Saddest Animated Movies

The Top Ten

1 Up

This movie proves that just because a movie is animated, that doesn't mean it can't be sad! - TheMuslimMemer

2 Grave of the Fireflies

I get that people are entitled to their opinions, but I really think it is a FACT that this is not only the saddest animated movie of all time, but possibly the saddest movie ever.

Movie tells an amazing story of how war destroyed a young man's life. Heartbreaking moments and soul wrenching animation.

Disney movies will touch your heart, but Studio Ghibli movies will touch your soul

This movie is so depressing, it should be number one... - TatianaJackson

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3 Toy Story 3

Why is this here, its not even damn sad

4 The Lion King

This film isn't sad at all! It's just a boring, depressing piece of garbage!

5 The Fox and the Hound
6 Monsters Inc.
7 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

This was just sad spongebob is happy show it tells the moral of the film that you don't have to be a kid to wim

Its sad that SpongeBob and Patrick dry out.

How is this sad? - Spandy4Eva

8 Once Upon a Forest
9 The Land Before Time

Very good movie but sad and creepy at times also why isn’t Felidae on here?

One of the saddest animated movies I've seen. It makes me cry even today.

This really isn’t very sad compared to things like Grave of the Fireflies and A Silent Voice.

10 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

The Contenders

11 The Good Dinosaur
12 Inside Out


13 Bambi
14 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
15 The Prince of Egypt
16 Rugrats In Paris: The Movie
17 How to Train Your Dragon 2

This movie was so sad. I cried when his dragon left hiccup and when his father died and one more when hiccup tried to take his dragon back

This isn't just a great sequel or a great animated movie. It's just a great movie period, not to mention one of the most emotional movies I've ever seen. The world building and the character development are incredible,and you really care about the characters and what's happening to them. There is also a shocking development towards the end that will have fans of the film tagging it as the franchises "Luke, I am your father" moment.

There are not a lot of movies that can move your emotions in the way How to Train your Dragon 2 can, and that is truly the mark of a great movie.

I cry every time I see this movie.

It is a rip off of the original, which is very stupid

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18 Charlotte's Web
19 The Iron Giant
20 Pokémon: The First Movie
21 Dumbo

Dumbo and his mother during the song "Baby mine"gets me every time.

22 All Dogs Go to Heaven
23 Ratatouille
24 The Plague Dogs
25 Wreck-It-Ralph
26 Shrek

Saddest animated movie ever, its more sad than Monsters Inc. It's sad when Shrek's heart is broken - Lucasw14

27 Watership Down

This is apparently a kid's movie. Yes, rating was terrible back in the day.

Gory! A death in 10 minutes. Yep one of the most scariest movies ever!

28 Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Vash nearly died after got shot and fell into a quicksand.

Sorry about the spoiler

29 Wall-E
30 Song of the Sea
31 Finding Nemo
32 Cars 3
33 Barnyard
34 Frozen
35 Pocahontas
36 Rock and Rule
37 Metropolis
38 Bleach The Movie: Memories of Nobody
39 The Chipmunk Adventure
40 The Transformers: The Movie
41 The Rugrats Movie
42 Big Hero 6
43 How to Train Your Dragon

This is such a cute movie

44 Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
45 9

What is the plot?

46 The Suicide Shop

What is the plot?

47 The Wind Rises
48 Ringing Bell
49 When the Wind Blows
50 The Lego Movie
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Toy Story 3
2. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
3. Up
1. Once Upon a Forest
2. The Good Dinosaur
3. The Land Before Time
1. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
2. Up
3. Toy Story 3

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