Animal training movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant animal training movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with animal training, family, friendship, animal life, destiny, family relations, animals, culture clash, runaway and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as animal training: Ostwind (2013), Dragons: Riders of Berk (2012), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), War Horse (2011), Water for Elephants (2011), Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011), Secretariat (2010), Free Willy (1993), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Marley & Me (2008).

List of animal training movies

 6.8
 1K
Ostwind (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, animal training, youth, teenage life, self discovery, family, farm, teenage girl, disobey, hopes, stallion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Dragons: Riders of Berk (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: DreamWorks Dragons is an American computer-animated television series airing on Cartoon Network based on the 2010 film How to Train Your Dragon. The series serves as a bridge between the first film and its 2014 sequel. Riders of Berk follows Hiccup ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, imaginary kingdom, animal training, friends, island, creature, training, heroes, viking ...
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, happy ending, adventure, family, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, young kid, friends, unlikely friendships, vikings, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
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 7.2
 146K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: emotional, touching, epic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, battles, war, friendship, german, human spirit, animal training, danger, hopes, french, trapped ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
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Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, touching, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, lovers, love and romance, circus, performer's life, star, animal life, love affair, veterinarian, boss and employee, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: usa
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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: animal life, pets, penguins, family relations, bird, inheritance, animal training, parents and children, birds, animals, silly humor, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1976, 70s, 80s ...
Place: new york, antarctica, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 26K
Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, horse race, against the odds, sport, underdog, animal training, rise to the top, legendary, follow your dream, contests and competitions, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
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 6.0
 69K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, freedom, killer whale, adventure, animals, social worker, friendship, happy ending, captivity, ocean, animal training, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, family relations, sport, animal training, horse race, redemption, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, dream come true, one more chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, friends, animals, pets, loss of friend, life & death, loneliness, death, human animal relationship, family ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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 7.1
 146K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, journalist, couple relations, family life, friendship, couples, chaos and mayhem, parenthood, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
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The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, against the odds, hopes, coming of age, family relations, animal training, dog, parents and children, ambition, boss and employee, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Of Women and Horses (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, dumps her job at a stable. She starts again from zero by accepting work as a groom at a dressage stud farm adjacent to her ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: starting over, follow your dream, ambition, animal training, sport, contests and competitions, workplace, hopes, athlete and trainer, boss and employee, equestrian, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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 6.7
 1K
Jappeloup (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound career of legendary equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider, locked in a tense relationship with his horseman father and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: against the odds, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, underdog, passionate interest, animal training, equestrian, rider horse relationship, friendship, supportive parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1985, year 1988 ...
Place: france
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Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, optimism, mistrust, disability, animal life, animal training, elderly, pets, instructor, temperamental, puppy, kindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 7.1
 134K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: countryside, starting over, single father, happy ending, animals, zoo, teenage boy, family relations, school expulsion, coping, responsibility, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, united states
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 5.6
 713
The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: horse race, jockey, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 6.1
 3K
A Dog Year (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jon Katz is close to burnout. He's a writer with writer's block; his wife has left for her sister's because he's emotionally distant; he rarely answers his phone. A kennel sends him a border collie that's undisciplined ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, parents and children, pets, lifestyle, deadend life, spouse leaving, artists and showbiz, animal life, animal training, pet owner relationship, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 2K
50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: horse race, horse, against the odds, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, chases and races, hopes, ambition, underdog, fish out of water, animal training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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 6.1
 10K
Project X (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X". Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, touching, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: chimpanzee, monkey, uncover truth, animal life, animal training, rescue, partners, experiment gone awry, happy ending, secret project, radiation, animal rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: everglades
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 7.4
 8K
Project Nim (2011)
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: From the team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, psychological, sad ...
Plot: chimpanzee, fish out of water, animal life, experiment gone awry, teaching the ways of the world, captivity, human nature, confined, society, power relations, animal training, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
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 7.5
 64K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Singapore
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: french, tragic event, family relations, single parent, killer whale, romance, redemption, security guard, unlikely couple, opposites attract, human spirit, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera, europe ...
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 7.5
 5K
Luck (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A drama set in the world of horse racing focusing on lives of owners, jockeys, trainers and gamblers who are all tied to the same horse track.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, talky ...
Plot: gambling, horse race, horse trainer, contests and competitions, bet, business venture, horse, training, animal training, crimes, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, dog, disney, animal life, fox, adventure, rescue, reconciliation, best friends, friends, danger, wounded animal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
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 6.9
 10K
The Mustang (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.
Style: realistic, heartbreaking, exciting, sentimental, sad
Plot: prison, animal training, freedom, adventure, redemption, female director, native american, horse, convict, loyalty, transformation, devotion ...
Place: nevada
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 7.4
 2K
Striped Trip (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Soviet cruise ship "Evgeni Onegin" is carrying cages with tigers and lions for a Soviet Circus. One loose monkey unlocks all cages, letting the tigers and lions out. Poor passengers and crew have no place to run. The captain abandons his ...
Style: sweet, humorous, romantic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: soviet, sea voyage, tiger, ship, animal training, human animal relationship, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love interest, strong female lead, female protagonist, danger ...
Place: soviet union, russia
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Flicka: Country Pride (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, jealousy, youth, family, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, ambition, contests and competitions, save the day, money raising, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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All Creatures Great and Small (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: All Creatures Great and Small is a British television series, based on the books of the British veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot. Ninety episodes were aired over two three-year runs. The first run was based ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: veterinarian, pets, wounded animal, animal life, workplace, doctors and patients, family business, family relations, village life, veterinary clinic, medical, boss and employee ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
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Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ash, Pikachu and friends (minus Misty) were visiting a festival celebrating the appearance of a comet when they stumble upon a mysterious rock-like crystal...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, obsessive quest, escapades, young heroes, rivalry, imaginary, dragon, heroes, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, save the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
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 7.5
 27K
Pokemon (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Join Ash Ketchum, accompanied by his partner Pikachu, as he travels through many regions, meets new friends and faces new challenges on his quest to become a Pokémon Master.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: childhood, theft, coach, heroes, friendship, imaginary, adventure, imaginary kingdom, animal training, pets, legends and myths, heroic mission ...
Time: future
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