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The Greatest Animal Movies

List Criteria: Movies that feature animals as main characters, live action or animated

Some of the best and most beloved movies feature cute pets, barnyard critters, jungle animals, and dangerous beasts. What is the best animal movie of all time? This is a crowdranked list of great movies that star real, animated, or animatronic animals. Pet movies aren't just for the dogs anymore. What's the best movie about animals? If a movie makes you cry or cheer or feel unusually invested... odds are good that there's a plucky animal involved. If a film makes you grip your arm rests, cover your eyes, and feel like something's crawling on you, there might just be an animatronic shark or CGI spider on the screen. (But we'd rather look at cute baby animals.)

Some of the most heart-wrenching scenes in movies involve children or strong heroic lead men losing their beloved dogs or horses. The best funny talking animal movies have a diverse mix of animal actors, including cats, dogs, birds, monkeys, and sea mammals. Voice talent from famous A-list actors provides laughs and quotable lines for both children and adults.

These are the best movies with animals either as the main characters or as the main focus. Vote up your favorites to move them higher on the list, or do a full re-rank to create a list of your favorite animal movies. If you see your favorite animal films are missing, go ahead and add them!

The Greatest Animal Movies Films
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    Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester

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    Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

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    Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi

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    Geoffrey Keen, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

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  5. 105
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    Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

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  6. 106
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    Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille, Russi Taylor

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    Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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  8. 108
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    Brad Pitt, Sofía Vergara, Robin Williams

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  9. 109
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    Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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  10. 110
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  11. 111
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    Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno

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    Christopher Walken, Nathan Lane, Lee Evans

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Debra Messing

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  14. 114
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    Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo

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    Madison Pettis, Mitchel Musso, Wendi McLendon-Covey

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    Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander, Paul Reubens

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    Amanda Bynes, Maria Bamford, Julia Duffy

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    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey

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    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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  20. 120
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    Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif

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    Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan, Sandy Duncan

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    Peter Lawford, June Lockhart, Nils Asther

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    Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

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    Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Dennis Hopper

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    Afemo Omilami, Hamilton Camp, Dennis Letts

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    Alyssa Milano, Odette Annable, Bridgit Mendler

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    Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Frank Welker

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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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  29. 129
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    Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon, Elle Fanning

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  30. 130
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    Sierra McCormick, Tim Conway, G. Hannelius

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    Eamonn Walker, Hope Davis, Campbell Scott

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    Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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    Alyssa Milano, Mickey Rooney, Frank Welker

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    Ed Nelson, Peter Bowles, Bridget Armstrong

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    Brooke Shields, Brendan Fraser, Ken Jeong

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    Bill Allen, Christie Abbott, Mary Chris Wall

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    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Rex Allen, Jim Wilson, Ron Brown

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    Raven-Symoné, Gary Busey, Norm Macdonald

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    John Lee Hooker, Hattie McDaniel, Bobby Driscoll

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    Robin Hood

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    Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, Jean Smart

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    Harvey Keitel, Thora Birch, Mimi Rogers

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    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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    Ray Liotta, Danny Glover, Denis Leary

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    Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

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    Cindy Williams, Chelan Simmons, Glenn Shadix

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    John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott

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    Joaquin Phoenix

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