Animal Kingdom - Dogsby peterdi315 | created - 29 Jul 2012 | updated - 21 Oct 2012 | Public
Canine features. Films & shows with dogs as stars (or in supporting roles) and maybe an occasional wolf. With human or other species costars. Live action & animated. Not all family films. Most, but not all suitable for children. All-Time. Alphabetically (most sequels/remakes chronologically).
Note: Some titles should come with a Kleenex alert. If you want spoilers look them up.
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1. Adventures of Bailey: The Lost Puppy (2010)
90 min | Family
Bailey, an adorable Golden Retriever puppy, is moving! On the road trip to their new home, his family makes a stop and mistakenly leaves Bailey behind. This mischievous and playful pup sets... See full summary »
2. Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero (2012)
Not Rated | 87 min | Family
It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a ... See full summary »
3. The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
G | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.
Votes: 9,257 | Gross: $13.25M
Beautifully shot film hounded by accusations of cruelty, creating mixed reactions.
4. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954–1959)
30 min | Adventure, Family, Western
Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.
6. Air Bud (1997)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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 ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,071 | Gross: $24.63M
9. Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002 Video)
G | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Josh has gone to college and his little sister Andrea enlists their dog Buddy in her baseball team just as Buddy's puppies are kidnapped by Rocky the Raccoon.
12. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.
Votes: 29,524 | Gross: $27.10M
13. All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel's Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.
Votes: 4,550 | Gross: $8.62M
14. Angel Dog (2011)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Family
This heartwarming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a ... See full summary »
17. Beethoven (1992)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.
Votes: 54,850 | Gross: $57.11M
18. Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dognapped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.
Votes: 21,264 | Gross: $53.35M
19. Beethoven's 3rd (2000 Video)
G | 99 min | Family, Comedy
The Newton family from the first two Beethoven movies are on vacation in Europe, but do plan to join a Newton family reunion, and to make sure one of their family members definitely makes ... See full summary »
20. Beethoven's 4th (2001 Video)
G | 93 min | Comedy, Family
The family is pleasantly surprised and puzzled when Beethoven suddenly becomes obedient. Turns out it's a prince and the pauper scenario, with the real Beethoven now living with a pompous rich family.
22. Beethoven's Big Break (2008 Video)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Family
Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to ... See full summary »
23. Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011 Video)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A Christmas Elf accidentally takes off in Santa's sleigh, crash lands in a small town, and loses the magic toy bag. Beethoven must rescue the Elf, recover the bag from greedy crooks, and return the sleigh to Santa in time to save Christmas.
24. Belle et Sébastien (1965–1970)
26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Mountain-based adventures of a young boy and his dog in a small village in the southern Alps.
The animated series Belle and Sebastian is listed under the title, Meiken Jolie.
26. Benji's Very Own Christmas Story (1978 TV Short)
Unrated | 25 min | Family, Short
While on a publicity tour in Switzerland, Benji, Cindy Smith, and Patsy Garrett convince Kris Kringle that his place on Christmas Eve is delivering presents to all "his" families all over the world.
29. Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince (1983)
22 min | Family, Sci-Fi
Far distant from Earth on a red planet of Antars, a tyrant Zanu has killed their king and imprisoned the queen. The crown prince, their son, named Yubi (Christopher Burton) has escaped to ... See full summary »
31. Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
PG | 97 min | Drama, Family
Three unlikely, unsuspecting souls who come face-to-face with that moment in their lives when they must stand and be counted. For Sheldon, it's difficult because he doesn't appear to be the... See full summary »
Votes: 450 | Gross: $3.82M
34. The Biscuit Eater (1940)
Passed | 81 min | Drama, Family
Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much faith that they enter him in the championship trials for bird dogs. The favorite is Georgia Boy bred and trained by the boys' ... See full summary »
35. The Biscuit Eater (1972)
G | 90 min | Drama, Family
In this touching adventure, a remake of the popular 1940 film, two Georgia boys ignore their racial differences to team up and befriend a feral bird dog, whom they train to participate in a fence-jumping contest.
36. Call of the Wild (1935)
Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep ... See full summary »
38. The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997 TV Movie)
PG | 91 min | Adventure
Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to ... See full summary »
39. Cats & Dogs (2001)
PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family
A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware.
Votes: 49,413 | Gross: $93.39M
40. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
PG | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Family
The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.
Votes: 11,285 | Gross: $43.59M
41. Cool Dog (2010 Video)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family
When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a strict "no pet" policy. Unwilling to let his master go without a fight, Rainy embarks on a cross-country journey to New York.
43. Courage of Lassie (1946)
G | 92 min | Drama, Adventure, Family
Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in ... See full summary »
50. A Dog Named Christmas (2009 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama, Family
A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program."
52. A Dog of Flanders (1960)
96 min | Drama, Family
The emotional story of a boy, his grandfather, and his dog. The boy's dream of becoming a great classical painter appears shattered when his loving grandfather dies.
54. Gekijôban Furandaasu no inu (1997)
G | 93 min | Animation, Drama, Family
A small poor boy lives with his caring grandfather in a small Flemish village in the 19th century Belgium, has a lovable pet dog, loves art and dreams of becoming a famous painter one day. Based on a famous Flemish novel.
55. A Dog of Flanders (1999)
PG | 100 min | Family, Drama
Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of ... See full summary »
Votes: 817 | Gross: $2.15M
56. The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009 TV Movie)
PG | 89 min | Comedy
The Bannister family's new addition, Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez of TV's SAVED BY THE BELL), the yellow Labrador, appears to be less than the dependable guard dog the family needs. However,... See full summary »
57. The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010 TV Movie)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family
The Bannister family - including former K-9 police hero Zeus - is back, and this time they're spending their holidays at a beautiful Rocky Mountain resort. But toss in an unexpected visit ... See full summary »
58. The Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011 TV Movie)
PG | 85 min | Comedy
Zeus & the Bannisters have moved into a new house, just in time for Halloween! Everything seems to be going well until they notice strange lights and sounds coming from neighbor Eli's (... See full summary »
60. A Dog's Tale (1999)
G | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Anything is possible when the Professor tells Tim about a supernova that grants wishes. Unfortunately, when Tim's wish doesn't go as planned, he finds himself in a dog's body!
61. The Duke (1999)
G | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When his nephew tries to wrest control of his estate from him,the Duke of Dingwall removes the boy from his will and leaves everything to his dog
62. Eight Below (2006)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.
Votes: 52,889 | Gross: $81.61M
63. Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family
Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when... See full summary »
Votes: 2,200 | Gross: $11.64M
64. Finding Rin Tin Tin (2007)
PG | 90 min | Family
The true story of the legendary German Shepherd who was found by American pilot Lee Duncun in France during World War I, and later became the most famous animal star in Hollywood history.
66. Finn on the Fly (2008)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Family
FINN ON THE FLY is a madcap comedy filled with wild chases, mistaken identity and young romance. Ben Soledad, a shy thirteen-year-old, has just moved to a new town. He tries his best to fit... See full summary »
67. Firehouse Dog (2007)
PG | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Family
Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, gets lost and is adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid to get the station back on its feet.
Votes: 5,044 | Gross: $13.92M
68. First Dog (2010)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"
72. Frankenweenie (2012)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
Votes: 82,140 | Gross: $35.29M
73. Good Boy! (2003)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.
Votes: 3,605 | Gross: $37.57M
74. Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Approved | 87 min | Family, Drama
Scotland, 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye Terrier Bobby go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by ... See full summary »
75. The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Family, History
Bobby, a brave Skye Terrier, becomes local legend when it refuses to leave his master's grave after he dies. The townsfolk feed the dog until local authorities ban strays. The kids decide to help Bobby defy the law. Based on true events.
79. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
G | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.
Votes: 11,614 | Gross: $49.14M
81. The Incredible Journey (1963)
G | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
82. Iron Will (1994)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family
When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,178 | Gross: $21.01M
83. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
PG | 101 min | Family, Adventure
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.
Votes: 4,161 | Gross: $2.14M
86. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Approved | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.
Votes: 96,848 | Gross: $93.60M
88. Lassie (1994)
PG | 94 min | Family, Adventure
The dog everyone loves now leaps into the '90s in this all-new exciting, updated version of Lassie! Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,259 | Gross: $9.98M
89. Lassie (2005)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
Votes: 3,556 | Gross: $0.65M
90. Lassie Come Home (1943)
Passed | 89 min | Adventure, Family
After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.
96. Marmaduke (2010)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Family
A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way.
Votes: 12,244 | Gross: $33.64M
97. Meiken Jolie (1981– )
TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Adventure
The show is about a boy named Sebastian and his huge white dog, Belle. Over the course of the series, Sebastian travels through Europe, looking for his mother who left him with relatives in... See full summary »
This aired in the U.S. as Belle and Sebastian
98. My Dog Shep (1946)
Approved | 62 min | Drama
An orphan boy on his way to live with his uncle picks up a stray dog, and the two become fast friends. However, the uncle doesn't want the dog, and when chickens are found dead, the uncle ... See full summary »