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1. Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Approved | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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34 Metascore

After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientele, he and his friends escape their hometown to the sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 8,000 | Gross: $13.52M

2. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 551,445 | Gross: $57.14M

3. Return to Me (2000)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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54 Metascore

A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart.

Director: Bonnie Hunt | Stars: David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia

Votes: 18,880 | Gross: $32.66M

4. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

8.7
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 16,705

5. Fly Away Home (1996)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.8
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A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney

Votes: 22,511 | Gross: $24.51M

6. Popular (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 5,836

7. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 49,714 | Gross: $3.17M

8. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

4.8
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47 Metascore

Elle Woods heads to Washington, D.C. to join the staff of a Representative in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Bob Newhart, Regina King

Votes: 58,543 | Gross: $90.19M

9. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

8.3
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Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Lisa Agabian, Manucher Alemi, Lindsey Allen, Kip Andersen

Votes: 19,108

10. Black Sheep (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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62 Metascore

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis, Matthew Chamberlain

Votes: 38,082 | Gross: $0.08M

11. The Shaggy Dog (2006)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.4
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43 Metascore

A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Tim Allen, Kristin Davis, Craig Kilborn, Zena Grey

Votes: 17,576 | Gross: $61.12M

12. Spoor (2017)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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61 Metascore

Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.

Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik | Stars: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patricia Volny

Votes: 3,757

13. Tomcats (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy

5.4
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15 Metascore

At the wedding of a friend, the remaining bachelors bet on staying single. 7 years later, one of the 2 remaining loses $51000 in Vegas. He must get the other guy married to cash in and pay his debt or die. A cute woman helps him.

Director: Gregory Poirier | Stars: Shannon Elizabeth, Jerry O'Connell, Jake Busey, Horatio Sanz

Votes: 17,013 | Gross: $13.56M

14. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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68 Metascore

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

Votes: 30,272 | Gross: $18.32M

15. The Protector (2005)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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52 Metascore

A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Xing Jin, Petchtai Wongkamlao

Votes: 34,099 | Gross: $11.91M

16. Black Beauty (1994)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Docs Keepin Time, Alan Cumming

Votes: 8,740 | Gross: $4.63M

17. Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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64 Metascore

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 22,820 | Gross: $1.00M

18. The Electric Horseman (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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64 Metascore

A rodeo star past his prime steals his company's horse and rides into the desert, with a feisty reporter accompanying him.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson

Votes: 7,035 | Gross: $61.80M

19. Project X (1987)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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61 Metascore

An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie, Okko

Votes: 9,745 | Gross: $18.53M

20. The Plague Dogs (1982)

PG-13 | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 6,425

21. Year of the Dog (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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70 Metascore

A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

Director: Mike White | Stars: Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard, Laura Dern

Votes: 5,932 | Gross: $1.54M

22. Born Free (1966)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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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: 5,629

23. The Animal People (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

7.6
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A chilling portrait of what happens when activism rattles the institutions of power.

Directors: Denis Henry Hennelly, Casey Suchan | Stars: Steven Best, Heidi Boghosian, George W. Bush, Brian Cass

Votes: 75

24. The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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A former intelligence officer is tasked by the heir to the Gleneyre estate to investigate the unusual deaths of a disparate group of eleven men on a list.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 4,548

25. To Walk with Lions (1999)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.9
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George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, he battles to keep the animals on his game reserve, and "Kora", from dangerous poachers.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Richard Harris, John Michie, Kerry Fox, Ian Bannen

Votes: 764

26. I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.6
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33 Metascore

Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann, a man she doesn't know well, and she moves to Kenya with... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez, Liam Aiken, Garrett Strommen

Votes: 4,218 | Gross: $6.54M

27. Carnage (2017)

68 min | Comedy

7.8
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Simon Amstell: Carnage It's 2067, the UK is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed.

Director: Simon Amstell | Stars: Samantha Spiro, James Smith, James Bloor, Andy Rush

Votes: 1,183

28. Stardom (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Comedy

5.6
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36 Metascore

A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Jessica Paré, Victoria Snow, Jessica Mackenzie, Macha Grenon

Votes: 1,587 | Gross: $0.08M

29. Free Jimmy (2006)

86 min | Animation, Comedy

6.0
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Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters, and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.

Director: Christopher Nielsen | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Simon Pegg, Phil Daniels, Jay Simpson

Votes: 6,413

30. The Extra Man (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy

5.8
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56 Metascore

A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, Marian Seldes

Votes: 4,649 | Gross: $0.45M

31. Matilda (1978)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

3.4
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A small-time talent agent discovers an amazing boxing kangaroo and figures to use it as his stepping-stone into the big time.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Elliott Gould, Clive Revill, Harry Guardino, Roy Clark

Votes: 299

32. LD 50 Lethal Dose (2003)

R | 97 min | Horror

4.1
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A group of seven young animal rights activists get more than they bargained for when they enter a lab that performs dangerous experiments.

Director: Simon De Selva | Stars: Katharine Towne, Mel B, Tom Hardy, Ross McCall

Votes: 869

33. The Shooting Party (1985)

98 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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While Europe stands on the brink of World War I in Autumn 1913, Sir Randolph Nettleby hosts a weekend of shooting on his estate for European aristocrats.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud

Votes: 1,254

34. Harvie Krumpet (2003)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

8.0
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The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kamahl, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth

Votes: 7,964

35. The Eternal Jew (1940)

62 min | Documentary, History

4.9
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Under the guise of a brutally honest documentary, this malevolent propaganda film aims to be an "indispensable tool in the hands of the Aryan race", designed to depict the "true" Jew when the masks of western civilisation fall off.

Director: Fritz Hippler | Stars: Curt Bois, Charles Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 3,395

36. Born Free (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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The adventures of two married game wardens in Kenya.

Stars: Gary Collins, Diana Muldaur, Hal Frederick, Joseph De Craft

Votes: 102

37. Life Is Ruff (2005 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Family

4.9
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Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Kyle Massey, Kay Panabaker, Mitchel Musso, Carter Jenkins

Votes: 1,200

38. Going Bananas (1987)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

2.7
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While on vacation in a fictitious African country, the young son of a US senator, his guardian and their guide must stop the corrupt local police chief and the shady owner of a local circus from capturing their new friend - a talking ape.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Jimmie Walker, David Mendenhall, Deep Roy

Votes: 375

39. Spidarlings (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

7.0
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Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days, but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.

Director: Salem Kapsaski | Stars: Sophia Disgrace, Rahel Kapsaski, Lee Mark Jones, Rusty Goffe

Votes: 163 | Gross: $0.00M

40. Savage Man Savage Beast (1975)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra | Stars: Giuseppe Rinaldi, Pit Dernitz

Votes: 313

41. Speciesism: The Movie (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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27 Metascore

A young man begins investigating the underworld of "factory farming" and soon discovers a growing political and intellectual movement that considers animals as important as humans.

Director: Mark Devries | Stars: Steven Best, Richard Dawkins, Gary Francione, Temple Grandin

Votes: 1,205

42. Live and Let Live (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.6
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Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Kati Kosler, Ria Rehberg, Hendrik Haßel, Jan Gerdes

Votes: 742

43. The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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36 Metascore

A dramedy that centers on a self-procalimed anarchist and his like-minded friends.

Director: Jordan Susman | Stars: Devon Gummersall, Dylan Bruno, Gina Philips, Johnny Whitworth

Votes: 1,321

44. Born Free: A New Adventure (1996 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

5.2
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Another thrilling adventure for Elsa the lioness as she works her magic on two teenagers struggling with changes in their life

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Ariana Richards, Chris Noth, Lea Moreno

Votes: 274

45. Dawgtown

Animation, Action, Drama | Filming

As a competitor in the most well funded pit-fighting organization in the world, a young Pitbull leads a revolt in a dangerous break for freedom.

Director: Justin Murphy | Stars: Jason Beghe, Stacey Dash, Kayla Radomski, George Foreman

46. The Fruit Machine (1988)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.4
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Two gay teenagers go on the run after witnessing a murder.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Emile Charles, Tony Forsyth, Robert Stephens, Clare Higgins

Votes: 459

47. A Different Way (2003)

100 min | Drama

4.4
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Hannah is 18 and she has just moved away from home, planning a life on her own. She meets Jens, who pretends to be a teacher and says that he likes her poems. There are other friends as ... See full summary »

Director: Christina Olofson | Stars: Tove Edfeldt, Joel Kinnaman, Adnan Zorlak, Bibjana Mustafaj

Votes: 435

48. Unlocking the Cage (2016)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.9
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63 Metascore

Between 2013 and 2015, a group of nonprofit attorneys seek nonhuman clients for whom they can advocate in two U.S. territories, in order to establish legal personhood for elephants, cetaceans and nonhuman apes in the U.S.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Star: Steven M. Wise

Votes: 350 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Your Mommy Kills Animals! (2007)

R | 105 min | Documentary

6.5
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An in-depth look at the animal rights movement and the FBI's recent declaration calling them the number one domestic terrorist threat to the United States.

Director: Curt Johnson | Stars: Greg Kelly, Paul Watson, Annemarie Lucas, Suzanne Whang

Votes: 188

50. Bold Native (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does.

Director: Denis Henry Hennelly | Stars: Joaquin Pastor, Randolph Mantooth, Sheila Vand, Matt Shea

Votes: 490



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