Do You Love Animals? You Should Definitely Check Out These 20 Netflix Movies

Are you obsessed with adorable animals? Is your beloved pet more important to you than most humans? (No judgment — pets are the absolute best!) Then you must love movies about animals, too. Well, fortunately, Netflix has a bunch of films about animals, and we've rounded up some of the best options. Whether you're looking for a feel-good animated flick, live-action tearjerker, or informative documentary, Netflix has options that will please just about anyone. From classics like Charlotte's Web to more recent releases like Dancing With the Birds, this list has some truly binge-worthy animal films. So kick back, grab your beloved pet, and enjoy one (or many!) of these great films.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2

Do you ever wonder what your dog does while you aren't home? Well, The Secret Life of Pets 2 explores this notion with some adorably animated creatures. The movie picks up after the original film, The Secret Life of Pets, so if you've been wondering what Max and his crew have been up to, definitely check out the sequel!

Watch The Secret Life of Pets 2 now.

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If you're like me, you find oceans to be equal parts beautiful and terrifying. Well, Disney has captured that very sentiment perfectly in Oceans, a stunning look at the huge bodies of water and all the creatures that live inside them.

Watch Oceans now.

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Free Willy

Wow, this one hits right in the nostalgia. Free Willy tells the story of Jesse and his unlikely friendship with Willy, an orca whale that gets separated from his pod and is sent to live at an amusement park. This one may make you emotional, but it's definitely worth every tear!

Watch Free Willy now.

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If you love cute animated flicks, then you'll definitely love Bolt. In the film, Bolt is a superstar dog — he's even got his own hero-themed TV show! Unfortunately, Bolt has been led to believe that he has actual superpowers, so when he thinks his owner, Penny, has been kidnapped, he runs away to try to find her. While he gets lost along the way, Bolt realizes that his superpowers aren't so super after all. This is a great option to watch with the whole family!

Watch Bolt now.

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Two young kids stumble upon a friendly stray dog, take him in, and name him Benji. When the kids end up getting kidnapped, who's the first one on the case? Well, Benji, of course! Benji is a great option for those who love cute, heartfelt films — and don't worry, Benji helps save the day in the end.

Watch Benji now.

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Dolphin Tale 2

Upon getting a prosthetic tail in the original Dolphin Tale, Winter the dolphin is back in this emotional sequel. When Winter's poolmate dies, she finds a new bond with an unlikely friend — an orphaned baby dolphin!

Watch Dolphin Tale 2 now.

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Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

If you've seen the original Cats & Dogs, then you know that it's a wild ride of a film. Well, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore packs more excitement than ever when the clashing species must band together to save the world from the evil Kitty Galore.

Watch Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore now.

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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle gives off some serious Tarzan vibes, but ultimately establishes its own unique story. Based on the beloved books by Rudyard Kipling, Mowgli is raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves, but as he gets older, he longs to be part of the human civilization nearby. As Mowgli immerses himself in a world of humans, his animal family is being threatened by hunters, and it's up to him to figure out a way that his two worlds can peacefully coincide.

Watch Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle now.

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Chicken Little

Talking chickens and alien invasions are a perfect combo, right? If you agree with that sentiment, then you'll definitely want to check out Chicken Little. This movie tells the tale of a paranoid little chicken who becomes a laughingstock when he claims that things are falling out of the sky. Years later, the town stops laughing when it turns out that there really is something coming from the sky: aliens!

Watch Chicken Little now.

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Stuart Little

Your parents tell you that they're going to adopt a child — and they come back with a teenage mouse. That's every kid's dream, right? For George in Stuart Little, that becomes a reality when his parents adopt a mouse, Stuart, who has some trouble adjusting to his new life at first. Eventually, however, he does form a bond with his new family, but miscommunication (and an evil cat!) threaten their newfound happiness.

Watch Stuart Little now.

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Dancing With the Birds

This documentary is easily one of the most visually appealing and oddly entertaining things I've seen in a long time. Dancing With the Birds explores the ways that birds find their mates, and it's a colorful, beautiful, and oftentimes humorous journey.

Watch Dancing With the Birds now.

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Chasing Coral

As coral reefs continue to disappear, scientists, divers, and photographers work together to document the disappearance in this breathtaking documentary. Sure, Chasing Coral is focused on the coral reefs themselves, but there are tons of interesting animals that live in these habitats and they have plenty of screen time as well.

Watch Chasing Coral now.

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Growing Up Wild

OK, who can resist the sheer cuteness of baby animals? Growing Up Wild follows five adorable critters (including a baby cheetah and a bear cub!) as they mature in their respective habitats, learn about the dangers of the world, and get some guidance from their families.

Watch Growing Up Wild now.

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Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale

Naledi is a baby elephant who was born in a Botswana rescue camp, only to become orphaned within a month. The camp keepers work hard to provide the care that Naledi needs after her mother dies, and it's all sorts of heartwarming and wholesome.

Watch Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale now.

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Parents can be extremely demanding, and as it turns out, rabbits have this problem, too! Hop tells the story of E.B., a rebellious young rabbit who is next in line to become the Easter Bunny, but doesn't want the title. He runs away to Hollywood to become a star, but as it turns out, it's hard to navigate the world as a talking rabbit!

Watch Hop now.

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If you end up enjoying Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, then you'll probably love Tarzan as well! This Disney classic follows Tarzan, a man who was raised by apes, as he contemplates journeying into civilization and navigating newfound romantic feelings. Which life does he choose? You'll have to watch to find out!

Watch Tarzan now.

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Pup Star

Talking dogs are one thing, but singing dogs? Yep, that's the premise of Pup Star; it's a talent competition for dogs! There's been one reigning champion, but when a little Yorkshire Terrier comes in with a voice of gold, she threatens his legacy and drama ensues.

Watch Pup Star now.

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When their natural habitat is threatened, Bobby the hedgehog and his pigeon friend go on a journey to the big city to obtain help from humans. This movie has some great, positive messages and is a fun option for a family movie night!

Watch Hedgehogs now.

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Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin tells the absolute classic tale of Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends. Yep, the gang's all here in this one: Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, and Roo. When Christopher Robin grows up and loses his spark for life, Pooh and the gang are determined to help bring it back.

Watch Christopher Robin now.

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Charlotte's Web

Ah yes, another trip down nostalgia lane. Charlotte's Web is an absolute classic tale about a little piglet, Wilbur, and his unexpected friendship with a spider, Charlotte. This film is adorable, heartwarming, and tearjerking all at the same time!

Watch Charlotte's Web now.