Top 10 Saddest Disney Movie Moments

Here's a list of Disney moments I thought were terribly sad!

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21 Tod's mother dies - The Fox and The Hound
22 Woody says goodbye to Andy - Toy Story 3

I cry literally every time

So long partner.

So long... partner...

This is more relatable than fairies, jungle dynasties and beastly fantasies... why the heck is it so down in the list...?

23 Old Yeller gets killed - Ol' Yeller

I have not seen this in YEARS I still remember when Old Yeller is killed I cry because I think of my dog being killed or taken away from me. :'(

This scene was just sad

Imagine having to shoot your own dog


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24 Tinkerbell almost lost her glow - Peter Pan 1953

I agree. Tinkerbell is like, my favorite character (old one, not the new one) since I was 4 or 5. Seeing her almost die, makes me cry every time.

The real sad part is that Peter Pan is best known as a Disney movie when it was originally a JM Barrie play

This scene is a scene that's sad but very forgotten in Disney, Even though Peter Pan is one of Disneys biggest hits. But this scene is where Tinkerbell just saved Peter's life and gets stuck under some rubble from the explosion that almost killed Peter and and almost dies. Peter goes off looking for Tink shouting "Tinkerbell? " Then finally finds her. Then he says stuff like "Wha-Your not gonna give up now are you? " And Tink's light almost flickers out. It made me feel bad for Peter and Tink. - WaltDisneytoptens1937

25 Goodbye Boo - Monsters, Inc. 2002
26 Very good advice - Alice In Wonderland

Just watching Alice give up after becoming hopelessly lost is bad enough. But when the poor girl breaks down crying, that's all it takes for the heartstrings to snap in two.

She was lost and had to spend her time with the mad hatter. Although that was a thrilling ride for her, she had to see the Queen of Hearts chop off heads. She had became lost and would drink a drink, potentially poisonous. Do just MAYBE get home. that takes courage. I wouldn't drink a strange drink for that.

27 Baymax dies in the portal. - Big Hero 6
28 Tears Of Joy - Inside Out

This is the only new generation movie I actually like and my currently favorite Disney movie followed by Lilo and Stitch.

If you meant the part in the memory dump. Then yes. Its truly sad

This part was really heartbreaking

I'm sorry to ruin you this sad moment but...

if joy cried

then there are emotions inside emotions inside emotions inside emotions...

29 You really are a bad guy - Wreck-it-Ralph

Vanellope thinks Ralph betrayed while Ralph thinks he's protecting Vanellope

This scene didn't make me cry as much, but it was absolutely HEARTWRECHING. when she said "you really are a bad guy" I didn't know how I feel. I was just like :0

30 Anna Freezes - Frozen

Frozen haters need to get over themselves. This is a sad scene. There have been sadder, but that doesn't make this one not be sad itself and certainly not "funny" as some of you have unfortunately claimed.

This isn't sad - pugiscool

Why does everyone hate Frozen so much?! Someone who's still NORMAL explain this to me! If you hate it because there was no "Prince Heroic Action", and it was the sisters who saved each other, you people NEED TO GET A GRIP! IT'S THE 20TH CENTURY FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! geez Louise! Frankly, I LOVVVEE IT! (fight me)

31 Baloo almost dies - The Jungle Book 1967
32 Broken Family - Lilo & Stitch 2002

I cried a little when I saw this part. - PBSDoink2002

Should be first

33 Ella's mother dies - Cinderella 2015
34 Fawn cries because she will never see Gruff again - Tinkerbell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast 2014

This part is so sad! I love all of the movies and I would watch over and over again on a rainy day but when I watched this movie I was crying so much and I could not watch this anymore because it is so said. Fawn is my favorite fairy and Gruff is my favorite animal of Pixie Hollow and it was so sad when everyone was saying goodbye and especially Fawn because she said she loved him and I thought that they were going to live happily ever after and I really hope that they make another Tinker bell where they find a way to get Gruff back because that would be my favorite movie! I love these movies though and this on is my favorite because of all the hearts it touched and mine it touched the most! I love these movies and they better make more because if they don't I will be so sad.

This is totally sad because this scene makes me cry. If genies are real, I will wish to make Tinkerbell true and I will also wish to make Gruff will not sleep for a thousand years so that Fawn and the fairies will play with him and be happy and I'll so wish to make fairies and Gruff live for a thousand years (ageless) like vampires.

I saw this movie like a thousand times and I always cryied at this part. I knew this was coming (it�'s a bit predictable) and couldn�'t stop my tears going down my cheeks.
I think I�'ve never cried that much with any other Disney film, it was really sad.
I would really have loved them being all together, but sometimes you have to put some realism, so this is what you get.

35 Rapunzel gets locked up in the tower - Tangled
36 The King and Queen Die - Frozen

(glaring at all the creators of Frozen in anger, fury, rage and indignation) Come on, you lazy creators of Frozen, the king and the queen really deserve better canon fates than deaths you know. They could've least undone any of their mistakes in canon but no, instead you just had to kill them off, leaving their little girl, Elsa still being too caught up in her concerns, misguidance, fears and guilt since the accident back when she was only eight.

37 Kerchak Dies - Tarzan

This is a really underrated scene, how Kerchak finally calls Tarzan his son before he dies

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38 Nick's flashback - Zootopia
39 Barbossa sacrifices himself - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
40 Gurgi's Death - The Black Cauldron

Come on! How can no one think of this? I cried so many times watching this scene. Poor Gurgi. He thinks that no one cares about him. He's still on my top 10 list of fave characters, and I'm pretty sure he's 1 or 2 on my saddest deaths list. And that's out of several different movies and books.

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Top Remixes (6)

1. The death of the King of Pride Rock - The Lion King 1994
2. "Baby Mine" - Dumbo 1941
3. The Beast Dies - Beauty and the Beast 1991
1. The death of the King of Pride Rock - The Lion King 1994
2. Bambi's Mom's death - Bambi 1942
3. Dory's backstory - Finding Dory
1. "You're a sensation!" - Dumbo 1941
2. "Goodbye May Seem Forever" - The Fox and the Hound 1981
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