10 Great Rat Movies You Might Have Missed

The Rats

Rats are amazing creatures. They can survive under almost any conditions, and their intelligence is much better developed than imagined by the average person. And it is the laboratory rats that people owe for the development of medicine. Nowadays, rats are kept as pets. They even managed to become the stars of the Internet! We have collected for you the most interesting rat movies.

Dangerous rodents with advanced intelligence, clear hierarchy, and frightening masses. They breed with lightning speed, appear unexpectedly, and, in case of danger, can overpower an enemy that is much larger than they are. Few people like rats. And we’re not talking about caged house rats but about huge, toothy monsters from basements and sewers. We have collected movies about different rats, combining them into a list of the best movies about these rodents.

Persecuted by humans and living in perpetual danger, these small animals often find those who can discern a loyal friend and companion behind their unsuitable appearance and stereotypes. And innate survival skills and cunning help rats find a way out even in the most difficult situations.

10. Rats (TV) (2002)

Another one of the rat movies:

In the largest department store in the city, there was a very unpleasant incident: one of the visitors in the fitting room was bitten by a rat. The store management, fearing that journalists would find out about the incident, instructed the manager, Susan Costello, to hire an experienced rat hunter to solve the problem. Upon taking the job, Jack Carver discovered that the department store had been attacked by mutant rats that had escaped from the lab. Soon, having multiplied, the hordes of rats begin to attack the city’s residents.

Genre: horror, sci-fi, thriller

Premiere (World): September 17, 2002

Country: USA

Kinopoisk rating: 5.019 (241)

IMDB Rating: 4.90 (1640)

Starring Medken Amick, Vincent Spano, Sean Michael Howard, Davey Chase, David Hair-Fonteno, Sheila McCarthy, Elise Mulcurry, Joe Ping, Catherine Winslow, and Aron Tager.

9. Rats in Paris (2006)

Here’s another one of the rat movies:

A strike by Parisian garbage men plunges the capital into chaos, with mountains of garbage in the streets and rats everywhere. Laurence Renoux, a doctor in one of the city’s hospitals, is confronted with a new disease and soon concludes that there is a connection between a deadly virus affecting more and more people and the rampant growth of the mutant rat population. The situation develops rapidly. Already Laurence’s own daughter is joining the ranks of the victims of the incurable disease. Laurence desperately searches for a way out.

Rats in Paris (TV) / Alerte à Paris! (2006)

Genre: thriller

Premiere (World): February 3, 2006

Country: France

Kinopoisk rating: 0.000 ()

IMDB Rating: 5.00 (90)

Starring Claire Borotra, Thierry Neuwik, Clara Le Corre, Philippe Maurier-Genoux, Saida Javad, David Brécourt, Aladeen Reibel, Jean-Yves Chilo, Albert Goldberg, Isabelle Abiag

8. Pied Piper (1997)

The modest charm of a bourgeois family is shattered when a lab rat, given to the children by the head of the household, appears in the house. Communicating with the animal destroys the harmony of the household, giving birth to vice in the soul. The son becomes a homosexual, the daughter has sadomasochistic tendencies, complete with suicidal syndrome, the mother wakes up the Elektra complex, and only the father remains a bystander observer of what is happening. But the powerful energy of the small “harmless” animal touches him as well.

Pied Piper / Sitcom (1997)

Genre: thriller, drama, comedy

Premiere (World): May 27, 1998

Country: France

Kinopoisk rating: 6.98 (2964)

IMDB Rating: 6.70 (3796)

Starring Evelyne Dandry, François Martoret, Marina de Van, Adrien de Van, Stéphane Rido, Lucia Sanchez, Jules-Emmanuel Eyum Daidot, Jean Doucet, Sébastien Charles, Vincent Viseau

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7. Ninja Turtles (2014)

Another one of the rat movies:

The city needs heroes. Darkness has enveloped New York City in the form of Shredder and his sinister Foot Clan, who have an iron grip on everyone from cops to politicians. The future appears grim until the Ninja Turtles, a quartet of misfit brothers, emerge from the sewers and proclaim their mission. In order to save the city and foil Shredder’s evil scheme, the Turtles must team up with brave reporter April and her caustic cameraman Vern Fenwick.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Genre: fantasy, action, comedy, adventure

Budget: $125,000,000

Premiere (World): August 3, 2014

Premiere (RF): August 7, 2014, Central Partnership 3D

Country: USA

Kinopoisk rating: 6.197 (68203)

IMDB Rating: 5.90 (165 690)

Starring Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Megan Fox, Noel Fisher, Alan Richson, Pete Plojek, Johnny Knoxville, Danny Woodburn, Jeremy Howard, Tony Shalub

6. Andromeda Virus (mini-series) (2008)

Here’s another one of the rat movies:

An American satellite crashes near a town in Utah, unleashing a deadly virus that kills all but two of the townspeople – a child and an old man. While the military tries to isolate the disaster area, a team of top scientists in an underground laboratory tries to solve the mystery of the deadly alien virus, which has been codenamed, Andromeda. They have only a few days left to save the world. The countdown has begun.

Andromeda Virus (mini-series) / The Andromeda Strain (2008)

Genre: science fiction, thriller, melodrama

Budget: $15,000,000

Premiere (World): May 26, 2008

Country: USA

Kinopoisk rating: 6.71 (2869)

IMDB Rating: 6.20 (12,057)

Starring Benjamin Brett, Eric McCormack, Krista Miller, Daniel Dae Kim, Viola Davis, Andre Braugher, Rick Schroder, Barry Flatman, Ted Whittell, and Ted Atherton.

5. Remember Everything (1990)

The life of Doug Quaid, a simple working man, is boring and monotonous. That is why, in order to amuse himself somehow, he decides to use the services of a certain company which, for a certain fee, sends impulses into his brain, creating the illusion that he is another person living a different and interesting life. Everything would be fine, but after a session, Doug is absolutely impossible to understand who he really is – a simple worker or a commando, mastering all kinds of weapons and martial arts. He is feared, and they want to kill him.

Total Recall (1990)

Genre: science fiction, action

Budget: $65,000,000

Premiere (World): June 1, 1990

Country: USA

Kinopoisk rating: 7.643 (65559)

IMDB Rating: 7.50 (238,089)

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Ronnie Cox, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell, Mel Johnson Jr.

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4. Flush (2006)

Another one of the rat movies:

Roddy is a privileged rat living the life of a beloved pet in an upscale penthouse. One day, a clogged sink “spits out” a sewer rat named Sid, who is fond of the luxury apartment, into the apartment. To get rid of the annoying guest, Roddy decides to flush him down the toilet, but the sewer inhabitant is not as simple as he seems, and eventually, Roddy himself ends up in the toilet. Once in the sewer, he has to get used to a completely new, unfamiliar life.

Flushed Away (2006)

Genre: cartoon, comedy, adventure, family

Budget: $149,000,000

Premiere (world): October 22, 2006,

Premiere (Russian Federation): November 2, 2006, “UIP”

Countries: United Kingdom, United States

Kinopoisk rating: 6.89 (28756)

IMDB Rating: 6.70 (83,845)

Starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Bill Nye, Andy Serkis, Shane Ritchie, Kathy Burke, David Souché, Miriam Margulies

3. Interview with a Vampire (1994)

Here’s another one of the rat movies:

Louis, a young aristocrat, loses his wife and child, after which he loses all desire to live. Soon Louis meets the real vampire Lestat, who turns him into his own kind. But for a long time, Louis cannot bring himself to kill, so he feeds on the blood of rats. Lestat takes them on his journey, and one day they arrive in New Orleans, where the plague is rife. Louis has a breakdown and drinks the blood of a sick girl, Claudia, whom Lestat saves by turning into a vampire. Now the three of them continue their journey as a threesome.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

Genre: horror, fantasy, drama

Budget: $60,000,000

Premiere (World): November 9, 1994

Country: USA

Kinopoisk rating: 7.979 (127037)

IMDB Rating: 7.60 (238,538)

Starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Virginia McCollum, John McConnell, Mike Seelig, and Bellina Logan.

2. Dungeon Masters (2003)

Only a select few know about the Brookdale Institute, where the most famous drug addicts and crazies are treated in strict secrecy. Brave journalist Jennifer manages to penetrate its walls, but, hunting for scandalous facts, she does not realize that her reportage will be written in blood. As she unearths shocking details about life at the clinic, she soon learns that Brookdale is inundated with sentient killer rats who have declared a manhunt. The number of helpless victims is growing, and no one seems to be able to stop the bacchanalia.

Dungeon Master / Rats (2003)

Genre: horror, sci-fi, thriller

Premiere (World): January 15, 2003

Country: USA

Kinopoisk rating: 3.798 (189)

IMDB Rating: 3.40 (852)

Starring Sarah Downing, Amy Parks, Bailey Chase, Michael Zelnicker, Sean Cullen, Michael Hagerty, Tarry Markell, Ron Perlman, Patrick Dreikausse, and Eileen Grubba.

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1.  Ratatouille, 2007

A cartoon that takes us back to the days when Pixar was still making only one-of-a-kind masterpieces. And even against that backdrop, Ratatouille was no mere mundane production. A rousing cartoon about a great chef in the body of a tiny street rat.

Remy, the rat, has a unique taste. He is willing to risk his life to watch his favorite cooking show and get some condiments or just a fresh product. Remy lives with his kinsmen, who do not understand him and do not accept his passion for cooking. When Remy accidentally finds himself in the kitchen of a fancy restaurant, he decides to take his chance and put his skills to the test.


Directed by Brad Bird and Ian Pinkawa

Premiere date: June 29, 2007 (USA)

Director: Brad Bird

Box office: $623.7 million

Distribution: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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Interesting facts about rats:

  • Rats as a species appeared long before humans.
  • Rats are extremely gregarious animals and never live alone.
  • They can be trained just as well as cats and dogs if desired. Rats are very intelligent and intelligent creatures.
  • The average lifespan of a rat is about two years.
  • If necessary, a rat can cover a distance of up to fifty kilometers daily.
  • Rats constantly communicate with each other through ultrasound.
  • The rat’s heart beats at a frequency of three hundred to five hundred beats per minute.
  • It is estimated that there are twice as many rats on earth as there are people.
  • Rats’ teeth grow throughout their lives.
  • In a year, one rat eats about a dozen kilograms of food.
  • Rats have an excellent sense of smell, which allows them to smell even minimal concentrations of poison in food.
  • Rats are susceptible to stress and mental turmoil to the point that it can be fatal.
  • Rats can be ticklish and can laugh when tickled.
  • These rodents, like humans, can dream.
  • An inexplicable fact is that rats smell danger and leave dangerous areas en masse.
  • In the wild, rats live in colonies. One colony can contain up to two thousand individuals.
  • Rats have a very well-developed memory. Blindfolded lab rats successfully traverse previously traversed mazes by memory.
  • In as little as 1/50th of a second, the rat can recognize an odor and locate its source.
  • Rats can chew holes in concrete and iron.
  • Rats can adapt to the most difficult living conditions and can be found even in abandoned research stations in Antarctica.
  • In some countries, these rodents are consumed as food.
  • Rats never go hungry – they have an excellent sense of satiety.
  • Female rats can give birth to up to a hundred pups a year.
  • In Ireland, wild rats caused the complete disappearance of the population of marsh frogs – rats ate them.
  • A pack of wild rats is quite capable of attacking prey that exceeds their size tenfold, such as dogs.
  • Rats are able to jump to a height of up to two meters.
  • There is a Temple of Rats in India – Karni Mata. Several tens of thousands of these rodents live there.
  • Rats can go longer without water than camels.
  • They are excellent swimmers and can dive. The official record is 29 kilometers, which the rat swam without a break. The rat can swim for up to three days, demonstrating wonders of endurance.
  • Contrary to popular belief, these animals are very clean. The only body part they rarely clean on their own is the scaly tail.
  • Rats do not carry the disease – it is done by fleas and other small parasites in their fur.
  • They, like humans, know how to laugh. In their own way, of course.
  • The rat can travel up to fifty kilometers in a day.
  • Like other rodents, rats’ teeth grow throughout their lives, so they have to be ground.
  • Rats communicate by beeping, and, by the way, they understand each other very well. But more often, they communicate with each other with an ultrasonic throat whistle, which the human ear is unable to hear.
  • It only takes a tiny fraction of a second for the rat to determine the direction of the source of the detected odor.
  • India’s Karni Mata rat temple is home to more than 20,000 rats.
  • About two hundred thousand years ago, the very first Homo sapiens were able to settle on earth, but rats had already existed for 48 million years by this time! There are suggestions that they were involved in the extinction of the dinosaurs. This assumption is justified by the peculiarity of rats eating eggs, the future offspring of dinosaurs.
  • The number of rats in megacities is equal to the number of people. And on the whole planet, the number of rat individuals compared to the population is twice as high.
  • A well-developed sense of smell helps the rat to distinguish healthy food from poisoned food, even if it contains very small concentrations of poison. That is why rat extermination is such a labor-intensive task.
  • In some nations, people revered these animals for their bright intelligence and cleverness back in the old days.
  • If a rat can pass a labyrinth once, the next time, it will be able to pass it even blindfolded.
  • They can fit through holes four times their diameter.
  • They survive and remain in one piece after falling from a great height.
  • The most difficult conditions do not hinder the rat; you can come across it even in abandoned stations in the Arctic and Antarctica.
  • Unfortunately, the rat is dangerous to humans in that it carries dangerous infectious diseases – about 20 of them fatal.
  • Rats cannot tolerate the sound of a working fan.


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