Top 5 Movies for Animal Lovers

“I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self-contained;

I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition;

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins;

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God;

Not one is dissatisfied-not one is demented with the mania of owning things;

Not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago;

Not one is responsible or industrious over the whole earth.” ― Walt Whitman


These words by Walt Whitman sure caught me off guard because I believe it is totally true. If you also agree to the above then I can be quite sure that you are also an animal lover. Animals are creatures who cannot talk but I somewhere do not agree to that, because somehow they understand us even without us telling them anything. I’m sure all of you who have a pet agree to that. Though we bring them home as our pet but in a little time they totally become a part of our family and become the person we love the MOST in the whole world literally. Don’t you agree to that? Well, I do not have a pet yet, but I do have friends who have pets and they love them more than anyone else in the whole world and I’m always in awe with the pure unconditional love that the duo shares.

So for all you animal lovers out there, this article is just for you guys! I’m sure you guys have a special love towards movies on animals. These are the top 5 movies (in random order) according to me for all you animal lovers out there.


Marley and Me


Marley and MeStar Cast:  Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston and Eric Dane

Director: David Frankel

Duration: 1 Hour and 55 Minutes

Release Year:  2008

A little about the movie: Marley and Me is about a family and their journey with their pet dog. It shows all the fun and the emotional side that a family goes through when they have a pet and how a void is left in their lives when they leave. This void is something that no one else can fill. This movie is a must watch for all dog lovers.


The Jungle Book


The Jungle BookStar Cast: Neel Sethi

Director: Jon Favreau

Duration: 1 Hour 46 Minutes

Release Year: 2016

A little about the movie: The Jungle Book is an adaptation of a book by Rudyard Kipling. The movie is about a young boy named Mowgli (called a man-cub by the rest of the Jungle) who has grown up in the Jungle with foxes being his family and is trained by a panther and finds a friend in Bear (Baloo) who saves him from a snake and how he finds a way to fight Shere Khan (Lion) and saves the forest.   


Hachi – A Dog’s Tale  


Hachi – A Dog’s Tale  

Star Cast:  Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Duration: 1 Hour and 33 Minutes

Release Year:  2009

A little about the movie: Hachi is about a relationship between a professor and a homeless dog. The professor gives a home and the story revolves around the bond that evolves between them which is so unconditional and unexplainable. Also, this movie is based on a Japanese film Hachiko Monogatari released on 1987. Also, this movie is based on a true story. So, all you dog lovers out there, this is a must watch on your list.


Stuart Little


Stuart Little

Star Cast: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie  

Director: Rob Minkoff

Duration: 1 Hour 24 Minutes

Release Year:  1999

A little about the movie: Can you ever think of adopting a mouse ever? Well this family adopts a mouse and names it Stuart Little. The entire movie circles around the love the family gives to Stuart Little and how their pet cat plots a million things to get rid of the pet as the cat hates the divided attention.





Star Cast:  Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt

Director: Brad Bird

Duration: 1 Hour 51 Minutes  

Release Year: 2007

A little about the movie: This movie is not only for animal lovers but also for the people who have a special love for cooking. In most of the movies a rat usually messes up the kitchen to fetch food to fill their stomach but this movie has a different perspective. The story is about a rat and a young kitchen worker or a chef as you may call it. He works at a pretty famous restaurant and one day serves a dish that is loved by everyone in the restaurant and is asked to make it again. Little did they know that he did not make it, but it was the rat that made the dish. The entire movie portrays the partnership between the rat and the kitchen worker and how they manage to cook some delicious delicacies’.


So how many movies have you already watched? I hope you have already watched all 5 and if you haven’t, then you should sit right away and start watching.  

Oh wait! Aren’t you an animal lover? Then I would strongly recommend you to watch these movies because these 5 movies are sure going to change your views on animals and the kind of relationship they share. Thanks to my friends and their pets, that I have totally changed my view on pets because I was one petrified human being when it came to any living being except human beings but finally understood that pets can love you like no one else and they are the most loyal living creatures you can ever find! I’m sure you will love these movies and will change your views as well. So you sure should give it a try.

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