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1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 355,844 | Gross: $2.08M

2. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.9
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37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 258,626 | Gross: $72.22M

3. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 3,222

4. Serpico (1973)

R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

Votes: 98,600 | Gross: $29.80M

5. Beethoven (1992)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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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: 61,111 | Gross: $57.11M

6. Empty Nest (1988–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.6
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"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston, and his two adult daughters, Barbara and Carol Weston, who have come back to ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure, Park Overall

Votes: 2,520

7. Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

4.9
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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: 23,904 | Gross: $53.35M

8. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Director: John Hough | Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards

Votes: 8,379 | Gross: $20.00M

9. Hotel for Dogs (2009)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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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: 20,127 | Gross: $73.03M

10. Old Yeller (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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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: 10,665 | Gross: $21.91M

11. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

Votes: 2,586

12. White Fang (I) (1991)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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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: 18,225 | Gross: $34.79M

13. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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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: 4,685 | Gross: $2.14M

14. K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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44 Metascore

To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 29,838 | Gross: $43.25M

15. Eyewitness (1981)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Votes: 3,931 | Gross: $6.40M

16. Beethoven's 3rd (2000 Video)

G | 99 min | Family, Comedy

4.1
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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: 4,897

17. Super Friends (1973–2011)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Stars: Danny Dark, Casey Kasem, Olan Soule, Shannon Farnon

Votes: 1,762

18. Hundra (1983)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.6
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Born in a tribe of fierce warrior women, Hundra has been raised to despise the influence of men. An archer, fighter and sword fighter, Hundra is superior to any male. Hundra finds her ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Laurene Landon, Cihangir Gaffari, María Casal, Ramiro Oliveros

Votes: 806

19. Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (2004–2016)

TV-G | 110 min | Family, Reality-TV

8.0
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Dog lover Cesar Millan has an uncanny ability to rehabilitate problem dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Stars: Cesar Millan, Daddy, Paul Dini, Ilusion Millan

Votes: 2,507

20. Preservation (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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44 Metascore

An anesthesiologist must awaken her animal instincts when she, her husband and her brother-in-law become the quarry of unseen hunters who want to turn them all into trophies.

Director: Christopher Denham | Stars: Wrenn Schmidt, Pablo Schreiber, Aaron Staton, Cody Saintgnue

Votes: 5,090

21. Beethoven's 4th (2001 Video)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family

4.1
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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: 3,404

22. Davey and Goliath (1960–2004)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Family

7.5
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In this stop-action animated series, young Davey Hansen and his best friend (and dog) Goliath live ordinary suburban American lives. In each episode, Davey and Goliath experience some form ... See full summary »

Stars: Hal Smith, Dick Beals, Norma MacMillan, Nancy Wible

Votes: 332

23. Heart of a Dog (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.1
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84 Metascore

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her beloved terrier Lolabelle.

Director: Laurie Anderson | Stars: Laurie Anderson, Archie, Jason Berg, Heung-Heung Chin

Votes: 1,883 | Gross: $0.42M

24. K-9: P.I. (2002 Video)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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Having spent many years in the police force, Detective Dooley, finally retiring. Although his colleagues organized an unforgettable farewell party, he was not particularly happy free time ... See full summary »

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Jim Belushi, Gary Basaraba, Kim Huffman, Jody Racicot

Votes: 3,066

25. Savage Sam (1963)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.3
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Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Brian Keith, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Dewey Martin

Votes: 851 | Gross: $6.54M

26. Beethoven's Big Break (2008 Video)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Family

4.5
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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: 1,795

27. A Dog of Flanders (1999)

PG | 100 min | Family, Drama

6.3
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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: 844 | Gross: $2.15M

28. It's Me or the Dog (2008–2012)

Reality-TV

6.9
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U.S. version of the British series about a professional dog trainer who offers advice to owners of troubled pets.

Stars: Victoria Stilwell, Mocean Melvin, Holly Firfer, Shawn Firfer

Votes: 121

29. The Deadly Bees (1966)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.8
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Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn

Votes: 1,613

30. Run, Joe, Run (1974–1975)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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Joe, a trained member of the military's K9-Corp., was falsely accused of attacking his master, Sergeant Corey. Joe managed to escape before being killed and a bounty was put on his head.

Stars: Paul Frees, Arch Whiting, Chad States, Owen Orr

Votes: 110

31. We Think the World of You (1988)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

6.0
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An aimless young man, Johnny (Gary Oldman), is sent to prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank (Sir Alan Bates). When he gets out ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: Alan Bates, Max Wall, Liz Smith, Frances Barber

Votes: 350

32. The Christmas Shepherd (2014 TV Movie)

84 min | Romance

6.8
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The Christmas Shepherd is a story about a widow of a veteran, Sally Brown, who is a published children's book author. After her husband dies she is left with just "Buddy", his German ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram | Stars: Teri Polo, Martin Cummins, Jordyn Ashley Olson, Jody Thompson

Votes: 827

33. The Biscuit Eater (1972)

G | 90 min | Drama, Family

5.6
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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: 252

34. Smoke (1970 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

6.8
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As a teenager has difficulty coping with his mother's remarriage, he finds and nurses back to health a German Shepherd, but keeps him a secret for fear that his stepfather would return him to his original owner.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Earl Holliman, Ron Howard, Jacqueline Scott, Shug Fisher

Votes: 101

35. Jock the Hero Dog (2011)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.4
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3-D animated-family adventure that tells the heart-warming, coming-of-age story of a man and his best-friend, a lovable and fearless dog named, Jock.

Director: Duncan MacNeillie | Stars: Bryan Adams, Donald Sutherland, Helen Hunt, Ted Danson

Votes: 499

36. Son of Lassie (1945)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 690

37. Cesar 911 (2014– )

42 min | Reality-TV

8.1
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Cesar witnesses first hand how unruly dogs wreak havoc on community sidewalks, dog parks and even restaurants and offices! Whether it's a spoiled Chihuahua going wild in a family business ... See full summary »

Stars: Cesar Millan, Jason Willinger, Erin Gruwell

Votes: 245

38. Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein (2016)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Amateur sleuths Rico and Oskar deal with thieves of a valuable stone.

Director: Neele Leana Vollmar | Stars: Anton Petzold, Juri Winkler, Karoline Herfurth, Ronald Zehrfeld

Votes: 129

39. The Sun Comes Up (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Family, Musical

6.5
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Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman Jr., Lewis Stone

Votes: 304

40. Fünf Freunde 4 (2015)

97 min | Adventure, Crime, Family

4.7
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Bernhard, the father of Julian, Dick and Anne organized an exhibition to Egypt. Here, discover the friends after an attempted burglary an old gold amulet. So they fly with Elena, a ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Marzuk | Stars: Valeria Eisenbart, Quirin Oettl, Justus Schlingensiepen, Neele-Marie Nickel

Votes: 161

41. Caddie Woodlawn (1989)

104 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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The exciting adventures of an 11-year-old tomboy growing up in the Wisconsin frontier of the 1860s. Based on the children's book.

Director: Giles Walker | Stars: Melissa Clayton, Comet, Victor DiMattia, Aron Eisenberg

Votes: 72

42. Haunting Ground (2005 Video Game)

M | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Fiona Belli is an 18 year old college student on her way home with her parents for a bit of rest. The car suddenly loses control and crashes, killing Fiona's parents and sending her into a ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuhiro Tsuchiya | Stars: Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, Greg Ellis, Moira Quirk, Robin Atkin Downes

Votes: 227

43. A Dog of Flanders (1960)

96 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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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.

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: David Ladd, Donald Crisp, Theodore Bikel, Max Croiset

Votes: 320

44. Chilly Christmas (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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When he discovers his father is being transferred from Sunshine Beach to New York City, a boy has one week to turn his big crazy beach dog into a civilized indoor dog, while fending off dangerous dog-nappers on Christmas eve.

Director: Gregory Poppen | Stars: Tom Arnold, C. Thomas Howell, Brooke Langton, Casey Graf

Votes: 185

45. Corky and White Shadow (1956– )

15 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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Twelve year-old Corky Brady and her pet german shepherd White Shadow live in the town of Beaumont with her widower father, Matthew Brady, the town sheriff.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Darlene Gillespie, Chinook, Tom Keene

Votes: 23

46. It's Me or the Dog (2005–2008)

23 min | Reality-TV

6.6
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In just one minute dog behaviorist Victoria Stilwell can take control of any dog and she's determined to bring Britain's baddest dogs back in line.

Stars: Victoria Stilwell, Sean Chapman, Jilly Johnson, Jodie Marsh

Votes: 282

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

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

4.8
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A boy and his sled dog against the elements.

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

Votes: 125

48. Tom's Photo Finish (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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Tom has a chunk of the leftover chicken just before his owner George goes to look at the fridge. He threatens to take care of whichever animal did it. Tom frames Spike the dog, but Jerry ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Daws Butler, June Foray

Votes: 416

49. Love, Freedom and Treachery (1961)

87 min | War, Drama

6.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Bruno Paolinelli | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Magali Noël, Peter van Eyck, Jean Desailly

Votes: 31

50. Lad: A Dog (1962)

G | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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A Wonder dog wins the hearts of a young child and saves his owners from danger.

Directors: Aram Avakian, Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Peter Breck, Peggy McCay, Carroll O'Connor, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 78



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