5 Must Watch Animal Drama Movies






Animal drama is a genre that has been around for decades. But, these films have always been about humans and their relationships with animals. The stories have always been about how humans can learn from animals, how humans need animals, or how humans are better than animals. Nowadays, there is a shift in the genre as it focuses on human-animal relationships without any judgement or superiority complex.

There are many animal drama movies that you can watch. With the help of this list, you will be able to find some new and interesting movies to watch.

1) Fly Away Home

The film is based on a real life story, where Amy, a 14 year old rescues some abandoned goose eggs. she cares for the eggs till they hatch. While the geese are growing up, it is already winter. Amy and her father realise that it is the geese’s time to migrate to the south in the colder days. Thus Amy becomes their surrogate mom and teaches them how to fly.

Release Date: 13-Sept-1996 | Director: Carroll Ballard | Genre: Drama

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Terry Kinney, Dana Delany

2) Life Of Pi

Pi Patel finds a way to survive in the ocean for a week on an untended lifeboat. His fight against all the odds is multiplied when a hyena and a male Bengal tiger accompanied him. Due to the natural isolation and lack of social contact that often accompanies ventures into the wild, Pi and the tiger must learn to trust each other in order that both may survive.

Release Date: 20-Nov-2012 | Director: Ang Lee | Genre: Adventure, Drama

Cast: Gautam Belur, Ayush Tandon, Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Adil Hussain

3) War Horse

Albert and his horse Joey are the best of friends. However, when Joey is sold to the British cavalry and Albert follows him in order to reunite with his best friend.

Release date: 10-Feb-2012 | Director: Steven Spielberg | Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson, Niels Arestrup, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch

4) The Dog Lover

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Based on a true story, Sara is a rising star within the United Animal Protection Agency and is an expert at animal rescue and lobby work. They save animals from the way humans abuse them. Sara goes undercover to catch the owners of a suspected puppy mill. Despite her outside appearance, Sarah is an inquisitive girl and asks the family a lot about their breeding methods. She soon ingratiates herself with the family and learns all about the doggy world. However, she’s unable to find any evidence of animal abuse. With the help of their local law enforcement partners, UAPA raids the farm, restricting Sarah from doing the needful.

Release date: 22-May-2016 | Director: Alex Ranarivelo | Director: Alex Ranarivelo

Cast: James Remar, Lea Thompson, Jayson Blair, Sherry Stringfield, Allison Paige, Michael King, Christina Moore, April Adams, Annabelle Kavanagh, Ali Afshar, Ashley Parker Angel, Philip Boyd, Reila Aphrodite, Kevin Asbell, Seth Coltan

5) Pudsey The Dog – The Movie

This is a n animal drama about Pudsey, a small stray dog living his regular life until he found Molly, George and Tommy. They soon became his best friends, and he’s never been happier. As he starts living in his new family, he soon found out Thorne and Fautus are going to execute something notorious in the village. Pudsey is now on a puppy mission to stop them.

Release date: 18-July-2014 | Director: Nick Moore | Genre: Drama

Cast: David Walliams as Pudsey (voice), John Sessions, Jessica Hynes, Izzy Meikle-Small, Malachy Knights, Luke Neal

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