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The Best Disney Movies About Grief

List RulesVote up the best Disney movies you watch during tough times.

There are Disney movies for any mood or situation. This is a list of Disney movies that deal with grief ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best Disney movies about loss come in many forms. Some Disney movies about grief tackle the loss of a parent while others address the circle of life. A few good Disney movies that help with grief even won Academy Awards.

What films will you find on this list best Disney movies about grief? Coco has to be a film that comes to mind. The story follows Miguel as he journeys to the Land of the Dead in search of a long lost family member. Back with the living, Miguel better understands the importance of family and keeping the memory of loved ones alive. The Lion King is another good Disney movie that can help with grief.

Up finds a widower coping with grief by keeping a promise he made to his late wife. Other good Disney movies about grief include Bambi, Old Yeller, and Finding Nemo.

Do you have a favorite Disney movie about grief? Please vote the best films up to the top of this list and add any great options we may have missed.

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    Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal
    108
    22

    Released2017

    Directed byLee Unkrich

    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
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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner
    102
    27

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter, Bob Peterson

    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
  • 3
    Sally Dworsky
    79
    30

    Released1994

    Directed byRoger Allers, Rob Minkoff

    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
  • 4
    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards
    71
    26

    Released1942

    Directed byJames Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Bill Roberts, Norman Wright

    Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was released by  ...more
  • 5
    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney
    67
    25

    Released1981

    Directed byRichard Rich, Art Stevens, Ted Berman

    he Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated drama film based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in the United States on July 10,  ...more
  • 6
    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe
    59
    24

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    Marlin (Albert Brooks), a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by  ...more
  • 7
    Chris Pratt, Tom Holland
    43
    10

    Released2020

    Directed byDan Scanlon

    Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles  ...more
  • 8
    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph
    67
    33

    Released2014

    Directed byDon Hall, Chris Williams

    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
  • 9
    payer35 addedAmy Poehler, Diane Lane
    54
    27

    Released2015

    Directed byPete Docter

    Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions -- led by Joy (Amy  ...more
  • 10
    Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker
    51
    35

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    While Jim Coates (Fess Parker) is off on a cattle drive, his wife, Katie (Dorothy McGuire), and sons, Travis (Tommy Kirk) and Arliss (Kevin Corcoran), are left behind on their Texas ranch. When a  ...more
  • 11
    Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette
    41
    35

    Released2003

    Directed byAaron Blaise, Robert A. Walker

    Brother Bear is a 2003 American animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 44th animated feature in the Walt Disney  ...more
  • 12
    John Kassir
    36
    36

    Released1995

    Directed byMike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg

    This is the Disney animated tale of the romance between a young American Indian woman named Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) and Capt. John Smith (Mel Gibson), who journeyed to the New World with other  ...more
  • 13
    June Foray, Mike Douglas
    34
    35

    Released1950

    Directed byClyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske

    With a wicked stepmother (Eleanor Audley) and two jealous stepsisters (Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss) who keep her enslaved and in rags, Cinderella (Ilene Woods) stands no chance of attending the  ...more
  • 14
    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards
    33
    41

    Released1940

    Directed byBen Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske

    When the woodworker Geppetto (Christian Rub) sees a falling star, he wishes that the puppet he just finished, Pinocchio (Dickie Jones), could become a real boy. In the night, the Blue Fairy (Evelyn  ...more
  • 15
    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig
    26
    44

    Released1937

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers  ...more
  • 16
    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman
    26
    45

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the Walt  ...more
  • 17
    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa
    27
    49

    Released1959

    Directed byClyde Geronimi

    Filled with jealousy, the evil witch Maleficent (Eleanor Audley) curses Princess Aurora (Mary Costa) to die on her 16th birthday. Thanks to Aurora's guardian fairies (Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen,  ...more