Saddest Disney and Pixar Animated Movies


The Top Ten

1 Up

The first 10 minutes had everyone in the theater bawling, adults as well as children. Such a sweet film. It's also comedic it had us laughing one minute and crying the next. I recently watched it for about the 100th time, and I still cried at least 5 times. It's also quite a relatable film as it involves love, loss, friendship, etc.. It's so powerful and just an overall fantastic story which I'm sure everybody, young or old, would enjoy. I can't recommend it enough!

This movie gave me so much emotion in the first 10 minutes! It is a very sweet and sad movie. - doctorman

All these movies are extremely sad, but I always cry watching up... Who said guys don't cry?! :'( - Ninja_Potato123

Inside out before this. INSIDE OUT BEFORE THIS! BWHAHAAHAHAahaha...*breaths in*. I know inside out is sad, but compared to up, it's like crying if you accidentally walked on lego. In inside out, we see a charming character die. In this movie, we don't hear any words, but still feel like we are their when they show us the clip of Ellie and Carl's life. And when Ellie dies, only a brain dead person had dry eyes. - MUSHROOM

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2 Inside Out

This movie makes me cry during the time when Joy and Bing Bong fall into the pit where Riley forgets memories and stuff. It made me cry when Joy cried. I mean, it's the EMOTION joy. The emotion who brings us happiness and she cried. And when Bing Bong sacrificed himself and told Joy to take Riley to the moon as he was soon forgotten. It also saddened me at the ending.

I think by far its one of the best animated movies I have seen. Its very touching too.

The great thing about this movie is that it isn't perfect. How would you like it if Joy had never fallen into the pit with Bing Bong and Bing Bong was never forgotten and they all made it back to headquarters and the moral of the story was, "Quit wining and hot glue a smile onto your face." But instead, (Spoiler alert) Joy falls into the pit, we get a beautiful scene where Bing Bong sacrifices himself so that Joy and Sadness can save the trainwreck that is at this point Riley, which they do and even though everything doesn't end perfectly, at least there's progress being made, and the moral is, "You can't live without sadness and that emotions never die."

This movie makes me cry every time I hear it's theme song, watch a trailer about it, or whenever I watch the movie! This is by far Pixar's best movie yet! I'm not going to spoil it, though! It is the saddest movie I've ever seen! - doctorman

Can’t deny the fact that I cried when Riley opened up to her parents about missing Minnesota. Love the animation and the message of the movie. Definitely lets you know that being sad is a part of life and it’s not a weakness to cry your heart out.

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3 Bambi

I hope hunters take this lesson seriously: Stop killing animals for no reason! They don't deserve it, and Bambi's story is definitely not fake. It's happening to millions of animals worldwide, and we have to stop it! Imagine if someone shot your mother or father! How would you feel? Why would hunters do that? I remember walking into Dick's and seeing all the hunting things and CRYING! I never cry! I hate it! Please make the torture stop, hunters!

The guy who shot Bambi's character is the worst Disney character of all time

If someone shot my father or mother I'm gonna shoot him back.

Very toching

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4 Big Hero 6

I really think this is an emotional movie. I cry every time I watch it! - Lina1028

Very emotional. It's the best Disney movie and emotional

Big Hero 6 reminds me of this other movie, Frank And Robot

! SPOILER! When I thought we would never see baymax again I was sad. Also when Tadochi died.

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5 Toy Story 3

If you grew up watching the Toy Story movies as I did this one pulls at your heart strings. If your like me you feel like you grew up with Andy's toys as well and so there's that emotional connection you share with the characters. Not the saddest Disney movie but definitely top 5.

It's certainly the most unpredictable Disney movie, even the part where Lotso turns evil is almost impossible to predict unless you've watched the movie before or read this review.

The ending made me cry

Two words: The Incinerator

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6 Brave

WOW! This movie was like! The Mother and Daughter relationship is very well shown! I thought this movie would be like AVERAGE but when I watched this movie for the first time it had BLOWN my mind like anything! The last scene when Merida's mother turns to normal was even more EMOTIONAL! I literally cried that time! One of the best movies from Pixar! - Victoryboy

The end makes you very sad, and also it's very touching! Lovely movie!

I cry at this movie every time. Even if I am not a daughter I still love the Mother - Daughter relationship. The ending is so sad.

This movie is beautiful and heartbreaking an needs to be higher. - punyraisin

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7 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Such a heartbreaking movie!

I hate this movie

The world is cruel the worl is wicked. - misfortuneluck

8 The Fox and the Hound

This should be #1. Watch it and if you don't cry or even get sad, there's something wrong with you.

I cried in the end, seeing them apart is sad, needs a better sequel!

Upsetting. Why do these less sadder movies top this?

U know a movie is sad when I has 2 spots.

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9 The Lion King

Only twelve who the hell didn't cry in this how the hell is toy story 2 brave dumbo hunchback higher than this the 5th best animated movie of all time in my eyes well actually it's not fair to judge how sad a scene is by how much you love the movie but you gotta admit this is better than frozen I'm not saying frozen is bad I don't even get why the HELL people call frozen CRAP name a movie I bet frozen is better The Lion King I said nothing so back to tears so all I need to say is that the lion king really has one of the saddest scenes in any movie and that's saying something so please make the 4th highest grossing animated feature film of all time higher than twelve and higher than THAT TOY STORY TWO because it is the worst toy story feature film the worst Disney-Pixar feature film the worst Disney feature film the worst Walt Disney ANIMATION STUDIOS feature film the worst ummm... Well it's not the worst animated feature film Oh Ha hell frozen is way way way way way way way way better ...more

Hey! Dumbo, Toy Story 2, Brave, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame were sad! Especially Dumbo! But yes, I do agree that this should at least be in the top 10 (best animated movie ever) - PeeledBanana

I think The Lion King is the saddest Disney movie because Simba's Daddy died. By his own brother, that's just sad and they talked about it nearly talked about it for nearly all of the second part, but by the way, The Lion King is the best Disney movie ever!

Don't give me death threats for this or something but I love this movie but it's super overrated. I find it extremely sad and bawl my eyes out every time. - punyraisin

YES! The Lion King is of course a sad one. When I saw this movie I was very angry with Scar, who murdered Mufasa. I almost cried when Mufasa died and when Simba was crying and calling for help. That was the most emotional scene in that movie.
That's why The Lion King is the one of the best and sad movie of Disney!
We have to admit. Disney is really a multi- talented company.

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10 Monsters, Inc. V 3 Comments

The Contenders

11 Toy Story 2 V 1 Comment
12 Dumbo

WHY ANIMAL CRUELTY WHY! okay number one its not ethical to whip a innocent animal number two why are you separating dem

The seen where Dumbo's mother is rocking him in her trunk and dumbo starts to cry makes me feel so sad. I feel so sorry for dumbo - Froglamb

Saddest Disney movie along with The Lion King, Up, Toy Story 3, Bambi, etc. - PeeledBanana

Saddest movie ever!

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13 Wall-E
14 The Good Dinosaur

I found this movie disappointing. It wasn't the lack of realism, it was just... Not what I expected. A sad movie doesn't make a movie necessarily bad, like how parents were complaining about how "Inside Out" was too sad. Too SAD?! Uh-uh, you can't expose your children to sadness? Anyway, this movie was a bit more frightening than sad, but still eye-watering all the same. - Emberflight_of_StormClan

It was emotional, but not realistic, and the lack of realism is why this movie is the worst movie ever made by Pixar, it sucks and if they added realism into this movie, then the comet would hit the Earth and the dinosaurs would be extinct, no lie, Lots of fictional movies have lots of realism, and this had none, what a waste of money.

The realism isn't what makes this movie bad, it's its convoluted plot and shallow characters. Pixar lacks realism in almost all of their movies! A world of monsters that scare children for energy, toys coming to life, 5 emotions and millions of brain workers living in everyone's head, Earth but only cars exist and live... how are cars even born and who created the first cars? Anyways those movies are still fantastic (or at least good, in terms of Cars) and they lack a lot (or even any) realism at all. Lacking realism makes the film more interesting! - punyraisin

An extremely disappointing movie, and it's emotional scenes didn't carry through for me. Except there is a scene near the end in which the movie ripped my heart out and stomped on it. - punyraisin

The animation wasn't as real, but the emotions were. See my previous comment.

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15 Wreck-It Ralph

The scene were Ralph has to destroy the car that he and Vanellope made together is completely heartbreaking for me. He is crushing her dreams (both literally and figuratively), because he wants to protect her, and this was the one thing that he had ever made instead of wrecking.

"You really are a bad guy! " This dialogue is enough to make us cry! It's like HEARTBREAKING for Ralph as well as for us! - Victoryboy

Oh come on, he was literally going to kill himself to save the arcade and this movie is only 14th? - DragonHarrier

This isn't that sad.

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16 Zootopia

This movie defiantly had its sad moments. For example, when Nick was revealed to be a victim of prejudice as a young child was a very sad moment. Also, Judy's heartfelt apology to Nick was sad as well. Inside Out seemed a bit more depressing.

Like real animals everywhere, Nick had to deal with prejudice. Sure, it's fictional, but people kill animals because they think they're harmful or because they did something that wasn't their fault. This isn't exactly the lesson, but I hope someone thought of this once.

Don't hurt my precious baby con artist fox! Nick is one of my favorite animated characters ever, second only to Dimitri from Anastasia and the Star Wars cartoon people who don't count

Pretty sad at times but not like extremely emotional. It has its moments - punyraisin

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17 Frozen

This isn't that sad. It's a bit emotional, but not sad.

Its one of the most dramatic movies I ever saw but it's not very sad

The Sad Thing Is This Brainwashing Cash Grab Exists

I cry every time I watch it, very heartbreaking

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18 The Rescuers
19 Finding Dory

At times it could be sad, and it did it well! Rate this 10/10 and is sad when it needs to be.

This one was a tear jerker, I won't spoiler it but my dad cried when my mom was DESCRIBING it

Honestly This almost made me cry first time watching it

My sister cry though re whole movie beginning to end.

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20 Brother Bear

This movie is a whole entire emotional rollercoaster and I cried.

Definitely should be higher on the list! The story behind Koda is what seals the deal!

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