Movies about zoos

List of the best movies about zoos, selected by visitors to our site: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, The Wild Goose Lake, The Zookeeper's Wife, Open at Night, Zoology, Aloys, Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run, Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, Deliver Us from Evil, Daawat-e-Ishq
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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, detective
CharactersSingle mothers, Teachers, Childrens
StyleDisney, By books

An 11-year old boy believes that he is the best detective in town and runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,200 pound polar bear.

The Wild Goose Lake (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
CountryChina, France
CharactersPolice, Friends
PlotWeapon, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceLake, Zoos

A gangster on the run, sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam.

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.

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.

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…

Aloys (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama
CountryLuxembourg, France
PlotLoneliness, Snow, Funeral, Blackmail
PlaceParty, Zoos, Night Clubs

A lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as “telephone walking”. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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!

In Secret (2013)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotMystery, Ghosts
PlaceFrance, Zoos
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Fascinating

In 1860s Paris, a young woman, Therese, is trapped in a loveless marriage to the sickly Camille by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. She spends her days behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring friend, Laurent, she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences. Based on Emile Zola’s novel, Thérèse Raquin.

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.

Yoko (2012)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Austria, Sweden
CharactersYeti, Sisters, Friends, Orphans, Family, Single mothers
PlaceZoos, Germany

Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and children worldwide. Yoko is constantly showing his friends Pia and their unique qualities, but children are not the only ones who want the Yeti. Its great value calls attention to two hunters who want to take advantage of the yeti.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ticking Clock (2011)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers, Nuns, Reporters, Panther
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Time machine
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

A reporter stumbles upon the journal of a murderer replete with plans to butcher specific people, and investigates on his own, finding that every trail leads to a 9-year-old orphan living in a group home.

Snowflake, the White Gorilla (2011)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Friends, Pandas, Witch, Panther

Snowflake is special, he's the only white gorilla in the world. He is the zoo's main attraction, children love him, but the other gorillas don't see what's so charming about this weirdo being the center of attention. With the help of Ailur, a Buddhist black panther reincarnated into the body of a red panda, and Paula, a smart little girl, Snowflake plans a sneak visit to the witch at the circus. She can help him be a normal gorilla. But outside the safety of the zoo's walls, the three friends are in danger. Thomas, a total jinx, is convinced that the white gorilla is the amulet he needs to counter his bad luck. This cruel and superstitious man is prepared to do whatever it takes to capture Snowflake.

The Speed of Thought (2011)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersSpy, Clowns
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers, Gambling, Conspiracies
PlaceAircraft, Casino, Zoos

Joshua Lazarus (Nick Stahl) is a telepath who has been raised in a NSA foster home. Lazarus helps the government by using his abilities. He is told by the agency that the telepathy is a side effect of Widmann's Disease, and that he will become insane in time and eventually die from the illness. However, Lazarus meets a woman with similar powers (Taryn Manning) who does not have any sign of the disease, launching Lazarus to confront the lies he has been told

My Fake Fiance (2009)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersSisters, Monkeys
PlotGambling, Wedding

Jennifer and Vince, virtual strangers, find themselves strapped for cash and decide to stage a fake engagement and wedding just for the gifts

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFriends, Family, Lions, Sharks, Zebras
PlotThe escape, Survival, Volcanoes, Hunger, Adventure, Jealousy, Travel
PlaceJungle, Aircraft, Zoos

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

The Wild (2006)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersHeroes, Family, Partners, Lions
PlotAdventure, Survival
PlaceNew York, Jungle, Zoos
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating, Disney

An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

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.

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends, Nuns
StyleTouching, By books

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

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.

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.

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.

Return to Me (2000)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Architects, Nuns
PlaceItaly, Zoos
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute, Inspirational

It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob, a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress. Everything seems to be going great until an unbelievable truth is revealed, one that could easily break both of their hearts for good.

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.

Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
PlaceNew York, USA, Zoos
StyleFancy, Romantic

David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

Little Miss Dolittle (2018)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, crime
CharactersThieves, Animals, Elephants
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Music
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

An eleven year old girl can talk to animals. When a thief causes trouble in the local zoo, she comes to the rescue.

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.