There are movies which pull your heartstrings, there are movies which suddenly gives you a lot of reasons to love, there are movies which redefines your thoughts regarding being faithful, there are movies which will make you re-think about the actors( or human counterparts). Well, yes these are the movies where the pets are the protagonist.
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
The entire story is simply about a man who becomes great friends with a dog, and this story stays until the very end. If you are the type of person who has an undying love for dogs, than this might just be a good choice for you (bring a box of tissues.). This movie has a calm pace that soothes viewers. That is, until tragedy occurs and Hachi’s true colors shine through.
Heart-wrenching and amusing character plays’ of these animals…
It is about an Air Force Pilot (Matthew Broderick) that risks everything to save a monkey from experiments that the Air Force wants to do on him. Helen Hunts plays an expert in teaches sign language to chimps, who helps him.
Marley & Me
It is a Dramedy about a married couple that wants to know what it’s like to take care of someone, and so they bought a dog, which ends up being the worst dog they ever own. A beautiful movie, with a simple plot, and a heart-wrenching ending that made the whole world cry their eyes out.
Paulie” tells the story of a parrot who can think like a human and talk like a stand-up comic, but a parrot who really had those gifts wouldn’t have the problems this one does. He doesn’t come across as a bird at all, but as a small, wisecracking person wearing feathers.
Air Buddies follows the adventures of Buddy and Molly’s five frisky offspring, who have inherited their doggy parents’ ability to talk. Working together to outwit an evil villain who wants to kidnap their famous father, the puppies learn lessons about teamwork and their special ability to help the new owners who have been chosen for each of them
It’s the story of a mouse who is raised by the Littles, a human family who learns to dream big and live large when they think little- Stuart Little. As Stuart embarks on adventures with a variety of characters, including his nemesis, Snowbell the cat, Stuart learns the true meaning of family, loyalty and friendship.
The series revolves around the adventures of children in the world of Narnia, guided by Aslan, a wise and powerful lion that can speak and is the true king of Narnia. The children heavily featured in the films are the Pevensie siblings, and a prominent antagonist is the White Witch (also known as Jadis).
A Dog’s Journey
This movie definitely and effectively pulls at the heartstrings, so pet lovers, in particular, should expect tears to flow at the many tender moments between CJ and Ethan and their dogs. There’s even a subplot about one of the dogs being able to detect cancer by scent, an ability a later dog can also display — with life-saving results. For dog fans, this is a movie that affirms the kinship between humans and dogs; for others, it’s a treacly sweet take on some serious issues.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
The Incredible Journey follows three household pets as they travel across mountains and plains on their way to find their owners. A misunderstanding leads the animals to mistakenly believe that they have been abandoned by their loved ones when in reality they have been left in the care of a friend while the family has moved from the country to the city for the father to take a temporary assignment. All three pets can talk, and they bicker and crack jokes as they set off on a truly incredible journey chock full of misadventures as they wend their way back to their owners.
Tim Burton created a world where we truly believe that elephants can fly. Yes, the plot is predictable and the characters drawn with broad strokes but the actors bring subtlety and richness to the predictable tropes. It’s also nice to see child actors who maintain their innocence. The potentially dark story is still light enough for children.