Top 10 best films about animals, the list of the best

We bring to your attention the best films about animals , which included a variety of pictures - from documentary and environmental propaganda to family cinema. In the hit parade came the films produced in 2000-2017.with the highest rating on the site "Film Search".


  • 10. Black fin( 2013)
  • 9. Meerkats( 2007)
  • 8. The Vesyegons wolf( 2004)
  • 7. Birds( 2001)
  • 6. Ash and snow( 2005)
  • 5. Life( 2011)
  • 4. Oceans( 2009)
  • 3. Hachiko: the most faithful friend( 2008)
  • 2. Russia - the realm of tigers, bears and volcanoes( 2011)
  • 1. Earthlings( 2005)

10. Black fin( 2013)

Usually films aboutanimals are ideal for family viewing, but not all of them are designed for children's eyes. Opens the top films about animals with a somewhat unexpected story - it is devoted to the history of the Canadian killer whale Tillikum, which for 10 years has committed two murders of people. Directed by Gabriela Cowertweite trying to understand the causes of the tragedy. Cinema is a kind of parallel to many films in defense of animals. If the latter are focused on the suffering of animals, then Gabriela shows that in many ways human control over living nature is just an illusion.

9. Suricata( 2007)

"Adult movie" with the hero-animal is not just a documentary about small African animals, but almost a real feature film. It shows the growing of the cub and its transformation into the wise leader of the tribe. Sometimes it seems that our smaller brothers are just playing the camera.

8. Vesyegonsky wolf( 2004)

Confrontation between man and wolf( here it is a hereditary hunter Egor and wolf-leader) - a well-known plot. Can a person change his attitude towards nature? Can faceless nature find an individuality and see a person? Rural life, full-scale shooting, no green screen and computer tweaks. True, sometimes too symbolically, but what kind of Russian cinema without trying to embrace the immensity?

7. Birds( 2001)

Another remarkable and, in addition, an innovative documentary about animals in the list of the best films. For the first time, birds were removed near during the flight. This required the development of special super-light aircraft. The film crew performed a real feat, following the migration routes of birds from the Arctic cold through forests, swamps and fields to hot deserts. By the way, during the filming of the film, no animals were harmed - the crew regularly saved the birds in difficulty.

6. Ashes and snow( 2005)

The result of the life journey of American photographer Gregory Colbert, who decided to make a film about the unity of man and the animal world and spent 13 years on it. Filmed in light brown scales, the film is rather a meditative reflection on stunningly beautiful shots, the main theme of which is the possibility of harmony between man and animals. True, unprepared for meditation mind 63 minutes of the film can plunge into a healthy sound sleep.

5. Life( 2011)

The fifth place is the film with the scale name "Life", directed by Michael Ganton and Martha Holmes. From the very beginning, the viewer is immersed in the element of life, the world of living nature, where every living thing, from insects to giants, lives its cycle from birth, food search, habitat, partner, parenting to death. The film contains stunning in its beauty shots taken all over the planet Earth, from the North Pole to Australia.

4. Oceans( 2009)

Although three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water, what is happening in its depths remains largely a mystery. The hidden life of marine animals is devoted to the French film "Oceans", shot under the direction of director Jacques Perrin( another of his work "Birds" takes the seventh line in the compilation).For three and a half years in 54 different places in the world, surveys of the marine life of a marine life were closed. This movie can be easily recommended to almost any category of viewers. Some will not leave indifferent large-scale shooting, others - the life of animals, and still others will receive aesthetic pleasure from the spectacle unfolding before them. By the way, the film can be viewed free of charge online at the "Film Search".

3. Hachiko: the most loyal friend( 2008)

This glorious and soulful film can be seen even with a small child, so that everyone can cry in front of the screen. It is based on a real story - the life of the Japanese dog Hachiko, which even after the death of the owner regularly came to wait for him at the railway station for nine years. If the main role played by Richard Gere, then the most four-legged friend in different years of her life is played by three dogs.

2. Russia - the realm of tigers, bears and volcanoes( 2011)

The film is full of love for Russia, although it was filmed by German filmmakers. From the Caucasus to Kamchatka, the wild nature of Russia is shown in all its enchanting splendor. The mastery of operators allows the viewer to see rare wild animals in their natural habitat almost at arm's length. The charm of the film adds a wonderful soundtrack.

1. Earthlings( 2005)

The first number among the best documentary films about animals is the film "Earthmen" directed by Sean Monson. The film is heavy, scary, and for family viewing is absolutely not suitable. Shooting with a hidden camera more than clearly shows how humanity refers to the living beings that inhabit the planet Earth together with them, if they have the misfortune of being useful to some people - from food production, laboratory research to breeding of thoroughbred companion animals.