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Best Dog Movies Around? We Round Them Up


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Best dog movies to watch? You know what’s better than curling up with your dog? Curling up with your dog to watch a movie about dogs! There’s just something about films about our four-legged friends that gets us all warm and fuzzy inside. Dog movies are always so wholesome – the type of cinema that just warms your heart… if not stirring up a tear or two.

We’ve rounded up the best dog movies to watch (according to us!), the best dog movies Hollywood has to offer, the best dog animated movies, the best dog horror movies (eek!), and the best dog show movies.

Best dog movies to watch

Old Dog (2018)

This New Zealand-made documentary scored 8.2 on renowned movie review website IMDb. It follows retired farmer and dog trainer Paul Sorenso, who’s extremely passionate about dogs, and how he passes his knowledge on to the next generation of shepherds in New Zealand.

This is a look at someone who’s dedicated his life to his canine calling and the fur friends he’s worked with.

Red Dog (2011)

No list is complete without mentioned Red Dog, the film about the real-life Aussie dog who became known for his solo travels all around Oz.

The winner of several awards, including best film at the 2011 AACTA Awards and best feature film at the 2011 Inside Film Awards, it tells the tale of a Kelpie-cross-Cattle Dog that stole hearts wherever he went.

Dog’s Best Friend (2017)

This documentary is a surefire fix for animal lovers. Created by Eryn Wilson, it profiles a canine rehabilitation facility run by ex-soldier Jacob Leezak.

The centre in Sydney houses dogs that have either been abandoned, are set to be euthanised or were brought in by clients unable to handle their pet’s aggressive side.

It’s a tender look at the bond between humans and dogs that will leave you thinking.

The best dog movies Hollywood has to offer

Marley and Me (2008)

Oh boy, we sure had a good sob during Marley and Me.

This 2008 film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston is a firm favourite in the dog film Hall of Fame, and will warm even the coldest of hearts.

Lassie (1994)

You didn’t think we’d leave out Lassie, did you? It may seem an obvious pick, but when last did you last watch Lassie?

It’s time to revisit this classic and relive the adventure, the triumph, and the sheer wholesomeness that’s made Lassie one of the best dog movies ever made.

The best dog animated movies

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

The Secret Life of Pets and its 2019 sequel is up there as one of the best dog animated movies of all time.

The animation is truly genius, and the characters it brought us are truly unforgettable.

Grab some popcorn and immerse yourself in the secret life of Max, Duke, Gidget, and of course, Snowball.

Bolt (2008)

Little Bolt is a spunky German Shepherd with a lightning bolt on his coat and the belief that he has real superpowers. When his human Penny is in trouble, he embarks on a cross country trip to save her.

Featuring all the fun and sumptuous animation that Disney can muster, Bolt is a heart-warming classic you won’t want to miss.

The best dog horror movies

Cujo (1983)

You can’t say the words “dog” and “horror” without mentioning Cujo.

Based on the book by Stephen King, it’s a nail-biting thriller about a suburban housewife and her young son who must save themselves from a Saint Bernard who’s been driven insane by rabies.

It’s a great reminder of why pet vaccinations are so important!

Into the Dark: Good Boy (2020)

We haven’t seen this one ourselves, but just listen to the premise: “When Maggie (Judy Greer) gets an emotional support dog to help quell some of her anxiety, she finds him to be even more effective than she imagined…because unbeknownst to her, he kills anyone who adds stress to her life.”

Into the Dark stars Judy Greer and is a short film that’s part of Hulu’s Into the Dark horror series. A doggo that gets rid of anyone who gives us problems? Sounds good to us. Shhh… we never said that.

The best dog show movies

Best in Show (2000)

When it comes to films about dog shows, Best in Show ranks as the quirkiest, most hilarious, and most memorable.

Starring the likes of Eugene Levy and Jennifer Coolidge, it’s as much about the dogs in the show as the unique humans who own them.

7 Days Out: Westminster Dog Show (2018)

This isn’t strictly a movie, but a Netflix documentary that’s part of a “7 Days Out” series. We absolutely loved this one, especially the way it showed passionate dog owners absolutely obsessed with the sport. We had ourselves rooting for the underdog (excuse the pun) in this one. A must-watch.

Haven’t watched enough dog movies yet? Perhaps it’s time to switch it up a little. Check out these cat movie choices you’ll love.

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