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Favorite Big Cat Films
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Director: Phil Karlson
Starring: Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston Foster, Forrest Tucker and Skip Homeier
A city boy arrives in his late mother's birthplace to discover the locals have been pestered by drought, old fights and a cougar. He turns out to be pivotal in all of these.
Born Free (1966)
Directors: Tom McGowan and James Hill
Based on the book by Joy Adamson
Starring: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen and Peter Lukoye
Joy Adamson and her husband, Kenya game warden George Adamson, raise Elsa, a lion cub. When Elsa approaches maturity, Joy determines she must re-educate Elsa to living in the wild so that the lioness can return to a free life.
Burning Bright (2010) (2012)
Director: Carlos Brooks
Starring: Briana Evigan, Charlie Tahan, Garret Dillahunt, Peggy Sheffield, Mary Rachel Dudley and Tom Nowicki
A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.
Director: Andrew Marton
Starring: Marshall Thompson, Betsy Drake, Richard Haydn and Cheryl Miller
When a native village is apparently terrorized by a lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the lion has a unique problem, it has double vision due to the fact that it is cross eyed and therefore cannot hunt.
The lion is taken back to the study center and is soon adopted by the vet's daughter. Meanwhile, a dangerous criminal is planning to capture young gorillas and sell them on the black market...
Director: Carroll Ballard
Starring: Alex Michaeletos, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis and Eamonn Walker
An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Director: Jack Hannah
Starring (voices): Sterling Holloway and June Foray
Mr Stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back so Lambert is raised as a sheep but he just doesn't fit in. He grows up cowardly until the day his mother is chased by a wolf.
Life of Pi (2012)
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Tabu
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.
The Lion King (1994)
Directors: Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff
Starring (voices): Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Robert Guillame, Rowan Atkinson, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Moira Kelly, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Niketa Calame
A young lion prince is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill his older brother King Mufasa and Prince Simba, thus making himself King. The King is killed and Simba is led to believe by Scar that it was his fault, and so flees the kingdom in shame.
Director: Jack Couffer
Based on the book by Joy Adamson
Starring: Nigel Davenport, Susan Hampshire, Geoffrey Keen and Peter Lukoye
Sequel to 'Born Free'. When Elsa's three mischievious cubs begin wreaking havok on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve.
Two Brothers (2004) (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Starring: Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu and Oanh Nguyen
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.
A list of my favorite films about lions, tigers, cheetahs, cougars etc.
Listed in alphabetical order.
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