodbye to Boo - Monsters, Inc.

This one is better than toy story 3

I cried.

Sully says goodbye to Boo.
The soundtrack here kills you :( - alimarashian

5 The incinerator scene - Toy Story 3

Tge Incinirator scene.
Probably the most shcoking 1 minute of the animation industry ever. - alimarashian

6 Mufasa's death - The Lion King

Stop crying over Mufasa's death, people!

He forced a whole animal species to starve for no good reason. Thus, he deserves to die!

Mufasa was just a fictional character. No reason to find his death sad.

Mufasa deserved to die. He was an awful character.

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7 "When She Loved Me" - Toy Story 2

"When She loved me" was so touching and true! We just can't stop blaming ourselves after that. - alimarashian

8 Andy giving away his toys - Toy Story 3

Andy giving away his toys, and when woody waves him, and watch him go... Amazing. - alimarashian

So Long Partner

9 Buzz finds out he's just a toy - Toy Story

When buzz finds out he's just a toy, and when woody admits to buzz. - alimarashian

Buzz Really Learned A Lesson There

This was not sad

10 Tadashi dies - Big Hero 6

The Contenders

11 Baymax dies in the portal - Big Hero 6
12 Dumbo visits his mom - Dumbo

It's a pity Dumbo had to leave his mother right after she finished singing her beautiful lullaby to him.

One of the most saddest Disney films throughout history. Gets me every time that part. Just get tearful constantly.

13 Ebenezer Scrooge witnesses his child being neglected in the boarding school - Disney's a Christmas Carol
14 "Family means no body gets left behind" - Lilo and Stitch

I didn't cry at this movie, not even close, but for some reason I liked it. "Family means no body gets left behind". - alimarashian

What does that mean?

There was this scene when stich was lost and repeats this sentence( he heard it before from Lilo) and he really meant it. - alimarashian

15 Hector fading away - Coco
16 Marjane leaves Iran - Persepolis

The scene was multicultural, when she said goodbye to all her family just to be free, when she said goodbye to her dead uncle where she doesn't know exactly is burried. Going to north of Iran for the last time for that amazing weather, a weather she never ever found anywhere else. Her grandmother was the most tear jerking one. - alimarashian

17 Naoko appears after her death - The Wind Rises

When she died and he saw her agai, fading in the wind :( - alimarashian

18 Branch's grandma dies - Trolls

Oh come on this was a stupid film and death unlike the rest of this list whoever put this on here needs to have he or she's eyes checked.

This is ssooo saddd

19 SpongeBob and Patrick die - SpongeBob Movie

Kid and adult I cry while watching this scene

20 Frank tries to survive the humans - Sausage Party

The Sausage Party reminds me of The Attack On Titan

21 Cinderella's clothes get ripped - Cinderella

Probably more shocking than sad. There was this scene and of course her getting locked up. - alimarashian

Looks like ugly Jersey Shore and Bridezilla in Disney version

22 My mother - Alvin and The Chipmunks

Unless if it is the cartoon of ATC the scene of alvin and the chipmunks is God awful.

23 The end - Anomalisa

The fact that nothing changed and he's gotta deal with his former life all over again is very sad. - alimarashian

24 Dory reunites with her parents - Finding Dory

I cried at this in the theater, along with two other scenes! - mimitchi33

25 Death of Optimus Prime - Transformers the Movie (1986)
26 Hans betrays Anna - Frozen

Elsa and anna

27 Ralph really is a bad guy - Wreck-It Ralph

I've seen a few people who haven't seen the film but hate Vanellope. This part will make them think otherwise, not only does Ralph destroy the poor girl's kart, but also her dreams of being a racer.

28 Manny's flashback - Ice Age

This one is so underrated that lt's never on any of the lists. The story of Mannys entire family being murderred is told only using cave paintings & his eyes. His friends can only feel his pain. It suddenly becomes clear why he's such a hardass all of the time.

29 The Iron Giant's sacrifice - The Iron Giant
30 Mama Coco remembers her father - Coco

Why isn’t this one higher? It made me tear up!

31 I can't stop loving you - Metropolis
32 Vash gets shot and nearly dies in the quicksand - Trigun: Badlands Rumble
33 The girl loses happiness and sadness - Inside Out

First of all, the girl is Riley. Second of all, Happiness' really name is Joy. - mimitchi33

34 Stoick gets shot by Toothless - How to Train Your Dragon 2
35 Ahsoka leaves the Jedi behind - Star Wars: The Clone Wars
36 Red's childhood - The Angry Birds Movie
37 Hank inks himself - Finding Dory

As someone with bladder issues, I could totally relate with him! - mimitchi33

38 Marlin tells Dory she's useful and gave them lots of help - Finding Dory

When Marlin brought up memories of events from Finding Nemo, I started to remember how great my childhood memories of watching that movie were! - mimitchi33

39 Nick's flashback - Zootopia
40 Smurfette's death - Smurfs: The Lost Village
41 Beware the Wheelers - Return the Oz
42 Chernabog raises Hell - Fantasia
43 Tiny Tim dies during Scrooge's vision of the future - A Christmas Carol
44 Very Good Advice - Alice in Wonderland
45 Alice's tearful lament being lost in the middle of nowhere in Wonderland - Alice in Wonderland
46 The King of Fools - The Hunchback of Notre Name
47 Gin's disappearance - Hotarubi No Mori E

I could never have been sadder than I was when Gin dies.

48 Bambi's mother dies - Bambi

I honestly can't watch or even read about this without envisioning Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Darth Vader, Osama Bin Laden, Voldemort, Cinderella's stepmother, Ingrid Newkirk, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees crying at the same time!

49 Charlie saves Anne-Marie but not himself - All Dogs Go to Heaven

I've heard of bungled rescues, but this is ridiculous!

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Top Remixes

1. Setsuko's death - Grave of the Fireflies
2. Tadashi dies - Big Hero 6
3. Mufasa's death - The Lion King
1. Setsuko's death - Grave of the Fireflies
2. The incinerator scene - Toy Story 3
3. Sully says goodbye to Boo - Monsters, Inc.


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