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The Best Elephant Movies

Updated November 11, 2020 1.1k votes 474 voters 141.7k views26 items

List RulesMovies 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.
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    Dumbo
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    Dumbo

    Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards

    Released1941

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Samuel Armstrong, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, Norm Ferguson

    Released: 1941
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    The Jungle Book
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    The Jungle Book

    Clint Howard, George Sanders

    Released1967

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    Released: 1994
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    Horton Hears a Who
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    Horton Hears a Who

    Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey

    Released2008

    Directed bySteve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

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    Ice Age
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    Ice Age

    Jack Black, Ray Romano

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

    Released: 2002
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    Kumki
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    Kumki

    Lakshmi Menon, Vikram Prabhu

    Released2012

    Directed byPrabhu Solomon

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    Jerry and Jumbo
    It's nighttime, and a circus train is passing through town. But a baby elephant is sleeping... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Tarzan
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    Tarzan

    Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Lima, Chris Buck

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    The Party
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    The Party

    Peter Sellers, Peter Falk

    Released1968

    Directed byBlake Edwards

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    Pooh's Heffalump Movie
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    Pooh's Heffalump Movie

    Brenda Blethyn, Jim Cummings

    Released2005

    Directed byFrank Nissen

    Released: 2005
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    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
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    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

    Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo

    Released1995

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

    Released: 1995
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    Operation Dumbo Drop
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    Operation Dumbo Drop

    Ray Liotta, Danny Glover

    Released1995

    Directed bySimon Wincer

    Released: 1995
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    George of the Jungle
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    George of the Jungle

    Brendan Fraser, John Cleese

    Released1997

    Directed bySam Weisman

    Released: 1997
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    Babar: King of the Elephants
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    Babar: King of the Elephants

    Chris Wiggins, Janet-Laine Green

    Released1999

    Directed byRaymond Jafelice

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    Larger than Life
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    Larger than Life

    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Murray

    Released1996

    Directed byHoward Franklin

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    Babar: The Movie
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    Babar: The Movie

    Sarah Polley, Chris Wiggins

    Released1989

    Directed byAlan Bunce

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    Cabiria
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    Cabiria

    Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano

    Released1914

    Directed byGiovanni Pastrone

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    The Jungle Book
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    The Jungle Book

    Lena Headey, John Cleese

    Released1994

    Directed byStephen Sommers

    Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is a 1994 American adventure film co-written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Water for Elephants
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    Water for Elephants

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson

    Released2011

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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    Zootopia
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    Zootopia

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

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    Sing
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    Sing

    Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

    Directed byGarth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet

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    The Jungle Book
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    The Jungle Book

    Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley

    Directed byJon Favreau

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    Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
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    Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

    Released2018

    Directed byAndy Serkis

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    Dumbo
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    Dumbo

    Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton

    Released2019

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Holiday in the Wild
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    Holiday in the Wild

    Kristin Davis, Rob Lowe

    Released2019

    Directed byErnie Barbarash

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    The Protector
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    The Protector

    Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum

    Released2005

    Directed byPrachya Pinkaew

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