Are you planning to watch sad movies on Disney Plus? Follow our guide on top 20 Disney Plus saddest movies.

Sad Movies on Disney Plus

Disney+ is an over-the-top video-on-demand service owned by the Media and Entertainment Distribution division of The Walt Disney Company.

Disney+ is more than just happy movies and cartoons. Disney+ has an extensive catalog of sad movies, too. From “Coco”, the latest release, to an older classic like “Bambi”, Disney has a movie for every kind of sad person. However, keep tissues on hand because you’ll cry a lot. After all, it’s Disney.

For your convenience, we have compiled the list of the top 20 sad movies on Disney Plus to bring tears to your eyes. Hopefully, these sad movies can help you move on from your own sadness.


20. Three Days

Three Days

  • Genre: Adventure/ Drama/ Family
  • Year: 2001
  • Director: Michael Switzer
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
  • Cast: Kristin Davis, Reed Diamond, Danielle Brett

Synopsis: The relationship between Andrew and Beth, his childhood sweetheart, hasn’t been happy in the past decade. Beth is tragically killed a bit before Christmas, and an angel lets Andrew relive the last three days she lived.


19. Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

  • Genre: Family/ Fantasy
  • Year: 2018
  • Director: Marc Forster
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael

Synopsis: Christopher Robin, who is now a family man living in London, receives a surprise visit from his childhood friend, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher’s help, Pooh sets out on a quest to find his friends Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. After reuniting with Christopher, the bear and his friends travel to the big city to help him rediscover his joy.


18. The Lion King

The Lion King

  • Genre: Family/ Fantasy
  • Year: 2019
  • Director: Marc Forster
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
  • Cast: Donald Glover(voice), Beyoncé(voice), Seth Rogen(voice)

Synopsis: As a young boy, Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and accepts the destiny that awaits him on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom is happy about the new cub’s arrival. Mufasa’s brother Scar, the former heir to the throne, has his plans as soon as the battle for Pride Rock occurs, a series of betrayals, tragedies, and dramas resulting in Simba’s exile. With the help of a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must learn to grow up and regain his rightful place in the world.


17. Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

  • Genre: Family/ Comedy
  • Year: 2010
  • Director: Lee Unkrich
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
  • Cast:  Tom Hanks (voice), Tim Allen (voice), Joan Cusack (voice)

Synopsis: Woody (Kim Seung-jun), Buzz Lightyear (Park Il), Jessie (Ham Soo-Jeong), and the others find themselves on the curb with the trash when their beloved Andy is preparing to leave for college. A quick thought by Woody saves the gang, but everyone except Woody is donated to a daycare centre. However, Woody and the gang do not want to play nice with the uncontrollable kids, so they devise a plan to escape the mob.


16. Onward

Onward

  • Genre: Animation/ Adventure/ Comedy
  • Year: 2020
  • Director: Dan Scanlon
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Cast: Tom Holland (voice), Chris Pratt (voice), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (voice)

Synopsis: The story is about two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who visit their father’s grave, which is situated in a suburban fantasy world, in order to see if there is still a little magic left in the world to spend one last day with him.


15. Inside Out

Inside Out

  • Genre: Family/ Comedy
  • Year: 2015
  • Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
  • Cast: Amy Poehler(voice), Bill Hader(voice), Lewis Black(voice)

Synopsis: Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is an 11-year-old girl from the Midwest who loves hockey, but her world is turned upside-down when her parents move to San Francisco. Her emotions guide Amy Poehler’s character (Riley) during this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the fore. When Joy and Sadness are swept away by Riley’s subconscious, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear, and Disgust.


14. Coco

Coco

  • Genre: Family/ Comedy
  • Year: 2017
  • Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina (co-directed by)
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Cast: Anthony Gonzalez (voice), Gael García Bernal (voice), Benjamin Bratt(voice)

Synopsis: Miguel has grown up with music banned from his family and dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like Ernesto de la Cruz. He finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead as he strives to prove his talent. With the help of a charming trickster named Héctor, Miguel and his friend embark on a journey to find out his family’s true past.


13. Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

  • Genre: Animation/ Action/ Adventure
  • Year: 2014
  • Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
  • Cast: Ryan Potter (voice), Scott Adsit (voice), Jamie Chung (voice)

Synopsis: A robotics prodigy named Hiro (Ryan Potter) lives in the city of San Francisco. Besides his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro’s closest companion is Baymax (Scott Adsit), a robot that exists solely for the purpose of taking care of people. As a result of a devastating turn of events, Hiro is thrust into the middle of a dangerous plot with his friends Baymax, Go Go Tamago (Jamie Chung), Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), and Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and Fred (T.J. Miller).


12. Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

  • Genre: Drama/ Fantasy/ Romance
  • Year: 1990
  • Director: Tim Burton
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest

Synopsis: Edward, a synthetic man with scissor hands, is adopted by Peg, a caring Avon lady, after his creator passes away. But unfortunately, his life takes a turn for the worse when he is held responsible for a crime he didn’t commit.


11. Lilo and Stitch

Lilo and Stitch

  • Genre: Animation/ Adventure/ Comedy
  • Year: 2002
  • Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
  • Cast: Daveigh Chase (voice), Chris Sanders (voice), Tia Carrere (voice)

Synopsis: A young girl encounters one of the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrials. Stitch is an ugly, small “dog” that Lilo adopts as a companion for a lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo. In reality, Stitch is a genetic experiment that escaped from an alien planet and crashed on Earth. Lilo uses her love, faith, and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, to unlock Stitch’s heart and helps him care for someone else.


10. The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound

  • Genre: Animation/ Adventure/ Drama
  • Year: 1981
  • Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Art Stevens
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
  • Cast: Mickey Rooney (voice), Kurt Russell (voice), Pearl Bailey (voice)

Synopsis: When Tod, the fox (Mickey Rooney), loses his mother, Widow Tweed (Jeanette Nolan) takes him in. He soon becomes friends with Copper (Kurt Russell), the neighbour’s new hound dog. Although they are inseparable, their friendship is hindered by their masters and their nature as enemies. They are growing apart as they get older; Copper has become a strong hunting dog, and Tod is a wild fox. In order for their friendship to survive, they have to overcome their inherent differences.


9. Togo

Togo

  • Genre: Adventure/ Biography/ Drama
  • Year: 2019
  • Director: Ericson Core
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
  • Cast: Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl

Synopsis: “Togo” tells the true story of sled dog trainer Leonhard Seppala and his sled dog Togo in the winter of 1925. In an effort to transport medicine to a small town in Alaska, they embark on an adventure together.


8. Hamilton

Hamilton

  • Genre: Biography/ Drama/ History
  • Year: 2020
  • Director: Thomas Kail
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr.

Synopsis: Originally presented on Broadway, this award-winning musical blending hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway styles tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the treasury.


7. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

  • Genre: Adventure/ Comedy/ Drama
  • Year: 1993
  • Director: Duwayne Dunham
  • IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
  • Cast: Michael J. Fox(voice), Sally Field(voice), Don Alder

Synopsis: On their way to San Francisco, the Seavers drop off their pets — Chance (Michael J. Fox), a playful American bulldog; Shadow (Don Ameche), a wise golden retriever; and Sassy (Sally Field), a cautious cat — at a friend’s ranch. The animals, however, begin to worry that they’ve been abandoned forever, so they embark on a treacherous and thrilling journey through the California wilderness to find their way home.


6. Wall-E

Wall-E

  • Genre: Animation/ Adventure/ Family
  • Year: 2008
  • Director: Andrew Stanton
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Cast: Ben Burtt (voice), Elissa Knight (voice), Jeff Garlin (voice)

Synopsis: A robot that cleans a waste-covered Earth meets another robot and falls in love with her. Together they set out on a journey that will change the destiny of mankind.


5. Bao

Bao

  • Genre: Animation/ Drama
  • Year: 2018
  • Director: Domee Shi
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Cast: Sindy Lau (voice), Daniel Kai Lin (voice), Sharmaine Yeoh (voice)

Synopsis: A Chinese mother, feeling lonely after her child leaves, gets a second chance at motherhood after one of her dumplings comes to life.


4. Moana

Moana

  • Genre: Animation/ Adventure/ Comedy
  • Year: 2016
  • Director: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall
  • IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
  • Cast: Auli’i Cravalho (voice), Dwayne Johnson (voice), Rachel House (voice)

Synopsis: A teenage girl sets out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets Maui, a once-mighty demigod who teaches her how to become a master way-finder. As they sail across the open ocean together, they encounter enormous monsters and impossible odds. In the process, Moana fulfils the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she has always wanted: her own identity.


3. Up

Up

 

  • Genre: Family/ Adventure
  • Year: 2009
  • Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
  • Cast: Edward Asner (voice), Jordan Nagai (voice), John Ratzenberger (voice)

Synopsis: The 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen is about to fulfil a lifelong dream. First, he flies away to the South American wilderness by tying balloons to his house. Then Carl discovers that Russell, a little boy named stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house, is a stowaway. It’s a Pixar animation.


2. Avengers Endgame

Avengers Endgame

  • Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Drama
  • Year: 2019
  • Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Synopsis: As Stark’s oxygen supply starts to run out in space, he sends a message to Pepper Potts. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers, including Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner, must figure out how to bring back their defeated allies before facing Thanos, the evil demigod who decimated the Earth and the universe.


1. Bambi

Bambi

  • Genre: Animation/ Adventure/ Drama
  • Year: 1942
  • Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand
  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
  • Cast: Hardie Albright(voice), Stan Alexander(voice), Bobette Audrey(voice)

Synopsis: A young deer named Bambi explores his forest home with his new friends, a rabbit named Thumper and a skunk named Flower. As a boy, he is taught by his loving mother and father, The Great Prince of the Forest, that hunting is dangerous in the open meadows, and he meets a beautiful young doe named Faline. As Bambi grows up, he discovers both beauty and joy in his forest world and on his path to adulthood.


Final Words

Now that you have got the list of the top 20 sad movies on Disney Plus to bring tears to your eyes. So, grab a box of tissues and get ready for a roller coaster of emotions as you watch these amazing sad movies on Disney Plus.

Gary is a geeky-binge watcher who loves to pen down all that he watches. The night-owl has just got two hobbies, binge-watching all the latest shows and writing everything about them.