Best Dog Movies Ever
Over the past 130 years movies have stolen our hearts and taken us on unforgettable journeys into lands we could only imagine. When you take something as beautiful as film-making and introduce “mans best friend” you have a formula that is certain to touch hearts and inspire love for dogs everywhere. With hundreds of amazing movies where dogs play a key role, narrowing down the top 10 Dog movies of all-time was not an easy task. Here’s our countdown!
Top 10 Dog Movies Countdown
10. Old Yeller (1957)
This american classic is every little boys dream come true of owning a dog, with a tragic twist is a wonderful family movie. You can’t help but fall in love with Yeller the fun loving Mastador as he wins over the hearts of every member of the family. Purchase Old Yeller via Amazon.
9. Lassie (1943)
Lassie the courageous female Collie may be the most well known and loved dogs in American history. Lassie heroically saves the day multiple times in a series of movies, remakes and entire television series dedicated to the beloved Collie. Lassie
8. Where The Red Fern Grows (1974)
Where The Red Fern Grows is yet another classic tale of a boy and his dogs. Little Billy works for two years to save up enough money to buy two Redbone Coonhound puppies. Old Dan and Annie are trained by little Billy to become the best hunters in the area including winning a championship. Sadly tragedy strikes as the pups encounter a ferocious mountain lion. Where the Red Fern Grows
Shiloh is the story of an abused beagle who runs away and finds safety with a young boy Named Marty. Marty falls in love with Shiloh and does just about everything to keep him, including;
hiding the dog from his parents, and working long hours at a drunkards house to pay for the dog. It is a fun heart warming story that shows just how much dog owners will do for the pups they love.
6. The Sand Lot
While this classic film is more about friendship, baseball and growing up the antagonist of the film is played a huge English Mastiff. Affectionately known as “The Beast”. Young teenage boys become friends and are obsessed with baseball. They play every single day until one boy steals a baseball signed by Babe Ruth and hits a home-run right into The Beasts backyard.
The Sand Lot
5. Marley And Me (2008)
Marley and Me is the story of a wild Labrador that is brought into a family to see if they are ready to raise children. Marley’s antics and destruction become the story-line of Marley’s owner Johns weekly column. The family faces adversity from multiple areas of life (marriage, children and work) Marley acts as the glue that keeps them all together.
4. White Fang (1991)
White Fang is the adventurous story of a young gold hunter Jack who rescues a mixed breed dogwolf, who is being mistreated. Overtime White Fang begins to trust Jack and they become close friends. The story takes a scary turn when White Fang is stolen and forced to fight other dogs.
3. Air Bud (1997)
Air Bud is a family comedy about a dog who can play basketball. A young boy named Josh is forced to move to a new state after his father dies in a tragic plane crash. Josh is to scared to tryout for the basketball team at his new school and has a hard time making friends. That’s until he meets Buddy a stray Golden Retriever who fled his abusive owner. Josh learns that Buddy has the amazing ability to play basketball with his nose. Buddy’s new found fame peaks the interest of his old alcoholic, abusive owner who wants the money from Buddy’s new found fame.
2. Homeward Bound (1993)
Homeward Bound is a personal favorite about two dogs (Chance and Shadow) and a Cat (Sassy) are left at a ranch while their family goes on vacation. Not willing to wait until their owners come back they go looking for them and have to traverse a large mountain range. The story is told from the dogs perspective and is filled with humor and adventure.
1. Hachi (2009)
Based on a true story Hachi is the tale of a loyal Akita who is found at a train station by a professor. Each day Hachi follows his master to the train station to see him off to work and returns to greet his owner when he returns. The dog is loved by everyone in the town. One day tragedy strikes when the professor dies of a heart attack. Heart broken Hachi goes to the train station to wait for his master to come home every day for the rest of it’s life. The beautiful story is a symbol of dogs love for their owners.
What Is Your Favorite Dog Movie?
With hundreds of movies that have dogs in them we are bound to have missed a classic that you love. We are excited for this list to grow as Hollywood will continue to create amazing movies inspired by dogs. Which movie on the list is your favorite? Do you think we missed a movie that should have made the list? Let us know in the comments!