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Fall calls for 10 Sad Movies on Disney plus

When a movie really hits you in the emotions, you might simply want to crawl up beneath some blankets with a box of Kleenex. Sad movies are just what you need during those times to give yourself major emotional detoxification. Disney is the master at touching people’s hearts, even though this isn’t usually lauded as the studio’s forte. Read on to know about sad movies on Disney Plus.

Just when the weight of the world isn’t enough to let those tear bags explode, sad movies come in handy. Disney sure has a tremendous knack for manipulating your emotions, especially since the acquisition of Pixar. (Don’t expect small, courteous sniffles; prepare for roaring tears.). These 10 handpicked animated and non-animated movies are sad enough to make a grown woman cry.

10. Brother Bear (2003)

Brother Bear created an emotional imprint on many of those who gave it a try, despite not earning the same level of popularity as some of Disney’s previous animated films. The film recounts the tale of an Alaskan native kid who blamed a bear for killing his brother and took revenge on it. He is then punished by the Spirits by being transformed into a bear.

  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
  • Run time: 1h 25m
  • Voiceover artists: Joaquin Pheonix, Jeremy Suarez, and D.B Sweeney

9. Bambi (1942)

Talk about the saddest Disney movies. Bambi is all you will hear about. Revolving around the story of a young little deer Bambi who is chosen to succeed as the Forest Prince, but sadly, violent hunters frequently put his life (and the lives of those close to him) in jeopardy.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
  • Run time: 1h 9m
  • Voiceover artists: Hardie Albright as Adolescent Bambi, Stan Alexander as Young Flower, and Thelma Boardman as Girl Bunny

8. Queen of Katwe (2016)

The biographical movie, which is based on Tim Crothers’ book of the same name, is about 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi, who lives with her family in the Katwe slum of Kampala, Uganda. Following her introduction to the game, she develops a fondness for it and, with the help of Robert Katende (), a chess coach, she improves as a player. After that, Phiona continues to compete in national competitions, giving her a chance to get out of debt and support her family. Although it’s a very uplifting tale, there are a few tragic passages that will crush your heart.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
  • Run time: 1h 45m
  • Features: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, and Lupita Nyong’o

7. Clouds (2020)

Clouds, a film on the real-life events of artist Zach Sobiech, was directed by Justin Badoni of Jane the Virgin. Sobiech, a high school student, is given a short amount of time to live after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, so he makes an effort to realize his dream of composing and producing an album. It’s simultaneously depressing and encouraging.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
  • Run time: 2h 1m
  • Features: Fin Argus, Sabrina Carpenter, Neve Campbell, and Madison Iseman

6. Bao (2018)

Bao only needs 8 minutes to get you sobbing like a baby. Based on a Chinese-Canadian mother, suffering from Empty nest syndrome. Things start taking a turn when she finds her motherhood unleashing at the sight of one of her steamed buns (baozi) as it comes to life. This Oscar-Winning short film is sure to make you wonder who’s cutting onions.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
  • Run time: 8 minutes
  • Voiceover artists: Sindy Lau as the mom, Daniel Kai Lin as the son and Tim Zhang as the dad.

5. The fault in Our Stars (2014)

John Green shattered the hearts of its readers with his Novel, The Fault in Our Stars. Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley just studded lots of more faulty stars to the story. Josh Boone transcended this masterpiece of a novel into a film of the same name about two cancer patients who meet at a support group.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
  • Run time: 2h 6m

4. Togo (2019)

They don’t lie when they say the dog’s a man’s best friend. So we see Togo, whose strength was underestimated but led the 1925 serum amid an epidemic amongst children. Everything about Togo is sure to get you right in the feels.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
  • Run time: 1h 53m
  • Features: Willem Dafoe and Julianne Nicholson

3. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Edward was a human being developed in a lab. Sadly, before he could be completed, his maker died. Leaving Edward with blades for fingers, on the brink of bullying and exploitation by others. This one is for all those who feel like they’re a misfit in this hustling bustling world.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
  • Run time: 1h 45m
  • Features: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Anthony Michael Hall

2. Up (2009)

It only took 15 minutes for Up to capture the hearts of its audience. It is an exceptional movie, even by Pixar standards. It’s not often that a movie’s very first scene can leave the audience in tears. Up’s opening sequence manages to depict all of the highs and lows of life in only five minutes. The film introduces characters who are likable but also profoundly relatable.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
  • Run time: 1h 36m
  • Voiceover artists: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, and John Ratzenberger

1. Avengers Endgame (2019)

In this heartbreaking chapter of Marvel’s Avengers series, we take up just after the dramatic conclusion of Infinity War, in which Thanos snaps his fingers and erases half the human race. The remaining Avengers and their allies band together and work to devise a plan to undo his deeds 23 days later. Without giving anything away, we’ll just say that the gut-punching ending will require a box of tissues. Marvel fan or not, the Avengers Endgame is one such film that can make anyone cry.

  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Run time: 3h 1m
  • Features: Robert Downey Jr., Chriss Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Benedict Cumberbatch among several others

Wrapping Up

That’s it! Now you have a complete guide on to watch these phenomenal masterpieces. So get your tissues and start binge-watching on Disney Plus to experience a plethora of emotions.

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Shehak is a sports/streaming freak and loves to watch different sports including NFL, NBA, Football and binge watching thriller and drama content is a hobby as well. This guy loves to eat pizza at anytime in any situation

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