The Greatest Animal Movies Films
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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!
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  1. 101
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    Duncan Checks In

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  2. 102
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    added by EDDE12345678 Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

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    added by onasys Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

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  4. 104
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    Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno

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  5. 105
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    Penélope Cruz, Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi

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  6. 106
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    added by LouiseMarieLeach Emma Roberts, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

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  7. 107
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    Mitchel Musso, Madison Pettis, Wendi McLendon-Covey

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  8. 108
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    added by onasys Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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  9. 109
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    Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, Janet Jones

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  10. 110
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    Rex Allen, Jim Wilson, Ron Brown

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    added by wiabux Vincent Price, Frank Welker, Basil Rathbone

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  12. 112
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    added by wiabux Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

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  13. 113
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    added by tonytank7777 Geoffrey Keen, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

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  14. 114
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    added by dee123 Sofía Vergara, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams

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  15. 115
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    added by SybelleBotanes Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Eamonn Walker

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  16. 116
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    added by don_lie Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Perlman, Eric Stoltz

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    added by SybelleBotanes Maria Bello, Xander Berkeley, Bill Hayes

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    new! & added by possumprincess Kirk Douglas, Gus Mercurio, Jack Thompson

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