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The Best Movies With Lion in the Title

Updated July 18, 2019 560 votes 150 voters 18.5k views68 items

How many movies with lion in the title can you name? This list ranks the best movies with lion in the name, whether they're documentaries, dramas, horror movies, or any other genre of film. Do you have a favorite movie with lion in the title? Categorizing movies by words in their titles is kind of uncommon, but that's a big part of why this list is so fun to scroll through. There's probably one movie with lion in the title you think of right away, but you might be shocked to see how many others exist as well.

Notable films with lion in the title include The Lion King, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, and The Lion in Winter, although there are many more examples on this list. This poll is interactive, meaning you can vote the lion movies up or down depending on how much you like them.
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  • 1
    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on Wikipedia

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    The Lion in Winter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Lion in Winter

    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1968

    Directed byAnthony Harvey

    The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical drama film made by Avco Embassy Pictures, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    The Lion King II: Simba's Prid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick

    Released1998

    Directed byRob LaDuca, Darrell Rooney

    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a 1998 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1994... more on Wikipedia

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    Lion of Oz and the Badge of Co is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage

    Tim Curry, Kathy Griffin

    Released2000

    Directed byTim Deacon

    Lion of Oz is an animated film set before the children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Lion Castle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Lion Castle

    Shin Seong-il, Kim Ji-mee

    Released1964

    Directed byIn Hyeon Choi

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    The Lion King 1½ is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Lion King 1½

    Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick

    Released2004

    Directed byBradley Raymond

    The Lion King 1½ is a 2004 direct-to-video animated buddy film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion

    Richard Haydn, Alan Caillou

    Released1965

    Directed byAndrew Marton

    Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion is a 1965 film directed by Andrew Marton and starring Marshall... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    The Lion of Judah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Lion of Judah

    Ernest Borgnine, Michael Madsen

    Released2011

    Directed byRoger Hawkins, Deryck Broom

    The Lion of Judah is a 2011 American 3D computer-animated christian comedy-drama film produced... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Dancing Lion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Dancing Lion

    Anthony Wong, Francis Ng

    Released2007

    Directed byMarco Mak, Francis Ng

    Dancing Lion is a 2007 Hong Kong comedy film directed by and starring Francis Ng. It was... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Wind and the Lion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Wind and the Lion

    Sean Connery, Candice Bergen

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Milius

    The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 adventure film written and directed by John Milius. It starred... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Lion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Lion

    William Holden, Trevor Howard

    Released1962

    Directed byJack Cardiff

    The Lion is a DeLuxe Color 1962 drama film in CinemaScope directed by Jack Cardiff, starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Lion of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Lion of the Desert

    Oliver Reed, John Gielgud

    Released1981

    Directed byMoustapha Akkad

    Lion of the Desert is a 1981 Libyan historical action film starring Anthony Quinn as Libyan... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    The Lion and the Mouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Lion and the Mouse

    Lionel Barrymore, May McAvoy

    Released1928

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    The Lion and the Mouse is a part-silent/part-sound drama film produced by Warner Brothers,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    A Lion Is in the Streets is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    A Lion Is in the Streets

    James Cagney, Anne Francis

    Released1953

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    A Lion Is in the Streets is a 1953 drama film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring James... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Lion vs. Lion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Lion vs. Lion

    Lung Wei Wang, Lo Mang

    Released1981

    Directed byHsia Hsu, Yuet Sang Chin

    Lion Vs. Lion, also known as Roar Of The Lion and Nan bei shi wang, is a 1981 Hong Kong kung... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Lion in Winter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Lion in Winter

    Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrei Konchalovsky

    The Lion in Winter is a 2003 made-for-television remake of the 1968 film of the same name. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Paper Lion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Paper Lion

    Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Schmidt

    Released1968

    Directed byAlex March

    Paper Lion is a 1968 sports comedy film starring Alan Alda as writer George Plimpton, based on... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Lion and the Lamb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Lion and the Lamb

    Carmel Myers, Raymond Hatton

    Released1931

    Directed byGeorge B. Seitz

    The Lion and the Lamb is a 1931 American comedy film directed by George B. Seitz.
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    The African Lion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The African Lion

    Winston Hibler

    Released1955

    Directed byJames Algar

    The African Lion is a 1955 feature-length documentary that was released by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
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    Le Signe du Lion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Le Signe du Lion

    Jean-Luc Godard, Stéphane Audran

    Released1959

    Directed byÉric Rohmer

    Le Signe du lion is a French film directed by Éric Rohmer, his feature debut; although filmed... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Androcles and the Lion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Androcles and the Lion

    Jean Simmons, Elsa Lanchester

    Released1953

    Directed byNicholas Ray, Chester Erskine

    Androcles and the Lion is a 1952 RKO film produced by Gabriel Pascal from the George Bernard... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Lion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Lion

    Dileep, Kavya Madhavan

    Released2006

    Directed byJoshiy

    Lion is a 2006 Malayalam film directed by Joshiy. The film stars Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

    Tim Robbins, Shirley Knight

    Released2003

    Directed byTom Peosay

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    The Lion Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    The Lion Man

    Jack Perrin

    Released1919

    Directed byAlbert Russell

    The Lion Man is a 1919 American action film serial released by the Universal Film... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Red Lion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Lion in the Title
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    Red Lion

    Toshiro Mifune, Nobuko Otowa

    Released1969

    Directed byKihachi Okamoto

    Red Lion is a 1969 Japanese film directed by Kihachi Okamoto and starring Toshirō Mifune and... more on Wikipedia
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