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Best Animal Movies


  • Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey

    Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey (G, 1993)

    Robert Hays, Kim Greist, Jean Smart, Benji Thall, Michael J. Fox
    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Disney's 1993 remake of the 1963 hit The Incredible Journey,... read more follows three household pets as they travel across mountains and plains on their way to find their owners. A misunderstanding leads the animals to mistakenly believe that they have been abandoned by their loved ones, when in reality they have been left in the care of a friend while the family has moved from the country to the city for the father to take a temporary assignment . All three pets--a golden retriever (Don Ameche), a cat (Sally Field), and a bulldog puppy (Michael J. Fox)--can talk, and they bicker and crack jokes as they set off on a truly incredible journey chock full of misadventures as they wend their way back to their owners. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
    • fb1146634647
      fb1146634647: There's something about animal movies that always gets me.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • Saravanillacake
      Saravanillacake: . Chance is voiced by Michael J. Fox...need I say more?

      This "talking animal" movie came out before people thought it was a brilliant idea to use CGI to make the talking
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • wolffang78
      wolffang78: This was a cute movie and is great for animal lovers/pet owners!
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Eight Below

    Eight Below (PG, 2006)

    Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, Jason Biggs, Gerard Plunkett
    Eight brave sled dogs search for the master who is looking for a way to rescue them in this adventur... read moree drama. An American geologist (Bruce Greenwood) flies to Antarctica to participate in a project at the United States Research Base, where he teams up with arctic guide Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker) and his best friend, Cooper (Jason Biggs). The scientist soon discovers that Shepard also has eight other valuable friends -- a pack of sled dogs he's worked with for years, who have rescued him from a number of tight spots. As the three men explore a frozen mountain region, an unexpected accident coupled with a massive storm front forces them to fly to safety, leaving the dogs behind. Shepard is determined to rescue his canine friends, but he has to wait until the weather will allow him to travel back to the mountain, while the dogs struggle against the elements to survive as they attempt to make their way back home. Eight Below was inspired by a true story involving Japanese researchers exploring the Antarctic in 1957; the story was made into the film Nankyoku Monogatari. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb1585272505
      fb1585272505: If you are an animal lover, makes you feel sorry for the dogs that were left behind.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1201306932
      fb1201306932: This movie touches the hearts of animal lovers and can be enjoyed by all ages.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fieryray
      fieryray: . animal lovers who are overly emotional will definitely cry.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Babe

    Babe (G, 1995)

    James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann
    A young pig fights convention to become a sheep dog -- or, rather, sheep pig -- in this charming Aus... read moretralian family film, which became an unexpected international success due to superior special effects and an intelligent script. The title refers to the name bestowed on a piglet soon after his separation from his family, when he finds himself on a strange farm. Confused and sad, Babe is adopted by a friendly dog and slowly adjusts to his new home. Discovering that the fate of most pigs is the dinner table, Babe devotes himself to becoming a useful member of the farm by trying to learn how to herd sheep, despite the skepticism of the other animals and the kindly but conventional Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell). Because technically impeccable animatronics and computer graphics allow the farm animals to converse easily among themselves, first-time director Chris Noonan can treat the film's menagerie as actual characters, playing scene not for cuteness but for real emotions. The result is often surprisingly touching, with Noonan and George Miller's script, based on Dick King-Smith's children's book and, indirectly, a true story, seamlessly combining gentle whimsy and sincere feeling. These same qualities are embodied by in Cromwell's beautifully understated performance as Farmer Hoggett, which anchors the film. Despite its unlikely premise and low profile, Babe's inspirational story was embraced by audiences and critics, and the movie became an international sleeper that won an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. It was followed in 1999 by the less successful Babe: Pig in the City. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
  • Marmaduke

    Marmaduke (PG, 2010)

    Owen Wilson, Emma Stone, George Lopez, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Steve Coogan
    When advertising exec Phil Winslow (Lee Pace) gets an offer to head the account for a California-bas... read moreed dog-food company, he uproots his wife (($Judy Greer}), three kids, and their beloved Great Dane, Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson), from Kansas to the Sunshine State. Once there, the big canine befriends a group of mutts at the local dog park, but after a surfing competition brings Marmaduke celebrity, he turns his back on his new pals. Eventually, a disaster helps the oversized hound and Phil learn about the importance of family and friendship. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
    • fb597098474
      fb597098474: Good fun, typical funny animal movie with Added laughs from Owen Wilson
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • fb640258996
      fb640258996: The joys of having a little one that wants to see every talking animal movie.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • fb1405459274
      fb1405459274: Just another talking animal kids movie. Definitely had some funny parts, but not one to see in the theater (it was my dau
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Two Brothers

    Two Brothers (PG, 2004)

    Guy Pearce, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Freddie Highmore, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Moussa Maaskri
    Like The Bear, director Jean-Jacques Annaud's acclaimed animal picture released 15 years prior, Two ... read moreBrothers offers a family-friendly epic as told through the eyes of its four-legged protagonists, who, in this case, are sibling tiger cubs Koumal and Sangha. Though a life in the jungles of French colonial Indochina circa the 1920s seemed certain, the cubs are separated shortly after their birth when the notorious hunter Aidan McRory (Guy Pearce) kills their father. Koumal is whisked away to a circus, where he is cruelly beaten into submission and forced to perform tricks to earn his keep. Sangha fares better at first -- he lands in the posh estate of a French government official who wants the big cat to serve as a companion for his lonely son, though a series of unforeseen circumstances ultimately finds Sangha in the hands of a man determined to turn him into an aggressive prizefighter. Understandably, neither tiger is happy with his arrangements, and both escape captivity in hopes of returning to the jungle. Unfortunately for them, the prospect of two loose tigers is hardly comforting for the locals, who quickly demand that McRory kill the cubs before they threaten the safety of the village. Once McRory finds the tigers in their natural habitat, however, he faces a crisis of conscience he hadn't thought possible. Two Brothers also features Jean-Claude Dreyfus and Freddie Highmore. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
    • fb512631295
      fb512631295: The story is kinda all overall the place, but the animal work makes up for it.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • fb574101644
      fb574101644: ? It's one of the most beautiful films I ever watched so far, it's not the cheesy-stupid Hollywood animal kind of movie, it's a film that shows the perversity of MEN that kill for the pleasure with
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • ember22
      ember22: shows the immaturity and arrogance that the majority of people still show towards other species of animal, making it a relevant movie in that context. Whats more its incredible that they used real ti
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Free Willy

    Free Willy (PG, 1993)

    Jason James Richter, Jayne Atkinson, Lori Petty, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen
    The touching story of a boy and his killer whale made this family drama a surprise box office hit. J... read moreesse (Jason James Richter) is a kid without parents who has bounced from one foster home to another and is living on the streets. One night, he's caught spraying graffiti with his friend Perry (Michael Bacall) in a theme park. Jesse and Perry are caught red handed by Dwight (Mykel T. Williamson), a policeman who thinks that Jesse needs a more stable and disciplined environment. Dwight arranges for Jesse to stay with a new foster family, Glen and Annie Greenwood (Michael Madsen and Jayne Atkinson), with whom Jesse has an initially stormy relationship. Part of Jesse's punishment involves cleaning up the damage he caused at the park, where the new attraction is Willy, a killer whale who is being trained to do tricks. However, Willy was traumatized when he was stolen from his family by mercenary fisherman and does not respond well to the genuine concern of his trainers, Rae (Lori Petty) and Randolph (August Schellenberg). Jesse and Willy, both stranded without families in a place where they don't fit in, develop a close emotional bond, and with Jesse's help, Willy begins to display aptitude as a performer. Thanks to his friendship with Willy, Jesse develops a new sense of responsibility and a healthier relationship with the Greenwoods. However, Dial (Michael Ironside), the owner of the park, doesn't much care for animals and isn't happy with the slower-than-expected progress of Willy's training; having insured the whale for $1 million dollars, he figures that Willy is worth more dead than alive, and Jesse, Rae, and Randolph have to rescue their aquatic friend and return him to the ocean when Dial seems ready to live up to his threats. Free Willy, which featured a star performance by a killer whale named Keiko (who is doubled in some scenes by animatronic models) included the theme song "Will You Be There," a top-ten hit for Michael Jackson, and spawned two sequels. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb501802446
      fb501802446: . I'm a major animal lover and I enjoy the way the filmmakers had Jessie connect with willie.
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • doglover000000
      doglover000000: cheesy at times, this is a brilliant, classic! Its a great film showing loyality between human and animal.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • crluc2005
      crluc2005: A great movie for animal lovers. I love this movie, is entartaining and keeps you excited until the end. The whole tri
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • War Horse

    War Horse (PG-13, 2011)

    Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson, Niels Arestrup, David Thewlis
    Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begi... read morens with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets-British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter-before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse-an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. --(C) Dreamworks
    • miadan84
      miadan84: . I can't handle animal movies but this was by far Best film I'm seen in ages. Brilliant.
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb1269955740
      fb1269955740: A bit slow, a bit harder to watch if you are an animal lover, but a great movie.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • tajohnson25
      tajohnson25: I'm usually not a fan of the animal movies but this one is pretty good. I like the characters and the story is pretty believable.
      Reviewed 15 months days ago