1. Hachikô monogatari (1987)
It’s hard no cry during this film. I feel the tears rising while I’m writing this. The story about the “faithful dog” (the nickname he received from the people working near the station) is truly a tearjerker.
2. Eight Below (2006)
This is a gut wrenching story, like all the other war stories although by showing a horse going through the pains of our human violence and wars, makes our suffering worse.
5. Life of Pi (2012)
3. Marley & Me (2008)
After I’ve seen the movie, I’ve searched for the book and I ended up loving both of them. Too many people abandon their pets when they turn to be different from what the owners have expected. The Grogans did not give up on Marley and Marley never gave up on them. He made their life colorful and wild.
4. War Horse (2011)
I do want to talk more about Richard Parker and his friendship with Pi but I’m aware that doing so, will ruin the movie for the ones who haven’t seen it yet. What I’m going to say is that this picture is one of a kind, imaginative, beautifully directed and filmed. An incredible experience to witness.
6. Big Miracle (2012)
In the late 80’s, a family of three gray whales gets trapped in the Alaskan ice, and a Greenpeace volunteer and a small town news reporter, rallies the entire community to save them. Soon enough, the entire world is covering the whales’s story. Politicians, the coast guard and even the enemy (Russians-for the Americans) get involved in aiding the powerless mammals.
Kindness is the most powerful tool against our many differences as people, countries and beliefs and that’s why this movie is a must see.
7. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Reading the reviews, I realized that not everyone loves Dian Fossey because of her particular personality and character but everyone agrees with her actions. I most certainly am.