KEITH'S LIST OF 41 FILMS ABOUT, OR FEATURING BEARS - BOTH REAL OR NICKNAMED

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1. A Football Life (2011– )
Episode: Mike Ditka (2011)

Documentary, Biography, Sport

A look at Mike Ditka, a Hall of Fame tight end and Super Bowl-winning head coach. He brought a toughness and hard-nosed work ethic to football that few could match.

Votes: 25

2. Blackfoot Trail (I) (2014)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.

Director: Adam MacDonald | Stars: Jeff Roop, Missy Peregrym, Nicholas Campbell, Eric Balfour

Votes: 17,092

3. The Bear (1988)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Jack Wallace

Votes: 15,677 | Gross: $31.75M

4. The Bear (1984)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

Biopic about the great college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Gary Busey, Cynthia Leake, Carmen Thomas, Cary Guffey

Votes: 267 | Gross: $2.69M

5. The Bear: The Legend of Coach Paul Bryant (2001 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Documentary on legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

Stars: Tom Wopat, Keith Dunnavant, Bo Jackson, Keith Jackson

Votes: 13

7. Bears (I) (2014)

G | 78 min | Documentary, Family

68 Metascore

A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman | Star: John C. Reilly

Votes: 6,128 | Gross: $17.77M

8. The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (1979 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.

Director: Mordicai Gerstein | Stars: Ron McLarty, Gabriela Glatzer, Jonathan Lewis, Pat Lysinger

Votes: 179

9. The Berenstain Bears Meet Bigpaw (1980 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

It's Thanksgiving in Bear Country, and the Bear Family get nervous when Mama Bear thinks they've gotten a sign that the "Thanksgiving Legend of Bigpaw" is coming true. The legend says that ... See full summary »

Directors: Mordicai Gerstein, Al Kouzel | Stars: Ron McLarty, Pat Lysinger, Bob Kaliban, Gabriela Glatzer

Votes: 44

10. The Berenstain Bears' Easter Surprise (1981 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A very inquisitive Brother Bear is wondering why Spring is taking so long to arrive. With Easter approaching, and a new arrival to the Bear family on the way, Brother looks for answers. While Mama teaches the true meaning of Spring.

Directors: Mordicai Gerstein, Al Kouzel | Stars: Ron McLarty, Pat Lysinger, Bob McFadden, Knowl Johnson

Votes: 47

12. The Berenstain Bears Play Ball (1983 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Director: Al Kouzel | Stars: Ron McLarty, Pat Lysinger, Knowl Johnson, Gabriela Glatzer

Votes: 15

13. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

62 Metascore

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,733

14. Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Sport

The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Sean Maher, Paula Cale, Elise Neal

Votes: 1,356

15. The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A young Cro-Magnon woman is raised by Neanderthals.

Director: Michael Chapman | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar, Thomas G. Waites

Votes: 5,830 | Gross: $1.95M

16. Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000)

G | 95 min | Family, Western

Jimmy, a young boy trying to gain acceptance from his peers, is horrified when he sees a circus trainer abusing a bear cub. One of the circus employees tells Jimmy that there is a magic ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Dalesandro | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Jan-Michael Vincent, Miko Hughes, Cody McMains

Votes: 234

17. Gentle Ben (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Family

When a boy is left in the care of his mountain-ranger uncle, he learns valuable lessons about man's relationship with wild animals, and how the mayor poses a threat to local legend Ben - a grizzly bear.

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Dean Cain, Corbin Bernsen, William Katt, Martin Kove

Votes: 275

18. Gentle Ben 2: Black Gold (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama, Family

With tensions running high between Jack & Fog over plans to drill on his land that abuts the wilderness preserve, Fog announces to the whole town that he isn't drilling for oil - but is ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Dean Cain, Reiley McClendon, Corbin Bernsen, Ashley Laurence

Votes: 180

19. Gentle Giant (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Family

A young boy befriends an orphaned bear and raises him from a cub. This fine family feature was the basis for the "Gentle Ben" television series. Based on Walt Morey's novel "Gentle Ben."

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Vera Miles, Ralph Meeker, Clint Howard

Votes: 146

20. Goldilocks (1970 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Director: Marc Breaux | Stars: Bing Crosby, Kathryn Grant, Nathaniel Crosby, Mary Crosby

Votes: 19

21. Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1995)

88 min | Comedy

Very comical movie of Goldilocks and the Three Bears we love it trying to find one

Director: Brent Loefke | Stars: Hanna Hall, Edward Asner, Dwier Brown, Staci Greason

Votes: 85

22. The Great Outdoors (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

24 Metascore

A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening

Votes: 36,885 | Gross: $41.46M

23. Grizzly (1976)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

An eighteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a Park Ranger to save the day.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, Joan McCall

Votes: 3,723

25. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

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: 49,669 | Gross: $3.17M

26. Grizzly Mountain (1996)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Present-day Portland suburbs kids Dylan and Nicole go on the camping trip with their family, and when they enter a mysterious cave in the mountains, they're transported back in time to 1870... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Haft | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Dylan Haggerty, Nicole Lund, Kim Morgan Greene

Votes: 195 | Gross: $0.34M

27. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

GP | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

75 Metascore

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by the Crow tribe, and proves to be a match for their warriors in single combat on the early frontier.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

Votes: 26,811 | Gross: $47.74M

28. The Junction Boys (2002 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Sport

Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

Director: Mike Robe | Stars: Tom Berenger, Bernard Curry, Fletcher Humphrys, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 867

29. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

73 Metascore

The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts.

Directors: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson | Stars: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 395,387 | Gross: $215.43M

30. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

67 Metascore

Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 237,887 | Gross: $165.25M

31. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

66 Metascore

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to home.

Directors: Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 123,067 | Gross: $143.53M

32. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974)

G | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Western

After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls "Ben".

Director: Richard Friedenberg | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Don Shanks, Marjorie Harper, Lisa Jones

Votes: 777 | Gross: $45.41M

33. The Night of the Grizzly (1966)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Western

Ex-lawman Jim Cole retires to Wyoming to farm his land, but a land-greedy neighbor, an ex-con turned bounty hunter, and a vicious grizzly bear upset his retirement plans.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Nancy Kulp

Votes: 1,018

34. The Panda's Great Adventure (1973)

53 min | Animation, Adventure

A young panda prince is found unworthy by his mother the Queen, and expelled from the forest. In his journey, he battles dangerous enemies and gets captures and forced to work in a circus.

Director: Yûgo Serikawa | Stars: Michiko Hirai, Eiko Masuyama, Ichirô Nagai, Michiko Nomura

Votes: 60

35. Polar Bears: A Summer Odyssey (2012)

Documentary

Polar Bears in Hudson Bay struggle in a green world. Up close and Personal, originally shot all on native 3D.

Director: Sarah Robertson | Star: David Suzuki

Votes: 292

36. Polar Bears: Spy on the Ice (2011)

Documentary

Spycams sneak within a paw's swipe of the world's largest land predators - Polar bears. Polar Bear Spy on the Ice gets closer than ever before to these charismatic bears and reveals their astonishing intelligence and curiosity.

Director: John Downer | Star: David Tennant

Votes: 195

37. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The '85 Bears (2016)

101 min | Documentary, Biography, History

One of the greatest football teams ever assembled, the 1985 Chicago Bears were a team of big talent, big egos, and big success. This documentary explores that success and the players behind... See full summary »

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kevin Butler, Jim Covert, Joe Delaney

Votes: 655

38. Ted (2012)

R | 106 min | Comedy

62 Metascore

John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

Director: Seth MacFarlane | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale

Votes: 549,743 | Gross: $218.82M

39. Ted 2 (2015)

R | 115 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

Director: Seth MacFarlane | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth

Votes: 173,019 | Gross: $81.48M

40. 10 timer til Paradis (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love.

Director: Mads Matthiesen | Stars: Kim Kold, Elsebeth Steentoft, Lamaiporn Sangmanee Hougaard, David Winters

Votes: 4,153 | Gross: $0.02M

41. Yogi Bear (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

35 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith.

Director: Eric Brevig | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh

Votes: 19,469 | Gross: $100.25M



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