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10 Must-Watch Animal Movies

If you have any pets or simply just love animals here is a list of some amazing animal movies that you must watch.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Directed by Duwayne Dunham. With Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder, Ed Bernard. Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Old Yeller (1957)

Directed by Robert Stevenson. With Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York. A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Life of Pi (2012)

Directed by Ang Lee. With Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu. 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.

War Horse (2011)

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch. Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

Jaws (1975)

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary. A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a part-time sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.

Free Willy (1993)

Directed by Simon Wincer. With Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson. When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

Ratatouille (2007)

Directed by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava. With Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm. A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Marley & Me (2008)

Directed by David Frankel. With Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner. A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.

Dunston Checks In (1996)

Directed by Ken Kwapis. With Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd, Rupert Everett. A young boy befriends a larcenous orangutan in a luxury hotel.

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

Directed by Lasse Hallström. With Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer. A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.