Birds in Movies
Bird Movies for Bird Lovers
- Winged Migration: In this soaring combination of a nature doc and a travelogue, the filmmakers earn the trust of young birds then fly beside them on camera-equipped gliders as they circled the globe.
- The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: In this urban bird watching document, a homeless musician in San Francisco befriends a flock of colorful castaways--and embodies the saint for whom the city is named.
- March of the Penguins: One of the most successful non-fiction films of all time is also one of the most poignant, as the mating and child-rearing rituals of emperor penguins teach humans a lesson in loyalty.
- Fly Away Home: Anna Paquin plays the daughter of an ornithologist (Jeff Daniels) who teaches wayward geese to go south.
- A Dispatch from Reuters: The little-known link between birds and journalism is dramatized in this true story about the German entrepreneur (Edward G. Robinson) who hatched the idea of using pigeons to deliver news.
- The Real Macaw: A fun film from Australia, "The Real Macaw" tells the tale of Mac, a 149 year old Blue and Gold Macaw, and his "sidekick", a boy named Sam. A great movie for both young and old, this film is lighthearted and entertaining.
- Paulie: A sweet film about a Blue Crowned Conure that gets seperated from his owner, a little girl named Marie, and goes on a big adventure to find his way home. Great for bird lovers of all ages!
- The Big Year: In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different species of birds as possible in a calendar year. Three men pursue the Birder of the Year title. They criss-cross the U.S. (including a trip to Alaska's westernmost island), follow migration patterns, and head for storms that force birds to ground.
Animation Movies on birds
- Rio: The best scenes in this colorful cartoon about a domesticated macaw (Jesse Eisenberg) who breaks loose in Brazil with a high-flying female (Anne Hathaway) mimic the choreography of a 1930s Busby Berkeley musical.
- Surf's Up: Shia LeBeouf and a very Dude-like Jeff Bridges are surfing birds in this underrated cartoon.
- Happy Feet: Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce