Top 10 Saddest Animated Movies

The Top Ten

1 Grave of the Fireflies

I've not guts to see this movie Again 2nd time my word...

A movie that show how two childrens face war by themselves, and how, slowly, it destroyed their life...

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.

2 Up

This was so sad I cried 3 times, because grandpa was like raising money to get to paridies falls and he was the only one and the old pictures that maded me cry

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

3 Toy Story 3

Why is this here, its not even damn sad

4 The Lion King

To the comment down below me: I would burn you but my mom told me not ta burn trash. also if its not sad then whyd' ya call it depressing? huh?

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

How is this sad? - Spandy4Eva

Its sad that SpongeBob and Patrick dry out.

8 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Saddest ever

9 Once Upon a Forest
10 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.

The Contenders

11 The Good Dinosaur
12 Bambi
13 Inside Out


14 The Prince of Egypt
15 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
16 The Iron Giant
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 Rugrats In Paris: The Movie
19 Charlotte's Web
20 Pokémon: The First Movie

The last scene of this heart touching movie made me to embrace all the pokemon series and still at the age of 15 I am watching it.

21 Dumbo

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

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

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

29 Trigun: Badlands Rumble

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

Sorry about the spoiler

30 Song of the Sea
31 Zootopia
32 Trolls

If you expect this film to be torture, then you might be wrong. Because base the end, you get an if not emotional moment

33 Finding Nemo
34 Cars 3
35 Barnyard
36 Frozen
37 Pocahontas
38 Rock and Rule
39 Metropolis
40 Bleach The Movie: Memories of Nobody
41 The Chipmunk Adventure
42 The Transformers: The Movie
43 The Rugrats Movie
44 Big Hero 6
45 How to Train Your Dragon

This is such a cute movie

46 Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
47 9

What is the plot?

48 The Suicide Shop


What is the plot?

49 The Wind Rises
50 Ringing Bell
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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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