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1. Alaska (1996)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family

While searching for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska, two siblings come across a baby polar bear on the run from a pair of poachers.

Director: Fraser C. Heston | Stars: Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict, Charlton Heston

Votes: 4,614 | Gross: $11.57M

2. Andre (1994)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The true story of how a seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tina Majorino, Keith Carradine, Chelsea Field, Shane Meier

Votes: 5,697 | Gross: $16.82M

3. 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: 8,081 | Gross: $4.63M

4. Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Family, Sport

59 Metascore

Cale Crane catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Sonador, a race horse with a broken leg.

Director: John Gatins | Stars: Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Oded Fehr, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 10,920 | Gross: $32.70M

5. 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: 2,247 | Gross: $11.64M

6. Flipper (1996)

PG | 95 min | Family, Adventure

Sandy Ricks is sent by his mother to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Jonathan Banks, Robert Deacon

Votes: 8,890 | Gross: $20.05M

7. Fly Away Home (1996)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney

Votes: 21,290 | Gross: $24.51M

8. Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010 Video)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Kirra, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a baby Orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather's rundown seaside amusement park. She embarks on a quest to lead Willy back to his pod.

Director: Will Geiger | Stars: Bindi Irwin, Beau Bridges, Bongolethu Mbutuma, Siyabulela Ramba

Votes: 1,542

9. Hotel for Dogs (2009)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

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: 18,550 | Gross: $73.03M

10. 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: 6,310 | Gross: $21.01M

11. Moondance Alexander (2007)

G | 94 min | Drama, Family

The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin, James Best

Votes: 1,075 | Gross: $0.04M

12. 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: 12,847 | Gross: $27.01M

13. Racing Stripes (2005)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

An abandoned zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.

Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Frankie Muniz, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Greenwood

Votes: 13,952 | Gross: $49.77M

14. Ready to Run (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 96 min | Family, Sport

A 14-year-old girl who works at a racetrack trains a talking racehorse with issues, transforming him into a winner.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Krystle Po, Jason Dohring, Lillian Hurst, Jon Brazier

Votes: 264

15. 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: 61,219 | Gross: $120.28M

16. Secretariat (2010)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis

Votes: 22,952 | Gross: $59.71M

17. See Spot Run (2001)

PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

24 Metascore

A mailman takes care of a dog that, unbeknownst to him, is an FBI drug-sniffing superdog that has escaped from the witness protection program after becoming the target of an assassination.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: David Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Joe Viterelli

Votes: 7,987 | Gross: $33.36M

18. The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

PG | 84 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

A young American boy visiting in China helps his zoologist father rescue a panda cub from unscrupulous poachers while his panda reserve is threatened with closure from officious bureaucrats.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Stephen Lang, Ryan Slater, Yi Ding, Wang Fei

Votes: 3,435 | Gross: $7.51M

19. The Bear (1988)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Jack Wallace

Votes: 14,400 | Gross: $31.75M

20. The Cup (2011)

PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama

33 Metascore

The 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race, brotherly love and the triumph of the human spirit. A true story.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Bryan Martin, Stephen Curry, Jodi Gordon, Daniel MacPherson

Votes: 614

21. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Family, Adventure

In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 4,304 | Gross: $2.14M

22. The Long Shot (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

A woman moves with her husband and seven-year-old daughter from Colorado to California and then her husband abandons them. While trying to rebuild her life, she finds solace while working at a horse farm and decides to enter her beloved horse in a high-stakes riding competition.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Julie Benz, Marsha Mason, Paul Le Mat, Gage Golightly

Votes: 482

23. The Wild Stallion (2009)

G | 82 min | Drama, Family

A story about two girls, CJ and Hanna. CJ lives on a ranch, Hanna comes to visit and decides to photograph wild horses for a school project. The girls become great friends and learn of a plot that might jeopardize the mustangs.

Director: Craig Clyde | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Fred Ward, Miranda Cosgrove, Danielle C. Ryan

Votes: 446

24. Virginia's Run (2002)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Family

A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Lindze Letherman, Rachel Skarsten, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 654

25. 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: 4,217 | Gross: $7.30M

26. 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: 2,527 | Gross: $7.18M

27. Zookeeper (2011)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

30 Metascore

A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Ken Jeong

Votes: 49,771 | Gross: $80.36M