Dog movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dog movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out entertaining, touching, humorous, melancholic, clever and light films and TV shows about / with dog, dog movie, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, family, friendship, runaway and culture clash plots mostly in Family, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
dog movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dog: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), A Dog's Purpose (2017), Marley & Me (2008), Max (2015), A Dog's Way Home (2019), K-9 (1989), Balto (1995), White Fang (1991), Eight Below (2006), Beethoven (1992).

List of dog movies

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, friends, loyalty, family, death, pets, human animal relationship, loneliness, life & death, loss of friend, animals ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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A Dog's Purpose (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.
Style: touching, sweet, sentimental, melancholic, sad ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, life & death, human animal relationship, dog movie, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, police dog, talking animals, love ...
Time: 2010s, 1960s, 1990s
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, sad ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, family, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, friends, troublemaker, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
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Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: dog, teenage life, youth, friendship, adventure, pets, escapades, betrayal, rescue, family, family bonds, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq, california
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A Dog's Way Home (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.
Style: sweet, sentimental, sincere, touching, scenic
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, lost dog, adventure, animal life, homelessness, veteran, avalanche, best friends, mountain, family, search, gay couple ...
Place: colorado, new mexico, denver colorado
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K-9 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dog, german shepherd, police dog, police investigation, friends, partners, buddies, police operation, odd couple, justice, crime, buddy cop ...
Time: 80s
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Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, exciting, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dog, wolf, daring rescue, adventure, rivalry, against the odds, danger, dog sled, lone wolves, family, goose, save the day ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
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White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, gold, treasure, survival, human animal relationship, wilderness, adventure, daring rescue, adventurer, trap ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, mine, london, san francisco ...
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Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: dog, rescue, pets, expedition, survival, pilot, adventure, scientist, snow, wilderness, research, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, oregon, new zealand, pasadena california, washington d.c. ...
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, cat, wilderness, pets, talking animals, fish out of water, journey, adventure, survival, family, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, california, san francisco
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Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, puppy, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, pets, family life, rescue, animal rescue, saint bernard dog, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
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101 Dalmatians (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Live action adaptation of a Disney Classic. When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, disney, dalmatian, puppy, danger, rescue, chase, dog movie, adventure, pets, friendship, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, britain
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As Good as It Gets (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dog, neighbor, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, age difference, looking for love, waitress, artist, romance, couples, cowardliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
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Belle & Sebastian (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Belle and Sebastian is set high in the snowy Alps during the Second World War. The resourceful Sebastian is a lonely boy who tames and befriends a giant, wild mountain dog, Belle – even though the villagers believe her to be ‘the beast’ that ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, friendship, adventure, young heroes, orphan, on the road, escapades, animal life, wounded animal, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: alps, france
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The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, dog, fox, best friends, rescue, reconciliation, animal life, friends, adventure, wounded animal, danger, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: canada
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White Dog (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill black people.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dog, racism, friendship, murder, police, hate, burglar, blood, racist, artists and showbiz, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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See Spot Run (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drug sniffing agent canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. Meanwhile a single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mailman, neighbor, Gordon, when the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, goofy hero, pets, crime gone awry, friendship, save the day, nothing goes right, danger, witnessing a crime, crimes, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, seattle washington
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Megan Leavey (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to ...
Style: disturbing, touching, suspenseful
Plot: dog, female soldier, strong female lead, human animal relationship, boot camp, endurance, u.s. marine, iraq war, iraq veteran, animal, soldier, strong female character ...
Time: 2000s
Place: iraq, new york
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Snow Dogs (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, adventure, pets, friendship, against the odds, fish out of water, small town, adoption, dentist, family, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
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Frankenweenie (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a car hits young Victor's pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince ...
Style: gothic, scary, humorous, macabre, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, experiment, reincarnation, afterlife, horror for children, back from the dead, monster, supernatural, pets, animal death, loss of loved one, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
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Bolt (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super ...
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, disney, human animal relationship, friendship, adventure, family, cat, fish out of water, pets, unlikely partners, getting home, hamster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ohio, missouri, illinois, california
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Croc-Blanc (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Country: France, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of three distinctly different masters.
Style: touching, rough, captivating, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, dog, half breed, hunger, snow, best friend, native american tribe, flashback, hit on the head, rowboat, boat, marshal ...
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Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, golden retriever, dog actor, friendship, clown, pets, human spirit, young heroes, sport, contests and competitions, small town, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
Style: funny, entertaining, colourful, sentimental, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dog, animals, pet, friendship, cat, family, disney, adventure, pig, talking animals, guinea pig, terrier ...
Place: manhattan, new york city
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Adventure Time (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Told in eight parts, Islands tells the story of Finn, Jake, BMO and Susan Strong leaving Ooo and traveling across the ocean to solve the mystery of Finn's past. During their trip, they unlock secrets, encounter various creatures, make new ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friends, adventure, imaginary, young heroes, princess, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, creature, escapades, buddies, youth, dog ...
Time: 2010s
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Wishbone (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Wishbone is a children's television show that aired from 1995 to 1997 in the United States. The show's title character is a Jack Russell Terrier of the same name. Wishbone lives with his owner Joe Talbot in the fictional modern town of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, literature, storytelling, imagination, adventurer, family, escapades, make believe, adventure, teenage life, animal life ...
Place: texas
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Best in Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, biting, not serious ...
Plot: dog, pet shop, kimono, terrier, poodle, lesbian, obsession, rivals, ambition, psychiatrist, salesman, promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, florida, illinois, usa, pennsylvania
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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A sequel to the animated hit THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS.
Style: funny, colourful, light, entertaining
Audience: kids
Plot: dog, friendship, animals, adventure, talking animals, talking dog, guinea pig, pet, animal, terrier, rodent, cat ...
Place: new york, turkey
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Unleashed (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a cosmic event turns Emma's dog and cat into two perfect guys, Emma reconsiders her outlook on dating, hilariously works out her trust issues, and ultimately learns to love herself.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, entertaining, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, cat, transformation, astrology, adventure, romance, jousting, male nudity
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White God (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hungary, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the ...
Style: heartbreaking, suspenseful, tense, bloody, brutal ...
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, animal abuse, animal attack, father daughter relationship, homeless, chase, revenge, rebellion, brutality, friendship, betrayal by friend ...
Place: hungary, budapest hungary, europe
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