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10 Saddest movies on Disney Plus

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Although feeling sad is never on anyone’s to-do list, sometimes we desire the feelings of real emotions. Some therapists even recommend good cry therapy to help you cope with difficult times.

If you want to feel that kind of emotion, then Disney Plus is the right platform. The following list contains the top 10 Disney Plus sad movies to help you vent your depression.

Inside Out

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  1. Inside Out

Year: 2015

Runtime: 1 hr. 35 mins

Genre: Animation/ Adventure

Director:  Ronnie Del Carmen, Pete Docter

IMDB rate: 8.1

Star cast: Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black

If you are a fan of the short and sweet approach, then Inside Out is your emotional movie on Disney Plus.

Inside out by Pixar film is an Academy Award-winning animation about Riley, a little emotional girl. The film shows how her emotions, including sadness, joy, anger, and disgust, control her mind and actions.

Inside Out makes into our list of must-watch sad movies available on Disney Plus because it lets you experience the girl’s emotions when she moves to a new place and faces challenges in the new location.


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  1. Bambi

Year: 1942

Runtime: 1 hr. 10 mins

Genre: Animation/ Family drama

Director: Samuel Armstrong, James Algar

IMDB rate: 7.3

Star cast: Stan Alexander, Hardie Albright, Bobette Audrey

This movie is one of the saddest and most emotional movies ever made by Disney. The plot centers on a young fawn growing up in a jungle. He becomes chosen to become the next prince while facing the challenges of saving his loved ones from the threat of dangerous hunters.

Bambi beautifully explores the story of child-parent separation.

Edward Scissorhands

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  1. Edward Scissorhands

Year: 1990

Runtime: 1 hr. 45 mins

Genre: Drama/ Fantasy

Director: Tim Burton

IMDB rate: 7.9

Star cast: Johnny Depp, Dianne Wiest, Winona Ryder

Tim Burton has a fantastic ability to narrate modern fairytales and capture audiences’ attention. However, this 1990 masterpiece is not complete without Winona Ryder’s and Johnny Depp’s captivating performances.

Edward is a synthetic man who has scissor hands. He lives in isolation due to his uniqueness. When a kind suburban woman invites Edward into her home and community, his life is transformed.

You will feel highly emotional if you are lonely and desperately need human companionship.


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  1. Coco

Year: 2017

Runtime: 1 hr. 45 mins

Genre: Animation/ Family adventure

Director: Adrian Molina, Lee Unkrich

IMDB rate: 8.4

Star cast:  Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt

Coco tells the story of a young boy forced to hide his musical talent due to a ban on his family. He accidentally stumbles upon the land of the dead when he visits his favorite singer’s mausoleum. There he discovers a way to end his family’s music ban.

Prepare to be teary-eyed through the film and even a tear-jerk on the significant dialogue “Remember Me.”


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  1. Up

Year: 2009

Runtime: 1 hr. 36 mins

Genre: Animation/ Adventure

Director: Bob Peterson, Pete Docter

IMDB rate: 8.2

Star cast: Edward Asner, John Ratzenberger, Jordan Nagai

A love story between childhood friends takes a sad turn, leaving you feeling emotional for days. Soon, Ellie and Carl meet in their childhood, and the love blossoms between them. They marry and live happily. But soon, their lives change when they discover that they can’t have children. Carl must endure another tragedy when Ellie succumbs to a terminal illness. Carl makes a home airship out of hundreds of balloons he promised Ellie, which gives a purpose to his life.

Avengers: Endgame

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  1. Avengers: Endgame

Year: 2019

Runtime: 3 hrs. 3 mins

Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Drama

Director: Russo Brothers

IMDB rate: 8.4

Star cast: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans,

The viewers were expecting the saddest moments in this movie, following the disastrous events of the Avenger’s Infinity War.

After Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped out half of the population, the leftover Avengers team up to time travel and reverse the events. You will encounter many emotional events, particularly when you have to farewell some of your favorite Avengers.

Big Hero Six 9

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  1. Big Hero Six 9

Year: 2014

Runtime: 1 hr. 42 mins

Genre: Animation/ Action/ Adventure

Director: Chris Williams, Don Hall

IMDB rate: 7.8

Star cast: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung

Big Hero Six is not without its moments of sorrow to well up your eyes.

Hiro Hamada, a teenage boy, creates a healthcare inflatable robot called Baymax. He comforts Hiro with warm hugs during times of tragedy.

The movie has some laughs, but you will be struck hard by the sadness and grief.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

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  1. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Year: 1993

Runtime: 1 hr. 24 mins

Genre: Adventure/ Drama

Director: Duwayne Dunham

IMDB rate: 7.0

Star cast: Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Don Alder

This 1993 Disney classic is based on Sheila Burnfod’s novel. It is one of the most touching movies on Disney Plus. When left behind by their owners, the pets begin a journey to join the owners on their vacation. You will be captivated by the film’s passion, love, suspense, and intense emotions.

Toy Story 3

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  1. Toy Story (3)

Year: 2010

Runtime: 1 hr. 43 mins

Genre: Animation/ Adventure/ Comedy

Director: Lee Unkrich

IMDB rate: 8.2

Star cast: Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen

The story beautifully attaches you to the characters, even if you are an adult. Andy, now 17, accidentally sends the Toy gang to daycare. The group discovers that Andy is not interested in getting rid of them, and Woody, Alan, and the rest of their team set off on a homecoming trip.

Old Yeller

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  1. Old Yeller

Year: 1957

Runtime: 1 hr. 23 mins

Genre: Adventure/ Family drama

Director: Robert Stevenson

IMDB rate: 7.3

Star cast: Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk

Old Yeller is an ideal movie for dog lovers. However, the ending is miserable. Movie critics recommend showing it to the kids for its life lessons. The film is set in Texas in the 1860s. It tells the story of Travis, a young boy who discovers a stray dog who becomes a beloved pet for his entire family. Travis soon learns about the deadly virus that infects the dog.

It is the most loved Disney movie that focuses on the sadness of losing someone you care about.



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