lifestyle The Greatest Animal Movies

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List Rules 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!
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Monster House Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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Jaws: The Revenge Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

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G-Force Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Treat Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille, Russi Taylor

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Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure Amanda Bynes, Maria Bamford, Julia Duffy

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Best in Show Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey

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Dunston Checks In Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander, Paul Reubens

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Alyssa Milano, Odette Annable, Bridgit Mendler

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Underdog Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno

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Hotel for Dogs Emma Roberts, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

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The Search for Santa Paws Madison Pettis, Mitchel Musso, Wendi McLendon-Covey

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The Cat from Outer Space Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan, Sandy Duncan

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Willard Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 115 on the list The Greatest Animal Movies
Zootopia Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Alan Tudyk

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Spooky Buddies Sierra McCormick, Tim Conway, G. Hannelius

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Two Brothers Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

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101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Martin Short, Ray Liotta, Jason Alexander

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Oh! Heavenly Dog Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif

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Mighty Joe Young Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Regina King

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Project X Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, Jean Smart

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Son of Lassie Peter Lawford, June Lockhart, Nils Asther

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The Last Unicorn Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury

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Rio Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jane Lynch

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Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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Gordy Afemo Omilami, Hamilton Camp, Dennis Letts

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Garfield: The Movie Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Debra Messing

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MouseHunt Christopher Walken, Nathan Lane, Lee Evans

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Alpha and Omega Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Dennis Hopper

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The Rescuers Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

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Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Alyssa Milano, Mickey Rooney, Frank Welker

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The Rescuers Down Under John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott

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Furry Vengeance Brooke Shields, Brendan Fraser, Ken Jeong

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Robin Hood

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We Bought a Zoo Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon, Elle Fanning

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Happy Feet Two Brad Pitt, Sofía Vergara, Robin Williams

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

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For the Love of Benji Ed Nelson, Peter Bowles, Bridget Armstrong

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Brother Bear Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette, Michael Clarke Duncan

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The Muppet Christmas Carol Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

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Song of the South John Lee Hooker, Hattie McDaniel, Bobby Driscoll

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Duma Eamonn Walker, Hope Davis, Campbell Scott

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The Muppets Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez

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The Great Mouse Detective Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Frank Welker

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Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Tim Curry

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Jurassic World Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio

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Robin Hood Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman

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Animals United Oliver Kalkofe, Christoph Maria Herbst, Bastian Pastewka

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Planet of the Apes Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore