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1. Born Free (1966)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The story of George and Joy Adamson and the orphaned lion cub, Elsa, they adopt.

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

Votes: 5,330

2. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy

41 Metascore

The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo

Votes: 20,521 | Gross: $106.00M

3. Any Which Way You Can (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Comedy

51 Metascore

A trucker turned prize fighter, his brother and their pet orangutan have a series of misadventures involving the mob, corrupt cops, motorcycle gangs and pretty dames.

Director: Buddy Van Horn | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith

Votes: 15,452 | Gross: $70.69M

4. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 6,923 | Gross: $29.60M

5. Nankyoku monogatari (1983)

G | 112 min | Adventure, Drama

Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica. Ushioda and Ochi eventually leave Antarctica, only to return to search ... See full summary »

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Ken Takakura, Tsunehiko Watase, Eiji Okada, Masako Natsume

Votes: 1,281

6. A Private Function (1984)

R | 92 min | Comedy

In post-war Britain, food rationing continues, leading a married couple to become involved in the flourishing bacon black market.

Director: Malcolm Mowbray | Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 2,238 | Gross: $2.53M

7. Summer School (1987)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

27 Metascore

A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Patrick Labyorteaux

Votes: 15,011 | Gross: $35.66M

8. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

Votes: 21,627 | Gross: $24.72M

9. The Accidental Tourist (1988)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Amy Wright

Votes: 13,653 | Gross: $32.63M

10. K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

44 Metascore

To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 28,742 | Gross: $43.25M

11. 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: 56,189 | Gross: $71.08M

12. Cheetah (1989)

G | 83 min | Adventure, Family

An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Blyth | Stars: Keith Coogan, Lucy Deakins, Colin Mothupi, Timothy Landfield

Votes: 753 | Gross: $8.15M

13. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

54 Metascore

A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

Director: John Harrison | Stars: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, David Forrester

Votes: 13,065 | Gross: $16.32M

14. White Fang (I) (1991)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

62 Metascore

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: 17,685 | Gross: $34.79M

15. 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: 60,368 | Gross: $77.70M

16. 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: 38,088 | Gross: $41.83M

17. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 757,000 | Gross: $402.45M

18. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 248,325 | Gross: $72.22M

19. Monkey Trouble (1994)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A young girl's life turns hairy when her new pet monkey turns out to be a trained pickpocket on the run from a scheming Gypsy.

Director: Franco Amurri | Stars: Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel, Finster, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 5,707 | Gross: $16.34M

20. 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: 5,833 | Gross: $16.82M

21. The Jungle Book (1994)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

63 Metascore

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: 14,740 | Gross: $44.34M

22. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

45 Metascore

Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi

Votes: 182,992 | Gross: $108.39M

23. Congo (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

22 Metascore

When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 38,431 | Gross: $81.02M

24. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 99,036 | Gross: $67.82M

25. Running Wild (1995)

PG | 94 min | Drama

A filmmaker determines to document the story of a conservationist who is struggling to save wild leopards in Africa from extinction.

Director: Dee McLachlan | Stars: John Varty, Elmon Mhlongo, Brooke Shields, Martin Sheen

Votes: 267

26. The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

PG | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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: 3,527 | Gross: $7.51M

27. 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: 106,207 | Gross: $66.60M

28. Gordy (1995)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.

Director: Mark Lewis | Stars: Kristy Young, Doug Stone, James Donadio, Deborah Hobart

Votes: 1,754 | Gross: $3.99M

29. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

49 Metascore

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.

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

Votes: 88,918 | Gross: $136.19M

30. Flipper (1996)

PG | 95 min | Family, Adventure

43 Metascore

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: 9,111 | Gross: $20.05M

31. Joe's Apartment (1996)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.

Director: John Payson | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Megan Ward, Billy West, Reginald Hudlin

Votes: 11,638 | Gross: $4.61M

32. Mousehunt (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 46,578 | Gross: $61.92M

33. George of the Jungle (1997)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 63,767 | Gross: $105.26M

34. Buddy (1997)

PG | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 2,318 | Gross: $10.01M

35. Doctor Dolittle (1998)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

46 Metascore

A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Peter Boyle, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt

Votes: 84,519 | Gross: $144.16M

36. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

Votes: 28,614 | Gross: $18.32M

37. To Walk with Lions (1999)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, he battles to keep the animals on his game reserve, and "Kora", from dangerous poachers.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Richard Harris, John Michie, Kerry Fox, Ian Bannen

Votes: 748

38. My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 18,094 | Gross: $34.10M

39. Miss Minoes (2001)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

50 Metascore

A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan.

Director: Vincent Bal | Stars: Carice van Houten, Theo Maassen, Sarah Bannier, Pierre Bokma

Votes: 4,271 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Whale Rider (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family

80 Metascore

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 37,100 | Gross: $20.78M

41. Hollywood, It's a Dog's Life (2004)

Not Rated | 80 min | Family, Comedy

Hank O'Hara is a former stuntman turned dog and horse trainer. In the opening we see one of his dogs acting in a movie. Hank's widowed daughter and her daughter return to Hank's place, and ... See full summary »

Director: Byron Quisenberry | Stars: Mike Moroff, Anne Lockhart, Brent Davis, Bob Havice

Votes: 25

42. The Mighty Celt (2005)

82 min | Drama

Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The ... See full summary »

Director: Pearse Elliott | Stars: Ken Stott, Tyrone McKenna, Gillian Anderson, Richard Dormer

Votes: 703

43. Duma (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

82 Metascore

An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Alex Michaeletos, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Mary Makhatho

Votes: 7,183 | Gross: $0.86M

44. Charlotte's Web (2006)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

68 Metascore

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 32,550 | Gross: $82.99M

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

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

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: 214,291

46. The Chosen One (2010)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

A man finally finds faith in himself after the rest of world puts its faith in him; the sole being on earth who can save mankind from its own destruction - The Chosen One.

Director: Rob Schneider | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Holland Taylor, Samantha Smith

Votes: 2,365

47. The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns, has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly single mom and her 3 girls who help him find the inspiration to write again.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Emma Fuhrmann

Votes: 15,871 | Gross: $0.10M

48. Absolutely Anything (2015)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

31 Metascore

A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle

Votes: 32,999

49. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama