Top Ten Outdoor Movies

Rounding Out the Classics: The Bear (1984)

The Bear (1984)

Suffusing his movie with a sense of nature's magnificence, director Jean-Jacques Annaud creates a captivating and unusual story about an orphaned bear cub and his Kodiak protector. What makes the bears' quest to elude their human pursuers such a surprising and fascinating treat is that it's gripping tale of survival contains very little dialogue. Although some might find The Bear a bit "soft-hearted," few films are more successful in giving us a sense of life in the animal world.


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