Favorite Animal Movies

by IAmEffy | created - 28 Aug 2011 | updated - 01 Sep 2011 | Public

Cute, Scary, Cheesy, Full of life lessons.......I Love them all.

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1. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 14,378 | Gross: $24.63M

2. The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Family

Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles, Kelly Thordsen

Votes: 2,730

3. Old Yeller (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Family, Drama, Adventure

A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Votes: 9,849 | Gross: $21.91M

4. Black Beauty (1994)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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: 8,050 | Gross: $4.63M

5. Two-Bits & Pepper (1995)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

When bumbling look-alike criminal brothers Zike and Spider, kidnap best friends Katie and Tyler, the two girls must use their smarts and few booby traps to try and escape their captors. But... See full summary »

Director: Corey Michael Eubanks | Stars: Joe Piscopo, Dennis Weaver, Lauren Eckstrom, Rachel Crane

Votes: 353

6. Turner & Hooch (1989)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 54,397 | Gross: $71.08M

7. Man's Best Friend (1993)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen, Robert Costanzo, Fredric Lehne

Votes: 3,335 | Gross: $12.97M

8. Shiloh (1996)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Family

Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a young beagle from abusive owner and recluse Judd Travers.

Director: Dale Rosenbloom | Stars: Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson, Bonnie Bartlett

Votes: 2,441 | Gross: $1.00M

9. Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Thriller

When Shiloh abusive previous owner, Judd Travers, try's to retake Shiloh again, Ray try's to find a way to end the rivalry and open up the hidden kindness within the town drunk.

Director: Sandy Tung | Stars: Zachary Browne, Scott Wilson, Michael Moriarty, Ann Dowd

Votes: 658 | Gross: $0.00M

10. Flicka (2006)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

57 Metascore

Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 6,665 | Gross: $21.00M

11. My Friend Flicka (1943)

Approved | 89 min | Family, Western

Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay.... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

Votes: 726

12. The Yearling (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Family

A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills

Votes: 4,685 | Gross: $5.20M

13. Benji the Hunted (1987)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Family

53 Metascore

Benji is left in the wilderness after an accident. Can he survive?

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Red Steagall, Frank Inn, Benji, Nancy Francis

Votes: 2,313 | Gross: $22.26M

14. Big Red (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A wealthy sportsman's decision to hire a backwoods orphan to exercise a champion Irish Setter has unexpected consequences.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest, Janette Bertrand

Votes: 522

15. Marley & Me (2008)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 129,649 | Gross: $143.15M

16. That Darn Cat! (1965)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

After a kidnapped bank teller uses a neighbor's wandering cat to send an SOS, the FBI assigns a cat-allergic agent to the case.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 4,633 | Gross: $28.06M

17. That Darn Cat (1997)

PG | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A maid is kidnapped and scratches a message onto D.C. the cat's collar and when his owner Patti discovers this, she plays amateur detective with the help of D.C. to try to find the culprits.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Christina Ricci, Doug E. Doug, Dean Jones, George Dzundza

Votes: 3,565 | Gross: $18.30M

18. Eight Below (2006)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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: 53,833 | Gross: $81.61M

19. The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Adventure

Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Bronwen Booth, Charles Edwin Powell, Burke Lawrence

Votes: 697

20. Animal Farm (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves.

Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Ormond

Votes: 5,129

21. Babe (1995)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 103,317 | Gross: $66.60M

22. Free Willy (1993)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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: 58,299 | Gross: $77.70M

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

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Teenager Jesse becomes reunited with Willy two 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: 14,447 | Gross: $30.08M

24. Zeus and Roxanne (1997)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best friends with her ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Kathleen Quinlan, Arnold Vosloo, Dawn McMillan

Votes: 2,523 | Gross: $7.18M

25. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

51 Metascore

A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

Votes: 24,918 | Gross: $50.63M

26. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (1998)

TV-PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A small-town cat-and-dog detective duo investigate a new neighbor who they believe may have committed a murder - but the snag is, locals are attempting to pair him off with their owner.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Ricki Lake, Linden Ashby, Bruce McGill, Christina Pickles

Votes: 317

27. The Duke (1999)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

When his nephew tries to wrest control of his estate from him,the Duke of Dingwall removes the boy from his will and leaves everything to his dog

Director: Philip Spink | Stars: John Neville, James Doohan, Courtnee Draper, Jeremy Maxwell

Votes: 408

28. Beethoven (1992)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 56,224 | Gross: $57.11M

29. Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dognapped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile

Votes: 21,857 | Gross: $53.35M

30. National Velvet (1944)

G | 123 min | Drama, Family, Sport

A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere

Votes: 5,597

31. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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: 37,060 | Gross: $41.83M

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

G | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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: 11,843 | Gross: $49.14M

33. Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)

PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family

Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Jesse Bradford, Mimi Rogers, Bruce Davison, Tom Bower

Votes: 2,239 | Gross: $11.64M

34. The Incredible Journey (1963)

G | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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?

Director: Fletcher Markle | Stars: Émile Genest, John Drainie, Tommy Tweed, Sandra Scott

Votes: 3,238

35. Paulie (1998)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Paulie, a talking parrot, recounts his travels looking for his original owner to a Russian janitor who helps him to the end of his journey.

Director: John Roberts | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Bruce Davison

Votes: 12,813 | Gross: $27.01M

36. International Velvet (1978)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Velvet's orphaned niece, Sarah, follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins, Nanette Newman

Votes: 1,201

37. The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Horse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother, Danny. Working with thoroughbreds in Kentucky, ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, Barry Fitzgerald, Lon McCallister, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 585

38. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

72 Metascore

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

Votes: 61,015 | Gross: $120.28M

39. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman

Votes: 4,199 | Gross: $7.30M

40. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

84 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 9,968

41. Two Brothers (2004)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Oanh Nguyen

Votes: 12,996 | Gross: $18.95M

42. The Jungle Book (1994)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey, Sam Neill

Votes: 14,329 | Gross: $44.34M

43. Atomic Dog (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When a pooch is irradiated by a nuclear plant and threatens the town, only a teenage boy can redeem him.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Daniel Hugh Kelly, Isabella Hofmann, Cindy Pickett, Micah Gardener

Votes: 326

44. Lassie Come Home (1943)

Passed | 89 min | Adventure, Family

After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, May Whitty, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 4,277

45. Lassie (1994)

PG | 94 min | Family, Adventure

Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Helen Slater, Tom Guiry, Jon Tenney, Brittany Boyd

Votes: 4,374 | Gross: $9.98M

46. Iron Will (1994)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family

When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, August Schellenberg

Votes: 6,296 | Gross: $21.01M