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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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G-Force Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi

The Best Live Action Animal Movies for Kids The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

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The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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Monster House Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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The Prince of Egypt Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer

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

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Duncan Checks In

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Dunston Checks In Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander, Paul Reubens

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

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Underdog Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno

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

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

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

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

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

The Most Adorable Animal Parenting Moments The Most Rewatchable Movies

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

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

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Spooky Buddies Sierra McCormick, Tim Conway, G. Hannelius

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

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Rio Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jane Lynch

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The Rescuers Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

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Alpha and Omega Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Dennis Hopper

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

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

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Brother Bear Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette, Michael Clarke Duncan

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Mighty Joe Young Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Regina King

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The Last Unicorn Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury

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

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

7 Facts That Will Ruin Your Favorite Childhood Films 19 Everyday Things That Are Making You Dumber

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Son of Lassie Peter Lawford, June Lockhart, Nils Asther

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Gordy Afemo Omilami, Hamilton Camp, Dennis Letts

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Furry Vengeance Brooke Shields, Brendan Fraser, Ken Jeong

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MouseHunt Christopher Walken, Nathan Lane, Lee Evans

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Willard Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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

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Robin Hood

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

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Project X Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, Jean Smart

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

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The Muppets Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez

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Duma Eamonn Walker, Hope Davis, Campbell Scott

The Best Movies of All Time The 26 Greatest Pictures of Animals Riding Other Animals

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

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

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Robin Hood Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman

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

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Animals United Oliver Kalkofe, Christoph Maria Herbst, Bastian Pastewka

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow