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The Best Disney Movies About Grief

Updated July 13, 2020 1.1k votes 113 voters 2.1k views17 items

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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    Up is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter

    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipedia
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    Coco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Coco

    Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal

    Directed byLee Unkrich

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on Wikipedia
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    Bambi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Bambi

    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards

    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... more on Wikipedia
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    The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    The Fox and the Hound

    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney

    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... more on Wikipedia
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    Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by... more on Wikipedia
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    Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Old Yeller

    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Old Yeller is a 1957 American family tragedy film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy... more on Wikipedia
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    Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Inside Out

    Amy Poehler, Diane Lane

    Released2015

    Directed byPete Docter

    Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter.... more on Wikipedia
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    Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Big Hero 6

    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph

    Released2014

    Directed byChris Williams, Don Hall

    Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by... more on Wikipedia
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    Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Pinocchio

    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards

    Released1940

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen

    Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions... more on Wikipedia
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    Onward is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Onward

    Chris Pratt, Tom Holland

    Released2020

    Directed byDan Scanlon

    Onward is a 2020 American 3D computer-animated film directed by Dan Scanlon. In a suburban... more on Wikipedia
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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Cinderella

    June Foray, Mike Douglas

    Released1950

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

    Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and... more on Wikipedia
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    Brother Bear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Brother Bear

    Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette

    Released2003

    Directed byAaron Blaise, Robert A. Walker

    Brother Bear is a 2003 American animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig

    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... more on Wikipedia
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    Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Sleeping Beauty

    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa

    Released1959

    Directed byClyde Geronimi

    Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based... more on Wikipedia
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    Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    Pocahontas

    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale

    Released1995

    Directed byEric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

    Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
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    The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Grief
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    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film... more on Wikipedia
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