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The Best Elephant Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 1.2k votes 473 voters 141.5k views16 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    Horton Hears a Who

    Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey

    Released2008

    Directed bySteve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

    Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    Ice Age

    Jack Black, Ray Romano

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

    Released: 2002
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    Kumki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    Kumki

    Lakshmi Menon, Vikram Prabhu

    Released2012

    Directed byPrabhu Solomon

    Kumki is a 2012 Tamil romantic drama film directed by Prabhu Solomon. The film marked the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Jerry and Jumbo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
    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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    The Party is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    The Party

    Peter Sellers, Peter Falk

    Released1968

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    The Party is a 1968 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers and Claudine... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    Tarzan

    Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Lima, Chris Buck

    Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Pooh's Heffalump Movie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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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 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

    Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo

    Released1995

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

    Released: 1995
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    300 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    300

    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender

    Released2006

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Released: 2006
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    Operation Dumbo Drop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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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 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    George of the Jungle

    Brendan Fraser, John Cleese

    Released1997

    Directed bySam Weisman

    Released: 1997
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    Larger than Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    Larger than Life

    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Murray

    Released1996

    Directed byHoward Franklin

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    The Protector is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    The Protector

    Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum

    Released2005

    Directed byPrachya Pinkaew

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    Gone Batty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elephant Movies
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    Gone Batty

    Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

    Released1954

    Directed byRobert McKimson

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