Nature/Animal Live Action Movies

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1. Teddy at the Throttle (1917)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short

Gloria Dawn lives down the hall from her sweetheart, Bobbie Knight. The dishonest Henry Black is Gloria's guardian, and he is also in charge of Bobbie's inheritance. The scheming guardian ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, Wallace Beery, May Emory

Votes: 451

Teddy, one of the 1st dog stars!

3. Black Beauty (I) (1921)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

Anna Sewell's "autobiography" of a horse named Black Beauty is here expanded to include the adventures of the humans who surround the horse.

Director: David Smith | Stars: Jean Paige, James Morrison, George Webb, Bobbie Mack

Votes: 9

5. The Lone Defender (1930)

Passed | 217 min | Western, Action, Adventure

A prospector is murdered by The Cactus Kid and his gang, who hope to find the murdered man's goldmine. The miner's dog, Rin-Tin-Tin, recognizes the killers, who thereafter seek to use the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Rin Tin Tin, Walter Miller, June Marlowe, Josef Swickard

Votes: 54

6. Black Beauty (1933)

70 min | Drama, Romance

Black Beauty is being trained to run in the steeplechase race, upon which the Cameron family has staked its fortune. However, the horse is injured racing for a doctor when its owner is hurt... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Esther Ralston, Alexander Kirkland, Gavin Gordon, Hale Hamilton

Votes: 5

7. Ferocious Pal (1934)

55 min | Western

A stray German shepherd, a runaway teenage boy, and a runaway teenage girl end up at her uncle's place in Oregon, where an epidemic of sheep rustling is under way.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Kazan the Wonder Dog, Gene Toler, Ruth Sullivan, Robert Seiter

Votes: 12

8. The Test (1935)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A fur trapper catches another trapper trying to steal his furs. He stops the thief, but later on the furs are stolen anyway. Rin Tin Tin Jr. tracks down the thief to try to get the furs back.

Director: Bernard B. Ray | Stars: Rin Tin Tin Jr., Grant Withers, Grace Ford, Monte Blue

Votes: 35

9. The Adventures of Rex and Rinty (1935)

Approved | 229 min | Action, Adventure

A 12 episode serial starring Rex, the King of the Wild Horses and Rin-Tin-Tin, Jr. Rex is brought from the island of Sujan, where he is worshiped as a God-Horse, to the U.S. to be trained ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Rex, Rin Tin Tin Jr., Kane Richmond, Norma Taylor

Votes: 71

Early team up of 2 animals(a dog & horse).

10. Tundra (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure

After a plane crash, a doctor treks 400 miles into the Alaskan wilderness. Based on a true story.

Directors: Norman Dawn, Fred R. Feitshans Jr. | Stars: Alfred Delcambre, Merrill McCormick, Jack Santos, Frank Baker

Votes: 26

11. Call of the Yukon (1938)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A fur trader guides a writer and her animals to safety in the Yukon territory when wolves are about to attack.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, John T. Coyle | Stars: Richard Arlen, Beverly Roberts, Lyle Talbot, Mala

Votes: 89

12. Wolf Call (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Adventure, Romance

Playboy Michael "Mike" Vance, night-clubbing in New York City with Natalie. Natalie is shallow. Mike doesn't care. Mike and Natalie join a scavenger hunt and break-in a pet shop to ... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Carroll, Movita, George Lynn, Guy Usher

Votes: 27

13. Silver Stallion (1941)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

The Kid and his pals are horse thieves wanted by the law. As he takes a horse from Jan Walton she makes him promise to bring it back. This makes him go straight and when his pals steal ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Finney | Stars: David Sharpe, LeRoy Mason, Chief Thundercloud, Thornton Edwards

Votes: 22

14. The Jungle Book (1942)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia

Votes: 3,522 | Gross: $2.83M

15. Lassie Come Home (1943)

Passed | 89 min | Adventure, Family

After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, May Whitty, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 4,604

Teddy, Rin Tin Tin, then the biggest dog star of all, Lassie! Did Lassie make a cameo in The Beast of Yucca Flats(1961)?

16. My Friend Flicka (1943)

Approved | 89 min | Family, Western

Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay.... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

Votes: 796

17. Black Beauty (1946)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt, Black Beauty (Highland Dale), in the hope that by disciplining ... See full summary »

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Mona Freeman, Richard Denning, Evelyn Ankers, Charles Evans

Votes: 187

18. Danny Boy (1945)

Passed | 64 min | Adventure, Drama, War

The dog of a boy scout is kidnapped at the instigation of a neighbor. The boy gets the help of a war veteran.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Ralph Lewis, Sybil Merritt, Helen Brown

Votes: 38

19. Courage of Lassie (1946)

G | 92 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake, Selena Royle

Votes: 1,267

20. The Return of Rin Tin Tin (1947)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Family

The bond between the boy and his dog is the only thing that could bring the boy out of his shell. The plot moves along as Villains plan to steal the dog.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Rin Tin Tin III, Donald Woods, Robert Blake, Claudia Drake

Votes: 91

21. The Red Stallion (1947)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Drama, Sport

A mare dies while foaling the Red Stallion. He is reared by a boy and is entered in a big race - something like the Kentucky Derby.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Robert Paige, Noreen Nash, Ted Donaldson, Jane Darwell

Votes: 69

22. Seal Island (1948)

Approved | 27 min | Documentary, Short, Family

The first of the True-Life Adventure featurettes. Fur seals arrive on the Pribilof Islands for the purpose of mating. The older seals are known as bulls and have "harems" of females which ... See full summary »

Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 89

23. Challenge to Lassie (1949)

G | 76 min | Drama, Family

When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks, Reginald Owen

Votes: 473

24. The Painted Hills (1951)

Approved | 68 min | Family, Western

An intrepid dog comes to the rescue when a boy's life is put at risk by the greed inflamed by a gold strike.

Director: Harold F. Kress | Stars: Pal, Paul Kelly, Bruce Cowling, Gary Gray

Votes: 887

25. The Living Desert (1953)

Passed | 69 min | Family, Documentary

Documentary of the lives of flora and fauna in a desert in the US.

Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 1,094

26. Black Horse Canyon (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance, Western

The story of a wild black stallion and the cowboys who set out to capture him.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Joel McCrea, Mari Blanchard, Race Gentry, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 265

27. It's a Dog's Life (1955)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Comedy

A bull terrier tells his life story, from the streets of the Bowery to a life of luxury.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Jeff Richards, Jarma Lewis, Edmund Gwenn, Dean Jagger

Votes: 345

28. Courage of Black Beauty (1957)

Not Rated | 78 min | Adventure

After some hesitation, 10-year-old Bobby accepts the gift of a magnificent black foal from his severe, thoughtless and overprotective father.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Johnny Crawford, Mimi Gibson, John Bryant, Diane Brewster

Votes: 31

29. Old Yeller (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Votes: 10,718 | Gross: $21.91M

30. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

Votes: 892

31. The Littlest Hobo (1958)

77 min | Adventure

A German Shepherd dog helps a lamb to escape the slaughter house

Director: Charles R. Rondeau | Stars: Buddy Joe Hooker, London, Wendy Stuart, Carlyle Mitchell

Votes: 110

32. The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon (1960)

G | 47 min | Family

A hound puppy lost in the woods is nurtured by a female raccoon and forms an enduring bond with one of her cubs.

Director: Tom McGowan | Stars: Rex Allen, Oscar Busch, Lee Nugent

Votes: 67

Also a popular release on the super 8 film format.

33. The Silent Call (1961)

Approved | 63 min | Adventure, Drama

When young Guy Brancato's parents have to move from Elko, Nevada to Los Angeles, California, they are unable to take Guy's dog Pete. Guy is angry at his parents and even more distressed ... See full summary »

Director: John A. Bushelman | Stars: Gail Russell, David McLean, Roger Mobley, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 99

34. Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)

G | 74 min | Adventure, Family

The rugged Canadian wilderness is the backdrop to this story of a dog separated from his owner.

Directors: Jack Couffer, Don Haldane | Stars: Jean Coutu, Émile Genest, Uriel Luft, Robert Rivard

Votes: 353

35. Misty (1961)

Approved | 91 min | Family, Drama

Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague Island, and then auctions off the colts and yearlings to thin out the herd. A young brother and sister, ... See full summary »

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: David Ladd, Arthur O'Connell, Pam Smith, Anne Seymour

Votes: 253

36. Big Red (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A wealthy sportsman's decision to hire a backwoods orphan to exercise a champion Irish Setter has unexpected consequences.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest, Janette Bertrand

Votes: 628

37. Lad: A Dog (1962)

G | 98 min | Drama

A Wonder dog wins the hearts of a young child and saves his owners from danger.

Directors: Aram Avakian, Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Peter Breck, Peggy McCay, Carroll O'Connor, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 79

38. The Incredible Journey (1963)

G | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Director: Fletcher Markle | Stars: Émile Genest, John Drainie, Tommy Tweed, Sandra Scott

Votes: 3,512

39. Flipper (1963)

G | 87 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

Sandy is distraught when, having saved Flipper by pulling out a spear, his father insists the dolphin be released. A grateful Flipper, however, returns the favor when Sandy is threatened by Sharks.

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin, Connie Scott, Jane Rose

Votes: 1,536

40. Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)

G | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Betsy Drake, Richard Haydn, Cheryl Miller

Votes: 543

42. Born Free (1966)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The story of George and Joy Adamson and the orphaned lion cub, Elsa, they adopt.

Directors: James Hill, Tom McGowan | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye

Votes: 5,553

43. Namu, the Killer Whale (1966)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether star in this warm and compelling family drama about a compassionate scientist who forms an unlikely friendship with a magnificent killer whale. In HD.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Robert Lansing, John Anderson, Robin Mattson, Richard Erdman

Votes: 262

44. The Night of the Grizzly (1966)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Western

Ex-lawman Jim Cole retires to Wyoming to farm his land, but a land-greedy neighbor, an ex-con turned bounty hunter, and a vicious grizzly bear upset his retirement plans.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Nancy Kulp

Votes: 990

45. Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Family

When a cougar raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest reverts to its natural instincts, the consequence could threaten its life.

Director: Winston Hibler | Stars: Ron Brown, Brian Russell, Linda Wallace, Jim Wilson

Votes: 724

46. Gentle Giant (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Family

A young boy befriends an orphaned bear and raises him from a cub. This fine family feature was the basis for the "Gentle Ben" television series. Based on Walt Morey's novel "Gentle Ben."

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Vera Miles, Ralph Meeker, Clint Howard

Votes: 145

47. Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1966)

89 min | Drama, Family

The antics of a burro named Brighty is set among the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. The animal endures some perilous adventures before finding friendship with a prospector who finally strikes it rich.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Jiggs the Donkey, Joseph Cotten, Pat Conway, Dick Foran

Votes: 104

48. Ring of Bright Water (1969)

G | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that... See full summary »

Director: Jack Couffer | Stars: Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Jeffrey, Jameson Clark

Votes: 1,339

49. My Side of the Mountain (1969)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Family