Cinema can influence the masses and hold a significant place in our society and culture. Throughout the years we have seen how animated films can be moving, inspiring and expressive, all at once. Sometimes animated films can be powerful enough to bring tears in our eyes and move us to a great extent apart from giving us those ‘aww’ moments every once in a while.
Here are 7 such films that will require you to sit with a box of tissues or a handkerchief so that you can wipe your tears and smile.
Inside Out is a 2015 animated Disney Pixar movie. It’s a story about a little girl named Riley. Inside her resides the characters who are a personification of her emotions, namely – joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust. They have a little world of their own that they control and which decides the emotional and mental health of Riley. Their and Riley’s life turn upside down when she has to move to another city because of her father’s job. Watch this heartwarming joy ride filled with emotions that can make you feel all the feelings. Inside out is on Disney+hotstar.
Up is considered to be one of the most emotional, beautiful, and memorable Disney films. It is one of those animated movies which can leave an impact on you for a long time. Up tells us the story of Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old man who lost his wife a few years ago. He goes on an adventure to fulfill his major dream to explore South America and abide by his late wife’s wish. This wholesome movie will bring tears to your eyes.
Dumbo is a unique little elephant who was born with huge ears that make him different from other animals. He was born to an elephant named Mrs. Jumbo. Her child is then named “Dumbo” by other animals because of his gigantic ears. The film captures the tension around Dumbo’s so-called deformity and the protective mother’s efforts to make his life easier, but it leads to a lot of tumultuous situations, which lead his mother away from him. However, it is discovered that Dumbo’s ears can do more than just look unique, and with the help of a mouse, Dumbo goes on an adventure and discover the importance of his ears and reunite with his mother. Dumbo is on Disney+Hotstar
Bambi is considered to be one of the classics among the disneyverse. It portrays the story of a white-tailed deer named Bambi, who is born in the forest to a Doe. He is born amidst the forest surroundings and numerous animals who befriend him as his life progresses. However, one day he gets separated from his mother and is left alone. However, he grows up to be the new great prince of the Forest, a title he inherited from his father. This adorable and emotional film is a perfect gem that you can watch. You can watch Bambi on Disney+Hotstar.
Coco is a 2017 Disney film that received a lot of appreciation from the viewers and critics alike. Coco is based around a traditional Mexican holiday called “the day of the dead”. It narrates the life of Miguel and his dream to become a musician. However, he cannot do so because his family has banned music in their household due to personal conflicting reasons, which Miguel further explores and experiences in a completely another dimension. Coco successfully portrays a beautiful story about family history and culture. Coco is on Disney+Hotstar.
When Marnie Was There
If you are thinking about watching emotional animated films and not watch at least one Ghibli movie, then what are you doing?
Ghibli studio has given us many gems which defined their own genre in cinema. When Marnie Was There is about Anna who stumbles upon a mysterious girl named Marnie. They further become friends and spend more time together. However, things are not really as real as they appear to be. Watch When Marnie Was There on Netflix to find out.
The Breadwinner is a critically acclaimed and academy award-nominated 2017 film. It’s about Parvana, an 11-year-old girl who lives in Afghanistan. Her family suffered at the hands of the Taliban. This leads her family towards financial struggles as well. Because of her gender, she is restricted to go out, or speak up, or simply exists in the oppressive regime. To tackle, she decides to cut her hair and pose as a boy in order to earn a living for her family. The storyline of the film is moving enough that it can bring you to tears. Watch this intriguing film on Netflix.