Top 5+ Movies with an Animal as the Main Character

Some of our most beloved movies are sometimes movies with animals as their main characters. Animals have starred in films since the heyday of movies, when Rin Tin Tin silently stole the hearts of moviegoers, solving crime and saving lives—way back in the 1920s. Since then, animals have dominated the screen, oftentimes outshining their human costars. Some may argue that The Lion King is the best movie starring an animal, but our focus is on those living and breathing animal actors who starred in movies that are instant, undeniable classics.

Here are our top 15 movies with animals as the main character:

15.) Marmaduke


The film released in 2010 is a family drama-comedy features a Great Dane (Marmaduke) as the main character along with some of his friends which includes a cat,  a Dachshund, and a Chinese Crested.

They all work together to help Marmaduke’s owner on an ad campaign. The film was released in 2010 and at the box office, the film grossed $83.8 million on a $50 million budget.