Animals have always been an inseparable part of humans and their existence. Revisiting the mossy tablets of history, we can observe the role they’ve played in vitalizing various civilizations and the companionship they’ve provided to man through the worst phases. I love animals, honestly, despite being a carnivore and I pretty much prefer being in vicinity with one rather than other humans, because “constantly speaking isn’t necessarily communicating” and animals through the most basic physical actions convey emotions that most people don’t bother to.
Movies have used animals for various purposes, horror movies depict their wild side, documentaries treat them as characters, comedies have used them in supporting roles and epics have bestowed grandeur upon them. But there are some movies that treat them as a person, because it is necessary to create an environment on screen that is relatable to audiences, thus being successful in spreading the message that they are capable of going through same emotions but incapable of expressing it in a manner rightly understood by us humans. So, despite being an avid viewer of wildlife documentaries, I have listed below some movies that have got their storytelling ability right. With that said, here is the list of top animal lover movies ever. You can watch some of these best animal lover movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
12. Babe (1995)
I love my bacon crispy and this is probably why I loved the sharp wittiness of ‘Babe’, a movie about a pig that grows up to herd sheep. It’s a family movie and it has melodrama, but not for a second does it try to be those annoying kid movies where everyone squeal and pretend to be insufferable know-it-alls. Seriously, that Bugs Bunny sass doesn’t work all the time. Babe can be considered a coming-of-age movie concerning both humans and pigs (the farmer and Babe) and frankly, no matter how old you maybe, there are always stages in life where you develop or grow. Babe portrays a very unique visions and abolishes the “stereotypes” put on animals, and this is a very difficult job since you may end up being too preachy.
11. My Dog Skip (2000)
‘My Dog Skip’ holds a special place in my heart, because it was the first English language movie I had watched. It’s a brilliant coming of age drama that focuses on one thing that most movies today opt to neglect, i.e, a companion that stays with you as you age. It doesn’t have a great structured plot and does skip around Tom Sawyer’s work, but when it completely focuses on the relationship between Skip and the boy, there isn’t anything quite like it. Skip is like a memory in the movie, something the boy evidently holds very dear. Set in the 1940s when technology had not infiltrated every corner of civilization, Skip is not just a pet and seems to provide what the boy’s parents or friends couldn’t.