Top 10 Movies Where The Main Character Is An Animal

The main character of the movie is called a Protagonist. He is someone who pursues the primary goal of the story. The whole story revolves around them.

We generally see that the main character of any film is a human, but there are some fantastic movies whose main character, “The Hero,” is not a human but an animal. 

Humans can be differentiated as good or bad by nature and behavior as it is easy to manipulate a human brain and heart. But an animal is born with a pure heart and dies with a pure heart. 

Here are a few movies where the main character is an animal. So grab all your seats and enjoy the journey of binge-watching some movies that are adorable, adventurous, comedy, thrilling, and full of drama.

If you are someone who likes watching movies and loves animals, these movies are the best combo for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

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Director Name: Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske  

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance

Where to Watch: Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus Hotstar

One of the first animated animal movies that were loved by the audience and that might make anyone fall in love all over again is “Lady and the Tramp.”

This movie is about two puppies: Lady, a sheltered, well-groomed golden female cocker spaniel, and the Tramp, a mongrel homeless mutt. 

When the owners of Lady welcome their baby and twin Siamese cats, she starts feeling left alone and neglected and decides to leave the house.

In her journey of being alone, she meets Tramp and falls in love with him. They even go on a romantic Italian date together and enjoy each other’s company over a plate of pasta. 

The IMDb rating of the movie is 7.3/10.

101 Dalmatians (1961)

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Director Name: Stephen Herek

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family

Where to Watch: Disney Plus Hotstar, Amazon Prime Videos

The movie, as mentioned above, is about a dalmatian dog couple and 99 dalmatian puppies. In this movie, we see Anita, a charming and beautiful fashion designer, and Roger, a struggling gaming author with haste dalmatian, each named Perdita and Pongo. The human couple fell in love with each other and married each other. 

Later the dog couple also fell in love and had an adorable bunch of fifteen puppies. The family was living their happy life, but destiny had other plans.

Cruella de Vil, an evil fashion designer and Anita’s boss plans and kidnaps ninety-nine dalmatian puppies, including the dog couple’s fifteen puppies and a few more and decides to make a fashionable luxurious designer coat by using their soft dotted fur.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 5.7/10.

Free Willy (1993)

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Director Name: Simon Wincer

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family

Where to Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos

It is optional that every kid loves or likes dogs. Some kids like water animals. The movie, as mentioned above, is about an orphan boy, Jesse, and a captive 7700-pound whale, Willy, at an amusement park. 

In this movie, we see how Jesse helps Willy to get free from the captivity of the aquarium owners who plan to kill it.

Willy gets separated from his parents and is kept separate, where he meets and befriends Jesse. Come and binge-watch to see the friendship of Jesse and Willy.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 6.0/10.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

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Director Name: Duwayne Dunham

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Where to Watch: Disney Plus Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu 

Ever thought about what animals would say if they were able to talk? This movie is the ultimate option to fulfill your fantasies and see what happens next.

In this movie, we see three friends Chance, a bulldog; Shadow, a golden retriever; and Sassy, a cat. 

They are on an ultimate journey to find their family who had left them in the streets of San Fransico.

This team of friends is set to win over all the challenges and hurdles that come on their way to reaching their destination. Join the group of friends and come along on this journey of finding their families.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 6.9/10.

Babe (1995)

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Director Name: Chris Noonan

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video, Vudu

Have you ever heard about a pig who wishes to be a sheepdog? The movie mentioned here is your answer to this question. Babe is the ultimate classic film based on the life of an orphan pig, Babe, who wishes to be a sheepdog. 

The piggie tries to impress the farmer who raised him and learn the skills of being a good sheep herder.

The movie is an impressive and brilliant film with tremendous graphic skills and an adorable story that would win over your heart and mind. It even won an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture of the year. 

The IMDb rating of the movie is 6.9/10.

Air Bud (1997)

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Director Name: Mike Southon, Bill Bannerman, Robert Vince, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Martin

Genre: Sport, Comedy, Drama, Family

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Videos

Would you like to see a dog playing a sport and acing it with high skills just like a pro player! In this movie, we see a circus golden retriever dog, Buddy, who escapes from the captivity of his cruel master, playing basketball and helping his 12-year-old friend named Josh, who is now in his school and has no friends and is very shy to make friends. 

The dog helps Josh realize his dreams of joining his school’s basketball team. 

The dog not only helps Josh learn the skills and techniques of a good basketball player but also defeats the rival team by unexpectedly entering into a match and playing like a pro player. The children lovingly call him Steph Furry.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 5.3/10.

My Dog Skip (2000)

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Director Name: Jay Russell

Genre: Comedy, Family, Drama

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video, Vudu

The movie mentioned above is based on an autobiography named My Dog Skip. The movie shows us the story of Willie, a 9-year-old gifted a Jack Russell Terrier dog, Skip, as a birthday gift. 

We see in the movie that Willie is a shy boy who is uncomfortable making new friends and is often bullied by others. So his mother gives him a four-legged friend,i.e., a dog.

This new friendship helps Willie survive the wrath of the outer world and turns all things in a positive way for Willie.

In this movie, we will see moments of an adorable friendship, a bond full of love and purity that might leave you with eyes full of tears.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 7.0/10.

Ratatouille (2007)

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Director Name: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family

Where to Watch: Disney Plus Hotstar, Amazon Prime Videos

Everyone enjoys visiting restaurants. We enjoy delicious dishes prepared by high-graded chefs. Would you still enjoy your meal if the food was prepared by an animal such as a rat? Is it possible for a rat to cook at a restaurant? 

The questions that are mentioned above can be answered by seeing this movie. This movie is about a rat in New York City who wishes to be a chef, work at a restaurant, cook delicious dishes, and feed its customers. 

Imagining a rat in an eatery is a terrible situation in itself. But here we see how a rat is named. 

Remy wants to work as a chef and learns cooking by seeing the head chef, Linguini, cook at his restaurant.

To know what happens during this journey, join Remy and see what happens when the rat and the chef join hands and pair together. So watch this fantastic movie with your kids and family and see how Remy, the cat learns this fantastic cooking skill.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 8.1/10.

Hotel for Dogs (2009)

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Director Name: Thor Freudenthal

Genre: Comedy, Family

Where to Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime videos

There are many hotels for humans but have you ever heard about any hotels for animals? No right. Very few hotels allow pets in them and are pet friendly. Sometimes it becomes a bit tense for the pet owner to find a pet-friendly hotel. 

The same situation is faced by a foster duo, siblings Andi and Bruce. When they find a foster home for themselves, they are forced to part ways with their pet Friday.

To solve this situation, the duo decides to open a pet-friendly hotel for their dog, Friday, and other dogs facing the same problem. It seems a great idea, but things become challenging when the neighbors know about this.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 5.4/10.

Stuart Little (1999)

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Director Name: Audu Paden, Rob Minkoff

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Drama

Where to Watch: Netflix

The movie, as mentioned above, is an American animated comedy family drama based on the novel by Stuart Little. Many families adopt dogs and treat them as their family members but have you ever thought of adopting a rat and treating it just as a family member? 

In this movie, we see The Little family who adopts a young mouse named Stuart Little. Everyone in the family loves him, but the cat wants to get rid of him and throw him out of the house.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 6.0/10.

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