Watchworthy

The Best Elephant Movies 

All Genre Movies Lists
Updated September 21, 2019 1k votes 471 voters 141k views 16 items

List Rules Movies must have elephants.

A list of the best elephant movies: Dumbo, Ice Age, Jungle Book...all of the best movies about elephants are listed here! If you (or your kids) love animals and want to watch movies with elephants in them, consult this list. From animated films where elephants talk and walk to live-action films that feature elephants in real life, these are the greatest elephant films ever made. 

What are the top elephant movies? We believe we've got them all, but if you feel we've missed one, please feel free to add the elephant movies names to the list yourself. Children and adults alike love elephants, be it their enormous size coupled with their gentle demeanor, or simply their unique appearance with their trunks and enormous tusks. This list features all species of elephants, including a wooly mammoth or two.
Data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 40 million monthly visits to Ranker. Try the free app
list ordered by
1
Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

Released: 1941

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Samuel Armstrong, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, Norm Ferguson, + more

Released: 1941 Dumbo is an American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. Sound was recorded conventionally using the RCA System. One voice ...more

More Dumbo 

#62 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #260 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

2
Ranker Video
Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film based on the Dr. Seuss' book of the same name. The film was directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, ...more

More Horton Hears a Who! 

#165 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #172 of 367 The Best Movies Based On Books #480 of 1,027 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

3
Ranker Video
Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

Released: 2002

Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

Released: 2002 Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge from a story by Michael J. Wilson. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

More Ice Age 

The Best Characters in the Ice Age Series, Ranked #139 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #135 of 1,027 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

4
Ranker Video
Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

Released: 1967

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Released: 1994 The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

More The Jungle Book 

The Jungle Book Was Originally Written To Prove That White People Are The Superior Race #118 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #30 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

5
Ranker Video
mdog12804 added Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Lima, Chris Buck

Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 37th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it ...more

More Tarzan 

Every Song in Tarzan, Ranked by Singability #36 of 601 The Best Animated Films Everlisted on The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

6
Ranker Video
Brenda Blethyn, Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie

Released: 2005

Directed by: Frank Nissen

Released: 2005 Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a 2005 animated film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, featuring characters from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. This film ...more

More Pooh's Heffalump Movie 

#537 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #89 of 111 The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time #36 of 58 The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals

7
Ranker Video
Ray Liotta, Danny Glover, Denis Leary

Released: 1995

Directed by: Simon Wincer

Released: 1995 Operation Dumbo Drop is a 1995 American comedy film directed by Simon Wincer that explores politics, and animal welfare. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Gene Quintano ...more

More Operation Dumbo Drop 

#64 of 100 Movies Turning 25 In 2020 #45 of 77 The Best Vietnam War Movies #23 of 69 The Best Ray Liotta Movies

8
Ranker Video
Randolph Strauss added Matthew McConaughey, Bill Murray, Janeane Garofalo

Released: 1996

Directed by: Howard Franklin

Larger Than Life is a 1996 American comedy film starring Bill Murray.
9
Ranker Video
Brendan Fraser, John Cleese, Leslie Mann

Released: 1997

Directed by: Sam Weisman

Released: 1997 George of the Jungle is a 1997 American live-action film adaptation of the cartoon of the same name. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures with Mandeville Films and originally released ...more

More George of the Jungle 

#189 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #366 of 1,211 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #273 of 1,027 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

10
Kumki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
santhosh_khan2013 added Lakshmi Menon, Vikram Prabhu, Thambi Ramaiah

Released: 2012

Directed by: Prabhu Solomon

Kumki is a 2012 Tamil romantic drama film directed by Prabhu Solomon. The film marked the debut of Vikram Prabhu. The story revolves around a mahout and his trained elephant. The film was ...more
11
Ranker Video
comicspies1 added

Released: 1953

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

It's nighttime, and a circus train is passing through town. But a baby elephant is sleeping too close to the edge of the car he's in, and tumbles out, rolls down the hill, into a house, and ...more
12
Ranker Video
NipperCSeaturtle added Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod

Released: 1968

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Party is a 1968 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet. The film has a very loose structure, and essentially serves as a series of set pieces for ...more

More The Party 

#290 of 1,027 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #474 of 1,211 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #513 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

13
Ranker Video
Milo added Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo

Released: 2005

Directed by: Prachya Pinkaew

Tom-Yum-Goong Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง, IPA: is a 2005 Thai martial arts action film starring Tony Jaa. The film was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who also directed Jaa's prior breakout film Ong-Bak. As ...more

More The Protector 

#1,284 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #376 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #132 of 331 The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History

14
Ranker Video
comicspies1 added Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Released: 1954

Directed by: Robert McKimson

Gone Batty is a Looney Tunes animated cartoon short released by Warner Brothers on September 4, 1954. The film was re-released in October 1963 as a Merrie Melodies Blue Ribbon cartoon.
15
Ranker Video
Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

Released: 2006

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Released: 2006 300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae which took ...more

More 300 

This Is Sparta and These Are The Best Quotes From '300' #66 of 375 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #100 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

16
Ranker Video
Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Released: 1995

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

Released: 1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 American film and the sequel to the 1994 American film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey reprises his role as the title character Ace Ventura, a ...more

More Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 

#50 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #222 of 233 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #202 of 1,027 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films