41 movie gifs that will make you sob instantly

A movie can make you laugh. It can make you cry. It can make you feel. And sometimes, all it needs is a few frames to elicit all of those emotions at the same time.

Take, for example, these 41 GIFs… Now granted, these are from movies we could probably recite, word for word. But even the brief second or two encapsulated here can — excuse me for a second, I have something in my web browser — choke you up like nobody’s business.

With that in mind, I dare you: try to make it beyond the first GIF with dry eyes. Even if you do, I guarantee that by the end of this list, you will be nothing that a puddle of tears.

1. Artax drowns in the Swamp of Sadness.

Artax drowns in the Swamp of Sadness.

2. The Iron Giant sacrifices himself.


3. Carl and Ellie can’t have kids.

Carl and Ellie can't have kids.

4. Carl says goodbye to Ellie.

Carl says goodbye to Ellie.

5. Elliott says goodbye to E.T.

Elliott and E.T. say goodbye.

6. Jack lets go.

Jack lets go.

7. Captain Phillips gets rescued.

Captain Phillips

8. Andy gives up his toys.

Andy gives up his toys.

9. John Keating’s class stands up and… Sorry, something in my eye.

O captain, my captain

10. Dumbo’s enslaved mother rocks him from a cage.


11. Ray meets his dead Dad.

Field of Dreams

12. Chuck loses Wilson.


13. Forrest visits Jenny’s grave.

Forrest Gump

14. Augustus’ first funeral.

The Fault In Our Stars

15. Mufasa dies.

The Lion King

16. Satine dies.

Moulin Rouge

17. Rudy wins!


18. Harry sacrifices himself for A.J.


19. Spock saves everyone.

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

20. Jessie realizes she’s been abandoned forever.

Toy Story 2

21. Wall-E remembers EVE.


22. Tim and Dad bond on the beach.

About Time

23. Ohana means family.

Lilo & Stitch

24. Always.

Harry Potter

25. The toys face the inevitable.

Toy Story 3

26. The gang says goodbye to Paul Walker.

Furious 7

27. Bambi looks for Mom. Mom is dead. Hope is dead. Nothing is real.


28. I’m… Satisfied with my care.

Big Hero 6

29. Pikachu tries to save Ash.

The Pokemon Movie

30. The Nooooootebook.

The Notebook

31. Jamie and Landon get married.

A Walk To Remember

32. George Kirk saves his newborn son.

Star Trek

33. The fox says goodbye to the hound.

The Fox and the Hound

34. Thomas needs his glasses.

My Girl

35. Anne Hathaway’s crying and now I’m crying and we’re all crying.

Les Miserables

36. Mr. Jingles dies.

The Green Mile

37. Star-Lord sees his Mom again.

Guardians of the Galaxy

38. Milo & Otis get separated.

Homeward Bound

39. Cooper watches his children grow old.


40. I am a leaf on the wind.


41. Dobby dies.

Harry Potter