Disney Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry  

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List Rules Vote up the Disney movies that are most likely to make you shed a tear or tears.

This list is about ranking sad Disney movies from best to worst by user votes. The best sad Disney movies come in many forms. Some of the saddest Disney films feature characters letting go of childhood wonder while others address the loss of a loved one. A few good Disney movies that will make you cry have been remade and reimagined.

What films will you find on this saddest Disney movies list? Bambi has to come to mind. Early in the movie, the title character must cope with the unimaginable loss of his mother. This 1942 masterpiece also features environmental themes and love stories. Dumbo is another really sad Disney movie.

When it comes to Disney movies with sad endings, it doesn't get much better than Coco. Other good Disney movies that will make you cry include Up, Toy Story 3, and The Lion King.

Which Disney movie do you watch when you need a good cry? Give a vote up to the saddest films and please add any we may have missed.

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
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Up is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman
Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more
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118 39
The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman
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 ...more
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105 33
Bambi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King
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 ...more
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77 37
Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton
Dumbo is an American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. Sound was recorded conventionally using the RCA System. One voice ...more
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75 36
Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire
Old Yeller is a 1957 American family tragedy film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy Kirk, Dorothy McGuire and Beverly Washburn. It is about a boy and a stray dog in Texas. It is based upon ...more
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64 38
Coco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich. Aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (Gael ...more
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60 40
Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton
Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more
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53 48
WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more
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41 38
Brother Bear is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette, Michael Clarke Duncan
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 ...more
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44 48
Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling
Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter. In the mind of a young girl, five personified emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), ...more
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44 53
Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. Directed ...more
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander
Madacy Kids brings to life Victor Hugo's classic novel for this entry in their animated Children's Film Favorites series. Centering on the deformed Quasimodo, Children's Film Favorites: The ...more
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21 66
The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard
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 ...more
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11 92
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Disney Movies That Will Make You Cry
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk
Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more