A6 - Leopards, lions, cougars, tigers, cheetahs

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1. Big Cat Diary (1996– )

TV-G | 25 min | Documentary

Come along on an adventure with Jonathan Scott, Simon King, and other professionals and camera crews as they journey through the Masai Mara game park in Kenya, Africa. In their travels they... See full summary »

Stars: Simon King, Jonathan Scott, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Toto The Cheetah

Votes: 596

Kenya cats

2. David Attenborough Wildlife Specials (1995– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Occasional series of one-off documentaries, each examining the lifestyle of a particular animal.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 580


4. Jungle Cat (1960)

Approved | 69 min | Documentary, Family

This documentary chronicles the life of a female spotted jaguar in the South American jungle.

Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 193

A leopard in South America. True Life Adventures, Disney.

5. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
Episode: Stalking Leopards (2002)

Documentary, History

National Geographic television special about the lives of leopards.

Star: Keith David

A leopard with a tracking device is followed through the seasons. Mala Mala Game Reserve.

6. Africa: The Serengeti (1994)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short

Tanzania's Serengeti Plains are the landscape we picture when we think of Africa. For millions of years, the drama of survival has played out here and once a year, millions of antelope ... See full summary »

Director: George Casey | Star: James Earl Jones

Votes: 590

7. Born Free (1966)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The story of George and Joy Adamson and the orphaned lion cub, Elsa, they adopt.

Directors: James Hill, Tom McGowan | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye

Votes: 5,582

East Africa cats.

9. Living Free (1972)

G | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

When Elsa's three mischievous cubs begin wreaking havoc on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve.

Director: Jack Couffer | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Susan Hampshire, Geoffrey Keen, Edward Judd

Votes: 512

Kenya cats. Gorgeous locations

10. The African Lion (1955)

Approved | 75 min | Family, Documentary

The Milotte's spend three years in Africa filming a lion.

Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 269

Part of Walt Disney's Legacy Collection, volume 3, Creature's of the Wild. Lion and wildlife in Africa.

11. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama

Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Johnny Whitaker, Will Geer

Votes: 804

A lion and chickens. filmed in Oregon- Canyon City, John Day, Strawberry Mountain. Worth checking out for Jodie's first starring movie role, and Michael Douglas as a good guy.

12. Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Family

When a cougar raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest reverts to its natural instincts, the consequence could threaten its life.

Director: Winston Hibler | Stars: Ron Brown, Brian Russell, Linda Wallace, Jim Wilson

Votes: 732

A cougar and Chainsaw, the fox terrier dog. Filmed on the Columbia River gorge, Pacific Northwest. 1960s era. Lumber mill, logging camps, log drive on the Snake River. Rex Allen narration.

13. Two Brothers (2004)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Oanh Nguyen

Votes: 13,821 | Gross: $18.95M

1920s, Thailand and Cambodia. Tiger brothers.

14. Natural World (1983– )
Episode: A Tiger Called Broken Tail (2011)


Passionate English conservationist Collin Stafford-Johnson and his Indian local friend - Hindi interpreter Salim started a unique documentary on a tiger family in Ranthambhore National Park... See full summary »

Star: Colin Stafford-Johnson

Votes: 21

Tiger family in India, at Ranthambhore National Park, an abandoned royal fort in Rajastan. One tiger with a special personality had a broken tail. A journey of 100 miles on horseback to discover what happened to broken tail. This DVD also had extra scenes in the special features section.

15. 101 East (2006– )
Episode: India: Last of the Tigers (2011)

Documentary, News

Conservationists are in a desperate and uphill battle to save India's tigers from extinction.

Tigers in India. Most scenes at the water. Tigress and 2 cubs. National Geographic. Kanha National Park and Ranthamshor NP. 1985 film.

Leopards, cheetahs and lions. Leopard are the top cat in the Kalahari. great cinematography. Many scenes of eating prey. Ostriches -2 Ostriches can take care of 300 young ostriches. A Parthenon Entertainment LTD. production. A Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom episode. Animal Planet. A 24 page booklet included. Very informative, great pictures. Didn't care for electronic music, too intrusive. Not close-captioned. Some narration didn't care for. I've watched numerous Kalahari wildlife specials. This one has new information, and with new scenes of wildlife, well worth watching.

17. Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Documentary

Elephants disrupt the lives of a family deep in the jungles of Northern Siam, and an entire village.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Kru, Chantui, Nah, Ladah

Votes: 821 | Gross: $0.61M

Leopards and tigers.

18. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Bone Diggers (2007)

TV-PG | Documentary

Nova follows the excavation of a paleontologist's gold mine, an Australian cave containing fossils of eight new species of kangaroo, and the ultimate prize, a complete skeleton of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Carolyn Bertram, Clay Bryce, Ingo Helbig, Stuart Scowcroft | Star: Neil Ross

Votes: 13

a marsupial lion in Australia. Film shows how a lion is reconstructed with the latest technology.

19. Nature (1982– )
Episode: Siberian Tiger Quest (2012)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Family

Embark with conservation ecologist Chris Morgan on a great challenge: to find and film the Siberian tiger.

Directors: Mike Birkhead, Joe Loncraine | Star: Chris Morgan

Votes: 47

Siberian tigers in Russia's far eastern forests. Majority of film footage from Sooyong Park, who lived in the forest for over 5 years filming the tigers. Park recognized individual tigers and families.

20. Nature (1982– )
Episode: The White Lions (2012)

TV-G | Documentary, Family

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Star: Toby Leonard Moore

Votes: 18

21. Nature (1982– )
Episode: The Vanishing Lions (2006)

Documentary, Family

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Star: Peter Coyote

Votes: 9

22. White Lion (2010)

PG | 88 min | Drama, Family

According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been years since one has been seen in their remote African valley. When a white lion is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Swan | Stars: Jamie Bartlett, John Kani, Thabo Malema, A.J. van der Merwe

Votes: 847

White lion, from cub to adult in South Africa. Springtime in South Africa, green and lush.

23. Duma (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

82 Metascore

An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Alex Michaeletos, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Mary Makhatho

Votes: 7,445 | Gross: $0.86M

filmed in Botswana, South Africa

24. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
Episode: Science of Cats (2008)

49 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Dana Kemp | Star: Peter Coyote

Votes: 20

History of cats, from wild to domestic. Where cats were domesticated. Visits to Egypt. Part of National Geographic Classic: Cats and Dogs, 3 DVD set.

25. The Secret Life of Cats (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

The Secret Life of Cats takes a whimsical but tough look at the darker side of our feline companions and their impact on wildlife throughout the world. From the county parks of Miami to the... See full summary »

Director: Allison Argo | Star: Allison Argo

Votes: 51

Cats abandoned. Hunting cats. Wildlife killed by cats. New Zealand feral cats. Australia and feral cats. Part of National Geographic Classic: Cats and Dogs. 3 DVD set.

26. When the Cat's Away (1996)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Garance Clavel, Zinedine Soualem, Renée Le Calm, Olivier Py

Votes: 3,094 | Gross: $1.65M

Chloe and her cat Gris Gris in a neighborhood in Paris.

27. The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Family

Thomasina the cat brings a family together, through her mysterious death and reappearance.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Laurence Naismith, Jean Anderson

Votes: 2,012

A cat in rural Scotland. Filmed in Inverary, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

28. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 15,698

Red, the cat. And Red, the dog. In Australia.

29. Harry and Tonto (1974)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

Votes: 4,718

A cat on a journey. Filmed in Illinois, California, Sedona -Arizona, Las Vegas.

30. The Cats of Mirikitani (2006)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Documentary about red-beret-ed Jimmy Mirikitani, a feisty painter working and living on the street, near the World Trade Center, when 9/11 devastates the neighborhood. A nearby film editor,... See full summary »

Director: Linda Hattendorf | Stars: Linda Hattendorf, Jimmy Mirikitani

Votes: 710

Mirikitani, born in California, educated in Hiroshima. Drawings of cats. Mirikitani moves in with the film Director, Linda, and befriends Linda's cat, a tortoise shell.

31. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

91 Metascore

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett

Votes: 52,025

A leopard.

32. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

An exploration of the careers of four unrelated professionals: a lion tamer, a robotics expert, a topiary gardener, and a naked mole rat specialist.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Dave Hoover, George Mendonça, Rodney Brooks, Raymond A. Mendez

Votes: 3,471 | Gross: $0.83M

Lion tamer, retired.

33. Cat Dancers (2007)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

The story of the Cat Dancers, one of the world's first exotic tiger entertainment acts, and the tragic accidents that brought their tale to an end.

Director: Harris Fishman | Stars: Joy Holiday, Ron Holiday, Chuck Lizza

Votes: 266

Lions, tigers, leopards performing. A visit to Amazing Exotics, a ranch in Florida. Shown at the ranch are chimpanzees, ostriches, giraffes, cats. Advisory, disturbing film.

34. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 154,881

35. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 548,958 | Gross: $124.99M

A Bengal tiger on an ocean voyage.

36. Kimba, the White Lion (1966)

75 min | Animation, Drama

The story of a white lion cub growing to become the king of the jungle. The movie is an edited version of the 1965 Japanese television series of the same name based on the eponymous 1950s manga.

Director: Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Toshiko Yokota, Hajime Akashi, Hisashi Katsuda, Kinto Tamura

Votes: 56

White lion and African wildlife community. Japanese anime.

37. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

80 Metascore

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 182,944 | Gross: $75.29M

A dark grey cat and a girl.

38. The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)

PG | 109 min | Drama

The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck "oil man", Mr. Cox (Robert Duvall), finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he ... See full summary »

Director: James Keach | Stars: Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Frances Fisher, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 679 | Gross: $0.10M

A cat and his buddy, Texas.

39. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 198,060 | Gross: $2.12M

A house with a lot of cats.

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