Animal-themed movies now playing in US theaters
‘WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES’
In this sequel to “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the ape community is forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson).
A little girl tries to protect her enormous animal friend, Okja, from a giant corporation in this film from Bong Joon Ho. On Netflix.
On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together–only to discover the truth about himself. In limited release.
Kate Mara stars in the true story of an unbreakable bond between a marine corporal and her military combat dog, Rex. Read the Moviepaws interview with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite.
“Transformers: The Last Knight”
The action franchise adds Freya, formerly “the loneliest dog in the world” as the loyal companion of Anthony Hopkins in the fifth installment of the series. See Freya at the film’s world premiere in London.
“Once Upon a Time in Venice”
In this bullet-ridden action-comedy, Bruce Willis is Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford, who teams up with a local thug (Jason Momoa) to get his beloved dog, Buddy, back. Costars John Goodman, Thomas Middleditch, Famke Janssen, and Kal Penn.
“Born in China”
This documentary from Disneynature follows the adventures of three animal families — pandas, golden monkeys and the elusive snow leopard.
A one-eyed cat is one of the stars of this movie about a young math prodigy with Chris Evans and Jenny Slate. ‘Gifted’: Five Fantastic Cat Facts About the Movie
“The Zookeeper’s Wife” (Read the viewer advisory)
“Kedi” (Read the review)
A documentary about the street cats of Istanbul, Turkey.