Some of the most emotionally impactful movies for adults and children are from Pixar. Here are three Pixar movies that made me shrivel into a puddle of sad as an adult. (Although let’s be honest, there are more than three.)
Pixar’s Onward made me cry multiple times, but especially at the end
Released in the beginning of March, Onward might be my new favorite Pixar movie. It tells the story of two Elf brothers on a quest to see their late father one last time. With Onward, Pixar made such a beautiful movie about sibling relationships, grief, and what you do for the ones you love. The two brothers care for each other in such a genuine, selfless way, and the movie’s ending really drove this home. It made me blubber like a big baby.
Pixar’s Inside Out said it’s okay to cry and thank God because I cried a lot
All I have to say is two words: Bing Bong.
Pixar did us all so dirty, yet so good with this movie. It approaches mental health, emotions, and difficult family transitions in such a healthy, appropriate way. I wish I had this movie growing up, but I was more than thrilled to see it as an adult. Every adult and child could benefit from seeing this Pixar instant classic.
Pixar’s Coco came for EVERY adult
I desperately need to rewatch Coco because I don’t think I was fully able to see the entire movie because my tears were blurring my vision. Also, are we going to talk about the song “Remember Me,” or is it too soon? I know Pixar released the movie in 2017, but we all still might need time to process Hector and Coco’s father-daughter relationship. It’s perfect for every adult “kid” and adult parent viewer.
Do these Pixar movies turn you into a big baby too or is Cancer season just cranking up my emotions 100 notches? Let me know in the comments.