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The Funniest Movies About Animals

Updated April 22, 2020 2.1k votes 308 voters 17.9k views40 items

List RulesVote up the most hilarious comedies about animals.

Anyone who owns a pet knows that animals can be hilarious. The funniest comedy movies about animals feature four-legged friends befriending - and maybe getting the best of - their human companions. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about animals including everything from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective to Who Framed Roger Rabbit to Howard the Duck.

What films will you find on this list of animal comedy movies? Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy co-wrote Best in Show, a mockumentary about the participants of a prestigious dog show. Catherine O'Hara, Michael McKean, Parker Posey, Jane Lynch, and more are incredibly funny in the movie. Ratatouille is one of the best animated animal comedies of all time. Eddie Murphy brings his trademark wit to the animal-driven feature Dr. Dolittle. Other good films on this funny animal movies list include Air Bud, Bee Movie, and Turner & Hooch.

Do you have a favorite comedy about animals? Vote the best movies up to the top of this list and please add any good films that are missing.

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    Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Ratatouille

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

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    Bee Movie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Bee Movie

    Oprah Winfrey, Sting

    Released2007

    Directed bySimon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

    Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks... more on Wikipedia
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    Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Alvin and the Chipmunks

    Jane Lynch, David Cross

    Released2007

    Directed byTim Hill

    Alvin and the Chipmunks is a 2007 American live-action comedy film directed by Tim Hill. Based... more on Wikipedia
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    The Adventures of Milo and Oti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    The Adventures of Milo and Otis

    Dudley Moore, Shigeru Tsuyugushi

    Released1986

    Directed byMasanori Hata

    The Adventures of Milo and Otis is an Japanese adventure comedy-drama film about two animals,... more on Wikipedia
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    Hotel for Dogs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Hotel for Dogs

    Emma Roberts, Lisa Kudrow

    Released2009

    Directed byThor Freudenthal

    Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 American family comedy film based on the 1971 Lois Duncan novel of... more on Wikipedia
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    Garfield: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Garfield: The Movie

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

    Garfield: The Movie, or simply Garfield, is a 2004 American live-action comedy film directed... more on Wikipedia
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    Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Zookeeper

    Sylvester Stallone, Cher

    Released2011

    Directed byFrank Coraci

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    Dunston Checks In is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Dunston Checks In

    Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander

    Released1996

    Directed byKen Kwapis

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    Nine Lives is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Nine Lives

    Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner
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    Marmaduke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Marmaduke

    Emma Stone, Fergie

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Dey

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    Beverly Hills Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2008

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    George Clooney, Meryl Streep

    Released2009

    Directed byWes Anderson

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    Best in Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Best in Show

    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Guest

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    Dog Days is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Dog Days

    Eva Longoria, Nina Dobrev

    Released2018

    Directed byKen Marino

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    Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Ice Age

    Jack Black, Ray Romano

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1988

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid R. Ellis

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    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone

    Released2004

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    Garfield: A Tail of Two Kittie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray

    Released2006

    Directed byTim Hill

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    Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

    Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

    Released1998

    Directed byJim Stenstrum, Kazumi Fukushima, Hiroshi Aoyama

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    Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Beethoven

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny

    Released1992

    Directed byBrian Levant

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    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

    Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo

    Released1995

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox

    Released1994

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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    Beethoven's 2nd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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    Beethoven's 2nd

    Bonnie Hunt, Charles Grodin

    Released1993

    Directed byRod Daniel

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