Having a good day? Great! Let’s wreck it by bringing back to your memory the heartbreaking movies from your childhood that you’ve long since tried to repress. Get the tissues ready and check out our favorite movies that made kids cry.
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
This one made you think, “What if I go blind from jumping into water from 60 feet up on top of my horse?” Scary, real life fears for kids.
Marley & Me
Even if you’re not a dog person, if this movie didn’t make a kid cry then they were already dead inside.
They had lots in common where it really counted, except the whole “live for longer than 90 minutes” part.
Watching Macaulay Culkin die from a freak attack just added to our already heightened fear of bees.
E.T. The Extraterrestrial
Elliot learned something about love at the expense of our tear ducts.
Angels in the Outfield
Mel Clark, you stupid jerk, why couldn’t you put down the cigs!?
Toy Story 3
Nothing like seeing your beloved toy heroes about to be burned alive.
Toy Story 2
Jessie’s story made us all feel bad about forgetting where we left our toys.
The Jungle Book
This flick gave us all an unhealthy fear of quicksand.
When MJ had to leave the space jam and return to the real world… Oh, no one else thought that was sad? Okay never mind.
Beauty and the Beast
Who could ever learn to love a beast? WE COULD! And now he’s dead!
The whole diving into the underworld scene was enough to keep kids up crying in bed for months.
Way too much death.
What’s that? Oh, they’re chanting his name? Oh now he’s running on the field with his hopes and dreams finally playing out into a reality? RUDY! RUDY!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
When Quasimodo is the tied up king of fools, it’s gut wrenching.
A Little Princess
Nothing like exposure to daddy – daughter issues at a young age.
Do you want to build a snowman? No. Separation from your favorite person in the world is nothing to be happy about. No matter how catchy the songs are.
Let’s destroy the young love of two fish. That’s a great start to this comedy.
Tears of fears. This movie is full of super scary stuff for the youngin’s.
The Fox and the Hound
We’ll always be friends forever, right Todd? Nope.
Shadow? Shadow!? Shadow, come on buddy, you can make it! Shadow don’t leave us here staring at this hill!
The Land Before Time
I mean, yes, technically all the dinosaurs will eventually be wiped out, but did they have to take Little Foot’s mother from us so soon?
Give us the greatest love story of all time and then immediately rip it away from us. Cool.
As if it wasn’t depressing enough watching our beloved elephant get made fun of, they had to lay it on thick with the cuddle time song.
The Lion King
Talk about a rush of emotions for kids. You suck, Scar! Mufassa lives in you, Simba!
If these movies that made kids cry somehow did not make you cr, check out these 25 Movies That Will Make You Cry.