Animated Movies That Make You Cry The Most
The best animated movies can be just as emotional as even the most moving live action tearjerker. Admit it, there are sad 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? But which one these cartoon movies is the saddest animated movie of all time? You get to help decide with your votes.
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. Then grab a tissue and claim you're not crying, you've just got something in your eye.
Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But ...more
- Actors: Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo
- Directed by: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in ...more
- Actors: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil
- Directed by: Lee Unkrich
After his mother is killed, Tod the fox (Mickey Rooney) is taken in by the kindly Widow Tweed (Jeanette Nolan). He soon befriends the neighbor's new hound dog, Copper (Kurt Russell). The two are ...more
- Actors: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson, Sandy Duncan
- Directed by: Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Art Stevens
This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), the heir of his father, Mufasa (James Earl Jones). Simba's wicked uncle, Scar (Jeremy Irons), ...more
- Actors: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Madge Sinclair, Moira Kelly
- Directed by: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
The Land Before Time is an American children's franchise of animated adventure films by Universal Pictures centered on dinosaurs. The series began in 1988 with the eponymous The Land Before Time, ...more
- Actors: Diana Ross, Frank Welker & Judith Barsi
- Directed by: Don Bluth
Robotics prodigy Hiro (Ryan Potter) lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro's closest companion is Baymax (Scott Adsit), a robot whose sole purpose is to take ...more
- Actors: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans
- Directed by: Don Hall, Chris Williams