They've got a feathered friend

by greenbudgie | created - 04 Sep 2017 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

People bonding with birds on film posters. In year of release order from 2019 going back to 1899.

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1. Storm Boy (2019)

99 min | Drama, Family | Completed

A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele's classic Australian tale. 'Storm Boy' has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When ... See full summary »

Director: Shawn Seet | Stars: Jai Courtney, Geoffrey Rush, David Gulpilil, Erik Thomson

2. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

74 Metascore

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan

Votes: 53,967 | Gross: $173.99M

3. Sanctuary (I) (2018)

75 min | Documentary | Post-production

Washington DC native Rodney Stotts struggles to provide his community's under-served youth and endangered raptors with a safe haven for mutual healing and growth.

Director: Annie Kaempfer | Star: Rodney Stotts

5. Island of Grief (2018)

7 min | Short

Following the death of his wife, Rupert Murrell and his young family explored ways of finding happiness again. Backed by the charity WAY (Widowed and Young) the film hopes to help others who find themselves lost on the 'Island of Grief'.

Director: Rupert Murrell | Stars: Bran, Milly Murrell, Noah Murrell

Votes: 41

7. Demain et tous les autres jours (2017)

91 min | Drama

Mathilde is nine. Her parents have separated and she lives alone with her mother - a fragile woman on the brink of madness - with whom she shares a unique love story.

Director: Noémie Lvovsky | Stars: Luce Rodriguez, Noémie Lvovsky, Mathieu Amalric, Micha Lescot

Votes: 125

8. Axolotl Overkill (2017)

94 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Mifti, age 16, lives in Berlin with a cast of characters including her half-siblings; their rich, self-involved father; and her junkie friend Ophelia. As she mourns her recently deceased ... See full summary »

Director: Helene Hegemann | Stars: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Arly Jover, Imaani Brown, Oliver Polak

Votes: 476

9. Captain Jokes Parrot's Disaster of the Caribbean (2017 TV Movie)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

In his special movie "Captain Jokes Parrot's Adventures: Disaster of the Caribbean" try to take his nervously funny achievements in a satirical style along Talking Hands, Tom and Lisa in ... See full summary »

Directors: Anestis Dalezis, Spyros Gozis, Tony Meramveliotakis, Nikos Papadakis, Kilorenzos Smith | Stars: Kilorenzos Smith, Popi Kavoy, Marina Rina, Verphil

Votes: 12

10. The Story of Aisholpan (2017 Video)

4 min | Short

A brave young girl takes up the ancient tradition of hunting with eagles, which has been practiced in the mountains of Western Mongolia for centuries.

Director: Martin Buzora | Stars: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rys Nurgaiv

Votes: 13

11. Sky Migrations (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

While it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire hemisphere to raise a raptor. A landscape devoid of raptors is without ecological integrity, the barometer of our collective ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Post, Max Lowe, Charles Post, Forest Woodward

Votes: 5

12. The Eagle Huntress (2016)

G | 87 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

72 Metascore

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress.

Director: Otto Bell | Stars: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv

Votes: 2,911 | Gross: $3.17M

13. Nellys Abenteuer (2016)

97 min | Adventure, Family

Nelly is with her parents on vacation in Romania. The 13-year-old girl will find new friends and experience the adventure of her life.

Director: Dominik Wessely | Stars: Flora Thiemann, Julia Richter, Kai Lentrodt, Hagi Lacatus

Votes: 63

14. The Wild Life (2016)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island.

Directors: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen, Mimi Maynard | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Kaya Yanar, Ilka Bessin, Dieter Hallervorden

Votes: 4,834 | Gross: $7.97M

15. Storks (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

56 Metascore

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland | Stars: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 48,339 | Gross: $72.68M

16. Animals Unleashed (2016– )
Episode: Beverly Hills Cat (2016)


A rabbit island, a hungry dog's ferocious side, and a parrot catches a ride on a playful dog. And in our Top 5, pelicans make for very uncomfortable hats.

Director: Tyler Spiers

17. Nature (1982– )
Episode: Super Hummingbirds (2016)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Family

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the ... See full summary »

Star: Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 28

18. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Privileged Information (2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A marine sergeant is killed when she falls from a building, but her doctor, Grace Confalone, risks breaking patient confidentiality and urges Gibbs to investigate the death as a murder.

Director: Edward Ornelas | Stars: Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 321

19. Mike Tyson Mysteries (2014– )
Episode: Ogopogo! (2016)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The team takes the Pigeon to his old lakeside home to see his hot ex-wife Sandra, who turned him into a bird, and sign their divorce papers. A kooky old Native American warns the team of something called Ogopogo that lives in the lake.

Director: Jeff Siergey | Stars: Mike Tyson, Norm MacDonald, Rachel Ramras, Jim Rash

Votes: 51

20. Brothers of the Wind (2015)

TV-G | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

In a world where it takes courage to fly, a young boy nurtures a baby eagle into adulthood. Searching for their place in the world, they bond over their desire to be free.

Directors: Gerardo Olivares, Otmar Penker | Stars: Jean Reno, Manuel Camacho, Tobias Moretti, Eva Kuen

Votes: 1,589

21. Sedmero krkavcu (2015)

103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A young girl takes a hard task. She must try to save her brothers and get rid of the curse placed on them by their mother. It is a story of courage, perseverance, but also of the power of words, truth and true love.

Director: Alice Nellis | Stars: Martha Issová, Sabina Remundová, Lukás Príkazský, Václav Neuzil

Votes: 249

22. Madeleine (I) (2015)


Italian-French Madeleine and her teenage sister Sophie spend summer vacation at their paternal Grandmother in North of Italy. Parents divorced. Their father lives in the busy city, where ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Lorenzo Ceva Valla, Mario Garofalo | Stars: Chloé Thill, Adèle Zaglia, Adriana De Guilmi, Marco Cacciola

Votes: 7

23. Hans im Glück (2015 TV Movie)


After even years loyally serving a colonial wares merchant, gold-honest, gullible optimist Hans follows the call of the sea, back to his coastal home and gets paid generously by his master ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Theede | Stars: Anton Spieker, Michelle Barthel, Heino Ferch, Gustav-Peter Wöhler

Votes: 29

24. The White Snake (2015 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Endres wants to be more than just a farmer's son. He wants to be able to read and write, wear clothes without holes and sleep in a proper bed. He goes to the court of the King, who is said ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Bühling | Stars: Tim Oliver Schultz, Reiner Schöne, Frida-Lovisa Hamann, Jutta Fastian

Votes: 63

25. Bondi Vet (2009– )
Episode: Episode #6.24

Documentary, Reality-TV

Lisa helps a dog with a growing cyst in its eye whilst Chris enlists Andrew's help to try and save a young puppy with a serious artery problem. After more than one year a young pelican has ... See full summary »

Star: Andrew Marchevsky

To the best of my knowledge this episode of 'Bondi Vet' was first aired in 2015.

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Musk Who Fell to Earth (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Inventor Elon Musk comes to Springfield, and Homer inspires him with a new idea that could revolutionize Springfield, but winds up costing Mr. Burns a ton of money.

Directors: Matthew Nastuk, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 696

27. The Day Henry Met (2015– )
Episode: The Day Henry Met... A Parrot (2015)

TV-Y | Animation

Henry meets a friendly Parrot. It turns out that Parrot has been left a secret treasure map by his great grandfather and with Henry's help they decide to go and find it. Henry becomes a ... See full summary »

28. Kimbra's Wish: A Disney Tribute (2015 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Once upon a time the ideals and dreams of the late Walt Disney served to fill a notably small world with vast beauty and inspiration. This tribute is humbly presented with the hope of giving a little bit of that beauty back.

Director: Adam C. Sager | Star: Kimbra

Votes: 13

29. Conducta (2014)

108 min | Drama

Aging teacher Carmela has a special heart for pupils from broken homes and is challenged by the headmaster to follow up 12 year old Chala which is infatuated in Yeni. They are both poor, and has severe home troubles.

Director: Ernesto Daranas | Stars: Alina Rodríguez, Yuliet Cruz, Armando Miguel Gómez, Miriel Cejas

Votes: 1,124

30. Pelican Dreams (2014)

G | 80 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Judy Irving ("The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill") follows a wayward California pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a rehab facility and explores nesting ... See full summary »

Director: Judy Irving | Stars: Mark Bittner, Laura Corsiglia, Jacky Douglas, Laurie Harvey

Votes: 136

31. Welcome to Me (2014)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show.

Director: Shira Piven | Stars: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bentley

Votes: 16,940 | Gross: $0.61M

32. Spirit Tree (2014)


A psychological drama of reincarnation. What happens when the only reason you breathe is no longer breathing? How do you live in a form you don't belong in? Melissa was perfect, she still is, in every meaning of the word.

Director: Ryan Gregory | Stars: Joe Hammerstone, Bri Oglu, William Conklin, Tarrell Robinson

33. Refracted Glory (2014)

90 min | Documentary

From ancient legends to modern marvels not fully understood, "Refracted Glory" dives into the centuries of intrigue surrounding hummingbirds. David Rives navigates multiple areas of inquiry... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Owen | Stars: Stuart Burgess, James Gardner, Ken Ham, Bodie Hodge

34. En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg, Lotti Törnros

Votes: 13,731 | Gross: $0.22M

35. Dr K's Exotic Animal ER (2014– )


Follow Dr Susan Kelleher and staff as they treat all forms of exotic animals at her, hospital in Deerfield Beach, FL

Stars: Susan Kelleher, Lauren Thielen, Art Edmonds, Josh Goodman

Votes: 148

37. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Diggs (2014)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart becomes friends with a schoolmate who enjoys falconry, but turns out to be mentally disturbed.

Directors: Michael Polcino, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 682

38. The Bird Men (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

A mild mannered birder seeks revenge on a younger rival, after losing the highly coveted Head of Ornithology position at the National Park.

Director: Ted Bezaire | Stars: Scott Cavalheiro, Tom Cavanagh, Graham Greene, Fred Willard

Votes: 178

39. Die goldene Gans (2013 TV Movie)

88 min | Family, Fantasy

Friendly, ever-helpful simpleton Till is his carpenter brothers Paul and Peter's dogsbody and all town's laughing stock. Generously having shared his lunch with an old beggar, actually a ... See full summary »

Director: Carsten Fiebeler | Stars: Jeremy Mockridge, Jella Haase, Ulrike Krumbiegel, Ingo Naujoks

Votes: 70

40. Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier (2013 TV Movie)


A retelling of Disney's Aladdin (1992), from the perspective of Jafar.

Director: Brian Holden | Stars: Dylan Saunders, Rachael Soglin, Jeff Blim, Meredith Stepien

Votes: 378

41. Sarah & Duck (2013– )

TV-G | 7 min | Animation, Family

Sarah is a young british girl whose best friend happens to be a mallard named, Duck. Everyday they embark on small adventures learning about the world as they go with the help of their ... See full summary »

Stars: Tasha Lawrence, Roger Allam, Lesley Nicol, Andy Nyman

Votes: 439

42. Dog with a Blog (2012–2015)
Episode: The Parrot Trap (2013)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Frustrated with her inability to get along with Stan, Ellen buys a parrot that doesn't seem to like her, and Tyler finds out a girl he likes is one of her father's patients.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Genevieve Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi, Stephen Full

Votes: 34

43. Nature (1982– )
Episode: Parrot Confidential (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Family

From PBS and NATURE - Exotic beauty, outrageous intelligence, and remarkably advanced language skills have made parrots one of the world's most popular pets. But unlike dogs and cats, ... See full summary »

Star: Allison Argo

Votes: 62

44. Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map (2013 Video)

TV-Y7 | 44 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Scooby-Doo and the gang find a treasure map in a pizza and set out to find the treasure of Gnarlybeard the Pirate, encountering Gnarlybeard, the Phantom Parrot, a spooky lighthouse keeper, and a suspicious archaeologist along the way.

Director: Jomac Noph | Stars: Frank Welker, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 210

45. Le jour des corneilles (2012)

96 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Boy lives in the heart of the forest, raised by his father Courge, a tyrannical giant who reigns triumphant and prevents his son from exploring beyond limited boundaries. Ignorant about the... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Christophe Dessaint | Stars: Jean Reno, Lorànt Deutsch, Isabelle Carré, Claude Chabrol

Votes: 1,036

46. Zack and Quack (2012– )

Animation, Adventure, Family

The story of the adventures of Zack and Quack

Stars: Regan Lutz, Jesse Ray Sheps, Thomas Albritton, Nick Baker

Votes: 54

47. Nicostratos le pélican (2011)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Yannis is a 14 year old boy who lives an isolated life with his dad on a small Greek island. After the death of his mother, two of them didn't talk much. One day, Yannis finds a young ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Horlait | Stars: Emir Kusturica, Thibault Le Guellec, François-Xavier Demaison, Jade-Rose Parker

Votes: 1,298

Any influence from the famous Peter the Pelican of Mykonos I wonder?

48. A Bird of the Air (2011)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

42 Metascore

A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot in this comedic and romantic drama.

Director: Margaret Whitton | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Jackson Hurst, Anjanette Comer, Linda Emond

Votes: 1,036 | Gross: $0.00M

49. Love Birds (2011)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

Doug (Rhys Darby) thinks he has the perfect life and is stunned when long term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) dumps him. He finds an injured duck and reluctantly decides to nurse it better ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Murphy | Stars: Rhys Darby, Faye Smythe, Alvin Maharaj, Wesley Dowdell

Votes: 1,561

50. Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Ophelia Lovibond

Votes: 78,236 | Gross: $68.22M

51. The Big Year (2011)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

53 Metascore

Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: