Animal life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant animal life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, feel good, light, clever, entertaining and melancholic films and TV shows about / with animal life, family, adventure, friendship, escapades, friends, danger, rescue, mentor and animals plots mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as animal life: Open Season (2006), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), The Fox and the Hound (1981), Zambezia (2012), Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011), Fish Hooks (2010), Norm of the North (2016), Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985), Over the Hedge (2006), Madagascar (2005).

List of animal life movies

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: touching, feel good, inspirational, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: freedom, friendship, animal life, reunion, getting home, wildlife, adventure, rivalry, family, old west, wild horse, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: usa, united states
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 6.1
 80K
Open Season (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, funny, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, animal life, rescue, adventure, buddies, partners, danger, bear, wilderness, fish out of water, deer, hunter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: animal life, family, adventure, pets, rescue, friendship, getting home, lifestyle, on the road, dog, couples, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, california, usa, latin america ...
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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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, dog, fox, best friends, rescue, reconciliation, animal life, friends, adventure, wounded animal, danger, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: canada
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 5.8
 6K
Zambezia (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: South Africa
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" where he discovers the truth about his ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, sincere, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: animal life, adventure, heroes, danger, teaching the ways of the world, save the day, bird, family, friends, wilderness, adolescence vs adulthood, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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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, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, inheritance, animal life, birds, animal training, family relations, parents and children, family, life turned upside down, nothing goes right, bonding, penguins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980, year 1981, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, antarctica, manhattan new york city
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, owl, adventure, family, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, heroes, in the woods, birds, talking animals, animal life, imaginary ...
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 4.6
 3K
Fish Hooks (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Fish Hooks is an American animated television series created by Noah Z. Jones . Twenty-one episodes were ordered for the first season. It premiered on September 24, 2010. An 11-minute preview was shown on September 3, 2010, following the Disney ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: animal life, high school life, friendship, high school, youth, best friends, friends, store, goofy hero, love and romance, fish, absurd humor ...
Place: usa
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Norm of the North (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, India, Ireland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The stereoscopic 3D animated family film "Norm" tells the story of the titular polar bear and his three Arctic lemming buddies, who are forced out into the world once their icy home begins melting and breaking apart. Landing in New York, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, funny, colourful, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, polar bear, friendship, adventure, escapades, disorder, life turned upside down, fish out of water, environmentalism, ship, rescue, seal the animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, antarctica
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Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it
Style: feel good, humorous, colourful, captivating, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: imaginary, secret place, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, friendship, animal life, save the kingdom, adventure, friends, bear, village ...
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 6.7
 150K
Over the Hedge (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: squirrel, rescue, turtle, adventure, animal life, heroic mission, fight back, fish out of water, cons and scams, environmentalism, disorder, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
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 6.9
 338K
Madagascar (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, island, rescue, adventure, jungle, journey, wilderness, animal life, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, lion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 5.6
 20K
Open Season 2 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After falling head over hooves in love with Giselle, Elliot's road to the altar takes a slight detour when Mr. Weenie is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners.
Style: humorous, feel good, colourful, funny, not serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: animal life, adventure, friendship, escapades, dachshund, bear, talking animals, forest, getting home, teaching the ways of the world, disorder, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
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 7.1
 84K
The AristoCats (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children -- Bonfamille's prize family of domesticated house cats -- the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the heirs, leaving them out on a country road. All seems ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: cat, pets, animal protagonist, social differences, friendship, getting home, butler, animal life, daring rescue, mischievous children, danger, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Shaun the Sheep (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 7 min.
Story: Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated children's television series produced by Aardman Animations, and commissioned by the British Broadcasting Corporation and Westdeutscher Rundfunk, a constituent member of the consortium of German ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, countryside, friendship, animal life, sheep, farm, farmer, friends, escapades, partners, power relations, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Six children at a summer camp embark on a mission to save a buffalo herd from slaughter.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, road movie
Plot: summer camp, rescue, environmentalism, obsessive quest, teenage life, friendship, animal life, coming of age, buffalo, youth, brother brother relationship, hunter ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 6.1
 130K
Bee Movie (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, absurd ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: bee, animal life, family, culture clash, fighting the system, friendship, redemption, individualism, lawsuit, unlikely friendships, talking animals, beehive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Alpha and Omega (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, India, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.
Style: touching, humorous, witty, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: forbidden love, wolf, animal life, road trip, wilderness, opposites attract, on the road, getting home, friends, obsessive quest, unlikely couple, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, circus, lovers, love and romance, boss and employee, performer's life, animal training, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, couples, abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
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 7.9
 543K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: melancholic, dramatic, philosophical, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: survival, hopes, ocean or sea, beautiful scenery, adventure, teenage boy, human nature, tiger, isolation, lost at sea, ship, storytelling ...
Place: india, paris france, montreal quebec, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada ...
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The Lion Guard (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Simba's son, Kion, assembles a group of animals to protect the Pride Lands, known as the Lion Guard.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, adventure, family, parents and children, animal life, friendship, royal family, young heroes, good versus evil, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, coming of age ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
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A Town Called Panic (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to ...
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, absurd, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, cowboy, human animal relationship, birthday, village, animal life, adventure, friends, buddies, village life, farm, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, france, japan
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Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, not serious, clay animation ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: countryside, farm, farmer, dog, sheep, friendship, city, imaginary, animal life, best friends, family, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 15K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, animals, friendship, adventure, animal life, family, on the run, youth, rescue, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
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 7.4
 16K
Red Dog (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
Style: based on true events, sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, pets, human animal relationship, obsessive quest, animal life, friends, on the road, family, wilderness, ambition, death, search ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, mine
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The Land Before Time (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 69 min.
Story: An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, ...
Style: touching, feel good, colourful, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: natural disaster, dinosaur, friendship, adventure, disney, survival, tyrannosaurus rex, earthquake, animal life, family, babies and infants, danger ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
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 5.9
 64K
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, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: human animal relationship, social worker, freedom, killer whale, friendship, happy ending, captivity, animal training, adventure, rescue, animal life, animals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Forest Warrior (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John McKenna is a spiritual being who is able to transform into bear, wolf or eagle. He lives in the forests of Tanglewood and has dedicated his life to protect them. One day a gang of evil lumberjacks led by Travis Thorne arrive Tanglewood to chop ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, eagle, bear, animal life, good versus evil, young heroes, heroic mission, adventurer, rescue, youth, forces of nature, wilderness ...
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 4.2
 13K
Marmaduke (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: talking dog, talking cat, nothing goes right, friends, animal life, pets, family relations, disorder, suburbs, fish out of water, family, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Best friends Tod, a fox kit, and Copper, a hound puppy, visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called "The Singin' Strays". The band has five members: Dixie, Cash, Granny Rose, and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd. It is ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: fox, dog, friendship, adventure, animal life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, heroes, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, best friends, danger ...
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