There’s a saying in Hollywood that you should never work with dogs or kids. But the reality is that plenty of movies star both animals and kids. And not all movies featuring an animal are warm and cuddly. Plenty of horror movies feature animals that have turned on their master, are possessed or, in some cases, out for revenge. The creativity of screenwriters seems to know no ends when it comes to interesting ways of employing animals in movies. So here we look at 10 of the very best movies, to date, starring some type of animal.
10. The Edge (1997)
This action adventure movie stars Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin as two men trapped in the Canadian wilderness after their plane crashes and must survive a grizzly bear that relentlessly pursues them with the intention of having them for dinner. The bear is the focal point of the movie, as Hopkins and Baldwin realize that they cannot just out run the bear but must confront and kill it if they are to survive. With a sharp screenplay written by David Mamet, The Edge is surprising and effective in the way it shows man reduced to his most primal form and what he must do to survive in situations when he is not at the top of the food chain. The scenes with the bear are totally believable. A movie worth watching.