Movies with a Wildlife Theme

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1.
The Bear (1988)
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An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters. (96 mins.)
 
2.
March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
3.
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
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The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them. (129 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
4.
The Capture of Grizzly Adams (1982 TV Movie)
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A wilderness-loving man must clear himself of a wrongful murder charge and rescue his daughter who may be sent to an orphanage in this made-for-TV movie. (93 mins.)
Director: Don Keeslar
 
5.
The Edge (1997)
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An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down. (117 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
6.
The Call of the Wild (1972)
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A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog. (105 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
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Jurassic Park (1993)
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During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ Its still wildlife!!! Lol ” - i_am_gez
 
8.
Born Free (1966)
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Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have long lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region... (95 mins.)
Director: James Hill
 
9.
The Belstone Fox (1973)
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Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him! (88 mins.)
Director: James Hill
 
10.
Watership Down (1978)
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A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home. (91 mins.)
Director: Martin Rosen
 
11.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
 
12.
Red Dog (2011)
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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master. (92 mins.)
Director: Kriv Stenders
 
13.
Madagascar (2005)
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Spoiled by their upbringing and unaware of what wildlife really is, four animals from the New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar. (86 mins.)
 
14.
Marley & Me (2008)
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A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. (115 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
 
15.
The Jungle Book (1967)
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Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. (78 mins.)
 
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Babe (1995)
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Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. (91 mins.)
Director: Chris Noonan
 
17.
Bambi (1942)
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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest. (70 mins.)
 
18.
The Incredible Journey (1963)
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The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home? (80 mins.)
Director: Fletcher Markle
 
19.
Kes (1969)
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A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon. (110 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
20.
Run Wild, Run Free (1969)
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Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about 10 years old, has been mute since age 3 and spends his days roaming the moors alone... (100 mins.)
 
21.
Tarka the Otter (1979)
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A family film which follows the life of a real otter and its adventures in the wild. (87 mins.)
Director: David Cobham
 
22.
The Yearling (1946)
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A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves? (128 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
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Jaws (1975)
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A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
“ Well the shark is wildlife ” - i_am_gez
 
24.
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
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A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
25.
Free Willy (1993)
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When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale. (112 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
26.
Flipper (1963)
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Sandy is distraught when, having saved Flipper by pulling out a spear, his father insists the dolphin be released. A grateful Flipper, however, returns the favor when Sandy is threatened by Sharks. (87 mins.)
Director: James B. Clark
 
27.
Living Free (1972)
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When Elsa's three mischievous cubs begin wreaking havoc on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve. (90 mins.)
Director: Jack Couffer