Favorite Movies About Dogs

Ever come home from work and want to do nothing but watch tv and put your feet up? Yeah, me too. Now that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, the idea of curling up under a blanket on the couch and watching a movie in the evening sounds like a great idea. A movie about a dog is an even better idea!

If you’re feeling the need for some “dog therapy” check out these movies about dogs:

My Dog Skip

A heart-warming story of a boy named Willie who finds a best friend in his new dog Skip, an outgoing Jack Russell Terrier. The movie is set in the 1940s and is based on William Morris’ memoir. You may want to have a box of tissues near by as this movie is a bit of a tear jerker.
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Lady and the Tramp

A well-taken care of Cocker Spaniel meets a mutt living downtown named Tramp. They share spaghetti and she meets his group of fun friends. It’s puppy love at first sight and a classic film for the whole family.
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Best in Show

A great cast of characters with quirky personalities make this movie hysterical to watch. Jane Lynch, Catherine O’Hara, and Fred Willard are just some of the actors who portray dog enthusiasts. The movie is presented as a documentary of 5 dogs and their owners who compete in the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. It’s an over-the-top take on dog show owners with strange background stories and what they believe their dogs like and don’t like. Parker Posey’s freakout in the pet store over not finding the right toy for her dog is unforgettable.
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White Fang

Based on the novel by Jack London, a young man is in Alaska and befriends a half wolf/half dog orphan while learning to survive the harsh climate. There are some tough scenes of dog fights, wolves hunting, and the meeting a big bear might be too violent for young kids. It’s an incredible story that shows the bond shared between people and their canines.
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A dog is a superhero on tv and believes he is one in real life! Bolt is on a mission: to save his co-star and embarks on an adventure outside of the tv studio. He thinks his superpowers are real but soon learns that the real world is a bit tougher to navigate and for the first time ever, he experiences pain and hunger. Along the way Bolt makes friends with an alley cat named Mittens who teaches him how to get food by acting cute and Rhino, a tv obsessed hamster. A great movie for the whole family.
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What are some of your favorite movies about dogs? We’d love to know!

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  1. Dogs are wonderful creatures. I’ve read White Fang and Call of the Wild by jack London and I loved them. The way the author has portrayed the behavior of the dogs is simply amazing. So, they also have a movie based on White Fang? I would definitely like to watch it.