8 Dog Movies For Every Animal Lover

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Dogs are considered the best friend a human can have. From the evolutionary stage of Wolves to the modern-day breeds, we have come a long way. People love to keep dogs as pets and as friends to share life. To cherish this relationship, we have compiled a list of some of the best Dog movies.

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1. 101 Dalmatians 1961

101 Dalmatians 1961 - Dog Movies

Adaptation of the Novel ‘The Hundred & One Dalmatians’ written by Dodie Smith, 101 Dalmatians, is one of the Most Popular Dog Movies

The film story goes around the life of a Dalmatian breed Dog named Pongo who lives with his owner named Roger Radcliffe. 

Pongo falls in love with a female Dalmatian dog named Perdita. 

In order to get close to her, Pongo persuades Roger into meeting Anita, the owner of Perdita. 

Eventually, both the couple fall in love, resulting in the marriage of Anita and Roger. 

Perdita gives birth to 15 puppies. One of Anita’s old school friends shows interest in adopting the 15 puppies, but she has ulterior motives behind it. 

As the story progresses, Pongo finds himself and his family in a very tough situation and has to ensure their safety.  

2. Secret Life Of Pets

Secret Life Of Pets

Animated movies give the power of converting imagination into visuals, one such movie that is highly imaginative is Secret Life Of Pets, which follows the idea of what pets do behind their owner and their social interactions. 

As each pet is different and has its own unique personality, it makes it highly entertaining and funny to watch. 

The main plot starts with the introduction of the protagonist Max whose owner brings home a new pet Dog. 

Max finds this sudden change in life unbearable and sets on a journey with the new pet dog finding several new friends on their journey. 

It is one of the highly recommended movies as it is light on the mind and a great laugh. It leaves you with an imagination of the secret life of your pet!

3. Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp - Dog Movies

Set in 1909 and among the best dog movies, this film follows a cocker spaniel gifted by Jim Dear to his wife on Christmas Eve. 

They name their pet dog ‘Lady.’ As life goes on, Lady lives a happy life with the couple and develops a friend circle with dogs from the neighbourhood consisting of Jock, a Scottish terrier, and Trusty, a bloodhound. 

We are then introduced to a stray dog named Tramp. Meanwhile, the Dear couple brings home a baby, which Lady becomes fond of and is very protective towards. 

The story progresses and results in the meeting of Lady and Tramp while he rescues her. 

Story then continues with their journey and adventures, and eventually, both of them develop feelings for each other. 

We are sure that you, too, would be shipping for the couple and enjoy their adventures.

4. Bolt – Dog Movies


This 2008 animated movie produced by Walt Disney is based on the life of a celebrity Dog named Bolt who plays the role of a fictional superhero pet Dog named Bolt, who fights evil along with her owner Penny Star. 

Due to some unforeseen situations, Bolt ends up with a stray cat named Mittens. 

Both of them together set on a journey to find Penny but little did they know what was going to happen to them. 

It is one of the highly recommended dog movies and is fun one time to watch with family and friends.

5. Turner & Hooch 

Turner & Hooch

Starring Tom Hanks as Scott Turner, a police investigator in a local police station in Cypress Beach, California. 

Scott is determined to transfer to a much bigger police station in an urban area to take more severe cases. 

While serving his notice period, he is assigned the investigation of illegal money found on the beach.

During the investigation, one of Scott’s colleagues is murdered; while all these situations, Scott discovers Hooch, the pet of the murdered colleague, and founds him to be an important piece of the investigation. 

Due to the safety of Hooch and his importance to the case, Scott has to take in Hooch. 

They both eventually develop a good friendship. 

It is very funny and a great laugh, easily watchable with family and friends. 

6. A dog’s way home

A dog's way home

A Dog’s Way Home is a family adventure movie based on the same-named novel. 

Lucas, played by Jonah Hauer-King, saves Bella as a puppy from a run-down residence. 

Lucas chooses to adopt her in order to give her a secure home, and the two develop a deep and loving relationship. 

Bella’s happy life is cut abruptly when an animal control inspector concludes that she is not permitted to reside in Denver due to the city’s pit bull ban. 

Bella is transported 400 miles away from Lucas to live with the uncle and aunt of his lover Olivia. 

Bella, on the other hand, runs away to go on an adventurous journey back to Lucas. 

Bella’s love and determination for Lucas make it one of the finest dog movies.

7. Togo – Dog Movies

Togo - Dog Movies

This gorgeously cinematographed Disney picture, starring William Dafoe and Julianne Nicholson and directed by Ericson Core, offers everything you desire in a dog film. 

Based on genuine events during the late 1920s health crisis in Alaska, the film depicts Leonhard (William Dafoe) and his adopted Siberian husky Togo developing a powerful bond of trust, intellect, and collaboration. 

The film depicts the delivery of diphtheria antitoxin throughout Alaska by dog sled relays. 

The Great Race of Mercy’s longest brutal section is covered by Togo, who was previously considered weak. 

Togo, who had previously been overlooked, receives long-overdue gallantry accolades in the film.

9. A Dog Movies

A Dog Movies

One of the best dog movies with a lot more: This serious comedy, which stars and co-directs Channing Tatum, will elicit all of your emotions. 

A new release will take you on an unforgettable road journey. An army ranger named Jackson Briggs (Channing Tatum) is tasked with transporting the erratic Dog Lulu to her handler’s burial in Arizona. 

The film is funny, but it also addresses some serious issues. The entire voyage will show you the true impact of war on both human and canine veterans, as well as their losses, anxieties, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Lulu and Briggs do not get along at first, but by the end, they have brought out the best in each other. 

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