Young and old alike, dog lovers can’t help but fall in love with movies featuring man’s best friend. From cute puppies to impossibly smart golden retrievers, the following films are among the best ever made about dogs.
“Turner & Hooch” (1989)
The unlikely partnership between an uptight detective and the dog he gets to take care of when his partner falls under the dog’s “spell.”
After a detective’s dog partner is killed, Turner agrees to watch over Hooch while waiting for his next dog. Despite their initial differences, they soon become inseparable best friends and set out to solve the murder.
“Old Yeller” (1957)
While dog owners may hesitate to watch this sentimental classic, it is actually one of the best dog movies ever made. When a young boy’s dog contracts rabies, his family must put him down, but he writes to Walt Disney for help saving Old Yeller from being lost.
“Beethoven” series (1992-2001)
A dog matures from a cute puppy to an even cuter dog in this series of Beethoven films. Though the dog does some pretty silly things, he also shows his loyalty and love for his family along the way. It’s hard not to fall in love with him.
“Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch” (1998)
Bud, a dog who can play baseball like Shoeless Joe Jackson, embarks on a quest to find his long-lost dog siblings. He soon becomes a Little League sensation and builds an unbreakable bond with the human boy he teaches to love the game again.
A dog faces off against burglars, trains and even a cougar to protect the humans he loves. Benji is one of the best dog movies out there and it’s hard not to cheer for this lovable dog who’s only trying to protect his family.
“Old Dog: The Movie” (2007)
“Old Dog: The Movie” is based on the book by John Grogan. It’s the story of Marley, a dog who has already passed away but continues to have an impact on his family and friends. They begin to sense that he might not be gone for long, as he begins communicating with them through random occurrences they can’t seem to explain.
“Where the Red Fern Grows” (1974)
The film is based on the book by Wilson Rawls about a dog and her owner who catch raccoons in the Ozarks. It’s an inspiring dog movie for dog lovers of all ages.
I hope you enjoyed reading about the dog movies out there and find one to watch with your family soon.