Animals are Beautiful Peopleby advnarayan | created - 16 Mar 2018 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
A list of movies in which Animals or Birds played important roles. Animation movies like Kung-Fu Panda, Ice Age, Jungle Book series are not included.
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1. 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.
the first Lassie movie...the first to herald in an era of animal centered movies
2. Son of Lassie (1945)
G | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?
the sequel- as good as the original
3. 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 »
the third part- and that was it- the subsequent movies never matched the original trilogy
4. Benji (1974)
G | 86 min | Adventure, Family, Romance
A stray dog saves two kidnapped children.
Votes: 4,119 | Gross: $39.55M
Next to Lassie- the biggest Dog movie was Benji. Loved it
5. For the Love of Benji (1977)
G | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Benji sniffs out a bogus CIA agent in Athens, Greece.
Votes: 918 | Gross: $22.26M
the sequel and an equally lovable movie
6. Turner & Hooch (1989)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.
Votes: 59,510 | Gross: $71.08M
the best cop- buddy movie ever. Ignore that one of the cops is a human
7. K-9 (1989)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.
Votes: 29,981 | Gross: $43.25M
the second best cop- buddy movie ever. Ignore that one of the cops is a human
8. K-911 (1999 Video)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In this sequel to the action comedy K-9, Detective Mike Dooley and his trusty canine companion Jerry Lee get two new partners - a Doberman Pincher named Zeus and his new trainer.
the second part - loved it
9. K-9: P.I. (2002 Video)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Having spent many years in the police force, Detective Dooley, finally retiring. Although his colleagues organized an unforgettable farewell party, he was not particularly happy free time ... See full summary »
superb continuation. Ought to have given a theater release
10. Top Dog (1995)
PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization.
Votes: 2,968 | Gross: $5.09M
The third best cop- buddy movie. Chuck Norris and a canine. Though it was not exactly a box-office hit...enjoyed it
11. Digby: The Biggest Dog in the World (1973)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Digby consumes a bowl of Project X, a liquid growth formula. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size!
mild fantasy. Jim Dale was the hero. Got with me the novelization of the movie too
12. See Spot Run (2001)
PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A mailman takes care of a dog that, unbeknownst to him, is an FBI drug-sniffing superdog that has escaped from the witness protection program after becoming the target of an assassination.
Votes: 8,388 | Gross: $33.36M
one for the guffaws
13. Marley & Me (2008)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
Votes: 139,056 | Gross: $143.15M
realistic - realistic- realistic. What it really means to have a four legged friend at home
14. Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011 Video)
PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family
More fun from Marley and this time he speaks! The worlds worst dog now has an attitude and a frisky voice. He and his summer pal, Bodi Grogan cause mayhem at the local dog contest. Marley outsmarts lots of other dogs while winning hearts.
the sequel- does not match the original
15. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
G | 93 min | Drama, Family
A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home.
wonderful movie. Richard Gere played second fiddle to Hachiko
16. Beethoven (1992)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.
Votes: 61,740 | Gross: $57.11M
With a name, Beethoven- he is anything but Beethovenish
17. Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dognapped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.
Votes: 24,136 | Gross: $53.35M
fantastic follow-up and continuation to the original
18. Beethoven's 3rd (2000 Video)
G | 99 min | Family, Comedy
The Newton family from the first two Beethoven movies are on vacation in Europe, but do plan to join a Newton family reunion, and to make sure one of their family members definitely makes ... See full summary »
forget the story. enjoy the antics of Beethoven
19. Beethoven's 4th (2001 Video)
G | 93 min | Comedy, Family
The family is pleasantly surprised and puzzled when Beethoven suddenly becomes obedient. Turns out it's a prince and the pauper scenario, with the real Beethoven now living with a pompous rich family.
again- the only thing thats scene worthy is Beethoven
20. Beethoven's 5th (2003 Video)
G | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Adventure
Sara Newton and Beethoven spends summer with Freddy Kablinski in Quicksilver, a weird town.
the 5th part and the milch-cow had run dry. But yes Beethoven is Beethoven
21. The Shaggy Dog (1959)
Approved | 104 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy
A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.
original Disney movie- Fred MacMurray is the hero
22. The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
G | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.
the original sequel with Dean Jones becoming the titular character
23. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.
Votes: 39,601 | Gross: $41.83M
A sentimental favorite.
24. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.
Votes: 12,857 | Gross: $49.14M
a forced sequel
25. The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Family
Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »
Dean Jones is paired with a hound that thinks he is a dachshund
26. The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
G | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.
Votes: 10,045 | Gross: $13.25M
Dogs and Cats are damn good friends
27. That Darn Cat! (1965)
Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
After a kidnapped bank teller uses a neighbor's wandering cat to send an SOS, the FBI assigns a cat-allergic agent to the case.
Votes: 5,218 | Gross: $28.06M
That Darn Cat...the title says it all- Dean Jones stars
28. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.
funny comedy from Walt Disney
29. Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Family
Henry Dussard, a young American, inherits a picturesque but badly neglected olive farm in southern France and is determined to make it operational again despite cautionary advice from the ... See full summary »
its Dean Jones again- and he has got monkeys at hand
30. Monkey Trouble (1994)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A young girl's life turns hairy when her new pet monkey turns out to be a trained pickpocket on the run from a scheming Gypsy.
Votes: 5,986 | Gross: $16.34M
a simple hilarious movie
31. Dunston Checks In (1996)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Adventure, Family
A young boy befriends a larcenous orangutan in a luxury hotel.
Votes: 11,290 | Gross: $9.87M
the biggest comedy of them al. Dunston really steals the show
32. Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
A college professor attempts to salvage his personal and professional reputation by using a laboratory chimpanzee to prove that environment trumps heredity in behavioral development.
And people say that the star of the movie became the President of America
33. Bonzo Goes to College (1952)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy
The educated chimp moves in with a college football coach's family.
a sequel- and full of laughter
34. Black Beauty (1971)
G | 106 min | Drama, Family, Western
When farmer Evan's mare has a fine son, he promises the black stallion to his son Joe. The youngster enjoy growing up as playmates. Alas, once the good squire is buried, his mean heir, who ... See full summary »
the original novel ....movie about horses
35. The Black Stallion (1979)
G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »
Horses became center of attraction with this one
36. The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Family
A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures.
Votes: 1,876 | Gross: $9.80M
the sequel and a wonderful one
37. The Horse Whisperer (1998)
PG-13 | 169 min | Drama, Romance, Western
The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.
Votes: 37,206 | Gross: $75.38M
Roberrt Redford stars in this movie. one fine serious movie
38. National Velvet (1944)
G | 123 min | Drama, Family, Sport
A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.
Elizabeth Taylor as the fiery spirited jockey. Great movie
39. The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)
G | 113 min | Family, Comedy, Drama
Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow.... See full summary »
Dean Jones has horse trouble this time
40. Gus (1976)
G | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »
Guess who is the school mascot
41. 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 »
43. Living Free (1972)
G | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When Elsa's three mischievous cubs begin wreaking havoc on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve.
44. Born Free: A New Adventure (1996 TV Movie)
92 min | Drama, Adventure, Family
Another thrilling adventure for Elsa the lioness as she works her magic on two teenagers struggling with changes in their life
45. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.
46. 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.
48. Rascal (1969)
G | 85 min | Drama, Family
A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of ... See full summary »
49. The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon (1960)
G | 47 min | Family