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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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George of the Jungle Brendan Fraser, John Cleese, Leslie Mann

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onasys added Monster House Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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

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

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

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onasys added Tom and Jerry

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Duncan Checks In

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Dunston Checks In Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander, Paul Reubens

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

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but chickens double d added The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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Underdog Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno

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but chickens double d added 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Martin Short, Ray Liotta, Jason Alexander

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

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pmmom38 added Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

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danielle-frank added Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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

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

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Spooky Buddies Sierra McCormick, Tim Conway, G. Hannelius

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but chickens double d added The Rescuers Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

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Bondo added Brother Bear Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette, Michael Clarke Duncan

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

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R20X added Rio Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jane Lynch

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ezioaditore088 added Alpha and Omega Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Dennis Hopper

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but chickens double d added Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Alyssa Milano, Mickey Rooney, Frank Welker

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

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Mighty Joe Young Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Regina King

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but chickens double d added The Rescuers Down Under John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott

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

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The Last Unicorn Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury

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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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MouseHunt Christopher Walken, Nathan Lane, Lee Evans

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celiagold added Furry Vengeance Brooke Shields, Brendan Fraser, Ken Jeong

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Willard Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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dee123 added Happy Feet Two Brad Pitt, SofĂ­a Vergara, Robin Williams

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Tom Islava added The Muppet Christmas Carol Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

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

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EDDE12345678 added How to Train Your Dragon 2 Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

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Jellyfish Pixel Prince added Robin Hood

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Project X Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, Jean Smart

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but chickens double d added For the Love of Benji Ed Nelson, Peter Bowles, Bridget Armstrong

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Tom Islava added The Muppets Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez

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

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

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

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SybelleBotanes added Duma Eamonn Walker, Hope Davis, Campbell Scott

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Tom Islava added Robin Hood Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman

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Bondo added Animals United Oliver Kalkofe, Christoph Maria Herbst, Bastian Pastewka

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Bondo added Open Season Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, Martin Lawrence

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