Saddest Disney and Pixar Animated Movies


The Top Ten

1 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

This movie makes me cry every time. When we see Riley's memories of when she was a happy kid slowly slipping away. When we see her personality change so drastically. This happens in a lot of peoples live when they start to grow up. It's a great metaphor for any big negative change in a kids life. Including moving, divorce, etc. The ending when happiness comes back is sad too but for all the right reasons. Made even sadder when you realize in some people happiness never comes back. Not to mention ... Bing bong... WHY!? 😣😣

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2 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

I've only ever cried twice when watching a movie, and Up was one of them.

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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

I almost became a vegan after I watched the mom die

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

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

My mother and sister cried when they saw this

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

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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

I cried the hell out of myself when the movie ended! :(

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6 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!

Two individuals driven apart by sociatal norms. This happens in REAL LIFE. - megaboss

There is only one sad scene, but lt reaches The Green Mile levels of sadness. It's downright depressing. And surprisingly, lt does not involve the titular hound. This is the saddest lt gets.

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7 The Hunchback of Notre Dame V 2 Comments
8 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.

I love The Good Dinosaur it was very touching and moving. Thunderclap is my favorite I wish there where more scenes of him and his flock.

This movie has a very good message in it! I love this movie! - Victoryboy

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9 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

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.

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

This was amazing - Andyman234

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10 Wall-E

The Contenders

11 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

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!

When Mufasa died, I was weeping uncontrollably, I have to admit.

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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12 Monsters, Inc. V 3 Comments
13 Toy Story 2 V 1 Comment
14 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Where's lilo and stich

Snow White dies?

It's so sad that Snow White dies! I have cried off this


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15 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

It's Sad This Movie EXISTS - VideoGamefan5

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16 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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17 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

This is the best movie I ever watched in my ENTIRE LIFE. 10/10 m8, would watch again 99999999999999999 times.

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18 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

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I didn't cry at all while watching this movie, not a single moment! - Victoryboy

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19 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

This film is so sad especially when Dumbo's mother sings baby mine to him and dumbo gets upset,this film is so sad

One of the reasons I hate circuses, especially Ringling Bros, animal cruelty is the worst thing you can do, hope all animal cruelty people burn in hell - Pixtol

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