7 Best films about animals
Our Animal Friends
If there is one thing we all need sometimes, it is to disassociate and watch a cute movie about animals, something that will take us away from our daily lives and take us to an enchanting reality. It is also a great way to spend some bonding time if you have little ones at home, teaching them the importance of looking after a furry, smooth, or wet friend for you all to love.
In this article, we’ve rounded up some of the best movies that have animals in them. Some are set in real life, while others are animated, but the key thing is that they are adorable and sure to make everyone smile. They’ll teach you some life lessons, tell you where the best dog-friendly places are, and send you away with a full heart (and maybe some tears!)
The Top 7 Best Films
1. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
It is highly likely that after watching this movie, you will never look at a plate of spaghetti the same way again. These two adorable dogs, Lady and Tramp, are part of the iconic scene where they slurp up the same strand of spaghetti at the same time, and their noses meet. The story is about Tramp meeting a beautiful cocker spaniel whose home life gets turned upside down. It is now Tramp’s job to bring Lady back to where she belongs.
2. Lassie Come Home (1943)
For many of us, Lassie was the first dog we met on the big screen that we wanted to take home with us. It is set in Britain in 1943, during the time of the Depression. Liz Taylor, an 11-year-old girl, meets the gorgeous Lassie, growing a close bond with the dog until the family is ultimately forced to sell her. Desperate to find her family again, Lassie runs away, beginning a journey to find her way back home.
3. The Aristocats (1970)
We all know this film’s most famous phrase: “Everybody wants to be a cat!” The mother cat, Duchess, and her three kittens set off on a mission to get the inheritance they are rightfully owed from their previous owner, who left it for them. On the way, they need to avoid the two scary hound dogs and the evil butler. They stumble on a new acquaintance, O’Malley, and his crew of alley-cats, who help Duchess and her kittens safely return to their Parisian home.
4. Babe (1995)
A classic tale of a pig who wants to be a dog; in this brilliant film, with impressive graphics given the time of its release, Babe will win over all your hearts. It even received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and was met with high acclaim from both critics and family groups alike. Perhaps after watching this beloved tale, it would turn anyone vegetarian!
5. Happy Feet (2006)
Trying to find a soulmate is difficult, whether you’re a human or a penguin. Usually, a fun date idea might be a nice dinner or a trip to the cinema, but for these penguins, it is about serenading with songs. Although in this tale, the main character, Mumble, isn’t exactly musically gifted. If he can’t sing, how will he find the love of his life? Thankfully, he has slick dance moves to impress everyone!
6. Ratatouille (2007)
Usually, if customers knew that the chef behind their delicious meal in a restaurant was a rat, it would be shut down immediately. But in this famous Disney tale, a young aspiring chef called Linguini finds an unlikely sous-chef in rat Remy. Remy just so happens to be a wizard in the kitchen, showing passion and a love of food that truly proves ‘anyone can cook!’
7. Marley and Me (2008)
Warning: you will need tissues on hand for this film. It is a family-friendly comedy but with incredibly emotional parts to it. A family has a great relationship with golden lab Marley, but the film deals with issues of loving your furry family member and learning how to say goodbye to them when the time comes. It is an emotional rollercoaster of funny and sweet moments with a warming message that makes a pet’s life truly precious.