Family Movies About Animals

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Family Movies About Animals

Many directors have talked about Family Movies About Animals. We assembled 25 of the best ones.

Jaws (1975)

Jaws
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Rated PG

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. The film tells the story of police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) as he attempts to protect the citizens of Amity Island from a great white shark. Along the way, Brody teams up with a marine biologist, Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss), and a shark hunter, Quint (Robert Shaw). Together they must find a way to stop the menacing creature before it destroys the island and its citizens. The film is an exploration of the classic man-versus-nature story, and it still stands as a timeless classic that has influenced many of today's filmmakers.

Life of Pi (2012)

Life of Pi
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Ang Lee, starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu
Rated PG

"Life of Pi" is a 2012 adventure drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. The film follows the story of Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel (Suraj Sharma), a young man who survives 227 days on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean after a shipwreck, ultimately proving the power of faith and survival. Along the way, Pi forms an unexpected connection with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker and embarks on a thrilling journey of self-discovery, making peace with the world around him. Through the magic of cutting-edge visual effects and a powerful story, the film explores the bond between faith and the animal world, and the power of imagination to transcend boundaries.

The Bear (1988)

The Bear
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Jack Wallace
Rated PG

The Bear is a 1988 French adventure drama film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and adapted from the novel The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood. Set in the Canadian Rockies in the late 19th century, the film tells the story of an orphaned grizzly bear cub and an adult grizzly bear, who form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive in the wilderness together. The two must outwit the hunters and trappers who are determined to capture them, as well as the dangers of nature. Along the way, their bond deepens and their relationship blossoms as they learn to rely on each other for survival in the harsh environment. Ultimately, the film is a heartwarming story of friendship, courage, and survival in the wild.

The Black Stallion (1979)

The Black Stallion
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Carroll Ballard, starring Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse
Rated G

Eight Below (2006)

Eight Below
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Frank Marshall, starring Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood
Rated PG

Old Yeller (1957)

Old Yeller
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Robert Stevenson, starring Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York
Rated Approved

War Horse (2011)

War Horse
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch
Rated PG-13

Duma (2005)

Duma
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Carroll Ballard, starring Alex Michaeletos, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Mary Makhatho
Rated PG

Two Brothers (2004)

Two Brothers
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Oanh Nguyen
Rated PG

Babe (1995)

Babe
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Chris Noonan, starring James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes
Rated G

The Witches (1990)

The Witches
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Nicolas Roeg, starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson
Rated PG

Dolphin Tale (2011)

Dolphin Tale
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Charles Martin Smith, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble
Rated PG

Lassie (2005)

Lassie
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Charles Sturridge, starring John Lynch, Samantha Morton, Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage
Rated PG

Iron Will (1994)

Iron Will
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Charles Haid, starring Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, August Schellenberg
Rated PG

Max (2015)

Max
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Boaz Yakin, starring Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank, Lauren Graham
Rated PG

Mousehunt (1997)

Mousehunt
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin
Rated PG

Arachnophobia (1990)

Arachnophobia
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Frank Marshall, starring Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Harley Jane Kozak
Rated PG-13

Charlotte's Web (2006)

Charlotte's Web
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Gary Winick, starring Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi
Rated G

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

Because of Winn-Dixie
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Wayne Wang, starring AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Eva Marie Saint, Cicely Tyson
Rated PG

Willard (1971)

Willard
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Daniel Mann, starring Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke, Ernest Borgnine
Rated GP

Turner & Hooch (1989)

Turner & Hooch
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Roger Spottiswoode, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson
Rated PG

Keanu (2016)

Keanu
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Peter Atencio, starring Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man
Rated R

Project X (1987)

Project X
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Jonathan Kaplan, starring Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie, Okko
Rated PG

K-9 (1989)

K-9
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Rod Daniel, starring Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill
Rated PG-13

Free Willy (1993)

Free Willy
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Simon Wincer, starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson
Rated PG

 



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