Table of content    
  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2023)
  2. Ratatouille (2007)
  3. Stuart Little (1999)
  4. Dumbo (1941)
  5. Cinderella (1950)
  6. Flushed Away (2006)
  7. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  8. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  9. Chicken Run (2000)
  10. Steamboat Willie (1928)
  11. An American Tail (1986)

11 Movies About Rats & Mice That Everyone Loves

In real life, one would scream their lungs out when they see a rodent. They’re infectious, they’re dirty, and they chew your electric cable beyond repair. However, it’s a different case with rats in movies. From the dynamic duo Jaq and Gus in Cinderella to Remy in Ratatouille, these adorable creatures have proven that they are more than just any sewer-dwellers.
Therefore, on no special occasion at all, we are here to bring you the 11 best rodent-related movies that you should definitely check out. And then who knows, you might change your entire opinion about them later.

#1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2023)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2023) Source: IMDb
Aside from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is yet another animated sensation about superheroes in 2023. Of course, the turtles are the main stars of the show, but we can’t simply just forget Master Splinter’s appearance either.
To the turtles, this version of Splinter is more than just a sensei, he’s also more of a father figure, who guides them on their journey with both strictness and love. It’s great to see Splinter having a more prominent role on screen, and the animated movie has done just that.

#2. Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille (2007) Source: IMDb
We often don’t want those pesky rodents near our kitchen, but Remy is an exception. A talented cook who’s the best example of Chef Gusteau’s “Anyone can cook”, Remy has time and time proven again that the best chef can come from anywhere.
To add to his superb resume, Remy even manages to sway the heart of Egom one of the most cynical food critics in France, with his cooking. Easily one of the most decorated rats on the list.

#3. Stuart Little (1999)

Stuart Little (1999) Source: IMDb
Unlike Remy, Stuart is a white mouse who’s widely loved by humans right from the start. However, his journey isn’t that much easier, as he has to earn acceptance from his brother George, the housecat Snowbell, and fights for his life against an evil and overly intelligent Smokey. If you like the movie, you can also check out the second and third parts on Netflix.

#4. Dumbo (1941)

Dumbo (1941)Obviously, the main character of Dumbo is the titular elephant, but Timothy Q. Mouse, one of his trusty friends, sometimes takes the spotlight as well. Besides protecting Dumbo from other elephants and helping him reach new heights, Timothy al Source: IMDb

#5. Cinderella (1950)

Cinderella (1950) Source: IMDb
Another Disney masterpiece, Cinderella, also has a pair of memorable rodents. Jaq and Gus are two adorable goofballs who occasionally steal the show from the main girl with their hilarious antics and dynamic conversations. The duo is so well-loved, they even have their own dedicated arc in the sequel Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True.

#6. Flushed Away (2006)

Flushed Away (2006) Source: IMDb
Starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet, this computer-generated animation by Aardman is a star-studded film with full of hilarity, meme-able moments, and niche references. While the film flopped at the box office, it gained a cult fanbase later on and is rated one of the most underrated animated movies ever.

#7. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Source: IMDb
One of the rare examples of a Disney sequel that far surpassed the original film, The Rescuers Down Under is an underrated gem that is rated very highly by House of Mouse enthusiasts.
The animated movie tells the story of Bernard and Miss Bianca, two agents who work for a secret organization, who embark on a daring mission to the Australian Outback to save a young boy named Cody. Cody has been kidnapped by the ruthless poacher McLeach.

#8. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Source: IMDb
Basil of Baker Street, a brilliant and Sherlock Holmes-inspired mouse, takes center stage in this enchanting mystery adventure, proving that even rodents can be detectives. When the evil Professor Ratigan kidnaps a young toymaker named Olivia Flaversham's father, Basil teams up with Dr. Dawson to solve the case.

#9. Chicken Run (2000)

Chicken Run (2000) Source: IMDb
As the title suggests, the protagonists of this stop-motion sensation are a bunch of poultries. However, all eyes are on these two rodents: Nick and Fletcher. The dynamic duo has contrasting personalities: one is incredibly cynical, while the other keeps doing silly antics and suffers the consequences. They are important characters and allies of the chickens, and will return for a sequel.

#10. Steamboat Willie (1928)

Steamboat Willie (1928) Source: IMDb
Steamboat Willie isn’t really a full-fledged movie, but almost everyone has heard of it. After all, it introduced to us the original model to the beloved Mickey and Minnie of the House of Mouse, and the iconic animation style that has been with us since day one. After all, we can’t just rule out the most iconic character ever in Disney’s history, can we?

#11. An American Tail (1986)

An American Tail (1986) Source: IMDb
This heartwarming animated film tells the story of Fievel Mousekewitz, a young mouse who, along with his family, immigrates to America from Russia to escape persecution. However, during the journey, Fievel is separated from his family and must navigate the bustling streets of New York City on his own.
Fievel then embarks on a quest to reunite with his family, facing both the challenges of a new world and a group of streetwise friends. "An American Tail" is a tale of hope, resilience, and the pursuit of the American dream.
Which other mouse or rodent-related Hollywood films can you think of? Don’t forget to share with us in the comments!
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