Mouse movies have been a common phenomenon for some time, most notably because people are intrigued by the possibility of what animals lives would look like if they could talk. Oftentimes, these movies are fun and entertaining, and usually shown from the mouse’s or rat’s point of view. As such, the following 10 mouse movies show some of the best and most entering ones to date.
Top 10 Funny Mouse Movies You Can't Miss
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
First, you have a kind mouse who, rather than eat books, has read them and now wants to experience adventure. Next, you have a rat who has lived an unhappy life and simply wants to escape from the dungeon. Lastly, you have a servant girl with cauliflower ears. All three have their fates intertwined with the life of the castle’s princess. This mouse movie shows that even the smallest can be brave.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
We may not call this one of the mouse movies since the mouse is not the main character. But the mouse, Reepicheep is so cute and lovely that I have to mention it. Returned to the magical land of Narnia hundreds of years after their first visit, the Pevensie children are surprised to be aided by the small heroic mouse, Reepicheep. Excellent with his tiny sword, Reepicheep proves to be an irreplaceable hero throughout the entire film, with several witty lines to show that his small size does little to contain him. In fact, without Reepicheep, this film would not have proven worthy of being labeled as a film adaptation of the novel.
Everyone knows that rats love to eat, but the star of this movie is no ordinary rat. He does not simply chow down on anything in his path, but insists on creating the very best food. He ends up aiding a young boy looking for a job, and the rat’s famous last dish in the movie, a ratatouille, ends up winning over the toughest food critic in France. Full of laughter and fun, Remy the rat easily wins over the audience with his love for cooking and his strong moral center.
Flushed Away (2006)
A rat gets flushed down the toilet when he attempts to rid the penthouse of a sewer rat, only to enter the London sewers himself. Unlike the penthouse lifestyle, the sewers are foreign to the rat Roddy and all he wants is to return home. Sadly, he must first avoid the evil villainous Toad, pay the scavenger rat Rita who assisted him, and hopefully one day return home. If only Roddy had not attempted to drown the other rat, he never would have been in this predicament in the first place.
The Ugly Duckling and Me! (2006)
With a twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale, this mouse movie entertains the viewer by having a streetwise rat with a struggling theater find the egg of an ugly duckling. Recognizing Ugly as a freak, the streetwise rat Ratso decides to use this to his advantage, although not initially for the best of reasons, but other rats appear which may hinder his success. So the end would be…? Why not find out by yourself!
Definitely one of the most entertaining mouse movies to date, “Mousehunt” follows a mouse who is determined to stay at home while two men are determined to get the small mouse out. Through a series of events which cause harm to the two men, the mouse continue outdoes them and remains in the house. Nothing beats a home family movie like watching a mouse outwit humans in this hilarious, entertaining, and superbly fun film.
Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)
Adapted from the classic T.V. show depicting the back and forth life of Tom and Jerry, this popular mouse movie shows the two joining together to help a young girl whose guardian has been exploiting and berating her. After a life of chasing and fighting one another, Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse are finally able to band together for the good of another, but they soon return to their old antics once the girl is reunited with her true guardian.
An American Tail (1986)
Thinking America is a land free of cats, this mouse movie shows several Russian mice who migrate to America. Unfortunately, Fievel is separated from his family along the way and must make his own path once he arrives in the new world. He continues searching for his family while dodging the dangerous cats that still surround him. Fievel is a mouse of courage and hope, a perfect combination to inspire young viewers.
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
A widowed mouse, Mrs. Brisby, eagerly searches for a way to help her ill son Timothy before plowing time arrives. Instead of travelling as she normally does, Mrs. Brisby must ask help from a group of mysterious rats. When she arrives, she learns that her husband was once a part of the secret group known as NIMH, which involved experiments that helped these rats to become smarter. While most of the rats agree to help Mrs. Brisby, there are a few who wish to sabotage the move. A story of desperation, courage, hope and familial love, the mouse movie definitely pulls at one’s heart strings.
The Devil and Daniel Mouse (1978)
Hoping to achieve her dream of maintain stardom, a young mouse folk singer makes a deal with the devil mouse to quickly become a rock star. When she learns the true price, however, she enlists the help of her boyfriend to avoid being damned for eternity. As she becomes more successful, her boyfriend Daniel Mouse is left further behind until the night she obtains her greatest triumph. At this point, the devil mouse returns for his price, only leaving Daniel Mouse to scrounge for a way to save his girlfriend. As one of the most famous mouse movies, it shows the importance of knowing the deal you have set before agreeing to it, and the steep price stardom often comes with.