Movies make us laugh, cry, think and many leave us purely amazed. And then there are some which stay with us long after we have watched them.
While people form an intrinsic part of movie scripts, there have been some where wildlife takes the centre stage. Here are, our picks of top 5 wildlife movies one must watch once in their life 🙂
Eight Below (2006)
When Jerry (Paul Walker) is forced to abandon his eight beloved sled dogs in
the brutal Antarctic, the stage is set for a story about hope, friendship and, most
of all, never giving up. Walker and co. might get a healthy burst of screen-time
in the middle, but its the team of dogs who steal the show.
Out of Africa (1985)
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a
passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter in the wilderness
of the jungle. This film made us fall in love with Kenya.
The African Lion (1955 Documentary)
“The African Lion” is the purest of the Disney nature films. In the African Plateau
region near Mount Kilimanjaro, husband and wife documentary team Alfred and Elma
Milotte capture the African lion in its natural habitat. Though now, we see much more
sophisticated documentaries on wildlife, but back in the 1950s when people travelled
a lot less it must have been amazing to see the behaviour of the lion close-up.
This film reminds us from where it all started.
March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole
journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is
captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. There are stunning
beautifully assembled to serve a remarkable story.
Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working-class Yorkshire boy, tames and trains his pet
kestrel falcon whom he names Kes. The bird becomes his avenue to a free and natural
state – the state his soul needs, and that his home and school deny him. And then the system,
alarmed or offended by his freedom, counterattacks. The film has a heartbreaking humanity.
Life of Pi (2011)
Pi Patel finds a way to survive in a lifeboat that is adrift in the middle of nowhere. His fight
against the odds is heightened by the company of a hyena and a male Bengal tiger. To produce
a coherent film from Martel’s tricky novel would be achievement enough, but Ang Lee
has extracted something beautiful, wise and, at times, miraculous.