Having animals as co-stars is always an interesting concept, although a lot of the times it’s more of a gimmick than an actual improvement to the movie’s overall quality.
This goes back all the way to the movie Rescued by Rover by Cecil Milton Hepworth. He created his masterpiece back in 1905, having started a brand-new subgenre that no one had even considered before altogether.
Ever since then, more and more movies starring furry and non-furry trained animals have appeared in the midst. While some of them are great, such as Babe for example, some of them had to be Dunston Checks In.
All jokes aside, if you do happen to have a fascination for a certain animal, chances are that there is at least a movie out there that stars the animal.
You may be thinking to yourself, “there’s no way they actually had this animal”, but just so you know, common sense isn’t exactly known to be a prevalent feature of Hollywood executives.
Just look at the movie “Roar” that was released back in 1981. In this film they actually attempted to use real wild animals including lions and elephants and almost every member of the production ended up the hospital by the time they got the final product.
So, now that we’ve got your attention, we believe that it’s about time we got to the meat of the article, the subniche that you’re really here for: guinea pig movies.
That’s right, there are more than a handful of guinea pig films for you to watch, and for today we decided to give you a brief rundown of the best films we could think of.
They are in no particular order either, while we do have our personal preferences what matters here is that you find a movie that resonates with you.
So, take a gander at this list and if you find something that strikes your fancy, definitely be sure to check it out:
If you’re on the lookout for a brand-new animated family flick, this may be the option for you. G-Force was released back in 2006, and it centers around a team of secret agent animals that have been training specifically to fight crime and save the world from imminent destruction.
They need to use their wits and the plethora of gadgets that they have at their disposal in order to take down any evildoers around.
The main antagonist of the film is an evil billionaire (why of course it is) that tries to take over the world (who would have guessed) with his army of household appliances (alright, we didn’t expect that).
The team is made up of six fighter animals, with Darwin being the leader, Blaster being the weapons expert, Juarez being the martial artist, Mole being the gadgeteer and Speckles being the computer scientist.
Each of the members are assigned a role before every mission, and they will do their best to take down the evildoers using the gadgets that they get as well as their skills and wits.
2. The Secret Life of Pets
Going back to the cutesy stuff we have the Secret Life of Pets, a 2016 animated flick that revolves around the secret lives of the animals in your household when you’re not around.
We will not spoil too much of these movies simply because we want you to experience it all by yourself firsthand.
But anyways, what makes this film so great in the first place? Well, it is just a really interesting concept that is approached perfectly by the director, showcasing the life of a fearless Guinea pig by the name of Norman and everything that he does in his spare time.
If you paid attention then chances are that you noticed how we mentioned there being multiple movies as opposed to this being a one-time flick.
That’s because The Secret Life of Pets also got a very promising sequel out, and while it does center around a different character as the lead, Norman does still appear as a supporting character every now and then.
3. The Adventures of Scamper the Penguin
But hey, if you want a good film to watch with your children, there is no better place to get it from than the Walk Disney Feature Animation studio.
They really have mastered the way to create films that children can watch when they’re young and then rewatch continuously as they grow up.
The Adventures of Scamper the Penguin is a perfect example of this, as it centers around a young penguin that ends up being separated from his family early on in the film.
The small and helpless penguin needs to toughen up and make his way across Antarctica to get back with his family, and on his way to the destination he even ends up meeting a guinea pig named Biscuit.
Biscuit is a joy to watch on screen, as he is both adventurous and fearless, always taking on every challenge that comes his way.
He is a loyal friend that will forever strive to help his newfound buddy Scamper. What makes it all the better is the fact that the movie was made by legendary animated director Don Bluth, so you already know that it’s going to be a real tearjerker of a flick that you won’t forget anytime soon.
4. The Secret of NIMH
The Secret of NIMH is the type of film that you watch and you never quite recover from. It is the perfect film to make you cry, yelp, scream and laugh all during its short 88 minute runtime.
The plot of the film is relatively simple to understand too, it simply centers around a group of mice that are trying their hardest to save their farm.
Again, this is the type of film that we don’t want to get too into simply because it’s best to experience it all by yourself.
It’s a masterpiece to say the least, and it even has a group of guinea pigs that show up at one point in the story, working their way towards helping them with their plan.
5. All Creatures Great and Small
This film is the literal definition of “Old but Gold”, as it was released back in 1974, and yet it is still played even to this day to children to help them understand the importance of friendship and camaraderie.
The plot revolves around a vet that moves to the country to start up his own business. As soon as he gets here he starts to befriend a bunch of the local animals that come to say hello to him.
The film is quite beautifully shot and it truly shows just how much can be done with animals in films. Other than that, there isn’t all that much to it, we just thought it was a great feel-good type of a film that you won’t regret watching, especially since there is a guinea pig that shows up at one point in the story.
6. Stuart Little
There is little to this movie that we can say that you don’t know already by now. But, just in case you’re one of the ten people that has never heard of the tale of Stuart Little, here’s what you need to know.
The 1999 live-action film titled “Stuart Little” centers around a mouse that is adopted by an ordinary suburban family.
Throughout the film’s runtime, Stuart ends up befriending a wide cast of animals, including a cat and even a guinea pig that helps him once he gets lost in the city.
It is the perfect family-friendly flick that also has more than a handful of nods to the adults that will have you giggling the whole time.
7. The Bad Guys
But if you’re looking for something a bit more modern, why not go for this comedy film that was released in 2022 instead?
The Bad Guys is an animated film that is based on a New York Times best-seller, and while that is not a guarantee that the film’s quality is up there, you can take our word for it when we tell you that it really is worth checking out.
As you can tell from the promotional clips, the film centers around a criminal team of wild and frisky troublemakers. What makes the film special though is that the cast is made up of a wolf, a snake, a piranha, a shark and of course a tarantula that just love being bad to the bone.
After they get caught though, they decide to try and become model citizens as a means of escaping a lifetime in prison.
In order to achieve their goals, they need to listen to their mentor, a cute and yet very arrogant little Guinea pig known as Professor Rupert Marmalade.
8. Charlotte’s Web
We apologize in advance for the tears that this film will bring you. But trust us when we tell you, it’ll be well worth it by the time you get to the end because the journey really is worth going over and that’s a fact.
But what exactly is it all about? Well, to put it bluntly, the film’s main protagonist is a pig that is sent to be slaughtered.
Luckily, this pig ends up being saved by a group of animals, out of which, you guessed it, one of them is a Guinea pig.
The gang end up going through a lot of trouble and mischief in order to save themselves from being hunted and slaughtered, so it’s definitely not the most family friendly film out there
But it is a very effective tearjerker film that you will absolutely love from start to finish, even though you will definitely hate the director for giving these characters such a hard life in the first place at times.
9. Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania
Was this all just an excuse for us to recommend that you check out Hotel Transylvania? Absolutely. Do we regret our actions? Never.
The Hotel Transylvania series is by far one of the most entertaining set of films that Adam Sandler has ever worked on, and that’s saying a lot considering just how many classics he has under his belt.
But regardless, Transformania is the final film in the series, and it was released back in 2022. It centers around Van Helsion’s brand-new invention which transforms Dracula and everyone else around him into humans, while also transforming Johnny into a monster.
The reason as to why we mentioned the fourth movie alone is because Van Helsing’s pet Guinea pig also turns into a monster, so if you want to see a monstrous Guinea pig definitely check this film out.
Just remember that you will also need to watch the first three if you want to understand the plot and the characters.
We already mentioned Babe once, but can you really blame us? This 1995 live-action film is a classic that pretty much kickstarted more copycats than any other animal related film out there.
Plot wise, it is a pretty simple story as the film centers around Babe the pig. He is taken by a farmer and as he meets up all of his new friends, he has to learn how to adapt otherwise he will be slaughtered.
While that in itself may sound a bit brutal, trust us when we tell you that it is a feel-good flick that you will not regret watching anytime soon.
11. FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Yet another classic, whenever we have to pitch this movie to someone we always just mention the following: Did you ever watch Avatar? Did you wish you could watch the same plot but without the aliens?
All jokes aside, FernGully is another classic that is worth mentioning, as it is well worth checking out if you want to see how much damage you do every time you litter and hurt mother nature.
FernGully follows the story of a group of fairies that all live in a rainforest, safely tucked away from humanity’s destructive grasp.
But, sadly, this won’t last for long as a group of humans end up completely tearing their home apart, demolishing everything in their sight.
In order to save what’s left of the rainforest, these fairies must work together with the animals they meet along the way, including a guinea pig. Will they succeed in their journey? Check the film out for yourself if you want to know.
Ratatouille has one of those crazy plots that makes absolutely no sense, and yet, after you watch the film, it’s impossible to hate on it.
The film’s protagonist is a rat that wishes for nothing more than to become a chef. He works tirelessly as he tries to perfect his craft, but he is never taken seriously because, well, he’s a rat.
Luckily, he ends up showing off his skills to the humans around him and he proves himself as an apt chef. But, will this be enough to satisfy the world’s snobbiest food critic?
13. Gnomeo and Juliet
Going back to the children’s animated flicks we have Gnomeo and Juliet. While definitely nowhere near as prominent as some of the other motion pictures here, it is still a great feel-good type of flick that you should check out if you’re bored.
As the title implies, the film’s main protagonists are Gnomeo and Juliet, a pair of garden gnomes that are deeply in love with one another.
In order to actually be together though they need to work tirelessly alongside an interesting cast of character, including more than a handful of Guinea pigs that will help them achieve their goals.
14. Dr. Dolittle
Dr. Dolittle is the type of a movie that we can watch over and over again, and never grow tired of it. It is in our honest opinion the peak of Eddie Murphy’s career and by far one of the best family films of all time.
The film centers around Dolittle as he finds out that he can speak with animals all of a sudden. Being a vet, he uses this skill in order to help every animal around, and he even ends up befriending a lot of them by the end of the film.
One of these newfound friends is none other than Rodney, a Guinea pig that is just oh so adorable and funny.
He is actually one of the first animals that Dr. Dolittle speaks with after he gets his gift back near the end of the film, and if we’re being honest, he is also one of our favorite parts of the film as he is just so cute and hilarious to watch.
Well, there you have it, these are some of the best movies you can find that center around guinea pigs or at the very least, that have guinea pigs in them. There are plenty more of them for you to check out, but these are by far our personal favorites.
So, if you want to watch a good film with your friends and family, you can always just check out any of the movies here and we can assure you, you won’t regret your choice.
- 1. G-Force
- 2. The Secret Life of Pets
- 3. The Adventures of Scamper the Penguin
- 4. The Secret of NIMH
- 5. All Creatures Great and Small
- 6. Stuart Little
- 7. The Bad Guys
- 8. Charlotte’s Web
- 9. Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania
- 10. Babe
- 11. FernGully: The Last Rainforest
- 12. Ratatouille
- 13. Gnomeo and Juliet
- 14. Dr. Dolittle