Movies for dog lovers

by papun1984 | created - 13 Aug 2013 | updated - 13 Aug 2013 | Public

this is a list of 40 dog movies i loved. I would love to have suggestion of some good movies where a dogs play a central character .

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1. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer

Votes: 229,362

2. Marley & Me (2008)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 138,579 | Gross: $143.15M

3. 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: 61,459 | Gross: $57.11M

4. Eight Below (2006)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

64 Metascore

Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 57,275 | Gross: $81.61M

5. Old Yeller (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Votes: 10,724 | Gross: $21.91M

6. Lassie (1994)

PG | 94 min | Family, Adventure

Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Helen Slater, Tom Guiry, Jon Tenney, Brittany Boyd

Votes: 4,903 | Gross: $9.98M

7. My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson

Votes: 18,537 | Gross: $34.10M

8. 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.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, May Whitty, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 4,611

9. 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: 51,832 | Gross: $18.62M

10. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder, Ed Bernard

Votes: 39,478 | Gross: $41.83M

11. 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: 4,105 | Gross: $39.55M

12. 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, Chatran, , Shigeru Tsuyuki

Votes: 10,019 | Gross: $13.25M

13. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

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.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O'Malley, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 141,128 | Gross: $144.88M

14. Fluke (1995)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

After a man dies in a car crash, he is reincarnated as a dog and attempts to reconnect with his family.

Director: Carlo Carlei | Stars: Matthew Modine, Nancy Travis, Samuel L. Jackson, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 6,168 | Gross: $3.99M

15. 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 »

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, August Schellenberg

Votes: 6,694 | Gross: $21.01M

16. Shiloh (1996)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Family

Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a young beagle from abusive owner and recluse Judd Travers.

Director: Dale Rosenbloom | Stars: Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson, Bonnie Bartlett

Votes: 2,684 | Gross: $1.00M

17. Balto (1995)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

An outcast Husky risks his life with other sled dogs to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

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

Votes: 37,170 | Gross: $11.27M

18. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

78 Metascore

The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson

Votes: 112,049 | Gross: $93.60M

19. Turner & Hooch (1989)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 59,210 | Gross: $71.08M

20. Bingo (1991)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A runaway circus dog befriends a young boy who has trouble fitting in with his friends.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Cindy Williams, David Rasche, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., David French

Votes: 2,561 | Gross: $8.67M

21. The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Approved | 104 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

45 Metascore

A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello

Votes: 3,899

22. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

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

Votes: 33,310 | Gross: $27.10M

23. Chillar Party (2011)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony takes on the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered.

Directors: Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aarav Khanna, Chinmay Chandraunshuh, Divji Handa, Irfan Khan

Votes: 6,207 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Bingo (1991)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A runaway circus dog befriends a young boy who has trouble fitting in with his friends.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Cindy Williams, David Rasche, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., David French

Votes: 2,561 | Gross: $8.67M

25. 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: 53,586 | Gross: $93.39M

26. Hotel for Dogs (2009)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

51 Metascore

Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 20,208 | Gross: $73.03M

27. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)

G | 88 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.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Ralph Waite, Al Michaels

Votes: 12,811 | Gross: $49.14M

28. A Dog Named Christmas (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 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."

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Linda Emond, Noel Fisher, Ken Pogue

Votes: 911

29. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family

In the 1930s, a tomboy runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, where he has found work.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 4,707 | Gross: $2.14M

30. White Fang (I) (1991)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jed, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 18,295 | Gross: $34.79M

31. A Dog of Flanders (1999)

PG | 100 min | Family, Drama

38 Metascore

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 »

Director: Kevin Brodie | Stars: Jack Warden, Jeremy James Kissner, Jesse James, Jon Voight

Votes: 845 | Gross: $2.15M

32. My Dog Tulip (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Drama

80 Metascore

The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.

Directors: Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini, Peter Gerety

Votes: 1,481 | Gross: $0.25M

33. Adventures of Bailey: The Lost Puppy (2010)

90 min | Family

On a road trip, the adorable Bailey is left behind and must face a journey to find his family.

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

Votes: 161

34. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 15,610

35. Wendy and Lucy (2008)

R | 80 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Over the summer, a series of unfortunate happening triggers a financial crisis for a young woman and she soon finds her life falling apart.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Lucy, David Koppell, Max Clement

Votes: 15,009 | Gross: $0.86M

36. Baxter (1989)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A white Bull Terrier named Baxter is given to an elderly woman by her daughter. As time passes, the dog develops aggressive and murderous behavior in order to be adopted by another family.

Director: Jérôme Boivin | Stars: Lise Delamare, Jean Mercure, Jacques Spiesser, Catherine Ferran

Votes: 1,711

37. Owd Bob (1998)

Not Rated | 105 min | Family, Drama

Recently orphaned in America, teenager David Roberts must spend the summer with grumpy maternal grandfather Adam MacAdam, whom he never met, on his sheep-farm on the Isle of Man. Both long ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons | Stars: James Cromwell, Colm Meaney, Jemima Rooper, John Benfield

Votes: 282

38. Bolt (2008)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.

Directors: Byron Howard, Chris Williams | Stars: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton

Votes: 177,641 | Gross: $114.05M

39. Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

54 Metascore

A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Eva Marie Saint, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 9,888 | Gross: $32.65M

40. 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: 656



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