With the NFL Playoffs a week way from kickoff, EVERYBODY is making lists and stack ranking their favorite “something”. Well, as not to be left behind, Freddie sent the research hounds at FreddieSez out to the internet to find the Sweet 16 of Live Action Movie that feature Animals as the main character in the cast. Over the next few weeks, we will break down the brackets and, hopefully with the help of our readers, pull out a Superbowl of Live Action Animal Movies winner from our bracket just in time to match with the NFL Champion!
Before we introduce our match-ups, lets talk about how we came up with the entries into this contest. FreddieSez went out to IMDb, Google and other expert sources with the knowledge of a films domestic gross take, cast, story line and reviews to create an ultimate list of players for this tournament of titans. We couldn’t fit EVERY movie on our list, so we chose based on a blend of who made the most money, who had the most compelling story, if it was REALLY an animal based film and the decade the film was made. We didn’t see a fair fight in films made pre-1970, so we created a Nostalgia Category so we could rank and discuss them on their own merit as great films in a different era. We may have left off a favorite or two but it wasn’t personal or purposeful, it was just science and time related. We did the best we could with the time and tools we had given the knowledge of the entire library of Animal themed films at hand.
So, without further blathering on about the how, when and why… let’s meet the movies!