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Last Monday, I posted my review of How To Train Your Dragon and We Bought A Zoo, those movies made me eager to write this top 5 post.
Animals are amazing creatures, they can be extremely wild but at the same time they can also be extremely gentle and loveable. I always love animals since I was a kid. I wanted to have a pet since then but the wish finally came true when I adopted my sweet baby turtle, Kame. I had a cat long time ago but he only stayed for 2 months and then we had to give him away. Kame was my first real pet.
I always know that animals, no matter how wild they are can show love toward their human.
Take a look at this video first. I saw the full documentary years ago. No matter how many times I see it, it always brings tears to my eyes…love between human and animals is so beautiful. Christian was bought by the two gentlemen. They raised him till he was too big for their apartment. For his own good, they returned Christian to Africa. A year later, they missed him and went to Africa…and Christian still recognized them.
I wish someone would make a movie out of this beautiful documentary one day.
As for my own experience, no one I know in real life ever believe me when I told them that my turtles can show me that they love me till I show them Kame’s and Kroten’s video. In their eyes, turtles are not smart enough to show compassion…well, think again guys!
Let’s move on to the top 5 movies that showed beautiful relationship between human and animals. This list is not made because of how good the movie is, it is made because of how beautiful the relationship is…there are some spoilers here.
#5 Princess Mononoke
Not only the movie is amazing but it also shows beautiful human-animal relationship. San who was raised by the wolf spirit trusted animals more than people. People tend to destroy each other and the forest. San and her tribe were trying hard to protect the forest. The love that San has for her adopted mother is not an easy thing to forget.
I have reviewed this movie here.
#4 The Rise Of The Planet of The Apes
This quote says it all
Will: (translating Caesar’s signs) Is Caesar a pet?
Will: No. You’re not.
Will: (translating Caesar’s signs) What are you?
Will: I am your father
This is what I wrote in my review
What is amazing about the movie is how animals can show more humanity than human. People, humans, during the revolution of the apes wanted to kill the apes, and yet the apes had no desire to kill them unless they were in threatened position, they only wanted to reach their destination.
#3 Lilo and Stitch
I know that Stitch is not an animal…but Lilo thinks he is one
This movie is the first of all movies about difficult animal to tame that I have ever seen and somehow it leaves better impression that any. If I haven’t seen Lilo and Stitch, I’d probably choose How To Train Your Dragon to be in this spot…but Lilo and Stitch is more memorable for me. Their bond is beautiful. It shows that no matter how wild your pet is, it is still your pet and you can still make it loves you back.
#2 I am Legend
I have been in this man’s situation before. When my parent went to Padang to cure my mom, I was left alone with my two turtles…and I didn’t feel so lonely because I had them. Robert Neville was lucky to have such loyal dog to be by his side when there is no else around. The saddest part of this movie is when he had to kill his dog, Samantha. I couldn’t stop crying at that scene. The memory of his family doesn’t even make me sad.
This is a lovely video made by SamGirl71914
No other movie deserve to be on this spot but HACHIKO… a dog who was patiently waiting for his human to come home even after 9 years of his human’s death.
Based on true story of love and loyalty. Anyone who has pets will relate to this movie and will be touched by it. When the professor died, I didn’t cry at all, but when Hachi died I couldn’t hold my tears.
I saw the Hollywood version even though I actually want to see the Japanese one…but it is too difficult to find. I am glad that The Hollywood version played by Richard Gere is good and stay true to the real legend.
Here is a clip from the Japanese Movie
and here is the saddest part in the US movie (SPOILER)
Note: Each year on April 8, Hachikō’s devotion is honored with a solemn ceremony of remembrance at Tokyo’s Shibuya railroad station. Hundreds of dog lovers often turn out to honor his memory and loyalty. (Read more about Hachiko in Wikipedia)
That is my list of 5 movies with beautiful human-animal relationship. If I miss another movie with this kind of relationship…please share it with me
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