Showdown: Top 11 animals in a leading role

The rules for this showdown according to Letterboxd's announcement: "Make a Letterboxd list of your ultimate narrative features starring at least one animal in a leading role (spoken or otherwise). Remember to tag your lists so they are counted in the consensus! showdown:animalfarm"

Honorable Mentions: I did not include Jurassic Park and Jaws because for me they did not feel like the animals play a leading role. In Jurassic Park there are many different dinosaurs. And in Jaws you don't see the shark that often. King Kong is too monsterous to be counted as a normal animal. And Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the galaxy is an alien.

Movies I need to watch again but I think they could have made the list: Watership down, Homeward bound, Beethoven, Felidae, The Bear, Chicken Run, Antz, The Land before Time

The Letterboxd community list:

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  • The Lion King
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Eega
  • Babe
  • Shrek 2
  • Hachi: A Dog's Tale
  • The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • White Dog
  • War Horse
  • The Calamari Wrestler
  • Executive Koala