The Best Animal Movies Of 2022

Animal lovers will definitely want to watch these good 2022 animal movies. Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid star in The Tiger Rising, a family friendly film about the power of imagination and it's based on the best-selling book by Kate DiCamillo. The House is a stop motion dark comedyfilm that features personified animal characters and if you love dinosaurs, don't miss The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild. With so many great animal movies coming out this year it will be hard to determine the top animal movie of 2022 but you can help.

Vote up yur favorite movies that you think animal fans will love, vote down any you think they should skip, and be sure to check back for new and upcoming animal movies as they are released throughout the year.


  • The House
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    The House is a great film for animation fans who also love animals and want something besides the usual child-focused fare. Get ready for a dark comedy that is expertly executed.

    The House is a 2022 stop-motion adult animated dark comedy anthology film directed by Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, and Paloma Baeza. The film tells three different stories surrounding the same house spanning different time periods and characters.
    • Actors: Mia Goth, Claudie Blakley, Matthew Goode
    • Directed by: Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Paloma Baeza
  • Dog
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    Channing Tatum co-directs and stars in this lovable dog film that is very appropriately titled. You'll laugh and possibly cry with this heartfelt, animal-driven dramedy.

    With a dog named Lulu by his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, break a handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.
    • Actors: Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Q'orianka Kilcher, Ethan Suplee
    • Directed by: Reid Carolin, Channing Tatum

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  • The Tiger Rising
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    While big cat lovers might not appreciate that the tiger in the film has spent any time in a cage, they'll have their hearts warmed by the passion it inspires in the two young stars.

    When 12-year-old Rob Horton discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home, his imagination runs wild as his life begins to change in the most unexpected ways. With help from a wise but mysterious maid and the stubborn new girl at school, Rob navigates through childhood memories, heartache and wondrous adventures.
    • Actors: Queen Latifah, Dennis Quaid, Christian Convery, Madalen Mills, Sam Trammell
    • Directed by: Ray Giarratana
  • The Wolf and the Lion
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    This heart-warming French-Canadian adventure film is a great movie for animal lovers and fun for the whole family. Molly Kunz and her animal co-stars have great chemistry on screen as they discover the meaning of friendship.

    After her grandfather's death, 20-year-old Alma decides to go back to her childhood home -- a little island in the heart of a majestic forest. While there, she rescues two helpless cubs: a wolf and a lion. They forge an inseparable bond, but their world soon collapses when a forest ranger discovers the animals and takes them away. The two cubs must now embark on a treacherous journey across the wilderness to reunite with each other and Alma.
    • Actors: Molly Kunz, Graham Greene, Charlie Carrick, Derek Johns, Rhys Slack
    • Directed by: Gilles de Maistre
  • The Bad Guys
    Video: YouTube
    After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet -- becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they're turning good.
    • Actors: Sam Rockwell, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson
    • Directed by: Pierre Perifel
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
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    Sometimes some crimes go slipping through the cracks, but these two gumshoes are finally picking up the slack after a close to 30 year hiatus. Your favorite rescue rangers are back, this time in a full length Who Framed Roger Rabbit style movie on Disney+. John Mulaney and Andy Samberg voice the titular Chip and Dale, two washed-out chipmunks who need to solve a new mystery.

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    • Actors: Andy Samberg, John Mulaney, KiKi Layne, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen
    • Directed by: Akiva Schaffer