Amazing Dog Movies
Almost everyone loves a dog movie, even people who are scared of dogs love to see the majestic animal saving the day and standing up for good. Dog movies are one of the best examples of family movies. These movies also serve as a good source of entertainment and inspiration for young minds and they start loving their pets even more.
Beethoven tops my list because it is a personal favorite and also because the movie contains all the elements of a perfect family flick. The story is about a cute and loving St. Bernard (Beethoven) and how a loving family welcomes the dog into their home. Every actor in the movie has played a significant role but the dog is a show stealer, for sure.
101 Dalmatians, 1996
This is probably the best dog film produced by Disney till date. 101 Dalmatians broke all box office records on it is release and also got universal acclaim. The film stars Glen Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson and two very cute Dalmatians. 101 Dalmatians is one of the most popular family films of all time and it is great fun to watch even today.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale, 2009
Inspired from a true story, this movie is the finest example of a dog's loyalty towards its master. This tear-jerker is based on the life of an incredible dog Hachi and the special relationship the pet shared with its master played by Richard Gere. I certainly won't give out the details on this one. The movie is a must watch and keep some tissues with you at all times.
Marley & Me, 2008
Inspired from the autobiographical book by John Grogan, Marley & Me is a comedy drama film about a mischievous dog and the owners. This movie is filled with the mischief of the dog and it stars Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. The movie is a complete entertainer and is a perfect balance of happy and sad moments.
One of the best animated dog films from Disney, Bolt is a story of a German Shepherd who works on a TV show as a super dog and thinks its powers are for real. Bolt is accidentally shipped to New York from Hollywood and embarks on a mission to reunite with its owner. The movie was a big hit among kids and adults and it also gathered lots of praise from movie critics. Celebrities such as John Travolta and Miley Cyrus have lend their voices for this movie.
Turner and Hooch, 1989
Among the best cop and dog movies, Turner and Hooch stars Tom Hanks as detective Turner who is stuck with a French Mastiff Hooch which is a trouble maker. Turner has to tolerate the dog because the dog is his only hope to crack a murder case. A good example of a man and dog relationship that becomes stronger with time.
List of Dog Movies for Families
This list features various types of dogs in pivotal roles. Dogs have been an integral part of film-making since the birth of cinema and here are some of those remarkable films where animals have shown their extraordinary acting skills.
- Balto, 1995
- A Dog of Flanders, 1999
- Lady and the Tramp, 1955
- The Fox and the Hound, 1981
- Roger Dangerfield, 1991
- All Dogs Go to Heaven, 1989
- Eight Below, 2006
- Iron Will, 1994
- White Fang, 1991
- Big Red, 1962
- Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, 1993
- A Goofy Movie, 1995
- See Spot Run, 2001
- Air Buddies, 2006
- Benji, 1974
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua, 2008
- Cats & Dogs, 2001