Before ‘Arthur the King’ hits the screens, watch these 5 movies based on bonds between human and animals


With ‘Arthur the King’ set to hit theatres this Friday, the anticipation for heart-warming tales of human-animal bonds is at an all-time high. There’s something undeniably special about the connection between humans and animals – their loyalty, affection, and undeniable charm never fails to captivate audiences worldwide. Before diving into the heart-warming narrative of ‘Arthur the King,’ let’s take a moment to appreciate the stellar performances of these lovable creatures in these five movies from the past. These films have the power to transport you to different places, providing inspiration along the way.

Eight Below (2006)

Starring the late Paul Walker, ‘Eight Below’ is a film based on the true story of a Japanese expedition carried out in the South Pole in 1958. The plot revolves around the journey of sled dogs finding their way to survive in the cold region of Antarctica, after their owners left them behind due to brutal conditions on their way. The well-trained huskies delivered remarkable performances in the movie, showcasing their skills. This narrative will keep you on the edge of your seat with its twists and turns from beginning to end. ‘Eight Below’ offers a rollercoaster of emotions filled with adventure.

Max (2015)

In “Max,” a military dog who served in Afghanistan finds a new home with a family in Texas after his handler, Kyle, tragically dies. As Max bonds with Kyle’s younger brother, Justin (Josh Wiggins), his military skills are put to the test in unexpected ways, providing audiences with thrilling adventures. However, Max’s strong military instincts cause challenges as he adjusts to civilian life. Despite the struggles, the heart-warming bond between Max and Justin, portrayed by Josh Wiggins, is truly unmissable.

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

Luke Treadaway starrer “A Street Cat Named Bob” narrates the story of a man who, once a drug addict and homeless, experiences a transformation when a cat enters his life to later be named as Bob. Despite his attempts to let the cat go, Bob keeps returning to his apartment. As a result, he becomes deeply attached to Bob and begins to experience positive changes in his life as things start falling into place. This movie beautifully illustrates how a strong bond with an animal can lead to happiness and fulfilment and give a second chance to find yourself.

Dolphin Tale (2011)

The movie “Dolphin Tale” is inspired by the remarkable true story of a courageous dolphin named Winter, who was injured at just 2 months old, and the compassionate people who came together to save her life. Directed by Charles Martin Smith, the film follows the story of a young boy who forms a friendship with the injured dolphin at a therapy center, showcasing how both the boy and the dolphin face challenges and find solace in their friendship. This touching tale is sure to tug at your heartstrings as it captures the story of a resilient dolphin.

Two Brothers (2004)

Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, “Two Brothers” tells the story of two tiger brothers who were separated as cubs and forced to live separate lives. Years later, they are pitted against each other in a fight by an explorer. The movie portrays the challenges animals face in life and how humans often exacerbate these difficulties for their own entertainment. Despite being difficult to watch, the film presents a touching story that pays tribute to tigers and the dangers they encounter in the wild.

And here is the movie that inspired the list

Arthur The King ( 2024)

“Arthur the King” is a story of a strong bond of love and companionship between a human and a dog. Starring Mark Wahlberg as Michael Light and directed by Simon Cellan Jones, the plot takes you on an adventurous ride through the jungle, exploring fun and high-adrenaline activities. The trailer looks promising, assuring full entertainment as it follows a stray dog accompanying the journey of 435 miles. Catch this amazing tale at your nearest PVR INOX to make your weekend even more enjoyable.

~If you are a fan of movies that depict adventure and emotional twists, along with amazing bonds between the animals and humans nurturing the characters and plots, then watch ‘Arthur the King’ at your nearest PVR or INOX~