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10 Best Movie Pets We Long To See Again And Again

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It’s about time other pets also got their due in the cinema world. In this article, you will not find Tom or Garfield.

We have prepared a list of 10 exciting movie pets that will kindle your memory for sure and make you crave to see them in movies again.


  • Pet master – Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe)
  • Family – Owl
  • Movies – Harry Potter franchise (2001-2010)

There are plenty of funny mystical creatures all crazy Potter fans would die to check out on this list.  Some of them include Nagini, Aragog, and Buckbeak.

Hedwig, the cute snow owl, was gifted to Potter by the famous Hagrid for his eleventh birthday.“Hedwig’s  Theme” is most famous for its subtle and poignant score.

Unfortunately, Hedwig’s film journey comes to an end in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part I,” when the owl does her bit to protect Hagrid and Potter from the Eaters.


  • Pet master – Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston)
  • Family – Ferret
  • Movies – Along Came Polly (2004)

Rodolfo finds a simple way to move around when Polly walks him. In a hilarious scene in ‘Along Came Polly‘, Rodolfo spies on Ruben(Ben Stiller).


  • Pet master – Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson)
  • Family – Falcon
  • Movies – The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Wes Anderson’s script mentions Mordecai as a Falcon. In the movie ‘The Royal Tenenbaums‘, the main protagonist Richie wakes one fine day and decides to give the Mordecai three sardines before setting him free.

Mr. Jingles

  • Pet master – Eduard Delacroix (Michael Jeter)
  • Family – Mouse
  • Movies – The Green Mile (1999)

The mouse with one of the longest lifespan. John Coffey resurrects Mr. Jingles with his supernatural, mysterious healing powers.


  • Pet master – Ken Pile (Michael Palin)
  • Family – Angelfish
  • Movies – A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Wanda is both Ken’s fish name as well as Jamie Lee Curtis’ character name. Otto West (Kevin Kline) swallows the pet fish in a scene in ‘A Fish Called Wanda‘.


  • Pet master – Teri MacDonald (Helen Hunt)
  • Family – Chimpanzee
  • Movies – Project X (1987)

Teri madly loves Virgil, who discovers the truth that he was actually sent to the Base for experimentation.

Willie, the Virgil, is now living at San Antonio’s Primarily Primates Sanctuary.


  • Pet master – Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood)
  • Family – Orangutan
  • Movies –  Every Which Way But Loose(1978)

In this movie, Clint Eastwood works as a driver and Clyde is played by an orangutan named Manis.

Manis did not appear in the movie’s 1980 sequel “Any Which Way You Can.”


  • Pet master – Billy Caster (David Bradley)
  • Family – Falcon
  • Movies – Kes(1969)

Billy, an abused kid, starts to learn falconry and this British drama is adapted from “A Kestrel for a Knave” novel.


  • Pet master – Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn)
  • Family – Leopard
  • Movies – Bringing Up Baby (1938)

The black and white box-office success narrates the story of a young Hepburn and Baby, her leopard and their encounter with a paleontologist( Cary Grant).


  • Pet master – George and Joy Adamson (Bill Travers and Virginia Mckenna)
  • Family – Lion
  • Movies – Born Free (1966)

The British movie talks about a couple who cared for an abandoned lion until she was strong enough to hunt.  After the shooting got over, both Travers and McKenna became animal activists and later founded the “Born Free Foundation.”


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