Animal Movies or Movies about Animals

by amriten | created - 15 Feb 2013 | updated - 15 Feb 2013 | Public

I have always loved these, I have grown up watching some of them.

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1. Roar (1981)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Thriller

6.3
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65 Metascore

A family goes to Africa to meet their father who lives with wild lions.

Director: Noel Marshall | Stars: Tippi Hedren, Noel Marshall, Melanie Griffith, John Marshall

Votes: 1,820 | Gross: $2.00M

2. Born Free (1966)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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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. One of George's primary responsibilities is to ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hill, Tom McGowan | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye

Votes: 5,026

3. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer

Votes: 193,055

4. White Fang (I) (1991)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Seymour Cassel, Susan Hogan

Votes: 16,983 | Gross: $34.79M

5. Marley & Me (2008)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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53 Metascore

A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 127,698 | Gross: $143.15M

6. Hotel for Dogs (2009)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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51 Metascore

Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 18,117 | Gross: $73.03M

7. Snow Dogs (2002)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.1
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29 Metascore

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Sisqó, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 22,062 | Gross: $81.17M

8. Free Willy (1993)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.9
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79 Metascore

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.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 57,211 | Gross: $77.70M

9. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder, Ed Bernard

Votes: 36,540 | Gross: $41.83M

10. Living Free (1972)

G | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.2
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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.

Director: Jack Couffer | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Susan Hampshire, Geoffrey Keen, Edward Judd

Votes: 480

11. The Doberman Gang (1972)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them.

Director: Byron Chudnow | Stars: Byron Mabe, Hal Reed, Julie Parrish, Simmy Bow

Votes: 751

12. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 14,131 | Gross: $24.63M

13. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.1
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52 Metascore

A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training. Yet throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.

Directors: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook | Stars: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet

Votes: 51,518 | Gross: $73.28M

Another animation, which had to be part of this list

14. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)

G | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.9
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Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Ralph Waite, Al Michaels

Votes: 11,673 | Gross: $49.14M

15. Beethoven (1992)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom

Votes: 55,272 | Gross: $57.11M

16. Project X (1987)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie, Okko

Votes: 8,983 | Gross: $18.53M

17. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.6
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79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 50,653 | Gross: $77.44M

18. Eight Below (2006)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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64 Metascore

Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 53,207 | Gross: $81.61M

19. Air Buddies (2006 Video)

PG | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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When dad BUDDY and mom MOLLY are dognapped, their five adorable pups, the AIR BUDDIES, must save the day...

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Cascy Beddow, Jane Carr, Kelly Chapek, Patrick Cranshaw

Votes: 2,548

20. My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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61 Metascore

A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson

Votes: 17,601 | Gross: $34.10M

21. Balto (1995)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cummings

Votes: 33,691 | Gross: $11.27M

Although its a animation movie, i still wanted it in this list due to the impact it had on me

22. Born to Be Wild (1995)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.0
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Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray | Stars: Wil Horneff, Helen Shaver, Jean Marie Barnwell, John C. McGinley

Votes: 1,223 | Gross: $3.67M

23. Black Beauty (1994)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Docs Keepin Time, Alan Cumming

Votes: 7,942 | Gross: $4.63M

24. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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49 Metascore

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 83,937 | Gross: $136.19M

25. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.9
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Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Jason James Richter, Michael Madsen, Francis Capra, Mary Kate Schellhardt

Votes: 14,182 | Gross: $30.08M

26. Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.6
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A teenage Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate.

Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Vincent Berry

Votes: 7,840 | Gross: $3.52M

27. Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

4.5
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Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Cynthia Stevenson, Tim Conway, Dick Martin

Votes: 4,619 | Gross: $10.22M

28. Air Bud 3 (2000 Video)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.7
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A boy and his dog take on the world of soccer.

Director: Bill Bannerman | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Dale Midkiff, David Glyn-Jones, Caitlin Wachs

Votes: 2,192

29. Air Bud: Spikes Back (2003 Video)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

4.2
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Disney serves up adventure with everyone's favorite golden retriever!

Director: Mike Southon | Stars: Darren J. Birch, Christopher Bishop, Tyler Boissonnault, J. Winston Carroll

Votes: 1,424

30. Snow Buddies (2008 Video)

G | 87 min | Adventure, Family

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In this spin-off of the Air Bud franchise, five pups follow an ice cream transport truck to a plane and end up flying with the ice cream shipment to Alaska. There they find a pup friend and a boy who needs five dogs for a big race.

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Jim Belushi, Jimmy Bennett, Lothaire Bluteau, Jason Bryden

Votes: 2,829