Top Ten Saddest Disney Movies

The Top Ten

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a lot of thing's are making me cry now a day's. I don't know why. I mean I am stuck at home all the time any whey so I don't know, but this movie made me cry so much I couldn't even watch the whole thing, I was just crying whey to much,

What makes a person more sad than seeing a normal romance that has its ups and downs and ends in a way that for the most part, almost every married couple experiences at the end. But it isn't the beginning that makes me the saddest, it's the end, right before the climax when we finally learn what it means to go on an adventure, it doesn't have to include exotic locations, epic romances, great tragedy. All you need is a two people who just get along and enjoy getting along.

Why does Disney have to make movies so sad your wife can't have a child, your wife dies, and then your dad isn't there to watch you grow up like why. Disney's Up is the saddest movie I've ever seen

I've never cried so much watching a kids' film. In fact, when my family and I first watched it at the cinema, adults and children were all in tears. It's an amazing film for the entire family to enjoy, no matter what age. This story is so sad, but also funny, so it will have you crying one minute and laughing the next. I absolutely adore this film, it's beautiful.

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This is a very sad (yet very beautiful and amazing) movie. It first starts with many wonderful animals coming to see the birth of prince Simba. Rafiki, a creepy but a hilarious and loving baboon, raises the cub in the air so the animals can see. Then it shows Scar, the king Mufasa's brother, catching a mouse. Scar was a cruel and selfish lion with a hideous scar running down his eye. Before he eats the mouse, strict Zazu the hornbill comes and tells Scar that king Mufasa is on his way and that Scar must have a good reason why he missed the coming of Simba. Angered by losing his lunch, Scar traps Zazu in his mouth. An angry Mufasa comes and commands Scar to spit him out. Later, Simba grows up into a very loving young cub and has a best buddy named Nala. One day, they venture off into an elephant graveyard. They meet three very hungry hyenas. Before they get eaten, Mufasa saves the cubs, but then scolds Simba. At night, Mufasa's anger leaves, and shows Simba the stars. Then it is shown ...more

The best disney dad, parents and is also one of many of the best disney characters ever is juddered before our very eyes because of his heartless, Hitler like brother who kills him and before I continue I must say that though it's kind of small I find that the fact that scar mocks Mufassa by saying "Long Love The King" is very sad. Odiously it's sooo devastating when Simba cuddles beside his dead father. There are other part of the film that in a way come across as sad but they could also be mixed emotions of drama, sadness and redemption for example Mufassa I mean you don't know weather to be sad because Mufassa can not physically be with Simba or to be happy that He lives in Simba and that he will claim the throne. Anyway I still think that this movie is without a doubt the saddest Disney movie ever made

I watched this movie one night and, in the stampede scene, the music was getting intense, and I started to cry, because I knew Mufasa was about to reach the end of his journey. Another moment that I found emotional was a happier moment: the scene where Mufasa reminded Simba to remember who he was, which made Simba return to his home. Frankly, this is the most emotional Disney movie I’ve ever seen.

Simba's father's death has many points of making it sad: Simba thinks it's his fault, his father isn't coming back, and that his own uncle killed his father to just be stupid king, showing a theme of love and betrayal. I love this movie! It's the most amazing Disney movie to me!

The Fox and the Hound The Fox and the Hound Product Image

The Fox and the Hound is a Disney classic and its pretty underrated. I feel like this movie is one of the saddest of the Disney movies because I feel like friendship is very important. And how Tod and Copper lost their friendship. My eyes were filled with tears during the whole course of the movie. I was crying like a baby when Widow Tweed had to leave Tod and worst of all the song was not making it better. If your looking for a downer this is your movie.

This was one of my favorites as a kid. I cried then and even now when I hear the song best of friends I tear up. I really wish this had ended better like the old man being eaten by the bear and the dogs and Todd going to live with the old lady.almost every Disney movie has a good ending why’d they have to break my heart this time?

This movie stands not only as Disney's most mature meaning, but also as one of their more somber pictures as well. The two fox and the hound (it's been forever since I saw this movie but I now one of them's named todd) make friends and, like has happened in my life multiple times, they are forced to become opposite sides on the battlefield because of the roles that they were meant to play that were laid out by society.

This one was a real sucker punch right in the feels, because they know that they can't be friends, you know it too, and even though they still regard each other as friends, they can never have any friendly interactions ever again. If you are looking for a great story that will leave you with a sense of realism, and you have not seen this film, then I could not possibly recommend it more.

Bambi Bambi Product Image

"BAMBI, RUN! " was his moms last words as her heart slowed down. Bambi runs to his mothers side,as she closes her eyes "M-mama? " Bambi says as he starts to cry. he only got to spend one day with his mother before she died.

I just see Bambi lose her mother its really sad because on this movies humans do all the problems,too if you look at ''bambi 2 the forest prince'' Where the dad is there. Bambi dream of her mother. and she was saying: I'm here'' and when he wake up he hear this ''i'm here'' and he follow this to the plains and then there is dogs coming to kill him and human try to kill with a gun,this is really intense. I don't think hunter should be that cruel. this is so sad I cried everytime

This was the first movie I saw in a theatre at 5 years old. My mom told me I cried for days. I kept asking her why Bambi’s mother had to die. To this day I still cannot bring myself to watch it...

This should be at least number 2. I mean, the poor little dear is abandoned because the mom dies. Then other deer get mad at him for no reason, it's a really sad movie.

Old Yeller Old Yeller Product Image

omg saddest movie I've ever watched so depressing I watched it an hour ago and I'm still crying I don't recommend it if you love animals like me I am left devastated.

Hi everyone! This movie made my cry so bad it was horrific I hate when my dad and my sis sees my cry I run in the bathroom and I was in the bathroom for 1 HOUR crying and waited until the movie was over I'm SO surprised that was not the first most saddest Disney movie!

Sixth grade, this year- watched this in school. It was great but... I couldn't help but sob my eyes out. Along with the rest of our class.

Years ago at my school, my teacher showed us this movie, but when the shooting part came, the teacher turned it off, and started crying because it reminds her of her dog when he died. So sad. :(

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YMS was right. This is way too overrated. Yeah, the animation is good, but it's supposed to be. It's Pixar. Its not even Pixar quality. The animation from cars is on par with this. Its also very predictable. Copying from... TOY STORY 2. Seriously, Pixar. I thought only blue sky could do that. And TOY STORY 4... I thought only Dreamworks would do that... ( Madagascar 4, anyone? ) But, some elements are well written and are nice... Except for Spanish buzz. At that point the writers gave up. 5/10 for me

the sad really sad part was when you find out why the bear is so mean, it still makes me cry, the really fun part is the ken trying on all of his outfits, so funny, it makes the really sad parts better.

when they where go to die, that was it for me here come's the crying, then they where ok, it was very sad to see andy go away, but the toy's got a very good home, that little bonne is so cute.

When andy says goodbye I felt was the saddest moment in Disney history as everyone knows Woody being Andy's favorite toy and best friends then at the end of Toy Story 3 that changes.

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First,lets bring this to the top 3-5.
Second, I think he is better than the other small earred craps.

Live Action: He is called fake.nHis mom is taken away and Mermiad sings "Baby Mine." He is taken to the mean guy and he wants to keep him and kill him. He is stuck in the firr and goes back to the wild.

1941: One of the first Disney movies. He is hallucinating by PEoP. He is bullied by others and I lovr when the mom goes crazy. And in the end they got Mrs.Jumbo back and they live at the circus. Dumbo is my favorite disney character. So I'm sitting with a vintage blue hat Dunno and (warning off topic) Minecraft Adult Mooshroom.

Dunno is my favorite because he has oversized ears and (live action) in. The movie the people calls him fake and dumbo's mom was taken.

How is Dumbo not even on the list!? A baby elephant shunned for having oversized ears, his mother locked up for protecting him, and people treating him average circus freak. I cry every time I see the mother rocking little Dumbo from her cage. And it plays that song, "Baby my," I think it's called. Gets me every time.

This is the only movie in which I cry just for seeing a clip of it online. I ball from the moment I start the movie because I just know the sadness that will happen next... This is the only disney movie that puts me in that particular sorrow. So it being #9 is extremely ridiculous and a disservice to this amazing movie.

Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia Product Image

I watched it with my family, God! it was so sad. My eye's couldn't stop tearing up and then bursting out in gushes of water! That night, in bed I couldn't stop thinking about how frigging sad it was! and you guessed it, I started crying. Again. I haven't ever cried that much for a movie. why Disney, why?
It was a truly great movie, though.

I watched this movie a week ago I just can't get it out of my mind Lesles death was so unexpected I had no idea it will happen it's my favorite movie but its really depressing it is so thoughtful and but its just too sad. I don't know... Do I hate it or do I love it. It should of been number 1. I think its not because not so many people have watched it

I cried for an hour after first watching this movie and I have cried every time since. I kept hoping that Leslie would be alive. I mean come on! Leslie was his only friend and his family never treated him great either, so we might as well take away the only joy he has? No!

So sad. I mean, it was the first Disney movie where a character dies and doesn't come back to life. Ever. I was just waiting through the whole movie for the girl to come back to life in some way or form and it never happened. How much more depressing can you get then a death in young love? Jesh Disney.

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As embarrassing as this is for a 19 year old Dude (Don't judge me because I am 1 of these dudes who Barely cry over Disney movies or other emotional stuff because I'm too cool to be so Sappy.), I will admit that I shed a few tears watching Big Hero 6 at the cinema (and I am considered a Badass which is Shameful.)
It felt like a Disney Cliche that Hiro's brother died but what completely upset me was that Baymax was going to stay in that strange doom like Dimension and was going to risk his life to save the Cool Chick (Callagen's Daughter Abigail) and Hiro (Shame on my reputation.)completely Broke me.
But the ending was so good. After thinking that Tadashi and Baymax were gone for good (Damn Disney, Y U MAKE ACTUALLY SUCH AMAZING CHARACTERS THAT HAVE TO PERISH! )I was relieved that Baymax came back in the end (and quickly dried up the tears that were destroying my Manliness.)
Beware of this movie. It will test your Manliness like it did for me.

My emotion on seeing Baymax die is always crying, sadness. It feels so realistic. That's a statement frozen can't make. Frozen this, frozen that. People think it's perfect when they haven't seen the best cgi disney film of the 2010s! If Anna really died and Elsa lived, it would make it feel sad that she did. Elsa deserved to die. She put so many people in danger. She could've killed people. If she told Anna, none of this could've happened! It's also a cliche story: opening song, Disney Princesses, something bad happens, another song, ANOTHER SONG ONLY 60 SECONDS AFTER THE AFOREMENTIONED SONG, character cameo, Royal Princey Boy, ANOTHER SONG, something bad happens again, ANOTHER SONG, one of them goes out to find her, FILLER, 3rd protagonist, ANOTHER SONG AGAIN, 4th hero, Elsa almost kills Anna, They meet the trolls, YET ANOTHER SONG, Elsa is found and jailed, That stupid "Almost Kiss" cliche, the Prince turns to the villain, one of the girls dies and ends up living because of ...more

When I first watched the movie I thought its alright. But when Hiro mentioned his parents dead and the part were he loses Tadashi and Baymax, I was already going hysterical and I cried for nearly 2 weeks.

This is, by far, the best and saddest Disney movie ever. It's about a boy who lost so much already yet he tries to deal with his problems. Hiro has so many sad moments: his parents killed, being bullied at school resulting into doing illegal stuff, losing his brother, going into depression for god knows how many weeks, losing baymax and being nearly the last hamada in generations of hamadas.

Sad, right? I've heard of Disney characters with a bad history, but Hiro's was the worst. He may have been one of the greatest heroes but behind the scenes, he is an orphan (well, not exactly. Aunt cass is raising him so…). You people should try to understand the movie and think about it. The movie teaches us how to deal with life's problems and obstacles.

And by the way, ...more

I was moved by all the characters and this has become one of my favorite Disney movies recently. It's an emotional roller coaster! The deaths of so many people in Hiro's life, everything! I just don't know why this isn't higher on the list! I'm a teen and I was in tears more than once! Great, great movie! Hilarious but sad!

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This movie is so beautiful but so sad. It just goes from cheery song to sad moment to sadder song and repeat. It's very well done, but it certainly leaves a sense of somberness throughout the entire movie. Beautiful, but oh so sad.

I found that it was sad but in the end brother bear choice to give up his life as a human just to take care of the cub how's mum he killed to make up for what he did. That is why it is my number 10

I never remembered this movie being THIS sad? In my eyes it is the saddest disney movie ever. Never thought something could be sadder than mufasa's death or bambi's mother death but here we are. And the movie is just so beautiful, a must watch.

I've watched all the movies in the top 10 at least once in my life; most of them as a child.

However last night I decided to watch Brother Bear, as I remebered liking it as a child, and damn... I've never cried so much at any movie in my life. At the start when his eldest brother dies, I cried, then when I thought I was okay again, Kenai gets changed into a bear, and you see his Eldest Brother again, which reminded me of him in life, making me cry a bit more. Then seeing Kenai's older brother trying to kill him, a tear or two came to my eye. Finally, finding out about how Kenai was the one to kill Koda's mother... that really set me off...

and by the way, I am a 17 year old male athlete... I haven't cried at anything for years, but this just made my into a sprinkler...

The Contenders

Inside Out Inside Out Product Image

Bing Bong is another favorite character. He died and the islands broke down and Riley runs away and breaks down in tears steal from mom's purse sadness thinks riley didn't need her. But she does because the parents would bot have seen her riley would be alone
I love bing bong he is my imaginary friend

I've literally seen every Disney animated feature length movie. This movie is by far the saddest movie of them all. The last 15 minutes save it a little bit, but overall I almost turned it off multiple times and that never happens. Ironic that one of the few Disney movies that have both parents make it through the whole movie is the saddest movie of them all.

It's a really great movies but packed with so many different emotions. When Bing Bing sacrifices himself so Joy can made it to HQ that's super sad. And then he just fades away. I really thought they might have gone back to HQ and tried to bring his memory back to the girl. Then when Joy tried to leave Sadness because she would've changed all the core memories I was like BETRAYAL! but overall it was great but super sad at moments

Riley moves away, Joy and Sadness get lost in Headquarters, Islands fall down, Bing Bong loses his rocket, Joy and BIng Bong fall in dump, Joy cries, Bing Bong is forgotten, Sadness thinks Riley no longer needs her and cries, Riley breaks down in tears. So much sadness.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre Dame Product Image

wow this is a very sad movie, if judge frollo ( one of the wort people in a disney ever ) hated quasimodo so much then why did he even take him?, I cry every time I watch this movie.

It frankly astounds me that this isn't on the list, over such items as Beauty and the Beast - but then again, I suppose it isn't one of Disney's most instantly recalled films for most people. This film has it all - it shows the callous murder of Quasimodo's mother, his near-drowning as a baby, his cruel parental figure in Judge Frollo... god, it's horrendously sad. Frollo raises him believing that due to his hunchbacked, incongrous appearance, he is worthless. He is imprisoned for pretty much all of his youth in Notredame, and dreams of being accepted by the exciting, enticing outside world. When he finally manages to sneak outside to a carnival, he is publicly humiliated by all - under the orders of his own "father"-figure, Frollo. He is painfully tied up like an animal, ridiculed, and spun around on a wheel while pelted with vegetables people throw at him. It's a crushing scene. Later, his heart is broken when the kindly Esmeralda - who is seemingly the only person in the entire ...more

Just watched this movie today. I got misty-eyed whenever Quasimodo cried. He was judged, publicly humiliated and abused. Frollo was willing to search the whole city to find Esmeralda and kill her. He burnt down the house of an innocent miller who had a wife and daughter. I nearly cried when Quasimodo thought that Esmeralda had died.

I haven't seen most Disney movies - I've only seen 16, but this one was the saddest for me. I haven't seen The Lion King or Bambi (although when I saw the clip from The Lion King it made me cry), The Hunchback of Notre Dame was the saddest for me. The scene where Quasimodo hugs Esmerelda made me tear up and bawl, and the scene where Frollo passes away I felt so bad for him and cried and when I thought Quasimodo was going to die I was so sad and cried. I'm sorry if I hurt anyone

Finding Nemo Finding Nemo Product Image

Put yourself in Marlin's fins (pun intended): You live in a nice neighborhood at the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, because you love the ocean. You have like 400 children with your wife (I think), Coral. One day, what you once loved has taken all that away including Coral and your children...almost. One has survived who has been greatly deformed and is your only chance at happiness. You swear to his life, but when your guard is let down he is taken away: your happiness. Now you fight what you once loved and now hate, because it has ruined your life. How about that? Long story short: AMAZING AND VERY EMOTIONAL. Note: A barracuda ate Coral and Marlin's other children but Nemo states that he hates the ocean, but he claimed himself that he loved the view of the ocean before the barracuda. What a HECK of a review. Five Stars.

The beginning is sooo sad I cry just hearing the music...and Marlin's love for Nemo is just so strong a father won't let the ocean stop him to find his boy! This is such a great movie and its beautiful too.

Every time I watch this movie, I always cry. I watch this movie since young and even though I watch it for like a thousand times I still cry.

It's about a relatively small fish finding his only son in a vast world of ocean. How can you not be genuinely attached to it?

Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast Product Image

I cry watching this movie! The saddest scene is when Beast let Belle go for her sake~ Awwh, I am still crying while reminiscing the scene. He is at the state of needing her the most but prioritize her at that critical moment.

I thought they bad guy dieing was how all Disney movies ended.

Not sad but for the castle staff being antiques

Not sad at all

Monster's Inc Monster's Inc Product Image

I cried when Sully saw boo again at the end :'(. This is my favorite disney movie, but that particular part definitely made me cry.

So sad when sully started to cry over boo because he had to leave her to a safer place

I felt something inside of me when Sully left boo. and when Sully saw boo again at the end ( Lets Say...I Was Dead Inside )

When Sully said good-bye to Boo and the end were the parts when I was crying.

Pinocchio Pinocchio Product Image

The award for darkest disney movie goes to Pinocchio

I felt bad for Pinocchio as well.

This wins for the most villains

Wall-E Wall-E Product Image

For an emotional pixar movie such as Wall-E-- It's disappointing to see that this wouldn't get into at least near the "top five" rank on the list. Adoring the cute and memorable moments of Wall-E, it's adventuring to see him journey on through a large space shuttle-- far from earth just to finally form a bond between him and EVE. Not only the film was emotional, and contains up to great unforgettable exploit, but the humor really brings people into getting closer to as many characters as possible. But the actual reason why this movie would be able to bring tears into the beings of today, and six years ago-- was that Wall-E has literally sacrificed his old-- and trashed world-- and enter a new dramatic exploration, and finally end with humanity returning to the planet, unite with a loving companion, and restore its' one purpose of containing official life.

When Wall-E doesn't remember anything after the reboot :'( and when EVE sees the security footage of Wall-E taking care of her :'( this movie should be #1 on the list! I would never cry for Bambi or The Lion King or Up.

Obviously. It's the saddest. It's so beautiful and so romantic, it drains out my tear supply.

It's so beautiful, I cry every single time someone mentions it.

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How is this not in the top 5? A girl is taken from her parents as a baby so she can be used for magical properties. She spends 18 years in a tower, never leaving it, until she meets a guy who agrees to take her to see her dream. Then she gets taken back to the tower, and when the guy (who she also falls in love with) attempts to rescue her again, he gets killed right in front of her eyes by her prisoner. It’s an emotional roller-coaster, and pretty devastating if you ask me. You people are heartless for not choosing this as top 5.

A girl is abducted by a witch. Her dreams are shattered. She has nowhere to go. She is isolated. She was locked. My heart broke even if she asks gothel simply about her wishes. She could easily had a great life but her fortune's destroyed. People dying, people killed. Everyone crying, mourning. It is a crime thriller along with feminism and sadness. Then a thief, with an incredibly sad backstory. My heart broke into spaces. Then Gothel finds out. Why, she won't even let the girl have some peaceful moments which is vital. Soon, Gothel kidnaps her, again. Her life is so full of terror. And Flynn is carried away to be killed. He wants to be with his love. But his bitter fate won't. Rapunzel is harrased and tortured, while Flynn is in a fight for his own honor. At last, Flynn breaks free. Rapunzel thinks she is responsible for her love's death and mourns over the fact her whole life had been a lie. She is broken. But still she fights and again gets almost killed and harrassed badly and ...more

This movie was very emotional all throughout, I cried so hard watching this movie.

I cry every time I Flynn(Eugene)says you were my new dream and then dies! I mean come on how is this not of top 5 or at least top 10.

The Good Dinosaur The Good Dinosaur Product Image

Why is this not on top of the list? Y'all this has to be one of the most underrated animated movie made. This is so heartbreaking.

THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! It's so sad when he is the only one who hasn't made his mark, loses his dad who died protecting him, loses his family, ALMOST loses Spot, and sees his dad in his mind. I literally CRIED on most bits!

I saw this movie the day it came out. I saw it with my mom and cousin. I cried whenever I saw the boy and the dinosaur together. My cousin was so irritated that see actually left! Ha!

When papa dies, I cried. when Arlo got swooped away by the river I cried. when spot almost dies in the river, I cried. when spot got swooped away by those flying dinosaurs, I cried. when spot leaves with his new family, I cried, and in the end I cried. I just realized how emotional I am... I'M WEAK! DON'T JUDGE ME! Jk, I know how emotional I am.

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This film has one of the saddest parts in Disney history. I felt so bad for the poor girl squirrel when Wart got transformed back into his human-like self. She loved Wart and even saved him when he was about to be eaten by the wolf. This should be at least in the top 10 because the girl squirrel was broken to pieces. It would have been a much happier scene if Merlin had have changed the girl squirrel to a human so she could be with Wart for many years to come and become his queen.

Who cares about the girl squirrel? No matter what role, in movies, I always wanna punch a squirrel in the face. I would like it more if the wolf saw the girl squirrel and chased her and ate her, but never attacked the protagonists for the rest of the movie.

I agree that scene hit me right in the feels + you can see the exact moment when her heart breaks. So sad

I felt bad...for that good looking Sword! lawl

Lady and the Tramp Lady and the Tramp Product Image

It breaks my heart to see the dogs at the pound all tearing up and howling that depressing song.

The feels when I see the poor dogs howling at the pound

Truly does break my heart pounds are just stupid

The song is not depressing sorry haters gonna hate.

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This movie will not only make you cry for the characters but also for yourself. What would happen if YOU got forgotten after YOU died?

The last part with Miguel and mama Coco should be definitely the happiest scene. I literally cried out of emotion

Just watched it. I don't know but watching it makes me hope all this is true and when I die I can visit my family.

I was so sad while and after watching this movie because I remember my relatives who passed away

Alice In Wonderland Alice In Wonderland Product Image

Umm. Not sad just fantastic

how is this movie sad? did I miss something?

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch Product Image

Lilo and stitch 2 is one of these movies that not much people have seen but is a sequel that is still brilliant. That being said, the film contains a very specific part which is guaranteed to make any person with a heart cry. From the first movie, a love is created for lilo and stitch where the thought of anything happen to them makes you sad.
"You will always be my Ohana, stitch"- It will break you heart.

This movie made me more emotional than a majority of the ones on this list. After the firs movie, you've built this connection to the characters, and all of a sudden they get torn apart once again. I still cry over it.

I still cry when stitch is in the machine and his hand droops down. I'm 19 by the way

Amazing movie
you get attached to the characters as they slowly get drawn away

Oliver & Company Oliver & Company Product Image

And here's another one no one added. Come on, didn't you feel so bad at the beginning when Oliver almost drowned in that box? And then he got chased by rabbid dogs. And then I felt bad for Jenny later on when she did everything to get Oliver back.

I feel bad for oliver in the beginning, such a poor kitty.
Even when he finds someone who loved him!

This is the #1 saddest movie for me. First time I've seen it, I'm 30 years old, and I can't stop crying. All he wanted was a loving family, and nobody picked him out of the box. :(

Ok, why is this not #1? Oliver didn't get adopted, almost drowned, and got chased by dogs...

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