Heartwarming movies about animals!by hachimitsusara | created - 26 Jan 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Non-animated ones. Mostly documentaries.
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1. Monkey Kingdom (2015)
G | 81 min | Documentary
A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,468 | Gross: $16.43M
3. Charlotte's Web (2006)
G | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Votes: 34,423 | Gross: $82.99M
4. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 546,864 | Gross: $124.99M
5. The Jungle Book (2016)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.
Votes: 245,879 | Gross: $364.00M
9. Brother Bear (2003)
G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.
Votes: 89,087 | Gross: $85.34M
13. March of the Penguins (2005)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Family
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.
Votes: 53,995 | Gross: $77.44M
16. The Lion King (2019)
PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
Votes: 132,409 | Gross: $540.08M
18. Big Cat Diary (1996– )
TV-G | 25 min | Documentary
Come along on an adventure with Jonathan Scott, Simon King, and other professionals and camera crews as they journey through the Masai Mara game park in Kenya, Africa. In their travels they... See full summary »
19. The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (2008)
G | 78 min | Documentary
The mysterious lives of flamingos are captured on film with a birds-eye view of the animals living in Africa.
23. We Bought a Zoo (2011)
PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.
Votes: 128,613 | Gross: $75.62M
25. 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 »
26. White Fang (I) (1991)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama
Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Votes: 18,333 | Gross: $34.79M
28. The Fox & the Child (2007)
G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
It has been described as both a nature documentary and a "fairy tale" look at the story of young girl and her friendship with a fox.
29. Teacher and Stray Cat (2015)
107 min | Comedy
Following the death of his wife professor Kyoichi leads a solitary life by the sea. A stray cat called Mii, who was being fed by his wife, not only continues to drop by, but also seems to ... See full summary »
30. Sayonara, Kuro (2003)
109 min | Drama
A stray dog wanders into a high school's grounds. The dog, named Kuro, stays at the school and becomes a special friend to everyone. Ryosuke and Koji are not only best friends but also ... See full summary »
31. You & Me (2011)
45 min | Drama
Nakamura Aoi stars as a young aspiring manga artist who's able to deal with loneliness and separation from his family through the companionship of an American Shorthair cat named Gin-o-gou.
32. 10 Promises to My Dog (2008)
117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A teenage girl adopts a homeless puppy and names it "Socks". They take care of each others since then, until one day when she is thinking Socks to be smaller than she thought it used be...
33. Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
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... See full summary »
Votes: 1,442 | Gross: $0.01M
34. Born to Be Wild (2011)
G | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.
Votes: 2,872 | Gross: $25.89M
35. Earth (2007)
G | 90 min | Documentary
Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.
Votes: 13,932 | Gross: $38.05M
36. Oceans (2009)
G | 84 min | Documentary, Drama
An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.
Votes: 8,711 | Gross: $19.42M
37. Galapagos: Nature's Wonderland (2014)
40 min | Short, Adventure
In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos. Amongst these remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature.
40. Eight Below (2006)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.
Votes: 57,359 | Gross: $81.61M