There’s nothing quite as heartwarming as a film featuring animals, especially if you’re as obsessed with them as we are. Whether it’s an animated film or live action, we’re a sucker for anything involving furry friends. Here are some of our top streaming picks that are sure to tug on your heartstrings.
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (Netflix)
This modern re-interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic “The Jungle Book” retells the tale of Mowgli, a little boy raised by the animal kingdom in the depths of the jungle. Remastered as a live-action flick, the vivid imagery brings to life the scenes we grew up with in our childhood.
Another animated flick for your list is Bolt. Made to believe he’s a real superhero with real powers, Bolt the dog is a Hollywood actor who seems to struggle to tell the difference between reality and showbiz. He gets lost, goes on a journey and meets plenty of other furry friends along the way. There’s humor, there’s likely to be tears, but most importantly; there’s a happy ending.
Free Willy (Hulu)
If you fancy a more nostalgic or emotional option, then Free Willy is a beautiful and heart-wrenching story about a boy named Jesse who becomes friends with an orca whale named Willy who has been separated from his pod to live at an amusement park. You will definitely need some tissues, but it’s a wonderful film showcasing the love animals both give and deserve in return.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Netflix)
If you have pets, you’ve probably always wondered just what they get up to when you leave the house. The Secret Life of Pets 2 is an incredibly cute and funny film based on what pets potentially get up to behind closed doors. If you loved the original Secret Life of Pets, then you’re bound to enjoy the sequel just as much!