Cyno Kino: Dog Movies

Dog films, films with dogs.
This list is geared more towards adults than families.
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1.
Cala, My Dog! (2003)
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The humdrum existence of a Beijing factory worker and his family is disrupted when their beloved dog is confiscated by the police for being unlicensed. The worker has but 24 hours to raise the sizable sum required to pay the license fee. (100 mins.)
Director: Xuechang Lu
“ family dog gets impounded, poor family needs to come up with the funds to spring him from certain death ” - mhorng
 
2.
Antarctica (1983)
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Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica... (143 mins.)
“ karafuto dogs in the Antarctic, dire soundtrack by Vangelis ” - mhorng
 
3.
The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
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In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there. (101 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Kagan
“ my heroine ” - mhorng
 
4.
The Thing (1982)
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It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ with Jed the Wolfdog as the first incarnation of the Antarctic alien ” - mhorng
 
5.
“ not a very good movie about a shiba inu and her puppies surviving the odds after an earthquake ” - mhorng
 
6.
Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
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As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers... (100 mins.)
Director: Yôichi Sai
“ Japanese guide dog story that sparked a boom in Labrador pets ” - mhorng
 
7.
Best in Show (2000)
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A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show. (90 mins.)
“ the best, the classic. ” - mhorng
 
8.
All About My Dog (2005)
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(96 mins.)
“ awesome medley of stories, highlights for the Shiba Inu and Border Collie crowd ” - mhorng
 
9.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
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A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ werewolves aren't dogs, but there's a Border Collie in this one ” - mhorng
 
10.
The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
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The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek. (90 mins.)
Director: Masanori Hata
“ best pug movie ” - mhorng
 
11.
Good-bye, My Lady (1956)
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An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog. (94 mins.)
“ best Basenji movie ” - mhorng
 
12.
The Wonderful World of Dogs (1990 Documentary)
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(52 mins.)
Director: Mark Lewis
“ pseudo-documentary, heavily fictionalized, lots of fun ” - mhorng
 
13.
My Dog Tulip (2009)
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The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends. (83 mins.)
“ great animation, features an Alsatian ” - mhorng
 
14.
Year of the Dog (2007)
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A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies. (97 mins.)
Director: Mike White
“ annoying camera work, an okay story ” - mhorng
 
15.
White Dog (1982)
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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people. (90 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
“ has at least one awesome tirade ” - mhorng
 
16.
Amores Perros (2000)
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A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
“ violent but effective ” - mhorng
 
17.
A Dog's Life (1918 Short Film)
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The Little Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city. (33 mins.)
“ features a thoroughbred mongrel, Scraps ” - mhorng
 
18.
The Cook (1918 Short Film)
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Cooks make hovoc in seaside resort hotel. (22 mins.)
“ with Luke the pit bull ” - mhorng
 
19.
Call of the Yukon (1938)
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A fur trader guides a writer and her animals to safety in the Yukon territory when wolves are about to attack. (70 mins.)
“ a Collie and a Wolfdog ” - mhorng
 
20.
Mooch Goes to Hollywood (1971 TV Movie)
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A dog named Mooch comes to Hollywood and tries to make it in show business with the help of Zsa Zsa Gabor (narrator). (51 mins.)
Director: Richard Erdman
“ brilliant satire ” - mhorng
 
21.
Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie (2009)
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Sadie, the most beautiful Yellow Lab in the whole wide world, lives an idyllic, pampered life in the suburbs... (82 mins.)
Director: Greg Blatman
“ not so brilliant satire ” - mhorng
 
22.
War Dogs (1942)
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A young boy donates his pet, a police dog, to the army to be trained as a war dog. (64 mins.)
Director: S. Roy Luby
“ the family German Shepherd is recruited in place of the father (too old) and the son (too young) ” - mhorng
 
23.
The Lady with the Dog (1960)
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In the Nineteenth Century, at the seaside resort of Yalta, the upper class Dimitri Gurov from Moscow meets Anna Sergeyovna walking with her little dog... (83 mins.)
Director: Iosif Kheifits
“ with a white pomeranian ” - mhorng
 
24.
Happiness (1998)
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The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection. (134 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ gratuitous ending scene featuring a dog doing something pretty unthinkable ” - mhorng
 
25.
Barking dogs never bite (2000)
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An idle part-time college lector is annoyed by the yapping sound of a near-by dog. He decides to take drastic action. (110 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ not all the dogs survive this tale ” - mhorng
 
26.
Mine (2009 Documentary)
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MINE is the powerful story about the essential bond between humans and animals told against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S... (80 mins.)
“ touching documentary about what happens to the pets after Katrina ” - mhorng
 
27.
Nanook of the North (1922 Documentary)
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle. (78 mins.)
“ so many frozen huskies... ” - mhorng
 
28.
Gates of Heaven (1978 Documentary)
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A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there. (85 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
“ Errol Morris on a pet cemetary in California ” - mhorng
 
29.
The Plague Dogs (1982)
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Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague. (103 mins.)
Director: Martin Rosen
“ chilling ” - mhorng
 
30.
Still Life with Animated Dogs (2001 TV Movie)
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Director: Paul Fierlinger
“ funny ” - mhorng
 
31.
Walking with the Dog (2004)
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Dumped by a bored pet owner, a mixed-breed mutt ends up with three time loser Yasuyuki, who's loveless... (105 mins.)
“ sensitive Japanese man and Shiba Inu mix ” - mhorng
 
32.
The Champion (1915 Short Film)
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Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp... (31 mins.)