Mouse Movies (Top Picks At A Glance)
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Whoever said that mice are just pests never watched a good mouse movie! From heartwarming tales of friendship to adventurous journeys through magical lands, there’s something about these tiny creatures that captures our hearts.
So, whether you’re a lover of all things mice or just looking for a fun and entertaining movie to watch, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a list of the best mouse movies of all time, so get ready to be whisked away on a journey of fun, excitement, and plenty of squeaks!
1. Tom & Jerry
Tom & Jerry The Movie Movie Description
When Jerry moves into New York City’s most luxurious hotel on the eve of the high society wedding, he sets off a chain reaction that will rock the foundation of the event. Desperate to keep her reputation intact, the wedding planner has no choice but to hire Tom to get rid of him.
But their age-old rivalry soon spirals out of control and threatens to not only ruin the wedding but also put an end to her career. With time running out, Tom must find a way to keep Jerry away from the venue while still ensuring that the event goes off without a hitch.
2. Flushed Away
Flushed Away Movie Description
In the bustling city of Ratropolis, two unlikely companions find themselves on a journey of a lifetime. An aristocratic rodent has been thrown off course after his luxurious flight back to his London flat has gone awry.
Desperate for help, he befriends a sewer scavenger ready to show him the way. The two must battle their way through enemies, both large and small, in order to survive and make it back home.
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Ratatouille Movie Description
Remy, a determined rat with an undying dream of becoming a renowned chef, bravely ventures to Paris in order to pursue his passion. With the assistance of clumsy garbage boy Linguini, Remy must be slyly creative by using all of his strengths and skills to keep from being detected in the kitchen.
With each dish becoming more and more impressive, Remy proves himself to be a true master of the culinary arts, earning him a seat at the dining table of one of Paris’ most famous food critics. Now with all eyes upon him, will Remy’s meal be good enough to satisfy the critic?
4. The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale Of Despereaux Movie Description
In the faraway kingdom of Dor, sunshine and delicious soup once filled the air with joy. But when an accident befalls the King, leaving him greatly saddened, his people’s joy quickly fades and the soup disappears. Enter Despereaux (Matthew Broderick), a book-loving mouse born into this world determined to bring happiness back to his kingdom.
Despereaux’s friend Princess Pea (Emma Watson) is kidnapped and taken away, so the brave mouse must rise up to save her. With a knight’s noble spirit and a heart of pure gold, Despereaux sets out on an epic quest across Dor – encountering many perilous obstacles – to rescue his friend and restore happiness to the kingdom.
5. Stuart Little
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Stuart Little Movie Description
When the Littles search for a new family member, they stumble across tiny Stuart, a young mouse overflowing with charm and personality. At first, George is unwelcoming of his new brother but Snowbell, the family cat, is even more hostile towards the now unwelcome housemate.
Despite these difficult circumstances, Stuart refuses to give in to Snowbell’s attempts to get rid of him. Instead, he embraces the situation with courage and love, determined to show the Littles that sometimes great things come in small packages.
Fantasia Movie Description
In 1940, Disney set out to revolutionize animation with a bold experiment that would blend classical music and traditional animation.
The project was originally conceived as a way to further Mickey Mouse’s career but soon evolved into a feature film that has remained an iconic work of animation. Fantasia tells the story of a series of musical pieces, brought to life by animated sequences.
7. The Great Mouse Detective
The Great Mouse Detective Movie Description
Tracking the clues and piecing together the puzzles, Basil is determined to find London’s master toymaker who has been mysteriously kidnapped.
He soon discovers his old nemesis, Professor Ratigan, as the culprit, aiming to take over all mousedom. Braving danger and confronting evil forces, Basil is on a mission to rescue the toymaker and bring Ratigan to justice.
8. The Secret of NIMH
The Secret Of NIMH Movie Description
Mrs. Brisby (Elizabeth Hartman), a widowed mouse, is facing a daunting task – she must move her children out of their field home before the farmer plowing the land arrives. With her son ill and unable to leave, Mrs. Brisby turns to nearby rats who have been genetically engineered with heightened intelligence through scientific experimentation.
With the help of Nicodemus (Derek Jacobi), the wise elder rat, Mrs. Brisby is given an unexpected gift that sets her on a quest to save her family.
9. The Rescuers
The Rescuers Movie Description
This organization is dedicated to helping those in need around the world and has come to the aid of Penny (Michelle Stacy), a young orphan girl who has been abducted by the wicked Madame Medusa (Geraldine Page). In order to bring Penny back home, Bernard and Miss Bianca enlist the help of other animal friends and take on a dangerous mission.
10. The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo Movie Description
The Gruffalo’s child is embarking on an exciting new adventure, venturing deep into the dark wood in search of the mythical big bad mouse.
As she journeys through the forest, she encounters a variety of interesting characters, including a sly Snake, an all-knowing Owl, and a cunning Fox.
5 More Mouse Movies (Honorable Mentions)
When it comes to movies about mice, there are a surprising number of great films to choose from. While we’ve already covered some of the very best, there are still several notable mentions that are worth checking out.
From animated classics to live-action adventures, these movies showcase the many ways in which mice can steal the show on the big screen. So if you’re a fan of our top picks, be sure to also check out some of these honorable mentions that deserve recognition for their entertainment value and mouse-themed hijinks.
- Mousehunt (1997)
- An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
- Charlotte’s Web (1973)
- The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
- Willard (2003)