20 Movies Like Free Willy

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Dolphin Tale

Dolphin Tale
Dolphin Tale
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Family
Awards: 4 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Karen Janszen, Noam Dromi
Actors: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr.
Language: English
Country: Canada, United States
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The Dolphin Tale movie is about a young boy who befriends a dolphin with a prosthetic tail, and together they inspire a community to rally behind the injured animal’s recovery and rehabilitation.

Flipper

Flipper
Flipper
Internet Movie Database: 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 30%
Metacritic: 43/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Awards: 5 nominations
Writer: Ricou Browning, Jack Cowden, Arthur Weiss
Actors: Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Jonathan Banks
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Flipper movie is about a young boy who forms a special bond with a dolphin named Flipper, and together they work to protect their coastal community from environmental threats.

Andre

Andre
Andre
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Awards: 4 nominations
Writer: Harry Goodridge, Lew Dietz, Dana Baratta
Actors: Tina Majorino, Keith Carradine, Chelsea Field
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Andre movie is a heartwarming true story about a young girl who forms a special bond with a mischievous and lovable harbor seal named Andre, and their adventures together in a small fishing town.

Blackfish

Blackfish
Blackfish
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 83 min
Genre: Documentary
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award6 wins & 41 nominations total
Writer: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres, Tim Zimmermann
Actors: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Blackfish movie is a documentary that exposes the captivity and mistreatment of killer whales at SeaWorld, highlighting the ethical concerns and consequences of keeping these intelligent creatures in captivity. It focuses on the story of Tilikum, a captive orca responsible for the deaths of several trainers, and raises questions about the ethics of marine amusement parks.

The Whale

The Whale
The Whale
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 50 wins & 120 nominations total
Writer: Samuel D. Hunter
Actors: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Whale movie is a documentary that explores the life and death of a young killer whale named Luna, who becomes separated from his family and seeks companionship with humans in a small coastal town in Canada.

Big Miracle

Big Miracle
Big Miracle
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, Tom Rose
Actors: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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The Big Miracle is a movie based on a true story about a group of people who come together to save a family of gray whales trapped in the Arctic Circle. It explores the themes of teamwork, perseverance, and the power of community.

A Dolphin Tale 2

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“A Dolphin Tale 2 is a family drama film that follows the true story of Winter, a dolphin with a prosthetic tail, as she faces new challenges and forms a bond with a new companion, Hope, while her human friends work to find her a new home.”

The Cove

The Cove
The Cove
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Crime
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 39 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: Mark Monroe
Actors: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States
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“The Cove” is a documentary film that exposes the brutal annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan, and the larger issue of dolphin captivity and exploitation in the entertainment industry. It follows a team of activists and filmmakers as they work to uncover the truth and bring attention to the inhumane practices happening in the cove.

Orca

Orca
Orca
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 9%
Metacritic: 27/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror
Awards: N/A
Writer: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati, Robert Towne
Actors: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson
Language: English
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Canada
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The Orca movie is about a vengeful killer whale seeking revenge on a captain who killed its mate, leading to a deadly battle between man and beast.

The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sport
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 8 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg, William D. Wittliff
Actors: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr
Language: English, Arabic, Italian
Country: United States
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“The Black Stallion” is a 1979 film about a young boy named Alec who forms a powerful bond with a wild Arabian stallion after they survive a shipwreck together. Together, they train and enter a race, showcasing their unbreakable connection and determination to overcome adversity.

Born Free

Born Free
Born Free
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 5 wins & 7 nominations total
Writer: Joy Adamson, Lester Cole
Actors: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen
Language: English, Swahili
Country: United Kingdom
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“Born Free” is a 1966 film based on a true story about a couple who raises an orphaned lion cub in Africa and then must make the difficult decision to release it into the wild. The movie explores their bond with the lion and the challenges they face in trying to reintegrate it into its natural habitat.

The Adventures of Milo and Otis

The Adventures of Milo and Otis
The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 76 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Masanori Hata, Mark Saltzman
Actors: Kyôko Koizumi, Dudley Moore, Chatran
Language: English, Japanese
Country: Japan
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“The Adventures of Milo and Otis” is a heartwarming film that follows the journey of a curious cat named Milo and a pug-nosed dog named Otis as they navigate through various adventures and challenges in their quest to reunite with each other.”

The Bear

The Bear
The Bear
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
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Runtime: N/A
Seasons: 2
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 10 Primetime Emmys. 65 wins & 82 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Storer
Actors: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Liza Colón-Zayas
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Bear” is a 1988 French film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. It tells the story of an orphaned bear cub who forms an unlikely friendship with a mature male bear, as they navigate the dangers of the wilderness and encounter human hunters.

The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound
The Fox and the Hound
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 83 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations
Writer: Daniel P. Mannix, Larry Clemmons, Ted Berman
Actors: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey
Language: English, Russian
Country: United States
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“The Fox and the Hound” is a heartwarming animated film about the unlikely friendship between a young fox named Tod and a hound dog named Copper. As they grow older, they are forced to confront the societal pressures that threaten to tear them apart.”

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
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Runtime: 84 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Sheila Burnford, Caroline Thompson, Linda Woolverton
Actors: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Ameche
Language: English
Country: United States
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a heartwarming adventure film about three pets, two dogs and a cat, who embark on a treacherous journey through the wilderness to find their owners. With determination and teamwork, they overcome various obstacles to reunite with their beloved humans.

March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins
March of the Penguins
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 80 min
Genre: Documentary, Family
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 22 wins & 15 nominations total
Writer: Luc Jacquet, Michel Fessler, Jordan Roberts
Actors: Morgan Freeman, Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling
Language: French
Country: France
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The March of the Penguins is a documentary film that follows the extraordinary journey of Emperor penguins as they trek across the Antarctic in search of a mate and to raise their young in the harshest conditions on Earth. It showcases their remarkable resilience, dedication, and the challenges they face in their annual quest for survival.

Happy Feet

Happy Feet
Happy Feet
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 20 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris
Actors: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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The Happy Feet movie is about a young emperor penguin named Mumble who can’t sing like the others but has a talent for tap dancing. He embarks on a journey to find his own identity and prove his worth to his colony.

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 49 wins & 63 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds
Actors: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Language: English, Japanese, Russian
Country: United States, Japan
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Finding Nemo is about a clownfish named Marlin who embarks on a journey across the ocean to find his son Nemo, who has been captured by a diver and placed in a fish tank in a dentist’s office.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 83 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 16 wins & 8 nominations total
Writer: John Musker, Ron Clements, Hans Christian Andersen
Actors: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“The Little Mermaid” is a Disney animated film about a young mermaid named Ariel who dreams of becoming human and falls in love with a prince. She makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her voice for legs, but must win the prince’s love within three days or else lose everything.

Shark Tale

Shark Tale
Shark Tale
Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Michael J. Wilson, Rob Letterman, Scott Aukerman
Actors: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger
Language: Korean, English
Country: United States, France, North Korea
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“Shark Tale” is an animated comedy film that follows a young fish named Oscar who becomes a hero in his underwater community after falsely claiming to have killed a dangerous shark. However, when the truth comes out, he must find a way to redeem himself and save his friends from a real shark threat.

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