Top Ten Saddest Pixar Movies

The Top Ten

1 Up

I just don't have words to explain this movie! Whenever I think about this film tears just roll down my eyes. A movie full of such beautiful and sad emotions I have never seen before... I can just say guys that please go watch this film. It's a really good movie

Should have won Best Picture off of pure sadness alone

This is the most saddest movie of the Pixar library. 3 times, the opening, Carl reading Ellie's memory book and the ending. Such a fantastic sad film! - codgtamk34

great film

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2 Inside Out

Oh my god. Where do I start? :

There are 5 emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear. After Sadness touched Riley's memories, Joy and Sadness went up a tune with the core memories that form 5 islands: Goofball, Friendship, Hokey, Honest, and Family Island. With the core memories, Joy and Sadness try to get back to the emotion tower thingie, but they stop into Riley's imaginary friend, Bing Bong. So the 3 of them come together to get back to be focusing on Riley. Riley was always in a bad mood because Fear, Disgust and Anger were in charge of her emotions. Anyways, back to the three musketeers. Four islands crash (because of the other 3 in the tower thing), there was a lot of crying in it because of the memories, and then, so close, Joy tries to get back on time, but no. She fell down in the dungeon, followed by Bing Bong, where all the forgotten memories are. Joy cries because she misses all the forgotten memories Riley had. Then she had an idea. She decides to get back ...more

I don't know how the hell did up make it to the top, inside out for once addressed real problem that kids and adult have everyday,riley try to be strong for her parent so she act angry instead of facing the sadness of moving away and leaving behind her entire life, she acted out by running away, thank god that fell through, and then when she broke down in front of her parent, it reveal the ugly truth about the society today, adult are so busy with their own lives that they neglect or in riley's case, her parents demand too much of her, with dad's new job there's no time for riley to tell how she really feel and that leave the children confused, not being able to express their feeling they act out and the movie also tell the hard truth, as you grow older sadness will be the thing to be expected the most and you must have the courage to face your sadness not bottle it up or put a smiley face on it, and not let anyone deprive you from telling how you feel, that is what is missing from ...more

It emotionally scared me for days. I cried so hard. RIP Bing Bong :'(

No movie has ever related to me more or impacted my life as much.

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3 Toy Story 3

The whole idea of the Toy Story movies was finding friendship with each other while also being there for not only for the other toys but for Andy. These Toys were Andy's life long friends who would do anything and go to great lengths to be with him. The scene where they are in the trash burner and realize there is no way out and see that this is the end. They all grab hands for what they think is one last time and that made me ball up thinking about all the adventures and good times they went through and this was the end. If that didn't make you cry they then get saved and get back to Andy, then Andy makes a decision and sees someone that would enjoy and make more use out of his toys because he feels as if he has neglected them for too long, he gives up his life long friends. When Andy starts pulling out the toys and sees woody at the bottom of the box is the most heart breaking thing I've ever seen, it takes him a second to look at his very best friend and makes his final decision. ...more

The whole film itself is sad, especially the ending - codgtamk34

The ending of this film really is something. A perfect way to end the trilogy with two scenes that made me cry. I was even crying 20 minutes afterwards. It makes you realise how much you miss all the toys you had when you were a child and appreciate the people you have now. A genuine masterpiece.

Could not stop the water works when the toys held hands at the end and Andy waving to the toys then woody waving back :'(

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4 Wall-E

When Wall-E loses his memories, that was sad. - codgtamk34

One of the only films that has made me cry :')

When WALL-E ignores EVE but comes back to life makes this THE Pixar movie.

Oh come on! Wall-e is totally sadder than toy story!

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5 Monsters, Inc.

Where Sully reunites with Boo, that hit me so hard - codgtamk34

It was sad he had to say bye to the girl at the end

It was an emotional ending and also the fact that Boo had to learn a life lesson at her young age that sometimes "Bye" means forever through example was a tearjerker.

It had the most emotional ending

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6 Finding Nemo


The opening, and Marlin abandoning Dory - codgtamk34

Immediately direct this to 4th place over good but not sad Monsters, inc and overhyped wall-e... Tie with Toy Story 3.. UP! and inside out are right.

How is Monsters, Inc. sadder than Finding Nemo? Um, I don't remember a mother and her 399 children DYING in Monsters, Inc...

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7 Coco

When Miguel sings to Coco, that hit me hard - codgtamk34

Really sad movie. And a very good one. - KalloFox34

Not necessarily depressing, but Miguel's feeling trapped and unable to pursue his dreams, Hector's motives for getting his photo put back, and the idea of being forgotten had me pretty much tearing up. This movie is full of emotion. 20/10, would feels again

I tried so hard not to cry. If my dad wasn't with me, I would of balled my eyes out. Probably one of the first movies in a while to make me cry hard.

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8 Toy Story 4 Toy Story 4

Guys, please go see this movie, and you'll understand

It's not even out yet.

I won’t mention any spoilers but I related more to woody and I cried through out the film.

9 The Good Dinosaur

Although my 2nd least favorite Pixar film, it does has its tear jerker moments, like when Arlo and Spot part ways - codgtamk34

Sad, but totally inaccurate, it's a very emotional movie, but it's so unrealistic, too fiction, the comet misses Earth when it should HIT! That's the first thing that led to the extinction, if this movie were real, then we would still have dinosaurs today, lots of fiction movies have realism, but this one doesn't.

"I cried at the end of the story

"This movie is so emotional

"Two best friends break up and it made me cry

This one is so sad at the end. When they have to leave each other. Really good story though.

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10 Toy Story 2

Jessie's memory is so sad the song breaks my heart :-(

Overall this movie really isn't that sad except for arguably one of the saddest scenes in cinema history-Emily abandoning Jessie

When She Loved Me is as good a reason as Married Life from Up to be "up" in the top spots.

Jessie's backstory accompanied with "When She Loved Me" made for a very melancholy part in the movie - Phillip873

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The Contenders

11 Brave

Brave made me cry! Especially when her mom was about to become a bear for eternity! :'(

I felt this movie on a spiritual level. It was so sad.

This is the only Pixar movie I haven't seen, I'm gonna rent it soon. - PeeledBanana

What made me cry is this deceitful awful movie in Pixar garmets

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12 Monsters University

I saw this in the cinema 3 times and cried every single time.

It's kind of sad, Toy Story 2 is more sad than this, though.

I love this film but how is it sad? - PeeledBanana

Glad to see someone else who didn't think this was a bad movie at all. - Phillip873

13 Finding Dory

(This movie reminds me of myself, which doubles for the sadness for me). Her parents try to act all encouraging to Dory because they don't want her to think she's a mistake because of her disorder(? ) but they're still scared for her. They think she can't go out on her own. And at the part where Dory thinks they're dead, it's just depressing. She's scared and confused until she can't remember why. When she finds them, though, pure tears of joy.

It's a happy movie but it made me cry - DisneyLoverxx


I was crying beacause of how bad this movie is - VideoGamefan5

14 Cars

Great film but I didn't cry - codgtamk34

How is this movie even sad?!

I don't understand why people don't think this film is sad - Doc's story was one of the most upsetting moments in Pixar film history.

It's sad in some scenes. I don't understand why some say it isn't a sad film.

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15 Big Hero 6

One of the saddest Disney movies ever! Should be higher! I cried a lot

I think this movie is SO SAD! Any body who thinks this movie isn't sad has no feelings!

Move this higher, PLEASE! This movie had not one, but TWO sad deaths (though one is resolved).

Look it up! It is made by Disney-Pixar! It's also a really sweet movie, and it was one of their best!

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16 Toy Story

Sad when Buzz realizes he's a toy - codgtamk34

The I will go sailing no more scene was pretty sad

Toy Story is actually sad, When woody admits and specially when buzz finds out he's just a toy. Absolute drama

This is not sad at all, but this movie remembering me about my childhood when I'm try to talking with my toys :')

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17 What's Up: Balloon to the Rescue!

Surprised a rip off even showed on this list

This movie is sad because of its existence. - Hanjax70

The only thing sad about this movie is that it exists

The fact that this movie exists in the first place is sad - Disneykid00

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18 The Incredibles

Like Cars, great film but didn't cry to this one either - codgtamk34

It's not really sad though, but it was amazing. Makes me wonder till now, when is the 2nd one? Will pixar make it?

It's sad because we have to wait so long for the sequel

This isn't really a sad movie, but its an EXTREMELY DARK one. The first time I watched this when I saw the scene where Bob realizes that syndrome had been systematically killing off supers I was too young to really understand what it meant. Syndrome literally committed Genocide

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19 Cars 3

The trailers make me cry!

Sad in some scenes

I cried two weeks straight when lightning McSexyQueen crashed! 😭😭😭😭 - Phillip873

20 Ratatouille
21 A Bug's Life

Made Me Sad When Flik Was Forced To Leave And Never Come Back.

I HATE Atta and the Queen in the part where Flik gotten banished from Ant Island. I always shut that part off when the Queen yelled at Flik and we saw Atta's face near the screen when she to Flik don't come back, which makes me want to punch them both in their ugly faces. I wish Atta and the Queen could have gotten squished. I HATED the Queen when she said they were going to hide the bird and pretend it never happened and when she stopped Dot from trying to go after Flik. I HATED Atta when she told Flik to leave and not come back.

I wish we could see Flik apologize to Atta and the Queen πŸ‘‘ got lying πŸ€₯ to them about the Circus Bugs 🐜 being warriors

22 Incredibles 2 Incredibles 2

I guess this is the least sad Pixar movie - darthvadern

23 Cars 2

The fact Pixar made this is sad. - Hanjax70

I can't see whats so sad about this

This movie is sad, its sad pixar must claim making it

The fact that Pixar made this movie is super sad - Disneykid00

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24 Rio

This is by Blue Sky Studios and not Pixar. - soulard

su sod

For one, Rio wasn't really sad. Second, RIO IS BLUE SKY STUDIOS NOT PIXAR AAA! AWWHOOO! AAWWHHHO!

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Wall-E
2. Monsters, Inc.
3. Up
1. Up
2. Toy Story 3
3. Monsters, Inc.
1. Up
2. Toy Story 3
3. Inside Out

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