Is an animal sad?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more where an animal is sad.
Because my boyfriend can’t deal with any movies in which an animal ever feels sad or worried or rejected or unloved and we aren’t allowed to watch them! It would be good to know in advance if it’s safe...
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Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
100
No
2
8
vonni
A dying kangaroo is featured early in the film. It makes several pained and mournful sounds. The animal is CGI, but appears very realistically.
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
68
No
2
9
TheCassandraComplex
E3: Near the end of E3, there are chimps that have been locked in cages and had horrible experiments done on them. They seem more enraged than sad about it, but I feel like the suffering of animals probably ties into this trigger.

E4: A cat sorta mews at his dead owner in E4, it could be read as sad. Nothing super obvious or overt.
TV Show • 2024 Report
Yes
53
No
3
6
Ep 7 around 16 min in, dog gets locked in a Nuka Cola container (intended to contain, not hurt the dog but still)
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
41
No
1
2
MisterSix
A dog is deliberately poisoned but makes a full recovery.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
37
No
0
9
jdpamv
Every animal in the film is sad.
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
35
No
0
5
AliceLidell
Dragon loses her babies and mourns them
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
34
No
18
8
Anonymous
Animals do seem happy despite their condition
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
34
No
2
8
DeMako
a bear looks sad in the cage

Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
32
No
20
5
mbouniol
Angel Dust's pet pig, Fat Nuggets, appears a bit sad when he realizes Angel is sad. Nothing too intense, in my opinion.
Video Game Report
Yes
29
No
0
7
lilpig
You can talk to animals with a spell, or simply read their body language through the narrator, and some of them are distressed. Examples are a dog that is coming to terms with his master's death (he is in denial until you talk to him into joining you), dogs that are being abused by their owner, and an owlbear cub who mourns the loss of their mother.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
29
No
0
4
Mandycandyland
A sad parrot misses his owner and hasn’t spoken since.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
27
No
0
3
Cadenmin04
A Pelican pleads to be put out of his misery/killed
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
25
No
0
10
SiRenfield
More like Sad Animals: The Series, am I right?
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
25
No
14
7
I’m assuming we’re talking about Olivia, the widow of Karl the seagull 🥺
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
25
No
0
0
gr8gabs
Multiple horses are heard making sounds of distress while they are in danger. The protagonist is forced to give up one of his horses early on in the film, though no reaction is shown from the horse.

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A chimpanzee is shown being docile and confused after having a violent episode. The chimpanzee is shot down soon afterwards while he appears to be interacting with a character in a friendly manner.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
24
No
6
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
22
No
0
1
hall
The player will often find themselves encountering sad animals and fighting them.
Movie • 1982 Report
Yes
20
No
0
TV Show • 2020 Report
Yes
20
No
0
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
19
No
1
2
the dog narrates the episode based on grief
Yes
19
No
0
2
Pantalones
Huckleberry is seen in distress, so assumed to be sad, moments before Dracula attacks him.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
19
No
1
0
Hannibalfan
S1
 E1
In Savoureux, Winston the dog is sad as Will gets taken away.
Movie Report
Yes
19
No
2
0
TirusR
While avoiding harming the pit bull, the titular Killer kills her owner. She is briefly the animal is shown to be in distress before chasing the killer.
TV Show • 2006 Report
Yes
19
No
6
1
S1
 E1
Dog’s human gets hurt and the dog is concerned
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
18
No
0
0
Bug is very sad when recalling memories of the incident with his person, Emma. Reggie is sad when he realizes Doug doesn’t love him. Maggie is sad when she sees her former owner at the dog park with her new dog (who replaced Maggie). Hunter is disappointed in himself for failing police dog training. Dogs in the shelter are depressed, nihilistic and fatalistic. But pound puppies break out of doggie prison, so that’s good.
Movie • 2014 Report
Yes
18
No
2
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
17
No
0
0
NexusSystem
S2
 E2
One of Fizz's fly puppies looks upset and distraught while watching the fight between Fizz and Blitz.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
17
No
0
0
Mulu
S2
 E2
Very gore scene of a whale being intentionally pierced by a boat going at full speed. It doesn't die immediatly and you can hear its cries of pain afterward.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
17
No
4
Movie • 1991 Report
Yes
16
No
2
2
sadanimegirlpng
A dog cries out in pain. A cat is seen waiting at a window waiting for its owner who has been kidnapped.