Top Ten Saddest Disney Movies

The Top Ten

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Definitely the saddest animated Disney film there is. Details losing a child, losing a wife, losing a life, making an epic journey for the one you loved that you never got to do while they were alive -- so emotional. A Beautiful movie.

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,

I have never seen so much emotion conveyed in two minutes as I did in this movie. It's amazing that Pixar has the ability to do so in their movies. This is what makes this movie so good. Not only is it sad, but it's realistically sad. People can actually relate to this.

This made me and my family cry. He lost a child, a wife, A... Oh god, I can't go on, I'm going to cry.

The Lion King The Lion King Product Image

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 real-life version is adder than this one and I was literally sobbing in the silent movie theatre.

Its not that it was sad, it was the Simba feeling lost without his father. He thought his death was his fault- so he left everything behind not looking back. There's so much meaning in this movie, one of the best Disney films.

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

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

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.

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.

It is the Disney film with the most realistic plot and no happy ending. It's the story of two best friends not realizing that they will never be able to grow old together. This is my favorite Disney film, and I've seem lots of them.

How could this not be number 1? The entire story of 2 friends from childhood who are drawn apart by the cruelty of reality is heart-wrenching. Not to mention the scenes where Tod is left behind in the game reserve, the knowing smile he shares with Copper, and the way he watches over his childhood home at the very end. Oh, and I can never, EVER, listen to the Best Of Friends song without sobbing.

Bambi Bambi Product Image

Why wouldn't it be sad? A deer lost his mother by hunters.

This film reminds me of my childhood and the tears I shed at that time

I always cry when I see this classic of a movie!

"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.

Old Yeller Old Yeller Product Image

I am still crying 4 years since I first seen this movie. HOW IS IT NOT IN TOP 10?

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!

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. :(

Toy Story 3 Toy Story 3 Product Image

I teared up during the ending when all the toys held hands and excepted their death. Also when andy gives away woody

I admit it was pretty sad seeing lotso getting replaced and when Andy gave Bonnie woody

Hands Down One of the Best Movies I've ever seen!

& certainly For a Kid who grew up through Toy story This movie was extremely Sad!

Bawled my eyes out when the toys held hands at the end accepting their death and when Andy finally plays with them. Then when Andy leaves and waves goodbye and woody waves back :'( could not stop crying :'(

Dumbo Dumbo Product Image

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.

Agreed. I don't know if many people have seen Dumbo. But when the mother elephant is locked up rocking her baby elephant with her trunk because she can't reach him, oh my god, sadder than Lion King and Pocahontas.

Seriously, Dumbo is the saddest movie ever. When the mother is locked up and rocks Dumbo, your eyes explode. I can't believe people think Toy Story 3 is sadder than Dumbo.

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.

Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia Product Image

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!

I made the mistake of watching this when I was, like, seven. I was staring at the blank screen for nearly five minutes afterwards, my mouth open. Then I read the book several years later and was depressed all over again.

I cried when jess found out leslie's death I felt bad for him, he is already starting to feel a relationship. And I hope if the made a 2nd one they should bring back leslie as queen of Terabithia and Jess as king of Terabithia and May belle as princess of Terabithia

After I watched this movie at school, and when I came back home, I was crying inside. I was really hoping that Leslie would come back, but nope, she's didn't. That's my main reason why I didn't enjoy the last scene as much, and it was heartbreaking to see Jess cry.

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I was pretty sad every time I saw hero crying or sad for his brother's death I cry in every scene

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!

This film is much sadder than Frozen. You don't have to put it in the top ten but put it above Frozen! I love Frozen, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't that sad! This movie is about a boy who is trying to overcome a loved one's death, which brings me to tears!

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 villian, one of the girls dies and ends up living because of ...more

Brother Bear Brother Bear Product Image

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

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 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 knew from watching the trailer it would be sad, but I did not know it would be this sad I mean think of it if you lost you were only 3 and you lost your mum in the hands of a person you looked up to. I have know Idea why people hate this film.

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

Everyone can relate to this, trying to be happy for everyone else, which makes it sadder

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.

This should be number one. It's so sad when you see it.

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

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 ...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.

He gets food thrown at him, gets called an ugly freak constantly, and gets friend zoned by his true love... It's heartbreaking

This movie had me crying since the start! It is sad to have absolutely no one there in the world for you. And people judge Quasimodo on his looks only! Its not like he chose to be that way, he is just another one of God's masterpieces. In the end he still doesn't find love, but at least he is free in the end.

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.

All of his brothers and sisters die except for him, and he is deformed. Not to mention his dad is a single parent

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?

Very sad at first, make me want to cry. Should be higher

Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast Product Image

Not sad at all

Oh no the bad guy died

Pretty sad for the beast...

Not sad but for the castle staff being antiques

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

Barely sad at all

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

Pinocchio Pinocchio Product Image

I felt bad for Pinocchio as well.

This wins for the most villains

It’s just sad

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.

"If they went with the alternate ending this would be way up there, where Wall-E doesn't comeback and just stays as an emotionless bot ;, (

16 year old guy, first film that generally made me cry

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

Tangled Tangled Product Image

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.

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

Eh, Ash dying in pokemon the movie I choose you is sadder in my opinion

I still cryfrom the middle to the end of them movie :')

The Good Dinosaur The Good Dinosaur Product Image

oh when they separate and his dead family this was a sad moivie

One of the most stupid Pixar movies and forgettable but heartwarming:'(

This is definitely one of the top 5 saddest movies I have ever watched.
Crying from the start.

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.

The Sword in the Stone The Sword in the Stone Product Image

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.

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

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 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.

If tramp didn't care about lady he wouldn't have searched everywhere for her and wouldn't let the rat hurt the baby

Truly does break my heart pounds are just stupid

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

Coco Coco Product Image

I think I should cry, but the end with Coco is supposed to be semi happy

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.

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?

Alice In Wonderland Alice In Wonderland Product Image

Umm. Not sad just fantastic

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

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.

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.

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

When She thinks stitch is dead

Oliver & Company Oliver & Company Product Image

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. :(

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.

Since I'm a cat person, this one hit me in the feels

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

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