Movies about animals

List of the best animal movies selected by visitors to our site: Hop, Zootopia, Storks, Bolt, The Lion King, The Princess and the Frog, The Fox & the Child, Because of Winn-Dixie, Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life, Cats and Peachtopia
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Hop (2011)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersAnimals

E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

Zootopia (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Police, Scientists, Gangsters, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Conspiracies, Fight, Chase, Adventure, Missing people
PlaceUSA, Laboratory
StyleDisney, For children, For a cozy evening, Popular

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

Storks (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersAnimals
PlotTravel
StyleUnexpected ending

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl...

Bolt (2008)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Animals, Actors, Cats, Family
PlotAdventure
StyleDisney

Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super powers" to find a way home.

The Lion King (2019)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrecartoon
Duration01:58
CharactersAnimals, Lions
PlotSurvival, Fate
StyleDisney, For children

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersAnimals, Frogs, Princesses, Family
PlotMagic, Adventure

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

The Fox & the Child (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:28
CharactersAnimals, Foxes, Family
PlotAdventure

A young girl of about 10 years lives in a solitary peasant's house on the edge of the jurassic mountains in the East of France. One day in autumn, when she is on her way to school through the forest, she observes a hunting fox. Of course, the fox flees from her, but the girl feels a strong desire to meet the fox again.

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersAnimals, Family, Dogs
StyleTouching, To cry

A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:26
CharactersAnimals, Parrots, Pirates, Cats
PlaceUninhabited island, Islands

On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn't always easy at first, as the animals don't speak "human." Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).

Cats and Peachtopia (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryChina
Duration01:36
CharactersAnimals, Cats, Parents
PlotTravel, Adventure
StyleFor children, For winter evenings, For relax, Light, Soulful

A cat named Blanket has long been living in a high-rise apartment in the city with his son, Cloak. One day, curious about the outside world, Cloak decides to leave home and embarks on an adventure to find the legendary cat's paradise. To find his son, Blanket must overcome his fear and reconcile with his past, with the help of a female Macaw.

40 more movies
To the Arctic (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersAnimals, Bears
PlotSnow
PlaceNature
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

A journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.

A Dog's Way Home (2019)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, family
Duration01:35
CharactersAnimals, Dogs
PlotAdventure, Snow
StyleSoulful, Cute, To cry

A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

Mowgli (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:18
CharactersAnimals
PlaceJungle, Nature

A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

Max (2015)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDogs, Animals, Teens, Family, Friends
PlotWar
StyleTouching

A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

A Dog's Purpose (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:29
CharactersAnimals, Dogs
StyleKind, Cute, For children, To cry, Touching

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

The Queen's Corgi (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
Duration01:37
CharactersAnimals, Dogs
PlotAdventure
StyleFor children, Light

Since his arrival at Buckingham palace, Rex lives a life of luxury. Top dog, he has superseded his three fellow Corgis in Her Majesty’s heart. His arrogance can be quite irritating. When he causes a diplomatic incident during an official dinner with the President of the United States, he falls into disgrace. Betrayed by one of his peers, Rex becomes a stray dog in the streets of London. How can he redeem himself? In love, he will find the resources to surpass himself in the face of great danger…

Wonder Park (2019)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
Duration01:25
CharactersChildrens, Animals
PlaceRides
StyleFor children, Cute, Fascinating, Light, Touching

A young girl named June with a big imagination makes an incredible discovery -- the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world's wildest rides operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park.

War Horse (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:26
CharactersAnimals, Horses
PlotWar

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

Show Dogs (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 3.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:32
CharactersAnimals, Police, Dogs, Partners

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.

Life of Pi (2012)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom
Duration02:07
CharactersAnimals, Tigers
PlotDisasters, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSea, Ships, India, Hospitals
StylePhilosophical

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Core of the World (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Lithuania
Duration02:19
CharactersDoctors, Animals, Family

Egor is a vet at a training facility for hunting dogs in a remote region of the country. Surrounded by foxes, deer, badgers, and dogs, he lives in a small building next to the house of the facility’s owner. He treats the dogs, cleans the kennels, oversees the workers, and meets with clients and their dogs. It’s easier for him to get along with dogs than with people. Egor is willing to take on any job to get closer to the facility’s owner and his near and dear. He wants the impossible — to become a member of that family.

Penguin Highway (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:39
CharactersAnimals, Penguin, Teens, Cats, Scientists
PlotMystery
PlaceSchool, Trains, Beach
TimeSummer

A fourth-grader investigates the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a young woman working at a dental clinic.

Duck Duck Goose (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryChina, USA, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersAnimals, Birds
PlotAdventure
StyleLight, For children

After he’s grounded by an injury, a high-flying bachelor is saddled with two wide-eyed orphans as they come face-to-face with the dangers and beauty of the outside world.

The Jungle Book (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Tigers, Panther, Friends, Orphans
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle, Nature, Village

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.

Ferdinand (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersFriends, Animals
PlaceSpain
StyleTouching, Exciting

Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. Based on the classic 1936 children's book by Munro Leaf.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea, Canada
Duration02:30
CharactersAnimals

When the evil mayor of Oakton decides to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place, Surly Squirrel and his ragtag group of animal friends need to band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.

Dog Days (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
Duration02:24
CharactersAnimals, Dogs
PlotLove
StyleKind, Light, Touching, Cute, Soulful

Elizabeth is a charming anchorwoman who seeks advice from her dog's therapist. Tara is a spunky barista who dreams of a life beyond the coffee shop. Daisy is a dog walker who's enamored with a client. Garrett pines for a woman while trying to keep his adopt-a-dog business afloat. The beloved canines in their lives soon start to influence their careers, friendships and romantic relationships in funny and unexpected ways.

Dogman (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
Duration01:38
CharactersAnimals, Dogs
PlotMotorcycles
PlaceItaly, Prison, Sea

Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.

Nine Lives (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, China, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersFamily, Businessmen, Fathers, Cats, Animals
PlotAdventure, Love, Body exchange
PlaceHospitals, USA

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

Furry Vengeance (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.8)
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:32
CharactersAnimals, Bears
PlotRevenge

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?

Ratatouille (2007)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersAnimals, Cooks, Friends
PlotDreams
PlaceFrance, Paris, Village
StyleDisney, For children

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:45
CharactersCats, Dogs, Friends, Animals
PlotAdventure
StyleLight

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Brother Bear (2003)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersAnimals, Wizards, Hunters, Friends, Family
PlotChase, Adventure
PlaceForest, Nature
StyleDisney, Touching

When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the lovable bear cub Koda, hilarious moose Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths and rambunctious rams.

Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:17
CharactersAnimals
StyleFor children

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to rescue a friend.

Chicken Run (2000)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:24
CharactersAnimals, Farmers, Chickens
PlotAdventure
StyleLight

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom.

Ice Age (2002)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersSquirrel, Animals, Mammoths, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Survival
TimeWinter
StyleFor children

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. Along the way, the unlikely allies become friends but, when enemies attack, their quest takes on far nobler aims.

Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersElephants, Animals, Monkeys, Family
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleFor children

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersAnimals, Businessmen
PlacePrison, USA

Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down.

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersFriends, Animals, Family
PlotAdventure, Chase, Volcanoes
PlaceSpace

Set after the events of Continental Drift, Scrat's epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, highs and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

Ploey: You Never Fly Alone (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecartoon
CountryIceland, Belgium
Duration01:37
CharactersAnimals, Family, Birds

A plover chick has not learned to fly when his family migrates in the fall. He must survive the arctic winter, vicious enemies and himself in order to be reunited with his beloved one next spring.

Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.6)
Genredocumentary
CountrySouth Africa
CharactersAnimals

This is a powerful documentary, filmed over a 16 year span, about the rise of a Coalition of six lions, branded The Mapogo Lions, and their takeover of the largest territory by a pride.

Boonie Bears: To the Rescue (2014)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersChildrens, Animals, Bears

A 2014 Chinese animated film based on the animated television series Boonie Bears.

The Nut Job (2014)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryCanada, South Korea, USA
Duration01:22
CharactersAnimals

Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store.

Isle of Dogs (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, cartoon
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:28
CharactersChildrens, Animals, Dogs
PlotSurvival
PlaceJapan, Islands
StyleFancy

In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.

Euthanizer (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryFinland
Duration01:00
CharactersAnimals, Dogs
StyleGothic

Euthanizer tells the story of a mechanic who euthanises sick and old pets as a side job. Despite the grim work, he has a soft spot for the animals. Trouble stirs when the owner of a dog he was supposed to end realises that the canine is still alive. The only innocent party in the drama that ensues is the dog itself.

Sing (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, cartoon, music
CountryUSA, Japan, United Kingdom
Duration01:25
CharactersAnimals, Friends
PlotCompetitions, Creation
StyleFor children

A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.

Pandas (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersAnimals, Pandas, Bears
PlaceNature
StyleKind, For winter evenings, For sleep, For a cozy evening, For background

In the mountains of Sichuan, China, a researcher forms a bond with Qian Qian, a panda who is about to experience nature for the first time.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersZebras, Lions, Animals, Family
PlotAdventure
PlaceCircus
StyleFor children

Animal pals Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are still trying to make it back to New York's Central Park Zoo. They are forced to take a detour to Europe to find the penguins and chimps who broke the bank at a Monte Carlo casino. When French animal-control officer Capitaine Chantel DuBois picks up their scent, Alex and company are forced to hide out in a traveling circus.

Animals. (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersAnimals, Friends, Dogs
StyleFancy

An animated comedy focusing on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth’s least-habitable environment: New York City. Whether it’s lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.

Surf's Up 2: WaveMania (2017)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersAnimals, Surfers, Family, Friends

An animated comedy that features WWE Superstars, providing their own voices while matching up against talking animals.

MoviesList