Movies about zoos

List of the best movies about zoos, selected by visitors to our site: The Zookeeper's Wife, Zookeeper, Zoology, Open at Night, Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run, RoboCroc, Million Dollar Crocodile, We Bought a Zoo, Human Nature, Buddy.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersJews, Smugglers, Lions, Strong women
PlotOn real events
StyleAction, Touching, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think

The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

Zookeeper (2011)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CharactersFriends, Scientists, Family, Animals, Lions, Monkeys
StyleBy comics, Disney

A comedy about a zookeeper who might be great with animals, but he doesn't know anything about the birds and the bees. The man can't find love, so he decides to quit his job at the zoo, but his animal friends try to stop him and teach him that Mother Nature knows best when it comes to love.

Zoology (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryRussia, Germany, France
CharactersMothers, Monkeys, Lions, Hairdressers, Panther
PlotLove, Dancing
PlaceRussia, Zoos, Beach

Natasha is a lonely, middle-aged admin employee at the zoo who still lives at home with her mother. One day her life is turned upside down when she discovers she has grown a tail…

Open at Night (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotLove, Money, Intrigue
PlaceFrance, Paris, Zoos

One night to change everything. One night to save a theater, one night to change one's perspective about life. Luigi will push and pull Faeza with him everywhere around Paris an entire night to save his theater.

Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersTurtles, Rabbits, Spy
PlotSkirmishes, Chase
PlaceAircraft, New York, France, Zoos

Lola Bunny invents a perfume with the adverse effect of turning people invisible, sending her and cab driver Bugs Bunny on the run from the FBI, while another shady group seeks the formula.

RoboCroc (2013)
Markimdb: 2.9
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersCrocodiles, Lions

When a top-secret unmanned spacecraft disintegrates on re-entry, its mysterious military payload crash-lands in the crocodile habitat of a place called Adventure Land, a combination water park, amusement land, and world-famous crocodile exhibit. Following its pre-programmed instructions, the payload—a next-generation nanotech-based combat drone—finds a host in the form of the park’s prize twenty-foot Australian Saltwater crocodile, Stella. She is the largest saltwater croc in captivity. Immediately upon infecting its host, the drone payload’s nanobots begin to transform Stella from an organic living creature into a lethal killing machine with only a single directive: survival!

Million Dollar Crocodile (2012)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrethriller, drama
PlaceZoos, Lake

The film tells the story of an eight meter long crocodile on the rampage in Hangzhou. Xiao befriends Amao, a 36 foot crocodile, who lives on his fathers croc sanctuary. Soon his father is forced to sell the crocodiles to a gangster who plans to use them for high priced meals. The story begins.

We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersTigers, Parents, Animals
PlotOn real events
StyleBright, Vivid, Touching, Soulful, To cry

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.

Human Nature (2001)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersPartners, Losers
PlaceZoos, Laboratory
StyleSmart, Fancy, Philosophical

A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table manners - Nathan's lover Lila fights to preserve the man's simian past, which represents a freedom enviable to most.

Buddy (1997)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CharactersFamily, Animals
PlotAdventure, On real events
PlaceZoos, Jungle
StyleTouching, Light

An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersPartners, Demons, Lions, Priests
PlotExorcism, Supernatural, Rivalry
PlaceNew York, Zoos
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Disturbing

When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza convinces him that demonic possession may be to blame for the gruesome murders. Together, they wage a valiant supernatural struggle to rid the city of an otherworldly evil.

An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWerewolf, Zombie, Monsters, Nurses
PlotSupernatural, Chess, Life after death
PlaceEngland, Village, Zoos, London
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Osmosis Jones (2001)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Tough guys, Partners, Teachers
PlotCancer, Martial Arts, Cold, Chase, Viruses
PlaceSchool, Zoos

A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

Daawat-e-Ishq (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotWeapon, Motorcycles, Internet
PlaceIndia, Trains, Zoos
StyleTo cry

A deliciously romantic coming together of Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir a Hyderabadi shoe-sales girl disillusioned with love because of her encounters with dowry-seeking men; and Tariq “Taru” Haidar a Lucknawi cook who can charm anybody with the aroma and flavours of his biryani and kebabs.

Born to Be Wild (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreadventure, documentary, short
CharactersDoctors, Orphans, Elephants
PlaceJungle, Nature, Islands, Zoos
StyleTouching, Fascinating

Born to Be Wild observes various orphaned jungle animals and their day-to-day behavioural interactions with the individuals who rescue them and raise them to adulthood. The film unfurls in two separate geographic spheres. Half of it takes place in the rain forests of Borneo, where celebrated primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas assists baby orangutans; the other half takes place on the arid savannahs of Kenya, where zoologist Dame Daphne Sheldrick works with baby elephant calves.

Man to Man (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Zambia
PlaceScotland, Zoos

An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.

Made (2001)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotMotorcycles, Boxing
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles, Hotels, Aircraft, Zoos

Two aspiring boxers and lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.

Bird on a Wire (1990)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure
PlotJustice, Chase
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense, Smart

A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.

Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon
CharactersSuperhero, Crocodiles, Whale, Lions, Birds, Mutant
PlotBank robbery, Motorcycles, Chase
PlaceSpace, Mansions, Zoos

Gotham City is under siege by a series of bizarre crimes and only the world's greatest detective, Batman, can unravel the mystery! The trail leads to none other than the Penguin and his Animilitia, an animal-inspired squad of villains including Silverback, Cheetah, Killer Croc and the monstrous Man-Bat.

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CharactersAnimals, Businessmen, Family
PlotAdventure, Justice
PlacePrison, USA, New York, Antarctica, Zoos
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

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.