Family movies about animals

List of the best family movies about animals selected by visitors to our site: Mia and the White Lion, Windstorm, The Call of the Wild, Hachi: A Dog's Tale, Bernie the Dolphin, Dolittle, Belle and Sebastian, Nicostratos the Pelican, Eight Below, Garfield.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Germany, South Africa, Luxembourg, Monaco, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Animals, Family, Lions, Farmers
PlaceAfrica, Nature reserves

A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Animals, Horses, Family
PlaceGermany
TimeSummer
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching, Serious

While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Old man, Family
PlotAdventure, Survival, Friendship
PlaceNature, Alaska
Time19th century
StyleKind, Touching, Uplifting

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team—and later its leader—Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Animals, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Death
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersAnimals, Family, Dolphins, Brothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceBeach

A brother and sister who befriend a badly sunburned dolphin separated from his family and uncover a secret plan that could destroy the beach and their new friend's home. The kids must devise a clever plan to stop the bad guys, protect the sea life, and, most importantly, save their best friend, Bernie.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan
CharactersAnimals, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel
PlaceShips
StyleFor children, Light

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Climbers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceMountains, France
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleTouching, Serious

Belle and Sebastian is set high in the snowy Alps during the Second World War. The resourceful Sebastian is a lonely boy who tames and befriends a giant, wild mountain dog, Belle – even though the villagers believe her to be ‘the beast’ that has been killing their sheep.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, Greece
Duration01:28
CharactersTeens, Animals, Family, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life, Adoption
PlaceSea, Village, Islands, Greece
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching

After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and revive him back to life ...

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Animals, Scientists, Husky, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Expeditions
PlaceAntarctica, Helicopters
StyleAction, Light, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission.

Markimdb: 5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
CharactersDogs, Animals, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceTrains
StyleBy comics

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersAnimals, Childrens, Bears, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Family life, Adoption
PlaceJungle, England, London
StyleFor children, Exciting, Cute, By books, Touching

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary Brown. Although Paddington's amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersAnimals, Tigers, Accountant, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Life, Inheritance, Family life
PlaceZoos
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Vivid, Beautiful landscapes

Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.

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Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan, France
CharactersAnimals, Pigs, Singers
PlotDancing, Adventure
StyleFor children, Inspirational, Good music

The film follows Buster and his new cast who now have their sights set on debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, he and his singers must sneak into the Crystal Entertainment offices, run by the ruthless wolf mogul Jimmy Crystal, where the gang pitches the ridiculous idea of casting the lion rock legend Clay Calloway in their show. Buster must embark on a quest to find the now-isolated Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Australia, India, United Kingdom
Duration02:18
CharactersDogs, Animals, Rabbits, Thieves, Artists
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Friendship, Jealousy
PlaceVillage
StyleFor children, Light

Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Animals, Doctors, Heroes, Family
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Fate
PlaceSea, Hospitals, USA
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, USA, Luxembourg
Duration01:52
CharactersAnimals, Whale, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Freedom
PlaceOcean
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, with the help of kindly whale trainer Rae Lindley, develop a routine of tricks. However, greedy park owner Dial soon catches wind of the duo and makes plans to profit from them.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong, India
Duration02:29
CharactersDogs, Animals, Talking dogs, Family, Puppies
PlotLove, Survival, Soccer, Loneliness, Death
StyleTo cry, Cute, For children, Kind, Sad ones

A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:32
CharactersAnimals, Bears, Family, Friends, Businessmen
PlotRevenge, Life, Family life, Rivalry
PlaceForest
StyleLight, Fascinating

When real estate developer Dan Sanders finalizes plans to level a swath of pristine Oregon forest to make way for a soulless housing subdivision, a band of woodland creatures rises up to throw a monkey wrench into the greedy scheme. Just how much mischief from the furry critters can the businessman take before he calls it quits?

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, family
CountryAustralia
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Animals, Childrens, Fathers, Birds
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Water
PlaceSea, Ocean, Beach
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Touching

Storm Boy lives a lonely life with his reclusive father on a desolate coastline, but when he forms a close bond with a pelican, Mr. Percival, his life takes a new and unexpected turn.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Writers, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Life, Friendship, Divorce, Moving
StyleSad ones, To cry, Heavy, Touching, Sad ones

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada
Duration02:10
CharactersDogs, Animals, Horses, Snake, Monkeys
PlotDeath
PlaceTrains, Circus
StyleFor children, Kind, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Housewives
PlotOn real events, Sports, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersDogs, Animals, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleExciting, Cute, Touching, Beautiful landscapes

Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersAnimals, Indians, Whale, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Snow
PlaceOcean, Alaska, Small cities
TimeCold War
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the nonfiction book ‘Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event’ by Tom Rose.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:32
CharactersDogs, Sharks, Animals, Blonde girls, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceAustralia
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching, Serious

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Animals, Lawyers, Friends, Judge
PlotLove, Sports, Racing, Time travel, Cars
PlaceMongolia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, To cry, Soulful

A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:32
CharactersDogs, Animals, Spy, Police, Partners
PlotConspiracies, Undercover
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Cute, Disturbing

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, China, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Fathers, Businessmen
PlotLove, Adventure, Body exchange, Supernatural, Self-sacrifice
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleKind, Light

A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefamily
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersAnimals, Musicians, Friends, Guitarists, Cats
PlotOn real events, Drug addict, Friendship
PlaceEngland
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Bears, Snake, Monkeys
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Chase
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Nature, India
StyleSerious

A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.





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