We love birds, but in the movies we tend to fear them. More bird related movies are horror than comedy, but there is a mixture of both in our bird list. Funny, scary feathered friends: here are the best bird movies of all time:
2 – Surf's Up (2007) excellent animation about Penguins (and a chicken) on a surf spree
3 – The Raven (1963) based on Edgar Allen Poe's tale, starring Vincent Price and Peter Lorre.
4 – Ladyhawke (1985) A beautiful woman becomes a hawk during the day, while her lover becomes a wolf at night. They are cursed to never be in human form together.
5 – Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) impressive animated effects.
6 – The Crow (1994) Brandon Lee's final film
7 – Rio (2011) animation about a blue Macaw looking for love.
8 – Hoot (2006) A flock of kids tries to save an owl's home from destruction.
9 – The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003) documentary about the wild bird of San Francisco.
10 – Chicken Little (2005) animation about “the sky is falling” and alien invasion themes.
11 – Paulie (1998) The talking parrot we love to hate.
12 – The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997) a surreal animated French film about a homeless man who dresses up as a pigeon to trick a lady into feeding him.
13 – Chick Run (2000) Equally bizarre, but funny, animated movie about chickens escaping a farm.
14 – Fly Away Home (1996) a family raises geese and train them to migrate.
15 – Kaw (2007) an attempt at recreating “The Birds” with crows small taking over a small town.
16 – Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2008) another thriller inspired by Hitchcock. Very low-budget.
17 – Birds II: Land's End (1994)
18 – Howard the Duck (1986)
19 – Killing Birds (1998) a bad Italian horror film about zombies and killer birds.
20 – Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead! (2006)
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These are the best (and strangest) bird movies of all time.