ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020

Birds in Movies

Bird Movies for Bird Lovers

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Fly Away Home: Anna Paquin plays the daughter of an ornithologist (Jeff Daniels) who teaches wayward geese to go south.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Surf's Up: Shia LeBeouf and a very Dude-like Jeff Bridges are surfing birds in this underrated cartoon.
  3. 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