Have you ever thought, 'what's a movie both me and my dog can relate to?'. If so, look no further! We have complied a list of the 10 best movies about dogs, so they can be enjoyed by the whole family! Without further ado, here are our picks:
1. Marley & Me
Marley & Me tells the story of newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan, as well as their adopted yellow Labrador Marley. Prone to falling into mischievous situations, Marley is not the best listener, but he always manages to help his family see the bigger picture and create lasting memories. Although it only scores 63% on Rotten Tomatoes, this meaningful movie tops our list.
2. Lady and the Tramp
A Disney classic, Lady and the Tramp tells the story of an aristocratic cocker spaniel named Lady, who ends up out on the street, where she runs into the stray mutt Tramp. Although various factors work to keep the two pups apart, a new romance sparks between our main characters, as they tackle the obstacles in their way together. With a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, this family-friendly movie is a classic to be enjoyed with your loved ones.
3. 101 Dalmatians
The second Disney classic on our list, 101 Dalmatians is one of the most recognizable movies about dogs to ever grace our screens. 101 Dalmations focuses on married dalmations Pongo and Perdita, as well as their 15 new puppies. Desperate for a fur coat, classic villian Cruella De Vil asks to buy the puppies, and hires criminals to steal them after her offer is rejected. WIth a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, this classic film is one to watch for all ages.
4. Lassie Come Home
The oldest film on our 'movies about dogs' list, Lassie Come Home tells the story of a collie named Lassie, who is sold to a Duke during the Great Depression, only to be set free by his granddaughter who recognizes the dog misses her owner. Lassie journeys through dangers and obstacles on her way home to Yorkshire, England. With a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, Lassie Come Home is a classic and inspirational story.
5. A Dog's Way Home
A Dog's Way Home tells the story of a puppy Bella, who gets seperated from her owner Lucas. On a 400 mile treck to reunite, Bella greatly impacts the lives of the animals and people she meets, and takes the audience on a truly moving journey. With a 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, A Dog's Way Home is an uplifting film that can be enjoyed by all.
6. A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose tells the story of Bailey, a devoted dog who is reincarnated as multiple pups over the span of 50 years. After bonding with a friend named Ethan, Bailey continues to return to Ethan's life in different forms to remind him of his true self. With a 35% on Rotten Tomatoes, A Dog's Purpose is one of the more mature firms on our list, but most certainly worth the watch.
7. A Dog's Journey
The sequel to the sixth film on our 'movies about dogs' list, A Dog's Journey revists Bailey as he devotes himself to protecting his friend Ethan's granddaughter CJ. As Bailey moves through various forms, A Dog's Journey highlights themes of love, friendship, and devotion as seen in Bailey's journey. Earning a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is the perfect follow up to A Dog's Purpose, going over even better than the original.
8. Dog Days
Dog Days focuses on the stories of four different characters, and their respective dogs, who impact and influence their lives, careers, friendships, and relationships in entertaining ways. Of all the movies about dogs on this list, Dog Days features the most star-studded cast, with cameos from Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria, and Finn Wolfhard. With a 62% on Rotten Tomatoes, Dog Days is a comedic movie everyone is bound to enjoy.
9. Air Bud
One of the most popular movies about dogs, Air Bud is the first film in a sports comedy series about Buddy, the Golden Retriever who successfully shoots basketball hoops. Based on a true story, Air Bud is a lighthearted, incredibly successful film that has a variety of sequels and related films to appease its' many fans. With a 45% on Rotten Tomatoes, if you have yet to watch this movie sensation, you should definitely add it to your list.
Rounding out our top 10 movies about dogs is Bolt, a cartoon film about canine TV superstar Bolt, who believes that he possess the same powers both on screen and in real life. When Bolt accidentally ends up in New York, he fights to return to his owner back home, with only his false sense of reality to aid him in his journey. With an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, Bolt is an entertaining cartoon to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
There you have it, our top 10 movies about dogs, summarized and organized! If you are interested in a visual representation of our list, check out the infographic found below. Which movie on our list is your favourite? Do you have an addition to our list? Let us know in the comments!