Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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The best animated movies can be just as emotional as even the most moving live action tearjerker. Admit it, there are animated movies that make you cry. Go ahead. It's okay to acknowledge that some silly cartoon brought you to tears. We've all cried ourselves silly while watching movies about sentient toys and anthropomorphized animals.

It's easy to dismiss animation as kid's stuff, but who among us didn't make with the waterworks when Simba found Mufasa in that gorge or when some cold-hearted hunter shot Bambi's mom? Who could help but sob like a child with a skinned knee during the first ten minutes of Up? Or the last 10 minutes of Toy Story 3, for that matter? And that's only scratching the surface of Disney animated movies, let alone all the other animated films that contain emotional gut-punches. You're going to tell me you don't get choked up watching An American Tail? Really?

Scroll through this list of animated films that make audiences cry like clockwork and remember all the tears you've shed to cartoons, whether you cried a single sexy teardrop over an iron giant or spasmodically sobbed on account of a dinosaur's demise.

Vote up the cartoon tearjerkers that moved you the most and made you cry the hardest. And feel free to add any devastating animated movies that we may have missed. Then grab a tissue and claim you're not crying, you've just got something in your eye.
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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Bambi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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    Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

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    Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling

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    Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

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    The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

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    Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

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    WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez

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    All Dogs Go to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, Vic Tayback

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    The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Debbie Reynolds, Danny Bonaduce, Henry Gibson

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    Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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    Lilo & Stitch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson

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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Wreck-It Ralph is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

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    An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

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    How to Train Your Dragon 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

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    Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

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    Shrek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Brother Bear is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette, Michael Clarke Duncan

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    Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

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    Mulan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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    Tangled is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

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    The Brave Little Toaster is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Joe Ranft

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    Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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    Frozen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Brave is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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    Frankenweenie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee

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    The Secret of NIMH is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Derek Jacobi

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    Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    John Hurt, Denholm Elliott, Richard Briers

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    The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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    Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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    Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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    Grave of the Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi

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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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    Cars is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier

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    Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

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    The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer

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    The Rescuers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

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    The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most


    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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