Animal rescue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant animal rescue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, humorous, realistic, sweet, feel good and sentimental films and TV shows about / with animal rescue, friendship, animals, rescue, adventure, animal life, family, family relations, friends and veterinarian plots mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as animal rescue: Big Miracle (2012), Holiday in the Wild (2019), Shiloh (1996), Return to Nim's Island (2013), Mia and the White Lion (2018), Spread Your Wings (2019), A-X-L (2018), Midnight Sun (2014), Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018), Okja (2017).

List of animal rescue movies

Big Miracle (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: animal rescue, ocean or sea, environmentalism, rescue, whale, reporter, cold war, animal life, journalism, danger, media, volunteer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: alaska, new york, los angeles
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Holiday in the Wild (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When her husband abruptly ends their marriage, empty nester Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa, finding purpose and potential romance.
Style: sweet, sincere, light, touching, scenic ...
Plot: animal rescue, elephant, safari, love interest, male female relationship, introspection, christmas, veterinarian, journey, animals, nature, divorce ...
Place: africa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, family relations, heroes, adventure, small town life, animal life ...
Time: 90s
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Return to Nim's Island (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fourteen year old Nim, more determined than ever to protect her island and all the wildlife that call it home, faces off against resort developers and animal poachers. Soon she realizes she can’t depend on her animal cohorts alone and must make ...
Style: exciting, humorous, sincere, captivating, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: animal rescue, island, danger, adventure, teenage life, escapades, save the day, animal life, family relations, environmentalism, family, friendship ...
Place: australia
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Mia and the White Lion (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland, Monaco, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, scenic
Plot: wild animal, lion, animal rescue, teenage girl, broken promise, family, lion cub, christmas present, conservation, teenager, runaway child, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: south africa, north africa
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Spread Your Wings (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France, Norway
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Christian, a visionary scientist, studies wild geese. For his son, a teenager obsessed with video games, the idea of spending a holiday with his father in the wilderness is a nightmare. However, father and son will get together around a crazy ...
Style: sincere, scenic, touching, light, inspirational
Audience: family outing
Plot: goose, wildlife, father son relationship, animal rescue, obsessive quest, teenager, parents and children, bird, ex husband ex wife relationship, endangered species, geese, ecology ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway, france
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Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After young Kirra (Bindi Irwin) leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather (Beau Bridges) in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the ...
Style: serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: killer whale, animal rescue, family relations, animal life, confined, adventure, friendship, ocean, ocean or sea, captivity, reunion, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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A-X-L (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life of a teenage boy is forever altered by a chance encounter with cutting edge military technology.
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, suspenseful, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dog, technology, teenage boy, robot dog, human animal relationship, friends, owner dog relationship, human android relationship, friendship, animal rescue, robot, friend ...
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Midnight Sun (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Italy, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In northern Canada, a young boy sets a goal for himself to to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with its mother. Goran Visnjic joins the cast as Muktuk, a half Inuit and half Canadian, who knows the terrain where the polar bears live and who ...
Style: sincere, light, captivating, touching
Plot: polar bear, human animal relationship, animal rescue, winter, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, adventure, hopes, friendship, escapades, love, adaptation ...
Place: canada
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
Country: Ireland, France, USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history -- Sgt. Stubby -- and the enduring bonds he forged with his brothers-in-arms in the trenches of World War I.
Style: captivating, factual, emotional, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: world war one, chase, soldier, rescue, dog, animal rescue, army, battles, baseball, adventure, friendship, battlefield ...
Time: 20th century, twentieth century
Place: paris france, yale university
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Okja (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.
Style: psychotronic, emotional, feel good, touching, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: monster, tough girl, zoologist, environmentalist, slaughterhouse, pig, heroine, female protagonist, pets, animal lover, animal rescue, ecology ...
Time: year 2007, year 2017, 70s
Place: seoul, chile, south korea, new york
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Pettson and Findus: A Little Nuisance, a Great Friendship (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Old farmer Pesonen gets a kitten from his neighbour Mrs Kosonen and calls the cat Viiru. When Viiru starts to talk, the two become inseparable friends.
Plot: talking animals, interspecies friendship, farmer, friendship, inventor, animal rescue, cat
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Hands off Mississippi (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Die zehnjährige Emma freut sich auf die Ferien bei Oma Dolly auf dem Land. Nach ihrer Ankunft muss sie jedoch erfahren, dass der alte Herr Klipperbusch gestorben ist und sein schmieriger Neffe Albert Gansmann, genannt „Der Alligator“, alles ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, rider horse relationship, adventure, family, animal rescue, friendship, girl horse relationship, child's point of view, strong female character, grandmother granddaughter relationship, equestrian, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, northern germany
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A.L.F. (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: What happened, that 24th of December? This is what officer Chartier wants to find out. To understand, he will have to go back 48 hours earlier to Franck's Christmas eve. Franck is an insignificant drama-teacher by day, but also belongs to a ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense
Plot: fighting the system, police investigation, moral dilemma, idealism, radical, animal life, unlikely criminals, crimes, betrayal, law enforcement, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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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, animal life, uncover truth, experiment gone awry, rescue, partners, animal training, happy ending, secret project, laboratory, top secret ...
Time: 80s
Place: everglades
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Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, family, children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, family relations, rescue, suburbs, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
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Cape of Good Hope (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mark Bamford's thought-provoking comedy explores the ever-present friction between class, race and faith in modern-day South Africa, tracing the intersection of multiple lives. A Drama revolving around 3 women's lives and how they are ...
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: pregnancy, interracial relations, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, dishonesty, workplace, society, hopes, single parent, looking for love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, cape town south africa
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Animal Crackers (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: China, Spain, South Korea, USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a rundown circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.
Style: entertaining, funny, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, circus, cowboy, monkey, lion, clown, bear, giraffe, elephant, animal rescue, obsessive quest, rivals ...
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Latte and the Magic Waterstone (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When a greedy bear steals a magic stone to keep the forest’s water for himself, a brave hedgehog and a timid squirrel must work together to retrieve it.
Style: sweet, thought provoking, humorous, feel good, funny ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: forest, squirrel, hedgehog, friendship, obsessive quest, daring rescue, adventure, salvation, kindness, teamwork, goodhearted, help ...
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, South Korea, Mexico, Japan, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After SpongeBob's beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home.
Style: feel good, entertaining, funny, humorous, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: computer animation, talking animals, friendship, snail, underwater scene, starfish, underwater, search and rescue, animal rescue, friends, sea voyage, journey ...
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All Creatures Great and Small (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s. A remake of the 1978 series.
Style: sweet, light, humorous, sentimental, funny
Plot: veterinarian, village life, scot, new life, human animal relationship, following a dream, animal human communication, animal life, friendship, animal rescue, countryside, housekeeper ...
Time: 1930s
Place: yorkshire
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Emma's Chance (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, sweet, realistic
Plot: horse, community service, teenage girl, friendship, human spirit, teenage protagonist, rehabilitation, bonding, female protagonist, farm, teenage life, youth ...
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Legend of Firefly Marsh (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Story: Firefly Marsh is a fog-enshrouded corner of the world, steeped in mystery. Stories of what lurks in the dark waters date back to Indian lore. But could Firefly Marsh really hide a prehistoric creature like the one in Loch Ness? Twelve year-old ...
Style: folk tale
Plot: mythology, legend, creature, animal rescue, monster, loch ness monster, sea monster, grandfather grandson relationship
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Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A young mute girl from Pakistan loses herself in India with no way to head back. A devoted man with a magnanimous spirit undertakes the task to get her back to her motherland and unite her with her family.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bollywood, romance, forbidden love, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, religions or cults, love, prayer, loss of father, mute girl, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, pakistan, kashmir, mexico, california
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Days of Power (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On their 2010 tour, an International Pop Star and band mates mysteriously disappear. As past and present merge, they find themselves searching for answers and fighting for more than just their own lives when a concealed industry is revealed.
Style: twists and turns, allegory
Plot: female empowerment, breeding, puppy, kidnapping, plot twist, dance, animal rescue, escape, dancing
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Year of the Dog (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.
Style: touching, humorous, dark humor, melancholic, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, pets, rescue, infidelity, couple relations, human nature, dog, single woman, african american, office, attempted murder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california
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Rain Shadow (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rain Shadow is an Australian television drama series which premiered on 7 October 2007 on ABC TV. It aired on Sundays at 8.30 pm. The six-part series was produced by Southern Star. Music from The Audreys features in the soundtrack for the show, ...
Plot: australian outback, farm hand, landscape, weather, farm, assistant, outback, veterinary clinic, animal, debt, climate change, veterinarian ...
Place: australia, south australia
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Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dolphins, friendship, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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The Maiden and the Wolves (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Not long before World War I, in a French Alpine town near the Italian border, a pack of slaughtered wolves is delivered to local taxidermist Leon (Patrick Chesnais). A surviving black cub comes down from the mountains looking for his family, and is ...
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mountain, escapades, adventure, survival, wilderness, animal life, danger, wolf, world war one, female protagonist, visionary, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: france, alps, europe
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Fly Away Home (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: goose, rescue, aviation, tragedy, against the odds, family, death in the family, bird, inventor, adventure, shampoo, hang glider ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, new zealand
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