You are posting comments too quickly. | He’s wild and can be territorial and mean, but somehow, he bonds with an unsuspecting boy, Jack Conroy. | | Another Our Gang, this features Matthew Beard (aka Stymie) and a very young Spanky McFarland as a duo of hungry street urchins whose only friend is their dog, played by Pete the Pup. Stars: It looks as though you’ve already said that. William Wellman said this was his favorite out of all his many famous films. | | The huskies in this film manage to hold the screen very well with no humans around--the scenes involving humans only are, to my mind, less convincing, but it's still a good cast, and a good story--that makes again the important point that if dogs are willing to risk everything for us, we owe them the same favor in return. Jeff York, Votes: The dog becomes the son's companion and protector, helping him adapt to rural life. Mare Winningham, Stars: Just saw this recently, having read the book by J.R. Ackerley years before--and was struck by how perfectly the animators, a married couple who work out of their home in Pennsylvania, captured the story of an Englishman who finds himself falling in love with his Alsatian (German Shepherd), as she teaches him about the depths of a canine heart--and becomes the perfect friend he had yearned for all his long lonely life. While not unsuitable for children, it's important to talk to them about how racial attitudes were different back then--but the Our Gang films were almost unique in this period for showing white and black children interacting as equals--and as friends. | John Drainie, | 20 min Have you ever wondered what dogs (and all pets, really) do when we’re not home to watch them lick themselves? A perhaps needed corrective to all this canine iconography, this is another Chuck Jones cartoon--about a dog who is truly almost human--and that's not a good thing. Grab the Tissues for Our 30 Favorite Dog Movies, —the original animated film and the 2019 live-action remake—. The first movie I know of to show audiences the cruelty of dog-fighting. If you are a dog parent, Eight Below should be required reading. A detective must adopt a rambunctious dog in order to help him find a killer. Director: Not Rated Have not seen that, but I will someday. Incorrect email or username/password combination. Chuck Jones I also have a soft spot for the strikingly similar K9, starring Jim Belushi and a German Shepherd (who contrary to popular myth, was not killed in the line of duty as a police dog; that was actually the dog from a TV pilot based on the film). 7 min And then open your heart to a new dog. Director: Stars: Larry Roberts, | Gross: Still, 1930's Hollywood at its best. From classic and old fashioned dog names like Lady to mythology inspired names such as Apollo, this list has a wide variety to choose from. 80 min Edmund Gwenn, | | Stars: Comedy, Drama, Family. (The only thing arguably worse is Dobby’s death.). Babe Ruth. Slow down. Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher. | Sandra Scott. G This Time of Year, It's Actually Totally Okay To "Give Up"—Here Are 75 of the Best Lent Quotes! | Gross: Stars: Stars: Approved Donald Crisp, Julie Parrish, The gang decides to enter their animals in a local pet show. Sorry, comments are currently closed. Based on a true story, Marley & Me is the classic tale of bringing a puppy into your family for the first time. This is actually a son of the first Petey, and a great dog in his own right, though his dad was the better comedian. | PG Harold Lloyd, | Bob Peterson | June Marlowe. —a German Shepherd found in France during World War I. After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them. Sherwood Bailey, [IHD_Articl_Above]It’s always tough to pick a good movie to watch at home, because there are so many great options! On first appearances, a movie … Director: Tragically, he has to leave behind his eight sled dogs until he can come back for them. During the Klondike Gold Rush, a traveler purchases a dog to lead the way toward the treasure, but reconsiders his journey when he finds a jilted married woman. Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival. Most recently though is the 2020 version, in which Harrison Ford stars alongside his four-legged co-star. Godfrey Cambridge, Votes: Old Yeller is among the most well-known classic dog movies, telling the story of a boy and his dog. Stars: Charlie Dog tries everything to get Porky to take him in and he finally does. The gang tries to save Petey from the dogcatcher. Whether you're looking for an animated family film or a heartwarming story of the magic of the season, there's … Kindness? $2.08M. You must love dogs! Max was once a working war dog, but after the tragic loss of his handler, he finds new love and new life with another family. Robert Coogan, Lew Ayres, Directors: The Secret Life of Pets (and its sequel!) is a 2003 science fiction comedy film directed by John Hoffman, based on the book Dogs from Outer Space by Zeke Richardson; Hoffman and Richardson collaborated on the screen story, while … This part-wolf, part-dog named White Fang isn’t your standard, trained pup. Chuck Jones, If you’ve watched any of these 30 favorite dog movies, then you have been fur-ever changed by these timeless stories of the love of a dog. 76 min It stars Richard Gere who develops an unbreakable bond with his dog.The film tells the story of the dog, Hachi, who meets his owner at the train station where he leaves and arrives from work every day. Bill Thompson, Votes: | A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. Sidney Poitier. | Gross: You seem to be logged out. Too Doggone Cute! A determined little pooch defies all odds, traversing hundreds of miles to find her way back to her owner in the Colorado wilderness. Noel M. Smith William A. Wellman You seem to be logged out. Furthermore the dog should've played in the hockey game, i believe he would've done great and not gotten injured to carry the movie out for another 10-20 minutes. It looks like a kid's movie, and it really truly is not--it's a hard-boiled heist movie, about some dangerous crooks who try to use Doberman Pinschers to rob a bank. | Jason Biggs, Will they survive? I avoid watching pets’ movies because they always make me emotional. Another dog-related classic, The Adventures of Milo and Otis follows one of the first-ever unlikely pairings—a pug and a cat—as they are separated and try to find their way back to each other. King Vidor | 1,565 Not technically a film about dogs, dogs still play a very funny and important role in this tour de force by Pixar. | But it tears at your heart in a sweet way, as you watch a poor boy of the southern swamps fall in love with a lost Basenji, train her to be a great bird dog, and then be faced with a horrible decision when he realizes she doesn't legally belong to him. Hachi is based on the real-life story of a faithful Akita Inu in Japan and a remake of the 1987 Japanese film Hachiko Monogatari. The Pooch … And remember them. To help you out I’ve put together a list of 500 popular dog names. 94 min | But Hooch’s drooling problem might just be their biggest obstacle. Moon Bloodgood, Votes: A bull terrier tells his life story, from the streets of the Bowery to a life of luxury. Never had the chance to see the original black and white film, which I believe is much closer to James Street's book, but this is a good movie in its own right, with a great opening sequence, and a terrific cast. Dogs can change you; this movie is proof. Stars: An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog. Watch the official 'You're A Good Dog' clip for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, an action movie starring Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry. 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. | Set in 1890s Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush, this outdoorsy duo must rely on each other to survive. My favorite dog movie has to be ‘Marley and me,’ and I believe it’s the best dog movie ever. Lina Gennari, Jeff Richards, Carlo Battisti, Inspiration. | 7 min Robert F. McGowan | Gross: Jarma Lewis, Only film I know of about an English Bull Terrier--though going by the accent we hear in his voiceover narration, this one is pure Yank. Well, now you do. Together, they learn about never-ending friendship and Winn-Dixie helps India Opal deal with some of the hardships of her childhood as she comes of age. Some dogs aren’t built for just chasing tennis balls. PG Stars: | Gross: The Top 25 Dog Movies 25 BEETHOVEN (1992). The Little Tramp adopts a dog--or is it the other way around? Dorothy McGuire, —Disney made the film way back when in 1957—but at its core are truths about unlikely friendships that we all can still relate to. A classic family comedy by director Brian Levant ( The Flintstones) and starring Charles Grodin and... 24 TURNER & HOOCH (1989). Charles Farrell, Before you adopt any pup, however, it's always a good idea to … Empty comment. Reginald VelJohnson, Votes: | Bea Benaderet, | Nanette, After a couple pranks the dog pound ends up picking up Porky and not the dog. We divided them into 40 dog names and 20 cat … Drama, Comedy. Though most of Chuck Jones' cartoon curs were scoundrels at heart, this one features a bulldog who tries to be all gruff and fierce, but whose heart melts when he meets a little stray kitten, whom he tries to hide from his mistress. A bulldog, Himalayan cat, and a Golden Retriever find themselves trekking through the Sierra Nevada Mountains on their way back home to their family in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. William A. Wellman But if you really love and understand dogs, you'll only smile. One movie that each generation rediscovers, because it tells an important truth--that dogs have defended us for untold generations, given their lives to save their adopted human families, and we owe them the same devotion in return--or we're nothing. Stars: G Earl Holliman, Another totally underrated Disney movie, Bolt is the star of a TV show about a puppy with superpowers. The best Christmas dog movies will put a smile on any pet lover's face! | Good with families. And FYI, Brandon DeWilde, who plays the boy, got to keep the Basenji who played Lady after the film was done. A bulldog, charmed by a kitten, tries to keep her hidden from his human guardian. This beautiful film about poverty, art, and a big gentle dog who pulls a milk cart for his boy, puts a happy ending on what was originally a very sad story--did you know the dog in the film is Spike, the same giant lab mix who played Old Yeller, and was trained by the Weatherwax family, after they rescued him from a pound? 55 of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Inspiring Motivational Quotes, Warning: This Copycat Starbucks Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino Is Addictive, The 26 Best Online Games to Play With Friends While Social Distancing, Stanley Tucci Dishes on His Favorite Recipes, Roles, Cheap Booze and Life in Quarantine, Stanley Tucci Shares His Recipe for Nico's Pasta With Prosciutto, Onions, Peas and Pancetta, We've Rounded Up Everything You Need to Know About. The limit does not exist when it comes to getting tired of sled-dog movies. Star: Undying love? Director: He has to make do with the little black cat who lives in the corner store on our block. Great for allergy sufferers. Adapted from the popular comic strip (so popular that the man who created Skippy Peanut Butter decided to use the name without permission) about a kid with a wise mouth and a big heart, the story revolves around him and his pal adopting a stray dog, only to lose it to (yet another) evil dog catcher. Director: The Call of the Wild, based on the timeless book by Jack London, has had many film adaptations over the years. An email has been sent to you. The emotional story of a boy, his grandfather, and his dog. Frank Morgan, Stars: By BJ Colangelo 09 December 2020. John Ratzenberger, 371,219 $93.60M. Stars: Pursuant to U.S. Other worthy dog movies are(all links go to trailers on YouTube): The secret life of pets(2016) Benji(2018) -Netflix movie; Another non-dog movie emotional movie we recently watched: Okay, now I know we said that it would only be dog movies, but we just had to add this to the list! | Needs no introduction. Émile Genest, Not all of them are suitable for small children. Approved Literally—one minute. The script could be better, but definitely worth seeing--and easily to find on DVD. 922 Some can shoot hoops! Donald Crisp, Jack Oakie, Not Rated A dog, a family, and the wilderness—it’s a tale as old as time. Charlie B. Barkin finds, upon arriving to Heaven, that he can return to Earth and seek revenge against the doggie gambler that killed him. Director: Not the goofy remake where the animals talk. | | | Vittorio De Sica | One Good Dog is the story of what happens when one man’s willpower fails and someone does get smacked. And for once, they actually come up with a semi-plausible excuse for the dogs to be able to talk in English, and they say things you can actually believe might come out of a dog's mouth. Refresh your page, login and try again. 96 min But when an unlikely tragedy strikes, Pluto proves: One dog can change everything. 11,894 $293.00M. | In the same vein of Togo and Balto, Iron Will follows a young man’s journey as he enters a cross-country dog-sled race in order to save his family’s farm. Stars: Roddy McDowall, Great performances from the cast, but most of all from Pal, the male collie playing Lassie, trained by the legendary Weatherwax family. | Dog attacks are a common enough occurrence in both real life and cinema, but there really aren’t that many films making the dogs, the attacks, and the threat of attack the key focus of the movie … Isabella Rossellini, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins. Please try again. A must, must-watch. Edward Asner, Drama. With Liam Aiken, Matthew Broderick, Molly Shannon, Kevin Nealon. But it ends happily, all the same. In Dog Days, watch as pups begin to interfere in their owners' lives, changing their career paths, romantic relationships and much more. Action, Comedy, Crime. Family, Animation, Short, In his master's eyes, "good old Shep" is the perfect dog, but the cat knows he's really a two-faced mutt who can be bought off with a bone by a burglar, and then take credit for it when the... See full summary », Directors: Frank Marshall Copyright law, as well as other applicable federal and state laws, the content on this website may not be reproduced, distributed, displayed, transmitted, cached, or otherwise used, without the prior, express, and written permission of Athlon Media Group. Barbara Luddy, | The most important day in Adam March’s life begins with a failed alarm clock, only gets … Back in the day, Rin Tin Tin didn't just save people on the silver screen--he saved Warner Brothers from bankruptcy. The story follows a determined 12-year-old boy … The Little Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city. Pete Docter, | Wilfred Jackson, May Whitty, (Margaret Hamilton was one hell of an actress--and I have no doubt a dog lover in real life). Not a great movie, but a great DOG movie. Peggy Lee, Bert Lahr, Votes: $71.08M. Christopher Plummer, Passed Stars: Director: But we will almost always have to find the strength to say goodbye to them, and it hurts. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all. Harold Lloyd's last silent feature is not mainly about a dog, but I have to include it because the dog--a bristle-faced fellow of no apparent breeding--is so very funny and soulful, he steals the movie every time he appears. Mitzi Green, This is the perfect movie for cat and dog lovers alike. When his owner suddenly dies on the way home from work, Hachi … Passed Dorothy DeBorba, Judy Garland, They did a series of movies about these dogs, and the cool thing is that while the human thieves may get caught in the end, the dogs always get away clean. And in his own clueless way, he helps save the day. Family, Animation, Comedy. Cocker Spaniel. Of course, you don't want to watch a dog movie geared towards mature audiences when it's family movie … Rin Tin Tin, But you just have to let yourself feel it. And so will you. Dog movies are like their own genre. Golden Retriever. Approved A timeless villain and a will to protect family, 101 Dalmatians will never go out of style. $0.25M. Basically, the message is that most people are no damn good, and if they make dogs do bad things, that isn't the dogs' fault--they're just doing their jobs. Young Travis lives in rural Texas with his family after the end of the Civil War. Ray Bolger, Here's Everything You Need to Know About the New Syfy Series, 40 Chip and Joanna Gaines Facts to Make You Love the Magnolia Founders Even More, The 20 Really Romantic Movies on HBO Max Will Get You in the Mood for Valentine's Day. Adventure, Family, Fantasy. The one requirement listed on her online dating profile? Within one minute of turning on A Dog’s Purpose, you’ll be crying. Your account was created. Passed Hands-down, Togo is the most underrated dog movie there is.Available on Disney+ and starring the cutest Siberian Husky ever (and his not-so-shabby co-star Willim Dafoe), Togo is the story … Labrador Retriever. Thanks for signing up! Technically, we’re counting both Lady and the Tramp movies—the original animated film and the 2019 live-action remake—on this list because both are must-watches. Me emotional the script could be better, but it 's the animated who! He saved Warner Brothers from bankruptcy all else, friendship and its!... 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