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Top 5 Must Watch Animal Movies

Grab your popcorn and get comfy! From heart-warming to downright hilarious, we have you covered with a range of films for a fun night ahead. Here's our Top 5 Must-watch Movies for this year.

1. THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

Based on an incredible true story, The Zookeeper’s Wife will pull the heart strings of many as it tells the accounts of Polish husband and wife zookeepers, saving hundreds of people and the Warsaw Zoo during WWII.

Storyline: The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

2. ANIMAL CRACKERS

Are you ready for a magical adventure? This comical tale comes to life when a box of Animal Crackers gives a father the ability to become any animal in the box. Join the family as they aim to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle. 

Storyline: A workaholic dad, stuck in a nowhere job, inherits a rundown circus from a distant relative he hardly knew. On the brink of losing his job, his house, and his sanity… he uncovers a magical box of Animal Crackers that gives him the uncanny ability to become any animal from the box.

3. THE NUT JOB

Join the hilarious nutty gang once again on a thrilling journey as they aim to defeat the evil mayor’s plans in Oakton.

Storyline: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friend’s band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.

4. BLAZING SAMURAI

The upcoming, animated film, Blazing Samurai will have you laughing in stitches as a young dog, Hank sets off on a wild adventure to save the town and learn the true meaning of becoming a samurai.

Storyline: The story revolves around a scrappy young dog who fights to save a town from becoming the litter box of a nefarious feline warlord.

5. ISLE OF DOGS

Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs has many intrigued and eager for its release next year.

Storyline: Follows a young boy on an epic search for his lost canine companion in Japan.

Sonia Wherritt
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