Disney has produced some of the most iconic and beloved media properties. The company’s films are very popular because they allow viewers to escape into adventurous worlds and feel a full range of powerful emotions. However, sometimes, the strength of emotions is a bit too strong, as in the case of sad movies.
While many animated movies move fans to tears, live-action movies are even sadder. Even in fantasy movies, real-life scenes make the emotions more tangible. These stories may be some of the best Disney films, but they are also sad.
10/10 Flaubert loses one of its best characters
Flubber A remake of a classic Disney film that has a wonderful 90s charm. Starring Robin Williams as Professor Philip Brainard, the film centers around an absentee inventor who creates a living, rubbery compound that causes mischief.
While the premise seems mostly peaceful, the film revolves around the death of Weibo, a sentient AI who falls in love with the professor. Although Professor Brainard creates a second Weibo, fans still have to mourn the loss of the first iteration. In addition, Professor Brainerd has Dr. It’s also hard to watch him struggle in his relationship with Sarah Jean Reynolds.
9/10 Inspector Gadget shows the hero near death
Inspector Gadget is a live-action adaptation of the beloved 80s cartoon of the same name. Although the title character’s antics are crazy fun, his origins aren’t so lighthearted.
When John Brown is seriously injured after confronting an evil criminal, doctors agree to let him become a test subject for a gadget program. They then turn John Brown into Inspector Gadget, a crime-fighting cyborg. Had John not transformed, he would likely have perished, creating a tragic and dark ending to an otherwise light story.
8/10 Mary Poppins must go
Mary Poppins It’s an old Disney film, but it’s undeniably a classic. The movie depicts two children, Jane and Michael Banks, who need a nanny. However, they scare everyone, until, finally, Mary Poppins arrives.
Mary Poppins is a beautiful but stern woman who teaches children that even mundane things can be enjoyed. However, the more time they spend with their new nanny, the more they realize that Mary Poppins is no ordinary governess. By the end of the film, the children and the audience have come to love Mary Poppins, but unfortunately it is time for her to leave. After coming to care for someone who showed them so much life and family, it’s hard to see the characters say goodbye to the mysterious Mary Poppins.
7/10 Bedknobs and Broomsticks use magic during World War II
Bedknobs and broomsticks is a quirky film set during World War II. Eglantine Price takes in three empty children while trying to figure out how to use her magic to stop the German army. She and the family eventually hook up with her witch correspondence course professor, Emilius Brown. The group then travels to fantastic locations on a magical bed to help her gather all the pieces needed for a special spell that will become the Battle of Britain.
While Bedknobs and broomsticks There are moments of fun, the setting and the stocks remind the audience of what happened in England – and many other countries – during that terrible war. Also, knowing that children have survived such trauma is devastating in itself.
6/10 Saving Mr Banks shows the life of PL Travers
Saving Mr. Banks is the dramatic true story of the combining forces of PL Travers and Walt Disney. Mary Poppins. Travers and Disney are constantly at odds over the vision for the movie, creating tension and fear over what will ultimately become the beloved film.
Despite Travers and Disney’s argument, the saddest moments come in flashbacks to Travers’ childhood. Her memories of her beloved father paint a picture of a family struggling to make ends meet amid her father’s constant poor choices. Disney and fans then realized that Mary Poppins was always there to save Mr. Banks (Travers’ father) and not the children, as once thought.
5/10 Maleficent loses her wings
bad is a reimagined story sleeping beauty From the villain’s point of view. Although she appeared as pure evil in the original Disney animated film, this film shows her as a fraudulent and misunderstood creature of a magical land.
Many things lead to Maleficent’s downfall from brave angel to villainous dragon, the most gut-wrenching example being when the boy she loves, Stefan, drugs her, cuts off her wings and leaves. Disfigured and heartbroken, Maleficent travels a path of revenge that no one blames her for anymore.
4/10 Remember the Titans face serious problems
Remember the Titans Another dramatic true story is about a newly integrated football team in Virginia in 1971. Herman Boone is offered the job as the school’s first black head coach, much to the dismay of the white members of the community. Despite the backlash, Coach Boone does his best to coach his team to become champions.
As the team progresses, they encounter increasing prejudice and racial tension. Coach Boone was even threatened by the school board to be fired if the team lost a game. However, the film’s climax occurs when one of the team’s captains, Gerry Bertier, is involved in a major car accident that leaves him paralyzed from the waist down. Although he is unable to play with his teammates in his final game, the entire team unites to win for him. The fact that the team came together but their community did not is deeply regrettable.
3/10 Into the Woods shows the dark side of fairy tales
in the forest is a dark fairy tale musical based on the original Grimm tales. Although all the heroes get what they want, most of them still find themselves unhappy and looking for more.
The movie shows Cinderella dying after an affair with her prince and the baker’s wife – events that reveal the dark side of their story. The movie as a whole is a sad reminder that no one can control their destiny – not even fairy tale characters.
2/10 Talk Everlasting highlights the downside of immortality
Talk Everlasting It is the story of a family of immortals who live as peacefully as possible in the forest. Despite trying not to interfere with the outside world, the world comes to them in the presence of Winnie Foster.
Winnie and one of the Tuck boys, Jesse, find themselves falling in love, much to the chagrin of his family. Although they like Winnie, they know she will eventually grow old, leaving Jessie alone again. However, they don’t want to subject her to immortality, because they think it’s a curse. The story of the star-crossed lovers is tragic, as fans know that their love will end before it begins.
1/10 Bridge to Terabithia reminds listeners that death can come at any time
Bridge to Terabithia Follows two young friends, Jesse and Leslie, as they imagine a world filled with imaginary creatures that they can rule together. Terabithia is a magical place that helps them escape their daily struggles and allows them to enjoy each other’s company in peace.
Unfortunately, Jesse arrives home one day to find that Leslie has drowned trying to cross over to Terabithia alone. Tragedy depicts sudden death and the great loss of young life. The suddenness of Leslie’s death makes the movie even sadder, making it one of the saddest Disney live-action films to date.
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