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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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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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Best in Show Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 108 on the list The Greatest Animal Movies
Zootopia Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Alan Tudyk

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Mighty Joe Young Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Regina King

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

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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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Son of Lassie Peter Lawford, June Lockhart, Nils Asther

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

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Brother Bear Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette, Michael Clarke Duncan

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Gordy Afemo Omilami, Hamilton Camp, Dennis Letts

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Willard Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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

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Happy Feet Two Brad Pitt, SofĂ­a Vergara, Robin Williams

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Robin Hood

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Project X Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, Jean Smart

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

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

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

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

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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

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