Animal Kingdom - Dogs

by 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.

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords








IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































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 »

Director: Steve Franke | Stars: Rick Shew, Liz Cardenas, Emily Stuhler, Truman Croft

Votes: 154

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 »

Director: Steve Franke | Stars: Rick Shew, Trey Bumpass, Christine Galyean, Liz Cardenas

Votes: 81

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.

Director: Masanori Hata | Stars: Kyôko Koizumi, Dudley Moore, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Milo

Votes: 9,441 | 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.

Stars: Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 520

5. After Thomas (2006 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama

A true story about a couple's struggles to meet the challenges of their son's autism.

Director: Simon Shore | Stars: Keeley Hawes, Ben Miles, Sheila Hancock, Andrew Byrne

Votes: 534

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 »

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 14,425 | Gross: $24.63M

7. Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Cynthia Stevenson, Tim Conway, Dick Martin

Votes: 4,710 | Gross: $10.22M

8. Air Bud 3 (2000 Video)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A boy and his dog take on the world of soccer.

Director: Bill Bannerman | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Dale Midkiff, David Glyn-Jones, Caitlin Wachs

Votes: 2,257

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.

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Jeffrey Ballard, Jay Brazeau, Jason Bryden, Patrick Cranshaw

Votes: 1,664

10. Air Bud: Spikes Back (2003 Video)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Disney serves up adventure with everyone's favorite golden retriever!

Director: Mike Southon | Stars: Darren J. Birch, Christopher Bishop, Tyler Boissonnault, J. Winston Carroll

Votes: 1,468

11. Air Buddies (2006 Video)

PG | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

When dad BUDDY and mom MOLLY are dognapped, their five adorable pups, the AIR BUDDIES, must save the day...

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Cascy Beddow, Jane Carr, Kelly Chapek, Patrick Cranshaw

Votes: 2,651

12. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi, Melba Moore

Votes: 30,405 | 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.

Directors: Larry Leker, Paul Sabella | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Sheena Easton, Dom DeLuise, Bebe Neuwirth

Votes: 4,684 | 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 »

Director: Robin Conly | Stars: Jon Michael Davis, Farah White, Maurice Ripke, Ashley Hallford

Votes: 321

15. Atomic Dog (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When a pooch is irradiated by a nuclear plant and threatens the town, only a teenage boy can redeem him.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Daniel Hugh Kelly, Isabella Hofmann, Cindy Pickett, Micah Gardener

Votes: 327

16. Balto (1995)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cummings

Votes: 34,394 | Gross: $11.27M

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.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom

Votes: 56,460 | 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.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile

Votes: 21,994 | 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 »

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney, Joe Pichler, Michaela Gallo

Votes: 4,379

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.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney, Joe Pichler, Michaela Gallo

Votes: 3,064

21. Beethoven's 5th (2003 Video)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Adventure

Sara Newton and Beethoven spends summer with Freddy Kablinski in Quicksilver, a weird town.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Dave Thomas, Faith Ford, Daveigh Chase, Tom Poston

Votes: 2,475

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 »

Director: Mike Elliott | Stars: Jonathan Silverman, Jennifer Finnigan, Moises Arias, Eddie Griffin

Votes: 1,675

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.

Director: John Putch | Stars: John Cleese, Munro Chambers, Kim Rhodes, Jan Skene

Votes: 950

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.

Stars: Mehdi El Glaoui, Edmond Beauchamp, Maurice Poli, Jean-Michel Audin

Votes: 205

The animated series Belle and Sebastian is listed under the title, Meiken Jolie.

25. Benji (1974)

G | 86 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

35 Metascore

A stray dog saves two kidnapped children.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Peter Breck, Deborah Walley, Patsy Garrett, Allen Fiuzat

Votes: 3,817 | Gross: $39.55M

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.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Ron Moody, Patsy Garrett, Cynthia Smith, Benji

Votes: 157

27. Benji at Work (1980 TV Short)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Family

Behind-the-scenes look at the beloved movie canine.

Director: Fielder Baker | Stars: Benji, Chevy Chase, Frank Inn, Adam Rich

Votes: 34

28. Benji Takes a Dive at Marineland (1981 TV Short)

Not Rated | 30 min | Family, Short

As the lovable mutt prepares to perform the first SCUBA dive by an animal, a villain attempts to prevent it.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Benji, Jesse Davis, Hardy Haberman

Votes: 46

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 »

Stars: Chris Burton, Ric Spiegel, Ken Miller, Benji

Votes: 371

30. Benji the Hunted (1987)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Family

53 Metascore

Benji is left in the wilderness after an accident. Can he survive?

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Red Steagall, Frank Inn, Benji, Nancy Francis

Votes: 2,326 | Gross: $22.26M

31. Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Family

49 Metascore

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 »

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Nick Whitaker, Chris Kendrick, Nate Bynum, Randall Newsome

Votes: 473 | Gross: $3.82M

32. Best in Show (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

78 Metascore

A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 49,532 | Gross: $18.62M

33. Big Red (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A wealthy sportsman's decision to hire a backwoods orphan to exercise a champion Irish Setter has unexpected consequences.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest, Janette Bertrand

Votes: 523

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 »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Billy Lee, Cordell Hickman, Richard Lane, Lester Matthews

Votes: 172

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 field trials.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 233

36. Call of the Wild (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Klondike Gold Rush, a traveler purchases a dog to lead the way toward the treasure, but reconsiders his journey when he finds a jilted married woman.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,475

37. The Call of the Wild (1972)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family

A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Charlton Heston, Michèle Mercier, Raimund Harmstorf, George Eastman

Votes: 1,280

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 »

Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Bronwen Booth, Charles Edwin Powell, Burke Lawrence

Votes: 698

39. Cats & Dogs (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family

47 Metascore

A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware.

Director: Lawrence Guterman | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 50,649 | Gross: $93.39M

40. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)

PG | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Family

30 Metascore

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.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Bette Midler, Chris O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer, James Marsden

Votes: 11,721 | 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.

Director: Danny Lerner | Stars: Michael Paré, Jackson Pace, Jen Kober, David Jensen

Votes: 498

42. The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A boy and his sled dog against the elements.

Director: Peter Carter | Stars: Ronny Cox, Linda Sorensen, Andrew Ian McMillan, Chris Wiggins

Votes: 117

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 »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake, Selena Royle

Votes: 1,117

44. Cujo (1983)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone

Votes: 31,704 | Gross: $21.20M

45. Daniel and the Superdogs (2004)

102 min | Drama, Family

With help from his friends, a boy (Wyatt Bowen) trains a dog to compete in an annual event.

Director: André Mélançon | Stars: Matthew Harbour, William Phan, Wyatt Bowen, Claire Bloom

Votes: 174

46. The Deputy Dawg Show (1959–1972)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A canine sheriff's deputy in a backwoods Southern town always manages to catch the bad guy, despite his own ineptitude.

Stars: Dayton Allen, Lionel Wilson

Votes: 178

47. Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Digby consumes a bowl of Project X, a liquid growth formula. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size!

Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: Jim Dale, Spike Milligan, Angela Douglas, John Bluthal

Votes: 572

49. Dog Gone (2008)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A courageous boy battles a gang of bumbling thieves to rescue a dog carrying a fortune in stolen diamonds.

Director: Mark Stouffer | Stars: Luke Benward, French Stewart, Kelly Perine, Kevin P. Farley

Votes: 612

50. A Dog Named Christmas (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Family